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Comment Android version (Score 1) 311

PaleMoon for Android:

The Android version does not currently have a developer/team assigned to it due to lack of resources in the Pale Moon team, and we can currently, at most, provide security updates without further development or bugfixes.

We do not have the resources or Android-specific expertise to keep pace with the rapid developments of the Android OS to provide a usable and suitable browser alternative on all common versions of that platform or the latest hardware. If you think you can help out by picking up development of the Android browser, then please get in touch with us!

Comment Bias (Score 1) 579

Wikipedia actively tries to avoid bias, including systemic bias. If the majority of the contributors are from certain countries, professions, social classes, genders, ideologies, religions, then it is probably that even unconsciously some subjects are covered with a bias or undercovered.
As an example, it could be very possible that a certain bar in Oxford has a very good article because several editors are patrons, but whole regions of Africa could be scarcely covered because no Wikipedia editor lives there.

Comment Space stations for peace (Score 1) 272

I remember an article (by Carl Sagan?) that argued that, even if a US-Soviet space station or mission to Mars were not justifiable from a scientific point of view, they worked as an example that peaceful collaboration among the superpowers was possible.
If both countries can't coordinate on keeping human presence in orbit, that's sad.

Comment Double Standards (Score 1) 359

The summary reminds me of JFK and of this indirectly related article The Double Standard That Lets Elites Survive Even Catastrophic Failures:

To be taken seriously, those who critique the powerful must be flawless, whereas society forgives the most egregious errors in judgment of the elites themselves.

Comment The Spanish model (Score 1) 518

Meanwhile, you could study the Spanish National Transplant Organization that achieves the highest rate of transplants/inhabitants in the world. Its model requires:

  • Universal health insurance coverage
  • Money (not a lot, actually)
  • A high rate of doctors/inhabitants
  • Nurses/ICU bed
  • Mechanical ventilation for ICU beds
  • The right demographic pyramid

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. -- Norman Douglas