“Midgley discovered that the addition of tetraethyllead (TEL) to gasoline prevented "knocking" in internal combustion engines. The company named the substance "Ethyl", avoiding all mention of lead in reports and advertising.”

Fuck all those people.

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TIL that the dude who developed leaded gasoline also took part in developing the first CFCs…

Imagine having that as your legacy…


A strange little #robot indeed.
3-minute time-lapse video.
Open CV for position.
Magnetometer for attitude.
#RpiZero & #Python for Nav.
#Arduino Nano for control.
Air freshener ionizers for thrust.

@saramg He did one of the last Connan shows and roasted Connan the entire time it’s hilarious

Had a nightmare that the world was ending in a very realistic asteroid shower, which even included sonic booms and all the light effects until everything turned into a fiery hell… 😒

@robey they sent a newsletter saying they’d end it, but made very little noise otherwise. I think the reason they did it is because it was an easy way for people to order single units of custom designs, which isn’t very cost-effective

@robey *sigh* now I have to go and watch all the episodes on YouTube…

Tim Berners-Lee's stupid NFT suffering from character encoding problems is the most on-brand possible fuckup


It’s been a while since a Big Clive video goes wrong. As expected, it’s hilarious: youtube.com/watch?v=mG9S8mb4JN

Here I am making actual music cassette mixtapes again… 📼

I like how this headline sorta implies he wasn’t aware of it until it happened.

The best part about receiving the delivery you were expecting for the day is that you can turn the noise-cancelling in your headphones back on. 😌

Bring back harmony singing in pop music other than folksy guitar music

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