Link. That sucks.
Monthly Archives: December 2021
Zambia: “Covid is not at the top of her list of health care worries. “It’s cholera season, and people have malaria, and there is H.I.V. and TB,” she said. She does not know anyone who has been diagnosed with Covid.”
Link. Very different mortality context.
Link. Why we shouldn’t: “Scientists are reworking the clinical definition of schizophrenia … more as a syndrome than as a single disease.”
Potter verdict:,“committing a “conscious or intentional act” with her gun that creates a substantial risk”
Link. I will be surprised if the first degree manslaughter charge is not reversed on appeal. I don’t understand jury’s logic.
Moderator Sues TikTok for Failing to Protect Her Mental Health
Link. “suffers from horrible nightmares when she does manage to sleep over the content she’s watched”
“Do viruses always evolve to be less lethal? Some people call this the “Avirulent Theory”. The short answer is “no.”
Link. Natural selection finds good-enough local minima solutions.
“hourly workers have been securing raises, while middle-managers and white collar workers are, on average, losing significant ground”
Link. Hourly workers don’t vote and don’t get interviewed.
10 Best Illusions of the Year
Link. The changing room and ring oscillation illusions didn’t work for me. Hope that’s not a bad sign.
“More than half a dozen experiments made public in recent days all pointed to the same conclusion: Omicron is milder than Delta and other earlier versions of the virus.”
Link. Vaccine for FoxGOP.
Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm sucks and so do sales.
Link. Still can’t believe FDA approved it. EU smarter and I expect Canada to reject. Hope medicare declines to cover.
“Republicans have used violence and the news coverage it gets to gain through pressure what they could not gain through votes.”
Link. With support from The NY Times. “ As the recount showed the count swinging to Gore, Republican operatives stormed the station.”
Dershowitz on BBC attempts to exonerate Andrew from Maxwell verdict.
Link. Only the Palace could screw up so badly.
“amount of latency you get when you move your head, and if that’s too long, between you moving your head and the sound changing or remaining static, it will make you feel quite ill”
Link. Sound, not video. Great interview. Also, Bluetooth is still bad.
“Peak in four weeks and precipitous decline in another two.”
Link. Few deaths, but we think many immune already. They abandoned quarantine but did isolate.
Ban on Surprise Medical Bills Starts.
Link. “Ground ambulances were left out of the recent legislation because legislators determined they would need a different regulatory approach.” Legitimately bipartisan.
Don’t sign forms agreeing to pay extra.
How to turn off in-app review requests on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Link. “Swipe down again tap the toggle off next to In-App Ratings and Reviews”. App Store.
“Revert to the old keyboard auto-correct that didn’t replace correctly spelled words with typos and gibberish.”
Link. iOS 16 wishes. Also, contact groups — as with past 10 releases
“one of his final comments to fans being that he planned to seek asylum abroad to avoid getting vaccinated.”
“troops on horseback hunted down and slaughtered all the Lakotas they could find: about 250 men, women, and children.”
Link. The story of the Wounded Knee massacre. It could have been easily avoided.
Among other things — why police and soldiers need training, leadership, and selective hiring.
NYT reviews a year of exercise studies.
Link. You can put-eat almost any exercise program, but exercise is key to maintaining diet induced weight loss.
Britain: Self-isolation cut from 10 days to seven with negative tests.
Link. They have lots of free tests so they can have better guidance.
“Even here in the U.S., where we’re free to leave whatever reviews we want on Amazon for Xi’s book, it’s rated 4.7/5 after nearly 2,000 reviews. Seriously, go look.”
Link. A must see Xi book.
“compared with the Delta variant, Omicron appears to be causing milder illness in children,”
Link. Just loads of em get infected. “the rate of pediatric Covid admissions in much of the country was still below the peak of what is typically seen with the seasonal flu, “
Workaround for iOS 15 Autocorrect Turning ‘20’ Into ‘2.0’
Link. Installed Apps with numbers in name mess with iOS autocorrect.
American prenatal sickle cell screening is a sociopolitical mess.
Link. Should have compared to Tay Sachs screening. Historically these programs have come out of a minority community.
Importing blog archive (bar) files.
Link. We desperately need this.
“when they share misinformation, it’s generally not because they are making a sincere mistake. It’s because they want to stick it to the people they hate, whether or not the actual complaint is true.”
Link. Sounds right. Explains why better information and corrections have limited value.
“workers who had received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters, do not need to quarantine at home following high-risk exposures”
Link. This oversimplifies the too complex actual CDC guidance. They need to simplify it quickly.
Booster protection against symptoms wanes after 10w.
Link. Omicron parties at week 6? Sigh. Probably not a good idea.
Dr Oz is an idiot front man for his show’s cynical producers.
Link. “The standard advice for many ailments covered on the show — obesity, sluggishness, back pain — was exercise, the researchers said. But there was a quota on how often exercise could be mentioned.”
“the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) exempted many real estate deals from the new regulations.”
Link. After 9/11 American money laundering shifted to real estate. Who drove that exemption?
CoreServices apps: the rest.
Link. Last of a series. I miss the days when such tips and reminders were plentiful. Only a few sources now.
“Medicaid work requirements are all but dead in all those states.”
Link. Few things annoy me as much as claims that a Dem win didn’t matter.
“Once you can easily perform 5 unbroken, false-grip ring pull-ups and 5 unbroken ring dips (externally rotating the thumbs at the top of each dip), you should be strong enough to do a muscle-up.”
Link. The false-grip is hard.
“In the long run, List argued, a society’s well-being and its overall wealth are determined not by what the society can buy but by what it can make”
Link. Economics of Friedrich List, the alternative to Smith. By Fallows.
All weather (but especially winter) cycling clothing guide (Wheel and Sprocket, with comments)
Link. They missed “bar mitts” and neck painters, but it’s a pretty good guide. (Road probably but singletrack not that different.)
Blog – Bait-and-Switch Amazon Reviews.
Link. Keep the reviews, change the listed product.
The Bootleg Video Vans of the Soviet Union.
“as Ayn Rand was working out her philosophy, she became enthralled by a real-life American serial killer, William Edward Hickman, whose gruesome, sadistic dismemberment of 12-year-old girl named Marion Parker”
Link. Rand was sooooo weird.
NYT profiles the 15% never-vaxx.
Link. By now many, if not most, are by nature or immune experience effectively immune. We should stop worrying about them outside of healthcare providers.
“Automattic … a $7.5 billion company, one of the biggest private companies in the industry.”
“the “serious” media: placing vastly more stress on the threat of inflation, which indeed is getting worse, than on the evil of unemployment, which is getting much better.”
Link. A sickness at The NY Times.
“there is no federal regulation to stop Tesla — or the many other autonomous vehicle companies — from using public streets as a laboratory”
Link. Unlike Medicines.
“idea that Pentagon leaders were concerned about Trump trying to use the military to keep him in office lines up with other things we know about that period.”
Link. Not incompetent or subversive.
“40% of respondents reluctant to get the shots said they would be more likely to do so if airlines required vaccination.”
Link. Do it.
Is Joan Didion in Denial About Her Daughter’s Alcoholism?
Link. Wondered when I read Didion obits. Dying at 39 of acute pancreatitis has a very high prior probability of massive alcohol abuse.
“a massive Late Bronze Age movement displaced around half the ancestry of England and Wales and, possibly solving another longstanding riddle about British history, may have brought early Celtic languages to the island from Europe”
“A stimulus bill passed by Congress in March made many more Americans eligible for financial assistance in buying Obamacare plans. For most people with low incomes, comprehensive coverage is currently available for no premium.”
Link. Expires end 2022 unless BBB.
“we detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA in multiple anatomic sites, including regions throughout the brain, for up to 230 days following symptom onset”
Link. Presumably other coronaviruses do this too.