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On the bird app, I play a game with my followers called #1vs2.

I show X-ray data of supermassive black hole from the Chandra X-ray telescope, and ask my followers if they think it's an image of a single point source or a dual point source (aka possible a pair of SMBHs)!

For the smallest separated SMBH pairs, it's not very easy to tell if the data is 1 or 2 !

What do you think? Is this a single or a dual? I'll send a sticker of a black hole cat to someone who guesses correctly!


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One of the most important feature requests we've heard from you is "WHERE THE HECK IS MY #THUNDERBIRD MOBILE APP?"

Here's a straight answer:

YES, we're excited to announce that an Android version of Thunderbird is coming!

We'll have more details to share with you in a few weeks. We'll talk to you about it here, and over on our blog at

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When we created ODF 20+ years ago, Microsoft first laughed at the committee at OASIS, then made OOXML to render it moot, then rigged ISO to make OOXML a standard, then implemented ODF and now participates in the ODF committee and helps fund its work through COSM.

#Bluesky is Twitter's OOXML to #ActivityPub and it's at the "rigging ISO" stage.

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Mastodon has a verification mechanism, though it looks different from Twitter's. We do not ask for your documents. Instead, if you have a website that you are known by, you can verify that you are the owner of that website.

Link to your Mastodon profile from the website, either through a visible link, or through a <link> tag in the head of the document, with a rel=me attribute, and link back to that page from your Mastodon profile. It should then get a green checkmark, like @Mastodon.

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gaming shitpost 

Petition to rename "kill/death ratio" to "fuck around/find out"

cycling nerdery 

the survive-rainy-muddy-gravel-with-a-headwind-in-the-cold-on-a-false-flat training ride @mastobikes

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Study of heterosexual people on dating apps finds women had to portray themselves as *not* high-maintenance: naturally pretty, capable, expectation-less, fun-loving, and, most importantly, easy-going. "All to ensure a man’s comfort."

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So glad I found lists on Mastodon, it was getting hard keeping you all in my head

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👋 I am Bodo, Father of a 4-year-old, working as a Full-Stack Freelancer in Berlin.

I am a CODA, and I'm the admin of

Besides that, I have two other bigger side projects: and

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So I did a thing. I volunteered to be a release manager for #PHP 8.2. Here's hoping elections go in my favor :-)

Regardless, I'm still writing a book on PHP for O'Reilly and will be paying close attention to this release so I can accurately cover it.


don't worry everybody, any second now this'll be chief justice roberts and justice alito instead leo and sam. it's all just opposition prep. big misunderstanding.

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Excited to get back into our Divinity 2 playthrough. I'm playing a Ranger build that is quite a bit of fun. I'm a bit of a glass cannon, so some fights I get to watch and give strategy advice. Lol. It's still fun.

We are streaming our playthrough on 7pm CST.

#OnlyOpe #twitchstreamer #Twitch #DivinityOriginalSin2

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As someone that loves OSS and maintains projects, this resource from Daniel Stenberg (the creator of curl) is awesome:
He shares his experience doing open source for over 20 years. Interesting fact: despite having started curl around the 90s’, he was only able to start working on it full time in 2020.

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Introducing - a bespoke guide to the fediverse!

Some highlights include

⚡ People Directory - opt-in directory of people based on topics

⚡ Projects list

⚡ Mobile Apps list

We're working to improve our FAQ section and add additional projects! #fediverse #activitypub #fediverseInfo

newcomers: Welcome to your first collective outrage/sorrow experience! There's some etiquette here for the occasion: the ✨ content warning ✨

If you drop your takes and commiserations under a CW, people can choose to engage with the doomscroll or skip it entirely.

It's not censorship; it's empathy.

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