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Ford Actually Offered This Driver's Work Table In Australia In The 90s And It's Amazing | Gizmodo Australia
I recently spotted on our “The Way Back” Facebook page the photo above showing a table mounted inside a car’s cupholder and on its automatic transmission shifter. I thought it was a joke, but it turns out, it’s called the “Mobile Office Pack,” and it was an actual factory option on late 1990s Fords in...
gizmodo  cars  ford 
yesterday by d_mac77
What would it take to shut down the entire internet? | Gizmodo
Not too long ago, the people behind "Giz Asks" contemplated what might happen if the entire internet shut down at once. This week, they asked a number of cybersecurity experts how one would go about shutting down the entire internet. Jessica Beyer, a lecturer of international studies at the UW, is quoted.
Beyer.Jessica  Jackson.School.International.Studies  !UWitM  2019  natl  Gizmodo  College:Arts&Sciences 
16 days ago by uwnews
A huge experiment has 'weighed' the tiny neutrino, a particle that passes right through matter | Gizmodo
An experiment nearly two decades in the making has finally unveiled its measurements of the mass of the universe’s most abundant matter particle: the neutrino. Hamish Robertson, professor emeritus of physics at the UW, is quoted.
Robertson.Hamish  Gizmodo  natl  !UWitM  2019  Department:Physics  College:Arts&Sciences 
28 days ago by uwnews
The most powerful lightning bolts occur in the weirdest places | Gizmodo
Superbolts, the strongest lightning bolts, occur at surprising times and in surprising places, a new UW study has found. Robert Holzworth, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Holzworth.Robert  !UWitM  2019  natl  Gizmodo  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  lightning 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
How to Find Almost Anything on YouTube
“As on Google, you can add search operators to your YouTube queries, though they’re not widely advertised. For example, your keywords are normally matched against the title, tags, and description, but if you put ‘intitle:’ in front of them, YouTube only returns matches from the video title.”
youtube  search  gizmodo  2017 
5 weeks ago by handcoding
'The Blob' is back: Supercharged marine heat wave roasts Pacific | Gizmodo
Ocean temperatures have skyrocketed in the northeast Pacific, ushering in conditions reminiscent of 2015. In other words, the Blob is back, and it could spell trouble for wildlife and fisheries from Alaska to California, according to data scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Thursday. Nick Bond, a research meteorologist with the UW-based Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, is mentioned.
JISAO  !UWitM  2019  Bond.Nick  natl  Gizmodo  Climate.Change  weather  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
How the Invention of Spreadsheet Software Unleashed Wall Street on the World
“Spreadsheets give this impression of objectivity, a certain accuracy, because they look complicated: there are lots of digits, you can put all these ideas and data points together and create these elaborate structures, and produce what seem to be incredibly precise answers.”

“But they are actually quite vulnerable to small errors, and very brittle, with no mechanism for telling you if they’ve gone off the rails.”
spreadsheets  finance  history  data  review  critique  Gizmodo  2019 
8 weeks ago by inspiral
This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media
"This site’s credibility is not dependent on who and what it reports on, but on its ability to report forcefully and accurately. Its motivation is simply to publish true and interesting stories, and to make sure the things powerful people would rather stay in the dark end up in the light of day."
gomedia  gizmodo  media  journalism  us 
10 weeks ago by yorickdupon
Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Uses Gilroy Mass Shooting to Promote His App
“When a gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, on Sunday evening, killing at least three people, including a 6-year-old boy, and wounding 12 others, Dilbert creator Scott Adams apparently saw a juicy marketing opportunity for his blockchain app.”
gizmodo  2019  dilbert  scottadams  cancelled  milkshake  milkshakeduck 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
Thousands of reasons that we shouldn't trust a neural network to analyze images | Gizmodo
Researchers from UC Berkeley, the UW, and the University of Chicago published a paper this month to really drive home the weaknesses of neural networks when it comes to correctly identifying an image.
Gizmodo  natl  !UWitM  2019  Artificial.Intelligence  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Gizmodo on Twitter: "CORRECTION: Gizmodo originally stated that drug company Mallinckrodt had jacked up the price of an anti-seizure medication from $40 in 2000 to over $40,000 today. A spokesperson for Mallinckrodt emailed to request a correction that th
“CORRECTION: Gizmodo originally stated that drug company Mallinckrodt had jacked up the price of an anti-seizure medication from $40 in 2000 to over $40,000 today. A spokesperson for Mallinckrodt emailed to request a correction that the drug costs $38,892.”
Gizmodo  twitter  2019  healthcare  medication 
june 2019 by handcoding
The triggers that make us check our phones most often... and how to fight them | Gizmodo
University of Washington researchers believe they have identified four common triggers that prompt us to take our phones out, and they’re the same across all ages.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2019  natl  Information.School 
may 2019 by uwnews
Tooth analysis suggests Neanderthals and modern humans split apart far earlier than we thought | Gizmodo
Dental evidence suggests Neanderthals and modern humans diverged from a common ancestor around 800,000 years ago—hundreds of thousands of years earlier than standard estimates. Sharon Browning, a UW research professor of biostatistics, is quoted.
Browning.Sharon  !UWitM  2019  Gizmodo  natl  Department:Biostatistics  UW:Medicine 
may 2019 by uwnews

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