In honour of this weekend's dump, here's a chart of when Bitcoin is at its lowest and highest in the average week.
pbanks.net/2021.html#the-weekl

The survival rate of hypertensive rats whose diet included butter, lard, perilla oil/lard, margarine, or partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
doi.org/10.1248/jhs.50.108

Demonstrates a benefit of animal fats and animal/seed blends over common forms of processed vegetable fats (though doesn't include coconut oil, etc.).

Among Fosstodon users:
Each year your account has been up is associated (not necessarily causally) with a 30.2% increase in followers.
Each 1% increase in the number of people you follow is associated with a .304% increase in followers.
Each 1% increase in the number of toots is associated with a .566% increase in followers.

Whereas each ten-fold increase in followers is associated with a 2.225 increase in the odds of getting a boost.

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On Fosstodon, every ten-fold increase in followers is associated with a 1.451 increase in the odds of receiving a reply to a toot.

Want more replies? Post on the weekend, but not on Friday.
Fosstodon user data, Nov. 17, 17:58 - Feb. 2, 17:56

Here's a graph of the most popular apps used to post to Fosstodon (data from Nov. 17 - Feb. 4).

Anyone still have some groovy looking floppies kicking around?

These ETH fees are ridiculous. Will ETH 2.0 save the situation, or will something else (iota, cardano, polkadot, etc.) gain dominance?

Following the Dogecoin insanity, 4chan decided to to pump the most worthless token imaginable, just for the fun of it.

My second attempt at repairing negatives digitized using a crummy scanner by using band-pass filters, ICA, and signal averaging.
pbanks.net/2021.html#scanning-

You can also add noise to faces. The noise can end up telling you how we represent different personality types.

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Reverse correlation is an easy way to look into a person's brain without any fancy equipment. If you ask people to decide between images obscured by noise, the noise tells you a lot about how human vision works.

Repair of an image digitized with a really crummy scanner.

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.