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I am a walking-talking infohazard and am probably dangerous to your wellbeing. I vacillates between curiosity/playfulness, but even IRL I have trouble with signaling intent.
Subverting the way we model the world can break walls we build to protect ourselves. Breaking my own walls is how I overcome my own fears.
This may enhance triggers in those who have differing fear/disgust responses.
Knowing your emotional limits is not a weakness.
I won't be mad if you unfollow.
Things I've been absolutely fascinated with: #governance and #governancestructures, #socialnetworks, #gametheory, #incentive systems and mechanism / #gamedesign, #decentralized anything, organizational #rituals, #advertising theory, #information #networks, #psychology, #sociobiology, #complexsystems theory, #emergence, #swarmcognition, #groupformation and #autopoiesis, risk reward processing, and the nature of #homeostasis in living systems.
Basically I wanna put sentient robotic ants on mars.
Trans Healthcare Crowdfunded Research
Just saw a notice that people involved with OpenHumans are working on a crowdsourced project to study the microbiome of trans woman (M->F) people's vaginal area. https://en.goteo.org/project/transbiome
They're really cool people, and some of the founding members are trans.
Using their service to collect healthcare data and collaborate together on health issues is why I learned about them in the first place.
OOoh this looks fun.
"In 2010, Mr. Vandergaw pleaded guilty to the aforementioned violation of the law, and was given a 180-days suspended jail sentence, plus a $20,000.00 fine. Nonetheless, Mr. Vandergaw is considered, even by some State wildlife officials, likely to be the State's leading authority on interpreting bear behaviour." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_Among_Bears
This person is losing her mind, writing about a book about those libertarian's like they are the scourge of the world and responsible for the downfall of society. Jeez.
This one seems to have a more sane take on the situation, pointing out the failure wasn't the bears, but a bunch of other issues.
Correctly points out that the population of bears increased in the same timeframe.
"Between 1998 and 2013, the number of bears doubled in the wildlife management region that includes Grafton. “Something’s Bruin in New Hampshire—Learn to Live with Bears,” the state’s literature advises."
Every version of that news article is amping up the problems they had.
Going from "leaned male" to "overwhellingly male" and onward.
Granted 3 bear attacks over the course of a number of years are novel, but they make it sound like it's an epidemic. More likely just because people are moving into the woods and are encroaching on their already miniscule territory. Bear attacks are on the rise as it is, so I don't think this is meaningful.
Sure does make for an eye catching story tho.
True Liber*Bear*ianism has never been tried. 🤔
(screenshot: The Adventures Of The Wilderness Family)
Dying with laughter.
"One thing that the Free Towners did that encouraged the bears was unintentional, in that they just threw their waste out how they wanted. They didn’t want the government to tell them how to manage their potential bear attractants. The other way was intentional, in that some people just started feeding the bears just for the joy and pleasure of watching them eat."
Any tips for improving the default Mastodon configuration? I'm using object storage, and believe that postgres and redis are configured well. But I'm unsure if there is anything in the Mastodon configuration that I should tweak.
The Mastodon server that I've setup is running nicely on a 4 core VPS, but I'm always in favor of improving configurations...
Bookmarked: The Labor of Maintaining and Scaling Free and Open-Source Software Projects https://escholarship.org/uc/item/3mz2d0kk Maintainers of F/OSS projects do not just maintain software code in a more traditional software engineering understanding of the term: fixing bugs, patching security vulnerabilities, and updating dependencies. F/OSS maintainers also perform complex and often-invisible interpersonal and organizational work to keep their projects operating as active communities of user
They don't mention pharmaceuticals at all.
Why? It's literally one of the major endocrine disruptors impacting all of our fish?!
"The six most widely used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors decrease androgens and increase estrogens in the H295R cell line" https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28179152/
Big report in the NYT about endocrine disruptors.
> "a class of chemicals called endocrine disruptors, which mimic the body’s hormones and thus fool our cells. This is a particular problem for fetuses as they sexually differentiate early in pregnancy. Endocrine disruptors can wreak reproductive havoc.
> [...] everywhere: plastics, shampoos, cosmetics, cushions, pesticides, canned foods and A.T.M. receipts. They often aren’t on labels and can be difficult to avoid."
Finding old trauma.
"lawl humans can't hibernate"
"Aestivation: signaling and hypometabolism"
"The vicious circle of hypometabolism in neurodegenerative diseases: Ways and mechanisms of metabolic correction"
"Mammalian hibernation: a naturally reversible model for insulin resistance in man?"
Its the same thing, its always the same. But we don't see it because we aren't looking for it because
But human's can't hibernate tho, right?
"And the seasons call my name."
I am bear-person.
I see the future. Waiting.
"Seasonal Variation of Estradiol, Follicle Stimulating Hormone, and Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate in Women and Men" [OCT 2008]
"Estradiol phase shifts circannual body mass rhythms of male ground squirrels" [MAR 1998]
Creativity, insight, and questionable poots.
The ants seem to like it. #nobot follows plz.
Mostly talking to myself, or others who think like me.
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