[nonostantement #126] - freegans & coronavirus / autonomous freights / web dark ages
Now with MORE flying couchs!
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As a soundtrack for this Sunday morning I suggest Seu Jorge - Life On Mars.
“The Brigadier” painting by Boris Nesterenko, USSR, 1972
China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization
”The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.”
Here’s What Recovery From Covid-19 Looks Like for Many Survivors
”Continuing shortness of breath, muscle weakness, flashbacks, mental fogginess and other symptoms may plague patients for a long time.”
Anti-consumerists are thriving during the pandemic
”As the coronavirus changes our consumption habits, New York’s freegans – or ‘dumpster divers’ – are flourishing: ‘If anything, the pandemic has increased the volume and broadened the variety of food I eat.’”
Milton Glaser – Ten Things I Have Learned
”If You Have a Choice Never Have a Job.”
[Video] - Sheets Weren’t Changed at Some Hotels During COVD-19
”As hotels start reopening for business with promises of enhanced cleaning protocols in the wake of COVID-19, Inside Edition put some major hotel brands to the test and found evidence that some weren't changing sheets or wiping down surfaces between guests.”
[Video] - GUY MARTIN vs MICHAEL DUNLOP Isle of Man TT RACES
”Follow Guy Martin and his Tyco Suzuki Superbike weapon for a mad dash around the famous Isle of Man TT course, as he chases BMW mounted Michael Dunlop!”
The Amazon Effect Is Making Customer Service Reps’ Lives Hell
”The pandemic has exposed a major rift in the retail industry”
COVID LATAM: Latin American Photographers Document The Pandemic
”One virus; 18 ways of seeing the world. Covid Latam is a collective project documenting the coronavirus pandemic as it unfolds across Latin America. Photographers – 9 men and 9 women – are working in 13 countries: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico”
'They are the new poor': Covid-19 fuels rising poverty in Italy
”[…] 1 million Italians who will be pushed into poverty this year as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, according to estimates from Coldiretti, the farmers’ association.”
[Video] - A Better Way Forward
”Today TuSimple launched the world’s first Autonomous Freight Network with UPS, Penske, U.S. Xpress, and McLane. With the launch of the TuSimple AFN we're creating the ecosystem necessary to bring L4 self-driving trucks to market safely and efficiently.”
Dark Ages of the Web
I lived those dark ages. I was there. I remember doing all of that (except for too many GIFs). I regret nothing.
How an Ad Hoc Group of Activists Weaponized Advertisers Against Facebook
”Hundreds of companies are boycotting the social media giant. Here’s the backstory of how it happened.”
How Instagram wellness became a gateway drug for conspiracy theories
”During the pandemic, some lifestyle influencers have started sharing increasingly conspiratorial content.”