I deleted time again.
270 Park Avenue (In Progress), NYC, 2021.
All the pixels, rising into the sky at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattblaze/51382836481
MAGA extremist Kari Lake (the self-proclaimed “most dangerous politician in the world”) keeps lying about Ruben Gallego and our movement because she’s desperate to distract from her unpopular policies. If you can, support our work to win back Arizona’s Senate seat: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gallego-indivisible-split?refcode=mastodon20240225directpost&source=mastodon
I can find only one major journalism organization -- the Guardian US -- that a) understands the accelerating threats to our democracy; b) relentlessly explains what is happening; and c) has proudly assumed the role of an advocate for saving democracy.
I'm fairly sure that other Big Journalism orgs understand. A (scant) few have even begun to give this the ongoing coverage it requires.
But apart from the Guardian, they can't be bothered to become the advocates we desperately need.
Steve Kramer, a veteran political consultant working for a rival candidate, acknowledges he commissioned the robocall that impersonated President Biden using AI. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/democratic-operative-admits-commissioning-fake-biden-robocall-used-ai-rcna140402
Earth Wind & Fire "Saturday Night (Noche Sabatina)" MX CBS 1977
Found this Mexican pressing at Dusty Groove in Chicago. Not one of their big hits, but Earth Wind & Fire are one of those bands that it's hard to go wrong, especially during their 70s and early 80s heyday. Single also notable for having an extended version of the instrumental "Departure", which is only 30 seconds on the LP.
Considering that LLMs started off devolving within hours into Nazi rhetoric so vile they had to be taken offline, I can't say that I see this sort of overcorrection as the most horrible thing that could have happened. Also, a reminder that LLM aren't in fact intelligent, artificially or otherwise. They output what they're programmed to.
A quick thread about what viruses have been found to be transmitting in the air, from A SINGLE ARTiCLE FROM 2013
I originally posted this on Twitter April 28, 2021 and had been posting for a year by then.
La Rosa et al. 2013. Viral infections acquired Indoors through airborne, droplet or contact transmission. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23771256/
I think it's a positive sign that such a large consumer-focused outlet like Men's Health is warning its readers about COVID reinfections, Long COVID, and is recommending masking in 2024. More of this, please!
hy You Still Need to Take Covid Precautions You’ve likely stopped masking and might not think about Covid as much as you used to, but it remains a major cause of death and disease, Dr. Friedberg says. Still, Covid seems to have joined the ranks of other respiratory and infectious diseases, like the flu, that are here to stay, Dr. Loafman says. However, Covid isn’t necessarily following a seasonal cycle, like the flu—instead, it keeps hanging around with new variants emerging and periodic spikes happening. So, it’s crucial to keep following all the guidelines we’ve learned over the past four years to protect yourself and others. Stay up to date on vaccines, Dr. Loafman says, and if you do get sick, wear a mask and stay away from others. “Each infection is like taking a chance at the lottery,” Dr. Friedberg says. “The odds are a bit better than they were three years ago, but there is still a chance you could end up with serious illness..."
A largely forgotten Boston-area band helped to redefine video game music.
Tribe, a pop rock outfit, broke apart in 1994 when three of its members started working with Looking Glass Studios.
Eric Brosius and Greg LoPiccolo went to Harmonix and helped create Guitar Hero. #videogamehistory
Detection of viable virus and genetic material in the air.
A thread about
Shall we do some time travelling and see what we find?
*What other pathogens might eventually end up here ho hum.