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@amdt It's the usual capitalist playbook. Buy out everything for your own use and then tell others they could just do the same.

In Denmark we are a lot more privileged than many other countries, but we're still FAR behind the US on vaccination rollout due to lack of supply.

In short: it would be nice if Americans in Japan on Twitter complaining about vaccines could check their privilege. ✌🏻

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Considering the circumstances, such as Pfizer applying for approval in Japan a good month or so after America and the EU, or that Japan is having to import from the EU (which is limiting exports)… a difference of a couple of months is little to complain about.

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My local government says it plans to vaccine ‘the rest of its residents’ (‘その他の区民のかた’) from mid-August (‘8月中旬から’). city.toshima.lg.jp/496/2101181

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A BBC report says that ‘The government plans to vaccinate the rest of the adult population [under-50’s], another 21 million people, by the end of July.’ bbc.com/news/health-55274833

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I’m a British citizen, but even if I took a flight to the UK tomorrow, I would not be able to get vaccinated: they were just opened up to over-40’s, and it’s not clear when it could be available to me if I was in the UK.

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The vast majority of countries, regardless of whether they’re in the “West” or the “East”, or “First-”, “Second-” or “Third-World”, are not making as much progress on vaccines as America is.

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But this idea that the “West” is making incredible progress on vaccines, and Japan is ‘falling behind’, smells like the usual bullshit.

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I can empathise; I’ve been ‘staying home’ and working from home for well over a year now. I’ve not been to a café or restaurant, or travelled in that time. I’ve not seen family or friends in that time. I’m tired.

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I’m starting to get tired of the constant complaining from Americans in Japan on Twitter about how slow they feel the progress Japan’s government is making on COVID-19 vaccinations is.

This year at #elsconf: Charity auction and print sales of the Y Combinator Codex!

During this year's ELS, we will be selling prints and hosting an auction of the original of The Y Combinator Codex, a 42cm x 240cm calligraphy piece.

All proceeds, sans printing and shipping costs, go to Lisp-related organizations.

More information at reddit.com/r/lisp/comments/mzr

Attached: photo and a low-res scan of the piece.

#EuropeanLispSymposium #Lisp #Calligraphy #Art #Auction

Developers and testers, it’s the day you’ve been waiting for: elementary OS 6 Beta is available now! Read our announcement to find out more about the beta process as well as what’s new for you in this outstanding upcoming release. blog.elementary.io/elementary-

I’m amazed at how much I thought I knew about the Soviet Union for most of my life turned out to be Cold War-era American propaganda. Thankfully, it’s a lot easier now to see through the same about China.

Nintendo-Put-the-Coffee-Pigeon-Back-in-the-Animal-Forest-Game Challenge 2021.

Since many non-editing buffers open in tabs, it’s mildly disappointing that the integrated terminal emulator’s relegated to a panel at the bottom of the window.

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I’ve been using VS Code at work the past few days to edit various Web-related projects and as far as its feature set and user interface goes… it’s not bad! 🤭

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