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I am not particularly worried about coronavirus. This is why:

Number of people who died of bog-standard influenza between 20191001 and 20200215: Somewhere between 16k and 41k people.

Source: cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preli

Numbner of people who've died as a result of covid-19: About 2200

Source: cnn.com/2020/02/21/asia/novel-

Number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in the US as of today: 14

Source: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

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@mint "Don't use wikipedia as a source! Don't use wikipedia's sources either. Be smart, like me, and use a right-wing parody news site that I take at face value."

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old people when i was 9: don't believe everything you see on the internet

old people now: look at this clearly doctored footage that's meant to rile people up! this is a good excuse for me to be racist. no i will not be doing any self reflection, thanks

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"yasss slay queen" i hiss at you encouragingly, handing you a gun and a map of buckingham palace

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if the movie theater doesn't tell you to 'enjoy the show' then legally you can feel any emotion you want for at least the next 90 minutes

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Tech interviewing is fucking broken. I have over 20 years of software engineering experience and I have shitloads of code on my GitHub that people can look at. I can talk peoples ears off about the solutions I cane up with for solving tricky problems, and how I wish they could have been better or what I’d do in retrospect with more time and resources available.

So why is every interview still starting with solving some abstract Project Euler problem on a whiteboard?

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acab life protio 

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my GOD the royal caribbean website is on some next level of User Torment

Ihave never screamed at a web form for quite this LONG before

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RT @jckarter@twitter.activitypub.actor
unlink(2) only impeaches the file, which must then be removed by a supermajority of hard links

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Does anyone know any "know your rights"/"what to do when the cops knock on your door" resources in simplified/traditional Chinese?

Looking for something similar to ACLU's what to do if ICE knocks where they have flashcards in multiple languages that you can use + communicate with

(specifically looking for the United States/California specific lit)

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I keep muttering "You wouldn't BOOST a TOOT" to myself and giggling uncontrollably

reckon i oughta poast more on this thing.

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Dynamic range: the radical notion, according to modern mastering orthodoxy, that maybe the musician played a quiet note on purpose.
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tfw there's a dickbutt emojo in your dayjob's Slack, and you're not sure if you should ever use it.

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I remain deeply dissatisfied with my social media options but resigned to never getting anything better because [reasons, mostly funding].

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