Holy crap y'all Streisand is an impressive piece of #FLOSS. https://github.com/StreisandEffect/streisand - If you're running Linux or Mac and can follow instructions *at all* then you can have a VPN set up in 20 minutes that you own and control, using any #cloud provider you like. Great for #privacy and also for evading annoying restrictions like JetBlue blocking everything other than ports 80/443 :) (Gonna tell me I can't SSH? Really? I think not :)
@Ironpop I believe that all minds work differently, for some inspiration comes from a place of tranquility which your beautiful sunny view certainly inspired in me (who are in the pictures?). But for others the chaos of the "hustle" brings insights. Regardless, I want to live in a society which affords us the freedom to choose what works for us.
Thoughts after a presentation on the ethics of genetically-related parenthood
@rick_777 @bgcarlisle A while ago my gay male friend shared this with me with the implication that it somehow gave us "hope". It didn't mean anything to me (except as an expensive technology I wish would not be marketed as same-sex parent blood offspring), but it meant something to him. Something about that blood relation... I feel like queering biology is about examples where blood is not some mystic ancestral force
Red liquid filtration
@fluoricburn What's it for?
Quit using Mendeley people!
They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.
That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.
(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)
@terrabrix it took me a long time to feel like posting on social media after I left my grad program... I still don't even know if that statement "left my grad program" is the most accurate representation of what transpired between my committee, supervisor and I. I'm still reflecting on the experience. I hope you're doing OK and you find something cool to interact with on your venture onto mastodon.
Open Plant, DIY bio
Oh man here's a long due update about the Open Plant project I has started to work on at Genspace: I moved to Biotech without Borders (BwoB) because I wanted a more flexible space near my home. I ordered a bunch of reagents, but then I realized that BwoB doesn't have heat and the incubator only cools. So a few weeks later and I revised the code to used the millis() timer and 2 relays (OLED display needs more memory). Still fixing up the documentation: https://github.com/danwchan/openplant_incubator
a quote from the book in my hand
@Sargoth hear hear. What's the book?
@danny I said... "did you upload a jif"
@danny well this is a test!
@salm0n for some reason reading your introduction and thread on books made me think of the novel King Rat by China Mieville. If you haven't read it you might like it... not his best work but there is a strong musical theme.
A fascinating article on genetics
@Angle Hmmm, I didn't know that. That's cool! Over time I have learned to assume that many years of evolution has explored a lot of what life can offer (and still there is more to explore). But still, the path from reading DH talk about a theoretical flexibility to you pointing to (what I assume are well known) substitutions in codon tables still surprises me. Of course one thing to find the pattern another to know what it does! Thanks for sharing.
@nolan I totally agree with your assessment that it's a lifestyle. I was encouraged by a blog post of yours to try it, I think of it as an awareness of privacy issues and striving scatter my digital breadcrumbs more haphazardly. I don't have GSF on my phone and Yalp allows me to filter the apks on the google store to find those that don't use GSF... also some apps which require GSF still seem to work fine. I still find myself accessing google maps over the web. Just sharing in solidarity. ✊
A fascinating article on genetics
@Angle Douglas Hosfstader is great at explaining these central ideas in molecular biology (he also did so in his book Godel Escher Bach), but I'm curious what you might think is the significance of these theoretical substitutions?
Anyhoo... here's something I read recently which speaks to an application: https://elifesciences.org/digests/34878/the-bacteria-that-have-their-own-genetic-firewall
And here's something from longer ago which speaks an emerging tool in a very similar vein of thought: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140507132129.htm
film recommendations x3
@peg Glad that I could provide some encouragement for disseminating great media. Let me know what you think when you see it!
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