News I feel obliged to read:
"Covid cases will rise despite vaccination"
News I want to read:
"Scientists found that muons wobbled at a faster rate than expected. This might be caused by a force of nature that's completely new to science."
The myth of the ‘organic system’ isn’t just inaccurate (and completely missing my thesis), it’s ideologically dangerous. It implies a fascistic ‘survival of the fittest’ or ‘it’s the natural order’ excuse for the exploitation of workers and the environment in service of capital. https://twitter.com/amnirusli/status/1377936777218940930
This piece on the Gorman/translation debate is an example for the tolerance of ambiguity I want to see more of in the press.
That today I started this summer with a switch from Campari to strawberry gin seems to be the biggest change from last year's summer. #fuckcovid
facebook ux forever is about the user having to put in extra work
The big change is that Facebook users can now switch between algorithmic, chronological, and favorite versions of the News Feed.
Nick Clegg told us these filters will "always be there," but they will actually disappear from the Feed if not used for 7 days https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/31/22359782/facebook-news-feed-turn-off-algorithmic-ranking-favorites-most-recent-filter-bar
so now finally everyone can make their own vaxx *
Researchers hacked the mRNA sequence of Moderna vaccine and posted it online. It’s a shame on our governments who have so far refused to force Big Pharma to make these discoveries a public good. https://twitter.com/gizmodo/status/1376629116657524740
Utterly depressing to learn that Tareq Alaows, the first refugee from Syria to run for German parliament, withdrew his candidacy after receiving an onslaught of racist threats.
I want to live in a society where @Tareq_Alaows@twitter.com can run for office without fearing for his safety https://twitter.com/tareq_alaows/status/1356516003409260546
not even a date in sight, never mind a place. vaccine envy gets real.
A cylindrical Brutalist exercise gym on a suburban community college campus https://twitter.com/alienvsrobbins/status/1376913618160205827
I forgot to cancel my hosting so the audio version of my book "Red Tory" will be available as a podcast for another year by the looks of it. You can listen here (start at the beginning) for 25 chapters of unrelenting scandal, sleaze and political intrigue https://redtory.podbean.com/
best nested twitter thingy since forever
“On the 24th of February, 1815, the look–out at Notre–Dame de la Garde signalled the Ever GIven from Panama and Germany, stuck in the Canal." https://twitter.com/Calthalas/status/1376178995411173384
Anecdotical but, well
"Despite a total of 452 (PCR & Rapid Antigen) tests and four physicians on-staff during a highly contained small gathering, 24 people in our "Immunity Bubble" (~ 25%) tested positive for the coronavirus - including me."
Excellent antidote to the pseudo intellectual grift too many people on here are paid to write. https://twitter.com/jonpayates/status/1375943441520148483
Guess we should count ourselves lucky everyone's sea shanties are up to date. https://twitter.com/AriaCallaghan/status/1375154205233721348
No king but Ludd https://twitter.com/matthewchampion/status/1374709611715031041
a story about content moderation in two images:
This is the best thing about NFT art I’ve read so far. https://twitter.com/heybrucewright/status/1371557162518937603
hopeless culture/queer/politics romantic + webtheorythusiast. feminist bc still can't not be.
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