Hackaday: Machine Learning Does Its Civic Duty By Spotting Roadside Litter

Hackaday: Machine Learning Does Its Civic Duty By Spotting Roadside Litter. “If there’s one thing that never seems to suffer from supply chain problems, it’s litter. It’s everywhere, easy to spot and — you’d think — pick up. Sadly, most of us seem to treat litter as somebody else’s problem, but with something like this machine vision litter mapper, you can at least be part of the solution.”

Essex Covid: Chelmsford City Council cancels three days’ worth of food waste collections due to staff shortages (EssexLive)

EssexLive: Essex Covid: Chelmsford City Council cancels three days’ worth of food waste collections due to staff shortages. “Food waste collections in an Essex city have been cancelled for three days due to a staff shortage caused by Covid-19 sickness and isolation. Chelmsford City Council has said it did not wish to cancel the green food waste bin collections from December 29 to 31 (Wednesday to today), but it was left with no other choice. 23 members of staff are currently off work due to Covid illness and isolation.”

Ubergizmo: It Looks Like Space Won’t Be Safe From Ads

Ubergizmo: It Looks Like Space Won’t Be Safe From Ads. “Whether you’re driving down the street, reading a newspaper, checking your mail, or browsing the web on your phone, you’re bound to come across an ad or two. However, it seems that even the deep, dark recesses of space won’t be spared by advertisers because that’s what SpaceX and Geometric Energy Corporation are planning to do.” Enjoy your majestic-views-of-space-sans-billboards while they last.