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Government promise to cover vaccine caused injuries


People who chose not to get vaccinated, get deprioritised care *for corona*


Maximal vaccine uptake with minimal force?

Caffeine withdrawal: fuzzyness, head ache and low self-esteem. (Makes sense, caffeine gives me the opposite)


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Language is just vibrating molecules that have a largely agreed on meaning :blobcoffee:​

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#Thread on #COP26

Making their stand clear, Like-Minded Developing Countries (#LMDC), which also includes India, have released a joint statement ahead of COP 26, scheduled to start in Glasgow on Nov 1, 2021.

Main points πŸ‘‡

[See Chart: Composition of LMDC and other groups]

Sometimes I want to post without being seduced and re-directed by all your fascinating posts.

Is there a 'post-only-webview-thing'?

rewarding incentive and hard work:
- too much: billionaires
- too little: the exploited

how to reward without the reward leading to exploitation?

Watched a 1 hour talk/Q&A (rare) with Jaron Lanier about civilization, AI, big tech, surveillance capitalism, data unions, socio-historical threads... glad I did

if it can't go in a dishwasher or washing machine, you're going to have to clean it with your own, bare hands, again and again, or live with it dirty

(ignoring ease-of-cleaning when designing is obsolescence-by-omission with (anti-)feminist implications)

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Holy shit people, I've just paid off the FOUR PENCE remaining on my student loan and now, aged 40, I'm now student debt-free.

Fuck. Capitalism.

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Does someone here offer professional pen-testing?

A friend working for a quit-smoking app needs their app and backend pen-tested. Preferably he needs a German testing company. Could also be an international company but the testing has to be compliant with the German BSI guidelines.


They need a "white box" test with "moderate attack strength".

(Boosting ok/appreciated)

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ At the β€œTech Conference” I explained why it is time to ban surveillance-based ads and why we should have a right to choose our timeline algorithm!

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Can highly recommend Reaction podcast, "A show about the movements, moments, and monsters of the reactionary right."

I listened to this mini series today about Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, his transformation to pacifist and the strange attempt to get him to win over veterans to fascism in the USA in the 30's

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In the village of Nashtifan, Iran, some of the oldest windmills in the world, with what may be the earliest windmill design in the world, still spin.
Made of natural clay, straw, and wood, they have been milling grain for flour for an estimated 1,000 years

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The bottleneck for a system sets the pace at which a system achieves its goal. One implication of this fact is that improving the efficiency of a non-bottleneck will likely not have any major impact on the performance of the system.


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I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

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Chalk is composed of the skeletons of countless microbes, long-dead, even their seas are now dead.
When chalk squeals on a blackboard it is the impotent scream of countless dying wraiths as their reliquaries are annihilated

The handshake: is a way of making physical contact, and defining personal distance.

A single from Leipzig to Wurzen now costs €6.80, up from €6.60 from last time I was here, an increase of 3%, which sounds like 'adjusting for inflation'.

(Mobility movement) idea: freeze all rail fares! This would eventually become 'free' rail transport.

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my 1 kg tungsten cube. i have never been so cautious of an item's gravitational potential energy. i store it in low places because pretty much anything it falls on from any height will break. it is one of my favorite possessions.

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