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I just told somebody to "hit me with the jitsi" and for the record if open source software ever wants a mid-1990s vintage advertising campaign somebody can just hose me down with cash.

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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[3] 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[3] dashboard seems to be what Google[4] 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: usatoday.com/story/news/nation

#COVID

[1]worldometers.info/coronavirus/

[2] ncov2019.live/data

[3] coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

[4] news.google.com/covid19/map?hl

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🤏🧠: You should read the manual first
🎆🧠: You are the manual

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I laughed out loud at this.

thehackernews.com/2021/03/sola

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.

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"Not controversial in the sense of both sides have good points and the issue is unresolved. Controversial in the sense that one side enjoys position of structural privilege and would be mildly inconvenienced in surrendering it, so they'd rather run a gish gallop than redress an inequity."

Current status: "It's DNS" to the tune of "It's Raining Men."

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gab 

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.

wired.com/story/gab-hack-data-

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Inbox Jiro.

There is no great secret to it. You simply dedicate your life to email.

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RT @lcptuk@twitter.com

In the Loop
Monthly newsletter from Tactical Tech, an international NGO that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore the impacts of technology on society
tacticaltech.org/in-the-loop/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lcptuk/status/1364

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OH NO! CARMEN SANDIEGO HAS STOLEN YOUR idea for a new cryptocurrency!

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Today, adding to my list of real stories that exactly zero people will ever believe actually happened, Rammstein came up on shuffle while I was getting groceries, and when I asked a cashier what aisle the peanuts were in and she and the Rammstein guy both said "nine" at the same time.

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@zatnosk @mhoye Be careful with those, I hear it's pretty easy to brick them.

I love the comments on this remarkable video of a performance by Vangelis: youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&

Ridley Scott: "I need a soundtrack for my movie, it is 130 minutes long. When can you deliver it?"
Vangelis, scowling: "... in 130 minutes."

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