Norway’s first hybrid rocket reached space today, demonstrating new hybrid #propulsion technology for a cleaner, safer, more flexible method of powering small launch vehicles. Nucleus was designed and built by @Nammo with @esa_sts.
Read more: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Transportation/Norway_takes_the_lead_in_hybrid_propulsion https://twitter.com/esa/status/1045337868581949441/photo/1 source: https://twitter.com/esa/status/1045337868581949441
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The reaction we should be having to watching Will Wheaton get bullied and harassed out of the fediverse is not "I thought you people would be better!" It's "I thought Mastodon was designed to protect people from exactly this."
Peoples is peoples, and we're going to find ways to be mean to each other no matter how we organize ourselves. Technology can constrain that meanness, or amplify it. Twitter's a megaphone. Can we build Mastodon into a nice set of noise-cancelling headphones?
The hardest part of using PGP, key management, doesn't scale well in large organizations. We solved this problem at First Look Media (where there are over 200 PGP users) with GPG Sync. We maintain a keylist, and everyone subscribes to it, so everyone has the latest public key for everyone else.
I'm excited to announce that we've submitted a draft RFC that will turn GPG Sync into an internet standard!
Check this out: https://tech.firstlook.media/keylist-rfc-explainer
Check out my (~15m) talk at @firstname.lastname@example.org where I explain why it's critical that free/libre/open source software projects shouldn't rely on proprietary tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RCY
It's a talk version of https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html from 2010. Sadly still relevant.
Admin account for mastodon.acc.sunet.se - main account over at email@example.com, please follow that for the occasional toots about non-admin things.
mastodon.acc.sunet.se is run by the Academic Computer Club at Umeå University located in Umeå, Sweden. ACC is actively involved in several open source projects and we provide mirrors for Debian, Ubuntu, Gnome and GIMP. We also host servers for the Gimpnet, Freenode, and OFTC IRC networks. You can read more about our projects and our servers on the ACC website.