Responded! I think the status quo comes from a present-day "missing middle" where we have centralized-but-easy things and decentralized-but-hard things, but new tech (w lots of cryptography!) actually is on the cusp of giving us the best of both worlds. reddit.com/r/ethereum/com…
Speaking of air filters, I continue to be ever more radicalized about air quality and health. In my personal life, this has mostly showed up as "increase ventilation if I burn my frying onions" and "tell all my friends not to use ultrasonic humidifiers"
Tessa Alexanian @tessafyiIndoor air pollution matters a lot, actually! It's also personally tractable. As https://t.co/cofTcrJFCL argues, small interventions like opening a window after you burn your dinner, giving up incense, and avoiding ultrasonic humidifiers can save you years of life in expectation.
^ thread (about 2021, not just air filters)
Great thread on why timelines for terraforming Mars are terribly off-base, and far too pessimistic. "...implicit assumption of no significant technological development over the next 100,000 years...a total failure of background assumptions."
Donald Hobson @DonaldH49964496@davidmanheim 1) A bunch of "futurism" talking about teraforming mars taking 100,000 years. How does this stupidity happen? Let us count the ways.
As a tool developer, I'm somewhat conflicted by this - I think the founders definitely choose the better business model but ... Imagine a world where Illumina, instead of selling sequencers, decided to "keep it exclusive" and sequence everything themselves
Josh Wolfe @wolfejosh2/ To visualize in real time inside of cells what happens when a drug goes in Our 1st thought as investor was: we are going to sell the most incredible microscope 🔬the world has ever seen. The founders said no— we must keep it exclusive to discover things nobody else can 🤯
😂 Semiconductor shortage leads to Canon selling toner cartridges without chips which usually identify them as genuine, so Canon now instructs customers on how to override the warnings for using "counterfeit" cartridges
Mario W. @mariowitteVerkehrte Welt: dank Halbleitermangel produziert Canon jetzt offenbar Tonerkartuschen ohne "Kopierschutz" und verschickt Rundmails an Kunden mit Hinweisen wie man die Fehlermeldungen zu gefälschten Kartuschen umgeht.
Omicron has learned how to read!!! Of the 30 mutations in its spike gene, 24 have been characterized in scientific publications. Also, it borrowed defining mutations from alpha, beta, delta, eta, epsilon, iota and mu. Even though it was in hiding when these variants emerged.
When genes mutate, many/most mutations do not change the encoded amino acids, they are said to be silent. Most of Omicrons mutations are not silent and change an amino acid, and the changes are already known individually in previous natural variants!!!