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:space_exp_mars2020_jpl: Random Image from Mars Perseverance :space_exp_mars2020_nasa:

Title: Mars Perseverance Sol 397: Left Mastcam-Z Camera

Id: ZL7_0397_0702168515_050EBY_N0180000ZCAM01517_1100LMJ
Sol: 397
Date taken: 2022-04-02T10​:​54​:​42.871 (Sol-00397M08​:​20​:​29.643)
Date received: 2022-04-16T17​:​27​:​19Z
Camera used: MCZ_LEFT (CAHVOR)
Camera position: (0.683455,0.597137,-1.98133)
Camera vector: (-0.03730311867746496,-0.7587079834073931,-0.6503619555684526)

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover's mast.

This image was acquired on April 2, 2022 (Sol 397) at the local mean solar time of 08:20:29.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

Source: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/ZL7_0397_0702168515_050EBY_N0180000ZCAM01517_1100LMJ
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover …

Father's Day thoughts as a fairly new dad, abuse mention 

A mantra I've found helpful 

COVID, public health (+ but not here) 

The thing is that science fiction has primed us to frame AI as a specific type of human rights issue, because AI is great as a METAPHOR in science fiction for various types of dehumanization—labour alienation, neurodivergence, race, gender, to name a few examples.

Beginner question about gender and kink 

Given the choice between reading about a scientific advance in a journalism outlet (bigthink, quanta, scientific american, space.com, etc) or reading the scientific paper as a preprint, which do you prefer?

Please boost for more signal!

Evidence that you are a fictional character: / 1. Regular and implausible outlandish coincidences / 2. Obvious plot holes in the worldbuilding / 3. Unusual gaps in your memory, as if periods of low narrative interest were "timeskipped" / 4. Branded or trademarked items in the environment seem lazy, hastily constructed or self-parodic, such as a social network whose posts are called "toots"

Re-reading this very important and interesting article, about how meritocracy is not only demonstrably false, but believing in it makes people more willing to tolerate and participate in inequality and discrimination.

press.princeton.edu/ideas/a-be

This is the best sentence I have read in a good while:

"Their proposal seems to be that the Great Filter is that Capitalism is a death cult: either you reach for the stars and explode, or you get a little cottage in the country and don't bother disassembling Jupiter."

jwz.org/blog/2022/05/today-in-

Given the choice between reading about a scientific advance in a journalism outlet (bigthink, quanta, scientific american, space.com, etc) or reading the scientific paper as a preprint, which do you prefer?

Please boost for more signal!

covid, grim 

Old, old hack; Information Society 

Old, old hack; Information Society 

Old, old hack; Information Society 

Old, old hack; Information Society 

was working on a parser for an esoteric datetime shorthand for personal use, and saw this incredible page: ijmacd.github.io/rfc3339-iso86

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