Pinned toot

➑️ Content Warning: ⬅️

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.

Show thread
Pinned toot

Things I've been absolutely fascinated with: and , , , systems and mechanism / , anything, organizational , theory, , , , theory, , , and , risk reward processing, and the nature of in living systems.

Basically I wanna put sentient robotic ants on mars.

Show thread

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. en.goteo.org/project/transbiom

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.

transbiome.org/information-eng

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." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger

Show thread

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.
washingtonmonthly.com/magazine

Show thread

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. β€œSomething’s Bruin in New Hampshireβ€”Learn to Live with Bears,” the state’s literature advises."
newrepublic.com/article/159662

Show thread

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.

Show thread

True Liber*Bear*ianism has never been tried. πŸ€”

(screenshot: The Adventures Of The Wilderness Family)

Show thread

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."
vox.com/policy-and-politics/21

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 escholarship.org/uc/item/3mz2d 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" pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/281791

Show thread

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."
nytimes.com/2021/02/20/opinion

Show thread

"lawl humans can't hibernate"

"Aestivation: signaling and hypometabolism"
jeb.biologists.org/content/215

"The vicious circle of hypometabolism in neurodegenerative diseases: Ways and mechanisms of metabolic correction"
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10

"Mammalian hibernation: a naturally reversible model for insulin resistance in man?"
journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.31

Its the same thing, its always the same. But we don't see it because we aren't looking for it because

Show thread

But human's can't hibernate tho, right?

"And the seasons call my name."

I am bear-person.
mastodon.social/@ultimape/1058

I see the future. Waiting.

Show thread

"Widespread seasonal gene expression reveals annual differences in human immunity and physiology" [MAY 2015]
nature.com/articles/ncomms8000

Show thread

"Seasonal Variation of Estradiol, Follicle Stimulating Hormone, and Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate in Women and Men" [OCT 2008]
academic.oup.com/jcem/article/

Show thread

Selling your soul back to you. Your identity. You want to be seen. Worse, you must be seen. You must signal your fealty lest someone attack you for not signaling hard enough.
youtube.com/watch?v=l3l-UyaqL1

Show thread
Show older
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!