COVID-19 supplies, 3D printing
Ok #Linux folk. I have a #bash script that needs to know if it was run with sudo and exit if it wasn't. Google returns loads of ways to do this and loads more people arguing over which way is the 'right' way.
Please help me to fry my brain by telling me how you'd do it and why.
If it makes a difference #Ubuntu 16.04.
"HERE IS A FINAL CHANGELOG FOR PATCH 5776.11:
1. HUMANS NO LONGER DEPLETE WILLPOWER WHEN ENGAGING IN DIFFICULT TASKS; GLUCOSE NO LONGER NECESSARY TO REPLENISH IT.
2. ROCKETS CAN NOW LAND ON PLATFORMS AND BE REUSED IF NEEDED.
3. USER FFUKUYAMA COMPLAINS THAT THE POLITICAL SYSTEM HAS BECOME BORING. IN ORDER TO MAKE THINGS MORE INTERESTING, FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES WILL OCCASIONALLY FLIRT WITH FAR-RIGHT NATIONALISM.
4. UK NO LONGER CONSIDERED PART OF EUROPE FOR PURPOSE OF ECONOMIC BONUSES."
A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate, UNSONG. "Interlude נ: Changelog" http://traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSONG_interlude_nun.mp3
Who's interested in a live stream where I screen-share the game Antichamber, and we all traverse the non-euclidian world and brainstorm the lateral-thinking puzzles?
Here's a painting by Simon Stalenhag, the painter whose works inspired the book and TV show "Tales From The Loop". He juxtaposes strange sci-fi elements in mundane settings.
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We think this is in the best interest of our community, our organization, and the greater communities we live in.
All hotel rooms will be automatically cancelled. There is no need to email anyone. If you happen to get an email about your reservation close to the date of the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your reservation number so we can check to make sure it was canceled.
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PENGUICON 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELED
We bring bittersweet news today. As you know, we have diligently kept our eyes on the situation surrounding COVID-19 in order to determine what we should do about Penguicon this year.
It is with sadness, but also hope, that I am able to announce that the Westin has offered to move our contract to April 2021. This means that Penguicon 2020 has officially been cancelled.
Great news - my friend http://juliarios.com/ has been appreciated and honored for their tremendous work in service to the world of sf/f https://nebulas.sfwa.org/kevin-odonnell-jr-service-to-sfwa-award-to-be-presented-to-julia-rios/
infection containment animated graphic
COVID lock-down, marijuana access
Until December, marijuana could get you a felony charge in Michigan. Now, when all but the essential businesses are shut down, it's deemed essential.
Hat tip to @sashakovich
COVID-19, Basic Income
This link helps you take part in a letter-writing campaign to give every American an unconditional money transfer #ubi during the #covid-19 #pandemic!
COVID proposal. Satire?
An unworkable and probably-satirical idea which gets more interesting the more I consider it.
Imagine if on Sunday March 29, all further dates will also March 29 (a Sunday) til further notice. Pay rent at the end of the month? Not any more, because it's still March 29. Work today? No, today's a Sunday, and the Calendar Freeze Bill says you can't be fired for it.
Obligations so postponed would include rent, bills, paychecks, conferences, etc.
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org