Why Fauci Advised Against Wearing a Mask Early in the Pandemic

Three points Fauci makes, paraphrased here: We [the Administration] were told right in the Situation Room that there would be a shortage of masks, because people were going to buy N95’s. We did not want to create a situation where health care providers wouldn’t get those masks. There was no real evidence (at the time) …

We Can’t Teach Our Nuclear Plant Operators About Critical Reactor Theory and Risk Them Learning About Radiation

From McSweeney’s: As the chief engineer of this nuclear power plant, it is my responsibility to ensure that the plant continues to operate as safely and efficiently as possible. But recently, there has been a growing fringe movement among certain scientists and academics advocating a dangerous educational doctrine that threatens the very fabric of our …

Twitter blocked in Nigeria after deleting a tweet by its president

From The Verge: In April, Twitter opened its first office in Africa in Ghana, which some in Nigeria considered a snub. In its announcement, Twitter cited Ghana’s support of free speech, online freedom and the Open Internet as the reasons for its decision. Nigeria’s information minister said at the time that Twitter’s decision not to …

Ring video surveillance footage requests now have to be public

From 9To5 Mac: Police and other law enforcement agencies requesting Ring video surveillance footage to help solve crimes will now need to make those requests in public. Previously, they had the ability to email Ring users to request copies of video that might show crimes in progress, or otherwise help to bring criminals to justice. …

Money Stuff – Comes with Popcorn

From June 2: “Beginning today, shareholders can sign up to receive special offers and investor updates by registering at amctheatres.com/stockholders. Investors who sign up starting today and in the coming weeks will be awarded with an initial free large popcorn usable this summer when attending a movie at an AMC theatre in the United States. …