Hello, fediverse! My name is Pavan.
I'm a medical student aspiring to work in aerospace medicine.
My #interests are evolutionary biology, zoology, botany, nutrition, cosmology, astronomy, technology, and philosophy.
My #hobbies include video games, anime, reading, photography, traveling, and programming.
Academic IP grumbles Show more
~ An alien visits earth ~
Alien: I need to do some research on humans, how should I proceed?
Human: I'd go on Sci-hub
Alien: Amazing! Every nation on your planet has worked together to put all of human scientific knowledge in a single repository for anyone to view; it is truly a triumph of your civilization and a credit to your kind! Perhaps we were too hasty in deciding to eradicate you.
Human: Actually, every country on the planet has laws against it
Alien: ~ Leaves ~
M16 - the Eagle Nebula from last night. 0.2m f3.9 telescope. 8 min L, 2 minutes each R, G, and B. This is an active star formation nebula approximately 7000 ly distant. The famous Hubble "Pillars of Creation" are in this nebula and can be seen in the centre of this image.
*has hi-dpi display*
Me: Wow, think of all the screen estate I will have, all the information I have up at once.
Me: Oh, dammit, now I need cybre eyes upgrade.
Goodnight, lovelies. Stay safe, sleep well and may a pleasant morning greet you on the morrow.
Reading a book is essentially staring at the tattooed remains of a tree and hallucinating for several hours.
Request for federated blog software rec's Show more
So is there some good federated blogging software yet?
I'm starting a new blog, content for the next few months is lined up
I was gonna do a standard self-hosted Wordpress install, but I'm feeling frisky and want to try something different
Economist: "Humans act rationally in general"
Human (looking up from their lottery ticket): "Damn straight we do"
Hello. I like it when people greet you at the beginning of their posts. It's like they're walking up to the Internet Podium and getting ready to give a speech.
ProtonMail - "The attack is said to have been 500 Gbps, which would be among the largest DDoS's on record." https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonMail/comments/8u6k0k/protonmail_hard_down_right_now/e1ddek7/
This is the Hubble extreme deep field. With the exception of (from what I can find) 3 foreground stars, every object you see in this picture is a galaxy. Can you find the foreground stars? Know the trick?
The arcs around the two galaxies in the centre of this Hubble image are caused by the light from galaxies behind the galaxy cluster in the centre being bent by the gravity of the cluster. This is gravitational lensing.
M17- the Omega or Swan Nebula is a star formation region about 5000ly from us. It glows red because the young stars excite the gas of the nebula.
I'm sad that Mastodon seems to be getting more and more passive-aggressive and mean-spiritedly cliquish as time goes on. It's starting to feel like the worst of Tumblr culture in a lot of ways. Over the last few days I've pre-emptively muted notifications for several posts because I can predict the replies I'm going to get and I'd rather not see them.
I don't think it has to be that way. I think we can all do better. Exercise compassion for others, and maybe think twice about our next subtoots.