"Modern European civilisation both destroys and treasures what it encounters in the rest of the world. Like Scipio Africanus weeping while he gazed at the Carthage he’d just obliterated, the destruction of the other is turned into life lessons for the destroyer, or artefacts in colonial cabinets of curiosities. The most important piece of Libyco-Berber writing was pillaged and sold to the British Museum for five pounds. It’s not currently on display."
Current Vaccination Status:
Studies on kids and biking. Kids basically report feeling like adults are kind of 'gaslighting' them, providing them with lots of messaging around staying fit and ‘not sitting in front of the TV every day’ but then making walking and cycling so unsafe to do. Kids' needs matter https://twitter.com/Brycepearce/status/1406712344386830336
DNA is tiny. How can we actually detect a piece of code at macroscopic scale? Multiply the DNA by billions!
That's PCR and it's how we can detect viruses/bacteria, disease, know if food is deadly.
OpenPCR is a GPL'd soft/hardware design for low cost (medical) diagnostics everywhere.
TIL in said podcast that instead of speaking of "slaves," speaking of "the enslaved" is a way to avoid reducing enslaved people to their status and instead actively recognize their humanity. (German: "Versklavte" instead of "Sklav_innen")
It's one of those things that are so painfully obvious once one gives it a single thought, I feel ashamed to have never thought about it myself before. A great "thank you!" to Michael Küppers-Adebisi for getting me on track.
Dreaming of a computing environment from 2011.
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