Link blog: health, covid19, dancing, disease

The Boston Tea Party – DANCE EVENTS AND DEALING WITH INFECTIOUS ILLNESS
Some good thoughts from this event on how they’re dealing with COVID-19 in the period where schools and offices are still open.
(tags: dancing covid19 health)
Dance in the time of Corona: A primer and suggestions on the novel Coronavirus and social dancing – The Dancing Grapevine
“The Author, Dr. Hsu, is a physician actively practicing in both community and acute care hospital settings. She has spoken extensively with a Public Health specialist physician about this matter, particularly how the Novel Coronavirus will interact with our dance communities”
(tags: dancing covid19 health infection disease)

Link blog: mechanics, social-justice, community, culture

Gears – Bartosz Ciechanowski
Cool gear animations and explanations of how they work.
(tags: animation engineering physics mechanics)
How knitters got knotted in a purity spiral – UnHerd
Yep, knitters. “Purity spiral” is a good name for the runaway effect of only rewarding people who call out others for not being pure enough.
(tags: ethics culture community purity social-justice)

Link blog: C, shooting, magic, censorship

post modern C tooling – draft 5

(tags: tools programming C)

‘My ties to England have loosened’: John le Carré on Britain, Boris and Brexit | Books | The Guardian
“At 87, le Carré is publishing his 25th novel. He talks to John Banville about our ‘dismal statesmanship’ and what he learned from his time as a spy”
(tags: spies intelligence MI5 MI6 le-carre politics)
The New Zealand Shootings: The Untold Stories | GQ
A moving account of the shootings and their aftermath. Via Metafilter.
(tags: shooting terrorism racism new-zealand)
How Derren Brown Remade Mind Reading for Skeptics | The New Yorker
Introducing Derren Brown to the Americans. Via Mefi.
(tags: magic derren-brown mentalism)
WSJ, WaPo, NYT Spread False Internet Law Claims | Cato @ Liberty
Rebutting nonsense about the supposed publisher/platform distinction in Section 230 of the US’s Communications Decency Act. From the Cato Institute, so can’t be dismissed as leftist propaganda.
(tags: law censorship internet)

Link blog: brexit, conservatives, business, capitalism

Brexit is a necessary crisis – it reveals Britain’s true place in the world | David Edgerton | Opinion | The Guardian
Makes the point that the Tories are no longer the party of business. As a result “The state can no longer undertake the radical planning and intervention that might make Brexit work. That would require not only an expert state, but one closely aligned with business. The preparations would by now be very visible at both technical and political levels. But we have none of that.”
(tags: capitalism business conservatives brexit)

Link blog: brexit, law, court, boris-johnson

Supreme Court ruling is the natural result of Boris Johnson’s constitutional vandalism | News | The Times
Lord Sumption on the Supreme Court ruling: Parliament is the forum for compromise. Boris Johnson tried to circumvent it. So the judges had to make its role explicit.
(tags: law brexit court boris-johnson)

Link blog: transcript, 911, hijacking, history

‘We May Have to Shoot Down This Aircraft’ – POLITICO Magazine
Oral history of the events of 9/11. Odd that the USAF doesn’t seem to have the equivalent of the RAF’s QRA fighters (although there’s clearly a lot more country to cover).
(tags: hijacking 911 transcript history)