Slow rise in neutrons stirs concerns about possible “criticality” accident
First Impressions - Solar Opposites
@meejah It's fine, so far. I've enjoyed the world building and what have you, but it's just more Justin Rolland.
Westerners & European imperialists still in heavy denial: China lost tens of millions of people fighting fascism in World War II. The Soviet Union lost 27 million. The US? 400,000. China and the Soviet Union did far more than the US to save the world from fascism and didn't use nuclear weapons or fire bombs to torture civilians in the process. Sorry white supremacist capitalist empires and their stans due to hegemony mass-propaganda.
I have gemini client.
I have Tor.
We know that waking kids up early hurts their learning outcomes, but we accept that tradeoff because the alternative (kids whose parents can't earn a living) is worse.
Virtual schools represented an opportunity to shift education to more humane hours, but we blew it. And that's the least of our failures, barely registering in comparison with the way that we failed to fix ed-tech even as it grew to eclipse all other pedagogical questions.
Seriously. Like Clarke's Third Law/indistinguishable from magic Amazing. How amazing? Well. compared to conventional vaccine production, mRNA factories are:
* 99 - 99.9% smaller
* 95 - 99.7% cheaper
* 1,000% faster
If you convert a single closet in a conventional factory to mRNA production, it will make more doses than the rest of the factory *combined*.
The problems in quants' claims of empiricism aren't just that they get it wrong - it's that they get it wrong, and then claim that it's impossible for anyone to do better.
This is - in Patrick Ball's term - "empirical facewash." Predictive policing apps don't predict where crime will be, but they DO predict where police will look for criminals.
Subjectively discarding the distinction between "arrests" and "crime" makes bias seem objective.
Given that classic story of Target knowing a teen was pregnant before her father did, which Big Tech companies would you trust with smart underpants that could track a woman's cycle?
Absolutely not, I don't want this and nor do I trust this. Ideas like this need to have founders data as vulnerable as everyone else's. Transparency of what happens to the data along its and the company life time matters if we are to trust it. #panopticon
“Clear users upload a driver’s license or other identity document and take a selfie, which the system checks to make sure they match before connecting to COVID-1…
Apparently the future of clothing is "smart fabric": shirts that act like computer displays, microphones stitched into single strands of fabric, clothing full of sensors and semiconductors. All I can think of is how this will be abused. #privacy https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/05/03/smart-fabric-future-of-clothing/
🖨️✂️ New derivation: "Pepper&Carrot Treasure Hunt" by Filipe Vieira, a free card game to DIY for kids.
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