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I’m Stee! When I’m not working I am reading garbage on the internet, , watching and , or . I play somewhat proficiently. I used to play in church but I’ve been out of that life for a while now. Uncle to 6 awesome kids. I have an amazing wife, 3 and 0 kids and we’re happy with that lifestyle. Slightly antisocial but I love laughing with, and giving lectures to, my friends. I love and .

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@weird_sci@twitter.com:

Turtles are not inside their shells. They *are* their shells.

A tortoise/turtle shell contains nerves that connect to its central nervous system. They can feel pain and pleasure when their shells are touched. It’s an inseparable part of their anatomy.

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it's weird to me that Terraria is one of the best selling games of all time. like, i can definitely see that it was a successful game with a fun mechanic, and most of my friends had a copy at some point, and we played together a dozen or so times for a few months when it first came out, and i really enjoyed it. but it definitely doesn't have the same level of 'mindshare' as games it hugely outsold. e.g. i've personally never met Terraria Megafans where the only thing they're into is Terraria

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Can we just teach people to use the search function in a website instead of deploying chat bots.

Chat bots never do anything useful.

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I always thought there was something wrong with me and that I was never going to live up to my parents' expectations for me. They said I was smart, and insisted it constantly, and I couldn't get good grades outside of tests. But it turns out I probably just have a learning disability and because everyone thought I was "smart," I never stood a chance or got the help I need.

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THE FIRST EXOPLANET SPECTRUM FROM #JWST!!!

After all the other releases I'll come back and talk about this and answer your questions!

#Astronomy #Astrophysics #Science #Exoplanets

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So not gonna lie, I am INCREDIBLY disappointed in that JWST event.

Having the president and other career politicians introduce it instead of a science communicator was a CHOICE and *not* a good one.

And having the image on a small screen we had to squint to see? This was just a big example of how not to do an outreach event 🙄

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Everyone! Quick! Turn on NASA TV!

( nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ind )

We're getting a preview of the JWST Deep Field image in 17 minutes!

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Homophobia 

Also, a much needed reminder this week as you see NASA go way too hard with the "Webb" branding: James Webb enforced homophobic polices during his tenure as under secretary of state and NASA administrator and we should not be celebrating him by naming a telescope after him. I will only use the acronym JWST until the telescope is renamed.

scientificamerican.com/article

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I’ve been playing on @ZeCircle vanilla anarchy server. I’m not sure what’s so anarchic about it but only a few people have logged on since I’ve been playing. I tried to chat but I guess that chat is disabled… I tried Mumble and it was empty too. I’d love to play online with some cool people. (Or if you’re like me, severely uncool people.)

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It could be that we have launched a BetterMinecraft server under Fabric? 🤔​ It could be... :awesome_rotate:

🔁​​ You must share this post and reply with your Minecraft username to be whitelisted, you will have access to the server within a day.

:gamepad:​ For more information and instructions on how to download mods and Minecraft Fabric: zecircle.xyz/#minecraft

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The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their corruption and murder will foam up about their waists and all the consultants and politicians will look up and shout "We need more votes!"...

...and I'll look down, and whisper "lol! lmao! I already early voted a straight Dem ticket!"

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NASA has announced the images and data that will be shown at the JWST press conference next week! If you haven't already, now is the time to mark your calendars for Tuesday July 12th at 10:30 am Eastern! 🗓️

This is the first real *science quality* data that the public will see!!

On the exoplanet side, we recently heard rumors that they planned to show an exoplanet spectrum at this event - and now we know what target! I'll put some info about WASP-96b in a thread below ⬇️

nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/

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nothing really, race stuff 

I don't really get why some white people are so into tanning, just be born brown - it's easy, most people are doing it

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I’m sharing this again for a friend because I forgot to hashtag. Please share this thread and sign, especially if you want to help further trans and non-binary rights in Germany!

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the funniest part of the whole boris story is that theres WAY more cabinet members than i thought so its just like a clown car. they KEEP resigning

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(Ohio, USA) Homicide by Police. Seriously, this is depressing/aggrevating, you've been warned. BLM! 

In Akron, Ohio, 8 officers were put on paid administrative leave following the fatal shooting of a black doordash driver age 25, #JaylandWalker
Some details are left out for brevity sake, but Jayland was shot at by police 90 times and struck by bullets 60 times while fleeing and unarmed.
Protests are happening in Downtown Akron all weekend and footage is set to release Sunday.

#JusticeForJayland

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remember not to shoot fireworks near or at your local PD this 4th, the cops get spooked real easy

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Just popping in to say: Exciting life news! Today is my last day of work as a postdoc... because as of next week I become senior staff! (i.e. a permanent position!) 🪐🔭

More exciting news is that my husband has a position in the area lined up after finishing his residency - so only one more year of long-distance! 🥰

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@Stee JWST data coming soon!!! First publicly released images are coming July 12th at 10:30 am!

jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaun

We can expect our science data that's being taken early July to become available within 48 hours of that event and then the real work begins! I'm excited to share with you all that process- trust me, you all will know once I start downloading our data!

In the meantime I have LOTS to finish up before JWST data consumes my life 🫣

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