Here's one of my absolute favorite shots, "Momentary", where one had been sailing over the other, before being kicked out of the way mid-air, leaving them with a perfectly hapless expression.
And a bit more recently, this new mother, back in February. It can be a difficult life, out in the wild, not only having to gather nesting for one's newborn (or expected) kits, but also having to evade aggressors..
An early favorite shot, when there was some fortuitously timed snow. (I'd be cursing it a month later, but that's another story) They'd largely stayed inside for a couple days, understandably unimpressed with the turn of the weather, but soon were back to normal. =:)
A couple of my favorite cybernetic TF tales:
Sync, by Kotep:
Excellent first-person perspective of transferring one's consciousness, and accepting one's new self.
Repossessed, by demurePet:
Even more gradual, with a wry sense of humor running through the exchanges between the two parties.
Soft Hardware, by ZatieLunaVulpe:
A fan of an author's writings gets to experience such themselves.
anyone know of any autism peer support groups in the York area? preferably with an explicitly queer-friendly stance?
i know i probably don't have to say this here, but please don't respond if you're just going to tell me where to try looking. direct suggestions only please!
having said that, please boost.
Hey, by the way, yesterday the local paper here ran an article about a daily curated COVID scientific news summation report put out by the experts at the University of Washington.
I highly recommend anyone who is interested in this topic subscribe.
From that page you can also navigate to find recent reports.
here's a good description of the "Literature Report's" purpose:
"The COVID-19 Lit Rep is currently prepared by the UW Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness and the START Center in collaboration with and on behalf of the Washington State Department of Health. The Lit Rep was originally developed and disseminated by the WA DOH COVID-19 Incident Management Team to support evidence-based decision making throughout the region."
That's a fancy way of saying it's an email sent out 5 days a week that highlights new research on a variety of COVID topics. Everything from transmission and testing to the inequality highlighted by the pandemic.
Well, that's the end of Mob Psycho 100 season 2.. hoo, that takes some kind of record for character development. Good stuff; strongly character driven, with the plotlines more toward those ends than vice versa. Maybe I'll check out another of the director's previous works, the cheerily named Death Parade, apparently set in a bar that, instead of Heaven or Hell, is the destination for some in the afterlife.
covid pre-symptomatic testing
Reading this "accepted manuscript" study (I can't get a straight answer on wtf that means, but it is apparently further along than preprint), about the high effectiveness of saliva samples for PCR tests in *people who are not presenting symptoms*, and I came across this wonderful part:
"We report for the first time the accuracy of viral detection using natural clinical
specimens of asymptomatic persons, that the sensitivity is higher than the 52% to 71%
reported in symptomatic patients. COVID-19 literature to date have been consistent in identifying the peak viral load at symptom onset with subsequent decline, suggesting the possibility of higher presymptomatic viral load."
This is so huge. If this result holds true, then this means that widespread testing of whole populations is not only feasible (because saliva is self-collected), but *very* effective, because the tests are MORE accurate *before* symptoms present.
asking for help, boosts very much appreciated
i fucking hate doing this but here we are.
i've -3$ in my bank account right now, i've been unemployed since the pandemic started, and the gigs i've been working have all but completely dried up in the past few weeks.
i could really, really use some help right now. and if it means anything i'm trans, insurance most likely isn't going to cover my hormones, and i don't really have a place to stay other than my partner's parents' place which is not helping my mental health in the slightest.
if you'd like i do tarot readings for cash, and i'm a writer/editor and willing to work on pretty much anything that you could throw at me in that realm.
thanks for taking the time to hear me out,
venmo is @ jjx12
cashapp is jjx1269
I've been thinking about this for a while: Why not do radio astronomy on the other side of the moon?
mutual aid group in need of funds - update
This was like $152 last night👀
Thanks y’all! We handed out ~200 meals (corn bread, pumpkin pie, macaroni, fried chicken) last night along with hand sanitizer, masks, water, towels, and clothes!
Thank you for sharing and contributing what you can❤️
COVID, new resarch, +
They think they have figured out one of the main reasons why it is so minor in most people, and causes such huge damage in others: An auto-immune function is interfering with the bodies defence.
This has treatment implications and will help us focus our efforts between several research efforts underway, and might help us screen for people who are for sure going to have a bad time when they arrive at hospital before it gets really bad.
"Decentralized Social Networks vs. The Trolls" by @Argus is hands down the highest amount of polish I've ever seen at a conference talk EVER. It's all animated! How on earth did @Argus manage to do all this work? https://conf.tube/videos/watch/d8c8ed69-79f0-4987-bafe-84c01f38f966
And the talk really delivers on its subject, with actual data and interviews. It's good journalism and highlights how, even though I think the moderation tools we have on the fediverse are today, fediverse admins are *making them work* with huge success.
Today's Questionable Content is one for librarians and those with aspirations thereto. ^_^
I can't attest to the efficacy of the application style outlined, but, I'm very tempted..
From some of the people at CHIRP Radio, "What's it like to DJ during a global pandemic?"
ukpol, BBC, -
So, the BBC's set to gain a new leader. Boris Johnson's first choice is, of course, famously impartial and reasonable. /s
Kidding! Charles Moore is a former Telegraph editor, and once invoked the slippery slope that revising marriage laws to afford equality would inexorably lead to the inclusion of bestiality.
Meanwhile, Johnson is lining up the former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre to head media watchdog Ofcom.
uspol, Trump, Scotland
Beloved Leader is now also encountering fresh troubles in Scotland, where the legislature is wanting to find out *where* all the money he used to fund his golf course indulgences actually came from.
There are some anecdotes, too:
"Milne and his wife rejected Trump’s purchase offer, which Milne describes as laughably low. Trump raised his price slightly and attempted to sweeten the deal by offering Milne, who rarely golfs, a lifetime membership at the club and access to its spa. After the Milnes rebuffed that offer, Trump’s lawyer asked local authorities to take their home—and those of others who refused to sell—by compulsory purchase (the UK version of eminent domain). [...]
Construction work severed Milne’s water and phone lines. Milne says the Trump Organization also encircled his property with trees to block his view, attempted to construct a giant berm hemming him in, and threatened to knock down his garage for allegedly being built over the property line (it wasn’t). Ultimately, Trump’s company erected a fence around the Milnes’ property—then billed the couple for the work.
Milne tossed the bill and has delighted in telling the story ever since—especially since Trump made his famous campaign pledge in 2016 to “build a great, great wall on our southern border” and make Mexico pay for it. The Milnes now fly a Mexican flag (next to the Saltire, the Scottish flag) outside their home, within view of the Trump clubhouse."
code bunny (video & embedded)
probably near London or SF
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