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A one-day short film shoot for £1,850, looking for "a transgender woman in any stage of presentation or transition, aged 25 or older":

backstage.com/uk/magazine/arti

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@moiety Margaret Hamilton continues to amaze me. You can't go to the Moon without a computer, and she was in charge of that. Her work on Development Before The Fact is fascinating. And she coined the phrase 'software engineering'. A real pioneer.

Haha, not sure what’s so triple-A about DVD rentals 😂

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Hey! I’ve set up a gofundme to rise money for top surgery! My quality of life is vastly hindered by my chest and I’d be so so thankful for all the help I can get. Even £1 makes all the difference. Thank you 💕

Please share! :)

gofundme.com/help-ashley-ville

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The Event Horizon Telescope, incidentally, is a fantastic example of a large scale decentralised non-governmental collaboration.

That black hole image was taken using 8 separately managed radio telescopes scattered across the planet. It was organised by scientists working in 60 different research institutes in 17 countries across 6 continents. With no motive beyond trying to learn something which they didn't know before.

Only to find out that there’s free coffee in the business lounge 😂

Buying coffee at Starbucks to feel like a commoner now that I’m a business class flying lady 💁🏻‍♀️.

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The Gender Spectrum Collection: a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés.

broadlygenderphotos.vice.com/

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@ben think of it more as say 100MB/s data generation per dish. If they are receiving for six hours a night thats 2.16TB of data generated.

They where probably generating data faster than 100MB/s; I can't seem to find the link atm but I recently read an astrophysics paper on how one group were collecting and storing radio astronomy data in the GB/s.

From watching the press release they used the rotation of the Earth to their benefit as it enabled them to scan their "viewport" over the target and produce a much higher resolution image as a result.
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@ben they had multiple radio telescopes around the world collecting ultra high resolution samples.

The disks were then flown from the telescopes to two central locations where the five petabytes of data was analysed to find the common wave form. That reduced the data set by 1/10,000 they then went through a few more steps until they had a few hundred TiB of data from which the 250KB image was generated.

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Everyone she goes through her hair I feel the tension in the air 💖

Two great : Computer scientist Katie Bouman and Margaret Hamilton.

Katie with her awesome stack of hard drives for image data 😍.

Margaret and her Apollo Guidance Computer source code 📚.

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Katie Bouman, the scientist behind the first image of a black hole. Katie created an algorithm that made the image possible #WomenInSTEM #womensart t.co/anjif88j52

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I saw people freaking out about the first picture of a black hole but no one mentioning Katie Bouman, who made it happen.

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