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"The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice."

(Jules Renard)

I discovered it via this tweet: twitter.com/FoldableHuman/stat

For the centralised-social-media-hestitant:

"Wolf Game built their entire game into the Ethereum blockchain. A bug was found in some of their code that provided a potential exploit. They cannot patch it and have instead been forced to recreate the entire game from scratch and issue entirely new tokens."

UNSTOPPABLE CODE (etc.)

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The Calmer Alt-Tab Task Switcher (Catts) is now part of @elementary OS 6.

Read Part 1 of my three-month elementary OS 6 upgrade post for the backstory: ar.al/2021/11/08/my-three-mont

And see @cassidyjames ’s blog post to learn about all the November updates: blog.elementary.io/elementary-

#elementaryOS #SmallTech #catts

"An ounce of good sense is worth a pound of subtlety."

(Baltasar Gracián)

"If we did not see it with it own eyes, could we ever imagine the extraordinary disproportion created between men by s larger or smaller degree of wealth?"

(La Bruyère)

Ukpol, refugees 

The evaded tax bill for just a handful of companies based in the UK would easily pay, I should think, for the cost of accepting a few thousand refugees fleeing their homeland.

Sadly, the problem is racism and xenophobia, not money or how much 'room' we have.

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Ukpol, refugees 

"Politicians need an answer to every problem, even when there isn’t one. Pretending to be omniscient and omnipotent is in the job description – though the result is that public trust leaches away, since some problems don’t have politically acceptable solutions. There is no politically satisfactory answer to asylum seekers arriving in Britain when many voters feel “controlling borders” is the definition of nationhood. So impossibilism rules."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Those who refuse to be vaccinated because they value their freedom are in fact imposing their dysfunctional will on others. 

The “freedom” to spread COVID is a tyrannical imposition on those that don’t want to be infected. This is an easy call -- like many other things our society and all other societies have developed and come to accept. If you don't want to get a driver's license, it's your choice. But then you can't get behind a steering wheel and drive on a public road. If you don't want to stop smoking, go ahead and light up. But then you can't do it in a restaurant or in a plane or in a train.

Similarly, if you don't want to get the vaccine, it's fine. But then you can't be in a place where other people may breathe your exhaled air. Period.

A flood of covid patients causes ‘almost unmanageable’ strain in Michigan as cases rise nationwide; a flood of mostly unvaccinated covid-19 patients was arriving at emergency departments already packed with people:
washingtonpost.com/health/2021

Just found out that my first peer reviewed paper in the educational realm (in the area of Open Educational Resources) has been published: irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/ar Many thanks to the OER Foundation, my hard-working co-author Claire Goode, and to the good folks at the IRRODL journal for their help in making this happen!

GBBO 

Only just had a chance to watch the final. Chigs was robbed - he's had 18 months of experience and does all that vs a guy whose dad was a professional chef? 🙄

This is horrendous.

theguardian.com/world/2021/nov

Imagine being so desperate that you board a dinghy and brave icy cold waters to get to a country you've probably never visited.

Meanshile, instead of focusing on the situation they're fleeing, the rhetoric is about turning boats around and "reducing the pull factor".

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