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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/29/2021…
Variants of concern are overrepresented among post-vaccination breakthrough infections of SARS-CoV-2 in Washington State…

#VariantsOfConcern #PostVaccination #BreakthroughInfections #COVID19 #WashingtonState
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Want a feel for how extensive, entrenched and structured the hatred in America is for our tens of millions of drug users? Take this #ThoughtExperiment with me....

#Stigma #PWUD #PWID #DrugUse #HumanRights #PublicHealth
#HarmReduction #NormalizeHR #SafeSupply #SCS #SIF

IMAGINE for a moment that you woke up tomorrow to the news that the entire retail #alcohol supply in the #US was randomly contaminated with deadly levels of #fentanyl. A one ounce shot could put you into respiratory arrest in 120 seconds, quickly followed by cardiac arrest.

The proper administration of #NARCAN within minutes or #RescueBreathing is your only hope for survival; #911 and #EMS can’t get there that fast.

Now IMAGINE for a moment what the governmental and civil society response would be to this news...

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1/ Here is a proposal of how to distinguish between different, supposedly "equivalent," #orthogonal mixtures of photons. In this case, it is R + L mix of circular, to be distinguished from mixtures of linear #polarization.
#Physics #QuantumMechanics #ThoughtExperiment
I am leaving aside right here whether it could lead to #FTL communication (#SuperluminalSignalling), and focusing on the bare being able to make the distinction. Impractical - but of major theoretical importance.
#ProperMixtures #MeasurementProblem
We use a compound detector D for this purpose. Its first element is a quarter-wave plate with horizontal fast axis, that is rotationally free within a small angle (to allow measurement of changes in #angularmomentum of roughly a few hundred ħ, which is still very tiny.)
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3 perspectives to evaluate solutions to a problem:

#problemsolving #thoughtexperiment
Case 1: commuters complain of long waits for trains

- Use technology to increase speed of trains
- Use economics to increase the number of trains
- Use psychology to display the wait time for the next train
Case 2: shoppers complain of high prices

- Use technology to improve products
- Use economics to reduce input costs
- Use psychology to offer discounts on list price
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RTÉ need an extra €55m taxpayer funding to plug the hole in its finances in part caused by extravagant salaries for the *talent*.
But are there informed, articulate & edgy Irish born presenters broadcasting on other platforms who could do the job instead? 10 part thread..1/
In our #ThoughtExperiment all top 7 in RTE *talent* pool would be replaced using only #RyanTubridy´s salary to cover new wages.
If the newbies agree to @70k/yr salary that would mean total savings of 2.5m/yr.
If you agree with a nomination hit❤️or tell us who you would pick..2/
RYAN TUBRIDY - 495k/yr
A canny agenda-pusher but the bottom line is licence payers cant afford Tub´s leftist propaganda anymore.
Experienced YT commentator Dave Cullen of #ComputingForever (420k subscribers) would be a capable pair of hands to take the reins at #LateLateShow..3/
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Ok last thread before I do actual paid labor today. I can’t engage in debate with someone who elsewhere said they do put not stock in #HealthAtEverySize research bc it could be paid for like alcohol & tobacco industry research, as if #bodyposi is an industry not a movement.
Further, the #dietindustry IS actually an industry that funds research & profits off #fatphobia. But that’s not what I’m here to discuss. Let’s engage with the idea that size is 99% in one’s control.
So this #thoughtexperiment ignores research showing the links between size & genetics, purely engaging with the idea that size is within our individual control & therefore cannot be about marginalization, oppression, privilege & social systems. Let’s begin:
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I started developing software 35+ years ago and sw people mostly ran sw companies. That changed. Today traditional businesses must transform to software companies, or die, but business experts aren't largely *teaming* with software experts. #Paradox and #seachange is needed.
What if software experts once again ran software companies, which means most companies? Clearly some business people understand the power of software. How do we engender more of them? #thoughtexperiment
Sounds like the kind of help we need in @kalele_io and with @vlingo_io Building trust comes though simplicity, not over-complicated solutions. Need quick iterations rendering marked knowledge acquisition and solution refinements. Everything else is junk.

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