Do people like threads here? I guess we'll find out!

Between meetings today I thought I'd talk about #NASA #JWST and all the exciting #science we can expect from it starting in a few months!

(Yes, I made this travel mug ❤️)

#SciComm #Exoplanets #Astronomy #Astrophysics #Telescope #MastodonNewbie

I always thought that the public not seeing through Lex Luthor's public facade to the villainy below was one of the more unbelievable parts of the Superman franchise, but I see now that I could not have been more wrong

(Image warning: billionaire birdsite drama.)

etsy seller strike/customer boycott runs this whole week (11-18 april)!

transaction fees are going up for sellers by 30 percent (from 5% to 6.5%) beginning today.

more details on here: coworker.org/petitions/cancel-

and here:
theverge.com/2022/3/30/2300172

seeking fedi-advice 

@beehiveth
1) Elon Musk is not on it
2) No advertising ever
3) See #1
4) Nobody can buy it out
5) You get to choose a community with rules you like and agree with, and if that changes, you can move to another community
6) Bad behaviour actually gets actioned here
7) See #3
8) No algorithms deciding what you see and when - just pure content
9) A FAR more wholesome community with genuine support, including financial, for artists (people here like buying art!)
10) See #7

Roses are red,
Most skulls are scary
Including St. V's
In this reliquary

Called out by this owl documentary on Curiosity Stream
(the narrator actually said : "Owls don't have ball-shaped eyeballs like us" )

When buying Meg Boggs's book on Libro.fm, it gave me two options. It turns out that BOTH are body goals -- become "bitch who fight bears in the forest" (her viral TikTok) OR become a fucking Megalodon.

Please, don't panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been published on October 12, 1979.

Exactly 42 years ago 🙊

The NYPD has a formerly secret surveillance slush fund which was uncovered by community groups, including @STOPspying, a member of the Electronic Frontier Alliance. wired.com/story/nypd-secret-fu

So if I want to read some reporting on the 4 month + long strike at the Warrior Met coal mine in Alabama, apparently Elle magazine is the place to go. The NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, not so much.

elle.com/culture/career-politi

how to make stuff sound like a phone call:

add white noise.
add some clipping.
high pass: 300 Hz
low pass: 3500 Hz
add some compression/limiting

if you’re emulating a radio conversation, dial up the white noise, maybe dial down the low pass extra, and add some sine waves that drift randomly.

like this:

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