Really good article on complex systems:
A sad tale on how moving from smaller local schools to one large school outside of town has externalized costs to everyone in terms of commute time, increased pollution, and making impossible healthy options like walking or biking.
@Gargron "if we decouple your expectation from seeing specific things we can shove ads in easier" - Jack Dorsey
Oh hell yeah! Look at these incredible youth. STRIKE! Inspiring mass action in times where such action is utterly essential
Love and solidarity to the young leaders organizing here! Beautiful hope
Youth climate strikes to take place in more than 100 countries
[Hundreds of thousands of children are expected to walk out of their classrooms on Friday for a global climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis.]
There are Viruses that infect OTHER, typically giant viruses and they're called Virophages.
"Giant viruses" were themselves discovered in 2003 and their genome size was comparable to simple bacteria, and 2 to 3 times as complex as a normal virus.
The virophage, Sputnik, was strictly dependent on co-infection with a Mimivirus into an acanthomeba. Sputnik's infection hurts Mimivirus, making them 70% less infectious, making Sputnik akin to bacteriophages, hence the name virophage! A virus-virus!
What is a Socialist? - a wonderful talk by Nathan Robinson https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/02/a-speech-on-socialism-at-andover
The first question I always get about https://llama.vision is "Peter, won't it get confused by other other members of the biological camelid family?" so allow me to introduce Carol the Camel, Ali the Alpaca and Larry the Llama...
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