I'd like to take a moment of your timeline to ask folks to use CamelCase in your tags. I didn't know until I came to masto that this helps people who use screen readers parse them as words rather than jumbles of characters. When there are multiple words mashed together in a tag, try capitalising each one, for instance #CommissionMe #CallForArt #LookingForArtist
tentative anxiety reducer concerning microplastic ingestion
WHO says there is no evidence microplastics in drinking water are dangerous to human health. Of course more studies are needed! And we should be limiting how much we're making
linked WHO report with detailed disucssion: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/326499/9789241516198-eng.pdf?ua=1
@gasedwards welcome to the fediverse!
FDA database stuff
@bgcarlisle what's the missing table? how did you figure out it was missing?
@danwchan short answer: because they're weird. Long-ish answer:
@u_n0 yeah extremophiles are fascinating to me because they're the living examples of life under very different conditions to the "norm". I'm familiar with their closer relation to us than bacteria as shown by ribosomal proteins' sequences. But i don't know any of the other lines of evidence. (I presume there are others?)
Anyhoo, I'm glad you're on the local timeline!
@u_n0 I love those little critters. Welcome to the fediverse and tell us about why you study archaea!
Openplant, lacking the will to work on it the plants have fallen into ill-health
Luckily a new member has expressed interest in the project which has reignited my motivation. We tried to salvage some gemma from dried adults onto new plates and I tried to thaw gemma I had previously stored in liquid N2. I think the incubator might be broken and that might have impacted the success of the thaw. Once the incubator fully operational again I may ask the genspace group for more gemma.
@em I think R&D in companies is the real world analog but even that job is on the rare side. Also the image in my child-mind's eye was that inventors worked on their own things and that they directly sold their inventions
#question: What's an awesome maker space Code of Conduct you know of? Please do share and boost.
I vaguely remember a space that used 3 central words to define how people should behave... Can someone point me to that too?
New blog post! I wrote about my favourite game of this year, #HypnospaceOutlaw, and how it relates to #DigitalArchaeology and what it could mean for #InternetArchaeology of the future! https://animalarchaeology.com/2019/06/30/hypnospace-outlaw-and-the-archaeological-internet-site/ #archaeology #videogames #archaeogaming
queer liberation march 2019
Just wanted to share a photo of myself and the sign I painted at the march in NYC this weekend because I'm proud of my efforts. It was so great to see how many people wanted to support and amplify the messages of Reclaim Pride NYC. I was happy to celebrate #pride in a space where corporate power was in question and people stood together to proclaim "none are free until all are free"
climate change direct action
Have you heard about Greta Thurnberg and #FridaysForFuture ?
I struggle with the feeling like I am not doing enough to personally limit emissions, but I believe those personal limits are only drops in a bucket. While it is worthwhile to directly influence emissions through habits, it's also just a small part of a whole. Humans are more than just emissions machines. We're social creatures that span the globe so we should organize like it.
An outstanding comic looking at what came *before* Stonewall, including Cooper's Do-Nuts in LA, 1959; Dewey's in Philadelphia, 1965; and Gene Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco, 1966.
@bgcarlisle OMG that is hilarious. I'm imagining a whooshing sound as the holographic display inexplicably creates a gust of wind the ruffles his lab coat and the home computer voice says "base pair selected: cytosine, sense strand"... also that UX is terrible for DNA viewing.
@BarkMarnett I've used a T440S for over 6 years now on Fedora KDE. It's been great! The T440 has a terrible touchpad relative to other thinkpads... but I have made due.
Small imperfection on the screen... might have been from one of many drops. Love docking for multiple displays when coding at home. And hot swapping batteries has been of some use. Speakers suck though. I'll probably go for another thinkpad when this one feels like it can't perform anymore.
MTG turing machine, lol
Oh I forgot the link:
MTG turing machine, lol
Never have I had to reference the halting problem and Scryfall (former magiccards.info) to understand a preprint.
From the discussion: the set up with a legacy legal deck
"Once everything is set up, Steely Resolve is cast, and then Karn Liberated and Capsize are used to exile all setup permanents and all cards from Bob’s hand, eventually exiling Capsize and Karn Liberated themselves. Now no player has any remaining choices except to let the Turing machine execute."
@nolan Thanks for stimulating the sharing a lot of interesting perspectives.
I want to agree with others that while Apple is being singled out by Mr.Harris as a potential good actor (given it's business model) this does not diminish the role of FLOSS to protect minds from algorithmic exploitation.
FLOSS is a community which benefits those who train/work in it as much as it creates products. The value of FLOSS as an institution promoting certain expertise and values should not be discounted. 🙏
free use GFP
Via the birbsite RT of @MicrobeWorld by @microbe_man
Stories like this help demonstrate that it is possible to win support for free culture practices in capitalism. I am inspired by the willingness to dive into the patent and then engage the industry partner with an alternative scientific plan.
A radical re-imagining of our "innovation" economy is still the end goal, but battles can be fought to liberate intellectual resources for unfettered reuse!
@orn @openscience Yes I remember when I first re-conceptualized the cytoplasm as more crowded, it does make you think differently about the challenges of getting things to find each other in the milieu.
Here's a cool paper title from a speaker I heard once. I think the idea of physics having all this formal language and biology finding the right way to contextualize it for life is very compelling.
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