Johnson and Johnson is the cool vaccine.
Social media is rife with vaccine braggarts claiming allegiance to #TeamPfizer or the #ModernaGang. You’d think I’d be jealous, since I didn’t get either of those vaccines. I got the vax that youths on TikTok are comparing to a flip phone. But guess what? I’m sitting over here, chuckling at those chumps and their two-shot vaccines. Why? I’m a one-shotter, baby. I received the coolest, the most efficient, the least painful, and the most elite vaccine of all. I’m J&J, all the way.Very well written, fun to read!
Wind and solar continue to smash global records for installation 🥳🙋💃🕺🎆
The public schools teach even less. Hawaiian language itself was *illegal* to speak in Hawaii till 1986, & in 2018, a professor from Maui (Kalekoa Ka'eo) was arrested for speaking Hawaiian in a courtroom (despite Hawaiian being an official language here).
As the deadline draws near, even old conservative scientists start to realize that technological solutionnism led us into a wall (we're about to smash the 1.5°C one) and only immediate and effective reduction of emissions and consumption may help us stay below 3°C.
"If we want to keep people safe then large and sustained cuts to carbon emissions need to happen now [...] The time for wishful thinking is over."
I've been following this malicious Tor exit relay group for a while now.
Here is an update about them:
The FBI subpoenaed Apple for the account of Alexandra Elbakyan (SciHub) in February 2019. Apple just notified her of this violation.
I just heard that German health insurances do not cover the cost (500 Euro) for HPV vaccine for men (and also not women > 18 years (some cover up to 25 for women)).
At the same time, some cover the cost of homeopathy. Truly outrageous! HPV vaccine only for rich men, useless sugar pills for anyone.
I love that the community stands up against adding telemetry to Audacity. I do *not* love that everyone thinks they should flood the github PR with meaningless posts. I literally just read:
"I thought this is a joke. It's not funny. I guess all that had to be said about this has already been said."
If everything has been said, then why do you need to add your opinion? There are literally hundreds of answers already. You can give your thumbs up to those.
Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added
Side note about this: Remember the Notre Dame fire when billionaires promised to donate to repair and restore it?
None of them followed through.
Because they all had demands attached to control the reconstruction.
Because it's not about altruism, it's about CONTROL. https://twitter.com/Nash076/status/1389356926258106369
The fear of socioeconomic descent is real for me. Especially with certain things it bubbles to the surface. Right now I'm in a relatively expensive train (ICE in Germany). Every time I do this and the ticket gets checked, I have these thoughts around "What if one day I won't be able to easily afford a ticket and this check would be something to fear?".
I think this fear is part of what makes me stay in line with the capitalist system even though I dislike it so much.
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"approachable without being whimsical" (Goldman Sachs about its new font, but applies to me as well)
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