Virginia Farming, Wordle, Table Tennis England, More: Wednesday Evening ResearchBuzz, February 2, 2022


WDBJ: Grown Here at Home: New website helping to connect farmers in Virginia. “A resource for farmers has a new look. The Virginia Farm Link website is an interactive resource to help match retiring farmers with beginning and expanding farmers. ‘There’s going to be a major transition of land over the next 10 years or so as the older generations needs to retire and pass their farms onto someone,’ said Jen Perkins, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services farmland preservation coordinator.”

CNET: Wordle Archive lets you binge past Wordles, test your self-control. “I went back to where it all started, Wordle 1. The dawn of a new era of word games. I took a time machine to get there: the Wordle Archive, a site that gathers the ghosts of Wordles past so you can play and play and play (and play).”

Table Tennis England: Our brand new website is just two weeks away!. “Alongside the launch, we will be creating an online archive which will contain a raft of information about the sport as well as important historic documents. This will include documents such as Board minutes, Annual Reviews, National Council and Members’ Advisory Group papers, which will also be downloadable, as well as the full Table Tennis News magazine archive and performance and tournament records. This area will be refined and added to on a continuous basis.”


US Homeland Security: Announcing the Launch of the New “Our website’s brand-new look and feel optimizes customer experience to make information about our services readily available, easier to understand, and more efficient to use. To do this, our web team streamlined and revised more than 14,000 pages of content. This new website uses a latest-generation content management system that is faster and more responsive than our previous site.”

University of Hawaii News: Hawaiian language departments launch ʻōlelo of the week. “University of Hawaiʻi News is proud to partner with Hawaiian language departments and Hawaiian-focused offices across the 10-campus system to spotlight a Hawaiian word each week. Every campus will take turns showcasing a huaʻōlelo (Hawaiian word) with the hope of educating and encouraging more people to learn and speak Hawaiian.”


CNN: A new crop of shopping tools aims to help consumers beat the supply chain crunch and the bots . “[Aaron] Worley is one of a growing number of consumers who’ve turned to a mix of social media sleuths and dedicated product-tracking services for an edge in the exhausting, demoralizing experience that is shopping for almost anything during the pandemic. Manufacturing delays, labor shortages and shipping disruptions have contributed to difficulties finding many in-demand products.”

NiemanLab: Bluebird, what do you feed on? By which I mean: How do I get verified as a freelance journalist, Twitter?. “That blue bird over at Twitter certainly is inscrutable when it comes to verifying accounts — the granting of the blue checkmark that deems someone some combination of important, extant, and ready to be lumped together with all the other horrifying elite ‘bluechecks.’ Twitter has done a lot to try to make the process more scalable and less opaque…but transparent it still ain’t.”


Politico: Intel decision spells trouble for Vestager’s Google campaign. “EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager hadn’t taken up her post in Brussels when the European Commission levied a €1 billion antitrust fine on Intel, but she now has to pick up the pieces of a court debacle that could influence the fate of her record Google antitrust penalty. The EU’s lower court last week annulled the fine imposed on Intel in 2009 and hammered most of the Commission’s case.”


The Yucatan Times: Future of Mexican Scientific Research Lies in Analyzing Vast Existing Databases – Head of National Laboratory. “Bioimaging – the real-time visualisation of living organisms, ranging from single cells to small animals – is opening up new avenues for cutting-edge multidisciplinary research worldwide, largely due to the expansion of groundbreaking open access databases. Bioimaging is a data-intensive process; a single lab can record petabytes of information every day. According to Dr. Christopher Wood, director of Mexico’s Laboratorio Nacional de Microscopía Avanzada (LNMA), new findings in the field are increasingly coming from re-analysing old data to answer new questions.”

Inderscience: How to best analyze big social data . “Big data is big, as it were, and the buzz phrase is often accompanied by associated terms such as data mining, machine learning, computational intelligence, the semantic web, and social networks. Research published in the International Journal of Cloud Computing looks at big data in this context and asks how social big data might best be analyzed with state-of-the-art tools to allow us to extract new knowledge.” Good evening, Internet…

Do you like ResearchBuzz? Does it help you out? Please consider supporting it on Patreon. Not interested in commitment? Perhaps you’d buy me an iced tea. I love your comments, I love your site suggestions, and I love you. Feel free to comment on the blog, or @ResearchBuzz on Twitter. Thanks!

Categories: afternoonbuzz

Leave a Reply