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Software "engineer" by trade and study. enthusiast, loves . Also looking to pivot away from pure software, and into , or . Or in any other way contribute something meaningful back to this world. is my OS. I may have made a for it once.

Ok, so it's my second day of using MS Teams, and I wonder why everyone says it's shit. So far, it looks to me like a better Slack (and nicer to the eye as well).

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@quat wow, Google managed to implement jellypotato on a static list

that's impressive

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RT @aibhleog@twitter.com

Saw this somewhere & can't stop thinking about it:

People who People who'd
refuse to == hide their
self-isolate zombie bite

Extra ways you may be able to save lives during -19 pandemic:

- If you have stocked surgical masks or N95 respirators, donate them all to your local hospital. This will save doctors from dying.

- If you have bought chloroquine for coronavirus, donate it to people suffering from lupus. There's little evidence chloroquine helps with coronavirus. Meanwhile, a day without a dose is life-impairing and (life-threatening for some) lupus patients. There is now a shortage of chloroquine.

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This is a constant inspiration to me. (image via Wikimedia commons)

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RT @JuhanaIF@twitter.com

This one's a real head-scratcher.

"Hoarding" is just a smear word for "building an emergency buffer just-in-time".

I see so many people considering extremely optimized supply chains a good thing; if that's so, then let's not fault people for living JIT themselves. Consumers are just the last link in the supply chain. The problem is in the chain, not in the minds of consumers.

Is it me, or is there _less_ going on on the Internet despite everyone (hopefully) sitting at home?

Multi-Account Containers.

Pros:
- Sorta, kinda, helps with privacy, if you're super careful and don't make a mistake.

Cons:
- In which f***in container should I open this Slack workspace again?
- Overall mess with logins in redirects.

I think I'm going to stop using the "account containers", and instead focus on something that kills third-party cookies.

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A debt jubilee is the only way to avoid a depression

...History offers us another alternative in such situations: a debt jubilee. This slate-cleaning, balance-restoring step recognizes the fundamental truth that when debts grow too large to be paid without reducing debtors to poverty, the way to hold society together and restore balance is simply to cancel the bad debts....

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

#Debt #debtJubilee #MichaelHudson #covid19

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Keep in mind that our measure of ignorance is large, testing is grossly inadequate AND inconsistent, that the relation of confirmed to actual cases is uncertain (1/10/ 1/20? 1/85/ 1/100? -- there are arguments for each, I'm asuming about 1/85 for the US).

But that 1% threshold will be crossed soon, all but certainly in the next week or so. At which point public contact all but certainly means infection risk.

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If there's a 14 day lag on COVID-19 testing, and a ~2.14 day doubling rate, as data suggest, the US may have cross about 3 million actual infecteds today, meaning about 1% of the overall population now has the virus.

If during your day you encounter 100 people, or something that's encountered 100 people, odds are good that at least one was infected with the virus.

It's a very good time to minimise your contacts.

#StayTheFuckHome #COVID19

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So duckduckgo started showing pinterest resulst in its image search now.

Anybody know an alternative non-google image search that is not touched with this blight yet?

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I know the headline is "NPM joins GitHub", but it's hard not to read it as "Microsoft acquires Javascript"

github.blog/2020-03-16-npm-is-

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Latest #COVIDー19 charts, published for consistency.

The story is getting harder to read as testing, containment and reporting strategies diversify.

When time allows I will switch focus to fatality rate.

After the /#covid19 pandemic dies down, we'll be left with a lot of people in urgent need of help, and an economy requiring repair. Anyone here has any thoughts on that?

For the ers: I'm collecting ideas here: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2.

#coronavirus #ukpol 

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