Mobilizon : lifting the veil on the beta release
Mobilizon is an alternative to Facebook groups and events. After a successful crowdfunding, it is time we gave you a taste of this software and updated you
"54 years after the original BBC television broadcast, #BBC Studios will premiere a new production of Mission to the Unknown, a missing #DoctorWho episode that has been faithfully recreated by a team of students, graduates and staff of the University of Central Lancashire. Mission to the Unknown will be premiered on the Doctor Who YouTube channel at exactly 5.50pm BST on the 9th October."
Dennis Overbye in the New York Times summarizes: "Turns out that it has been #BlackHoleWeek, complete with its own hashtag, according to #NASA. “I think they wanted to highlight all of the black-hole work that NASA telescopes have done and are doing, and combine it into a weeklong social-media event,” Peter Edmonds, a spokesman for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for #Astrophysics and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, wrote in an email."
This is the very first simulated image of a black hole, calculated using a 1960s punch card IBM 7040 computer and plotted by hand by French astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet in 1978. #BlackHoleWeek
You know you need new wallpapers!
Wishing you had some black-hole-themed wallpapers for your phone or desktop? We’ve got you covered! Check out @NASAGoddard@twitter.com’s Instagram story or visit this link to download your own: https://go.nasa.gov/2mE0Fwe #WallpaperWednesday #BlackHoleWeek⚫
Another part of #BlackHoleWeek: a new visualization of a black hole's appearance, doing a 360-degree fly-around so that you can see how the accretion disk is being warped by the spacetime distortion. There's a nice annotated diagram of the different parts of what you're seeing, and several different video & GIF versions, including a 4K rendering.
David Silverman brings my disgust with the atheist movement to a whole new level. Thanks, Dave!
.@downey floss.social's federated timeline has lots and lots of gab.com content, now that they're all going into meltdowns over there over impeachment news. I think the whole instance should just get blocked.
Here's a 13-minute video on a new #mathematics discovery, part of a #Numberphile series on expressing numbers as the sum of three cubes. It's long been known that 3 = 1**3 + 1**3 + 1**3, and also 3 = 4**3 + 4**3 + (-5)**3. These are small, single-digit numbers.
Now a computer search has found that 3 = 569936821221962380720**3 + (-569936821113563493509)**3 + (-472715493453327032)**3. (You can paste that expression into your #Python interpreter to verify it!)
Hello people! You may have noticed that @apconf is now online, and *some* of the videos have started to appear!
- @mlemweb's introduction to the conference https://conf.tube/videos/watch/ff347f97-eac2-41fa-90fa-74098fcd7029
- My keynote:
"ActivityPub: past, present, future" https://conf.tube/videos/watch/2b9a985b-ccdd-49ce-a81b-ed00d2b47c85
- Mark Miller's keynote: “Architectures of Robust Openness” https://conf.tube/videos/watch/7a772faf-9a32-4692-b5cd-4dbabfdd9797
More are coming... the server is working away at making them available :)
My background #music this afternoon: Renée Fleming doing some jazz songs, and then accompanied by Angélique Kidjo in songs by #Gershwin and #Cohen. Fleming starts around minute 13, and Kidjo arrives on stage around minute 54.
(This was the opening #concert for the Reach, a new building next to the Kennedy Center that will host learning activities.)
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