Hello, Octodonners. It looks like Alice's patreon in support of our chosen instance has plateaued. Please do what you can to help our friendly neighborhood cyberpunk queen, @CobaltVelvet
Donating is grand; boosting this, even, will be helpful, to get the message around.
BTW, if you're not following @dsn_status, you should be. It tells you what stuff the Deep Space Network is talking to. For example, there are dishes in the network receiving data from Voyager 1, at the edge of the Solar System, *right now.* Blows my mind.
Now reading David Deutsch's seminal paper on #quantum computing from 1985. https://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/fall04/cos576/papers/deutsch85.pdf #booklife #physics
"Fresh Out the (Black) Box" by Malcolm Archer http://verysmartbrothas.com/fresh-out-the-black-box/ talks about the experience of being an African-American expat in Geneva:
"Being Black is secondary, supplementary. If you’ve grown up indoctrinated in The StruggleTM, this feels strange, but also liberating. The historical baggage of America’s racial history is gone and so is the burden of anticipating and managing other peoples’ reactions to your Blackness."
This is the book, by the way: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Holes-Time-Warps-Commonwealth/dp/0393312763
One of the best physics books out there for non-scientists, though a bit dated at this point. #booklife #physics #relativity