"New bioarchaeology research has shown how infectious diseases may have spread 4000 years ago, while highlighting the dangers" to the Earth's ecology "of" not "letting such diseases run rife."

Since humans have proved incapable of being good stewards of the environment, we probably should not be fighting against the various ways the environment tries to make its own corrections to the ecology of the Earth.

**Archaeology uncovers infectious disease spread 4000 years ago**

"New bioarchaeology research has shown how infectious diseases may have spread 4000 years ago, while highlighting the dangers of letting such diseases run rife."


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@lightweight You can always open it in Chrome and let Google translate it. Might not be desirable, but it works.

last week in germany

mon: raid after far-right soldier under suspicion of being terrorist

tues: far-right police candidate allowed to stay at academy

weds: raids against 30 members of NRW police force after far-right chats exposed

thurs: far-right head of immigration office fired

thurs: it emerges several police and soldiers secretly work for far-right private security firm in Bagdad

also thurs: Policeman beats teen in front of a running webcam

fri: far-right bodyguard of intelligence head exposed

also fri: raids against 18 members of MV police force after far-right chats exposed

sat: "thank a police officer day" (#dankepolizei) launched on social media by cops to pay gratitude. needless to say, it backfired.

sun: a police chief threatens a demonstration against Fortress Europe in Dresden and pulls out his gun

In the name of customer security, ATT, Verizon and Tmobile are partnering on a mobile auth service using customer account info as a unique identifier. Why do I think they have an ulterior motive with this unified customer identifier?


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**Algorithm boosts efficiency, nutrition for food bank ops**

"A systems engineers examined data from a busy New York state food bank and, using a new algorithm, found ways to better allocate food and elevate nutrition in the process."


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I hope courier #coops will flourish but skeptical whether courier businesses can be profitable regardless of the ownership model.

Even if you take 5$ per delivery and can ship a delivery every 15 minutes that only makes 20$/hour. And that's a very optimistic scenario.

Then breaks, holidays, tax, insurance, etc.

It seems simple math doesn't add up on paying workers decently.

If the government would contract them to deliver programs like "meals on wheels" to elderly etc. it could maybe work.

License plate readers turn any neighborhood into a gated community by casting suspicion on everyone who comes and goes, and could allow neighbors to infer private details about one another. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/floc

First: This isn't just a ban from using App Stores, but from using US networks entirely—and it's untenable. Code is itself speech. Banning Americans from using TikTok and WeChat would violate their own First Amendment rights.


@eff I try to only have productive conversations on social media, but that only seems to occur amongst like minded people. This isn't a new phenomenon. For all the talk of increasing polarization, the same was true back in the days of Usenet. Anonymity makes it easy to be a jerk, but when you talk within a community, your username becomes your source of regard.

**Europe's old-growth forests at risk**

"A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe -- and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of these forests should be a top priority for countries to meet their climate…"


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**Scientists discover what happens in our brains when we make educated guesses**

"Researchers have identified how cells in our brains work together to join up memories of separate experiences, allowing us to make educated guesses in everyday life. By studying both human and mouse brain activity, they report that this process happens in a region of the brain c…"


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**Curve at tip of shoes eases movement but may lead to weaker muscles, problems**

"The scientists found that the more curved a toe spring is, the less power the foot inside the shoe has to exert when pushing off from the ground while walking. That means foot muscles are doing less work, and this, the researchers hypothesize, may have consequences such as less…"


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