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entropyseal.com/

Neat tamper-evidence packaging concept: a random pattern of beads that's modified when you open the package, along with a smartphone app to automatically verify the pattern is correct.

Reusable glitter basically: to fake a seal, you need to make the significant effort of positioning each bead in the right place. Possible. But very time consuming.

I'd buy one!

Good point: when we will be able to thaw frozen bodies, we likely don't need to freeze bodies anymore, as we'll have the technology/medicine to renew all cells while the person is still alive.

youtube.com/watch?v=V_u9Za00uB

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Makers! Linux users! What is your preferred tool to generate G-Code for CNC machines? Is there anything good that is free software?
#making #cnc

TFW you get drunk and wake up at someone else's place next to...

If anyone finds actual data (which I seem to be unable to find as of yet), please let me know!

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Sorry to report: I created an account to check the source data, and the reason the number is bang on the estimate is because it literally is the estimate, so the description on that site is wrong.

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Slightly related, new peer-reviewed paper out of Stanford, comparing numbers between 10 major countries and finding that less-restrictive measures definitely have a big impact where it matters (severe cases and deaths), while more-restrictive ones (a.k.a. lockdowns) do not:

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/ep

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If the numbers here are correct (and they're rather similar to other countries with many old people in the population), then Italy actually had *less* increased overall mortality in 2020 than expected. And it would be bang on the U.N. 2020 pre-COVID estimate:

knoema.com/atlas/Italy/topics/

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Ugh, red zone for the whole island of Sicily again from next week on: barrons.com/news/three-italian

So much for being able to go back anytime soon. All based on nothing but positive PCR tests, instead of people sick with COVID, or an actual emergency. They're also still counting every dying person with a positive result as "COVID death", which is why their overall number of deaths is completely decoupled from reality, and utterly hilariously by now.

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some code review (it's written in python) and testing for this would be very welcome

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fyi: i adapted the "backup" plugin for c-lightning to implement real-time incremental database backup over a TCP socket (can be used over a SSH tunnel, onion service, …)
github.com/lightningd/plugins/

So many people who should know better touted Signal as being the next-best thing, because they keep forgetting about the many drawbacks of centralization.

Aside from the obvious security and privacy issues, central servers going down can indeed happen by accident, and does so all the time (*cough... GitHub*), but it can just as well be done intentionally.

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Pretty cool: Influenza simply doesn't exist anymore since spring 2020.

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It's fine if you don't understand Web technologies and -software very well, but then you probably shouldn't shit all over them confidently, without asking questions first.

Benefit of hanging out close to my new home base: The convenience store around the corner on Gozo island stocks the best Sicilian pasta brand, in addition to decent local wine and sausage.

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