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Web & Technology

STARGATE : Re-imagined Opening Titles on Vimeo

Check out “STARGATE Opening Titles” from MISTER on Vimeo…

what’s on.. my tivo…

an occasional look at my video/streaming/video/show watching, whew..

Some notes on my list..

  • A few new PBS’ series I hadn’t got to yet…
  • CBS Sunday Morning episodes I often watch with dinner…
  • The Magicians is an older favorite, and new episodes are online to watch later (the link takes me to both my recordings, if any, and streaming episodes)…
  • Southern Charm is a guilty pleasure (I used to live in Charleston)…
  • Project Blue Book – the show was cancelled after 2nd season, but I have all of Season 2 to watch, or not.

In comments, if anyone can guess who what show is partly visible in the upper right-hand corner, has good eyes ;)…

A screenshot of my Tivo BOLT under the “My Shows” header…

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast on Spotify

One of the new podcasts to listen to…

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are making a podcast.

Spotify on Monday announced the launch of “Renegades: Born in the USA,” featuring the former president and the legendary rock star in conversation on issues ranging from politics and the state of America to fatherhood, marriage and manhood. The conversations will span eight episodes, the first two of which go live on Monday.

 Screenshot, Web version Spotify
Screenshot, Web version Spotify

Update: 2/23/2021: An article came out on the setup for the podcast.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/02/barack-obama-bruce-springsteen-podcast-setup.html

Source: Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast on Spotify

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

NASA image
NASA image



NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

NASA Video and Sound

The agency’s newest rover captured first-of-its-kind footage of its Feb. 18 touchdown and has recorded audio of Martian wind.

New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars.

–From article

Source: NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

How To Watch YouTube Videos In 4K On Its Android Mobile App

iOS users could already watch in 4K.

YouTube has added the capability for users of its Android app to watch videos in 4K quality, with iOS users having been given the option last year.

 
Here’s an example of a nice recent video showing the 4K:

Source: How To Watch YouTube Videos In 4K On Its Android Mobile App

(134) FLYING OVER NORWAY (4K UHD) 1HR Ambient Drone Film + Music by Nature Relaxation™ for Stress Relief – YouTube

And now for something completely different.. what’s nice about this video is you can watch it in 4K UHD on your Android phone now, just check the settings in YouTube app, and pick the highest resolution, 2160p…

4 Android Smartphones With as Much Power as NASA’s Mars Helicopter

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter artist concept (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter artist concept (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The Ingenuity helicopter, which landed on Mars this week via the Perseverance rover, runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, while the rover itself has similar power to early iMacs.

Mars has a new inhabitant: the Snapdragon.

The common Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which powers most of the Android smartphones in the US, is running inside Ingenuity, an autonomous drone now on Mars, Qualcomm says. It arrived on the Red Planet yesterday via the Perseverance rover (which uses a processor similar to those you’d find in early iMacs), and will be our first attempt to fly something in the atmosphere of Mars.

Source: 4 Android Smartphones With as Much Power as NASA’s Mars Helicopter

Free e-books: Where to get them

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Look: It’s cold. The news is depressing. New movies and TV shows have ground to a halt. It won’t stop snowing. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so tack on six more weeks of winter. Time to curl up with a good book.

Source: Free e-books: Where to get them

Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90604895/how-to-get-free-ebooks-kindle-library

Mars Perseverance Rover

NASA’s Perseverance rover will look for signs of past life in a region of Mars where the ancient environment is believed to have been favorable for microbial life.

An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land safely on Feb. 18, 2021. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land safely on Feb. 18, 2021. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

See also.. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-public-to-share-thrill-of-mars-perseverance-rover-landing

Source: Mars Perseverance Rover

UC San Diego Library Launches New Art of Science Contest

The UC San Diego Library is hosting the inaugural Art of Science contest, which aims to celebrate the beauty that can emerge during scientific exploration and raise awareness of the Library’s data curation services.

Data curators at the UC San Diego Library have the privilege of working with researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines as they prepare data for the Library’s Research Data Collections repository. The visually stunning nature of some of these research data sets has inspired the Library’s Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) to host its inaugural Art of Science contest, which aims to celebrate the beauty that can emerge during scientific exploration and raise awareness of the Library’s data curation services.

Source: UC San Diego Library Launches New Art of Science Contest