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What's an image made of?

There are many correct answers.

But the most fascinating one is: << sines & cosines >>

Read on if you're intrigued👇🧵🪡

#python #images #fourier
*Any* image can be reconstructed from a series of sinusoidal gratings.

A sinusoidal grating looks like this…

#sinusoidal #grating Sinusoidal grating
It’s called a sinusoidal grating because the grayscale values vary according to the sine function.

If you plot the values along a horizontal line of the grating, you’ll get a plot of a sine function Cross-section of a sinusoidal grating
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I updated my #Flickr album on Black and White experiments. Adding a few pictures and sorting again. Adding a short snippet of the story behind the pictures flic.kr/s/aHsmVx3vdh
In 2014 just a few months after arriving in #France we visited #Normandy and the #D-Day landing beaches. Omaha Beach is one, the most (in)famous. The image of the perfectly aligned tombs in the cemetery impacted me and haunts me since then flic.kr/p/2nc2D8g
After that visit I curated and arranged the pictures in this #Flickr album flic.kr/s/aHsjZmqJt4
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#Elezioni #Malta
L'ultimo partito registrato in ordine di tempo, è #Volt|G/EFA, partito paneuropeo presente dal 2021 anche a Malta. Volt, che si definisce ultraprogressista per i canoni maltesi, ha pubblicato un manifesto che ha destato molto
scalpore e ha suscitato diverse critiche: ha proposto la legalizzazione dell'aborto, la creazione del reato di femminicidio e la legalizzazione dell'eutanasia, della cannabis e dei sex workers.
Volt propone, tra le altre cose, di promuovere le PMI,
l'aumento dell'energia prodotta da fonti rinnovabili, la promozione dell'agricoltura verticale e la promozione dell'idrogeno verde.
Volt è stato il primo partito nella storia di Malta a dichiararsi favorevole all'aborto e a candidare un trangender
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Russia 🇷🇺 is a beautiful country. I have many dear Russian friends.

What Russian invasion army under Putin’s orders is doing in Ukraine is condemned by all of the International community.
@MFA @RT

theguardian.com/world/2022/feb… Image
Russia 🇷🇺 could be a prosperous nation if only the country was not run by Putin’s Silovik kleptocrats.

The only way for Russian youth to succeed in the future is to over-throw criminal Putin and choose #peace in Ukraine 🇺🇦. Stand up to Putin insanity!
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Putin’s unjustified, criminal invasion is turning Russia 🇷🇺 into a pariah state.

The phase of invasion war can be over in days or weeks, but the World will not forget in a generation. Ukrainian 🇺🇦 people will never forget Putin’s Holodomor.
#StandWithUkraine Image
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Un rasgo de la UE es la influencia de los pequeños Estados, lo que no es nuevo en la historia europea. Baste recordar el peso de los tres arzobispos electores (Maguncia, Tréveris y Colonia) en el el Sacro Imperio Romano o de las ciudades Estado italianas en la Baja Edad Media.
El Estado nación se fue imponiendo a partir de la Edad Moderna como modelo a imitar, hasta que el sistema no soportó su proliferación sin instancias supranacionales e implosionó en las dos GM. La solución resultante (CEE, ahora UE) evoca rasgos de una lejana gobernanza europea.
La elección de @EP_President ha suscitado diversos comentarios: tercera mujer que preside el PE o la ausencia de S&D de la presidencia de las 3 grandes instituciones 🇪🇺. Quizá lo más relevante sea que proviene de #Malta, con 500.000 habitantes, frente a los 450 millones de la UE.
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🇲🇹Malte enregistre aujourd'hui 762 nouveaux cas positifs à la #Covid_19, contre 1 030 il y a 7 jours.

👉Soit une baisse des cas de -26,02%.

Il paraît donc maintenant assez clair que l'île a passé un pic de contamination pour cette vague de #Covid_19, avec #Omicron.

#Malta
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En ce qui concerne les décès et chiffres hospitaliers Covid :

👉2 décès ont aussi été signalés (vs 0 à J-7), soit 10 décès en une semaine.

🟡127 personnes positifs à la #Covid sont hospitalisées, soit +4 en 24 heures.
🟠6 d'entres elles sont en ITU(ICU), soit -1 en 24 heures. Image
source officielle :
facebook.com/photo/?fbid=29…..

Stats d'hier : facebook.com/photo/?fbid=29…

Stats d'il y a 7 jours
: facebook.com/photo/?fbid=28…
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Wednesday's #Covid19 megathread makes an early start as there's so much news to bring you!

#Omicron takes centre stage in Europe with a raft of records (recap coming up), but #UK ministers are increasingly confident the NHS won't be swamped despite England's lack of restrictions
It turned out to be a terrible Tuesday, not just in #UK, which was just one of TEN European countries to hit all time high daily #Covid19 infection numbers.

#Cyprus #France #Greece #Iceland #Italy #Malta #Montenegro #Portugal and #Spain the others to set new records.
Concern in #Norway. The #Omicron wave looked to be beyond the peak; is it making a comeback or is it still delayed Christmas cases?
4,702 new #Covid19 infections, fewer than 100 down on last Weds.

Better health data. 315 in hospital, down 13 since y'day, although 120 are in ICU
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This is the start of the daily #Covid19 thread for Tuesday.

So despite big increases in cases and hospitalisations, no further restrictions for #England. How bad will the data be today? We'll find out later and I'll update and analyse all the data worldwide as often as possible:
Boris has urged you all to be cautious in the packed bars and nightclubs on New Year's Eve, so that's ok then!

First to South America where #Argentina has just topped 20,000 new #Covid19 cases in a day for the first time since July.

20,263 is the daily total, up 280% compared with the week before.
31 deaths.
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Monday's #Covid19 thread starts here. Still holidays around the world for many, including #UK. But here all eyes on Boris Johnson - will he, or won't he make more restrictions or even lockdown? We should know today.

I've got more hospital data in the thread, updated real time..
So let me start with #UK. I've managed to get new health data, which will be critical to the decision on new restrictions in #England

As of y'day there were 7,536 #Covid19 patients in English hospitals; up 17.1% in a week.

But 2,425 of those are in London and that's up 45.5%
Strangely, South-East & South-West areas of #England have fewer #Covid19 patients in hospital.

Occupied hospital beds by region (weekly change):

#London 2,425 +46%
#Midlands 1,345 +17%
#East 681 +16%
#NorthWest 945 +8%
#Yorkshire/NE 847 +3%
#SouthEast 803 -2%
#SouthWest 490 -5%
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1) Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong authorises Sinovac vaccine for children aged 3-17, Rotterdam riots condemned theguardian.com/world/live/202…
2) Covid cases rate in Czech Republic hit a record 929 new cases per 100K residents (2nd record this week), its health ministry said Saturday.

Czech Rep’s daily cases tally ⬆️ to 22,936 Friday.

A further 110 people died on Thursday, the ministry said;
3) Thousands of people have marched in “freedom” rallies in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, with the largest crowds in the Victorian capital as protests against the state government’s pandemic legislation ramped up again;
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A thread on an important symbol: the #maltesecross of the #KnightsHospitaller and it’s use in #definingpower #elite #networks #deepstate #worldgovernment
The #maltesecross of the #KnightsHospitaller are displayed by the Order of St John, Royal Victorian Order & Order of the Bath (GCB) - dynastic orders / orders of chivalry in the UK honours system. ImageImageImageImage
The last 8 Lord Mayor’s of the City of London Corporation, all Knights in the Order of St John - the British branch of the #knightshospitaller

The city brands itself as the oldest continuous municipal ‘democracy’ and serves as the model for the British Parliament. ImageImage
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This thread is a list of nations that have vaccinated at least 70% of their populations, and how they're doing on a cases/deaths per day bases before and after during the #COVID19 #pandemic.
All vaccination rates are as of October 1, 2021.
All cases/deaths are as of October 20, 2021.
Data from the publicly available Our World in Data dataset.
github.com/owid/covid-19-…
#Andorra has seen a 25.3% drop in cases and a 56.7% drop in mortality.
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Il nostro ciclone ha assunto caratteristiche sub-tropicali!
Si autoalimenta dal calore latente del mare e nelle prossime ore si approfondirà grazie ai forti temporali che si sviluppano attorno al classico “occhio”.
Porterà piogge intense, vento forte e mareggiate.
Dettagli👇
La convezione è sempre più simmetrica, entro domani dovrebbe abbracciare completamente l’occhio.
La sua traiettoria ad ora non è ancora chiara del tutto. Dovrebbe risalire verso la Sicilia, stazionando al largo per qualche ora prima di tornare verso la Libia dove si dissiperà
Le zone più esposte alle forti piogge saranno siracusano ragusano e basso catanese con forti temporali.
Il vento sarà forte lungo tutta la costa ionica con punte possibili attorno ai 100 km/h.
Il problema maggiore sarà il mare grosso. Le onde potranno raggiungere i 4/5 metri.
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1. #Norway has been instrumental in promoting the YP internationally. Undoubtedly this has encouraged other Nordic states to adopt the YP into their policies/legislation.

yogyakartaprinciples.org/wp-content/upl…
2. #Norway has also been a self admitted 'driving force' in successful lobbying of the #UnitedNations and the #CouncilOfEurope to incorporate the concept of 'gender identity' into their human rights policies/frameworks.

regjeringen.no/contentassets/…
3. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs produced this guidance in 2013 which relies on the YP.

regjeringen.no/contentassets/…
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🆘~49 persone in pericolo nella zona SAR di #Malta!
Le persone, in fuga dalla #Libia, sono in pericolo a bordo di una barca sovraffollata. Necessitano di supporto immediato. Le autorità sono informate e speriamo che lancino una operazione di ricerca e soccorso il prima possibile.
Abbiamo appena parlato con le 49 persone in pericolo. Sono ancora alla deriva e chiedono urgente soccorso! Ci hanno dato una posizione aggiornata che mostra che sono ancora nella SAR di #Malta. Autorità informate. Va lanciata una operazione SAR ora!
⚠️16h dopo il primo allarme, ~49 persone sono ancora alla deriva nel Mediterraneo. Nessun salvataggio è stato avviato. Esortiamo #Malta e #Italia ad adempiere alle loro responsabilità coordinando un'operazione SAR per portarli in salvo! #DontLetThemDrown #MigrantsLivesMatter
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🆘~49 people in danger in #Malta SAR zone! The people are fleeing #Libya and are in distress on a overcrowded boat. They need immediate support. Authorities are alerted & we hope they’ll launch a search & rescue operation soon.
🆘 We just spoke to the 49 people in distress. They are still adrift & in need of immediate rescue! They also gave us an updated position showing they are deep in #Malta's SAR zone. Authorities are alerted & need to launch a search & rescue operation NOW!
⚠️16h since our first alert to authorities, ~49 people are still drifting in the Mediterranean Sea. No rescue has been launched yet. We urge #Malta and #Italy to fulfil their responsibilities to coordinate a SAR operation & to rescue now! #DontLetThemDrown #MigrantsLivesMatter
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“In the mid-1960s, I was a young NHS houseman in London specializing in obstetrics. One day I was called to A&E / ER to see a young woman who was bleeding...”

@Newsweek piece by retired doctor on how things were when abortion was illegal in the UK.
#AbortionBan #Texas #SanMarino
On Sunday, #SanMarino joined 50+ countries that have improved access to abortion in the past 25 years

It was decriminalised in South Korea (2021), Argentina (2020), Ireland (2019)

But other places - e.g. #Poland & #Texas - are swimming against the tide.
Women & girls pay a high price for restrictions on abortion. They pay with their health, their well-being & even with their lives

Last January, abortion in #Poland - already only available to women in extreme circumstances - was further restricted.
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
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So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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🔻The addresses we heard today were especially useful, if inescapably pessimistic, since as you know #PressFreedom in #Europe, is a crucial pillar of #EU #democracy.>>>

@Europarl_EN
#DRFMG @EP_Justice
@SYRIZAEP @Left_EU
>>>This is a very serious issue.
The @EFJEUROPE, of which every Greek journalist is a member, conducted extensive research, shedding light on the “big picture” of media ownership in Europe, which found that:>>>

#PressFreedom @Europarl_EN
#DRFMG @EP_Justice
@SYRIZAEP @Left_EU
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📌The vast majority of Media belong -with various degrees of transparency- to multinational shareholders. Their relationship w/ gov'ts is constantly deepening and this concerns all not just the usual suspects>>>

#PressFreedom @Europarl_EN
#DRFMG @EP_Justice
@SYRIZAEP @Left_EU
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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
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Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
2/3
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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① The #EUreferendum was undemocratic. Many people directly affected were denied a vote.

Citizens living in the UK from over 70 nations could vote in the EU referendum, but most citizens living here from the rest of the #EU could not.
② Including Britain, 55 countries across the world are members of the #Commonwealth, and all citizens from those countries resident with ‘leave-to-remain’ in the UK were granted a vote the #EUreferendum.

They included citizens living here from Australia, Canada, Ghana, India..
③ Just two #EU countries are members of the #Commonwealth, #Malta and #Cyprus, and citizens from those countries resident in the UK were able to vote in the #EUreferendum.
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Välimeren alueella EU jäsenvaltioilla ja EU-johtoisilla toimijoilla on aivan riittävästi kalustoa pelastamaan vaarassa olevia.
Se, ettei EU eivätkä jäsenvaltiot pelasta hädässä olevia on häpeällistä ja EU arvojen vastaista.

#EU #politiikka #pakolaisuus @EU_Commission
Is it so that France simply doesn’t have capability to act in the Mediterranean, @EmmanuelMacron ? No ships, at least no seaworthy ones, can’t do anything? Yeah, I know, times are hard and you can’t expect a nation like France to maintain operational capacity on seas.
Italiaa ei voi edes trollata, ei löydy Twitteristä #Draghi eikä muutakaan.
Ei kai se mikään ihmekään ole, Rooma kaatui jo aikaa sitten eikä siellä sen jälkeen ole tainnut juuri hallintoa olla.
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"According to federal health officials, 99.5% of deaths from Covid-19 are now among the unvaccinated. That is a real testament to the power of the vaccines."
cnn.com/2021/07/22/hea…

I'd say it's a real testament to the power of propaganda.
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“The takeaway message remains, if you’re vaccinated, you are protected. You are not going to end up with severe disease, hospitalization or death.”—@celinegounder
nytimes.com/2021/07/22/hea…

"You cannot prove a vague theory wrong" —Richard Feynman Image
#Singapore:
-75% of Covid infections are in vaccinated people.
-75% of the population is vaccinated.
-The vaccines were claimed to have 94%-95% efficacy.

I guess that's just how math works? 🤔

Anyway, obviously #VaccinesWork! 🤪
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