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📆 SENSES Outreach Event on January 15, 2:00 pm (CET) via video!

If you are curious about communicating climate change scenarios, please join us for our Outreach Event! We have a dedicated session for and plenty of time for Q&A.

eveeno.com/SENSES_Outreach

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uclab_potsdam/stat

tex.stackexchange.com/question - how to add a source to an image/plot in a LaTeX doc. There are many ways apparently but this feels clean and declarative.

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@dburbach@twitter.com:

NREL career scientists computed that ability to move more power between E and W US electric grids would have big benefits, at coal's expense

DOE appointees barred authors from presenting or publishing, still buried. Lead author told he'd never get a good project again, quit DOE

https://twitter.com/JeffDColgan/status/1297536267257884672

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So apparently Mozilla let go 250 employees including the threat management team.
To make it even worse they announce this in a blog post full of corporate doublespeak.

Also Mitchel baker has a salary of 2.5$ Mil which apparently couldn't be lowered so they at least wouldn't have had to let got the *threat management team*.

#MozillaLifeboat

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Don't.
Use.
#Zoom.
Just.
Don't.

“Free users for sure we don’t want to give that [end-to-end encryption] because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose” - Eric Yuan, CEO.
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bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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Masern Epidemie Kongo 

#WHO schlägt Alarm: Mehr als 6.000 Tote durch #Masern im #Kongo

Alle schauen nach China, über Kongo wird kaum berichtet.

Dies sei der derzeit schlimmste Masernausbruch weltweit, teilte die WHO mit. „Wir tun unser Bestes, diese Epidemie unter Kontrolle zu bringen“, sagte die WHO-Chefin für Afrika, Matshidiso Moeti

aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/108

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RT @tillnm@twitter.com

Super helpful Cheat Sheets for Data Visualization Techniques. Including some well-designed examples. By @zezhong_w@twitter.com @menimagerie@twitter.com @davemurrayrust@twitter.com @benjbach@twitter.com. visualizationcheatsheets.githu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/tillnm/status/1222

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If you don't like what Facebook is doing, consider joing the the #OpenStreetMap Foundation, to help set _some_ #OSM policy direction (though OSM is happily quite anarchistic).

I beat the FB candidate for the board by 1 vote a few weeks ago, so every little helps!

join.osmfoundation.org/

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Facebook detects some of these lines in a field as roads, others not. Because why not

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Dear authors,

Please stop using both ω and w in your equations.

Yours,
People tired of squinting at papers trying to figure out which is which

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i took the pointer less accessed by and that made all the dereference

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nsidc.org/greenland-today/ - after reading an alarming economist article about the Greenland ice sheet melt earlier this year, I was curious how things would progress. The link here is an nsidc interactive vis. showing up-to-date data. It is clear that the peak melt so far was in 2012, but although we're going through a lower-melting period (relative to that all-time high), a trend line would clearly have a positive slope.

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Fighting against common knowledge is freaking hard. For instance in Italy people are convinced that cold temperatures and direct bursts of air make you sick.

All Italians believe it. Even when then you ask them about Russians, Norwegians and so on that according to their belief should all be dead they won't accept the fact that it doesn't work like that.

This makes me very sympathetic towards Galileo, though surely on a smaller scale.

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RT @ISS_Research
The #science aboard @spacex #Dragon will help us learn about atmospheric carbon’s relationship with climate, will use ground-breaking tissue chip technology to study how microgravity affects humans, and will study how DNA is affected by radiation. Read: nasa.gov/mission_pages/station 

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According to this study France’s technology #procurement #policy that required government agencies to favor #FreeSoftware over proprietary software was a huge success: 0.6% - 5.4% yearly increase in companies that use Free Software, 9% - 18% yearly increase of IT-related startups, a 6.6% - 14% yearly increase in the number of individuals employed in IT related jobs and 600,000 Free Software contributions per year from #France papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf #pmpc #PublicCode

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I really want to love #StarTrekDiscovery. I like the characters. I like the design aesthetic. I like the acting. I like the focus on inter-personal relationships. I like Pike. I even like the new Klingons. But the plots (especially for season 2) have been blisteringly incoherent.

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Are there any #FOSS / #selfhosted bookmark managers that make it easy to organize bookmarks into categories / hierarchies?

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