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From 12 May: Google Begins Transitioning Play Music Accounts to YouTube Music - Google’s known for running multiple overlapping services at the same time—its han... reviewgeek.com/42359/google-be

From 14 May: How to Use tmux on Linux (and Why It’s Better Than Screen) - fatmawati achmad zaenuri/Shutterstock The Linux tmux command is a terminal multiplexer, like screen... howtogeek.com/671422/how-to-us

From 13 May: “TV Chart“ Tells You When to Bail on a TV Series Binge - My personal rule for television series is, nothing stays good after season seven (except Bob... reviewgeek.com/42465/tv-chart-

How to Spot a Conspiracy Theory

"To understand the hallmarks of a conspiracy theory that exists only to prop itself up, this Conspiracy Theory Handbook explains the difference, and gives a handy list of red flags to watch out for"

vitals.lifehacker.com/how-to-s

covid 

COVID-19 linked to 30-fold increase in rare childhood inflammatory disease

"Doctors in an area of Italy hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic have published detailed data on a cluster of 10 children who experienced an unusual inflammatory disease amid the outbreak, lending solid support for the link."

arstechnica.com/?p=1676250

covid 

Healthy adults protesting wearing a cloth mask should try doing maneuvers while wearing MOPP 4 gear and carrying a full ruck and rifle before whining so loudly.

social-media 

From 13 May: Facebook to Pay Massive 2 Million Settlement to Traumatized Content Moderators - The internet is very often a terrible place. Sure there are cat videos, and goat videos, weird vid... themarysue.com/facebook-conten -on-the-internet -action-lawsuit

@InvaderXan
I read in permaculture forums that their members in the US get fined for growing veggies in their own garden, and that local laws prescribe lawns with maybe an ornamental tree or shrub here or there.
They're fighting these laws and do stuff like guerilla gardening now, but these laws should go, so people can grow their own vitamins, especially in food deserts.

uspol, covid 

Trump admin’s botched pandemic response detailed in whistleblower complaint

"A new whistleblower complaint by a former US health official details how the Trump administration's COVID-19 response was hampered by cronyism and denial about the virus's severity."

arstechnica.com/?p=1673882

From 13 May: Evidence Mounts for Gigantic Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa - Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI InstituteWhile studying Europa’s... gizmodo.com/evidence-mounts-fo -science

Play This NPR Podcast Interview With Grover for Your Kids

"During the sweet 12-minute interview for kids, Grover and the hosts brainstorm ways to have fun while stuck at home, they play a game together, and they send a message of thanks to all the essential workers"

offspring.lifehacker.com/play-

bunch of trans academics: you could have been using your chosen name all along
me: WHAT
trans academics: yeah your CV and journal titles aren't legal documents
me: WHAT

so trans academics who aren't aware of this, you can use your chosen name everywhere

covid, YouTube 

Covid misinformation videos overwhelm YouTube

"YouTube's CEO has boasted about providing a home for far-right material and admitted a "corporate obsession with maximizing usage statistics". What do you think she's gonna do about the most-watched content on YouTube?"

boingboing.net/2020/05/14/covi

“Men of Middle-earth as Bad Ex-Boyfriends” Thread Is Absolutely Perfect

"Eomer:

– only drinks craft beer and he will not shut up about it
– has confused brooding with having a personality
– not so much a “boyfriend” as the hot mistake you keep making over and over and over…"

themarysue.com/men-of-middle-e

diversity 

NBC: Google winds down diversity initatives to appease conservatives

"Internal diversity and inclusion training programs have been scaled back or cut entirely, four Google employees and two people who recently left the company told NBC News in interviews. "

boingboing.net/2020/05/14/repo

covid 

Do Masks Make You Breathe Too Much Carbon Dioxide?

"Can a mask, cloth or otherwise, trap enough carbon dioxide to cause drowsiness or other symptoms? Fortunately, the answer is no."

vitals.lifehacker.com/do-masks

You Can Now Read Every Script From Doctor Who's Latest Season Online

"(The BBC) announced that it has been updated to include the entire run of scripts for the latest season of Doctor Who, bringing the 10 shooting scripts for each episode of season 12 online for the first time"

io9.gizmodo.com/you-can-now-re

From 12 May: You’ll be able to watch Hamilton 15 months early on Disney Plus - The Disney Plus version of the show will include the original Broadway cast. ... cnet.com/news/hamilton-hits-di

From 12 May: Hamilton hits Disney Plus on July 3 - The Disney Plus version of the show will include the original Broadway cast. ... cnet.com/news/hamilton-hits-di

From 12 May: Why You Should Stop Using Xiaomi’s Mi Browser And Mint Browser? - Nine years ago, the world started to accept Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone maker, while discardin... fossbytes.com/why-you-should-s -browser -browser -oped -browser-tracking

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.