I wore a spacesuit. Sort of.

24th May 2021

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Hello!

This week's video is about the long-forgotten history of the British moon spacesuit. I sort-of get to wear a spacesuit. Or at least, a replica of one. It's one more to add to the increasingly Walter Mitty-esque series of photos that I've got of me in various costumes!

Here's some other interesting things I found around the web this week:
  • A genuinely terrible patent for a railway swimming pool. I don't know what's worse: the free surface effect that'd slosh water everywhere, or the dangerous moving baffles that could crush swimmers against the edge of the pool.
  • I'm not sure if I agree with the headline, or even the main thrust of the article, but this is an interesting piece about some of the potential ramifications of the new electric Ford F-150.
  • Artificial intelligence creates a Nine Inch Nails cover of the Spice Girls' Wannabe. I'm still half-convinced that this is fake AI, generated by a human, but the glitches just sound too real.
  • Of course there's end-credits-as-a-service for movies.
  • An Icelandic telco has buried a fibre-optic cable in the way of a lava flow, so they can test how cables hold up to lava flows. The article's in Icelandic, but auto-translate works well.
That's it for this week! As ever, thanks for helping me to get around the Algorithms. This newsletter's still in flux as I figure out how it all works — turns out this is way more complicated than I thought — but congratulations on being one of the first to notice it!

All the best,

— Tom
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