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3:07 AM
It would be rather unpleasant if Biden were trying to appear generous now, after all this time of blocking the export of vaccines and components. Perhaps the EU is portraying the situation in a light favourable to itself, but I think it's mostly true.
 
 
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6:29 AM
@Cerberus On the other hand, Africa, for instance, is a continent rich in people and resources. Why don't they team up and establish a well-paid system for production and delivery of vaccines?
It has been 60 years since they broke free from European colonists.
Nigeria has a population of 200 million, that's 60 million more than Russia.
 
7:08 AM
India has a thriving vaccine company.
 
7:31 AM
nods
> درخت با جنگل سخن می گوید
علف با صحرا
ستاره با کهکشان
و من با تو سخن می گویم
احمد شاملو
Iranian poetry, from Facebook
 
 
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9:51 AM
According to a recent poll, 62% of Russiands don't want to get vaccinated using Sputnik V levada.ru/2021/05/12/koronavirus-i-vaktsina
How. Can. People. Be. So. Stupid.
 
 
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1:31 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly non-latin answer (49): Why use "on-pass" / "onpass" instead of "pass on"? by Lohithakshan. N. K on english.SE
 
1:41 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly non-latin answer, blacklisted user (120): Why use "on-pass" / "onpass" instead of "pass on"? by Lohithakshan. N. K on english.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly non-latin answer, blacklisted user (120): Why use "on-pass" / "onpass" instead of "pass on"? by Lohithakshan. N. K on english.SE
 
 
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2:52 PM
Contrast-enhanced CT of pigeon blood vessels, by Scott Echols
 
looks like a Dr Who? special effect :D
 
3:54 PM
is it still called a flotilla if it's in space? Or would it be more correct to call it a "space flotilla"?
 
4:25 PM
@MattE.Эллен I think it would depend on whether or not there's ambiguity? In most military science fiction, if there's a flotilla, it's in space, so calling it a space flotilla would be redundant.
 
 
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6:24 PM
> An experimental device that turns thoughts into text has allowed a man who was left paralyzed by an accident to swiftly construct sentences on a computer screen. The man was able to type with 95% accuracy just by imagining that he was handwriting letters
What the mutation of a protocadherine does to you: "A striking clinical feature of these five men was the presence of obsessive traits and interests. This took the form of obsessively recounting and repeating details in conversation; the men had controlling, rigid personalities and were inflexible."
Protocadherins (Pcdhs) are the largest mammalian subgroup of the cadherin superfamily of homophilic cell-adhesion proteins. They were discovered by Shintaro Suzuki's group, when they used PCR to find new members of the cadherin family. The PCR fragments that corresponded to Protocadherins were found in vertebrate and invertebrate species. This prevalence in a wide range of species suggested that the fragments were part of an ancient cadherin and were thus termed "Protocadherins" as the "first cadherins". Of the approximately 70 Pcdh genes identified in mammalian genomes, over 50 are located in...
 
 
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7:37 PM
@CowperKettle @Xanne this is (probably) another example of an application of ML. Some kind of EEG data + synchronized text was used to train a generative algorithm (it generates text) to match the handicapped person's thoughts.
The (technologically) fun thing about this is that the handicapped person probably also had to adjust their thought behavior a little in order to get the typing output just right. ie both the machine 'learned' and the person (literally) learned.
in other news...
I'm canvassing for support to undelete an answer:
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Q: Is there a term for a child born after the death of its sibling?

CentaurusA couple loses their only child and some time later they have another child. Is there a term for that second child? I once heard a parent use a phrase to describe it, but can't remember anymore.

Please someone (who has the right amount of credit) vote to undelete (only one more needed) the answer that says 'replacement child'. Linguistically it is just as appropriate and just as common (or more so) as the others, and to not have it would be a gross omission.
 
 
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10:43 PM
@Mitch I have my doubts, because the answer does not explain how this term came about and what it really means. The Wikipedia article, in spite of their usually splendid standards, is a stub, and uses “replacement child instead of “surviving child,” which is the term used in the article referenced (or one of them). The term is used to describe the problems chuldren experience, so it’s a psychological diagnosis. Two contributors to this site are “surviving children” who have been through this.
contrbutors to this web site have experienced this situation,
Sorry that’s got some repetitive text. Also I don’t see an undelete option so maybe I don’t have enough stuff.
@Mitch It’s a term like “enabler”, not a term used among people to describe a family member.
 

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