well if aliens are real then this already happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tScAyNaRdQ
Reminder: Springer has released a lot of digital textbooks for free in the last few months, and their special offer is ending on July 31st. There is no need to sign up to download the PDF and ePub files.
This lovely page has the full list of available titles: https://hnarayanan.github.io/springer-books/
#WAState Governor Jay Inslee announces that the state-wide eviction moratorium is now extended until October 15, 2020.
Audio Engineering by Mike *Ulysses*... 🤔
Bridge City Sinners - "Song of the Siren". Basically what is says on the tin. Does not disappoint.
This is a fun *actually serverless* coding environment in the browser that uses webtorrent to share what you code: https://slingcode.net/
we are ~100 responses away from 500, which is the number we really strove for!!
if you have 10minutes and write/reuse code in academia, I would be so grateful if you could take the survey: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ArtYnx6kWMXYNv
and forward it around to all your coworkers/friends/enemies-you-must-work-with we would be EVEN MORE grateful
♻️ solar system with planets directly imaged
Just over 300 light-years away is a star that's a lot like a very young version of our Sun, with multiple exoplanets orbiting it. That's an interesting find in itself. But what makes the system truly dazzling is that it just became the first of its kind to be directly imaged, planets and all.
On the night of 16 February 2020, astronomers using the Very Large Telescope in Chile were able to obtain direct observations of two enormous exoplanets on extremely large orbits around the star named TYC 8998-760-1.
tech support question (mouse)
i'm on ubuntu; my mouse is some goofy alienware thing that came with the computer i bought (craigslist! it was a good deal! don't judge me for this goofy setup pls).
anyway the problem is that the scroll wheel often registers in the wrong direction, but for unpredictable intervals, so it's hard to actually scroll a column or page with it. it's much more noticeable when attempting to scroll down but can happen in either direction.
how can i debug or fix this?
blm rebelions 2020, uspol, ilpol, chicago
Inspired by the Mom Bloc of Portland, a group of mothers in Chicago have created a Wall of Moms in Chicago.
I already knew Dave Grohl was pretty awesome in music and in life…but I never would have expected him to take Betsy DeVos and the administration to task about education at all, much less this thoroughly and convincingly. → https://fncll.org/go/grohl-smackdown
Good news! It’ll be possible to build #GDB 10 against #GNU #Guile 3.0 or 2.2!
Besides, it’s been a refreshing experience to contribute and go through the review process of a project as an outsider; I could very much feel expectations from both sides. :-)
Instead of endlessly composing and deleting toots regarding frightening world events, I want to put out a single toot today.
If everything feels like too much, it's okay to step away for a moment and gather yourself and your strength, and help others do the same. I hope that you all are well, and you are able to find a moment (hopefully more!) of respite today.
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
The SeaGL cfp is open! SeaGL welcomes new speakers! This year it wants tech talks, culture talks, performance art and FLOSS topics
Talks are 20 minutes with 10 min for Q&A
#SeaGL again holds office hours if you'd like some help or encouragement for your talk proposals, every Wednesday at noon Pacific between July 22 and August 19
cfp closes August 19th
SeaGL is November 13th - 14th
Very interesting update about the state of open source FPGA tools from Dave Shah
Also includes some interesting plans for the future! :D https://forum.1bitsquared.com/t/yosys-and-nextpnr-open-source-fpga-update/135
And that line needs to be very bright and very clear. Machines are tools, and they need to do what we tell them to. People are not tools, and need to be respected and treated as equals. People who try to trick or manipulate you into feeling emotions towards a machine NEVER have your best interests in mind.
"There are all sorts of interesting powers that CBP, ICE and Border Patrol have under Title 42 pandemic law, which has been triggered with Trump’s COVID-19 national emergency declaration. Even though he claims we should not be in pandemic lockdown, he refuses to lift the emergency declaration because this gives these agencies more authority."
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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