please only vote if you are a BIPoC and have experienced persistent harassment on the fediverse
imagine your instance had a feature where your mods and mods from other instances could quickly and easily share block/bans across fedi, to more rapidly and thoroughly respond to toxic behavior, and to combat users who ban evade by switching instances
would you feel overall safer on the fediverse? would you want to use fedi more or more often?
everyone please boost 🙏
Y’all: Rioting and looting doesn’t do anything.
Historians: The only thing in history that has worked for the general public inciting change has been a riot,a protest, or a looting- like the Civil Rights Movement, Suffragettes, and Stonewall.
Y’all: Well, violence isn’t the answer
Historians: MLK was peaceful and you still shot him dead, and America is one of the most historically violent countries in the world, how ironic.
JUST SAY YOU DON’T SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER AND LEAVE instead of finding an excuse as to why you shouldn’t care that again and again and again Black people are completely brutalised by police and police are never criminalized for it.
Copied and pasted from a friend. Feel free to do the same and call out racists where they stand.
Startling how many people are still using “but I learned this thing in biology lessons when I was 12” as an argument and believing it that to be sufficient. As if their school education taught them literally everything and nothing else is real.
I think this is the first time I ever opened a book purely because of the font it was set in.
Request for help (librarians especially!!); Boosts++
I've got a request from a friend on another instance for help looking for scholarly resources about audience engagement with the performing arts, specifically marching bands, if possible
Would there be a librarian available to point us in the right direction?
You ever need to do regression through the origin and really, like, _really_ want to cancel out parts of sums? Also, my google foo yields depressingly little info on the whole thing, at least on a level I can grasp (not familiar with regression in matrix notation yet, and multiple regression is also a topic for the coming weeks).
Sigh. Math is just too math for me.
Oh look it's exported/uploaded with background transparency. That doesn't help.
If you're into self-inflicted pain like me (or just want to try to undertand how to kind of manage a TeX-distribution and use TinyTeX instead of TeXLive et al) … uh, long story short: This tool: https://ctan.org/pkg/texliveonfly can parse your .tex file and auto-install all the packages you'll need. It's magic. I love it.
Turns out my package build on travis is failing because apparently the check process uses http://worldclockapi.com/api/json/utc/now to check for the local time. Which is currently 403. Which is… a bummer? One might assume that "figuring out what time it is" would be a solved problem, but alas, 'twas naive.
Ha! Finally found the issue. My best guess is that the cached data at cloudflare differs between my location and the location of the travis servers, otherwise I can't explay slightly different API response content for the same query at the same time that triggered the bug.
So plants use photosynthesis to take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen, but it doesn't directly convert the two.
That oxygen actually comes from water, and because Earth is a closed system, a lot of water molecules have been water molecules for a long, long time until a plant picks them up. A lot of them are drunk by animals in the meantime.
Dinosaurs were on Earth for 179 million years. So it's very likely that some of the oxygen atoms you're breathing right now were once dinosaur pee.
Does things with #rstats. Technically studied public health.
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