Relevant recent post with good summary of many recent findings even better than the SSC post about mask wearing:
Author Sui Huang is working for the NYC Institute for Systems Biology. I’m not affiliated or anything.
Agree. This is definitely not intended as a replacement for proper care.
Actually it looks more like 400$ - including shipping and taxes. Plus the risk that it will get there at all or not in time.
Depends on the level of emergency. I have a mild case of asthma and if I catch it at a time the medical system is overwhelmed I think I would choose this. Measuring blood oxygen levels is relatively easy: I already got a 20€ blood oxymeter. If it goes up it is enough oxygen?
I have seen quite a bit of advice here or elsewhere but not so much what people actually do. I’d like to post a poll but unfortunately that is no longer possible. But maybe you can comment here what you do.
In the spirit of this question I have written this on my FB page:
It was mentioned elsewhere before, but it fits the pattern: Children who routinely wash their hands like a surgeon.My son suggested that Amazon will be speeding up their delivery by drone program.Seen on twitter: Divorce and childbirth rates go up.
My ex-wife has cancelled a party and replaced it with an outside gathering. It is much easier to keep a distance there and talk. Just do not get close or touch. I think she will even provide food—muffins fresh from the oven for everybody to pick up from the tray.
Make sure you get real alone time
This one was the most surprising and I like it. I have no lack of it but anyway.
Set up passive Skype calls with other houses so it’s kind of like we’re hanging out in each other’s living rooms
This is a great one and I hope we will see more of it. Setting it up is not trivial though. Mostly because of the permanent part. Zoom for example limits to 40 min even in the paid version.
Anyway here are some pointers:
Setup in general https://www.process.st/video-conferencing-software/
Jitsi video solution (which you can host yourself and can have a permanent call then): https://jitsi.org/downloads/
I had good results with a Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam because it has a good compromise of which sounds it picks up in front of the screen. A Jabra Speak 510 is better but who can afford that?
I have turned up the thermostat to 27°C anyway.
Now that some more days have passed and more data is in from some countries in Africa and South America I think that the seasonality/temperature claim becomes less plausible: The development of cases in Algeria, Brasil, and Egypt for example show doubling times even worse than the average doubling times in other affected countries (Germany for example which I’m tracking most closely). Source is the Wikipedia COVID19 pages on these countries
I think the remaining explanation is much less international traffic to these locations from China.
This is bad news for the hope of summer fixing things.
A bit more copper might actually be a good idea for people who also take zinc (see the zinc thread elsewhere in this post) as the body needs to keep both of these in some balance.
Dangerous levels of copper seem highly unlikely just from touching but you should probably avoid lining your pots and pans:
Keep them until you more clearly see what the best possible or most urgent immediate use turns out to be.
This is an interesting timeline of people in different countries (or speaking different languages) looking for information on the corona virus—based on Wikipedia view stats:
Thank you. I looked into ReMarkable and it seems very alike to the Boox that I got as a present and that I’m utterly disappointed with (yes really). Can you tell me whether it has
a screensaver mode that just keeps on the screen what was last visible?
an OCR that does not throw the original notes away (the arrangement e.g. in a mindmap)
I also have paper and pen with me all the time. A lot of people are trying to convince me to go digital—including my son—but I have yet to be convinced that there is a way to improve my workflow. Which is this:
take notes and sketches making use of however much paper is available and being creative in size, positioning and alignment of text. Quickly.
Clearly this doesn’t digitize well. It will be ugly, hard to read and lack all the context that you have in your mind at that time. After all it is adding to your memory not replacing it.
So the obvious and necessary next step is to convert these notes into actually useful longer-term representations like diagrams, summaries, tasks in a task tracker, calendar entries,...
Until someone creates an app that automates at least some of these things while creating the sketches I am usually worse of with a digital solution:
It is not as readily available and always on.
It disincentivizes the next step: “I will convert it later” (at which time you have lost of your memory context)
My minimum requirements are really
always on (incredibly, eink readers typically do not preserve the last page on power off!!)
recognize handwritten text
convert lines into appropriate geometric forms (rectangles, ellipses—in any orientation)
convert text blocks to calendar entries, tickets, mails,...
Maybe there is an app for that but I have yet to find it. It should be there as these things are all solved, right?
It seems like if you add evolution to the mix over time the worst abuses will be weeded out because they are no longer suitable as a lip-service performance but will make you vulnerable.
It seems we could derive a weak law of progress: Over time not the best systems will win but the worst will die out—raising the sanity water line from below.
Human minds run on stories. Identity is the stories you tell about yourself. At least that is what I hear. I kept my identity small.
I can relate to your description of how ‘natural’ chunks of time influence how you think in them. Recognizing common features of a day, a week, an episode like a walk, is what the brain is good at. And also providing the relevant (more salient) thoughts and memories and associations in these situations.
I can less relate to there being a different mood at the start or end of an episode. Except in so far as the border of the episode or situation requires naturally a change of gears. going to sleep making sure to set the alarm to a proper time for the schedule of the next day (and thus thinking of the next day). Or collecting your thoughts of the day—whether to appreciate (and thus reinforce) good things or to memorize things before they are lost to sleep.
Also consider that people are different and some people might have an easy time learning and reliably remembering a lots of (unconnected) facts while other people have much bigger problems with that but will have an easy time learning highly connected concepts.
What would the use be of thinking slower? Maybe for boring times?
No, though that might be useful for things like long space travel too.
I’m more thinking about the ability to perceive and act on longer timescales effectively. What Robin Hanson calls the Long View. We are not very good at noticing and consciously dealing with processes that are much slower than our attention span. We have to piece these together from episodic memory.
Sorry for the laaaaate reply. Curious whether you are still here.