Soli Bailey Gets Dropped in on by a Dolphin Inertia (David L)
How Dürer shaped the modern world New Statesman (Anthony L)
Scientists send 1000s of pairs of underwear to volunteers, who will bury them in their backyards BoingBoing (resilc). Underpants gnomes for real!
How product placements may soon be added to classic films BBC (David L). Kill me now.
Offshore wind is poised to take off in the U.S.—but it won’t be easy National Geographic
Results From The World’s Largest Wellbeing Study Are In: Here’s What We Know ScienceAlert (David L)
How Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World New York Times (furzy)
Confirming that INET was right on schools as a transmission vector for Covid and the CDC is wrong:
The new “double mutation” variant from India 🇮🇳 #B1617 is surging fast in UK—5x increase in % of #COVID19 cases in just 2 weeks. Same with the South Africa 🇿🇦 #B1351 variant. When did they increase? After schools reopened.
And keep in mind—it’s rising despite high vaccinations. pic.twitter.com/fzZC3VAJdZ
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) April 19, 2021
COVID vaccines and blood clots: five key questions Nature (furzy)
Japan needs to consider scrapping the Tokyo Olympics and speeding up its vaccine rollout amid growing virus infections, according to former Finance Minister Jun Azumi https://t.co/755YgCfiw5
— Bloomberg (@business) April 20, 2021
Covid-19 Pushes India’s Middle Class Toward Poverty New York Times
✅ Trollhättan – NÄL Inf Dis Nurse Johanna had to care for her colleague – the doc👇
✅" We went from 0 covid19 patients to continuous escalation – nobody thought it would get worse"
✅"There have been many tears during this past corona-year"https://t.co/SHZskdTCxT
— Dr. Faris Durmo Biber MD., BSc. (@Dr_FarrisD) April 17, 2021
Evictions in Violation of CDC Moratorium May Violate Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Adam Levitin, Credit Slips. Important.
China-Iran pact boosts Pakistan’s trade hub dream Asia Times (Kevin W)
Philippines Ready To Claim Oil Resources With Military OilPrice (Brian C)
The Price for Closing Ranks Defend Democracy
The man at the center of India’s shift to oligarchy Asia Times (Kevin W)
New Cold War
Biden’s zigzag diplomacy aims to agitate Russia Asia Times (Kevin W). Headline contradicted by subhead: “US leader’s muddled messaging towards Moscow signals he may have lost control of policy to the ‘Deep State.'”
How to Make a Gulf Monarchy All-American TomDispatch (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
MI5 warns of spy threat from professional networking sites Financial Times
The Incredible Rise of North Korea’s Hacking Army New Yorker (furzy)
Our Famously Free Press
Is Facebook Buying Off The New York Times? Washington Monthly (resilc)
“Academia’s continual campaign to disregard or neglect the classics is a sign of spiritual decay, moral decline and a deep intellectual narrowness running amok in American culture.” https://t.co/GVzSSo4EjQ
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) April 20, 2021
Spain dismantles workshop making 3D-printed weapons BBC (resilc)
Nations Need Ambassadors to Big Tech Wired (Dr. Kevin). The headline is maddening. No, Big Tech is not the equal of nations. JP Morgan and the trusts of his era also tried acting as if they could dictate to government, and they were cut down.
SEC charges Israel’s main binary options firm, and its 2 chiefs, with vast fraud The Times of Israel (furzy)
Musk Says Autopilot Off in Texas Tesla Crash That Killed Two Bloomberg. With the car cooked in a fire so hot and persistent that it took 32,000 gallons of water to put it out, only Tesla knows through its extensive spyware what really happened. Its incentives to be honest aren’t strong. Put it another way: it’s hard to imagine these passengers didn’t at least believe they had Autopilot turned on.
Lumber futures limit up as breakneck rally continues Seeking Alpha (resilc)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Visiting the Canebrake Ecological Reserve off Highway State Route 178 in Onyx, California, we had an excellent view of the adjacent cow pastures.”
And a bonus:
Pick your metaphor. pic.twitter.com/MiCgNQtgWD
— Donald Clarke 郭丹青 (@donaldcclarke) April 18, 2021
And another bonus (Richard Smith). And some people say cats are selfish….
One of these cats is blind. The sighted cat is guiding the blind cat. >^..^< pic.twitter.com/OPsVEqrLlI
— 𝕃𝕋 ~ 💙 A new America 💙 🇺🇸🌞🐾🕊️ (@andIwillpersist) April 15, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.