From birdsite 

RT @HuffmanLabDU
Nice mask study ~consistent w/ prev. results.
pnas.org/content/118/49/e21101

"... 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/🧵

From birdsite 

RT @QasimRashid
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?

S:🤦🏽‍♀️

From birdsite 

RT @Noahpinion
This is far and away the biggest threat to the U.S. right now. twitter.com/ne0liberal/status/

From birdsite 

RT @ZackBornstein
I still don’t understand how COVID is still killing 1,000 Americans every day after we’ve tried everything from pretending it’s over to pretending it never happened

From birdsite 

RT @smdiehl
Lets finally talk about how NFTs are a giant scam. (1/) 🧵

From birdsite 

RT @paleofuture
NFT guys trying to explain it's not just a hyperlink to a jpeg

From birdsite 

If there's one problem with sending my child to pre-k, as much as I adore spending time with them, it is that the day goes very, very, very fast while they're gone.

From birdsite 

RT @jeymccreight
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 twitter.com/PinkNews/status/14

From birdsite 

RT @leighalexander
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.

From birdsite 

I guess it could be worse, right @naominovik ?
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RT @latimes
"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 latimes.com/entertainment-arts
twitter.com/latimes/status/145

From birdsite 

I miss the really wacky computer input accessories of yore. Searching these days shows nothing but keyboards, mice, and controllers/joysticks.

Where's the weird stuff?

I was OBSESSED as a kid with a flip-up hands-free controller. I'm told it was awful.

From birdsite 

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.
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RT @SkillUpYT
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 …
twitter.com/SkillUpYT/status/1

From birdsite 

RT @Annaleen
So like ... everybody remembers that the metaverse in Snow Crash became a vector for a neuro-linguistic virus that destroyed people's minds, right? And that's what Facebook's rebrand Meta is referencing? Gotta love the company's commitment to transparency I guess.

From birdsite 

RT @maxnichols
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 -er, and I also believe that they fundamentally harm the player experience.
(Thread 1/20)

From birdsite 

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.

From birdsite 

RT @evacide
The Vice editor that wrote this headline has won this round. Everyone else can go home. vice.com/en/article/qjb485/zuc

From birdsite 

RT @coreyspowell
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. openmindmag.org/

From birdsite 

Exploring in . 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?

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