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unsolicited advice for cis dudes 

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Dear science writers,

Stop enabling evil. The men targeting Katie Bouman, who was a team lead on the Event Horizon Telescope project that produced that image of the black hole at the center of M87, are not "trolls". Trolls want to get a rise out of people. These men are not just trying to get a rise out of her or anyone else.

They are misogynists. They hate women and can't stand the idea of a woman being successful in science.

Call them what they are.

Love,
Noëlle

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My other favourite Brexit description is:

Hotel California Brexit

because...

"You can check-out
any time you like
But you can never leave!"

😃

#politics #Brexit #TheEagles

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Halloween Brexit.

Traditionally at Halloween there is a thin veil between this life and the afterlife, which is why spirits could pass between the two realms. By choosing October 31st the EU Council are probably giving the UK a subtle coded message.

I'm looking forward to some suitably ghoulish cartoons on the subject.

#politics #Brexit #Halloween

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Two great #WomenInSTEM: Computer scientist Katie Bouman and Margaret Hamilton.

Katie with her awesome stack of hard drives for #EHTBlackhole image data 😍.

Margaret and her Apollo Guidance Computer source code 📚.

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Katie Bouman, the scientist behind the first image of a black hole. Katie created an algorithm that made the image possible #WomenInSTEM #womensart t.co/anjif88j52

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UK #petition: If a petition is signed by over 10% of the electorate, hold a referendum

petition.parliament.uk/petitio

“If that many people across the UK sign a petition, the government should hold a referendum on the subject of the petition.”

Deadline: 3 October 2019

Okay, I've done it, I've ordered my Librem 5. Now just the long wait.

Excuse me a moment. Aaaaarrrgh!!! Sorry about that. House moving angst. Feeling much better for a virtual scream.

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This is the Fortingall Yew in Scotland, and at between 2000 and 3000 years old, it's one of the oldest living things in Europe.

Yew trees are dioecious, meaning that individual trees are mostly either male or female. But some yew trees are both. Others, transition from one to the other over time. The Fortingall Yew was once a male tree, but it's recently started growing female flowers and producing berries.

So it turns out, trees can be both nonbinary and trans too.

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With the increase in webapps, and userfriendly #Linux desktops, with #LibreOffice being an incredible office suite and playing well with Microsoft standards, with #FreeIPA as a decent authentication server, using #Ansible for configuration, and with many more #opensource alternatives, I only see one barrier to organizations who want to work with #FOSS: knowledge.

I'm considering starting a blog or YouTube channel to share our opensource adventure. We need to stop reinventing the wheel.

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Who has the bunting out, and a street party organised for "independence day"?

Oh, wait...

#BrexitDay #Brexit

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UK politics, Brexit 

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UK politics, Brexit 

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"The people voted for pain."
Prime Minister
Theresa May

Reported by Vince Cable. Extraordinary statement by PM, if true. Sounds plausible.

#politics #Brexit #NoDeal

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[UKpol Brexit] Yes I signed the petition 

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