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Roots of unity serve as solutions to polynomial equations and have the special algebraic property that raising them to a certain power gives 1. They also have a graceful geometric representation: They all lie on the unit circle in the complex plane. quantamagazine.org/mathemati…

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*sigh* Yet another IBM delusion of grandeur they can't deliver to the masses. It's a cool idea for sure. It might even work - in a perfect world. Unfortunately, it's just an over-complicated way to verify nothing in fact and have the population believe that it is the truth. And it's too easy to cheat - not by breaking blockchain - because we don't live in a perfect world.
QT: freeradical.zone/@thenewoil/10

The New Oil  
Making the case for COVID-19 vaccine passports: A shift to data democracy https://www.zdnet.com/article/making-the-case-for-covid-19-vaccine-passpo...
jd in .hu  
Rest In Peace, Christopher Plummer. And thanks for the best scene from The Sound of Music. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Plummer
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Aw hell naw; That thing better look a lot more like Baymax.
QT: newsbots.eu/@nowthisnews/10561

NowThis  
These engineers want to create an ‘army’ of robot caregivers to serve as medical front-line workers 🤖 [:tw: https://tweets.newsbots.eu/nowthis...
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An hour until home time… Can’t wait to go. I really need to relax after this week… :blobyawn:

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Dentro de la variedad B.1.1.7 (el #COVID19 británico)

Inside the B.1.1.7 Coronavirus Variant

What researchers have learned about the U.K. variant.

nytimes.com/interactive/2021/h

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PSA: The 1st Amdt's free speech protections only limit gov't action. Private businesses can do whatever the fuck they want. + The far right is not a "protected class" for purposes of the 5th/14th Amdt guarantee of equal protection, which BTW also only limit gov't action.

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