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Stop being naive when it comes to things like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, etc. | Pocketnow
https://pocketnow.com/stop-being-naive-when-it-comes-to-things-like-whatsapp-telegram-signal-etc

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Water Cooler / Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« on: January 17, 2021, 03:18:40 PM »
‘Little old West Virginia’ sets pace on vaccine rollout | Rock Hill Herald
https://www.heraldonline.com/news/article248570205.html

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Worth a read.

"The crazy thing here is how much has gone right"

The crash landing of 'Operation Warp Speed'
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/17/crash-landing-of-operation-warp-speed-459892

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Web Development / Re: Lighthouse to start calling out Javascript bloat
« on: January 16, 2021, 10:03:37 PM »
>perfectmotherfuckingwebsite

To do the high volume of online reading that I do, I block or alter many elements of the sites --headers, footers, side bars, ads.  So that perfectmotherfuckingwebsite doesn't look all that foreign to me.

You'd be surprised at the number of sites that have images & videos being loaded from only-god-knows-where. Many times, I give up trying to unblock them. 

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Water Cooler / Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:33:14 PM »
>with a pink spot on it

I started to mention that pink spot.  I don't know why the image of that pink-spotted cube stuck in my mind so vividly.

>important
>Salk

I don't recall exactly which early elementary grade we were told about Dr. Salk but he was definitely portrayed as a hero.  Even little kids knew about Iron Lungs back then.

>complete mess

Same here in rural NC.  What a bureaucratic shitshow.

My nursing home admin daughter did get her first shot.

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Web Development / Re: Lighthouse to start calling out Javascript bloat
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:21:31 PM »
>your website

Rumbas, Torben, Drastic, & Travoli will confirm that my websites would have much more lime green & pastel orange.  Seriously, the national hotel booking site that brought in the monthly $$$ (2005-2008-ish) was lime green & pastel orange and long columns of text links, hhh.  (BTW, this was the site that got an online credit shout-out and link from Neil Gaiman for use in researching American Gods.)

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Water Cooler / Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« on: January 16, 2021, 07:26:32 PM »
I'm old enough to remember both of the polio mass vaccination events, though I was too young to be aware of how the government informed the public about availability, clinics, and such.   What I do remember was going to the local middle school in the late afternoon or early evening and standing in a long, long, densely packed queue that extended for 2 or more long city blocks outside the big lunchroom on the school's first floor.  Inside, there were tables set up with a couple of people in white coats administering the vaccines. 

The first polio vaccine was a shot and the line took forever.  The repeat vaccine (a couple of years later) was by eating a sugar cube, so the process was a whole lot quicker.

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Web Development / Re: Lighthouse to start calling out Javascript bloat
« on: January 16, 2021, 07:11:13 PM »
>calling out Javascript bloat

They'll have an easier job if they just name the 4 or 5 sites that are svelte.

I run ScriptSafe on my browser.  It always stuns me when I open it up to look at what the page is trying to load.

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Water Cooler / Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« on: January 16, 2021, 05:39:51 PM »
*Sigh*

Why America's vaccine rollout was a total disaster - and what it means for the next few months

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/why-americas-vaccine-rollout-total-161033703.html

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Vaccines Promised This Week By Trump Administration Don’t Actually Exist - UNILAD
https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/vaccines-promised-this-week-by-trump-administration-dont-actually-exist/

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I don't know what's causing it, but while the temperatures have been mild-ish for December and January, the humidity here along the coast has been very high.  Right now, we're experiencing a week of 100% humidity (overcast, sometimes foggy, but little rain).  That's not the usual case for winters here.

https://blog.weather.us/fire-weather-in-the-west-lake-effect-in-the-east-as-high-pressure-dominates/

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Water Cooler / Re: The other virus that worries Asia
« on: January 15, 2021, 11:30:41 PM »
geoengineering --now is the time to sit up and take notice

China is scaling up its weather modification programme – here's why we should be worried | Climate change | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/15/china-scaling-up-weather-modification-programme-we-should-be-worried

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Water Cooler / Re: The other virus that worries Asia
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:19:02 PM »
On the positive side, maybe this will work out.

A Bill Gates Venture Aims To Spray Dust Into The Atmosphere To Block The Sun. What Could Go Wrong?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2021/01/11/bill-gates-backed-climate-solution-gains-traction-but-concerns-linger/

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Water Cooler / Re: The other virus that worries Asia
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:15:17 PM »
Don't get me started.

 “If we don't stop it, entire ecosystems will collapse due to starvation.”

Why insect populations are plummeting—and why it matters
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/02/why-insect-populations-are-plummeting-and-why-it-matters/

Birds 'falling out of the sky' in mass die-off in south-western US | Birds | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/16/birds-falling-out-of-the-sky-in-mass-die-off-in-south-western-us-aoe


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Water Cooler / Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:27:46 PM »
These states have done best — and worst — at vaccinating their residents against COVID-19

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-states/

Check out poor, backwards WV.  They turned to the National Guard for logistics & distribution.

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