If you want to keep up on the raw images coming back from Mars Perseverance, here you go. (It's very sparse at the moment but will fill up in the upcoming days (and hopefully, years.)
language learning oddness
Playing around with JLPT N5 practice tests (https://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/forlearners.html) is surreal. Actually reading the instructions is pretty difficult, but at the same time, they assume basically no kanji knowledge.
This also applies to Duo covering lots of "day to day" things when I often encounter technical terms, and somewhat uncomfortably, ship names
"Time travel is possible?"
"The arguments against are history immutability-"
"Refuted by the multi-timeline theory."
"And the E=mc² energy cost of removing a person-"
"Paid by removing the same mass from the past."
"Which is why you are buried up to your neck in my lawn."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
COVID-19, US policy
The primary reasons not to use N95s involve lack of access to them vs equivalent masks of a different type (eg: KN95, KF94, FFP2), or it's practical for you to have something fancier (eg: P100, MSA millennium)
US Health Insurance PSA
Biden just signed an executive order opening a special enrollment period on healthcare.gov. Starting Feb 15th and running until May 15th you can sign up for coverage without needing to prove that you lost previous coverage due to a qualifying life event. So if you need coverage, mark your calendar.
No, you want the other kind of accelerationist. I just mean that my religion involves building this https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.04469
Astronomy diapsid and number cruncher, other skills as required. Not indebted to 𒀭𒌓. Not just a stabby bird lost in the Outer Dark (p ≤ 0.05).
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