Software "engineer" by trade and study. #Space enthusiast, loves #scifi. Also looking to pivot away from pure software, and into #spacetech, #biotech or #cleantech. Or in any other way contribute something meaningful back to this world. #Emacs is my OS. I may have made a #nyancat for it once.
@quat wow, Google managed to implement jellypotato on a static list
- 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.
#TIL: "cabin fever" is a thing.
"Hoarding" is just a smear word for "building an emergency buffer just-in-time".
I see so many people considering extremely optimized #JIT 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.
#firefox Multi-Account Containers.
- Sorta, kinda, helps with privacy, if you're super careful and don't make a mistake.
- 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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
I think I've figured out the UK's plan. They're attempting to do an epidemiological equivalent of a *suicide burn*, balancing the NHS at 100% capacity.
Anyone playing #KSP will know the maneuver, but also recognize how difficult it is to time it, and how costly are the mistakes. That's why I don't think it will work. Pandemics aren't rockets, you can't measure or control them anywhere near precisely enough.