Yves is braving a trip to NYC to see a doctor in late-ish May, the theory being that the city will be safer towards the tail end of the lockdown than when restrictions are eased.
She could very much use some paid, professional help with her three laptop Macs (one workhorse, two backups). If you think you can do the job, here are the requirements:
1. You must be willing to work on a legacy version of the OS and not insist on an upgrade. Yves is running legacy software that is already getting funky on the version she is using.
2. You must be able to untangle a hidden files issue. The workhorse laptop is saving certain data files to Dropbox, rather than locally, even though local files exist. The Dropbox account also has Google login-related issues.
3. You must, as much as possible, synch up the two other laptops to the workhorse laptop.
4. You must come to her midtown hotel, either to do the work there or to get started, haul the laptops away, and return with the work completed.
If interested, please e-mail yves-at-nakedcapitalism-dot-com with “Mac consulting” in the subject line. We can discuss dates, remuneration and contact details at that point. Thanks!
THE SUN IS ‘UNUSUALLY QUIET’, SAY SCIENTISTS Independent (The Rev Kev)
How climate change could make infectious diseases even more difficult to combat in the future Business Insider (The Rev Kev)
Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing Atlantic
There’s only one way the fight against coronavirus resembles the real wars I’ve witnessed Independent. Robert Fisk.
A New Mexico city has closed its borders to outsiders after becoming a COVID-19 hotspot Business Insider (David L)
The Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s Project Syndicate. Nouriel Roubini. From earlier this week; don’t recall seeing this in Links but my apologies for the duplication if we’ve posted it before.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic could have been prevented Virology (david l). Important.
What the Proponents of ‘Natural’ Herd Immunity Don’t Say NYT. The deck: “Try to reach it without a vaccine, and millions will die.”
New Advice Cautions Against Rushed Return to Diving for Coronavirus Patients Dive. I know most readers aren’t divers. Posting this for the discussion of just how sneaky this diseases can be. Diving happens to be one leisure activity for which recovered patients of a serious case of COVID-19 infection are particularly vulnerable; I’m sure w’ll find other activities as well.
Diving in the Era of COVID-19 Dive Tech. Another perspective, and discusses previous advice.
‘We Had to Do Something’: Trying to Prevent Massive Food Waste NYT (The Rev Kev)
My Retirement Plan Is You NYT (re/silC)
Immigrants Making PPE Strike After a Co-Worker Dies of COVID Payday Report. Mike Elk.
A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons The Marshall Project
Privacy concerns during a pandemic The Hindu
Once a hotspot of #COVID-19 this village in Kerala has come up with a unique idea to enforce social distancing -using Umbrellas. Two opened umbrellas, not touching each other,will ensure minimum distance of 1 meter from one another.The local body has distributed 10,000 umbrellas pic.twitter.com/53iaehZHTd
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) May 1, 2020
Coronavirus NSW: Dossier lays out case against China bat virus program Daily Telegraph Australia (david l)
The deeper roots of Chinese demonization Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
Donald Trump is igniting a cold war with China to win the election Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Tibet, China, and the violent reaction of a wealthy elite Historic.ly (J T McPhee)
And a tweet embedding the video (English version).
China: We discovered a new virus.
America: So what?
China: It’s Dangerous
America: It’s only a Flu
China: Wear a Mask
America: Don’t wear a Mask
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) April 30, 2020
Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as virus hopes rise Agence France-Presse
Why UK has world’s worst Covid-19 death rate Asia Times
Four More “Exhausting” Years? Trump Reporters Mull Covering a Second Term Hollywood Reporter (re/silC)
I have equity in Facebook, so like any shareholder I get periodic notifications about shareholder proposals.
The list of what the Facebook Board wants folks to vote against this time around is quite telling. pic.twitter.com/G0fe7U1MQf
— John Feminella 🌠 (@jxxf) May 1, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.