Coronacrisis, why meat consumption is the cause of the coronavirus
Armanda Govers / OneWorld: *Why are we fighting corona without discussing the cause?*
"Governments worldwide are taking drastic measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, there is a clear way to tackle the source of many of these infectious diseases, says Armanda Govers. Namely: stop eating animals."
"In China, after the coronavirus outbreak, the trade and consumption of wild animals was banned. The source of the corona outbreak appears to be the Wuhan market, a fish market where other wild animals – dead and alive – were sold and slaughtered for consumption. The outbreak is reminiscent of the 2003 SARS epidemic, which also originated in a market where wild animals were slaughtered and traded. Many wild animal species are bred for consumption in China, as is the case with chickens, pigs and cows. Meanwhile, about twenty thousand wild animal farms have been shut down. …"
Republished from: https://twitter.com/hourlyFox/status/1242315257214840833
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"Venting", as in complaining, is just letting off emotional steam, and healthy, right?
Brains work much like muscles, in that whatever you do a lot of, it becomes better at.
So if you get into the habit of complaining, your brain will become better and better about finding more and more things to complain about. You will slowly become a strong, powerful unhappiness machine.
I have no idea why the #ParrotOS folks run their own Internet speed test service, but I'm definitely going to use this now instead of the proprietary sketchy ones out there. They even back it with a CDN.
It uses the LibreSpeed project:
Revealed: quarter of all tweets about #climatecrisis produced by bots
Draft of Brown study says findings suggest ‘substantial impact of mechanized bots in amplifying denialist messages’
"Artificial intelligence yields drug that halts antibiotic-resistant bacteria
A new deep learning algorithm helped researchers identify a powerful new antibiotic compound that kills many of the world's most problematic, disease-causing bacterias, including those which have so far been resistant to common antibiotics."
Great news, as #animalagriculture's systematic use of antibiotics is taking the world closer to a pre-penicillin catastrophic scenario every day. 80% of #antibiotics are used on #animals that are unnecessarily killed and eaten by humans and this regular ingestion of antibiotics is causing dangerous antibiotics resistance in bacteries
Happy to see that the @email@example.com matrix instance is now federated with the rest of the @firstname.lastname@example.org network.
Federated communication, here we go!
Yay! We've been accepted into Google Summer of Code as an organisation again this year - calling all students: if you have a free summer and want to help build Matrix get thinking of proposals! https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6060943798173696/ #gsoc #gsoc2020
Extra! Weird-Looking Freak Saves #Apollo 14!
Come and watch Before the Flood, a documentary mapping the effects of climate change on the environment and our reactions to it; get a clear framework to think and talk about the topic and sharpen your knowledge by discussing with others!
Donation based event, bring your own drinks and snacks!
Mycroft, the open source digital assistant, has been targeted by a patent troll 😡
Apparently, this is what happens when you forget to put the frames in a beehive, and the bees get to build how they feel, via Naked Capitalism: https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/02/links-2-8-2020.html
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