Coronavirus, ways it has and hasn't been spreading, preliminary findings
"“Most infections didn’t take place in supermarkets or restaurants,” Streeck said of his preliminary findings. In Heinsberg, his team of coronavirus detectives could find scant evidence of the virus being transmitted via the surfaces of door handles, smart phones or other objects...
...Instead transmission took place at “events where people spent a length of time in each others’ close company”"
Robot Vehicles Make Contactless Deliveries Amid Coronavirus Quarantine
Chinese startup UDI deploys self-driving vans to deliver food to lockdown areas
covid-19, uspol adjacent
The Parents Are Not All Right - GEN
covid impact on internet traffic
Interesting report on changes in internet traffic over the last month. Some things are obvious, like the huge increase in streaming video and videoconferencing. Some are less so, like the shift from phones back to desktops (if you're at home anyway, might as well use the larger screen and keyboard) & increased interest in local(ish) news sites.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/07/technology/coronavirus-internet-use.html via https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/7/21211960/coronavirus-covid19-pandemic-apps-facebook-netflix-zoom-new-york-times
Artwork by Jorge Garza:
"This is for the health care warriors fighting against Coronavirus."
“While the breakthrough is cause for celebration among Egyptophiles, archaeologists, and bakers everywhere, the project was actually born of an online blunder.” https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-bread-did-ancient-egyptians-eat
If you know COBOL, New Jersey wants you.
Someone pulled thread necromancy on an old (like 2011) blog post about The Flash with lots of comments. On, topic, thoughtful, respectful of disagreements.
OK, posting approved!
20 minutes later: Tearing through more old posts from years ago and posting things like "Nah bro" and "Yeah you wish" and such.
Nope, sorry, you go back in moderation jail.
#2290 "Homemade Masks"
I'm going to change the sign so the pole is horizontal and the sign is mounted on the front like a plunger, so I can carry it around like a lance to gently push people back if they try to approach.
Nature is as much the tiger prowling the forests of Siberia as it is the spider wandering across your ceiling, as much the springbok striding the plains as it is the fox walking through city streets at night.
That fox doesn’t see much difference between “nature” and city. So why should we? The only real distinction is the one which we draw in our own minds.
The Wisdom of Kahless
Long ago, a storm was heading for the city of Quin'lat. Everyone took protection within the walls except one man who remained outside. Kahless went to him and asked what he was doing.
I am not afraid," the man said. "I will not hide my face behind stone and mortar. I will stand before the wind and make it respect me." Kahless honoured his choice and went back inside.
The next day, the storm came, and the man was killed.
The wind does not respect a fool.
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