Jun 152020
 

griffincandey:So, the bar I work at opened back up last night, and I gotta say, y’all: Just fucking don’t go to restaurants right now. Just don’t do it.I understand that people want to support restaurants that they love, but there’s a level of nonchalance here that really betrays how poorly America is dealing with this pandemic.America has a considerably higher rate of COVID cases and fatalities in relation to our population than most other countries.…

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Jun 152020
 

In the previous post I briefly mentioned ongoing work about adding interactive train station and airport maps to KDE Itinerary. Here are some more details on what this is about. Goals Some of the public transport backend services actually provide links to images or PDF files with a map for all stops or stations involved in a journey, showing those would be fairly straightforward and would even give us the official maps of the corresponding…

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Jun 152020
 

On June 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, issued a 13-page opinion in Level the Playing Field v Federal Election Commission, 19-5117. The decision says the Commission’s policy of limiting the general election debates to candidates who are at 15% at the polls in September does not violate any federal campaign laws. The ruling says, “American politics has, for most of American history, been organized around two parties.” The ruling says the 15%…

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Jun 152020
 

Language matters – though replacing ‘blacklist’ with ‘blocklist’ is a pain when you’re listing blocks, apparently GitHub will drop the term “master” as the default branch name from its hosted repositories in response to protests about ingrained racism.…

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Jun 152020
 

CHICAGO—In response to nationwide protests regarding police brutality and racial discrimination, food conglomerate Quaker Oats announced Friday that after 130 years, it would replace its historically racist Aunt Jemima mascot with a black female lawyer who enjoys pancakes from time to time. “The time has come to…Read more…

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