I wrote about writing faster #Perl code, based on some recent experiences with my Fortran compiler. I can't believe this is the first time I wrote a blog post about Perl!
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"Brandalism is a revolt against the corporate control of culture and space.
We are an international collective of artists that challenge corporate power, greed and corruption around the world.
Intervening into ad spaces that usually celebrate consumption, Brandalism use ‘subvertising’ as a lens through which we can view the intersectional social & environmental justice issues that capitalism creates."
I’ve made a new #blog post about my latest #Docker image, tyil/perl6, which are #Perl6 nightly builds. The post details why I made them, and gives an example on how they can be used for regular projects.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
Also we didn’t just observe the supermassive black hole once and were fine with that; we viewed the black hole over several days of observation, so we watched the gas/dust disk’s dynamics change quite rapidly. The disk is orbiting at about 1000km/sec [~600mi/sec] and nearly 90 Earth masses of material falls in every day. Early data is even suggesting the jet of material escaping before the event horizon may be pushing the black hole, moving it away from the center of M87.
@webmind I am sorry but the Oxford dictionary does not agree. The word is traced back to the Latin "cuniculus" via Old French. Maybe they are wrong of course, it is not my area of expertise.
As far as I can see #eunomia is just Horizon 2020 research project from Greenwich University. It's just research, not an attempt to control the fediverse.
It seems researchers can't win here: either they are "government backed" or they are "in the pockets of the big corporations".
The reality is that because this is taxpayers' money, the project is audited and the research is accountable, and results are published open access.
A Whirlwind Tour of Perl6's Best Features
I've never been much of a Perl fan but this stuff seems cool.
So I like looking at images from the DSCOVR spacecraft, because I never get tired of this planet. And I noticed something interesting! Look just west of Africa there. You can see the Saharan dust blowing out across the sea!
Every year, 20000 tonnes of dust from the Sahara gets blown across the Atlantic and lands in South America. That dust is rich in phosphorus, and it nourishes the Amazon rainforest. 🌳
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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This is my more techy/hacky/sciency account.
I am he.
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