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Thursday, 25 June 2020

I started a Facebook barter group and had more than 1,000 members in 24 hours

quote [ “There’s people out there that don’t have food, they don’t have clothes, and they feel safe in the group being able to ask and get help without being judged because we don’t allow that … and I think that even without a pandemic, that’s important to have.” ]

Click the Listen Now button.

Lest we forget, this is what America is made of.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by yunnaf@11:19pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

How CRISPR Can Be Used to Fight COVID-19

quote [ You've been doing a test for the presence of the Covid-19 virus RNA.
A primary goal of our lab at Berkeley. to be fast.
Bacteria have been dealing with viruses forever. they've come up with ways to fight them.
Crispr allows bacteria to detect viruses.
You can have home detection kits just look a pregnancy test
Another idea use Crispr enzymes that will cut and destroy only the viral RNA.
Many scientists want to contribute our expertise.
we're not seeking to get profit from it. ]

Inspiring, also
Bill Gates

[SFW] [science & technology]
[by yunnaf@12:44pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

US sparks ‘shameful attacks’ against International Criminal Court

quote [ The row between the Trump White House and the International Criminal Court (ICC) has worsened after a fresh exchange of insults, with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo describing the court as “a nakedly political body” – and global supporters demanding he stop his “shameful attacks”. ]

I don't know if this issue holds merit. I just want to overcome the under-reported aspect of this story so we can better evaluate its implications.
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by yunnaf@2:07pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 20 March 2020

Google Arts and Culture

quote [ Explore with Street View
From backstage at the Paris Opera to the top of the Taj Mahal

Explore by Color
From serene greens in Impressionism to vibrant yellows by Van Gogh

Explore in High Definition
Discover the details you might have missed
Explore in 3D
Get a new perspective

Explore in Virtual Reality
Experience culture in 360˚ degrees ]

For us who are locked up, you can spend days exploring this site.
Their homepage is not a good navigation guide.
My suggestion is to start here
Street View of famous places

360 view - virtual reality

Let's list our favorite sites.
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by yunnaf@8:43amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

'Push' unpacks the core culprit behind global housing crisis

quote [ a $217 trillion global property business, worth more than twice the world’s total GDP ...the financial industry invents brilliant instruments that allow it to invade other sectors ... [the US government] sided with the banks. They encouraged foreclosures, gave money to the hedge funds and private equity firms, who then bought the distressed assets to make money. It’s the way the 2008 crisis has played an important role in increasing wealth inequality. ]

A film by Gertten who uses Leilani Farha, UN’s rapporteur on adequate housing to get to the bottom of the global housing crisis. He gets explanations from two Columbia profs, Sassen and Stiglitz quoted above, Italian, Roberto Saviano, who explains how offshore companies are in the property money-laundering business

[SFW] [history]
[by yunnaf@12:26amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain

quote [ The Smithsonian has released 2.8 million ... images ...onto an open access online platform peruse and download free of charge.
the benefits .. will far outweigh the potential downsides. “Bad actors will still do bad,” “We’re empowering good actors to do good.”
A bevy of research efforts are likely to flourish ... with Google, the Smithsonian has deployed machine-learning algorithms to its datasets to flesh out its list of notable women who have shaped the history of science ]

I'm very confused as how to access the Smithsonian but I found these

[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by yunnaf@8:55pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

42-year-old Zamboni driver forced to be emergency goalie

quote [ Head coach Rod Brind'Amour praised both Ayres and his team for their efforts.

"It's not often in a game that you get tied to a great memory," he said. "All you have is the memories you've got and you guys just gave me one, you gave each other one.

"But it's a memory I'm going to have forever, the way you guys played in that third period for you (pointing to Ayres) and the way you (Ayres) played for us." ]

Sports has been great in Toronto. Raptors win and this one.
[SFW] [sports] [+1 Good]
[by yunnaf@6:43pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 23 December 2019

Ultra-Short Versions of Classic Books For Lazy People

quote [ Illustrator John Atkinson has created a solution to help you save a lot of time. Thanks to his latest book you can now read ultra-condensed classic books! ]

It's a game - bookreport in three sentences or less. I like the comments at the bottom.
[SFW] [humor] [+3]
[by yunnaf@9:10pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 2 December 2019

Japan - outside the box

quote [ During tours, children can just leave all their backpacks in the waiting room of the railway station. They don’t need to worry about their things being stolen. ]

Cultural differences in everyday life
[SFW] [travel]
[by yunnaf@10:23pmGMT] [10 comments]

Sunday, 3 November 2019

39 Best Comebacks Of All Time

quote [ Dorthy Parker after a journalist requested an interview:
"Tell him I was too f*cking busy - or vise versa."

Reporter: "What do you think of Western Civilization?"
Mahatma Ganddi:"I think, it would be a good idea." ]

Let's pick our politicians based on their wit.
[SFW] [humor] [+1 Funny]
[by yunnaf@9:49pmGMT] [5 comments]

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