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Boeing and DARPA are building a spaceplane . Right now it's only a press release and a few concept images, but it looks like this is an air-launched system kind of like a Tristar/Pegasus , only much higher and completely unmanned. It's a ton and a half to low earth orbit, with a goal of 10 flights in 10 days. Up in Albany? There's a new hacker con happening in a few weeks. Anycon is a hacking, infosec, and cyber security conference happening June 16 & 17th in Albany, NY. The organizers of this con ([Chris], and his company Leet Cybersecurity) are loosely modeling this con after Derbycon. [Dave Kennedy] of TrustedSec will be attending as the keynote speaker. GOOD NEWS! [Casey Neistat] is under investigation by the FAA . [Casey Neistat] is the YouTuber that flies drones right in the middle of the Hudson River corridor , and is a menace to general aviation around NYC.
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Off the hop, we love portable consoles. To be clear, we don't just mean handhelds like the 3DS, or RetroPie builds, but when a maker takes a home console from generations past and hacks a childhood fantasy into reality that's amore. So, it's only natural that [Bill Paxton]'s GameCube re-imagined as a Game Boy Advance SP has us enthralled. Originally inspired by an early 2000's imagined mockup of a next-gen' Game Boy Advance , [Paxton] first tried to wedge a Wii disk drive into this build. Finding it a bit too unwieldy, he opted for running games off of SD cards using a WASP Fusion board instead. Integrating the controller buttons into the 3D printed case took several revisions. Looking at the precise modeling needed to include the L and R shoulder buttons, that is no small feat. Sadly, this GameCube SP doesn't have an on-board battery, so you can't go walking about with Windwaker.
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Frey Urey kidnapped the woman after promising that he would pay her for non-nude, non-sexual modeling work, police said. He was taken in on Wednesday, they added, but only after a stand-off.
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A U.S. military investigation into a deadly March airstrike has found that a secondary explosion caused the deaths of more than 100 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. U.S. Central Command, which oversees American military operations in the Middle East, said Thursday the investigation determined that Islamic State fighters had placed “large amounts” of explosives in a building that housed civilians and then began attacking Iraqi forces from that building. When the coalition targeted snipers on the roof, the explosives detonated, killing at least 101 civilians sheltering in the bottom floors and four civilians in a neighboring structure. U.S. Central Command said Thursdayweapons and structural experts concluded, based on extensive modeling, (that) the structural damage to the building was in a different location” than where the airstrike hit and was “in excess” of what could have been caused by the single GBU-38 munition used in the March 17 strike.
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A U.S. military investigation into a deadly March airstrike has found that a secondary explosion caused the deaths of more than 100 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. U.S. Central Command, which oversees American military operations in the Middle East, said Thursday the investigation determined that Islamic State fighters had placed “large amounts” of explosives in a building that housed civilians and then began attacking Iraqi forces from that building. When the coalition targeted snipers on the roof, the explosives detonated, killing at least 101 civilians sheltering in the bottom floors and four civilians in a neighboring structure. U.S. Central Command said Thursdayweapons and structural experts concluded, based on extensive modeling, (that) the structural damage to the building was in a different location” than where the airstrike hit and was “in excess” of what could have been caused by the single GBU-38 munition used in the March 17 strike.
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She also was ordered to not take photos or videos of people and post them online without their permission. The 2015 Playmate of the Year has since apologized for taking the photo. She also lost modeling jobs and a gig as a radio host, her lawyers told USA Today . She really apologizes from the bottom of her heart for what happened, defense attorney Thomas Mesereau said, according to the Associated Press . She never thought this would come out like this. Never intended to hurt anyone. Mather will also be under probation for three years.
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Mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment, research suggests.
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[Madox] is a trackball user, which is fine; we at Hackaday respect and appreciate those who live alternative lifestyles. As you would expect, there aren't many makes and models of trackballs being sold, and [Madox] wanted something ergonomic. A DIY solution was necessary, but how to you model something ergonomic' before printing it out? Floam, apparently . Highly advanced 3D prototyping skills Floam is a sticky, moldable goo originally sold as the follow-up to Nickelodeon's Gak in the early 1990s. It consists of styrofoam pellets held together with a colored binder that doesn't leave a mess and doesn't dry out. While the Nickelodeon version is lost to the sands of time, a Floam-like substance is available at any toy store. [Madox] picked up a few blister packs and began modeling his ideal trackball. With the proper shape in hand, [Madox] needed a way to get this design into a computer.
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If President Donald Trump gets his way, weather forecasts in America will become less accurate over time, lagging behind those produced in Europe, Japan and other parts of the world. Trump's budget contains a head-scratching provision that would cancel key upgrades to the National Weather Service's (NWS) computer modeling program, forcing an agency that has already fallen behind its peers abroad to fall even further behind. If approved by Congress in its current form, the National Weather Service would fail to catch up in both computing power and all-around reliability, leaving American forecasters in the dark about potentially dangerous weather events like blizzards, hurricanes, and tornado outbreaks. Read more... More about Science , Weather , Donald Trump , Budget , and Weather Forecast
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Harwood pointed to Paul Simon's Graceland album as an early and notable example. Released in 1986, the album drew influence from South African instrumentation and rhythms. It was the start of the world music phenomena, Harwood says. Suddenly, everyone wanted to listen to African music. Then Indonesian, then Algerian music. Then you see this modeling of new music with different musical cultures and different people collaborating with each other. Harwood also says artists such as Eminem and Rihanna are among those who are experimenting with music that crosses cultural boundaries. This whole new type of music is emerging that would not exist if you did not have that kind of cross-collaboration. Harwood also says his team's findings build on earlier research and emergent models of intergroup dialogue that encourage direct contact and conversation to help build cross-cultural understanding and cohesion.
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Looking cute in photos is never easy, but one adorable otter clearly knows his angles and how to work them. Japan's Toba Aquarium held a little photoshoot for one of its sea otters. The otter was a total ham, knew it was cute, and showed off with all the amazing poses in its modeling arsenal. The aquarium tweeted video evidence of the otter's moves. More about Watercooler , Cute Animals , Otter , Model , and Photoshoot
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For one reason or another, I was cruising eBay this week and came upon this . They say yesterday's trash is tomorrow's collectors' item, you know... A new Tek scope will be announced in the coming weeks . What are the cool bits? It has a big touchscreen. That's about all we know. The ESP32 is the next great wonderchip, and has been for a while now. The ESP32 also has a CAN peripheral stuffed in there somewhere, and that means WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled cars. [Thomas] has been working on getting a driver up and running. There's a thread on the ESP32 forum , a Hackaday.io page , and a GitHub page . What do you do when you have a nice old Vacuum Fluorescent Display and want to show some stats from your computer? You build a thing that looks like it's taken from a cash register . This is a project from [Micah Scott], and it has everything: electronics 3D modeling, magnets, print smoothing, creating snap-fit parts, and beautiful old displays.
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Her quiet role as private watchdog is at odds with her public persona. Melania Trump has been seen as generally aloof and removed from her husband's political operation since he announced his campaign in 2015, but as his administration has been consumed by infighting and outside investigations, she's grown increasingly vocal about the perceived shortcomings of staff surrounding the president. “Melania loves the president unconditionally, definitely, she really cares about the president, she feels a kind of protection,” said her long-time friend and former modeling agent Paolo Zampolli, who introduced the couple in 1998. “The main concern to the president and the first lady is that these leaks are unacceptable.” Aides and friends of the president describe Melania Trump as one of the several people he calls at night to hear how the dysfunction in his White House is playing out beyond the Beltway, including billionaire businessmen Carl Icahn, Rupert Murdoch and Chris Ruddy.