decent 4'' inch tft lcd with ~800x600 is about 50$
0.44'' is 150$+. and that's why FPV googles are expensive.

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and if you wonder why the patches look how they look. checkout this population map. it's pretty obvious that what they have works well for them. all the cities are mapped, all the somewhat populated areas. it's just that from high above when you're really looking at the US, it might not look as great.

but it turns out, that nope, the data is fine. it's great actually. it's just not all imported yet. since about 2014 canadian mappers & others have been importing from CanVec. it's a government source, high resolution, open! it's also huge.

the google doc they use for coordinating as THOUSENDS of lines and importing one of the patches is a ton of specialized work. for which they have youtube tutorials and wiki pages setup.

canadian forests on openstreetmap

the forests look patchy. when we did our first OSM map i thought we fucked something up.

oh look what patent expired today. also: very long time between being filed and being published

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Today is the 50th anniversary of RFC-1, which in a sense means that programmers have now been chatting and arguing about the internet for 50 years.

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Tencent is the world's largest gaming company, one of the world's most valuable technology conglomerates, one of the world's largest social media companies, and one of the world's largest venture capital firms and investment corporations.

losing a propeller mid flight. love the crash videos and i sure have a lot of them

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via 5IT/ : "Before Google; before Reddit and YouTube; before Blogger, LiveJournal and Myspace; before Hamster Dance, GeoCities, Netscape and 50-day Free Trial AOL CD-ROMs; before even the advent of the World Wide Web, there was *Telidon*."

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Blog post with that Venn diagram (and explanation) linked from this flattering tweet:
A CSS Venn Diagram by @aardrian .

Very nice use of the shape editor!

If you built cool stuff with it too, please share it with us, it's rad to see how creative people can be 🤩.

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