– Hiking the AT is a tremendous accomplishment. It’s something I’ve vaguely entertained in a totally not-serious sort of way. The trail runs from Georgia to Maine and takes months to accomplish. It’s physically demanding for anyone, but as this interview shows, throwing gender and race into the mix takes it to an entirely different and more difficult level. Not because of the physical demands, but because of social difficulties and outright racism.
Some days, I visit Facebook. And most days, I regret doing so. The amount of willful ignorance on the platform is staggering, particularly when it comes to masks. Here are two posts refuting some of the more outrageous claims:
Oh, why not one more about masks?
Speaking of COVID-19, a number of my friends flipped out when they discovered Apple and Google had installed COVID-19 tracking apps on their phones. In truth, that’s not what the companies had done. What they actually did was install was the framework that makes such tracking apps possible; you still have to opt-in to the functionality, as well as download, install, and enable an app.
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Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution. Credit: NASA via Wikicommons.