How I got pulseaudio sound working with an X1 Carbon 7th Gen on Arch Linux

I tried following the instructions on the Arch Wiki and everywhere else I could find, but I kept having one of the following problems: No sound would play at allSound only came out of the bottom two speakersSound came out from all four speakers, but sounded tinny Here's my setup and how I solved it.… Continue reading How I got pulseaudio sound working with an X1 Carbon 7th Gen on Arch Linux

Michael Book Recs

michael_nielsen on Twitter: "@albrgr Richard Rhodes' "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" is extraordinary My favourite scientific bios are Gleick's "Genius", on Feynman, and Skideslky's abridged Keynes." / Twitter — Read on mobile.twitter.com/michael_nielsen/status/1244141467645313024

USA COVID-19 Response Similar to WW2

Rajat Suri on Twitter: "Positive American thought of the day: even in the two World Wars, the US was late and slow to act initially....but mobilized rapidly and motivated its best people to figure out solutions to the hardest problems, with great results" / Twitter — Read on mobile.twitter.com/rajatsuri/status/1244018995545563137

Having a leader whose base holds them to a low standard (PG)

Paul Graham on Twitter: "Something I didn't fully realize till the past month: it's dangerous to have a leader whose base holds him to a low standard. If Trump's base insisted he take charge of the Covid-19 response, he'd have to. But since they're satisfied with press conferences, that's all we get." / Twitter —… Continue reading Having a leader whose base holds them to a low standard (PG)

When Einstein Was Just Another Physicist 

AROUND 15 OR 20 years ago, in the early aughts of this century, it was faddish in certain corners of the history of science to write biographies of obscure figures. The idea was that understanding the life of run-of-the-mill researchers would tell us more about how science actually operates than would studies of rarefied individuals.… Continue reading When Einstein Was Just Another Physicist 

Special Forces of the Qing Dynasty

Introduction This is the story of the Jianruiying, a small elite unit of specially selected Manchu soldiers under the Qing dynasty. They were trained to overcome rough terrain, obstacles, and rivers in order to commence special attacks towards fortifications. In some ways, they are comparable to today's special forces. Background story: The Jinchuan situation In the eighteenth century,… Continue reading Special Forces of the Qing Dynasty

Dovey 以德服人 Wan 🪐🦖 on Twitter: ““There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen”- Lenin This is excatly my feeling for the first two months of 2020 A recap of my 60 days of #COVID19 journey, from doubtful and panic, to informed and prepared Hope this experience can help you” / Twitter

Dovey 以德服人 Wan 🪐🦖 on Twitter: "“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen”- Lenin This is excatly my feeling for the first two months of 2020 A recap of my 60 days of #COVID19 journey, from doubtful and panic, to informed and prepared Hope this experience can help you"… Continue reading Dovey 以德服人 Wan 🪐🦖 on Twitter: ““There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen”- Lenin This is excatly my feeling for the first two months of 2020 A recap of my 60 days of #COVID19 journey, from doubtful and panic, to informed and prepared Hope this experience can help you” / Twitter

Comic Gold: The Easterner Goes West in Three Early American Comics

Comic Gold The Easterner Goes West in Three Early American Comics By Alex Andriesse The California Gold Rush transformed the landscape and population of the United States. It also introduced a new figure into American life and the American imagination — the effete Eastern urbanite who travels to the Wild West in quest of his fortune.… Continue reading Comic Gold: The Easterner Goes West in Three Early American Comics

Wrath Of Gnon on Twitter: “The courtyard house can be found in almost any culture and climate where the summers can be uncomfortably hot. Here are some charming courtyard houses from Syria. https://t.co/P7lUJbpRxn” / Twitter

Wrath Of Gnon on Twitter: "The courtyard house can be found in almost any culture and climate where the summers can be uncomfortably hot. Here are some charming courtyard houses from Syria. https://t.co/P7lUJbpRxn" / Twitter — Read on mobile.twitter.com/wrathofgnon/status/1221638167075250176

What Does ‘Social Distancing’ Mean?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully stymie community transmission of the virus.… Continue reading What Does ‘Social Distancing’ Mean?

MIT Technology Review on Twitter: “Scientists are creating a family tree of the coronavirus in nearly real time, which they say can help pinpoint how the infection is hopping between countries. https://t.co/e5SGt88woi https://t.co/s8i6f39rMb” / Twitter

MIT Technology Review on Twitter: "Scientists are creating a family tree of the coronavirus in nearly real time, which they say can help pinpoint how the infection is hopping between countries. https://t.co/e5SGt88woi https://t.co/s8i6f39rMb" / Twitter — Read on mobile.twitter.com/techreview/status/1238155126835163137

Viral Exploration Panel Notes

Notes from University of California, San Francisco BioHub Panel on COVID-19, March 10, 2020 Panelists: • Joe DeRisi: UCSF’s top infectious disease researcher. Co-president of ChanZuckerberg BioHub (a JV involving UCSF / Berkeley / Stanford). Co-inventor of the chip used in SARS epidemic. • Emily Crawford: COVID task force director. Focused on diagnostics • Cristina… Continue reading Viral Exploration Panel Notes

R.Z. Bachrach Response To His Xerox PARC Ethernet Memo (2018)

Appropriately, through a conversation with Comedian Wayne Cutter (http://www.waynecotter.com) about Xerox PARC, I became aware in a Google search that my March 4, 1974 private Xerox Confidential Memo to Bob Metcalf and Dave Boggs was floating around the Internet and a major subject on numerous blogs. Unfortunately the role of my memo in the development… Continue reading R.Z. Bachrach Response To His Xerox PARC Ethernet Memo (2018)

American Hospital Association “Best Guess Epidemiology” for COVID-19

Seth Bannon 👨‍🔬 on Twitter: "American Hospital Association "Best Guess Epidemiology" for #codiv19 over next 2 months: 96,000,000 infections 4,800,000 hospitalizations 1,900,000 ICU admissions 480,000 deaths vs flu in 2019: 35,500,000 infections 490,600 hospitalizations 49,000 ICU admissions 34,200 deaths https://t.co/GDAADwmg4n" / Twitter — Read on mobile.twitter.com/sethbannon/status/1236125593290276864

Chase Adam on Twitter: “This. The gridlock that results from some ppl only wanting to rely on data for decisions vs others on gut… Right approach is prob a balance, weighted toward gut in early days with data getting more votes over time. https://t.co/vv28DFg0je” / Twitter

Chase Adam on Twitter: "This. The gridlock that results from some ppl only wanting to rely on data for decisions vs others on gut... Right approach is prob a balance, weighted toward gut in early days with data getting more votes over time. https://t.co/vv28DFg0je" / Twitter — Read on twitter.com/ChaseAdam17/status/1234134099247366151