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"My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News. "I'm not even talking about the privacy concerns, I mean the efficacy. Does anybody think this will do something useful? ... This is just something governments want to do for the hell of it. To me, it's just techies doing techie things because they don't know what else to do."

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Find a cool product on #Amazon?

That company exists OFF Amazon, too.

1) #DDG company name.

2) Order from their site.

2a) Can usually find a 10% code!

3) Still get product in 2-8 days.

4) Company avoids losing 25% margin share to Amazon.

5) You avoid giving money to #Bezos.

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once i get my state insurance after the quarantine and then get xanax its over for you podcast listeners, you'll see, i'll make 90 minute videos explaining how traffic signals will have to be overhauled in socialist society

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The Library of Congress has announced Citizen DJ, a huge online repository of 100 years' worth of public domain and open access music clips intended to be remixed in new hiphop music.

citizendj.labs.loc.gov.s3-webs

You can search the repository by sound/metadata, mix new tracks over hiphop beats, and pull curated "sample packs" to use for more ambitious projects.

consequenceofsound.net/2020/04

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My composition students' final projects: 10-minute podcasts on research topics they chose. So far, they're quite enjoyable to listen to, far more enjoyable than reading academic essays they would have written on their subjects. The podcast format really helped students grasp critical rhetorical principles. Also, maybe in the COVID19 I just miss human voices...

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Hey y'all, please help me help my partner:

@ me with kids books dealing with mental illness. especially those that deal with one specific thing.

boosts encouraged. thank you!

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i dont think stainless steel gets enough credit. we take it for granted. and i think thats sad. it truly is a wonder material. id like to offer my thanks, to stainless steel

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conversations where all you do is tell one another you're valid are valid

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Philosophy is shit because the books don't have pictures in them. Fuck that nerd shit

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Julie Andrews & Chaka Khan, "Climb Every Woman"

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it's universally true that if you know just 1 thing about a fandom, group, or subculture, and you mention it to someone in that subculture, the first thing they will say is "ugh, actually all of us HATE that thing"

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Apparently some "privacy" activist decided to finally do a radical privacy meetup against the Surveillance state but I read and says to join using ZOOM! LMAO
occupyoakland.org/event/oaklan @stimulator @thegibson #facepalm

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emoji and hashtags are both things that, when people started doing them, i always thought they were a bit.... i dunno.... i dont wanna offend anyone if you use either of them. but y'know Code Smell? like your code has somethin weird in it? i think theres like, Hashtag Smell. i see hashtags and i see emojis and i get spooked

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i still dont understand emoji. whats the big deal. you can just type :) surely. or, if youre sad, you can type :(

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last night i tried fire-staining clay with traditional methods and it worked pretty well. turned yellow clay to red clay.

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Dionysus, Osiris, Jesus, Inanna, John Barleycorn and Ba'al get up on Easter morning and walk into a bar.

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