I like 😍 the sealanes development in #brighton. Yes, it’s a building site, but the Bison brewery pub is open 🍻
Debugging the dog. It’s amazing being able to press a button in an app and be in a video call with a vet 30 minutes later. On a bank holiday Monday. (Reassured and we know what we’re doing. It’s all fine)
Context: 24 bn km is a long way away, but 0.06% of the distance to Proxima Centauri (not that it’s going there — just for “ooh space is big” comparison).
And yet quote from COSMIC Project Scientist, Cherry Ng: “We will be able to monitor millions of stars with a sensitivity high enough to detect an Arecibo-like transmitter out to a distance of 25 parsecs (81 light-years)”.
Voyager 1, which is 24,000,000,000 km away, detected by COSMIC as a technosignature.
“…a dry run for a technosignature detection, and COSMIC is said to offer a sensitivity a thousand times more comprehensive than any previous SETI search. The detection is unmistakable …”
Great to have some excellent live music in the pub, from lovely humans such as @wordridden and @adactio
A moment of “what?” followed by “oh yeah, that’s a thing now”
“King's Birthday” has appeared in my calendar. 17 June.
That's quite the tree (via https://arxiv.org/abs/2304.13712v2)
Lots of glider thingies in the sky at Devil’s Dyke today.
Four weeks since the dog moved in, and I’m happy to report we’re out of the “what the heck have we done?” stage.
Getting to know each other, and starting training with #dogstrust #dogschool has helped. She’s a good girl (of course) and it’s going to be all fine 🥰
Things you don’t want to hear at the start of a 1hr 50 min train journey:“the toilet in carriage 2 is being reset [whatever that means], and the toilet in carriage 4 is a no-go.”
Thankfully we were only in the train for a few stops.
“Comparing Physician and Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Responses to Patient Questions Posted to a Public Social Media Forum” -> https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2804309
…the difference in reply length is quite something: 52 words by physician vs 221 chatgpt.
I guess the next step is to confidently know when the auto-generated response is a good one.
Reading something that describes books as: “Small, light, portable parallel universes”.