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‘I cannot breathe!’: FBI investigates death of black man in Minneapolis after video shows police officer kneeling on his neck.

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https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23282207 https://lobste.rs/s/cf0k2a/make_your_website_look_like_latex

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Electronic library. Download books free. Finding books | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books

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Holy heck it's real cc @tegabrain

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Today we’re announcing the general availability of , a way to gain meaningful insights into exactly how well your network is performing.

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This graph is amazing. It shows that measuring #SARSCoV2 levels in municipal sewage almost perfectly predicts forthcoming #COVID19 cases with a full week's notice (R=0.994). It's one of several discoveries in this new study from @Yale: . C-19 is #InThePoop

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New from @JeffHorwitz & me: Facebook spent years studying the its role in polarization, according to sources and internal documents. One internal slide laid out the issue like so. ”Our algorithms exploit the human brain's attraction to divisiveness.”

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Sizhui slows. And it’s then that he really looks. The person on the ground isn’t Wei Wuxian’s height, weight, build, or even age. He’s looking at a child, maybe four or five. His gray eyes are wide, trained on Sizhui. His dark hair is loose and tangled around his hunched shoulders. He’s swaddled in robes several magnitudes too large for him, and there’s a discarded red ribbon curled at his side. Sizhui allows himself about ten seconds of disbelief. But he knows perfectly well who he’s looking at.

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🦊 Oh my GOODNESS, responsive design turns ten today! Here’s how it happened, and who helped *make* it happen:

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RT @Gilad_Bracha: Following up on a recent discussion on twitter, a blog post:

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via "spotify" - Google News https://ift.tt/2Rlt0El

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In 1945, Jim Miller returned home from the war and did not speak about it. He folded up his service uniform, medals still pinned to it, and put it in the basement, where his oldest boy sometimes took it out to play army. 1/7

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If anyone could conceivably describe my organizational behavior as “radical incompetence” I simply would not attempt to solicit $$ and continuously fail with such vigor but here we still are

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Dan Banay just released a few days ago, on the day of the 80th anniversary of Alan Kay, a fully functional Smalltalk-80 VM capable of running the original ST-80 images as distributed by Xerox Parc in 1979 and 1980

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Stephen Brennan's personal website and blog.

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via analytics https://ift.tt/300tEMx Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network  WIRED

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"I am completely baffled. I’ve expressed some frustration over the past couple of days with some of the contacts I do have with the province, saying I’m not playing this game anymore. Various people reach out and ask for your opinion or ask for your work, and it disappears down a black hole. Sometimes it bubbles up a few weeks later in the language the province puts out, but I’m not interested in helping to prop up this completely dysfunctional outbreak response anymore. It doesn’t seem like a good use of our time or skills. At this point, my colleagues and I have very productive working relationships with Toronto Public Health, Ottawa Public Health, Peel public health, with federal colleagues, with colleagues at the state level in the United States, with colleagues in South Korea and in other countries. There, people reach out to you, and it’s a very respectful give and take, and we exchange ideas. I find the interactions here in Ontario at the provincial level to be really opaque and, frankly, disrespectful. I am tired of folks reaching out to me and saying, “Hey, can I borrow your PowerPoint slides” or “Can you tell me how to explain this at the whatever table?” If you want to have a functioning discussion about how to end this in Ontario, we’re here to help. But there seems to be all of this byzantine intrigue, and I have no idea how stuff funnels through. Maybe that’s why Williams seems so befuddled — maybe good information doesn’t get through to him, because there are these layers of courtiers who act as filters. Maybe that’s his problem. I’m an outsider. I don’t know what the issue is. But I know it’s pretty clear where the problems are in Ontario. I know folks in the city have very clear ideas about why you can’t put out the last few flames here in Toronto. A lot of it relates to disenfranchisement and socioeconomic status, and it’s not helped by what I’ll refer to as privileged idiots hanging out in Trinity Bellwoods Park sharing bottles." "Something that seems to be a really interesting predictor of death — and is going to be awfully hard to message from a public-health point of view — is that non-smokers seem more likely to die. We’re not the first ones to see that, and it’s caused a lot of consternation in terms of how you message that, but, yes, being a smoker does seem to have a fairly strong protective affect."

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