The worst part of being on the wait list for a Tesla Model Y is Elon Musk. The only reason I'm still on that list is because every other major EV manufacturer is not any better.
However, I'm keeping an eye on that Polestar 2. I swear, if Elon keeps up with this shit, I'll be cancelling my pre-order.
Russia's official coronavirus death toll is many times lower compared to many countries in Western Europe. I wonder how much of it is due to the population most vulnerable to the virus being already dead from other causes.
I mean, easily a third of all cases in the US are from deaths in nursing homes -- mostly elderly men. Life expectancy for men in Russia is still 65 (a decade ago it was 58). I know there's probably number fudging going on, but it doesn't explain such huge discrepancy.
Also note, that unless you're using a certain subset of cryptocurrencies, your transactions are neither untraceable nor anonymous, so you shouldn't expect them to be invisible to taxation or law enforcement authorities.
mathematicians: "haha, look at this -- based on what we know about math right now, there's no way to make certain operations easily reversible."
computer nerds: "cool, we can use this to encrypt data in transit."
mathematicians: "nice. Though don't bet on it always being hard. I mean, we solve hard problems all the time, haha."
cryptocoin nerds: "In fact, we're going to bet trillions of dollars on it remaining hard forever."
I think it's a mistake to make them entirely transparent. The opaque area should begin around mid-face and extend down, because otherwise you'll be parading your sneezes and spittle to everyone with whom you interact. Perhaps a removable cloth insert.
I look forward to these being acceptable everyday wear, and I also look forward to when we can control the shield's transparency and the patterns displayed on the outside.
Hey, finally the right font to use on lore.kernel.org:
Google gives up trying to build a digital surveillance dystopia in the middle of Toronto.
LWN are looking for a technical writer:
Kernel.org after-party social