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    How does a Sturgis-sized crowd affect COVID-19? It’s complicated / ArsTechnica · Saturday, 12 September - 10:15 · 1 minute

STURGIS, SD—People walk along Main Street during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 8, 2020.

Enlarge / STURGIS, SD—People walk along Main Street during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 8, 2020. (credit: Michael Ciaglo | Getty Images)

The coronavirus loves a crowd. Put enough warm, susceptible bodies together and it's sure to spread. Scientists have known that since nearly the start of the pandemic, from studying Covid-19 outbreaks aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship , inside a megachurch in South Korea, at a Champions League soccer match in Italy. Countless other clusters have since been recorded, often seeded by a single contagious individual .

It’s the danger of crowds that led the governments of other countries to enact national lockdowns . In the United States, it was more of a patchwork of state and local stay-at-home orders , school closures , and bans on mass gatherings. As scientists have learned more about the specific conditions that can lead to such superspreading events—unmasked people talking, singing, or exercising inside poorly ventilated indoor spaces—that’s made it possible, in theory, to fine-tune these disease containment strategies, and to ease up on the most dramatic restrictions and focus on the policies that do the most to stem the spread of the virus.

But people also love a crowd. And over the late spring and summer, a number of mass gatherings—often anxiously watched by the media, health care professionals, and worried neighbors—became real-life experiments in what happens when you put people together in the Covid-19 era. The events ranged from the apolitical ( spring break , summer camp , back-to-school ) to the politically supercharged (President Trump’s Tulsa rally, “reopen” protests , anti-police brutality protests , and ongoing demonstrations in Portland against the use of federal agents). Each one tested different variables—masks versus no masks, indoors versus outdoors—but all elicited an opportunity to study the same questions: How many people would get sick as a result, how many would die, and who would bear the cost of the health care bill?

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    Review: Dave Chappelle’s 8:46 lends catharsis, insight, and some laughs / ArsTechnica · Friday, 19 June - 14:22 · 1 minute

Dave Chappelle's 8:46 .

In Dave Chappelle’s latest impromptu performance, distributed by Netflix via YouTube, Chappelle responds to those calling for his voice during America’s current racial reckoning. In particular, he addresses a call-out by CNN anchor Don Lemon who demanded during a broadcast that Chappelle and other African-American celebrities speak out on the killings and protests taking place in the country and around the world.

This call comes in an era where celebrities and companies can immediately and directly reach millions of people—and some have done so more effectively than others, with each degree of response receiving its own backlash. In Chappelle's case, his material has always met the issue of race in America head-on with equal parts analysis and hilarity—typically with blue jokes sprinkled throughout. It’s what made his Comedy Central show a paradigm-shifting success and why, after decades in the business, his commentary is still highly sought after, as rare as it has been in recent years.

Chappelle says he didn’t want to “step in front of the streets and talk over the work these people are doing.” But in formulating 8:46 , his personal connections to George Floyd, John Crawford, and a slave-born black bishop from South Carolina (among others) reminded him, and all of us, that no one has the luxury of saying “this isn’t about me.”

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    Retour à la fac : 1 - l'arrivée sur le campus / Humeurs · Sunday, 31 May - 09:50

Retour à la fac : 1 - l'arrivée sur le campus
L'école du futur
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    Edito du 05/05/2020 / Korben · Tuesday, 5 May - 10:55 · 2 minutes

Hello les amis,

J’espère que ça se passe bien pour vous et que le confinement ne vous tape pas trop sur la tête. Ici, ça roule. J’avance sur la production de mes prochaines formations , j’écris des articles que je programme pour le futur, j’enchaine les réunions en visioconférence puis quand tout ça me saoule, je vais arracher des trucs dans mon jardin, je bidouille sur Ableton ou je viens raconter des conneries sur Twitter 🥳.

60 jours de confinement pour ma part (oui j’avais de l’avance) et je ne vois pas le temps passer. J’ai l’impression que ça ne fait qu’une semaine que je n’ai pas mis le nez dans le grand monde. À voir si c’est un symptôme du confinement ou le début de la folie ;-).

Mais je pense que toute cette histoire a dû aggraver ma phobie sociale surtout quand je vois (de loin) les gens porter leur masque comme ça :

Quelques spots de pub, comme cela a été fait sur les gestes barrières, et ça ira déjà mieux.

Les effets de bord que nous allons tous nous prendre dans la gueule suite à ce Coronavirus vont être nombreux et notre salut viendra de la résilience. Personnelle, mais aussi collective et territoriale. Et cela à tous les niveaux (éducatif, sanitaire, environnemental, économique, alimentaire, dépendance au pétrole…etc.). Malheureusement, je ne suis pas certain que ceux qui nous dirigent soient dans l’introspection à ce sujet. Mais je sais qu’il y a beaucoup de citoyens qui bossent dur en ce moment et qui se posent les bonnes questions pour d’abord amortir le choc qui arrive, mais également pour réinventer et réorganiser notre société et nos territoires pour que nous puissions tous continuer à vivre durablement.

Sur ce, bisous (de loin !).

Comment améliorer son espace de travail ?

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espace de travail à domicile

Combien commencent à prendre un certain plaisir à bosser depuis chez eux ? Oui et cela même s’il y a plein d’inconvénients et de distractions, et que la période d’adaptation est parfois compliquée. J’avais d’ailleurs publié un article pour commencer à mettre en place vos nouvelles habitudes de télétravailleurs.

Et si aujourd’hui nous allions un peu plus loin avec l’aide de Logitech ? Après avoir paré à l’essentiel, raffinons un peu (j’écris cette phrase avec le petit doigt levé comme il se doigt).

En Savoir +


David Icke has been booted off youtube (and I think facebook) for saying the coronavirus is being used by the State (mostly governments) to track everybody on mobile smartphones and similar technology and force vaccinations and break the economy. While of course his claims about those exact things are absurd and all that stuff is definitely not like totally happening right now (that exact precise set of things), I will say that David Icke is absolutely correct about the anunnaki, their gold, Archons, and the transdimensional lizards who put their 'hands' in the lower backs of the illuminati to sort of control them like remote control robots. Being on Movim where free-speech reigns, I have the confidence to say this without getting shadowbanned (not that I'd shitpost here or anything).

(Confidentally hovers mouse cursor over padlock icon and the "publish" arrow, which I think is a paper aeroplane as if a folded note-paper message is being fired over a classroom)..."Click".

Sargon Of Akkad on David Icke and covid19

Sargon Of Akkad on covid19 and David Icke