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#TIL that engineers had issues with the honeycomb insulation on the #SaturnV second stage, so they ended up hiring local surfers from #SealBeach CA, who had experience in working with the material, to apply it to the vehicle 🚀🏄 @NASAhistory
The challenging area was the Stage Two (S-II) common bulkhead on #SaturnV, where the LH2 and LO2 tanks shared a common interface (see center of image)
In #SaturnV's early days, #NorthAmericanAviation engineers attempted to adhere the insulation to the LH2 tanks in large vacuum chambers, so the insulation would be sucked down onto the adhesive coated metal. However, the team had problems with the insulation popping off the tank.
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Terima panggilan kecemasan dari Emak di kampung.

🚔 Pegawai Special Branch datang ke rumah untuk soal siasat adik aku yang kibar 🏴



Ada macai pergi buat report ke Balai Polis Tronoh. Pegawai datang tapi NFA.

Macai tak puas hati, report ke IPD Batu Gajah. Terus SB datang melawat ke rumah pula.


Rupanya adik aku kibar panji Rasulullah kat rumah.

Tapi sebab kaler hitam/putih, terus ada macai PN menggelupur.

Nasib baik polis Tronoh dan SB Batu Gajah YG datang tu kawan dia. Kes settle, dinasihat untuk turunkan bendera supaya macai PN puas hati.

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#TIL Syed Jaafar Albar, a Malay Ultra, came from Makassar just like Najib Razak's ancestors. He came to Singapore as an immigrant when he was 14.
The Malay Ultras of 1960s:
1) Dr Mahathir Mohamed - Indian descent
2) Syed Jaafar Albar - Indonesian descent
3) Syed Nasir bin Syed Ismail - Yemeni descent
4) Musa Hitam - Javanese and Chinese descent.
Not really sure about the family of Syed Nasir but the rest of the Ultras and their families ended up extremely Rich including many in billionaires' list.
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"There are 3 kinds of truths in our world today.
1. Objective truth
2. Personal truth
3. Political truth "

Neil deGrasse Tyson
American astrophysicist

1. Objective truth
This is what is proved by science. Whether you believe it or not it is scientific fact. It has faced numerous testing, experiments & has been proved to be true by multiple people across the world using different methods & materials yet coming to same result.
Government policies should ONLY be made as per objective truths. No place for pseudoscientific mumbo jumbo. We go where the science takes us. Where the evidence takes us.
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With one day for the dust to settle, here are my thoughts on some of the #ASCO21 #melanoma data.
1) It is interesting to me that no adj PD-1 melanoma study has yet shown OS benefit vs comparator arm (CM238 - nivo vs ipi, S1404 - pembro vs HDI or ipi, KN054- pembro vs placebo).
Is this because more time in f/u is needed to see diffs emerge? Or does it suggest that PD-1 is equally effective regardless of disease setting (adj vs metastatic) and that enough pts with metastatic melanoma have durable long-term control on PD-1 to explain lack of OS benefit?
I suspect that PD-1 does cure some melanoma pts in the adjuvant setting. But are these the same pts that would have been cured in the metastatic setting? Not easy to answer but longer f/u of these three pivotal studies will be very important.
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That blatant cut after Ryo first drank his concoction is so telling, Staff-san 🤭

After so many episodes, I'm now convinced that Staff-san select products that promote healthy living for these two lazybums (especially Ryo who's "a single 36yo" as he oftens likes to point out)
That said... arrrrgh, I hate protein shakes! Or powdered shakes of any kind *makes disgusted face*. I bought them only to neglect them until their expiry date 🤦‍♀️

If I were to try this thing... I'd probably blend it in milk or cocoa drink or something. And out honey in it.

The way he was so confident despite getting ALL his answers WRONG 🤣

Ryo, I want that confidence too at work! Gimme~~~

I bet Sensei was like... this smarty-pants student 🤦‍♀️ when Ryo didn't really believe her and asked to see the before-after photos again lol
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28 April 1945.

#OnThisDay 76 years ago, Fascist Dictator of Italy Benito Mussolini along with his mistress Clara Petacci were lynched by Communist partisans.

The bodies were later hung upside down in a square at Milan. Image
Adolf Hitler was so disturbed at the news of how his friend met his end, made sure he would be spared this indignity after death.

Just 2 days later, Soviet troops had surrounded the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin.

Hitler committed suicide and gave orders for his body to be burnt.
#Mussolini came to power in 1922. Within 6 years, he had turned Italy into a one-party Fascist state.

Mussolini was a bumbling fool with a talent for oratory. But Italy had a slavish media that turned his every failure(Invasion of France and Greece) into a MASTERSTROKE! Image
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Amul chocolates should be spoken about more. They have a really good range at crazy prices. And don't get me started on their beautiful packaging!

@Amul_Coop why this kolaveri di?
Check those beauty here. Thanks @beastoftraal for showing the whole range. It's been quite a fun trying them out since this past.
Finally found some more cool stuff from Amul website.…

#TIL there span over 6 subcategories.
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Why is @justice_sisters participating in a forum with a credibly accused perpetrator?
Full disclosure: I told Thilaga about the situation with Surendra Ananth last year. They say they have always maintained that there needed to be some sort of investigation, and that their actions centred around me getting access to justice. Not sure how this applies.
Thilaga also told me that Surendra had approached her earlier to talk shit about me + imply I was crazy/a jilted ex. They said that they don't take statements like these from men seriously.
I sincerely hope being part of this forum is just an oversight on @justice_sisters part.
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#TIL que la miel turca Centauri, que se recolecta una vez por año en una alejada cueva de un montaña, es reconocida como la más cara del mundo. Un kilogramo de este manjar cuesta unos 10 mil euros
La cueva esta ubicada a una altitud de 2,5 km sobre el nivel del mar, lejos de ciudades y pueblos en una zona ecológicamente limpia. Las abejas locales viven aisladas y no se mezclan con otras colonias de abejas.
Según la empresa que vende miel, tiene un color oscuro, un sabor amargo único y es rica en magnesio, potasio, fenoles, flavonoides y antioxidantes. Estas sustancias entran en la miel a partir de hierbas que crecen alrededor de la cueva.
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Interesting observation about a manuscript that may have been written in ~1850

#AbhinavaBharataSaraSangraha #RaSathyanarayana #MummaDiChikkaBhupala #Sippegowda Image
Remember some podcast where doubts were cast about Kautalya's authorship of #Arthashastra, because of the "Kautalya says" quotes in there.
But that is the way of Samskrta/Bharatiya/Indian texts till much later. Here is a text from ~1650, of #MummaDiChikkaBhupala of such self-ref Image
Every king, big and small has been compared to #BhojaRaja when they were supporting artists/poets. Here is the #Birudavali of #ImmadiChikkabhupala, aka #ChikkappagGowda , chieftain of Madhugiri, Karnataka ~1600CE Image
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#OnThisDay in 1915, American physicist Robert Hofstadter was born!
Hofstadter was awarded half of the 1961 @NobelPrize in Physics for his contributions towards our understanding of electron scattering as well as the structure of protons and neutrons. #TIL #WorldCancerDay
He is also known for his accurate prediction of two types of meson, which are subatomic particles consisting of one quark and one antiquark: the omega-meson and the rho-meson.
Hofstadter contributed to the development of nuclear medicine, specifically the use of gamma-ray spectroscopy techniques such as positron emission tomography. These medical imaging techniques are used for the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer as well as neurological conditions.
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#TIL Apartheid, Nazism & genocides is somehow equivalent to Indian govt passing farm laws in the parliament.
Only PUN/HAR farmers have problems still Govt has done 14 rounds of talks. 300+ Cops were attacked on the Republic day & still no force was used. Bilkul same hai nahi?🤷🏻‍♀️
*are somehow*
I am actually pissed with this government for letting them do all this. Brute force should have been used after what happened on the Republic day. Injuring 300+ cops is not a joke. Imagine the morale of the police personnel.. getting assaulted by these hooligans &
Govt thinking about its image. I mean no matter what you do these ppl are gonna call you fascists. We can’t sacrifice our ppl to handle their antics.

Hitler & South African Racists would have felt bad today after seeing getting compared with our image conscious government. ugh🤢
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Today we celebrate Mohammad Abdus Salam’s birthday! He was one of the most influential theoretical physicists of the 20th century and the first Pakistani Nobel laureate in science. #TIL
Salam’s doctoral thesis on theory in quantum fields earned him international fame for its comprehensive and fundamental exploration of quantum electrodynamics.
This fed into his work in the 1960s when he devised the electroweak theory on unifying two of the four known forces of nature: electromagnetic force and weak nuclear force.
He hypothesized that weak force was transmitted by carrier particles — charged W and neutral Z bosons.
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#若葉 @AppleMusic…

#Wakaba #TranslatorNotes

🍀 Words that caught my eye:


2️⃣・3️⃣ 躊躇ってる

3️⃣・6️⃣ 溢れ

4️⃣・4️⃣ 堪えてた

5️⃣・3️⃣ 大掃除

7️⃣・1️⃣ 開いて

🍀 It has 8 verses

🍀 The 3rd verse has 7 lines

🍀 The 8th verse has 8 lines
#japanesenoobie #japanesestudy #translation

1️⃣・2️⃣ 買い出し (かいだし)
buying in quantity… ImageImage
#japanesenoobie #japanesestudy #translation

2️⃣・3️⃣ 躊躇ってる (ためらってる)

The Progressive form of 躊躇う (Godan verb with `u' ending, intransitive verb) is 躊躇っている.

Meaning = have reservations, hesitate, being hesitant… ImageImage
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#TIL that the oaths of office for the president and vice-president of the United States are quite different. The president is supposed to “preserve, protect and defend”, whereas the vp will “support and defend”. Also, the vp's oath mentions “enemies”, not the president's.
The vp makes an oath of allegiance which the president does not. The president will “faithfully execute the Office of President” (does one execute an office? that's a bit strange, isn't it?) whereas the vp will “faithfully discharge the duties of the office”.
And, perhaps more importantly, the president vows to do all this “to the best of [their] abilities”, whereas the vp will do this “without any mental reservation”.

I get the reason for these differences: one oath is in the Constitution, the other is in a 19th century law.
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அன்றைய தினம் பற்றி பஞ்சாங்கம் படிப்பதையும் கேட்பதையும் பார்த்திருக்கிறேன். இதை தினமும் படிப்பதனாலோ கேட்பதனாலோ என்ன பயன் என்று யோசித்ததுண்டு. #TIL யார் தினமும் பஞ்சாங்கம் படிக்கின்றனரோ அல்லது கேட்டறிய ஆசைக்கொண்டு கேட்டு அறிகின்றனரோ அவர்களுக்கு அக்னிஷ்டோம யாகம் செய்தபலன் மற்றும்
தினமும் கங்கையில் குளித்த பலன் கிடைக்கும். தானே பஞ்சாங்கம் பார்த்துக்கொள்ள வேண்டும். அல்லது உரியவர்கள் மூலமாக கேட்டு தெரிந்துகொள்ள வேண்டும்.
திதியை அறிவதனால் ஐஶ்வர்யங்கள் கிடைக்கும், கிழமையை அறிவதனால் ஆயுசு அதிகரிக்கும், நட்சத்திரத்தை அறிவதனால் பாவம் விலகும், யோகத்தை அறிவதனால்
நோய் நீங்கும், கரணத்தை அறிவதனால் செயல்கள் வெற்றிபெறும். பஞ்சாங்கத்தை தினமும் படிப்பதனால் இந்த பலன்கள் கிடைக்கும் என்று சொல்லப்படுகின்றது. #பஞ்சாங்கம் என்பது ஐந்து அங்கங்களை அதாவது, வானியல் தொடர்பான 5 விஷயங்களை, நமக்கு அளிக்கும் ஒரு தகவல் தொகுப்பாகும். அவை
1.வாரம் 2.நட்சத்திரம்
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週末花了點時間研究 slirp4netns 怎麼工作…

基本上整個架構是基於 glib 的 g_poll + 一個關在 ns 內的 tap device [1]
1. slirp4netns 一開始會 fork,由 child 進入 ns 後開一個 tap device 出來並設定好網路 [2]

2. child 透過一個 localhost 的 socketpair 水管把這個 tap 的資訊丟回給 parent [3]

3. parent 拿到這個 tap 後丟給 do_slrip 這裡處理 [4]
4. do_slirp 拿到 tapfd 後,開個 g_poll 去戳 [5]

5. 如果拉到東西就往 slirp_input 灌進去,剩下就是 libslirp 的事情惹 [6]
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1/ Heavy rains & flash floods - a thread on SG and the climate crisis Image
2/ there was a heavy rain warning today & I don’t think there are any flash floods today (tbh idk how to read @PUBsingapore ‘s flood risk tweet). But I wanted to talk bout flash floods today.
3/ heres a recap of flash floods this year: a June, Nov highlight reel. ImageImageImageImage
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#TIL There's an IAS officer in Uttarakhand who has a YouTube channel that has 2.9.million subscribers.

He uploads videos of doing his job, that he is paid to do, with scant regard for privacy of others, and probably makes more money than his salary

Why does the Govt allow this?
I am sure, in his interview, he would have said crap like, I want to serve the country. I want to ensure India progresses. I want to make a difference to people's lives

And then you open a YouTube Channel

How do you go from upright citizen, to an equivalent of Carryminati?
I work in the private sector, and we have rules against this sort of thing.

I am surprised, if the Govt of India, doesn't have one.
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I mentioned this #inscription in my talk:
*A trader from Banavasi (Karnataka), renovating a chaitya at Karle (Maharashtra)
*A trader from Kashmira renovated the gopura of #Beluru Channakeshava temple ( Karnataka)
* A chieftain from Karnataka built tempes on the banks of Yamuna Image
But naysayers say there was no concept of a country, and India is 70 years old.
Unfortunately, the neglect of manuscripts has continued till date ( this was written in 1988 by #JyotsnaKamat) #Karnataka #Education #ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಶಿಕ್ಷಣಪರಂಪರೆ Image
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Indians / Hindus may want to celebrate centuries old Dharmic tradition of #GuruPurnima & silently retire sickular #TeachersDay . #TIL (Today I Learnt) about Dr Radhakrishnan. Details are not very flattering, actually sordid and disturbing. Read the rest of this thread...
2 stories:

1. Swayamsevaks went to honor Doctorji Hedgewar, @RSSorg founder on Guru Purnima. He declined & advised them to honor #BhagwaDhwaj

2. Students went to honor Dr Radhakrishnan on his b'day. He himself advised them to celebrate it as #TeachersDay

Character Difference!
@Prakharshri78 provides details of Radhakrishnan plagiarising parts of student Jadunath Sinha's PhD thesis in his book Indian Philosophy launching his international fame. There was a Kolkata High Court case that was settled, details not revealed to date.

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Shoutout to this show for getting me totally psyched about science.

Here's something you may not know: the 1983-1990 show was a *revival*.

The original, "Watch Mr. Wizard", aired 1951-1965, had viewership of 800,000 & spawned 50,000 Mr. Wizard Science Clubs by 1965.
#TIL Image
The original series was slower-paced, usually built around a single challenge, seemingly impossible, with a single child actor.

"Mr. Wizard" was Don Herbert, a career actor (and WWII B-24 pilot) with a degree in general science from La Crosse State Teachers College in Wisconsin. Image
Here's a picture of Don from his WWII pilot days, and a photo from the 1983 promo of the revival show. Image
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