That said, Pussy Riot's "Riot Days" is an excellent performance piece, and if you have the chance, go and see it.

You know shit hit the fan when Pussy Riot does a performance in your town, and they conclude by saying they're aware that "the political situation in your country isn't too good either".


Decoder Ring has a brilliant story about Ong's Hat. It's a history of what is arguably the world's first alternate reality game, but at the same time, it's a story about conspiracy theories, history of electronic communication, transmedia art, storytelling, and human cognitive fallacies.

One of the more interesting stories I've ever heard on a podcast! Well worth one hour of your time.

The fediverse is kept a largely safe and happy place by a fortress wall of medium articles the bemoan the fact that the fediverse is hopeless and will never succeed. That fortress wall was shoddily built for us by techbros and journalists and we must take responsibility for maintaining it. If we don't start repairing the cracking masonry with new medium articles about how mastodon simply can't grow fast enough for real humans to use it then the walls will crumble. Do your part.

@acciomath Sorry, my instance was running on a domain that had expired, and was not under my control. Back online now, though! :)

Cool! How are you liking it in general?

Someone might look at all the data hacks and misplaced data scandals that keep happening and say 'Companies just don't know how to secure data'.

Bear in mind that these same companies mostly just lose *customer* data. How many 'trade secrets' have been accidentally published online? Not many.

The fact is, companies care about their own data. They definitely don't care about yours.

I just realized I never did an ... So here we go!

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1. Gas *is* way too damn cheap where you live. Here, $1.93 is almost what you'd pay per liter.

2. In many places in Europe, diesel is at least as cheap as gas, and usually cheaper. A long time ago, it was *significantly* cheaper than gas. Combine that with more km/L (or mpg), and it explains its popularity, at least in Europe.

@SDF You folks are guilt tripping me with your speedy upgrades, making me upgrade my instance faster & more often! Good work, and thanks! :D

From last night the galaxy M31. 0.5m f1.0 Baker-Nunn telescope at the Rothney Astrophysical observatory . 10 minutes no filter (10x1 minute images stacked).

Saw Zeal & Ardor play live last night. Loved every minute of it; the thing sounds even more powerful when played live.

The band is impressively capable of delivering the music on stage; the instrumentation was perfect to a fault.

An excellent performance to accompany the excellent new album. 10/10, would see live again.

Ottone Pesante makes really heavy music with only a trumpet, a trombone, and some percussion. It sounds pretty powerful, and certainly different!

The new album comes highly recommended.

Just saw John Zorn's "Cobra" performed by Zorn & a bunch of folks from Tzadik / Stone.

Game pieces are interesting in particular, and this one especially so. It's amazing to see that level of coherence and cohesiveness from an essentially improvised, but conducted piece.

Here's a taste of what it might look like:

I'm still out here, bottom-posting replies to email.

Holy cow, I had no idea that the University of Colorado has a dedicated website with hundreds of high-quality, research-based scientific simulations, most of them in HTML5!

(I'm an especially big fan of this one dealing with charges & fields:

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Razmjena vještina

The instance by the group behind Razmjena vještina & the Hacklab in Mama, Zagreb.