Woman who designed #Florida's #COVID19 dashboard has been removed from her position

"As a word of caution, I would not expect the new team to continue the same level of accessibility and transparency that I made central to the process during the first two months. After all, my commitment to both is largely (arguably entirely) the reason I am no longer managing it."

there were like two non-shit questions, are just all german journalists shit?

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lol like all the journalists ask the most shitty questions with the most fucked up framing

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well all the data from germany doesn't look that promising to be honest, but lets just open everything again, yay youtube.com/watch?v=DESUQMKzmh

The initial lawsuit is funded but there is still a long way to go, so keep us in mind! the gofundme is still live ...


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We made our goal for the initial lawsuit by the deadline! Thank you so much to everyone who shared/contributed/helped: so many people, so so appreciated!

fascism rising 

"The Nazi party didn't come to power due to lefty infighting, it came to power because the German state preferred Fascist thugs to the possibility of socialism. The Nazi's didn't get to make their seizure of power constitutional because the German worker had to choose between two parties, but because all other major political factions in Germany preferred militaristic nationalism to pro Moscow Commissars and lefty reformers. And that all feared the power of the German working class which for better or worse was represented by these two organisations, at least in the state and federal legislatures.

The real lesson to be taken away from 1933 is that voting is not an effective weapon to fight Fascism. In pre Fascist Italy, Mussolini only four seats in the parliament before and yet he managed to seize power too. The same thing occurred in Spain, the Popular Front won the elections and yet by 1939 the Fascists were in power."


My quick notes about the process of today's test published earlier: 5 steps, 3 layers, predictible and reproducible. I'll explore more with it, I like this simplicity.

full resolution of the artwork, btw: davidrevoy.com/article775/grow


food, home baking (+) 

I made some super simple rhubarb soda bread and the recipe is so quick and easy that my housemate just entered the kitchen and asked in shock "Wait, when the hell did you make this?!"

Corona in Germany 

We opened up a bit more three days ago and two cities are already back on lockdown because the infections exploded.
It's as if IT WAS TOO EARLY!

Willkürliche Sperren: Twitters Beschwerde-System funktioniert am besten über die Presse netzpolitik.org/2020/twitters-
Meiner Meinung nach ein Grund dafür, dass man so ein zentrales System wie Twitter nicht tolerieren darf. Soziale Netzwerke sind Teil des politischen Diskurs geworden. Da kann man sich eine Kontrolle durch ein einzelnes Unternehmen nicht leisten!

hab gerade einen white dude hier von reverse racism schreiben sehen, mastodon ist also zumindest in den negativen sachen wie twitter I guess?

Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".

"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".

"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".

"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".

And so on.

There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers

"billionaires earned their money" is this century's "the king has the divine right to rule"

You can't make this shit up.

F*ck around and find out really has a new meaning now.

RT @AricToler@twitter.com

lol Guaido apparently did probably sign that contract with Goudreau / Silvercorp for hundreds of millions to take out Maduro twitter.com/gianfiorella/statu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AricToler/status/1

COVID, antiziganism, - 

"Slovakian prime minister, Igor Matovič, dispatched the army to lockdown Romani settlements at the beginning of April...without providing Roma with the necessary means to protect themselves, including ensuring access to water and sanitation"

"Slovakia isn’t the exception, it’s closer to the rule. Romania and Bulgaria have also employed paramilitary force to confine Romani populations in circumstances...which amount to a violation of human rights.”


"The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work."

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About forest fires:

“we don’t assume that there was anything special about the initial spark… the large-scale environmental conditions—prolonged drought, a buildup of flammable undergrowth, strong winds, rugged terrain, and on so—that truly drive fires, the nature of the spark itself is close to irrelevant.

Yet when it comes to the social equivalent of the forest fire, we do in effect insist that there must have been something special about the spark that started it”

🔥 hbr.org/2011/11/what-are-leade

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