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Sun 2020-10-11 13:26

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Conservationists warn that producing a coronavirus vaccine could result in the killing of half a million sharks.

"A conservation group is warning that the development of an effective coronavirus vaccine on a global scale could ravage shark populations worldwide, as researchers race to produce a vaccine using an oil derived from sharks."

I ask you, were our roles reversed - would the sharks even hesitate? I think not.

UPDATE: The conservation group cited is Shark Allies. I think their bias is pretty obvious.

Tue 2020-10-06 21:28

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Jesus H. Christ, can 2020 get any worse? Well, I guess so.

Rest in peace, Eddie Van Halen. You were the person who most inspired a 16 year old me to pickup a guitar and learn how to play. The world you leave behind is a little more awesome because you were here, but also a little sadder now that you've gone.

The angels are rockin' tonight.

Fri 2020-10-02 21:54

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For anyone thinking about buying an Ergodox-EZ, here's a protip: save yourself $30 and don't splurge for the custom cut wrist rests. They're comfortable but the material they are made of:

  1. Grabs every single hair, spec of dust, piece of lint, etc. After 24 hours of use, my wrist rests are fuzzy. Gross.
  2. Doesn't grab the surface of my desk. Like, at all. The rests slide around while I type, pushing around the keyboards with them.

Basically, the damn things grab everything but the table. Not really cool. My $8 wrist rest from the local office supply store works about 100x better for a fraction of the cost.

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