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¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?

Pueden encontrar mi Diaspora* en este link:
diaspora.com.ar/people/4e6b8b4

Debido a la baja actividad del Diaspora* argentino, no estoy muy activo allá.

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Please read: Risk factors for hospitalization of young(er) people with COVID-19 

We now have enough data to do some statistics on what gives working-age adults a higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and once admitted, a higher risk of needing a ventilator. Turns out, the number one risk factor is *smoking* [1].
The authors included e-cigarette use under that header since it was a known health risk before the pandemic. So, we can generalize that one to *having crap in your lungs*.

If having foreign materials in your lungs is the biggest risk factor for most of the population, that means secondhand smoke is also dangerous, and so is air pollution [2].

It's also a somewhat controllable risk. People can swap cigarettes for nicotine gum. Cannabis? Edibles. If you can afford HEPA filters, they're worth their weight in gold. (If you can only get one, put it in your bedroom. You spend at least a third of your time there.)

Oh, and the second-largest risk factor? Asthma, as expected [1].

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Wait, it's International Non-Binary People's Day AND Shark Awareness Day
this is a very good day for me as a nonbinary shark
:nonbinary_flag: 🦈 :nonbinary_flag: 🦈 :nonbinary_flag:

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It's International Non-binary People's Day.
Non-binary and agender people should be legally recognised as their correct gender, or absence of gender. Gender neutral documentation should be provided and normalised. The UK government has failed to provide this.

10 ways to step up as an ally to non-binary people | Stonewall
stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news

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@IceWolf

For a standard already in significant use, but which might not be ideal for purpose, there’s abc notation: https://abcnotation.com/

For something more fluent to read in running text, you might start with the movable-do numeric musical notation prevalent in at least some of the Sinosphere, with 1–7 = do–ti, dots above and below for octave shifts, inline dashes to extend notes by a quarter note per dash, and underbars for sub-quarter-note values paralleling beams in Western sheet music. Then do an abc-like linearization but with much more elision, like using lack of spacing to represent sub-quarter-note values instead. Maybe ↑↓: prefixes for (sticky) octave designators, / for rests…

So, the first eight measures of “Mo Li Hua”: 3 35 6↑1 ↑1:6 | 5 56 5 - | 3 35 6↑1 ↑1:6 | 5 56 5 - | 5 5 5 35 | 6 6 5 - | 3 23 5 32 | 1 12 1 -

More complex rhythms would be awkward to encode, though I don’t know if there’s a way to actually make them easier.

The start of the refrain of “Never Gonna Give You Up”, if I add . for dotted notes: 56↑1:6 | ↑3.3 -2 -/ :56↑1:6 | ↑2.2 -1 1:76/ 56↑1:6 | ↑1 2:7 65 /5 | ↑2 1 /

I think movable do is actually very important here, because almost all spontaneous music in running text will be in relative pitch only, though it’s a bit unfortunate that that doesn’t give us two octaves of non-affixed range like abc notation has with lowercase and uppercase letters. It would be convenient if the capital numbers were real here.

Incorporating lyrics in a sane way… dunno.

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walking into the men's room and knocking on occupied stalls before loudly announcing "i've updated my privacy policy!"

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species gay, benign subtoot 

Presented without particular need for comment.

[caption: nature photo of a fox kissing another fox]

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Does anyone happen to know any good books, articles, etc. (preferably not video) about wolves, that are relatively recent so they don't have the debunked "alpha"...trash? I'm particularly interested in how they behave/interact, but anything about them would be nice!

I think they're awesome, but I'm a bit embarrassed how little I know about them. :ms_wolf:

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@IceWolf Yep. If we're throwing shoutouts, "(x) is against nature" needs to be thrown in a nuclear waste dump too.

Especially since it tends to be about stuff where nature just ups and does it in the background.

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@IceWolf

relatedly

"humanity" implying kindness or virtue treating others well

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I don't like the phrase "human decency". It implies to have or deserve respect you need to be human. >,,<

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in fact the idea of there being an overall human nature itself is a bad idea that we should do away with. but racism persists in part because many otherwise well meaning people just think it's an impossible to remove part of human nature, and thus they will instead just shrug and make no efforts to halt its spread, deprogram it from people, or dismantle the institutional powerbases of racism

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swear, from the wolf who never swears. 

Fuck behaviorism.

yes. I'm using the F-word here.

*bares fangs and growls low*

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@nutt whenever I see someone complaining about "the tl is doin [___] post today 😬 " and I'm over here sipping on garden pics and cute posts I just think about how cool curating your own experience is ...

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If you ever find yourself asking why other people don't talk about something or talk about something too much it's probably because their version of this site is massively different than yours

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Gentle reminder that your experience on the fediverse is completely different from everyone else's

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