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Cumol  ·  44 minutes ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 21, 2020

In my field (biology/medicine/neuroscience) it's very common to discuss comments from reviewers.

I have heard the phrase "one of the reviewers mentioned..." many many times. Don't think there is an issue

Cumol  ·  15 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Massina Lab has brought back the Big Eye Compax

But that's a beautiful watch!

Cumol  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Called Everyone in Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book

Thanks, that was an interesting long read :)

Cumol  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2nd Virtual Hubski Meetup!

That would be midnight for me, I guess? (central european time)

Cumol  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Donald Trump tweets he and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19

Oh lets pray for a british 180° turn and mass investment into obesity research

Cumol  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 401st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I was really surprised how hard supermassive lost the last bo5, they looked really strong before, specially Armut and kakao. Well, on the flip side, unicorns also deserved that win 😁

Cumol  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Biden’s ‘inshallah’ during US debate dubbed ‘historic’ on Twitter

Welllll, technically, it was not used in the right context.

In-sha'-allah means "when god wills" but cannot be used in the way Biden did it because he used it as a question. I have never heard Inshallah be used as/in a question except when someone asks you to say Inshallah (as in, pressing you to "say Inshallah" so you either finish business or "move on".)

I understand why Biden might have used it wrong in this context. If you take the literal translation, it could fit: "When? When god wills?".

Inshallah is however often used to convey something that will never happen or only happen if god wills it (which is sometimes, a miracle).

So, again, I kinda understand why Biden said it. But it doesn't really work.

A much nicer arabic term is "Ta yenawwer el-milih'" which means "when the salt starts shining". This term definitely means "never" and is similar to "when pigs fly" or something from the west.

Cumol  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 401st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

It is actually a morning/noon watch for me.

I am usually for europe + the underdog. The game coming up now will be interesting as I didn't expect a Turkish team to do so well :)

Will be watching the main even with my sisters that are spread across the globe. It nearly became a tradition :)

Cumol  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Social Cooling

I am wondering what can do, besides raising awareness.

I was the social dilemma documentary with a couple of friends and had an interesting discussion about it.

One thing that came up is that this problem is one one side so subtle and slow that people don't feel the impact right away (no injury, no pain) and on the other hand a little more complex than X causes Y, so it makes it harder to break down and explain why it is a problem at all. This second one is similar to the discourse we had in Europe about the CumEx affairs, some stock market shenanigans that cost multiple European countries billions were so complex to understand that people lost interest. Even though it's billions in tax money that people stole.

I like the comparison to climate change. Because it compares on both points to it. It is a slow change and a little more complex than X causes Y.

So what can we do?

Use brave Browser? Set up a pihole? Delete Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram?

Any suggestions?

Cumol  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can we trust the polls? | Start Here

A syrian friend pointed me towards a political cabaret show sponsored by Aljazeera (on their AJ+ platform) that airs every week. Think last week tonight but with a news summary rather than a specific subject.

I am waiting for the day they start to translate them into English. Since finding it, this is my weekly middle east news summary (last weeks episode:

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What surprised me the most is how progressive they are allowed to be. They take on subjects like homosexuality which used to be a strong taboo.

Cumol  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 401st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

What a nice video from Riot!

Are you also watching worlds?

Cumol  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 401st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Probably my favorite band in the german speaking world. Plus, their concerts are super fun!

https://motherscake.bandcamp.com/

Cumol  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 401st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I am so sorry. But I had to think of it seeing that shrimp

Cumol  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can we trust the polls? | Start Here

That was very clean and well explained. Thanks.

I like seeing more form Al-Jazeera here which used to be considered the source of evil in the world a few years ago.

Cumol  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan devolves into war

It feels like a Christian vs. Muslim Kind of thing again. Russia backing Armenia while turkey backing Azerbaijan

I can't wait for the day where Netanjahu just vanishes and I know for sure he is gone for good. Like, no chances to mess up this country any more...

I know it reduces everything to a single person and the problem is systemic. But right now, this is how it looks and feels like.

A single maniac on a mission since before Rabins' death

Cumol  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New Maps Show a transformed United States

Does it seem like the most reasonable thing to do is to move to Canada?

On paper, Canada seems to be the better democracy of the two. And if you tell me that in 50 years, some areas that ar currently cheap to buy land in would be perfect in Canada, everything speaks for it...