Links 9/28/21

Links for you. Science:

Viral RNA and infectious influenza virus on mobile phones of influenza patients in Hong Kong and the United States
Persistence of Neutralizing Antibody Response up to 1 Year After Asymptomatic or Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection
SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617 Mutations L452R and E484Q Are Not Synergistic for Antibody Evasion
Decreased Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Epidemic in South Korea
The lesson of ivermectin: meta-analyses based on summary data alone are inherently unreliable (must-read)

Other:

Thousands of teachers rejected for public service loan forgiveness program, new data shows
Bad Faith Actors
Republican senators push bill banning dishonorable discharges for military vaccine refusers
The GOP’s Reckless Approach to COVID Is Backfiring on Them
Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites
Does the ‘Missing Middle Housing Study’ Need a New Name?
The pro-choice backlash is already brewing
ShortageWatch: “Sorry. No French Fries with any order. We have no potatoes.”
The Economic Mistake the Left Is Finally Confronting
It’s not your imagination: Restaurant drive-thrus are slower and less accurate (NSFW commentary)
Rip Off The Band Aid
How Democrats’ New Voting Rights Bill Tackles The Threat Of Election Subversion: But it wouldn’t have stopped Donald Trump from doing what he did in the lead-up to the insurrection.
Students, Employee Sue University System Of Maryland Over Vaccine Mandate
Fans and Foes Bid Farewell to Wendy’s at Dave Thomas Circle
We Need Software Updates Forever: Manufacturers should maintain their software and firmware indefinitely
The Busch Family Brood
When you ‘Ask app not to track,’ some iPhone apps keep snooping anyway
Kill the debt limit now, Democrats. If you don’t, here’s what will happen.
Michigan Dem gets protection order after sickening abuse from GOP lawmaker. GOP leaders ignore it.
North Carolina voting rights ruling offers a model of anti-racist jurisprudence
The Secret Lives of English Majors
Harvard Coop: From storied bookstore to souvenir stand
Joe Biden Is Using a Trump Play to Deport Haitians Without Due Process

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2 Responses to Links 9/28/21

  1. kaleberg says:

    Software updates forever? I can’t imagine how that would work. A lot of the companies that wrote the software are no longer around. Besides, why just software? It’s not like I can buy unleaded gasoline anymore, and try getting a new red/black typewriter ribbon. Hell, I had to write off my last car as totaled because they couldn’t get body parts for it after five years.

    I think it would be wonderful to get spare parts and updates for everything forever, but I don’t see how that is going to happen. Microsoft nearly strangled on DOS compatibility after 30 years of careful maintenance. You can still fire up an emulator, but sometimes the past is the past.

    • Barbara Piper says:

      “It’s not like I can buy unleaded gasoline anymore”

      Text me for places where you can buy unleaded gas.

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