Testing capacity in Germany will be increased by up to factor 10 to up to 400,000 a day (!) by doing pooled testing. E.g mix 16 samples and if negative - all are negative, otherwise binary search for the positve(s). Could of course be used worldwide. https://twitter.com/cieseksandra/status/1244663632815968257
Remember the story of the guys who made replacement valves with their 3d printers to save lives of Covid-19 patients in Italy?
The manufacturer of those valves, charges $11 000 per valve and is threatening them with a lawsuit.
Why is this possible? Because of patents. And this is why I'm against patents and the artificial scarcity they create.
An Italian hospital ran out of ICU valves. A local biz brought a 3D printer to the hospital, redesigned & produced the valves in a few hours.
“At the time of writing, 10 patients are accompanied in breathing by a machine that uses a 3D printed valve.”
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @RealGeneKim@twitter.com Someone is doing open source ventilators.
https://www.projectopenair.org/ RT, they need all the help they can get.
I love switching between VPNs and seeing how media outlets tailor their headlines depending on who they think the audience is. First image: CNN from Europe. Second image: CNN from America.
“Come with me if you want to shit.”
Movies always say stuff like "hull failure in 22 seconds" or "core meltdown in 10 seconds" but Windows can't even yet do an accurate file copy progress bar.
This is not the price of bitcoin.
It's the price of a cup of coffee in Venezuelan bolivars. ☕️
the room next door - President Trump and the Coronavirus
Turns out Grindr uses #XMPP for their in-app chat.
@mattj is the creator and lead dev of the Prosody XMPP server.
@vanitasvitae works on the Smacks library and OMEMO-related stuff.
@nyconyco works on team-chat Nayego.
@lnj works on Kaidan.
and last but not least, @Goffi works on Salut à Toi.
Remember the 2017 ICO bubble 😂
(I wonder what DeFi project these guys run now)
It finally happened! The flight attendant asked "is there a doctor on this flight?" and I leapt up and said yes!
Did a tracheotomy at 30,000ft with a razor blade and ballpoint pen.
He didn't make it, but the thrill was undeniable. Thinking of going to doctor school now.
If you are a college student and want to get payed to become a part of a great open source project that deals with open standards, check out the ideas page: https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/GSoC/2020/Project_Ideas
You can also propose your own awesome project idea!
Some time ago I was unable to find a decent vector rendition of Tux, so I've drawn my own (licensed under CC-0.)
Or rather redrawn it closely based on the original drawing made in GIMP.
@firstname.lastname@example.org sony patent images are goldmine
Software development and electronic music.
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