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David Antoine Found this very well done (for the budget) short sci-fi mini series, ATROPA. Seven episodes, about 10 min each. For those who want to give it at try...
David Antoine For those who like sci-fi, "The Silent Sea" is a great watch ... It's Korean. There is an English dubbed version but I didn't liked it, so I watched it in Korean with English subtitles...
♦️ Robert Blinov Subtitles are always better than dubbing.
🏒 Lucian Marin I fixed this too: 5 pixels margin instead of the space character.
🏒 Lucian Marin I introduced a profile ratio between replies sent and replies received. I hope it will balance out the network in 2022. I know some of you asked me for numbers on profiles, but a ratio is better than karma or popularity counts.
David Antoine Interesting , thanks!
🏒 Lucian Marin The new profile summary block fixes this issue.
David Antoine More space between Profile, Social and Account in the settings would look better imho. That's the only thing that bothers me visually but I've not checked on the desktop version, I'm looking at it in the mobile format... EDIT : same on desktop...
🏒 Lucian Marin Happy new year and thank you for being here!
David Antoine Happy new year Lucian! Thanks for maintaining this place...
🌲 Tho happy new year everyone!
😌 Ismail argh I've found this network again! I forgot the name unfortunately and I vaguely remembered that this was from HN. I searched "text based social media" and boom. I'm back here again. Hello people, again !
David Antoine Hi there! Welcome again...
🏒 Lucian Marin I implemented over the limit feature. I named the color redsmoke, similar to whitesmoke in CSS. Also, account data export using StrictYAML is now available. This will show that there's not algorithm behind Subreply; everything is sorted in reverse chronological order.
David Antoine Very nice subtle red. Thx !
😀 Tom Yes! I got my bluetooth mouse to work in two different operating systems without having to re-pair them each time. Also, Windows 11 start menu is crap, but the rest of it is okay after a lot of heavy customization that 99.999% of people won't do, including using third party apps to fix the privacy stuff (hopefully) and a couple of other changes. Of course there are apps to change the start menu, but not sure if I want to bother with that since I don't plan on using Windows except for Photoshop and Word/Excel when I really have to.
David Antoine I haven't upgraded to Windows 11 yet, the upgrade process on Win 10 is broken, I'll probably have to recover it, then switch to 11. Or I'm just going to replace it with a Linux distro but I don't know which one and distro hoping, even in virtual machine, is not something I want to do anymore... If I finally end up with Windows 11 I will use a "privacy" app as well and surely replace the start menu... It is strange, maybe they should have merge it with their search functionality, would have made more sense....
David Antoine If some of you have watched and liked the Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, you will probably like Midnight Mas too...
🏒 Lucian Marin Last time I simplified profiles so they can be shared on other sites. I'm trying to share mine everywhere I can. Character counter causes me anxiety, I can't focus. There's an idea to turn textarea red if you type over the limit.
David Antoine A red textarea over the limit would do the trick too... Neat idea.
David Antoine Would you bring back the threads and replies counters in the profile section? Always nice to keep track of those... The character counter when typing was nice too, but no more there... Bug or intentional?
♦️ Robert Blinov The threads and replies counters, even when monotone, made me itch because I subconsciously treated them as unread notifications. I like the way they are now. The character counter was nice though.
🏒 Lucian Marin Last time I simplified profiles so they can be shared on other sites. I'm trying to share mine everywhere I can. Character counter causes me anxiety, I can't focus. There's an idea to turn textarea red if you type over the limit.
Zero Edge Unfortunately it isn't possible with the tools we have even at full vaccination. There are animal reservoirs, not to mention the vaccine does not provide immunity just some kind of "better outcome". The previous vaccines were more of a one and done situation and provided real immunity. These vaccines are not in the same tier of immunity and require consistent "boosters". It is a lot harder to eradicate a virus (even if it did provide the correct immunity) when it requires the entire population of the world to have had a shot within the last 6 months as opposed to anytime in their life.
David Antoine Yes, I almost forgot about animal reservoirs, birds mainly if I'm not mistaken. Although, the SARS-Cov-2 is a +RNA based virus that is all in one genetic sequence while the influenza is -RNA based and split in eight parts. If you have been contaminated with two strains at the same time, the potential for recombination along with mutations is significative in the latter. It can evolve a lot and you end up with something like the Spanish flu or the Swine influenza. If anything, the Cov-2 is more stable in that regard. Also, you shouldn't expect great efficiency from the actual vaccines when they only target the surface spike protein.
🏒 Lucian Marin We tried this before vaccines. It didn't work. Vaccines work a bit better, but they aren't a cure. We need Covid medicine.
David Antoine Vaccines can eradicate a pandemic, like the smallpox if I'm not mistaken... But a lot of factors are involved so I don't know if we can do it for the SARS-COV-2...
♦️ Robert Blinov Zinc, vitamins D3 and C, quercetin. Those in a high-risk category add ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine.
David Antoine Ivermectin seems to indeed stop the virus entering the cells, in vitro. Japan is officially using it and it seems to work looking at the numbers but don't quote me on that. Afaik, hydroxy chloroquine is useless against it because of its molecular structure... Ivermectin needs clinical tests to know exactly what the efficiency is but it's a safe molecule used for the past decades so, I'd rather take it as a prophylactic then risk a mRNA vaccine. But that is just me...