Looking at homes to rent in Austin, Texas. Why do they all have fireplaces??

I learned from Sixty Symbols video that ""NASA employs graphic designers who know what looks really nice."
The new image we are seeing of the black hole represents RADIO WAVES. So NASA could just choose whatever color they wanted to represent it.

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@CobaltVelvet scientists: here's a black hole with the mass of billions of suns, an event horizon as large as the solar system, and an inferno of an accretion disk that's blasting out unbelievable amounts of hard radiation.

Fediverse: i wanna pet it.

Heard the term "SOW" in a meeting this morning. Not familiar with it so I sketched out how it might be.

Saw a cute red bug yesterday. Hope he makes it through the storm.

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The best part of the walk was my journey back where I saw loads of sheep grazing and it's lambing season so there was lambs everywhere. They were all talking to me, and some of the lambs were no bigger than cats and my heart was melting all the way through this valley because some of them came to me and there were no walls or anything. They had a massive hill to just chill on and it was super cute omg omg omg SHEEPS

Trying to remain calm in the semi-darkness. A speck of lunacy turned into art.

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The worst dialog box when you close a graphics application that has been running in the background for the last three days: "Do you want to save the changes?"

What do you mean? There are changes? What are the differences? I've already checked the file into Git! Does that mean that I've pushed the wrong version to master?!

Perhaps someone can explain to me why so many younger folk don't seem to be able to stick to a plan or schedule? When we agree on a date/time and it just passes by... no show and no message. How is this anything but disrespectful?

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I'm originally a Southern California native, but I escaped the LA suburbs to be a mountain valley girl in rural Canada.

I'm a student working toward a future in advocacy for ethical technological progress, focused on supporting technology that brings equality of condition, a healthy, thriving planet, and space colonization closer to reality.

I'm a lover, fighter, egalitarian, technophile, and seeker of knowledge - eager to pick your brain. Let's talk!

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I need to STOP playing around with this.

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Hi Fediverse,

It's me, Federico! PhD student in Computer Science, #foss enthusiast, #gentoo user, #haskell as weapon of choice, occasional artist.


On a whim I purchased CrazyTalk Animator 3 for $60. It's SO much fun. I've animated a paper "robot" I had on my table, my dog (deceased for a year) and more. Need to just stop for a bit.

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What looks like a flamboyant fashion accessory is actually this jelly's brilliant evolutionary strategy for attracting prey.

Photograph by Tony Wu

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This is a strange illustration. Body proportions and the sense of maximum inflation. Perspective from above. It's just off-putting, not to mention sweets as reward.

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