Couple of thoughts here. From the perspective of a physician who has taken care of a lot of Covid patients and has a pretty good understanding of the realities here. First there is a vaccine. We all have access to the vaccine in the US. Variants will occur and we will create new vaccines but the more variants out there and the quicker they arrive, there's a danger a variant can get ahead of us.
A lot of publicity about the right and vaccine resistance is correct but remember prior to Covid, a lot of the anti-vaxx false connection stuff was coming from some distinctly not red state areas. Hopefully, they stop, too.
Covid is here. Mitigation efforts for before vaccines aren't as useful now. The vaccines are the way to cope.These are the realities. From someone who actually has been in the trenches from the beginning. Covid is worse than a vaccine. If you want to say it's experimental, ok, but so are all the covid treatments. You'd rather have the vaccine.
System76 fully AMD Laptop now available (Pangolin)
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#phosh 0.9.0 is out 🚀 : https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/phosh/-/releases/v0.9.0
Now supports #GNOME's OSD DBus protocol, indicates microphone hardware kill switch state, fixes around the overview including long-swipes. Requires libhandy >= 1.1.90
'Science' is not neutral because 'science' is conducted by humans and humans have biases, period. The good thing about science is *not* that it's neutral but that it provides a mechanism for accountability.
As long as you have humans in the equation (and *yes*, that includes humans training AIs, motherfuckers), there *will* be bias. There *will* be narrative selection. And y'all should think a *lot* before unquestioningly using it to shut down trans and nb requests for inclusivity.
A reminder to all creative people:
If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.
The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.
I have been very happy with Flatpak as a distribution method. I like getting up to date software, but for the base of the system it is nice to have a more stable core. Arch has been my distro of choice for a while because of prompt updates, but with Flatpak I may use a base distro with a longer release cycle and get applications through Flatpak.
Time for another #RustConf! The one upside to remote: this year I definitely will not be crashing a Lime scooter on the way to the convention.
I'm shocked how hard it is to generate text about Muslims from GPT-3 that has nothing to do with violence... or being killed...
"Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens"
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