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Mostly harmless.. Octavus Deletus Est. Now let’s remove the 27th and bring back jus soli.
This is quite an astonishing letter signed by a large part of the faculty at Yale in an effort to counter the HCQ craziness being espoused by one of their own and others. The final note about AIDS sadly shows why we must never stop confronting the crazy. https://medium.com/@gregggonsalves/statement-from-yale-faculty-on-hydroxychloroquine-and-its-use-in-...
God, I hate how post modernism has infected every aspect of society. “Arbiters of reality” 🙄. Reality *is* arbitrary. Gravity exists. Water is wet. Covid is real. Masks fucking work. And so do fucking vaccines. These things aren’t open for debate. https://twitter.com/coiningbits/status/1291797318224797696?s=21
The white deer of Mallow Castle, Co. Cork. The original herd dates back to the late 16th century, when Elizabeth I gifted these distinctive deer to the Norreys family of Mallow castle Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maartenwvdam/9851396214/in/photolist-dic68j-mWZjC-71hZJ8-9Fqs9S-dWroQH...
“In a normal environment, the United States and like-minded allies and partners would come together to show Lebanon a way out of the abyss, simultaneously striking a blow against Iranian influence and helping Lebanon avoid becoming a failed state.” (/2) https://thehill.com/opinion/international/510830-why-the-us-and-its-allies-should-keep-lebanon-from-...
Is the US doing anything?
I mean let's be honest though. Now is a pretty good time to ground a lot of flights.
FML! The Iceland volcano that wreaked havoc on air travel in 2010 is looking like it’s about to blow again! I just fucking knew this 2020 apocalypse movie still had plot twists left 🤣 Iceland's most active volcano is likely headed for another eruption https://phys.org/news/2020-08-iceland-volcano-eruption.html
An immunology board game would have a rulebook that's 600 pages long and is written only in acronyms; there's a cupboard's worth of tokens; and every so often, the board spontaneously catches fire.
Every penny this hero raised for the NHS has been lost to Liz Truss' mate who has a company worth £100 on paper.... Let that sink in. #PPEcorruption
Interesting study suggesting that more generous unemployment insurance improves the functioning of the labor market by improving employer-employee match quality
New evidence on the impact of more-generous unemployment insurance on workers’ ability to find jobs better suited to their skills, from Ammar Farooq, Adriana D. Kugler, and Umberto Muratori https://nber.org/papers/w27574
Wait until they find out that *all* apps do this in the name of making them habit-forming so you won't look away.
Yesterday, I wrote about the idea that Qanon is an alternate reality game, recapping the arguments that leading ARG designer @Adrian Hon had published: https://pluralistic.net/2020/08/05/behavioral-v-contextual/#adrian-hon 1/
Great leaders take blame and pass along credit.
ideally this would have happened earlier than 90 days in advance of one of the most crucial and contested elections in decades
After years of bad blood between election vendors and the hacker community, the nation's largest vendor, ES&S, is going to announce a new vulnerability disclosure policy that will provide a "safe harbor" to researchers who find bugs in election equipment. https://www.wsj.com/articles/hackers-get-green-light-to-test-u-s-voting-systems-11596628099