If you're COVID testing before an event... try to do it RIGHT before, if possible. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/testing-people-hours-before-an-event-can-reduce-covid-19-transmission-study-1.6006751
Facebook reports drop in revenue for the first time, vows to become even more advertiser-focused and user-hostile https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/27/23281294/facebook-meta-revenue-declines-for-first-time
Cool interactive on how American Sign Language is evolving in the era of video phones. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/07/26/us/american-sign-language-changes.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuomT1JKd6J17Vw1cRCfTTMQmqxCdw_PIxfs9gGPzNiGeVTdcwqNPW9LavB-SIvA9IMYomD2eScVAO7YpAedzwekaO0VrRBShrZbBk5QMJSo4ssSzQmYyldrrbIwPzAXLPCO_Ofstg_q-uQ6LKjG7HfybhWsqdwc2p8NjIEWg3XFY2qvEFLFq04Iq3uMkUpl7FW1TZSKOuqT4Gl4pboX9GxLf7ggyX-lTUTjBz5XLu_9bLlIkWR-RR2h_4G089NpZJNgSWa75JBcjc8f06q4DXi0qdMz6Qs1sGPWH0uliorXPqheTycupxPpQFKhcvbvMt2fSJ09k9ycGAAnIrM5WSDVTHo5F&smid=tw-share
This is sad to me. It's basically monetized fanfic with the creativity taken out and gig-economy wages for the creators. "Werewolf erotica is the latest global gig work trend" https://restofworld.org/2022/china-romance-novels/
The fundamental problem here is NOT that the cops are overfunded, overarmed, and nonetheless incapable of defending public safety (which they are). It's that no one person should be able to threaten public safety the way the shooter did in the first place. https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/special-reports/uvalde-school-shooting/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-house-committee-report-texas-tribune/287-dfdaebf9-d887-432a-8870-b0709f0cf1ea
If you have COVID tests that expire soon… many tests have had their expiration dates extended! Check here: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic-tests
Wow! "Parallel Reality" technology from @MisAppSci displays a different image to each viewer! http://misappliedsciences.com/home/technology.html
Actors have agents, who find them work, and managers, who provide career advice. Why don't writers have managers? I really feel like I could use one. https://actingmagazine.com/2020/08/talent-agent-vs-talent-manager-what-is-the-difference/
Hugo- and Nebula-winning writer of the ARABELLA OF MARS trilogy and over 50 science fiction and fantasy stories. He/him.
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