Following Pigs: Building An Injectable Livestock Tracking System

I’m often asked to design customer and employee tracking systems. There are quite a few ways to do it, and it’s an interesting intersection of engineering and ethics – what information is reasonable to collect in different contexts, anonymizing and securely storing it, and at a fundamental level whether the entire system should exist at all. On one end of the spectrum, a system that simply counts the number of people that are in your restaurant at different times of day is pretty innocuous and allows you to offer better service. On the other end, when you don’t pay for a mobile app, generally that means your private data is the product being bought and sold. Personally, I find that the whole ‘move fast and break things’ attitude, along with a general disregard for the privacy of user data, has created a pretty toxic tech scene. So until a short while ago, I refused to build invasive tracking systems – then I got a request that I simply couldn’t put aside… A friend working with a large agricultural firm wanted an injectable RFID system to track pigs from birth to slaughter. I laid out the system architecture next to what I had from various proposed consumer tracking systems. I lo...

Rope Braiding Machine Built Entirely From LEGO Technics

If you’ve ever seen a rope-braiding machine in action, you know they’re amazing machines where bobbins of thread whirl and spin in a complex dance to weave the threads under and over each other. Building one of these machines must be incredibly difficult; building one out of LEGO Technics pieces is darn near insane. [Nico71], as hardcore a Technics builder as they come, tackled this complex build and made it work. A large drum spins horizontally and carries three groups of three planetary-mounted thread bobbins. The entire drum spins in one direction while the bobbins and another die with three holes spin the other way. The resulting braids are then fed through another spinning die, and the resulting 9-strand rope is taken up by a winding drum. The drum has a self-reversing feeding mechanism to keep the finished spool neat and tidy. The most impressive thing about the build, though, is the fact that it’s all powered by a single motor, and that everything is synchronized via gears, shafts, sprockets, chains and clutches. It’s a Technics tour de force you can see in action after the break. [Nico71]’s build are pretty amazing. Some are pure art, others are models of classic cars an...

Nigel Farage criticised by furious Brexit Party candidate

Nigel Farage has suffered backlash today over his decision to stand down hundreds of election candidates in Tory-held seats. On Monday, the Brexit Party leader announced the party would not stand against 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017. Today, the Brexit Party’s sole MEP for Scotland, Louis Stedman-Bryce, announced he would not contest the Glasgow North East seat, held by Labour, in protest at the decision to stand down so many prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs). 1/2 – I joined the Brexit Party to change politics for good and uphold democracy and I do not trust @BorisJohnson to deliver the type of Brexit I voted for. I believe that the deal he has proposed would be devastating to our country and our future prosperity. 2/2- So it is with a heavy heart that I have taken the decision not to run in the upcoming general election. Whilst I supported a localised agreement with the Tories in Scotland to help prevent the onslaught of the SNP, I cannot support standing down PPC’s across all Tory seats. Robert Wheal, who was set to contest the Tory-held Arundel seat in West Sussex, told LBC’s Nick Ferrari today that the party’s candidates had been dropped “l...

NY craft beverage industries tap into Cornell expertise

Jason Sahler, owner of Strong Rope Brewery in Brooklyn, New York, says that Cornell Craft Beverage Institute’s expertise can help brewers improve their product. In a former pickle processing plant that borders the Gowanus and Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York, the Strong Rope Brewery offers patrons a warm, inviting space with a bar of dark wood and walls of distressed brick painted white. On tap are an array of beers crafted with New York state ingredients: Seeds of Love and Outrage, Backroad Odysseys, and Lazy Lollygagger, an ale that spotlights the flavor of cherries and lemon-thyme. Owner Jason Sahler knows his way around a brewery – tending to the beer in his tanks, consulting with his tap room manager and analyzing sales numbers. But when he has a technical question – say, about the oil composition of a particular variety of hops – he turns to a guiding scientific hand 275 miles away at the Cornell Craft Beverage Institute at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York. “By using the Hops Analysis Lab at the institute to understand the complex fruity, citrusy or piney oils, New York’s brewers can understand the capability of ingredients better,” says Sahler. “That mea...

Black Friday 2019: Best Buy’s Biggest Deals [Updated]

For bargain hunters looking for a deal right now, you’ve also come to the right place because Best Buy has launched more excellent offers in addition to its other existing live deals. These are my top picks: (Note – some of these deals are only for My Best Buy members so you will need to sign in first and the price drop registers when you checkout) First, the one big omission: iPhones. I’d be amazed if Best Buy didn’t have late discounts for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max but, right now, these are the headline deals and when they will be available: Best Buy may not list iPhone deals, but what it does have is of extremely high quality. The Galaxy and Pixel deals are unlikely to be bettered this holiday season (with the possible exception of Costco’s blowout Galaxy deal). The Pixel 3a offer is a no-brainer for anyone looking to get one of the best smartphone cameras available for a tantalising price and only Kohl’s Cash deals come close to matching these Xbox One X and Xbox One S savings.  My tips would be to take a close look at all the iPad deals, the Surface Pro 7 bundle is excellent with the Type Cover and check out the Sony XM3 headphones (they’...

KEMET Introduces Two New Series of Power Film Capacitors for Increasingly Demanding High Power, High Frequency Applications NYSE:KEM

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced two new series of power film capacitors that meet the requirements of AEC-Q200. The C4AQ series is suited for industrial, automotive and power supply designs for DC link, DC filtering and energy storage applications, while the C4AF series addresses similar applications, but is specifically designed for harsh environments. The new RoHS compliant capacitors have a polypropylene metallized film construction and are available as two or four radial leaded board mount devices. Available values for the C4AQ series range from 1.0 µF to 130 µF, with additional sampling for 170 µF and 210 µF. Voltage values span from 500 VDC to 1500 VDC. Devices from the C4AF series are designed for use in more demanding and harsh applications and are offered in capacitance values up to 62 µF with voltage ratings up to 400 VAC. AEC-Q200 qualified devices within the C4AQ and C4AF ranges address the requirements of the increasing amounts of electronic content in automotive applications, where operating environments can be particularly challenging from b...

Global Fiber Optic Connectors Market 2024 | Key Players include TE Connectivity Ltd., Corning Cable Systems LLC and others

The Zion Market Research has recently updated its massive report catalogue by adding a fresh study titled “Fiber Optic Connectors Market: by Product (SC(Standard Connectors), LC (Lucent Connectors), FC(Ferrule Connector), ST (Straight Tip), MTP/MPO (Multiple-Fiber Push-On/Pull-Off), MXC Connectors, and Others), by Cable (Simplex, Duplex, and Multi-fiber), by Application (Datacom, DWDM systems, High Density Interconnection, Inter/Intra Building, Security Systems, Community Antenna Television, and Others), and by End-User (IT and Telecom, Automotive, BFSI, Manufacturing, Government, Healthcare, Aerospace and Defense, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2017—2024”. The Fiber Optic Connectors Market report provides a detailed and operational structure for the market, analyzing data obtained from different sources using different analytical techniques, such as probability, analysis, and different statistical formulas, as well as a blend of an analysis. Fiber Optic Connectors Market report contains comprehensive information on key competitors in the market , including various organizations, companies, associations, suppliers, and manufacture...

Best reusable coffee cup guide: Top products for temperature control and leakproofness

Only one per cent of single use takeaway cups are recycled. Take matters into your own hands and invest in a sturdy and reliable vessel you can use again and again, and help keep the environment cleaner “Single-use” was Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2018 – and for good reason. It seems we’re finally waking up to the impact that single-use plastic is having on the planet, with documentaries such as David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II serving as a rallying cry for us to clean up our act. Takeaway coffee cups form a significant part of the problem. While you may assume that they’re recyclable, most single-use coffee cups contain a thin plastic lining. In fact, according to Paul Morozzo, a political campaigner for Greenpeace, the UK throws away 2.5 billion coffee cups each year and less than 1 per cent of these are recycled. He says: “Switching to a reusable coffee cup is a great way to cut your plastic footprint, and lots of businesses now offer discounts to customers who do this – so it’s win-win.” To help you on your way, we’ve tried out a wide range of reusable coffee cups and chosen the best on the market. We tested each product on the go over several days, assessi...

Japan typhoon: Why Typhoon Hagibis proved so deadly

Typhoon Hagibis proved to be extraordinarily devastating for northern Japan when it struck this weekend, unleashing more than three feet of rain in just 24 hours in some locations, causing widespread flash flooding as well as river flooding. The storm has killed at least 58, according to the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. In addition, high winds lashed Tokyo and Tokyo Bay, along with pounding surf and storm surge flooding as the storm, once a Category 5 behemoth, barreled across Honshu as the equivalent of a Category 2 and then a Category 1-equivalent storm. One reason the storm caused such severe impacts is that the inner core of the typhoon, with its heaviest rains and highest winds, remained intact as it swept across Tokyo and dumped heavy rains across northeastern Japan as well. According to reporting from The Washington Post’s Simon Denyer, by Sunday, more than 20 rivers in central and northeastern Japan had burst their banks, flooding more than 1,000 homes in cities, towns and villages. Numerous levees failed, and at one point, the government advised nearly 8 million people to evacuate, Denyer reported. Severe flooding occurred in Nagano, Japan, the site of the 1998 Win...

[Moony] thought that it was unconscionable that IR soldering stations sell for a few hundred Euros.

[Moony] thought that it was unconscionable that IR soldering stations sell for a few hundred Euros. After all, they’re nothing more than a glorified halogen lightbulb with a fancy IR-pass filter on them. Professional versions use 100 W 12 V DC bulbs, though, and that’s a lot of current. [Moony] tried with a plain-old 100 W halogen lightbulb. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it worked just fine. Holding the reflector-backed halogen spotlight bulb close to circuit boards allows one to pull BGAs and other ornery chips off after a few minutes. Voila. [Moony] reasons that the IR filter is a waste anyway, since the luminous efficiency of halogen lights is so low: around 3.5%. And that means 96.5% heat! But there’s still a lot of light streaming out into a very small area, so if you’re going to look at the board as you de-solder, you’re really going to need a pair of welding goggles. Without, you’ll have a very hard time seeing your work at best, and might actually do long-term damage to your retinas. So the next time you’re feeling jealous of those rework factory workers with their fancy IR soldering stations, head on down to the hardware store, pick up a gooseneck lamp, a 100 W halogen spotli...

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Amazon Black Friday Deals Week 2019: Fire Stick And Echo Dot Bundles At Huge Price Cut

If you’re thinking of building a smart in Amazon’s ecosystem, you probably want a Fire TV Stick, or maybe an Echo Dot. Or, maybe you could get both at once. If you’re looking for a few devices for yourself or devices for different people in your life, we have a treat for you. You can now save $20 on a bundle with the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the 3rd-generation Amazon Echo Dot. For more Forbes Finds Black Friday Deals, check out our Black Friday home page. For more deals, check out the Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s home pages.  I’m a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, where I specialized in magazine writing for undergrad and media innovation and entrepreneurship for my master’s degr Windows 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro, Windows 10 Professional, Windows 10 – Aoxun,https://www.aoxunsoftware.com/

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