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Friday, March 26, 2021

In This Edition:
Low earth orbit visualisation, negentropy, using GPT-3 to write SQL, Siúcra, & 4 musicians 1 cello!

Low Earth Orbit Visualisation

Image: Leo Labs

There are 16,197 objects in low earth orbit at last count. All of these can be seen in Leo Labs' great visualisation of low earth orbit. The data visualisation can filter the objects by categories such as perigee, inclination, and country of origin, among others.

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Negentropy

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Alison Carr-Chellman from University of Dayton has developed the theory of negentropy, the opposite of entropy. Negentropy can be defined as distance to normality, and in a piece published by phy.org, Alison describes five steps for negentropic success in our daily lives, She explains that by keeping the concept of negentropy in mind in our work and everyday lives, we can more easily decide to reduce the loss of energy and structure by proactively doing the chores or work items that we might otherwise let build up, resulting in chaos! :-)

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Using GPT-3 To Write SQL

Image: Seekwell

Brian Kane from Seekwell demonstrates how GPT-3 can be trained effectively to produce SQL queries in response to plain text questions.

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Siúcra

Image: YouTube, axis Ballymun

Axis Ballymun released a fantastic love-letter to the Irish Langauge this week, written and performed by Roxanna Nic Liam. Siúcra elegantly addresses the tension many Irish people experience when it comes to Gaeilge. The excellent video mixes Irish & English throughout and covers the beauty of Gaeilge, the excuses and tropes used by those hesitant in using the language, and the permission to use and learn Irish without taking on the burden of upholding its vast traditions.
Is í ár dteanga féin í, it is our language, even if we do get stuck in a gramadach hole go minic.

4 Musicians 1 Cello

Image: YouTube, Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1

Watch this crazy video of the Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1 perform the Bolera with four musicians but just one cello!

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About Found This Week

Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Scotland. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com

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