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Fun facts about masks:
They're inexpensive compared to getting sick.
They're a minor inconvenience.
They protect you from #COVID19 PLUS other viruses.
If you're ill and don't know, your mask protects people around you.
If more people wore them, we'd not only prevent death and disability, we'd also limit the mutation of COVID.
If you're worried about your privacy, masks also make it more difficult for facial recognition software to track your movement.
#WearAMask - It's a win-win-win-win-win.

🎵 In a totally unexpected development, I’ve found myself listening to The Bangles this morning.

Bandcamp floated up some random shred for today:

It's not bad, as these things go.

Bah. Monday again? Already?

Are weekends getting shorter?

Long overdue restring and tweak to the setup. Lowered the action a bit to see how it takes it.

Finished reading: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker 📚

A pretty affecting follow-up to Borderline. Looking forward to the third volume.

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Greece in the Off Season - Is it worth it?

Finished reading: Borderline by Mishell Baker 📚

I first heard of this book on a couple of podcasts where it got rave reviews. Took me quite a while to get round to reading it, but those reviews were right. Recommended.

On account of current developments, have done the thing to mop up the few accounts from Twitter that I want to make sure I follow here if possible.

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Often when someone is being optimistic about AI (really machine learning), they bring up the idea of 'reducing human bias', and I find this concept really confusing.

We're talking about software built by biased humans, and then trained on decades worth of biased, human-made data, then practically applied by more biased humans to automate tasks they don't want to do.

And somehow this is apparently going to end up producing less biased results than before?


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Global warming 

Just wondering at what point in the Anthropocene Era do we rename natural disasters as man-made disasters.

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Mambos No. 1-3 were sabotaged during construction. Mambo No. 4 vanished shortly after coming online. Mambo No. 5 is our last, best hope for peace.

Finished reading: Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo 📚

A very enjoyable follow-up to Ninth House. Looking forward to the next one.

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What’s the difference between a guitarist and a government savings bond?

Eventually, a savings bond will mature and make money.

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Wow, sounds like those on strike are vital to the business and should be fairly compensated given their contribution to the bottom line.

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Gowron suddenly appears to interrupt your scrolling to Judge you!

The Eyes of Gowron are staring at you! Do they find Honor or Dishonor?

#StarTrekDS9 #StarTrek #DS9 #Klingons #Gowron #Trekkies

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RT THIS. This is the link to apply for a free ‘Voter Authority Certificate’ so you can continue to vote in UK elections now that photo ID is compulsory. Looks like it’s going to be down to all of us to shout about it.


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