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This is the percent infected in Oregon over a 14 day rolling average, since testing started.

is a virus that infects your computer and your brain, and reprograms you to pressure other people to get infected.

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They took it to the Supreme Court around here about the closures violating our right to assembly, and I'm like "Sorry, you lost that right when you banned protests 7 years ago."

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The people hooked on video games don't play for fun. They play because they feel like they did a good job. How rarely do we get to feel that these days? After like age 10, all we ever get in real life is "Here's your next assignment."

Zooming in on the tail it's down to 2.8%! And that's a 14 day average, so the actual percent is even lower.

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This is the percent infected in Oregon over a 14 day rolling average, since testing started.

If a priest tells you that you shouldn't learn to read, because they can tell you what the bible really says, you should be very suspicious.

We need people whose trust.we can verify ourselves. They can verify others, and so on. That's the only way to have a path to what you want to trust. And that's why it's good to test your best friend to see if they're still trustworthy.

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It's just some think I'm too paranoid and friendship needs no conditions or judgement, but then how do you find a good dentist? How do you find a college who picks good dentists? How do you find a college reviewer who picks colleges, who pick good dentists?

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If you can't test it yourself, at some point you have to rely on the judgement of others, but if you don't even know how reliable your own friends are, how can you rely on officials? How can you even tell they are officials? Ask the officials?

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privacy is security and security is privacy
if the "security" is monitoring your every move and reporting it to who knows where that's not "security" that's just lying

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pol, electoral fraud 

Reminder that while voter fraud is a narrow term due to the limited ways in which a voter can defraud an electoral system, electoral fraud is extremely broad since it's the people running the system defrauding the voters and the system has access to a lot of things voters don't.

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It does disappoint me when people get hung up on the tactics espoused by Marie Kondo and miss her broader messages, such as the importance of shaping one's space with intention.

There's a big difference between "Give away all your books to keep your home sparse" and "Give away all the books you'll never read to make more room in your mind and your heart for the books you cherish."

Hash trees are superior to blockchains in every way. They're like blockchains squared.

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In an excellent case against proprietary games and DRM, Doom Eternal now requires you to install an anti-cheat program with Ring 0 access, even for singleplayer!

And yes, this breaks compatibility with things like Wine and Proton on GNU/Linux systems.

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“If people want to quarantine, quarantine. If you don’t want to quarantine, don’t quarantine. Go out, do what you normally do,”

What a very right-wing thing to say… No sir, societies don't work that way. If you don't quarantine and get sick you won't be driving your truck, teaching your class, sweeping your floor, filing your report or whatever your job is. And the rest of us will have to pick up the slack. Your slack.

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One thing I miss in the social media landscape is a rate-limited network, only allowing enough posts so it takes, say, one hour per week to catch up with 500 followed accounts.

That way I could actually stay up to date with all of my friends I made around the world, the quiet and the active ones.

#socialnetwork #mastodon #activitypub #federation

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