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Activists take note! If you want to help combat the Trump machine start helping in Virginia to get McAuliffe elected. The Governor's race is a statistical tie with a Trump endorsed candidate who is pushing the Trump agenda. He may not be the ideal progressive candidate but he is the only viable choice to defeat Youngkin. McAuliffe also has a progressive get things done track record as former Governor. Even more important than his race is control of the legislature as most Virginians vote the party ticket. The 2021 race is also a bellwether for 2022 control of Congress. We are all exhausted with politics but this race is very important in retaking control of our lives from those who want to eliminate choice in a woman's reproductive healthcare, fight climate change, and raise the minimum wage, and standing with the people's right to vote.

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As part of preparing for an experiment aboard the International Space Station, researchers explored new ways to culture living heart cells for microgravity research.

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Hey devs! I would like to find a solution to missing software architecture design docs, class definition, etc for open source projects of interest.

I am thinking someone must have somewhere written an AI driven code review and auto commenter to allow running doxygen to be useful. Does anyone have any ideas or solutions they know of?

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Hey Fediverse! Do we know of an open source and/or free easy way so screen share live to something like Peertube other than using a screencast like OBS? I found but the app is dead to test.

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Yep saw that one too. 😀

Hey #PeerTube folks! Do you have live streaming capability yet?
Anyone tried using VLC to screencast to Peertube live?
Have tried both OBS and Larix broadcaster, both of those work great.

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My direct experience is from my three children and also my wife's best friend is a substitute teacher. Two of my children are low functioning autistic and virtual was never an option for them. My other son's school went virtual and he had a lot of difficulty dealing with it. His grades plummeted and he got way behind in his homework. After returning to in person, he's gotten back in shape.

We did have a couple scares where someone tested positive, and we had to get tested also just in case. But we haven't had any instances of anyone needing hospitalization yet.

I live in a red state, Louisiana. Even though our governor is a Democrat, he's under intense pressure to speed things up and this has arguably turned our school system it an "early adopter" petri dish experiment for this stuff. And the truth is, our school reopenings have been a success story. Maybe that's not convenient for a political narrative, but ... well, it is what it is.

#motivationmonday Set your mood this week! Lenny Kravtiz won a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Male Rock Performance for "Fly Away." A great beat for work and play!

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Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

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Can't "like" this, but it's good information to know.
It's disturbing, to say the least. 30% is a damned high percentage. 🙁

In virtual worlds, music is key to the immersive experience. In research, studies suggest that music therapy might be useful for maintaining cognitive function. A retro song for single people during a pandemic... #COVID19 #VirtualWorlds
#1971 #knock #three #times #dawn #70s #number #one #songs #charts #pop #rock #hits #oldies #classic #tv #band #song #video #records #singer #singles #70s #singers #album #45 #single #record #music #uk #british #billboard #hot #100 #magazine #popular #youtube #hit #favorite #best #top #greatest #Australia #australian #go #set #usa #kent #report #recording #industry #association #aria #canada #rpm #promotion #us #1970s #1970s

Oh oh I smell a SciFi movie in the works!

Happy Pi Day!

Pi as Music (C-major pentatonic) – π to 996 decimal places

996 decimal places of pi applied to the C-major pentatonic scale.Sounds pretty good actually :DSheet music:

Sim build in progress... who knows where to find the movie with an alternate ending?

Warehouse 13?
Not a bad idea too!

Pro Publica compilation

Just putting this out there: US Constitution 14th amendment section 3.

One confirmed shot inside the Capitol building, US Capital Police overwhelmed asking for help, Secret Service responding, VA and MD deploying National Guard to aid DC... police said there are three unidentified packages, and it is clear some of the Capitol police are sympathizers who let protestors in without going through metal detectors. Please, do not go to the Capitol right now. Biden plans to address protestors but this will not calm them down. Video and images show protestors all around inside in offices at computers etc but things could turn more violent as the Guard rolls in.
One IED confirmed on Capitol grounds. It sounds like DC curfew in effect at 6 pm to give other people time to get home.

NASA’s Lucy Mission Passes Critical Mission Milestone

Last week marked the completion of a major milestone on the path to spacecraft assembly, test, and launch operations for NASA’s Lucy mission.

The Systems Integration Review ensured segments, components, and subsystems, scientific instrumentation, electrical and communication systems, and navigation systems are on schedule to be integrated into the system. It confirmed that facilities, support personnel, and plans and procedures are on schedule to support integration.

The four-day meeting took place from July 27-30. On July 31, the standing review board briefed the team on the results. Due to Covid-19, the review occurred virtually.

Fun read: The Atlantic, from back in the days, when "computer" was a human job description

Computing Power Used to Be Measured in 'Kilo-Girls' - The earliest computers were human. And, more often than not, female.



It's been a challenge for many deaf people (including myself) to communicate effectively during this pandemic. Why?

1) Because many of us need to read lips occluded by most face coverings.
2) Because sounds are muffled by face coverings.
3) Because sounds attenuate over distance.
4) Because body language associated with smiles and emotions are hidden by face coverings.

Some of these issues apply to those without hearing impairments as well. One solution that can address several of these issues for everyone are clear masks. Most importantly, every medical professional should have clear masks. You can buy them or make your own. Here is a DIY method:

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That's an interesting idea! We've started using google meet because it uses voice recognition to subtitle video meetings for hearing-impaired people.
Skype also has captioning

Fantastic 😀

Big news!!! I’ve been dying to talk about this for a year and a half!!!

Last year... I did some Motion Capture for @CrystalDynamics@PlayAvengers in my wheelchair??‍?

A sneak peek at the character based on my moves! And look, it’s me with real life stunt men!!! In a funny suit!!

A character with special powers in a wheelchair holding some kind of ball of energy. She has blue skin, a pony tail, jeans and cute shoes. Her wheelchair is modern and sleek
Me on a motion capture set with stunt men
Me in motion looking around and holding my arms out
This is so cool. I love the live action suits. I can see them used in VR gaming where you could be a bear or a Klingon.
that is super cool! Looks like a blast!

Don't loose posts from rare posters anymore!

I had a problem with #Friendica, compared to Faceshit. I constantly read posts by only the most frequently posting accounts. And others were just lost on the timeline.

So I made a little script. Idea is to group contacts by posting frequency into couple of groups created just for this purpose, like "rare", "very rare" and "frequent". I run this script from time to time to automatically move contacts between these groups.

Script is written in Red, you can check the language out here:

@Friendica Support #fediverse #facebook

Holy smokes! This is a must watch

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HIV yes. But since these are powerful politicians, somehow different laws will apply.

A mistake with devastating impacts on lives that may be lost soon as a result. It's no wonder confidence in government is declining. Vote Blue in November!

Rock the day with DJ Shelenn's Classic Rock this afternoon from 2-6 pm ET.

#Blender #MeshLab Hello experts! I am looking for a way to easily divide a model into 256mx256mx256m boundary box layers. It would seem to me this could be scripted cuts. Any ideas?

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Alas, I don't know blender anywhere nearly enough to help.
@smellsofbikes Thanks ... slicing a model in 3DSMax is possible via script. Hopefully enough shares will get the word to someone who can help 😀

Salute to Little Richard - who influenced him, his music, and who he influenced in his career. Tuesday 5/19/20 1-3 pm pacific time (grid time) in the Rockhouse parcel.

Following the unexpected death from cardiac arrest of Brian Howe, I will be paying tribute to "Bad Company" today livestreaming until 6 pm ET - join us at in the Rockhouse!

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DJ Shelenn at the Rockhouse in the 3rd Rock Grid today! Stream live at

Rasbian XP for the Pi 4 is an excellent Windows XP skin but also has a Win 98 VM that can play old Windows games

Nice thing too is it runs Netflix and Hulu right of the box.

Links to instructions and a demo video at Raspbian XP For The Raspberry Pi 4 Is Amazing! Raspbian 95 Is also Available

#technology #raspberrypi #opensource

In this video, we take a look at a new release for the Raspberry Pi 4 called Raspbian XP Professional. This is a modified version of Raspbian and the creator...