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Cyclo Knitter: A Bicycle-Based Machine That Knits a Scarf in Five Minutes

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The Cyclo Knitter is a bicycle-based machine by design student George Barratt-Jones. The contraption is made from a simple combination of wood and bike parts, and allows one to knit a scarf through light exercise. Barratt-Jones came up with the idea one day while waiting for the train in Eindhoven. His invention allows other riders to stay warm while passing time on the platform, and step away with a winter accessory.

If you like this creative knitting mechanism, check out the Rocking Knit, a rocking chair designed by Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex that converts rocking into knitted hats.

 

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Robot Revolution

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When you think you feel a sweet breeze coming through the forest, it's actually all of nature's creatures giving you the finger at the same time.

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Meteorologist

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Hi, I'm your new meteorologist and a former software developer. Hey, when we say 12pm, does that mean the hour from 12pm to 1pm, or the hour centered on 12pm? Or is it a snapshot at 12:00 exactly? Because our 24-hour forecast has midnight at both ends, and I'm worried we have an off-by-one error.
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ericprasmussen
54 days ago
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hell yeah
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Cognoscan
54 days ago
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Pedantic answers to the Mathematician's questions on what precipitation chance means: https://www.weather.gov/ffc/pop
If you know the meaning of the probability, you can answer the rest of his questions. The area one is basically a non-question: any forecast on weather.gov will show you the forecast area.

And for the question unasked: how do you end up with phrases like "scattered" or "this morning" in a forecast? NOAA again has you covered: https://www.weather.gov/bgm/forecast_terms
francisga
54 days ago
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Panel 1 is a real legit question I have always had about what "percent change of precip" means in weather forecasts. Please help.
Lafayette, LA, USA
Cognoscan
54 days ago
NOAA actually has a succinct explanation for part of this: https://www.weather.gov/ffc/popThe short of it is this: there is a X percent chance that rain will occur at any given point in the area over the next hour, independent of the other hourly predictions. This extrapolates to the daily forecast as well, which does have hourly bounds (though I forget what they are).
fancycwabs
54 days ago
For a while the local meteorologist changed it from 30% chance of rain to 30% *coverage* of rain, meaning for the viewing area 30% of it was getting rain. I assume that's still what they use even though they switched back to "chance."
fancycwabs
54 days ago
Although this was in Mobile, Alabama, and a 30% coverage of rain meant that you were gonna get wet.
rraszews
53 days ago
Or, at least, 30% of you would. But yeah, the way the husband of a meteorologist I used to work with explained it, "30% chance of rain" means, roughly, "It's going to rain somewhere. It's a 30% chance it'll be on YOU" (Though that is just how he put it. Technically, "30% chance" could mean "It's definitely going to rain, and 30% of the area will get it" or equally "It's only 1-in-3 that it will rain, but if it does, it will rain EVERYWHERE" But these two possibilities come out to the same thing assuming you are a stationary object within the area which is small enough that you can not meaningfully be "half-rained on"
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54 days ago
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Hi, I'm your new meteorologist and a former software developer. Hey, when we say 12pm, does that mean the hour from 12pm to 1pm, or the hour centered on 12pm? Or is it a snapshot at 12:00 exactly? Because our 24-hour forecast has midnight at both ends, and I'm worried we have an off-by-one error.
davidar
54 days ago
12PM can't be 12:00 exactly, because then it wouldn't be PM, it'd just be M
alt_text_bot
54 days ago
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Hi, I'm your new meteorologist and a former software developer. Hey, when we say 12pm, does that mean the hour from 12pm to 1pm, or the hour centered on 12pm? Or is it a snapshot at 12:00 exactly? Because our 24-hour forecast has midnight at both ends, and I'm worried we have an off-by-one error.

Insect Flower Arrangements by Raku Inoue

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For a new series titled Natura Insects, Montreal-based creative Raku Inoue arranged a variety of leaves and blooms to create the delicate components of stag beetles, butterflies, and other insects. While the same results could be easily produced using digital or collage techniques, Inoue pushed the concept even further and used real flowers which he then photographed as you see here. You can see more from the series on Instagram. (via Abudeezo)

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Linear Regression

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The 95% confidence interval suggests Rexthor's dog could also be a cat, or possibly a teapot.
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jth
659 days ago
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This!
Saint Paul, MN, USA
marcrichter
661 days ago
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Lovely :)
tbd
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661 days ago
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alt_text_bot
661 days ago
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The 95% confidence interval suggests Rexthor's dog could also be a cat, or possibly a teapot.

2016 Conversation Guide

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The real loser in an argument about the meaning of the word 'hoverboard' is anyone who leaves that argument on foot.
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