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The case against daylight saving, from a neurologist and sleep expert

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While that "extra" hour of sunlight in the evenings can be exhilarating, it comes with significant health trade-offs.

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BalooUriza
36 days ago
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JayM
36 days ago
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Maybe next fall we can fall back 30-minutes, match India in the half hour and been done with this silly thing forever.
Atlanta, GA
tpbrisco
36 days ago
Agree. The absolute worst thing about DST is listening to the annual whining
BalooUriza
36 days ago
States can opt out of daylight saving on their own, trying to change timezones would require an act of congress (not gonna happen).

#Cyclists and #Urbanists in #Oklahoma needed to comment on the OKDOT’s 2023 Stra...

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#Cyclists and #Urbanists in #Oklahoma needed to comment on the OKDOT’s 2023 Strategic Highway 🚙 Safety Plan, a statewide initiative to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on public roads.

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Urban Planning Opinion Progression

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If they're going to make people ride bikes and scooters in traffic, then it should at LEAST be legal to do the Snow Crash thing where you use a hook-shot-style harpoon to catch free rides from cars.
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jlvanderzwan
205 days ago
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Fun fact: Amsterdam is ackchyhwally one of the least bike-friendly places in the Netherlands, relatively speaking
satadru
206 days ago
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I did see someone on in-line skates holding onto a semi-truck at 96th St and Broadway the other day to catch a free ride... Didn't see their harpoon though.
New York, NY
deebee
205 days ago
Same intersection, watched a guy on a skateboard reach out and grab the back of a flat bed and get a tow up the hill from WEA
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206 days ago
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If they're going to make people ride bikes and scooters in traffic, then it should at LEAST be legal to do the Snow Crash thing where you use a hook-shot-style harpoon to catch free rides from cars.
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193 days ago
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Hive Social got popped already

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Warning: do not use Hive Social:

We found a number of critical vulnerabilities, which we confidentially reported to the company. After multiple attempts to contact the company we finally reached them by phone and they acknowledged the report. After multiple days and multiple reminders by us, they claimed to have fixed all issues. However multiple vulnerabilities we reported still exist at the time of writing.

The issues we reported allow any attacker to access all data, including private posts, private messages, shared media and even deleted direct messages. This also includes private email addresses and phone numbers entered during login.

Attackers can also overwrite data such as posts owned by other users.

TheHIVE_Social:

The Hive team has become aware of security issues that affect the stability of our application and the safety of our users. Fixing these issues will require temporarily turning off our servers for a couple of days while we fix this for a better and safer experience

To their credit, it sounds like pulling the plug entirely was the right move, and most companies would not have done that. Even if they only did it not when they found out, but only after someone created a PR disaster to force their hand. One takes what one can get.

However, that does not change the fact that (as I said earlier this week) they are yet another data silo whose lock-in design is antithetical to the principles of openness and interoperability that are the good things that the Internet and the World Wide Web brought to the world.

Previously, previously, previously.

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Blocking Inflammation May Lead To Chronic Pain

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Using anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to relieve pain could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, according to researchers from McGill University and colleagues in Italy. Neuroscience News reports: Their research puts into question conventional practices used to alleviate pain. Normal recovery from a painful injury involves inflammation and blocking that inflammation with drugs could lead to harder-to-treat pain. [...] In the study published in Science Translational Medicine, the researchers examined the mechanisms of pain in both humans and mice. They found that neutrophils -- a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infection -- play a key role in resolving pain. Experimentally blocking neutrophils in mice prolonged the pain up to ten times the normal duration. Treating the pain with anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids like dexamethasone and diclofenac also produced the same result, although they were effective against pain early on. These findings are also supported by a separate analysis of 500,000 people in the United Kingdom that showed that those taking anti-inflammatory drugs to treat their pain were more likely to have pain two to ten years later, an effect not seen in people taking acetaminophen or anti-depressants. "Our findings suggest it may be time to reconsider the way we treat acute pain. Luckily pain can be killed in other ways that don't involve interfering with inflammation," says Massimo Allegri, a Physician at the Policlinico of Monza Hospital in Italy and Ensemble Hospitalier de la Cote in Switzerland.

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Twitter Admits It Overstated Users for Years

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Twitter on Thursday reported mixed first-quarter earnings, missing Wall Street expectations on revenue but adding users. It also admitted to over-counting some monetizable daily active users between Q1 2019 and Q4 2021. From a report: Analysts were expecting the tech giant to post weak results, given that its board finalized a takeover deal with Elon Musk earlier this week. This could be Twitter's last earnings report as a publicly traded company. The company brought in $1.2 billion in revenue last quarter, just shy of analyst estimates. Other ad-supported tech giants also missed Q1 revenue expectations in response to macroeconomic headwinds impacting the ad market. Twitter also said it accidentally over-counted the number of monetizable daily active users because of a feature that allowed people to link multiple separate accounts together in order to conveniently switch between them. It counted those two separate accounts as two users for more than three years.

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