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Honored to receive a First place award 🥇 at Havana Painting in the Shade Plein Air. Thankful to the sponsors, judges, artists friends, volunteers and collectors! Great event!

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Honored to get a People Choice Award at plein air 2022.

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🇺🇦, 🇷🇺, Open letter from Russian scientists and science journalists against war with Ukraine 

We, Russian scientists and scientific journalists, strongly protest against the military action initiated by our country's armed forces in Ukraine. This fatal step leads to enormous loss of life and undermines the foundations of the established system of international security. The responsibility for unleashing a new war in Europe lies entirely with Russia.

There is no reasonable justification for this war. Attempts to use the situation in Donbas as a pretext for deploying a military operation are not credible. It is clear that Ukraine does not pose a threat to our country's security. A war against it is unfair and frankly pointless.

Ukraine was and remains a country close to us. Many of us have relatives, friends and colleagues in Ukraine. Our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers fought together against Nazism. The unleashing of war for the geopolitical ambitions of the Russian leadership, driven by dubious historiosophic fantasies, is a cynical betrayal of their memory.

We respect Ukrainian statehood, which is based on really working democratic institutions. We are sympathetic to the European choice of our neighbours. We are convinced that all problems in relations between our countries can be resolved peacefully.

By unleashing war, Russia condemned itself to international isolation, to the position of a pariah country. This means that we scientists will no longer be able to do our work properly: scientific research is inconceivable without full cooperation with colleagues from other countries. Isolating Russia from the world means a further cultural and technological degradation of our country, with no positive prospects. War with Ukraine is a step to nowhere.

We are bitterly aware that our country, which together with other republics of the former Soviet Union made a decisive contribution to the victory over Nazism, has now become the instigator of a new war on the European continent. We demand an immediate halt to all military actions against Ukraine. We demand respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Ukrainian State. We demand peace for our countries.

Signatures keep coming in, we are adding as we can (there are more than 5,400 signatures on the site now).

Attention all academics who have signed the appeal against the war! Sign on in the comments below. Please don't write any unnecessary words like "I subscribe", slogans, or text emphasis - you'll have to delete them manually later. Put your surname first, then your first name in the body of the comment, then your details as you see fit. If you don't see your own comment, don't hurry up and re-sign it - it's more than likely that your comment is already in the database. The time by which comments are processed and posted is indicated before the list of signatures. If you signed up before that time and you're not on the list, write to Please do not use this address for other purposes, in particular for initial signatures.

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RT @AlexKokcharov
In #StPetersburg, #Russia, the police detained a well-known survivor of the Siege of Leningrad Yelena Osipova at an anti-war #protest:

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I have started this fundraising page on behalf of to support the Norwegian Refugee Council in their work in Ukraine.

It’s a great way for anyone (especially Norwegians 🇳🇴) to donate to the cause. You can even use #Vipps :vipps: to give some cash.

Please #boost for visibility. 🔁

#Ukraine #UkraineWar #Refugees #Russia #Donate #Charity #Fundraiser 💵

Given a choice, which vaccine you would prefer against COVID-19?

News for Mr. Schrödinger. From The New Yorker March 30, 2015

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Involuntary biometric #surveillance in public spaces is an outrageous humiliation and a severe attempt to restrict personal freedom with hardly any benefits to general security ...

Please consider signing and promoting the @reclaimyourface European citizens initiative. (If enough EU citizens sign such initiatives, eu comission has to put this on their agenda!)

Just got another e-mail survey, and how do you like this:

Received an unsolicited e-mail with confidentiality notice? Just ignore it. (1) By sending an open unsolicited e-mail to your mailbox the sender already violates any confidentiality, and disclaimers would not help. (2) You have never agreed to hold the correspondence confidential. (3) Open, unencrypted e-mail can be treated as public by your organization.

Microsoft, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the list of hacked government agencies and companies extends to 18,000. I wonder how long any "Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act" would stay "lawful"?

@natalia Congratulations to Natalia, a newly elected signature member of the American Impressionist Society americanimpressionistsociety.o

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Wrote some python scripts that draw the classical trajectories of the double split experiment. Pilot Wave theory is a classical interpretation of quantum mechanics!

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Congratulations DEGART 2020 International Art Show & Contest for professional artists winners:
Best of the show: Hailey E. Herrera (USA)
Best Oil painting: Natalia Andreeva (Russia / USA)
Best Watercolor: Alexander Gorelov (Russia)
Best drawing: Alexander Goreliv (Russia)
Honorable Mention (pointillism art): Eric Theodore (USA)
Honorable Mention : Apolinario Neil Folloso (Philippines).
All artworks available for sale at Degallery (Texas, USA)

Last week Florida State University tested 1875 people for covid and 52 were found to be positive. The official positivity rate is quoted as p=2.77%. What do you think the 95% confidence interval for the positivity rate is?

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