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Infinite Monkey Piano

The Pudding are running a live experiment to generate the opening bars of songs by brute force on piano, in an exploration of the infinite monkey theorem. The experiment has been running for 17 days and has currently cracked 18 songs including Still Dre and Für Elise. It is currently trying to crack Fast Car by Tracy Chapman.

EUVsVirus Hackathon

The European Commission are hosting a hackathon on April 24 to 26 to develop solutions to 37 COVID-19 challenges across Health & Life, Business Continuity, Social & Political Cohesion, Remote Working & Education, Digital Finance and other categories. Individuals, teams, mentors and organisations can participate to offer development, design & management skills to name but a few. (H/T to Mikael Fernström for sharing).

Reboot Your 787

The FAA has ordered all Boeing 787 aircraft to be turned off and on again every 51 days to prevent "stale data" from misleading pilots! The data that could be affected include airspeed, attitude and altitute! Oh and the stall warning horn might also stop working. WTF! Spot the multinational aircraft manufacturer without a working QA department.

Tech in 2020

Analst Benedict Evans has publised an interesting presentation on the state of Tech in 2020, from a talk he gave at Davos. The interesting presentation looks into how regulation may be the next societal step for the tech revolution to take.

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