Too Stupid for Words category archive
You can’t make this stuff up. (And you wouldn’t want to.)
I’ve attended two Zoom meetings.
Both were private, by invitation only, and neither was Zoombombed. And, I must say, Zoom seemed to work quite nicely on my Android devices.
I think part of the security problems Zoom had was because, four months ago, hardly anyone had heard of Zoom. Then all of a sudden everyone was trying to use it. And, per security maven Bruce Schneier, Zoom is making progress on the security front.
Writing at Psychology Today Blogs, Nathan Heflick discusses the results of a survey that indicates that many persons may be unreasonably optimistic about their ability to escape COVID-19. He finds the implications of their optimism disturbing.
Follow the link for the complete article.
I have to agree with the masked fellow who was ahead of me at the drug store the other day. I overheard him saying to the clerk, “Why do they want to go around infecting people? I just don’t get it.”
On the other hand, I don’t get persons who are driving alone in their cars and wearing masks. I put mine on when I get out of the car to deal with people; the rest of the time, it hangs from my cell phone holder.
I’m sure he feels the doors Clausen in. No doubt he will complain that he got a raw dill.
Sam and his caller discuss the irrationality of equating a stay-at-home order during a pandemic with slavery or internment camps.
After examining what percentage of tweets about the coronavirus contain misinformation and downright falsehoods (hint: far too much), Phil Reed, writing at Psychology Today Blogs, moves on to examine why others pick them up and spread them. His answer will not bolster your faith in humans as rational creatures (but, these days, what does?). Here’s the nub; follow the link for the evidence and citations (emphasis added):
So the question is – why do people do it? Why do they spread misinformation, stress, and anxiety through the community, and bring more danger to all, including themselves? Clearly, some of this is malicious, and some political, but most is probably generated by people with no particular thought or purpose. In fact, a clear candidate for why they unthinkingly spread misinformation is, unsurprisingly, that they do not think about what they are doing.
Words fail me.
My first inclination is to put this down to an elaborate hoax, but, given the current state of our polity . . . .