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A Camera That Sees Vibrations Can Record the Sounds of Multiple Instruments Separately

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Although the sensitivity and performance of microphones has improved quite a bit since Alexander Graham Bell first patented them, they still have one big drawback that researchers from Carnegie Mellon University may have finally overcome by using a pair of run-of-the-mill video cameras.

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Technicalleigh
34 minutes ago
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Cool! But also, this has some serious potential misuses… :-/
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Mel Brooks' Spaceballs Remains a Sensational Sci-Fi Spoof

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Mel Brooks’ brilliant, goofy sci-fi send-up Spaceballs turns 35 years old this week. Watching it now, you realize it’s more than just a movie. It’s a time machine. At least that’s the case for me.

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Technicalleigh
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May the Schwartz be with all of us.
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Guy Who Told Everyone to Buy Ethereum at $2,900 Lectures Gen Z About $14 Margaritas

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Jim Cramer, the CNBC host who’s reportedly worth at least $150 million, thinks Gen Z is buying too many $14 margaritas at the bar he owns in Brooklyn. And while we’re all for giving millionaire baby boomers like Cramer less money, it’s important to remember Cramer’s track record for advice—like the time he told…

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Technicalleigh
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Apple Watch users can now watch YouTube videos for free

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We're not sure how many Apple Watch users need this in their lives, but there's a new Watch app that will now let you watch YouTube videos on your Apple smartwatch. It's called WatchTube and is available now on the App Store for free and essentially brings the video platform to your smartwatch so you…

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Technicalleigh
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Easy idea to laugh at, but I could see this being useful for tutorial videos you might want to pause and restart between steps when your hands aren’t free to hold a phone.
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Joe Biden Wants Your Cigarette to Contain Less Nicotine

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Joe Biden’s administration is looking to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes sold in the U.S., the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The move could be a big blow to the tobacco industry but may help curb smokers’ dependence on cigarettes.

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Technicalleigh
3 days ago
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Ugh, NO. If a smoker gets less nicotine per cigarette, then they smoke MORE cigarettes. And the nicotine itself isn’t too terrible for health apart from being addictive, it’s all the other shit in the smoke. So in the real world, this will backfire.

See also: https://whyquit.com/joel/Joel_01_13_gradual_withdrawal.html
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Victims of sexual abuse upset convicted clerics cared for in Catholic retirement home

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CBC has confirmed at least nine convicted sex offenders — men who abused children in residential schools, northern Indigenous communities, and various parishes across the country — have taken refuge at the Springhurst residence in Ottawa, which is owned by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

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Technicalleigh
4 days ago
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The Catholic church utterly disgusts me. Yes, every person needs to be cared for, even those convicted of heinous crimes. But it sure is strange how they can do that but never seem able to demonstrate real contrition and a true desire to care for their victims…
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