#maths #mathematics #mathsmanuelacasasoli
This year’s ornament were designed with Occupy Math special purpose software for making fractals that draw on multiple different fractal algorithms.

"Millennials have earned a reputation for reshaping industries and institutions — shaking up the workplace, transforming dating culture, and rethinking parenthood. They’ve also had a dramatic impact on American religious life. Four in ten millennials now say they are religiously unaffiliated, according to the Pew Research Center. In fact, millennials (those between the ages of 23 and 38) are now almost as likely to say they have no religion as they are to identify as Christian."

"For a long time, though, it wasn’t clear whether this youthful defection from religion would be temporary or permanent. It seemed possible that as millennials grew older, at least some would return to a more traditional religious life. But there’s mounting evidence that today’s younger generations may be leaving religion for good."

Millennials Are Leaving Religion And Not Coming Back
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I see interest in spirituality but not organized religion.
@Katherine Bond +1

I agree completely. I consider myself an atheist, but I also consider myself to be a spiritual, emotional, empathic human being. I have the same religion as the trees, the mountains, and stars in the sky.

Please specify and perhaps elaborate on what you consider to be a "backhanded compliment".

Well, I'd say #Bernie2020, but this is referencing the UK. Best of luck to my friends across the pond.

Boris B diaspora
Jakarta is sinking beneath the sea and a new capital is being planned on the mountainous island of Bali.
Not what the media reported, which spoke of East Kalimantan, island of Borneo. Makes one wonder how conscientious the author is.

This is horrible! I only order clothes on-line after trying on sizes in stores. If I do end up with something that doesn't suit me, I donate it. I'm getting a lot better at being critical prior to purchasing.
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I Very Rarely Return on-line purchases. Only if clearly defective or completely different than the description...
I simply go to a shop :-)

#maths #mathematics #mathsmanuelacasasoli
Occupy Math uses artificial intelligence to build predictive models of data sets. When you first start learning how to do this, there is a standard example: weather forecasting.

#psychedelic-garage #60's #music #pop #rock

Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes - 1969

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Well... Satire/not satire...
@Paul Ferguson Yep. It's hard to tell the difference.

Major League Baseball Drops Marijuana, Adds Opioids, Cocaine To 'Drugs Of Abuse' List

The changes follow the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found with opioids and alcohol in his system.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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It is a part of life to leave people as circumstances change. I especially noticed when friends had kids and we didn't. I'm really enjoying Pixelfed and here.

Google Achieves Its Goal of Erasing the WWW Subdomain From Chrome

#google #bleeping computer #bleepingcomputer #computers #security #technology #news #education #updates #tech
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Random stuff.
If you really feel the need to wear an ugly sweater, go all out. 😉

Middle Temple Lane

A lane leading to some of the inns of court in London.

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Nice compo and wonderful conversion.


#JohnConstantine #Hellblazer #1 (2020) #JohnPaulLeon Cover & #AaronCampbell Pencils, #SimonSpurrier Story John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness...and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn't have much choice about taking a paycheck from one of London's worst, or accepting the help of one of the gang lord's would-be foot soldiers. But what should be an open-and-shut exorcism turns out to be nothing but...and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082MN8817?ref=myi_title_dp


#AnneRice's The Witching Hour #1 (1992) #JohnBolton Cover & #DuncanEagleson Pencils, #TerryCollins & Duncan Eagleson Story Horror novelist Anne Rice was made famous by her Vampire Lestat novels including Interview With the Vampire and Queen of the Damned. Her grasp of horror goes beyond mere vampires, however, as shown in this adaptation of her novel, The Witching Hour. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082MR3DWC

#RareComics #OldComics #NewComics #ComicBooks

Microsoft Office 365 to Add Message Recall in Exchange Online

#microsoft #bleeping computer #bleepingcomputer #computers #security #technology #news #education #updates #tech
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Is America great again?

Remember had to buy antibiotics for my (back then) girl friend, they asked. $75 for the type I knew costed about $7 in Sweden without insurance!

This is just sick and criminal. Still don't understand that there hasn't been no low cost medical company selling products not covered by pharmaceutical patents?

#politics #healthcare #economy #fraud #UniversalHealthcare
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@Charles M Which is exactly the reason for this post. Eli Lilly should not decide which Americans should live and which die. That the the crux of Medicare for all. If Eli Lilly charged $50 a vial that would be a huge markup. They have no legs to stand on in this.

Capitalism does in some cases work but in these cases it does not pure and simple.
..the problem with the prices folks pay is because the Phama will say 'yeah, it costs me less than 10$ per 10mL vial, but I refuse to take anything less than 200$ per vial...!!'

And the US Gov't AND most Insurance Companies response is 'Okay, whatever' .....but they pay only $15 and bill the rest of the amt demanded to the insured

The reason the Republicans are not arguing against the charges in the Trump impeachment is that the facts are not in their favor.
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No, the reason they're not arguing against the charges is that Fox News refuses to talk about the actual facts. They're too busy saying the facts aren't, actually, facts at all... which will play directly into Comrade McConnell's plans to shut the whole impeachment down.
The Senate will not convict, so now the damage control is all about keeping individual Republican senators fromsuffering blowback. Deny everything, muddy the waters, wait for the electorate to forget, retreat and declare victory. A dance as old as crooks themselves.

Random stuff.

#Healthcare #MedicareForAll
Americans who can't afford health care are taking fish antibiotics
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We have to wait for surgery or even surgical consultations in the US, too. That for-profit health care does nothing to reduce the wait times. My daughter-in-law had to wait three months to have a cancerous thyroid removed, for instance.

So yeah, that argument the GOP loves to trot out about "well, national healthcare means longer waits" is BS.
....I had to wait three months to have my cancerous thyroid removed as well....that was in Feb of 2018....am still paying off the bill...

First snow and polling stations: Thursday's top photos | The Guardian

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world
#photography #photojournalism


Staple Inn

This building used to house several of the old inns of court in central London.

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The consensus is that it started in Pudding Lane. But there was a war going on at that time with Holland, so people were using the fire to blame the Dutch and whoever else to drum up support for their cause.
As the name of the book implies, even God was credited for it because of some past transgressions.

That all sounds about right!

McDonald's Not Responsible For How Franchisees Treat Workers, U.S. Agency Rules


The federal labor law board held that McDonald's should not be held liable for labor practices of its franchisees. The ruling directed a judge to approve a settlement in a years-long union case.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Does Barr not understand that he will be reviled as a Villain for All Time, or Does he Just Not Care?
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...both, I suspect...
They think if they bully their way through, they’ll get what they want. It has worked for DT for years. And NO, they don’t care. They’re sociopaths.

Still laughing at the “temple of Orange” @Bob Lai

J’ai lu que #startpage #ixquick ne serait plus un #moteur de recherche libre et confidentiel car aurait été racheté, par une société publicitaire? Impossible de trouver des sources pertinentes sur le sujet récent, merci pour les vôtres :)
#internet #searchengine #moteur #vieprivee #privacy #moteurderecherche
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Source en anglais mais aucune idée pour la fiabilité…

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first time here. Very cool platform.

J’ai lu que #startpage #ixquick ne serait plus un #moteur de recherche libre et confidentiel car aurait été racheté, par une société publicitaire? Impossible de trouver des sources pertinentes sur le sujet récent, merci pour les vôtres :)
#internet #searchengine #moteur #vieprivee #privacy #moteurderecherche
Merci bien Tina
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bon bin moi qui aimais bien startpage ...

New Echobot Variant Exploits 77 Remote Code Execution Flaws

#security #bleeping computer #bleepingcomputer #computers #technology #news #education #updates #tech
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These last days the news in Denmark is about being squeezed by the large powers.

Yesterday a tape was revealed where Faroese politicians talk about some secret talks with the Chinese ambassador who has been trying to pressure the Faroese Landstings to implement Huawei 5G network by threatening to stop the salmon export to China.

A couple of days ago a seminar by a private think-tank was cancelled as the amateurish US ambassador who was sponsoring the seminar vetoed a speaker because he has criticized Donald Trump.

The general sentiment here is that the post-war alliances are over and that we again will be pushed around by cynical empires, like we historically have been pushed around by Russia and Germany. I think we will see the European countries rally around a Euro Army soon.

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tomgrz diaspora
Ugh. Maybe NATO has outlived its value. We are taking one country's big mistake and amplifying it.
Jakobu diaspora
Wasn't that always the case? The whole thing was initiated with a bloody proxy war that almost went nuclear, and made the Korean people suffer for 70 years.

"Siri! Call 911!"
"OK, Dave, here's what I've found..."

#humour #humor #joke

Sometime in Winter

I recently posted a song by that title, by Steve Katz, a beautiful tune, and hit, for Blood, Sweat, & Tears.
A friend asked wrote the song, and I thought again; I'd said "BS&T" but the song was composed by Katz.
(Fun fact: He's from Brooklyn, I did not know until researching this now! Katz played with Lou Reed too!)

This song is a longtime favorite of mine from before BS&T, before the rock festivals with Jethro Tull, and there was this, from The Blues Project. Another simple and moving song of his, and truly a wonderful ....

Flute Thing !

#stevekatz #BST #rocklegends #music #musica #musique #flute #bluesproject #rockhistory

More Central Park winter images @ http://www.fenichel.com/blizzard16.shtml

YouTube: The Blues Project - Flute Thing (1966) (Ben Cisco's World of Music)

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But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need
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