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hi followers. For too many months my GitHub/IFTTT/Todoist integration has been broken, and it matters to me.

Does anyone know a DYI solution for getting new GitHub tickets (and ideally GitLab too) into my Todoist?

(Plz retweet)

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This study was so well done. Great controls, study size of *100,000*.

Any additional studies focusing on HCQ for covid19 should be stopped immediately for ethical reasons.

"The mortality in the control group was 9.3%. The mortality in the chloroquine group was 16.4%. The mortality in the chloroquine plus macrolide group was 22.2%. The mortality in the hydroxychloroquine group was 18%. And the mortality in the hydroxychloroquine plus macrolide group was 23.8%."

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Hard drive recs? 

Hello, tech people! It is I, a tech-illiterate humanities major who uses a Macbook. My external USB hard drive died in November, and I'm long overdue for a new one. Does anybody have recs for a reasonably priced, preferably somewhat durable 1-2TB USB drive that can handle Time Machine backups? Many thanks.

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Reopening doesn't mean it's safe.

It means there are enough caskets.

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Research idea that an epidemiologist is free to steal from me and publish without even attribution because I just want to read the answer to the question and don't have the training or access to data to answer the question 

"Collateral damage" from Covid-19 isolation: How the global lockdown to contain Covid-19 also affected the transmission of these other diseases

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Day by the lake 

Took advantage of the weather yesterday and went to a lake nearby. No better way to for a Finn to get some rest than lakes and trees.

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What is a political philosophy that celebrates weirdness and difference and its radical potential?

I started thinking about this because I got thrown a question during my thesis defence whether I am arguing in favour of human divergence rather than convergence (my thesis is about privacy as kind of breathing space). To be honest, I hadn’t thought about it so much in terms of political philosophy, and I’m a bit concerned about drifting into middle of the road liberalism with middle age 😀

The Arecibo telescope is locked in position (unable to track sources in the sky) in the wake of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake and its aftershocks.

Please remember that our instruments are in real places occupied by real people - the operators do, and try to give back to their communities when they can.

Rockpro64 just crashed in a very unhappy manner. I think the vacuum cleaner may have gotten jealous and attacked it.

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heya, writing friends
what are good open source writing programs that stand up to the rigors and nonsense of sustained, sometimes even professional writing?

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the correct answer here was "country" but duolingo, my friend, my love, i *would* one day like to visit a french-speaking hamburger

Generally the goal is for code to be able to find all implemented subclasses of a given class, for example because they might be needed to satisfy a user request. For example astropy.time.Time(something, format="exotic-format") needs to look through registered time format classes for one that promises to handle "exotic-format". It will succeed if such code exists and the file containing it has been imported into the interpreter at some point.

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So a common pattern in Python is classes that register themselves on (class) definition, which in practice usually means on file import. This seems simple at first but then produces all sorts of headaches by constraining import order and by requiring imports for their side effects only - like, you never used any name out of this module but things break because you didn't import it anyway. Is there a better model for this sort of thing?

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Uh oh only 516GB free better keep an eye on this job

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Indigenous people!

Please share this and reply and be my friend! Let's create a community on here where we know we have someone who gets it!

I'll start, I'm Ojibwe. Raised away from the tribe, but am a full member now as an adult.

(If not indigenous, please still share, I wanna reach others)

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@aarchiba I learned that nixie tubes and the voltages involved in running them can be quite dramatic when my roommate built a nixie clock our first year of uni. At one point during assembly, they called me over: "Hey, Blake, can you hold these multimeter probes while I read numbers?"


"OK, now, just touch them right---"

Flash! Poof! Little snippets of wire all over the desk!

And off we went to the electronics store by the mall ('twas back in the day when the electronics store by the mall existed).

So, yes, I became a theorist.

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@gingerrroot hai! do I remember correctly that you had some kinda welcome thingy for new users?
if yes, could you link it? i'm on a relatively new instance and as one of the only experienced fedi users i'm trying to make the onboarding experience better.

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