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“Totally captures how I feel these days”

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“Totally captures how I feel these days”

Via https://zeroes.ca/@EricCarroll/110232255767543879

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tjkirch
16 days ago
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What to Do

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FYI: The 'drop, cover, and hold on' advice only applies to earthquakes. If you encounter a mountain lion, you should absolutely not drop to the ground, crawl under it, and hold on to one of its legs.
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201 days ago
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JayM
193 days ago
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alt_text_bot
201 days ago
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FYI: The 'drop, cover, and hold on' advice only applies to earthquakes. If you encounter a mountain lion, you should absolutely not drop to the ground, crawl under it, and hold on to one of its legs.

Anti-Vaxxers

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The vaccine stuff seems pretty simple. But if you take a closer look at the data, it's still simple, but bigger. And slightly blurry. Might need reading glasses.
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217 days ago
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217 days ago
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jlvanderzwan
217 days ago
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My partner isn't an anti-vaxxer, but she's still afraid of the covid vaccines :(
DGA51
216 days ago
The key concept is understanding how antibodies are generated. That requires a familiarity with science relative to the immune system.
jlvanderzwan
213 days ago
My experience so far is more that the key concept is which source of claimed truth one trusts and why, because at the end of the day we delegate most of that to other humans.
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217 days ago
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The vaccine stuff seems pretty simple. But if you take a closer look at the data, it's still simple, but bigger. And slightly blurry. Might need reading glasses.

Blue checks for email are a bad idea

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Google is adding to Brand Indicators for Message Identification:

Building upon that feature, users will now see a checkmark icon for senders that have adopted BIMI. This will help users identify messages from legitimate senders versus impersonators.

So in other words, Gmail will show a blue checkmark for email domains that have logged a registered trademark, bought a Verified Mark Certificate, and set up DMARC.

I hate this!

Although this method avoids Google itself from being a central authority, it demands that senders (1) have a verifiable registered trademark, (2) pay well over a thousand dollars for a Verified Mark Certificate.

This heavily disadvantages small vendors, sole operators, and anyone who can’t afford to drop a couple of thousand dollars on their email domain. The effect is to create an aura of legitimacy for larger organizations at the expense of individuals and smaller shops. It also heavily advantages certificate vendors, who are already running what amounts to be shakedown scam across the whole internet.

It’s an unequal, annoying policy, made worse by the realization that Gmail is likely to add routing rules that advantage BIMI-enabled messages in the future. Bah, humbug.

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Various wizards by Bob Pepper, 1981

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Various wizards by Bob Pepper, 1981

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One Foot Tsunami

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“Twelve inches of fury.” By Paul Kafasis.

🇺🇸 Started in 2009. Average 158 words.

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