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The other side of USB-C is rotationally symmetric except that the 3rd pin from the top is designated FIREWIRE TRIBUTE PIN.
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faguiard
28 days ago
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+240V DC, aka « The Death Pin »
rickhensley
28 days ago
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It only took me a moment to realize that GROUND was actually the Galvanic Reaction and Oxidation Utility Node Dipole. Tricky.
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The other side of USB-C is rotationally symmetric except that the 3rd pin from the top is designated FIREWIRE TRIBUTE PIN.

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Change in Google searches since the virus

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The coronavirus changed what information we search for. Has anyone been more interested in making masks or hand sanitizer in the history of the world? For The Washington Post, Alyssa Fowers compares search rankings for how, where, what, and how the week of April 5 to 11, for 2019 against 2020.

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Homemade Masks

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I'm going to change the sign so the pole is horizontal and the sign is mounted on the front like a plunger, so I can carry it around like a lance to gently push people back if they try to approach.
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jlvanderzwan
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So I have a friend who is Chinese and who has taken this pandemic very seriously from the moment it was known the disease had hit the country she lives in. This includes wearing face-masks.

Guess what, people feel a *lot* more entitled to be openly racist when you're an Asian person wearing a face-mask.
wffurr
91 days ago
Yet another reason for the rest of us to wear masks. It makes people not stand out.
zenhermit
90 days ago
jlvanderzwan
90 days ago
You do know that a) the medical community has been changing its mind about the usefulness of wearing masks towards "they probably help", b) the whole issue with covid-19 is that you can be sick and spreading without knowing, c) wearing a home-made mask is not wasting a medical one and most importantly d) replying with this argument to me specifically appears as if you suggest wasting a mask justifies blatant racism against Asians, which I wouldn't exactly consider a good look.
mxm23
89 days ago
https://idlewords.com/2020/04/let_s_all_wear_a_mask.htm
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I'm going to change the sign so the pole is horizontal and the sign is mounted on the front like a plunger, so I can carry it around like a lance to gently push people back if they try to approach.

Scaffolding what a successful get-together looks like with a 5th grader - ADHD Dude -Ryan Wexelblatt

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ryan-wexelblatt-adhd-dude-hanging-out-scaffoldingWhen you have a narrow specialization as I do you see certain patterns, if you know what questions to ask.
One of the patterns I've seen over the years is that some boys do not want to invite friends over because it feels like too much pressure to have to entertain someone. This is not social anxiety, it's their difficulty with executive functioning-understanding how to structure get-togethers at home.
I've also seen many boys who (due to their difficulty with perspective-taking) will appear inconsiderate when a friend comes over. What that looks like is they have their own agenda and will not ask their friend what they want to do or do what's expected to help their guest feel comfortable. Some may even completely disengage while their friend is over to play video games on their one. Sadly, what this creates is a lot of one-time get-togethers that are not repeated.---------------------------------------------------------------------
Below, is an example of what I did with a 5th grader last week who was having a get-together at his house.
  • The first thing we do is create a "friend file" so there's a frame of reference to think about what their friend likes as that will help with making a "future plan for hanging out".
  • The next step is to create some scaffolding to help create a visual image of what we should do to be a good host.
  • The last thing I always discuss is about when you show your friend(s) that you're thinking about their thoughts you're helping them to feel comfortable at your house it will make it more likely that they'll want to get together again or reciprocate the get-together.
Here's what would not be helpful to this situation (keep in mind this contradicts what many professionals would tell you):
  • You directing the get together by creating a schedule/directing things.
  • "Hovering" during the get-together because you want to be able to correct your son and see/hear everything he is saying/doing.
  • Not giving them space or allowing them to work things out on their own if there's a disagreement.
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“I’ve also seen many boys who (due to their difficulty with perspective-taking) will appear inconsiderate when a friend comes over. What that looks like is they have their own agenda and will not ask their friend what they want to do... Some may even completely disengage while their friend is over to play video games on their own.”
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