Author Archives: Dave Pollard

Links of the Month — April 2020

Too many links to wait ’til quarter’s end again, so I’m planning on reverting to a monthly schedule of the best recent links. Thanks to the many readers who point me to these, so I can almost keep up. Cartoon … Continue reading

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Virtual Music

Despite its serious and unresolved failings, YouTube has created an amazing and mostly-free platform for musicians of every stripe to share their recordings with the world, and to be discovered without the need to pander to the decrepit music publishing … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Aerial photo of anti-Netanyahu protestors April 19, 2020 in Tel Aviv; photo by Tomer Appelbaum for Haaretz Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is … Continue reading

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10 Surprising Things About CoVid-19 You Probably Didn’t Know

Cumulative deaths by country, plotted against number of days since 10th death occurred; graphic by John Burn-Murdoch for UK FT. This is the fourth in a series of articles about the current pandemic, drawing on the best available science and … Continue reading

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The Least We Can Do

The latest from the notorious British street artist Banksy. Photo circulating on FB and elsewhere, source not cited. For non-Brits, NHS is their National Health Service. It appears the first wave of this virus has peaked in much of the … Continue reading

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We Don’t Want to Kill You

image from Wikipedia, public domain from Mikael Häggström (2014). New and missing: Ebola virus and Marburg virus (hemorrhagic fever), the new SARS CoV-2 (CoVid-19) virus, New Flaviviruses (yellow fever, dengue fever, West Nile, Zika virus), Human Monkeypox, and BSE/Mad Cow, … Continue reading

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We Make Zero

image from MaxPixel, public domain, CC0 “We Make Zero”. When I saw that headline on a recent CBC article about the economic impact of CoVid-19, I thought it might actually be a recognition of how very little of western economic … Continue reading

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CoVid-19, Complexity & Collapse: The Long Game

poster by Spanish cartoonist Miguel Brieva, reproduced in the Tyee Last week I summarized what I thought were the likely short-term developments with the virus, and thus far the models that have been developed have proved to be surprisingly accurate. … Continue reading

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Signs of the times: Zoom Edition

  Translation: We can hear you eating, slurping, whispering, muttering, talking with others in the room, and/or making other unpleasant and disruptive bodily sounds, even over the sound of the person speaking. We’re all getting used to using Zoom and … Continue reading

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What’s Next For CoVid-19: Some Wild Guesses

Forecasts April 9th, 2020 (shortly after this article was first written): [EDIT] Updated Forecasts May 4th, 2020: Current CoVid-19 deaths for North America West Coast jurisdictions to [EDITS: updated to April 9th & May 4th] per the nCoVid2019 Dashboard, and … Continue reading

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