Starting a thread on the discrepancies in cumulative count of fatal #coronavirus
cases. Whose data do you trust?
After following the various statistics a while now, it seems that Johns Hopkins continually undercounts or minimizes the numbers compared to the other two large globally-oriented databases? By as much as 10,000 or 5,000 deaths? (2,562,730 - 2,551,200 is a difference of 11.5K deaths.
The JH dashboard seems to be what Google and other large media are using for their reporting, too.
Tangentially related article on native populations being undercounted or grouped as deaths in the white population: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/27/california-natives-fear-covid-deaths-undercounted-native-americans/6838693002
Jan-Werner Müller: The critical infrastructure of democracy https://www.hiig.de/en/events/jan-werner-mueller-the-critical-infrastructure-of-democracy/
[Full-time] OPEN SOUCE ENGINEER at VMware https://www.fossjobs.net/job/10408/open-souce-engineer-at-vmware/ #jobs
I laughed out loud at this.
This is the reason that people who work in aviation think of people in information technology have the professional discipline of a toddler sneaking the last sips of wine from the grownups table.
If it's not a bug but a feature, this is big. MIT Press has now granted full access to all its journals https://www.mitpressjournals.org/action/showPublications
Yup, it’s true 🥳 ✨
> The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make Gab’s 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.
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Electricity needed to mine bitcoin is more than used by 'entire countries' https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/feb/27/bitcoin-mining-electricity-use-environmental-impact
I love the comments on this remarkable video of a performance by Vangelis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=UOWB7KWS9CA&fbclid=IwAR39SGVQRxvj6vj0RkvKrm3AVp-_JKC1ov1f1xh2tIRAgeZCkJCt3QdtWIc
Ridley Scott: "I need a soundtrack for my movie, it is 130 minutes long. When can you deliver it?"
Vangelis, scowling: "... in 130 minutes."
Chaotic good. (he/him)
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