British Royal Air Force Records, Snapchat, FCC Broadband Maps, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, August 30, 2022


Fold3: New British Royal Air Force Records! . “We are pleased to announce a new collection of military records from the United Kingdom. The UK, British Air Force Lists, 1919-1945 contains a list of people who served in the British Royal Air Force between the end of the First and Second World Wars.”


Mashable: Snap’s new Dual Camera actually is a little different from BeReal. “On Monday, Dual Camera launched for Snapchatters using iOS on at least an iPhone XS/XR globally, with an Android rollout expected in the coming months. The mode allows users to capture content via the front and back cameras simultaneously, and though it sounds eerily similar to the Gen Z-beloved BeReal, Snap promises that it’s not exactly the same.”

Techdirt: New FCC Broadband Maps Are A Bit Of A ‘Train Wreck’ “The FCC launched a new data collection portal in June, and gave ISPs until September 1 to provide updated broadband availability data. But smaller ISPs in particular say they’re struggling to meet the new requirements for data collection and transparency, and pretty clearly won’t be ready for launch.”

NBC News: Twitch will allow partners to stream on other platforms now. “Twitch has lifted its exclusivity agreement and now allows partners to create live content for other platforms like YouTube and Facebook, NBC News has confirmed. Twitch partners, who must meet certain criteria to monetize their channel and access exclusive support from the platform, had been long bound to an exclusivity agreement that only allowed them to stream on Twitch.”


MakeUseOf: 10 Useful Command-Line IrfanView Tools for Working With Images. “These days, image editors are a dime a dozen. Beyond new filters, few tools offer exciting features. What if you could integrate image editing directly into your batch jobs or Windows scripts? If you’re familiar with IrfanView and think it’s only a simple image viewer and screenshot app, then we invite you to take another look. You can run all the script commands presented below from the command prompt or Windows Terminal, so long as you are working from the IrfanView directory. Let’s see how it’s done.”

How-To Geek: Google Forms vs. Microsoft Forms: Which Should You Use?. “You can create a form or quiz easily using both services. The interfaces are comparable with no standout differences. So when it comes down to what one service offers over the other, a certain feature might be the tie-breaker you need to decide between them. Let’s look at how Google Forms and Microsoft Forms differ.”


Dartmouth University: Dartmouth to Digitize Rare ‘Lobby Card’ Collection. “Dartmouth and its Media Ecology Project have signed an agreement with a prominent film poster and lobby card collector to digitize his significant collection of material related to film history. Under the agreement, Dwight Cleveland—a Chicago-based collector and real estate developer with an interest in historic preservation—will provide access to his collection of more than 10,000 rare and valuable lobby cards from the silent film era to MEP Director Mark Williams.”


The Verge: The Twitter whistleblower just got a subpoena from Elon Musk. “Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko, the former Twitter security chief whose explosive disclosures alleged serious security flaws and misleading practices within the company, has received a subpoena to appear for a deposition in the ongoing lawsuit between Twitter and Elon Musk.”

BBC: The sudden silencing of Guantanamo’s artists. “Until the end of 2017, Guantanamo detainees were allowed to take their art with them when they were released, or give it to their lawyers to take out. The artists could bring their work to meetings with their lawyers, who would submit it along with their meeting notes to a team which vetted it for classified material or national security issues…. Then in late 2017, under the Trump administration, it became clear that art was no longer being allowed out.”


New York Times: QAnon Accounts Found a Home, and Trump’s Support, on Truth Social. “NewsGuard, a media watchdog that analyzes the credibility of news outlets, found 88 users promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory on Truth Social, each to more than 10,000 followers. Of those accounts, 32 were previously banned by Twitter.”

Notre Dame News: Gender-diverse teams produce more novel, higher-impact scientific discoveries, study shows. “New research from the University of Notre Dame examines about 6.6 million papers published across the medical sciences since 2000 and reveals that a team’s gender balance is an under-recognized, yet powerful indicator of novel and impactful scientific discoveries.”


Newswise: Print, Recycle, Repeat: Scientists Demonstrate a Biodegradable Printed Circuit. “According to the United Nations, less than a quarter of all U.S. electronic waste gets recycled. In 2021 alone, global e-waste surged at 57.5 million tons, and only 17.4% of that was recycled…. But now, a team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have developed a potential solution: a fully recyclable and biodegradable printed circuit.” Good morning, Internet…

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