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Hello, fediverse! My name is Pavan.

I'm a medical student aspiring to work in aerospace medicine.

My are evolutionary biology, zoology, botany, nutrition, cosmology, astronomy, technology, and philosophy.

My include video games, anime, reading, photography, traveling, and programming.

Unfortunately, the Demo-2 mission was aborted today due to weather concerns and rescheduled for Sat., May 30, 3:22 p.m. EDT.

Tune in that day with the below link for a live stream of the historic 👨‍🚀 🚀

nasa.gov/content/live-launch-a

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A universal standard for office chair/shoulder harness interoperability, so you can incorporate shoulder harnesses into your wardrobe

"I need more of a business casual leather harness today"

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Seatbelts and shoulder harnesses for office chairs to ensure correct posture

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👨🏾‍🚀, geeky medical student pursuing a career in Aerospace Medicine

🔬 with other professional interests, including: healthcare management, informatics, & medical research

🎮 fanboy, hobbyist programmer, and digital privacy & rights activist

pronoun.is/he

(whoops, forgot that local vs. public was a setting on Mastodon)

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Hello, fellow scholars!

I've been away from social media in general for a while, but I'm glad to participate in this community once again.

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I wrote up the process I used to redact 488 PDFs using Imagemagick and Paint. It's got some bash scripts, so it's not exactly a low bar, but for people with a little tech aptitude it may be...

ruthtillman.com/pdf-redaction-

It's pretty much a foolproof method for not being reverse-engineered. Most of the labor it requires is in identifying the data to be redacted.

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The ONLY valid HOT take EVER was when Prometheus STOLE fire from the GODS!!! smdh people.

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If you ever doubt the usefulness of your efforts, remember that a substantial amount of trees are planted by squirrels hiding nuts and then forgetting where they put 'em

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I have the Mozilla #IOT thing platform running on my #RaspberryPi. I own no commercial devices that can connect to it. BUT I do have an #Arduino and two #Pinocc.io Scouts. Looking for some inspiration. What kind of stuff can I do? The Scouts have a couple of sensors (temp, maybe humidity, maybe ambient light). For the right project idea I can buy more sensors. Still, with nothing to actually control I'm not sure how useful any of it is.

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Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.

We're going to live in a very weird world man.

wired.com/story/malware-dna-ha

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People often wonder why printers are so cantankerous but frankly any device that embeds pigmented runes in the remains of long-dead trees is going to be stricken by an ancient faerie curse from the start

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Reminder about online academic resources 

Save that PDF/dataset/source code/whatever to your computer (your own hard disc, not Google Drive or something)

You can't trust somebody else's website to exist forever!

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At a conference recently, I went over to a table of guys around a computer.

Asked "Whatcha working on, can I join?"
One of them says "It's very complex stuff," with dismissive body language.
Guy I know says "jay can handle it" and makes room for me to sit down.

Yeah, I facilitated multiple sessions at the conference on this, and just spent weeks implementing a related feature.

One rude person doesn't ruin my day anymore, but this type of thing beats down beginners.

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Hey!

I’m an English and philosophy undergrad, one class shy of graduation. I’m planning on an eventual PhD. I’m interested in the relationship of queerness and religion in Early Modern texts, especially Milton, whose “A Mask” is my principal critical focus this far. I’m also interested in the overlap of Otherness, religion, and theories of the monstrous.

I’m looking forward to my time here.

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New Mastobot 🤖 (related to my research!) 

I promise I won't write a Mastobot every day

But here's one that posts the reason that a clinical trial is terminated, suspended or withdrawn and the link to the clinicaltrials.gov record:

@clinicaltrialsbot

It was originally a birbsite bot that I ported here, and back in 2011, it inspired this paper: doi.org/10.1177%2F174077451455

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