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The free market is the ultimate equalizer: it does not care if you grew up poor, the color of your skin, or by what name you call God.

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There are myriad reasons why individuals may wish to use a name other than the one they were born with. The right to anonymity remains as important as ever during this time. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/righ

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Mayor to synagogues: Close for or be shut down permanently.

jpost.com/Diaspora/NYC-Mayor-t

*Ahem,* that would be power you do not have, Mr. de Blasio; neither by statue nor in any sort of practical terms.

Go read George Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport until you understand it. It's read every year at the Touro Synagogue.

Star Trek Discovery has *terrible* writing. is *clearly* being written by many of the same folks as Discovery. Sadly, that's crap, too.

Why?

* No respect Gene's vision.
* No real diversity of thought.
* No real understand psychology, sociology, or mythic archetypes.
* No understanding of dramatic pacing.
* No profound questions.
* Everything just seems to exude self-loathing and bitterness.

Is Shakepear's Hamlet no longer required reading? I've read pulps much better than this.

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Bay Area Mutual Aid created a wiki w/ resources for community members in the San Francisco Bay Area in response to #Covid_19 pandemic. There's also a map w/ offers & requests, & links to local groups. @sfbaymutualaid@twitter.com #RentStrike @TANCBay@twitter.com @antievictionmap@twitter.com
bayareamutualaid.org/

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Access to a critical health service should not hinge on whether or not you have created an account with the world’s biggest advertising company. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/veri

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@profoundlynerdy
One more follow-up: there is some well-structured information and advice in how to contribute to be found here: getusppe.org/makers/

It includes the face shield mentioned earlier but extends to other types of PPE and gives advice on how to get going.

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DIY tech project question, please boost 

Rev. Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, first Priest to die of in .

foxnews.com/us/nyc-pastor-dies

Medical professionals and clergy tend to be more concerned with those around them than themselves; the good ones anyway. This saddens me.

May his Creator greet him warmly.

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@profoundlynerdy After skimming over it I'd say there's definitely something for me in there (don't mind seeing some perl along the way either :)) thanks a lot!

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@profoundlynerdy There is an open-source project by Delve, Midwest Prototyping and University of Wisconsin-Madison Makerspace with rather detailed instructions and guidance: delve.com/insights/face-shield

Not sure what exact license that file is under though. Where do you intent to use build/deploy this?

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Computers and Text: Can anyone recommend high level resources (documentaries, recorded lectures, articles, ...) that help a latin-script-centric person like me gain an understanding of how other cultures experience and use text on computers with non-latin scripts? (RTL, vertical text, complex scripts, ...) Happy about any pointers!

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