Since we're all excited about the image of Sagittarius A*, here's a different view of the central regions of our galaxy.
In January the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa released a stunning radio dataset. In the image below I colorised it using what we call spectral index, which tells us what causes this radio emission, like electrons accelerated by magnetic fields.
Sgr A* would be an tiny spec at the center of this image.
On the 28th of May I'm co-organizing https://solarisecon.org/ , a short and free #solarpunk conference with discussion panels on technology, infrastructure, art and narratives! Feel free to join us, we'll have QnA sessions with experts!
We'll have lots of FLOSS people, Appropedia, Global Innovation Gathering and more!
Hi! If you feel the itch to help out the open science hardware community in a pretty easy way, you can sign up (or nominate someone) to be an independent election observer! We have a new election for new council folks next month, and you can help the election run smooth! https://forum.openhardware.science/t/independent-observer-nominations-for-2022-community-council-election/3748
🧐EU study shows #EuropeanPublicServices need to nurture and sustain individual developers and inadequately funded, vulnerable, small, #opensource maintenance projects.
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ufw (a firewall) uses rule numbers when you want to, say, delete a rule. Does it display the rule numbers when you list them with ufw status?
No, of course not, that would be too easy (you’d win the game right away, where’s the fun in that?)
So, instead you have to type ufw status numbered.
Remember kids, beautiful defaults are for newbs and losers. Real gamers play in hard mode.
*walks away mumbling*
“Algospeak” is a new English dialect that emerged from the desperate attempts of social media users to “please the algorithm”: that is, to avoid words and phrases that cause social media platforms’ algorithms to suppress or block their communication.
#Algospeak is practiced by all types of social media users, from individuals addressing their friends to science communicators and activists hoping to reach a broader public. But the most ardent practitioners of algospeak are social media creators, who rely—directly or indirectly—on social media to earn a living.
the article ⬆️ posted by @pluralistic also links to this explainer: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/08/algospeak-tiktok-le-dollar-bean/
"Awards of up to EUR 5000 are available for finding security vulnerabilities in ... Mastodon ... There is a 20% bonus for providing a code fix for the bugs they discover."
ht to @Doudouosm
I grew up in Indonesia and Singapore and lived in Thailand a few years.
I write software for a living but I try not to make my feed here be just about that kind of stuff. trying to decolonize my head but it's a slow process, and I rely on help from those who have been doing it longer.
in the past I've supported the free software movement, but nowadays it's clear to me they've lost their way and that no meaningful user-empowering movement can succeed without an explicit anti-capitalist foundation.
I make weird keyboards: https://atreus.technomancy.us
Please enjoy this awesome video of the HR 8799 system made by Jason Wang, for anyone who hadn't seen it yet.
The star itself was blocked by the telescope so we can see the planets, though some of the light still scatters around the edges. All four known planets are visible. The orbital motion is interpolated from a series of images taken by the Keck Telescope in Hawaii.
As for the planets themselves...