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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

you can go to an online screen reader site like this one to check out the difference it makes: ttsreader.com #accessibility

tentative anxiety reducer concerning microplastic ingestion 

FDA database stuff 

@danwchan short answer: because they're weird. Long-ish answer: 

@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 

@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

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#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?

Go, Fedi.

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queer liberation march 2019 

climate change direct action 

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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 

@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 

@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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