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Spread of infectious disease in bees : mass-flowering crops has strong deleterious effects on wildlife epidemiology. #science #biology #ecology #honeybee #sunflower #agriculture #crop #biodiversity #parasite #disease
📄 Cohen et al (2021) Mass-flowering monoculture attracts bees, amplifying parasite prevalence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288:20211369

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Too smart for cage life : intelligence can confer poor captive #welfare in #parrot species. #science #biology #captivity #stereotypic.behaviour
📄 Mellor et al. (2021) Nature calls: intelligence and natural foraging style predict poor welfare in captive parrots. Proc R Soc Lond B 288:20211952

Last night I wrote a trivial programming exercise (write out time of day in oral style text in my native language) in Forth. This is a simple enough problem that I was happy-ish with the resulting code. It made me surprisingly happy doing that. Perhaps I should return to the basics more often.

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Is there a term for the toxic behavior of when someone insults themselves or typecasts themselves to avoid criticism?


Alice: You forgot my birthday, again.

Bob: I'm a terrible boyfriend, you should find someone else who will love you right!

This turns the situation around and makes Bob the object of pity and implies that Alice's desires are unreasonable.

Is there a term for this?

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Interessant om forsøket på å skremme de ansatte tilbake til kontoret: Tenk om fjernarbeid skader karrieren din! Ja, men tenk om det ikke gjør det, og du samtidig kan bo hvor du vil eller for eksempel besøke familie i utlandet en måned uten å ta ferie?

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I am looking for like-minded people in the fediverse for sharing thoghts, projects and information about woodworking, woodcarving and especially spoon carving. How can I find these people?
Are there any existing groups or servers with these topics?
Retoots / Boosts are appreciated!

#askthefediverse #followerpower #woodworking #woodcarving #spooncarving #greenwoodcarving

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Facebook, whistleblower 

Facebook's internal research: "We estimate that we may action as little as 3-5% of hate and about [0.6%] of V & I [violence and incitement]… We have evidence [that] Facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world."

Frances Haugen, whistleblower: "Facebook has realized that if they change the algorithm to be safer, people will spend less time on the site, they'll click on less ads, they'll make less money."

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TIL that iphones regularly transmit the Mac addresses of devices attached to the same WiFi network to Apple. In addition to their geographical location of course.

So essentially you can be tracked across all locations where an iPhone is near you (and you haven't disabled your WiFi).


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2021 was a good year for Araneus diadematus, the European garden spider. We saw lots of them in the forest today.

#photography #nature #spiders #arachnids
(photos: @kernpanik | license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

[CW: Arthropods with more than six legs.]

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outing myself as an insufferable nerd, but there was a 4-5 month period where i was like "i'm imagining it, i must be crazy" and i just straight up kept track on a SPREADSHEET, i swear to god i had a little number clicker

women around me got interrupted ~2x as much as men

i get interrupted ~3-4x as much as after i came out as transfemme

women and people i knew to be trans-friendly had no significant difference from men as a whole

everyone has to work on it, it's a cultural pressure

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Every bitcoin expert analysis:
Price can go up. Or down. Can go up a lot. Or not. Can go down a lot. Or not. Pay here with dollars to read more.

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I saw so many websites misconfiguring Google Analytics. But a government feeding the behavioural profiles of its citizens right into the ad tech universe? Wow.

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It's not free as in freedom. It's not free as in beer. It's free as in free puppies.

it grows into a huge project that you have to take care of for free.

Interesting article on what has happened since mining Facebook directly has become harder:

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A butterfly taking a bumblebee under its wing, playing taxi for a fly and taking a bug for a walk. Busy things, those butterflies... CW for #macro #insects they're cute, though. Promise! :)

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Accessibility rant 

It's sad that at this point I'm almost happy to see Electron apps simply because it means that the chance it'll be at least somewhat accessible are just so much higher.
So many new UI frameworks coming out, none of which are accessible. More and more "native" apps just... don't work anymore.
Also... I guess native means something else to me than it does to most UI devs. I wouldn't call drawing directly to the screen a native UI. Sure it might be nice and comfy and allow for beautiful coding patterns like stateless UI composition but that stuff's useless if I can't use it. Please keep this in mind when developing your latest and greatest native app using the latest and greatest new immediate mode GUI framework. Not a single one of them will be accessible. And if you're a dev working on one, please think of us.

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apple, "health tech", - 

Great, Apple wants to screen you for mental illnesses but don't worry, it's for your own good. They won't share the data. They promise after all...

Shit like this is making me hate technology more and more. People are depressed because they are trapped in an abusive system. They don't need an app to help them. They need actual fucking liberation.
This is just so infuriating...

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It's easier to make a liquid crystal/OLED/eInk display at home than it is to make a cathode ray tube display. I get it that CRT monitors give a certain retro aesthetic that many people seek, but if you want to build a sustainable computer, then modern display technology is probably the way to go.

Heck, we could even use a teletype, with a selectric-style type ball and a few motors.

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"SINGAPORE - A commercial facility that produces chicken products through cell culture instead of slaughter has already began operations in Singapore, The Straits Times has learnt."

#Food #CulturedMeat #Singapore

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