Nice mask study ~consistent w/ prev. results.
"... face masks sign. reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to social distancing. We find a very low risk of inf. when everyone wears a face mask, even if it doesn’t fit perfectly on the face." 1/🧵
Scientists: Get vaccinated
Anti-Vaxxers: Or what?
S: Or you risk dying & risk new vaccine resistant variants
AV: Not buying it
S: The unvaccinated are dying at a rate of 40X vaccinated, and now we have deadlier variants
AV: So what you're saying is vaccines don't work?
This is far and away the biggest threat to the U.S. right now. https://twitter.com/ne0liberal/status/1462494433631473672
If cis people are wondering why trans people are exhausted today, this is why
And this isn't a one off story from the BBC, but the trans hit piece of the day. They've been obsessed
My DMs are open for any if my trans sisters who need a space to vent https://twitter.com/PinkNews/status/1455877050481446917
with every metaverse idea ask: why wouldn’t I just text. why wouldn’t we group call. why wouldn’t I one-click buy. what is the value add of fucking around in a 3D world to do basic things? there is none. who wants to go to work as a corporate cartoon? literally no one.
I guess it could be worse, right @naominovik ? #ADeadlyEducation
"There is dumb. There is dumber. And then there is whatever is happening at UC Santa Barbara in the planning and design of a new student dorm," writes @cmonstah https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-11-01/charlie-munger-designs-uc-santa-barbara-windowless-dorm-billionaire-prison-dorm
The idea of monetizing my entertainment time makes me nauseous. Give me 1 goddamn minute to have fun without thinking about paying off my dental bill, please.
Also, this article describes Pay to Win pretty handily, and that's considered *the* most noxious things in gaming today.
I do a lot of background reading on Blockchain gaming because I think it's going to have a really shitty impact on videogames. At no point in …
NFTs are harmful to games.
We already know that they're environmentally devastating, extract wealth into the hands of bad actors, and are mostly scams or worse.
But I'm a #GameDesign-er, and I also believe that they fundamentally harm the player experience.
NYPD Union Claimed NYC Vaccine Mandate Would Force '10,000' Officers Off the Streets. In Reality It's Just 34. https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2021/11/nypd-union-claimed-nyc-vaccine-mandate-would-force-10000-officers-off-the-streets-in-reality-its-just-34/#.YYAiMyTk-hA.twitter
I need to hear some theorycrafting on where all these updates from @NoMansSky are leading. I feel like there's a master plan and we might have enough to put together the pieces. #NoMansSky
The Vice editor that wrote this headline has won this round. Everyone else can go home. https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjb485/zuckerberg-facebook-new-name-meta-metaverse-presentation
I'm excited to share big news! With support from @sci_project, we're launching a new magazine, OpenMind, to explore science controversies, confront misinformation, and promote a more constructive role for science in our society. https://www.openmindmag.org/
Exploring in #SurviveIcarus . After we completed the mission for Beta Weekend 5, we built a glass house overlooking the desert cliffs, and built a bizarre structure to try to reach an otherwise inaccessible cave. A wall that refuses support structures is thwarting us! Tomorrow?
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