Liquor before beer, fuck the police

Beer before liquor, fuck the police

Hi, Folks!

I am a tenured Associate Professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. I have my B.S. Degree with a Double Major in Chemistry and Physics and my Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with specialties in Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy, Instrument Design, and Automation Software Development. I teach in an interdisciplinary undergraduate program called Integrated Science, Business, and Technology in which our students study the process of developing scientific discoveries into new products and services using collaborative business practices. I develop and teach courses in Energy, Materials, and Informatics, and have personal research interests in Robotics and Machine Intelligence.

After joining Facebook as soon as La Salle was added to the Facebook servers in 2005 and Joining Twitter in 2007, I created the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the University as I was unable to convince our IT department that it was important for the University to have a presence on social media.

After openly sharing my personal Political positions as a Constitutional Conservative and my support of Donald Trump, the backlash on Facebook and Twitter was so severe that I no longer use those networks.

As a Conservative Academic, I understand and deeply experience what it means to be a minority. I'm giving Mastadon a spin in search of respectful conversation.

I'm not happy with how the Wil Wheaton situation was resolved. An admin was overwhelmed with frivolous reports about him and felt forced to exile him. I've said before that I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how a large group of people can mobilize to drive anyone off the fediverse. Mob rule is universally dangerous: Mods and admins must examine evidence and decide based on wrongdoing and danger, and not on how many times someone was reported.

Looking up at the stars in the sky, do you ever wonder if the galaxy is full of zombies?

arxiv.org/abs/1403.8146

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Hi!

I'm currently enrolled in the Physics Bachelor. I'm very curious about new discoveries and new technologies, hence my presence here on Mastodon (and @QOTO)

I am also an avid reader and I would love to get some recommendations from you all.

Nice to be here. :blobsmilehappyeyes:
TOOT!

Petrichor, that fresh aroma you can smell after the rain, is caused by a little molecule called geosmin. The name literally means "earth smell." It's produced by soil bacteria and gives an earthy flavour to beets.

Humans are extremely sensitive to this scent – much, much more sensitive than sharks are to blood. Some think we evolved that way to find fresh drinking water after droughts.

Hi!

I study photonic engineering. My current main interest is in physical phenomena, including Fourier optics, holography, light sources (e.g. lasers) and optical components (e.g. LCDs).

What do you think of a non-invasive brain interface?
ted.com/talks/mary_lou_jepsen_

Preferred programming language: C/C++
- Once I learned something about OpenCL, OpenMP, Qt,.....
Favorit operating system: Xubuntu/Win/Mac -> Cross-platform

Favourite musical instrument: Didgeridoo

Nice to be here.

Hi all,
I'm new here and it feels a bit like the first days on Twitter.
I'm a freelance science journalist and will soon start a serial about the history of CRISPR/Cas9 (the new gene editing tool, that is going to change the world, probably) at a new german independent science journalism platform called Riffreporter (riffreporter.de (no publisher required)). I work as a science journalist for nearly twenty years now, For some years I worked at a university, teaching and doing a project about health journalism (medien-doktor.de/medizin). I started creating podcasts (habichgehoert-fandichgut.de) and audiostories soundcloud.com/anhaeuser and I have blog called Plazeboalarm since 2005 about pseudosience, bad health reporting etc. at the german Scienceblogs scienceblogs.de/plazeboalarm

I can help with all things around science communication etc.

Hello everyone. I am a student in in . Interested in newer ways of mathematics to young students.

Hey folks. Chemistry teacher. BA in art and MS in computer science so I'm all over the place. Looking to burn off some ADD :)

Hello World!

I'm not a programmer, nor do I come from twitter, so forgive me if I find no use for the hashtag here (I only use it when talking to the preprocessor). However, this is an

introduction.

I'm a composer, but I also do animations, relief prints and some writing. Curiosity brought me here, and possibly also the promise of being able to post equations should I ever need to.

always afraid to say anything because who the fuck am I to talk?

@freemo Thank you for the warm welcome, it looks like this instance has been growing pretty rapidly lately. I can't wait to dive into some discussions around here!

I definitely plan to share some of the data I've been collecting. Much of my recent work involves irradiating air samples with neutrons (neutron activation), then detecting the sample's resulting gamma radioactivity on a spectrum to get a measure of trace quantities. I could upload some gamma spectra soon to show what I mean here! :)

Hi everyone, I am new to Mastodon, so I'm still not very familiar with the whole thing, but I smell very good premises!

I am a (soon to be) Physics PhD student, and I'm interested to links Statistical Mechanics and biological evolution.
Other than this, I like to read (and sometimes write) about the links between technological advancement, such as machine learning or social networks and changes in our society and politics!

Contrary to popular belief, nature does not abhor a vacuum.

99.9999999999999999999958% of the universe is completely empty. Give or take.

And the 0.0000000000000000000042% of the Universe which isn't empty is made of atoms – but atoms themselves are actually 99.9999999996% empty!

So everything is mostly nothing really.

When you look at it that way, it’s easy to justify eating an entire tub of ice cream.

I'm putting together a presentation for my students on the search for exoplanets, the Drake equation, and the Fermi Paradox. I've found that the big "are we alone out here" questions that I originally planned to focus on are being supplanted by me just wanting to read transit data and talk about spectrographs.

My kids are going to be so bored.

This is a photograph of Earth and the Moon taken from 1.44 billion km away, on July 19 2013.

Everyone you've ever known is living out their life here, on this little blue jewel, glittering faintly in the sunlight.

This tiny, delicate planet is all we have in the vastness of the Universe. Every living thing on it is part of our extended family.

All of us together, against a backdrop of unending darkness.

💙

(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.


Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here: https://video.qoto.org.
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username]@qoto.org so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is @freemo@qoto.org.

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***