When the good-news scenario "if we do everything right" is "only" 200,000 dead, rather than 2.2 million, nearly double all US war dead ever....


It may well be that Italy’s not worse. It’s simply early.

The future is here. It’s just not evenly distributed.


[I]t is Trump who did not push for adequate testing, not Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar. Here is the whole quote for context.



"...the lower the numbers on coronavirus, the better for the president, the better for his potential reelection this fall...."


TFW "This Person Does Not Exist" manifests a ten year old with stubble.

are doing an excellent job ing domains.

"DNS resolution error"

Please fix your shit.

nCoV-approved facial hair styles

Personal Grooming in a Time of Coronavirus

(Yes, this is actual CDC recommendations, general to any use of disease-protection masks.)


Are networks and hierarchies separate concepts -- follow-up

Thanks, responders.

Most of you agree with my view, they are not, and specifically hierarchy are a subset of networks: with a single root, as a directed and acyclic graph (DAG).

The contrary viewpoint was from Alex Wright's book "Glut", screenshot here. Whilst he doesn't _quite_ claim they're entirely separate, neither definition sits well with me and their relationship strikes me as false.

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A priest, a rabbit, and a minister walk into a bar. 

DuckDuckGo Lite / Console Mode improvements

I noticed a day or so back that the Regions and Time selection options have made it to the DDG "lite" (duckduckgo.com/lite/) version.

I use this as a console-mode search engine (something Google doesn't even support any more) via the w3m text-mode browser. It's wonderful for quick lookups.

Screenshot shows the two dialogues, in cyan (cropped from a larger view).

Officials Scramble To Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks In South Korea, Iran And Italy

...As coronavirus prevention and control measures continue in China, new outbreaks of the respiratory disease COVID-19 in South Korea, Italy and Iran have health officials on high alert over the global spread of [the] illness....


China's containment continues to look good.

Rest-of-world cases growing at an accelerating exponential rate needs attention.

The Oldest Company in (almost) Every Country, Still in Business

World's oldest: Kongo Gumi, Japan, founded 578.

World's youngest oldest company (that I've found): Guinea Equatorial Airlines, Equatorial Guinea, 1996

Africa generally has the youngest oldest companies (yellow on map), Asia the oldest. Whether ground truth or data artefact is unclear.

A surprising number of breweries and restaurants (especially in Europe).


U.S. Accuses I.B.M. of Monopolizing Computer Market (1969)

Glancing at the Jan 18, 1969 front page of the NY Times, I was impressed first by the story density (13 stories, an infobox, and photo), then by the familiarity of some of the actual headlines.


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