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Science papers are always full of figures, but very rarely are they to scale, but in this astrophysics paper, which I’ve never heard of an astrophysics paper having a figure to scale, the authors included a 1:1 scale of a 5 Earth-mass back hole. So take 5 Earths worth of mass, compress it so it curbed spacetime infinitely, and this is how big that would be.
My hand for scale, don’t let your actual hand get that close to a real black hole though.
seattle pol, coffee, transmisogyny
just passing this on from a friend who sent me thihs twitter link:
"hm, seattle ppl, looks like Caffe Vita has been up to some usual transmisogyny .... consider coffee from elsewhere! [shared from local pages]"
drugs & jordan peterson
i'm glad that Jordan Peterson spent a year publicly advancing his claim that eating a 100% meat diet cured his brain worries and allowed him to completely stop taking antidepressants.
but now it's been revealed that he had actually developed a significant Klonopin habit and he had to check into rehab to quit.
this is significantly more educational than anything he's ever written. addiction is not a moral failing. that can't be said of claiming beef cures depression.
For anyone looking for a DRM-free e-book edition to buy, PM Press have you covered:
I didn't expect to even finish this book, but it is full of these thought-nuggets that i really can't get out of my head
I do have some issues with some of the framing of historical events as more related and less coincidental than they probably were (not explicitly stated, but sometimes it felt like the framing of the book was doing a lot of winkwinknudgenudge)
but overall, i recommend it and I'm now interested in Erica's thesis¹ that this book referenced a lot
Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples | by Erica Lagalisse
"When entire cosmologies are reified as 'proper' only to specific preordained identities, we are effectivley saying they are false to the extent that they do not apply across the cosmos whatsoever"
People that take the Glasgow-Edinburgh train have developed this anarcho-communist ticket sharing economy and I love it. It's because return tickets cost literally only 10 pence more than a single, so people just buy returns and leave the other ticket at the station they arrive at.
It's fucking beautiful and more folk need tae know about it
Today, Seattle Proud Boy Zac Staggs attempted to infiltrate the #ClimateStrike march in black bloc gear, but was reportedly identified immediately under his mask and got beat up... at an event organized by high schoolers.
Seattle (Ballard) local neo-nazi community warning, please boost for visibility
Sean-Michael David Scott is a member of proud boys and lives in Ballard. Know your local fash.
Basic rundown is included in the poster (I will add an image description in the comments), more info can be found here:
things went downhill the rest of the morning
vox media is unionized, gizmodo group (which contains splinter, the root, etc) is unionized... as a result, these places tend to produce pro-labor pieces more frequently, and with more insight and nuance, than non-union newsrooms. they’re not perfect, of course, but i’m glad they’ve organized! ✊️
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