Warnings on individual cigarettes could help smokers quit http://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/02/health-warnings-on-individual-cigarettes-would-help-jaded-smokers-quit-survey-finds
Grieving in the internet age: would posting photos of my dead friend look performative? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/27/grieving-in-the-internet-age-would-posting-photos-of-my-dead-friend-look-performative
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
Neuroscience Readies for a Showdown Over Consciousness Ideas https://www.quantamagazine.org/neuroscience-readies-for-a-showdown-over-consciousness-ideas-20190306/ Gets at the flawed analogies for consciousness we’re being fed to describe computer models, albeit increasingly convoluted ones
Enter the Capitalocene: How Climate Change Will Ruin Capitalism https://www.wired.com/story/capitalocene/
Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/money-is-the-oxygen-on-which-the-fire-of-global-warming-burns
Red to Green: The stark evolution of a Christchurch’s abandoned acres https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2019/09/christchurch-red-zone-to-green/
I don’t know that I agree with the attribution of causes in this article but one thing is for sure: there’s been a massive increase in the levels of anxiety amongst university students, globally http://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/27/anxiety-mental-breakdowns-depression-uk-students
Inside the massive effort to tackle one of America’s greatest rabies threats https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/09/massive-effort-eradicate-raccoon-rabies/g
This looks promising - The Day Shall Come https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR08yvgwPjE
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Congratulations to all of you for making it through another week. I'm having an egg sando to celebrate.
I've got four Mastodon accounts, but really only use this one. Since trying @sengi_app I've been surprised to compare how different the Federated timelines are for those different instances. The local timelines are obviously different.
These are four small- to medium-sized instances, and yet there doesn't seem to be as much overlap in the toots displayed as I expected. I know this is how Federation works, but seeing it side-by-side is more mafrked than I expected.
@sengi_app Really enjoying what you're doing with the app - the ability to show multiple local timelines is really valuable. Is there any documentation on the labels? I'd love to get a better understanding of what Old and other ones mean.
Primary health care, inequalities, and imagining the future. He/him.
Scratch my pessimistic coating to reveal my optimistic core.
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