A theory of aerodynamics that needs to be adjusted every few miles would not be useful for a flying plane. So why do we put up with it in our theories of the universe?
Props to @LPPFusion for launching a dedicated instance for their company.
*THIS* is why we have federation.
Silos for interests, silos for your brand, etc
If you want to launch an instance for your brand there *are* Mastodon hosting providers out there. And not expensive ones.
LPPFusion is a company researching the viability of a fusion reaction generator called the dense plasma focus. We've published world record results in leading journals, have collaboration agreements with universities (including UCSD) and in terms of money spent compared to results achieved are the world's best.
We're on Mastodon because our sysadmin, @escapist, is a fan of Free Software.
Let's work towards a decentralized grid for a federated web!
We agree! The Big Bang was not the beginning!
"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. "Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up." - Dr Stephen Hawking
#Mastodon v2.3.1 is out! 🎉
- Bug fixes
- Button to open all CWs in a thread
- New cute default avatar
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne is offering a plasma physics MOOC on edX. Please consider taking it if you'd like some introductory information.
In case you missed it, this is an animation created with pictures from different shots of plasma in action. For an explanation of what can be gleaned from them, please read our report.
It'd be cool if each one of us told our story about #findingmastodon.
I first read about it in issue 30 of the Free Software Bulletin published by @fsf. Then, I rolled out an instance for @LPPFusion which is the company I work for. A little while later I rolled out my own personal instance and you've had to deal with me since.
LPPFusion Report February 2, 2018 is hot off the presses! The news items in this report are:
• Wefunder Equity Crowdfunding Passes Half-Way Point
• Tungsten Experiments Concluding with Major Upgrades
• LPPFusion Publishes World Record Results
• Preparations for Beryllium, Boron Advance
• Publicity for Hydrogen-Boron Fusion
Fixing the home regeneration bug was easy once it has been identified. Nevertheless it's one of the most important fixes in Mastodon history, I think. I'm anxious to think what negative effects that bug has had on our growth during its lifespan of a year, when people would return to an unwelcoming empty home timeline after 2 weeks absence.