@2ck Debian / Ubuntu’s packaging strategy is a major source of reputational damage to Python and the PyPA, unfortunately: https://gist.github.com/tiran/2dec9e03c6f901814f6d1e8dad09528e
They do all kinds of non-standard and unsupported things, then people complain upstream and get the impression that Python is more unstable / fragile than it is 🙁
The point at the end about basic science research is well-made, but it's not just that similar viruses have been studied before that made the COVID-19 vaccines possible (it is easy to make the case for those studies), but all of the research into tools and methods, even for unrelated uses, that allowed for rapid development is important as well.
fyi: they banned trump from twitter because it was no longer profitable for them to keep him on the platform, not because he incited violence.
it's a side effect of him inciting that violence: the fact that advertisers no longer want to affiliate themself with violence (specifically against white people).
corporations act in their own self interest, and that self-interest is profit.
Common cell type nomenclature for the mammalian brain
The advancement of single-cell RNA-sequencing technologies has led to an explosion of cell type definitions across multiple organs and organisms. Resulting in widely varying nomenclature and limited alignment between taxonomies.
This was fun. Really appreciated the use of cobweb graphs -- I remember seeing them on my TI-84 calculator and never quite understanding what they're for.
(aside: I managed to find that "switchover" point by poking around and then doing a binary search (followed by a Google search because the decimal number didn't ring any bells) which, although it lacked the real mathematical insight, was also fun in itself)
So, not powers, but something tied to an object? I'm terrible at these, so I'll just go with what I've seen recently: Martian Marine combat armor suit from The Expanse. It's basically a wearable combat spaceship. For why...I don't know, but I think because I like the relationship Draper has to her suit and I can relate to that.
it made me think a lot about how mental illness can create behavior that others find really hard to engage with, which effectively alienates the person more. i dont have any real answers for this other than like, reach out to those around you if they're struggling
For those more familiar with bytes than bases
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