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@readsteven I've just right now discovered that one of our 100 Japanese TV channels shows nothing but video footage of trains in Japan. Pretty sure they don't do this all the time, but this seems to be their Sundays.

This is the best thing ever to have running while writing or coding.

I'm not sure we have a clear notion of distinct states of matter, but we definitely have a definition of state *transition*. I'm not sure what to make of that. Clearly I need to study more statistical mechanics but I'm not sure it will reduce my confusion.

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Our institute is hosting the third annual NWO Pride gathering.

The irony of the acronym is not lost on me albeit that in this context it stands for Nederlandse Wetenschappelijke Onderzoeksinstituten (Dutch Scientific Research Institutes) instead of New World Order.馃槄

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@aarchiba I have no idea what to do about the plots but for my students' (n=2) Braille parsers, txt is better than PDF. Ymmv.

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The North America and Pelican nebulae are actually the same cloud of hydrogen gas. Their shape and separation are caused by a cloud of dark dust between us and the emission nebula. #astrophoto

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LGB, Suicide mention (+) 

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a fun fact about "First They Came": the version used by the US Holocaust Museum omits the first verse, "first they came for the communists", because it was established during the Cold War and so it can't be giving people ideas that going after communists is bad

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Girlfriend 'roommate wants to know whether she should tell people your pronouns or you would want to'
Me 'she should do it cause then they will freak out with her and I dont have to snal at them'

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My 15yo kid just came out to me tonight as trans male. In order to be more supportive, I would really like some feedback from other trans folks on how to assist or better understand this process, especially on how that works today vs 30 years ago.

Caveat- I had a parent who is trans, but this isn't the same kind of relationship. I would actually be assisting my minor child in this change, so that makes me a more active participant in the process.

Feel free to boost. #trans

Does anyone have experience producing slides for a course that are genuinely accessible?

I'd like to use PDF slides to show text, equations, images, tables, and plots in support of a mostly traditional lecture. I'd also like to make those slides available to the students as a study aid (I am not following any particular textbook). I would like this material to be as accessible as possible to Blind and Visually Impaired students. Anyone have any advice or experience?

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Is anyone planning to fork Peertube and introduce actually workable user safety and hatespeech removal processes?

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@WhiteLie
The humpback whale is in the genus Megaptera. Greek for "big wings".

Imagine them swooping through the air like nimble airliners, filter-feeding on insects, bats and birds, echolocating like thunder.

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Anyone here into automating food production? I just finished up a practical 3D printed prototype of a mediumless microgreen grow bed. It鈥檚 all open source and up at bit.ly/2qMu6OM and I could use help. I am getting ready to scale things up. #automation #farming #gardeing

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someone's doing the donut tutorial for Blender 2.8 in the library
:blobuwu:

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hey i gotta do closed captioning for accessibility class, anyone has a video that is at least 3 minutes and has both narration and dialogue that they want subtitled?
(something not too long, preferably)

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(And I will never stop tooting about Joseph Gentle's "3 tribes of programming" essay: josephg.com/blog/3-tribes/)

#3Tribes #programming

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Sometimes "cat" means:

* A gender-nonspecific way to refer to a person and low-key imply that they're cool, e.g. "they are a hip cat"
* A literal feline, e.g. "I have a pet cat"
* A furry, e.g. "this is my cat fursona"

And on the fediverse, it's kind of a roll of the dice which one they mean

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