I've downloaded everything from Astronomy Picture of the Day #APOD from the start date to the end of 2019 and put it in a torrent.
If you want a load of background pictures, please seed it once you've got a copy.
Please boost and share
I'm in my 30's and a communist, with a lean towards Full Automation and Intersectionality.
I did a test a long time ago that called my social media style "curator" and I think that's accurate. I won't often post my own thoughts, choosing instead to boost the words of others. Boosts are definitely endorsements.
I'm cis, white, male, a uni drop-out, and a software developer both by trade and hobby. I also play a lot of video games in my spare time.
Factorio Server Announcement
Hear ye, hear ye!
I set up a new Factorio 1.1 server based around the Factorio Extended+ mod. Additional mods include Alien Biomes, Bob's Enemies, Disco Science, Even Distribution, Clockwork, and the Titanium Ore Patch mods. It's not an overhaul mod like Bob's or Krastorio. Rather, it's more like Factorio plus a couple of extra tiers of technology and science.
trans, UK, GIDS, ethics explosion!
Wow, this is a tale and a half..
"So, in a nutshell:
GIDS, the Tavistock u18s GIC, gives new patients a pack of surveys at the first appointment. I was told 'these help us to better get to know your situation'.
They're actually research, and it should have been communicated to me that they were optional. It wasn't, and that's illegal.
What's also illegal is the language used, it contravenes the Equality Act 2010.
And I scanned and released them, as people need to see some of what trans kids get subjected to!"
As a result, the matter has attracted the attention of Pink News, Trans Safety Network, Dr Webberley of GenderGP, and..
* * drum roll * *
.. NHS England's Research Ethics Service.
artists defending copyright are literally tenants defending landlords. except the concentration of intellectual property ownership is somehow even worse than housing
to anyone else reading this thread and feeling defensive: you're jumping to the defense of fucking kiwifarms, poa.st, FSE, and countless other literal unashamed nazis that I haven't bothered to list out in this thread (cuz I've had them defederated for ages) that have been in my mentions today - plus new additions like "goyim.app," or "degenerates.fail." why might these be the people you want to jump to the defense of? what do you see in them? why do you even want them in the same galaxy as you?
today i am reading about various uninhabited crags of rock in the middle of the ocean that have funny names. my favorite so far is Balls Pyramid, a big rock with nothing on it except for one tea tree bush and a bunch of giant bugs called tree lobsters who apparently live nowhere else in the world except under this one bush
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!