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Mako
General-purpose geek, programmer, occasional hardware hacker. Not a Python templating library.
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Mako Jun 1
Replying to @RealYeyoZa @CHSommers
It took substantial, targeted curtailments of civil liberties to stamp down on football firms here in the UK and I think in many other European countries too, and what the US is facing right now seems to be a lot more organized and has a lot more mainstream support.
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Mako Jun 1
Replying to @toad_spotted
Smart white middle-class college educated folks, that's who. I'm pretty sure that American universities must be teaching them that these tactics are good in class or something.
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Scott Manley May 31
Independent creators like working hard on launching a rocket with astronauts to space and then finding that big corporations like are stealing their content. You'd think would have more incentive to stop bad actors from abusing their power.
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Mako May 31
Replying to @AriCohn @CHSommers
Yup. Some of them already have, like the owner of the oldest independent sci-fi bookstore in America which is now a pile of smoking rubble.
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Mako May 31
More than that. The whole nature and legitimacy of the modern white-driven "anti-racism" movement starts to look a lot different, and the news reporters who turned their reporting into a way to push it start to look a lot less like the good guys. Which is why they'll never do it.
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Alec MacGillis May 30
Revealing scene. Black woman trying to restrain young white men from mayhem outside Baltimore City Hall. She says they're placing African Americans at greater risk. White guy's response: "They're going to kill you anyway!"
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Andy Milonakis May 30
Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice
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Darius Kazemi May 30
Replying to @tinysubversions
btw I've doubled the size of my audit set and the 5% figure for One Piece Treasure Island crossposters continues to hold. We may live in a world where a One Piece mobile game affected the results of hundreds of social science papers about the bot menace
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Garance Franke-Ruta May 29
"One farm in Tennessee distributed Covid-19 tests to all of its workers after an employee came down with the virus. It turned out that every single one of its roughly 200 employees had been infected."
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dan hett May 28
I love that the council are using the photo on the left to talk about their new cycling infra, but let's zoom out a bit shall we 😂
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Mako May 29
Well, that explains a lot. Apparently Italy wasn't testing any hospitalized patients for coronavirus at all unless they'd travelled to China or had contact with someone who did.
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Mako May 29
Replying to @beast786 @foxjust and 3 others
I'll give you a hint: look at the party affiliation of the governors and other politicians in those three states. Can you think why an "ex-Obama health care head" would spread a bogus conspiracy theory about those three states in particular covering up massive coronavirus deaths?
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Mako May 29
Replying to @jaspergregory
From what I can tell, a small part of the reason the UK outbreak seems so bad is that our government is remarkably fast about collating and releasing total death counts compared to almost everyone else, but Japan does appear to be unusually slow.
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Mako May 28
Replying to @neontaster
Alas, America is getting the journalism it deserves, though not the kind it actually needs right now.
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Mako May 28
Replying to @jonty @mikelectricstuf
Made me wonder what a "GTA Reinforcement Package" was and what it was used for. Something to do with reinforcing the lower lug welds of the guide tube assemblies, apparently, whatever that means:
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Mako May 28
Replying to @jaspergregory
In a prestigious journal run by a Culture War Scientist.
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Mako May 28
No. This guy controls The Lancet.
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Mako May 28
Replying to @mtracey
This is not what a strong correlation looks like.
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Mako May 28
Pretty sure that's only the capacity of labs to process tests and it's gone mostly unused because the limiting factors in Germany are consumables and the entire rest of the testing process. Also, Germans seem to have a rather worse view of their testing than the UK press does.
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Mako May 28
Replying to @Heresy_Corner
Now that the UK are starting test and trace again, I think the press narrative might be switching to it not actually being all that effective - the BBC certainly seems to be heading in that direction:
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