@tewha I’m tickled to see your handle is appdot.net. I enjoyed that place and wish it had been successful long-term. The admins were noble stewards of a good try.

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Just a Friend by Biz Markie is a timeless masterpiece

The first documented case of COVID-19 is from November 17, 2019.

Year one of coronavirus down.

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MIT is offering a free 9-lecture course, “COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic” from September 1 to December 8, 2020.

The class “features a combination of MIT faculty and guest speakers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, covering the science of the pandemic.”


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I was washing dishes and listening to a veteran and thinking about how military people say they were "in the service" whereas police say they were "on the force".

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"The device, stationary, with all apps closed, transferred data to Google about 16 times an hour, or about 389 times in 24 hours. Assuming even half of that data is outgoing, Google would receive about 4.4MB per day or 130MB per month..." #privacy theregister.com/2020/11/14/goo

New three-hour Hardcore History released today, the fifth episode in the Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 series.

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Nina Bluket (1902 - 1978) is known for being a key player in the rise of the Russian chess movement, and her memior recounts embarring men at tournaments in the 1920s. She played in coed national tournaments in the 1930s, and she was a member of the all-union chess leadership committee in the 1940s.
In the US, by the way, the earliest reference I could find to a woman playing in a national men's tournament was 1986.

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“The more we learn about quantum physics, the more the universe appears like a thought rather than a thing.”

— Sir Arthur Eddington

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@sbeebe @aseem @luisrazeto

Exactly. Good to remember that when it comes to solidarity economy efforts, much of the giving we are talking about comes from people without a lot of disposable income. Razeto's criteria of solidarity economy giving are helpful, I think, for avoiding the fallacy of "making charity do the work of justice." Thanks for sharing that.

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We have submitted the official Pixelfed app to the app stores! 🎉 #pixelfed #app

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Interesting to contrast this with @luisrazeto's analysis of the donations economy as an integral part of solidarity economy: geo.coop/story/solidarity-econ

“William Jewett Tucker, concluded there is ‘no greater mistake … than that of trying to make charity do the work of justice.’”

How philanthropy benefits the super-rich

via @aseem

Maple Donuts in Vancouver, Washington sez: “Masks for Everyone, Donuts Forever”

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is home to one of four known remaining populations of Humboldt martens.
The Humboldt marten is a rare subspecies of Pacific marten and was classified under the Endangered Species Act as Threatened this summer.

34,531 citizens of Oregon voted in favor of considering or pursuing their (Oregon) county become part of Idaho.
Not kidding.

Woman Who Says She Was Fired for Being a Lesbian Is Elected Sheriff

“Charmaine McGuffey, an ex-major in the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, defeated her former boss in a primary and won the general election against a candidate the sheriff had backed.”


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