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  1. Dec 2023
  2. Aug 2023
    1. ignoring AI altogether–not because they don’t wantto navigate it but because it all feels too much or cyclicalenough that something else in another two years will upendeverything again

      Might generative AI worries follow the track of the MOOC scare? (Many felt that creating courseware was going to put educators out of business...)



  3. May 2023
  4. Apr 2023
    1. But COVID-19 remains a danger, even though the darker days of overwhelmed hospitals and overflowing morgues appear to be over.

      Covid is still a danger and still causes many economic and social problems but there are ways to help us learn to take care of ourselves and others from this as mentioned in the CDC website.

    2. COVID-19 has remained the leading infectious cause of death in L.A. County

      L.A county still being infected with lots of cases is crazy. There are still cases being made and it's still very dangerous especially with people who don't even have their vaccines or boosters. Its especially dangerous for older people.

  5. Mar 2023
    1. In short, in the absence of legal tender laws, the seller will not accept anything but money of certain value (good money), but the existence of legal tender laws will cause the buyer to offer only money with the lowest commodity value (bad money), as the creditor must accept such money at face value.

      During the coronavirus pandemic, many vendors facing inflation began to pass along the 3% (or more) credit card processing fees to their customers. Previously many credit card companies would penalize vendors for doing this (and possibly cut them off). This fee was considered "the cost of doing business".

      Some vendors prior to the pandemic would provide cash discounts on large orders because they could circumvent these fees.

      Does this affect (harm) inflation? Is it a form of Gresham's law at play here? What effect does this have on credit card companies? Are they so integral to the system that it doesn't affect them, but instead the customers using their legal tender?

  6. Feb 2023
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  10. Jul 2022
    1. We should think of it as a bill for a public health measure that was taken on our behalf. And it's our obligation now, whether or not we agreed with those decisions, to pay that bill. We can't stiff our children.
  11. Jun 2022
    1. It will be interesting to see where Eyler takes his scholarship post-COVID. I’ll be curious to learn how Eyler thinks of the intersection of learning science and teaching practices in an environment where face-to-face teaching is no longer the default.

      Face-to-face teaching and learning has been the majority default for nearly all of human existence. Obviously it was the case in oral cultures, and the tide has shifted a bit with the onset of literacy. However, with the advent of the Internet and the pressures of COVID-19, lots of learning has broken this mold.

      How can the affordances of literacy-only modalities be leveraged for online learning that doesn't include significant fact-to-face interaction? How might the zettelkasten method of understanding, sense-making, note taking, and idea generation be leveraged in this process?

  12. Apr 2022
  13. Mar 2022
    1. Grades were the only thing keeping me inside the LMS. I went gradeless, and embraced the freedom of the www outside the LMS, using a WordPress site as the main platform, with student blogs and many other digital tools integrated into an online or “mask-to-mask” course.

      My first time seeing "mask-to-mask" in lieu of face to face.

    1. Finnemore initially dismissed the puzzle as too difficult for him to solve, but circumstances led him to reconsider. “The only way I'd even have a shot at it was if I were for some bizarre reason trapped in my own home for months on end, with nowhere to go and no-one to see,” Finnemore told The Telegraph in 2020. “Unfortunately, the universe heard me.”
    1. Working on a new data visceralization. I’m particularly interested in the tactile quality of this one. Covid deaths from 3/2020-6/2021

      Working on a new data visceralization. I’m particularly interested in the tactile quality of this one. Covid deaths from 3/2020-6/2021 pic.twitter.com/MjFZCqDP4x

      — Jacqueline Wernimont (@profwernimont) March 1, 2022
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    1. maddeningly unpredictable

      Wow, what an unfortunate choice of words as part of the intro of a piece about supply chains under stress.

      We've known there would be variants. The political schism hasn't shifted. Where we are now is maddeningly predictable, if anything.

  20. Aug 2021

      The title of the article immediately made me think of the world we are living in now. For example it is becoming more and more evident that the country has mixed opinions on the vaccine. The government, state agencies and other public entities are requiring proof of a vaccine to even enter the premises. Some companies are offering incentives across the country to incentivize the vaccine by offering free products and discounts. To an extent from a medical perspective you want everyone as healthy as possible, but from a freedom perspective it is on the verge of violating an individual's freedom of choice through forced compliance.

    1. Ireland Vaccine Progress. “Dose 1 of 2 Progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░ 68.5% Fully Vaccinated Progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░ 57.1% As of Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021. Note: Percentages of 16+ Population Only. Data Sources in Bio. #CovidVaccine #COVID19 #COVID19Ireland Https://T.Co/QeiFYM4LcD.” Tweet. @IrelandVaccine (blog), July 15, 2021. https://twitter.com/IrelandVaccine/status/1415688619575103492.

    1. Prof. Devi Sridhar. “Rest of the World Watching Closely: ‘In Scotland, Estimated That 92.5% of Adults Would Have Tested Positive for Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 on a Blood Test in the Week Beginning 12 July 2021’- Is This Enough to Dampen Transmission & Protect under 12s from Infection? Under 18s?” Tweet. @devisridhar (blog), August 4, 2021. https://twitter.com/devisridhar/status/1422852550957617157.

  21. Jul 2021
    1. Incapable of preventing viral infection, binding antibodies can instead trigger paradoxical immune enhancement. What that means is that it looks good until you get the disease, and then it makes the disease far worse than it would have been otherwise. As detailed in my interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., in one coronavirus vaccine trial using ferrets, all the vaccinated animals died when exposed to the actual virus.

      They say "follow the science". Well, what about this science? What they really mean to say is "Follow OUR science".

  22. www.frontiersin.org