Monthly Archives: July 2022

Covid 7/28/22: Ruining It For Everyone

There are lots of ways to try and ruin it for everyone. Covid restrictions that make no sense are a proven successful strategy for this, demanding the Doing of More. Monkeypox offers exciting additional ruining potential. The surprise winner, however, … Continue reading

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Monkeypox Post #2

Enough distinct things happened this week in Monkeypox that it made sense to split off the information on it into a distinct post. This is probably slightly over the threshold required for doing that. Executive Summary WHO declares Monkeypox a … Continue reading

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Covid 7/21/22: Featuring ASPR

The slow transition from ‘almost all about Covid’ to ‘only somewhat about Covid’ continues, with the non-Covid various-things-to-note portion this week reaching something like 25%. My presumption is that this portion will continue rising over time. What’s happening with Covid? … Continue reading

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YouTubeTV and Spoilers

Author’s Note: The purpose of this is a combination of fun rant, illustration of a general failure mode, that I am going to eventually use this for something in at least some worlds, and the fact that a decent number … Continue reading

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Covid 7/14/22: BA.2.75 Plus Tax

That’s the new variant for this week. I am not worried about it, but there is little other news on the Covid front and I’m still attempting not to reuse titles. As time goes by the events are still new … Continue reading

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Criticism of EA Criticism Contest

Back when it was announced, I toyed with the idea of criticizing the EA criticism and red teaming contest as an entry to that contest, leading to some very good Twitter discussion that I compiled into a post. I finally … Continue reading

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Covid 7/7/22: Paxlovid at the Pharmacy

Pharmacists are going to be allowed to prescribe Paxlovid, while doctors continue to be confused by the guideline of ‘you can give this life-saving medicine that cures disease to the people who are sick with that disease.’ The news on … Continue reading

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When Giving People Money Doesn’t Help

I’ve been thinking a bunch about this study (direct link) of CBT-style techniques used to try and get criminals onto a better life path in Liberia that showed what looks like spectacular results, curious if anyone wants to share thoughts. … Continue reading

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