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For new folks: I post a lot of bug photos, marked sensitive to accommodate aversions/phobias. However, things may slip through, and I do boost some un-CW'd bug photos from time to time. If you see anything that should be CW'd, let me know!

Bug identification upon request. Please include geographic location.

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A wasp named after NHL goaltender Tuukka Rask as both are acrobatic, and have a killer glove hand.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaumatodryinus_tuukkaraski

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On this day in 1985, London Pride was led by miners in solidarity with LGSM (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners), something that was depicted in the movie Pride and is well documented to have led to many gay rights in the UK

That was also my first ever pride. In a sling, as a baby, I marched alongside the miners and the queers.

Today, exactly 37 years later, I helped to lead and organise a trans rights protest outside Downing Street in London.

Solidarity forever.

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Reading Bratton's The Revenge of the Real, I must admit I find at least fascinating his proposal of a positive biopolitics, where not all sensing and testing is reduced to panoptical surveillance. Most media art is indeed fixated on a negative, foucauldian notion of biopolitics. Are there exceptions?

On tonight's walk Wasabi encountered three small raccoons just several metres away as they came down from the tree for the night and for some reason decided to come up the walk to the building! She was alarmed but intensely interested. (I shone my phone flashlight & they fled.)

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Stephan's quintet is a grouping of 5 galaxies as seen from our point of view. Four of the galaxies are part of a group about 250 Mly away. The fifth galaxy is a foreground object about 40Mly away.

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You might want to get the popcorn ready, 15 minutes until the egg sac opens up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gcWAVoDTH0

ugh i think i lost my clip-on selfie light somewhere

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I think the reason it still resonates is because Mr Darcy Learns And Grows, which is something we still wish men would figure out how to do

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@darius idea: an open source license that explicitly forbids people from using the software to talk about open source software

New simple syrup experiment: rhubarb! Plus a few raspberries.

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I say this sincerely, and as someone who appreciates and develops open source software: one advantage to making your social media platform closed source is that it's not immediately overrun with people posting about free open source software.

It honestly might be a better move to start closed source, grow your user base, and *then* make it open source so the FLOSS nerds you attract can't overwhelm the platform

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Let's watch some kaiju movies!

TONIGHT
TONIGHT
TONIGHT

THURSDAY JUNE 30 @ 9pm CST (2am UTC)

we will be watching:

TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA

its on archive.org which is free and ad free. it's also on a ton of other streaming sites: hbomax, vudu, pluto, crackle, etc

please watch and live toot it with us

#Monsterdon

https://youtu.be/ZfbTB7bu6aI

i have worms of all sizes, some pupae, and adult beetles. can deliver because why the fuck not

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ok i have altogether too many mealworms. if anyone in the west end of toronto wants a bunch of free mealworms hit me up, otherwise i am going to go on a pigeon feeding spree i guess

ice cold uncontroversial mastodev take 

more open source projects should pay designers to make shit look good

no opinions on the purple. i'm on hometown anyway which has a dracula-y theme

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@schratze I would be happy to set this up and have already purchased a domain for this purpose. Am wiffling a bit because I'm not sure what platform/hosting to go with; am thinking GoToSocial or Bonfire but both are in very early days.

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Imo there should be a forum or fedi instance or discord server full of insect nerds where you can just post a photo and ask "what the heck is this buge" and the insect nerds answer you within seconds

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It's not the first thing that made me cry today but Nate Stevenson's new comic made me cry in that "oh shit here's me" kind of way.
https://www.imfineimfine.com/p/nate

"My name is NATE! and my pronouns are he/him! I've chosen a 'male' name and 'male' pronouns because this is how I want to interact with a world that demands we choose one of two."

Later he says "I wanted a name that'd fit in with my siblings' names" too. Which, is complicated and emotional for me but very much part of how I chose my name.

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