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Fevery, sweaty, sick.

This is awful. We couldn't get flu shots because we were already sick, and so I am fairly sure this is thre flu, just under a week after coming off from the cold.

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Addams Family (1991) 

holy shit, was talking about my Gomez Addams bromance with my wife and she nailed it: Gomez Addams is a perfect example of non-toxic masculinity; he's confident but he's also supportive and encouraging, he's a suuuuper loving partner, he's openly emotional, and he's just all-around game with that certain joie-de-vivre

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Bareburger has a "Plant Based Egg" topping for their burgers. Stop playing god, vegans! Plants should not lay eggs!

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Rape, medical experiments, and forced abortions: One woman describes horrors of Xinjiang concentration camps

concentration camps, rape, violence, China 

Witnesses talking about the way the Muslims are treated in Chinese concentration camps.

Been playing the original Diablo lately.

At the time I didn't realize how very tile-based and "turn based" it is. The abstractions of turn based especially are hidden by the fact that turns are milliseconds.

It makes me realize how simple (by today's standards) that game is and yet how incredibly compelling it remains, more than 20 years later.

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I don't have much resources in English, but I'd say a good approach would be to go to a university library and skim through analysis textbooks, until you find a few that suit your learning style. I personally find that physical books are really a plus in terms of learning.

Other than that, always keep in mind that reading articles is hard and challenging, so don't give up and you will eventually grasp all the concepts you need!

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I've begun reading academic papers and I have a fairly embarassing admission to make: I don't have the math background to understand many of them.

I have to keep a cheat sheet of symbols near me when I read them to be able to remember what they mean. Similarly, I understand log and sin, but I don't *grok* them, and I don't intuit math and I know it's holding me back

Does anyone have recommendations on resources? Maybe Kahn Academy? Something else?

I know there hasn't been a lot of talk lately but it's because @cwebber and I have been incredibly busy and also in research mode.

I should write up a post on what's going on soon and post it.

I woke up this morning to the soundtrack of The Gods Must Be Crazy in my head.

So many complex feels around that film. It's deeply problematic on many levels, from the Noble Savage trope, to the inherent white persepctive of the film, blatant sexism of the film- the critiques of it are many and varied.

And yet even though I haven't seen it in over a decade, it clearly has a place in my subconcious, and there are parts of it that touch my heart.

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Your phone's wifi signal can be used to identify your gait (way you walk). Your gait is unique enough that it can be used to identify you. If there is prior video footage of view, it can be matched to that too. Impressive research, scary implications

I'd love to see more people talking about the differences between Sanders and Warren.

If nothing else, we need to keep the presusre on Warren to not shift to the center.

If we lose the election, at least we'll have lost with our values, but I think that we'd be more likely to energize voters with a progressive candidate.

China is out to show everyone who thinks that they're a brutal humorless government that they're wrong, and anyone who disagrees will be banned!

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The gf is sick and since we're in NYC she had to see a doctor in the US. We didn't get to see an actual doctor, only a doctor's assistant and a medical scribe.

Somehow they can offer a perscription for drugs?

And got a lecture from said doctor's assistant on his "extensive research" on other medical systems and their "long wait times". He didn't ask about what countries she's been under (three different ones, for the record) or her experience, just mansplained at her with me in the room.

Today is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. It's the day of self-reflection and atonement, and on this day, shooters around the world have targeted Jews.

When I say my people are under attack in large and small ways, this is no exageration. Please don't be part of the hatred towards Jews, and be mindful of the micro-agressions that we face and listen when a Jewish person tells you that something is antisemetic.

If you care, please pass this along.

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