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COVID-19 has ushered in the rise of quarantine UX
With much of the U.S. going into its third week of lockdown, the economy has already changed. Ten million people have already filed for unemployment, as every restaurant that isn’t a fast-ood chain and every physical retail store that doesn’t sell groceries is in jeopardy.
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4 hours ago
Michael Tsai - Blog - Apple’s Information Systems & Technology Division
IS&T is made up largely of contractors hired by rival consulting companies, and its dysfunction has led to a rolling state of war. “It’s a huge contractor org that handles a crazy amount of infrastructure for the company,” one ex-employee who worked closely with IS&T told me.
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9 hours ago
Here’s How Those Hot Jigsaw Puzzles Are Made - The New York Times
Patrick Stewart once called the world of jigsaw puzzles a “secret society.” There were always high-profile fans, like Hugh Jackman, but most only whispered about their passion.
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9 hours ago
Logical Increments
Video game streaming is now more popular than ever, with streaming websites such as TwitchTV and Hitbox allowing anyone to broadcast themselves playing video games live to the world. It has also become an incredibly simple thing to do, as long as you have the proper hardware and know-how.
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9 hours ago
Opinion | Bernie Sanders Was Right - The New York Times
Goodbye to an honest man’s campaign. Ms. Bruenig is an Opinion writer.
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11 hours ago
The Future of the United States Depends on the Immediate Adoption of UBI
Flatten the curve... We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly as a result of the novel coronavirus in regards to the healthcare system. There are only so many healthcare workers, only so many hospitals with a limited number of rooms and beds, only so many ventilators and PPE.
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12 hours ago
EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Clarity | Larry Jordan
Just as we can shape specific colors in our images to create a specific look, we can “shape” specific sounds in our audio to create a specific sound. Most of the time, we use this shaping capability to create ear-catching sound effects.
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21 hours ago
Introducing Watchsmith - David Smith, Independent iOS Developer
For the last five and a half years I’ve been enamored with developing for the Apple Watch. I’ve made workout apps, weather apps, calendar apps, health apps, news apps, audio apps, astronomy apps and games.
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Is My Takeout Risking Lives or Saving Restaurants? - The New York Times
Online orders and no-contact pickup can be an economic lifeline, but someone still has to make the food.
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4 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do | Personal Growth
Most people think about emotional intelligence as a skill, something you can build and train with practice. Improving your emotional intelligence is often about what you do less of, not more of.
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What Every Institutional Innovation Program Gets Wrong - NOBL Academy
Several people who have recently left [Google] X and those close to it describe the Alphabet unit as sputtering, unable to bring projects to life. They say the issues at X aren’t technical hurdles, but a combination of red tape and knotty internal politics.
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A Year After Ending and Regaining Friendship With Mudasir, Asif Regrets Nothing - VICE
When I think of legendary friendships ending with a messy bang, a couple instances come to mind: Cain and Abel, Caesar and Brutus, and Asif and Mudasir.
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A model for Digital Transformation: Pioneers, settlers & town planners – Econsultancy
One of the things I’ve noticed while helping companies deal with digital transformation is the tendency to favour one mode of operation over all else.
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yesterday
John Prine: American Legend | Features | Roger Ebert
You hear lyrics like these, perfectly fitted to Priine's quietly confident style and his ghost of a Kentucky accent, and you wonder how anyone could have so much empathy and still be looking forward to his 24th birthday on Saturday.
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‘What Rhymes With Purell?’ Franglais Rappers Push Language Boundaries in Quebec - The New York Times
Critics in Montreal say hip-hop artists mixing French and English are threatening the future of the French language in the majority Francophone province.
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Opinion | Donald Trump the Narcissist Is Running the Coronavirus Crisis - The New York Times
Trump’s catastrophic performance has as much to do with psychology as ideology. Since the early days of the Trump administration, an impassioned group of mental health professionals have warned the public about the president’s cramped and disordered mind, a darkened attic of fluttering bats.
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It's A "Cold War Every Day" Inside This Group At Apple
IS&T is made up largely of contractors hired by rival consulting companies, and its dysfunction has led to a rolling state of war. “It’s a huge contractor org that handles a crazy amount of infrastructure for the company,” one ex-employee who worked closely with IS&T told me.
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New Zealand isn't just flattening its coronavirus curve. It's squashing it. - The Washington Post
HAVELOCK NORTH, New Zealand — It has been less than two weeks since New Zealand imposed a coronavirus lockdown so strict that swimming at the beach and hunting in bushland were banned.
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If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?
“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing.
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A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low - The New York Times
The pandemic has hit Germany hard, with more than 100,000 people infected. But the percentage of fatal cases has been remarkably low compared to those in many neighboring countries.
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2 days ago
Why We Need to Think About Coronavirus Recovery Now
The coronavirus pandemic does not end when you can leave your house or when scientists develop a vaccine. It ends when we have recovered. And as with any destructive hurricane, tornado, earthquake, oil spill, or terrorist attack, a recovery from this pandemic will happen.
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2 days ago
Yet another remote working tips post | Clearleft
As you might imagine, the last few weeks have been all change for the Clearleft folks. BOY have we learned a lot about each other and our new way of working. All in all It’s been a fun process. We’ve been taking ‘Through the Keyhole’ tours of each other’s homes.
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2 days ago
On the concept of the Renaissance and Outkast’s Hey Ya – Going Medieval
Being a medieval historian means quite a few things.  Among other things, it means you get irrationally irked by the popular usage of medieval as a pejorative, make literally no money at all ever (Haha – I’m not joking, tho. HELP.
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4 days ago
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An intelligent take on global lifestyle, arts and culture Insightful reads Interviews & reviews The FT Crossword Travel, houses, entertainment & style
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5 days ago
‘He’s my therapist’: How Chrystia Freeland and Doug Ford forged an unlikely friendship in the fight against COVID-19 | The Star
Canada’s deputy prime minister has found therapy in an unexpected source in the midst of a global pandemic. Chrystia Freeland’s “therapist,” as she calls him, is Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and he sees their conversations the same way.
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6 days ago
The Best Crispy Roast Potatoes Ever Recipe | Serious Eats
These roast potatoes maximize the crisp-to-creamy contrast in each chunk of potato. We've tested and retested every variable, from cut size to potato type to boiling and roasting methods.
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6 days ago
How WHO Became China's Accomplice in the Coronavirus Pandemic
While the novel coronavirus is changing the world, China is trying to do the same. Already a serious strategic rival of the United States with considerable international clout, it’s now moving into a new field—health.
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6 days ago
Opinion | How South Korea Solved Its Face Mask Shortage - The New York Times
Neighborhood pharmacists and government intervention were the secret weapons. The coronavirus erupted in South Korea in late January, six months into Yoo Yoon-sook’s new job.
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7 days ago
Inside Kim Kardashian’s Prison-Reform Machine - The New York Times
Kim Kardashian West breezed into a steakhouse in Washington, D.C., last month, wearing a bright white outfit with a giant fabric flower on the lapel. Technically, it was a pantsuit, but tighter and more fabulous than its Beltway cousins.
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7 days ago
She’s a Toronto Legend, Model, and Style Icon. And She Was Nearly Homeless | Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is an investing service that uses technology to put your money to work like the world’s smartest investors. In “Money Diaries,” we feature interesting people telling their financial life stories in their own words.
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7 days ago
CONCATENATION - YouTube
by Donato Sansone Sound and music by Enrico Ascoli Italy / 2020 / 1min. Watch the other films made by Donato Sansone : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL5_tWulc05bxgOqB90vl1kD2TGuiLpx_
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8 days ago
Some Good News with John Krasinski - YouTube
John Krasinski highlights some good news from around the world, including an interview with Steve Carrell to mark the 15thanniversary of THE OFFICE, as well as John’s newest hero Coco. #somegoodnews
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9 days ago
Zoom Meetings Do Not Support End-to-End Encryption
Zoom, the video conferencing service whose use has spiked amid the Covid-19 pandemic, claims to implement end-to-end encryption, widely understood as the most private form of internet communication, protecting conversations from all outside parties.
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9 days ago
‘The Woman in Michigan’ - The Atlantic
Just before the 2016 election, and then again after its results became clear, I did a series of Atlantic items on a challenge I thought the press was not prepared for. All politicians, like all people, will lie about matters large and small.
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9 days ago
Don’t panic about shopping, getting delivery or accepting packages - The Washington Post
Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor of exposure and assessment science and director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The risk is low. Let me explain.
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10 days ago
I Am Hospitalized With the Coronavirus - The New York Times
As a generally healthy 45-year-old, I didn’t seem like a probable Covid-19 candidate. Mr. Egner is the television editor for The Times.
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13 days ago
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Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate coronavirus. Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at https://u.mud.lk/3dz7llb You've been told a thousand times: wash your hands to stop the spread of COVID-19. But why does this work so well? It has to do with the way the soap molecules are abl
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13 days ago
Japan’s Virus Success Has Puzzled the World. Is Its Luck Running Out? - The New York Times
TOKYO — Japan had only a few dozen confirmed coronavirus infections when the 30-something nurse with a slight sore throat boarded a bus to Osaka, the country’s third-largest city, to attend a Valentine’s weekend performance by pop bands at a music club.
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13 days ago
New, Recently Discovered Seinfeld Bloopers (made for cast & crew) - YouTube
I found this DVD of Seinfeld bloopers at a flea market. It had a clearly homemade DVD cover, and an unmarked DVD inside. The video quality is pretty lousy, but most of these bloopers didn't make into the official Seinfeld DVD blooper reels. For some mysterious reason, YouTube has disabled comment
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13 days ago
What I Learned When My Husband Got Sick With Coronavirus - The New York Times
“How are you doing, love?” I call to my husband from the living-room floor, where I now sleep each night on a roll-up foam sleeping pad that my daughter has used on camping trips, topped with a couple of thin blankets.
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14 days ago
302 Moved
Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and learn how to sew your own face mask. Download the pattern at: https://u.mud.lk/3dweOl0
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14 days ago
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out. Three months ago, no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed.
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14 days ago
'GTA IV' to Return to Steam in a 'Complete Edition' with Features Missing - VICE
Rockstar’s 2008 crime spree Grand Theft Auto IV returns to Steam next month, after being pulled from sale over game-breaking technical issues.
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14 days ago
Denmark's Message for America: ‘Do More—Fast.’ - The Atlantic
Around the world, countries are seeking to lock down their populations to halt the spread of the coronavirus, “freeze” their economies in place, and help people survive the ice age by any means necessary.
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15 days ago
COVID-19 and the landlord/tenant relationship | BLG
As COVID-19 makes its way around the world and wreaks havoc on our daily lives, businesses are scrambling to respond appropriately to governmental orders, advisories and recommendations. They are also trying to keep safe their employees, customers and others with whom they interact.
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15 days ago
Review: 100,000 miles and one week with an iPad Pro – TechCrunch
For the past eighteen months, the iPad Pro has been my only machine away from home, and until recently, I was away from home a lot, traveling domestically and internationally to event locations around the world or our offices in San Francisco, New York and London.
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15 days ago
What Really Doomed America's Coronavirus Response - The Atlantic
Many will be tempted to see the tragic coronavirus pandemic through a solely partisan lens: The Trump administration spectacularly failed in its response, by cutting funding from essential health services and research before the crisis, and later by denying its existence and its severity.
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16 days ago
48 – The Post Corona World – Matthias Horx
At the moment I am often asked when Corona „will be over“ and when everything will return to normal. My answer is: never. There are historical moments when the future changes direction. We call them bifurcations. Or deep crises. These times are now. The world as we know it is dissolving.
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16 days ago
How Platonic Intimacy Improved Everything About My Life
Folks, is it gay to prioritize friendships over romantic relationships? People often ask me if I’m dating every friend I have.
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16 days ago
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
We’ve made our coronavirus coverage free for all readers. Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere.
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16 days ago
Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus | Free to read | Financial Times
Humankind is now facing a global crisis. Perhaps the biggest crisis of our generation. The decisions people and governments take in the next few weeks will probably shape the world for years to come. They will shape not just our healthcare systems but also our economy, politics and culture.
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17 days ago
Lost Sense of Smell May Be Peculiar Clue to Coronavirus Infection - The New York Times
Doctor groups are recommending testing and isolation for people who lose their ability to smell and taste, even if they have no other symptoms. A mother who was infected with the coronavirus couldn’t smell her baby’s full diaper.
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17 days ago
Effective Immediately: We Are Closing Our Homeschool - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Despite beginning this venture with the highest aspirations, we are announcing the closure of our beloved homeschool after less than 24 hours. Our principal, your mother, would have delivered this news in person.
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18 days ago
Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide | Serious Eats
Editor’s Note: To proactively mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Serious Eats staff is operating remotely for the foreseeable future. Here’s how we’re handling the resulting limitations.
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19 days ago
Medium
Note: I’ve been meaning to share this for a while now. I was reminded of this training material a couple days ago while brainstorming new workshop content with my Amplitude coworkers.
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21 days ago
One Doctor Prepares for the Coronavirus - The Atlantic
Daniel Horn is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he is helping lead a team charged with planning for the influx of coronavirus patients. His hospital is one of the best in the world, with enviable resources and a world-leading assemblage of talent.
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23 days ago
How Outdoor Voices, a Start-Up Darling, Imploded - The New York Times
Last summer, Tyler Haney, the founder and chief executive of Outdoor Voices, appeared to be golden. In just five years, the Instagram-friendly athletic apparel company that she created in her 20s had become a sensation.
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24 days ago
Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought
New research shows a pattern of exoplanet sizes and spacing around other stars unlike what we see in our own system.
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24 days ago
A Super Strange True Love Story: My Disappearing Fiancé
After years of avoiding love, I found a match that seemed almost too perfect. We were practically walking down the aisle before I realized it really was too good to be true. “So let me get this right. You’re Italian but you’re a resident of India.” “Yes.” “And your fiancé is Canadian.
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24 days ago
Exclusive: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeries
On the fourth floor of the Museum of the Bible, a sweeping permanent exhibit tells the story of how the ancient scripture became the world’s most popular book.
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24 days ago
Eames Chairs, Economy Plus, and Cupcakes: So Premiocre - The Atlantic
Two years ago, while trying to rent and furnish a new apartment, I was defeated repeatedly by the answer to the question How much could it possibly cost? Getting a key cost $3,200 when it required paying a broker fee to some guy named Steve.
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24 days ago
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24 days ago
These Artists Jump-Started Their Careers by Selling Directly to Collectors on Instagram - Artsy
“Instagram is hard work,” she explains. “Doing my art is hard work. It’s not [as if] the talent magically arrived and I had 10,000 followers. Every single day, I was working on it.” Powell sells her work for figures between $500 and $11,000, and receives about two sales inquiries per day.
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26 days ago
What Does ‘Social Distancing’ Mean? - The Atlantic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a consc
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26 days ago
Coronavirus: The Case for Canceling Everything - The Atlantic
We don’t yet know the full ramifications of the novel coronavirus. But three crucial facts have become clear in the first months of this extraordinary global event.
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27 days ago
How to fight the Covid-19 coronavirus with soap and water. And why it works so well. - Vox
As Covid-19 cases in the US surge to more than 1,000 and fear sweeps the country, there’s one consumer product critical to our great national battle to “flatten the curve,” or slow the epidemic: soap. Humble, ancient, cheap, effective soap.
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27 days ago
We’re a Fully Remote Nonprofit; Here's Some Advice on Working From Home - Creative Commons
Over the last few days, a growing number of organizations have shut down their offices and told employees to work from home in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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27 days ago
How Mode Went Completely Remote in 36 Hours, and 7 Tips We Learned Along the Way
Two weeks ago today seemed nearly like a normal workweek. We were making customer visits in Toronto and New York, coordinating sales training across teams, and kicking off new sprints. Then each day, with more coronavirus news, a few more people opted to work remotely. Or declined a business trip.
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27 days ago
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A series of missed chances by the federal government to ensure more widespread testing came during the early days of the outbreak, when containment would have been easier.阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版Dr. Helen Y.
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28 days ago
Why It Pays to Be Grumpy and Bad-Tempered
Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces. On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired prince charming. Off camera – well let’s just say he needs a lot of personal space.
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29 days ago
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I’m back at my writing station after a two week hiatus. I won’t yield to the temptation of remarking upon the Covid-19 situation other than to point interested readers to Max Roser’s always excellent ourworldindata.
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29 days ago
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