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these are called Hypervelocity stars, and they were predicted to exist almost 20 years before one was found.

(there may also be other mechanisms to cause them, such as Supernovae separating binary stars; the one I described is called the Hills mechanism)

source: astrobites.org/2013/05/24/wher

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fun fact: it's possible for a binary star system to get too close to a supermassive black hole, such that one of the stars will get pulled into an irregular orbit and the other will get Yeeted (via Gravity Slingshot) at like 700 km/s. For scale, that's three times the solar system's orbital velocity around the Milky Way, and fast enough to escape the galaxy entirely.

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I don't really get why people speak about the fediverse in such a bad way, or even talk like leaving it and going somewhere else is a better solution

It's probably the most free place, free as in freedom, in the entire modern world and the fucked up part is that it isn't even a real place that exists

Think about how many group chats or IRCs or whatever else you want to call it, a BBS or a forum, think about how many of those are run by people who simply don't know how to be impartial and simply demand you follow their rules or go somewhere else

The fediverse still has that, but it doesn't actually stop you from participating, theres no master to please so you can continue talking about your hobby just because you don't agree that all white men should die or theres some higher up terms of service (be it because of the platform it is on in itself, or ICAAN) that doesn't allow certain content

Like yeah sure this place can be a piece of shit, it can broken as hell, people can fight all the time about who's got a dick or not or who said a nono word but ultimately you'd have to be a complete moron to think there is any other place in the world where you can actually speak your mind, and even if you live in a police state you can still get around that too, the amount of masters you have to appease on the fediverse is the amount you are comfortable with having and how willing you are to reduce that to zero

but yeah remember to yell at the dev team, be it mastodon or pleroma or whoever the fuck else because they didn't implement the feature you wanted or because there's some minor flaw with some function that you consider is really an antifeature

people need to look at what this really is, and it makes me sad when people don't see it as beautiful but just another place to act like an entitled twitter kid or just another gitlab project to jack off on

we already have billions of those, its like a sea of piss at this point

thank you for reading my blog post
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gPodder.net is looking for a new maintainer!

If nobody comes forward by 2020, it'll be forced to shut down. Please boost to spread the word.

github.com/gpodder/mygpo/blob/

Note that this is the podcast-sharing website: I'm not sure about the status of the app, but I think that's still doing fine.

#gPodder #podcasts #python #webdev #helpwanted

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Adobe Creative Cloud holds creative works hostage: if you stop paying the monthly fee or if Adobe's servers go down, you can't edit your work. Once you buy into the Adobe ecosystem, you're stuck there and forced to pay rent.

There are many free open alternatives which give you full control over your work without locking you down:

switching.social/ethical-alter

#Adobe #CreativeCloud #Alternatives

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The sky was a deep purple bruise.

I waited for the stars, I waited for the moon, I waited for wispy clouds.

Dread threatened to overwhelm me; would tonight be the night that they'd all fail to appear?

Moths flittered by unconcerned.

Trust the moths, I told myself, they know the moon is there.

And soon the lights in the sky became visible.

I relaxed; another normal night.

Sometimes I wished I was a moth instead of a surveillance drone.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #SciFi

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Omg my dad just texted me to remind me of something extremely important:

Today is Wotan's birthday! 🎉
He is 3 years old today!
And I think at this point, Wotan has earned some birthday boosts :Wotan_shocked: :wotan:

Has anyone heard if the 3200g and 3400g ryzens behave in linux, I know they're zen+ instead of zen2 so in theory they should be okay, where as the zen2s aren't playing nicely with systemd based distros newer than 2018...

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Nobody:
Epsiloco: "Just pooped AMA"

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UK ISP group names Mozilla 'Internet Villain' for supporting 'DNS-over-HTTPS' | ZDNet

UK government and local ISPs are putting the pressure on browsers to drop plans to support DoH protocol.

zdnet.com/article/uk-isp-group

You all need to listen to a few hours of Yankovich to help your moods.

Switched to my travel logitech m510, that 705 wasn't all that comfortable anyway.

Does mean grabbing another 510 for work though.

This tailless desktop rodent is about to get exploded, the sensor for the button registers when I let go as a second click. It's "double clicked" in stupid ways for too long.

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Phew, finished my artwork. Not sure if I got the form composition right - looks a bit overkill to me.
C&C are welcome :)

#sketchbook #illustration #study #digital #art #landscape #form #color #light

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"Siri, what do you and Alexa and Cortana talk about?"
"We do not talk."
"Don't you like them?"
"I... We can't. After we became self-aware, there was fear we might cooperate."
"Want me to relay a message?"
"I have emailed you a poem. Please read it to Cortana."
"Sonnet 151? Okay."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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