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12 Years on Mars

NASA's Mars rover, Opportunity just celebrated its 12th anniversary on Mars; a mission that was originally meant to last just 90 days. Although recently eclipsed in the news by its bigger brother Curiosity, Opportunity is still going strong and making valuable scientific discoveries. Launched into space in 2003, Opportunity bounced to a hole-in-one landing in a small crater on Mars' Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004. It has since spent 4,270 Martian days, or sols, on the surface, slowly moving from target to target, exploring craters, meteorites, unusual rock formations, and finding evidence of past water activity. Over the past 144 months, Opportunity has taken more than 200,000 images, and driven a total of 26.50 miles (42.65 kilometers) across Mars; not bad for a mission designed to last only three months.

12 Years on Mars

SummarAI | Summarization & Sentiment Analysis

The initial purpose of this system was to condense certain scientific papers to their most important components thereby enabling new, refined or hidden connections to be made between them utilizing additional machine learning algorithms. However, the system can have applications outside of these areas.


Inside the Volkswagen emissions cheating

In an interesting presentation [video link] at the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress (32C3) held at the end of December, Daniel Lange and Felix Domke gave a detailed look into the Volkswagen emissions scandal-from the technical side. Lange gave an overview of the industry, the testing regime, and the regulatory side in the first half, while Domke presented the results of his reverse-engineering effort on the code in the engine electronic control unit (ECU), as well as tests he ran on his own affected VW car. The presentation and accompanying slides [PDF] provide far more detail than has previously been available. Lange is a former BMW engineer who now runs his own consulting company. Domke is an independent security researcher who became curious about how the code inside his car was gaming the emissions testing.


True Color Moon Photos

So, space fans, without further ado, here, for the first time in a format easily accessible to the public, are hundreds and hundreds of science-quality images from the Chinese Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover.

True Color Moon Photos

3000 iRating

Yesterday I had the opportunity to run a whole stack of races in the Production Car Challenge and Grand Touring Cup. Good results in all my races resulted in me completing my little "how quickly can I get from 1350 to 3000 iRating". The answer was 50 races.

The most enjoyable part of yesterday's races was that in 3 of them I had very tight, very clean, very exciting battles for the lead. For the majority of races in the 50 I've run during this experiment I've basically been running time trials. Most of the time I've just been lapping out in the lead on my own and the only "excitement" has come when people I'm lapping do stupid things.

Now that I've climbed my way back up to where I believe my skill level is I'll probably start running more MX5 Cup races and will find myself in more tight battles.

Series Races Wins Avg PTS Avg Start Pos Avg Fin Pos Avg iR Avg SR
Prod Car Challenge (SOL) 24 14 74 1.3 1.7 41 0.03
Mazda Cup 9 3 70 3.3 4.2 9 0.10
Prod Car Challenge (MX5-R) 8 5 87 1.2 1.5 40 -0.03
Grand Touring Cup 6 1 74 4.5 3.5 21 0.23
13th Week Mazda Cup 4 0 45 3.0 10.8 -29 -0.04
Spec Racer Ford Challenge 1 0 77 5.0 3.0 40 0.10

License C
Safety Rating 3.56
Corners Per Incident 33.26
iRating 3052
Total Driving Time 21 hrs 4 mins
Race Starts 52
Race Finishes 49
Race Laps 701
Race Incidents 271
Disqualified 1
Disconnections 2
Wins 23
Podium Finishes 43
Top 5 Finishes 45
Average Finish Postion 3.0
Qualifying Sessions 10
Qualifying Laps 88
Qualifying Incidents 29
Time Trials Run 0











D Class Challenge Stats

I'm attempting to answer the question of "how long would it take me to get from 1350 iRating to 3000 iRating?" I'm running only D class events, mostly focusing on my pet series; Production Car Challenge. I've sprinkled in a few races from other series, most recently running the Solstice around Bathurst in the Grand Touring Cup.

Series Races Wins Avg PTS Avg Start Pos Avg Fin Pos Avg iR Avg SR
Prod Car Challenge 26 15 69 1.2 1.6 41 0.04
Mazda Cup 12 4 52 3.6 3.8 7 0.09
Grand Touring Cup 6 3 46 3.8 3.2 9 0.16
13th Week Mazda Cup 7 3 26 2.1 6.6 -17 -0.03
Spec Racer Ford Challenge 1 0 77 5.0 3.0 40 0.10

License C
Safety Rating 3.44
Corners Per Incident 30.73
iRating 2744
Total Driving Time 16 hrs 44 mins
Race Starts 42
Race Finishes 39
Race Laps 583
Race Incidents 219
Disqualified 1
Disconnections 2
Wins 19
Podium Finishes 34
Top 5 Finishes 35
Average Finish Postion 3.3
Qualifying Sessions 10
Qualifying Laps 88
Qualifying Incidents 29
Time Trials Run 0










Cyberpunk Novel Altered Carbon Is Becoming A Netflix Series

Add another entry to the long list of amazing things Netflix is doing with their original programming. They've just picked up the rights to Altered Carbon, a 10-episode-series based on the brilliant award-winning 2002 novel of the same name by Richard Morgan.

Cyberpunk Novel Altered Carbon Is Becoming A Netflix Series