I swear, every human should have to take a stats class and understand basic probability. https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/1245690297838899203
A bunch of people meeting here now: http://bbb.nzoss.nz/b/dav-fp4-4yz for Friday drinkies/social hour.
The NZOSS is very pleased to see this excellent support for a key open source technology, BigBlueButton! https://www.catalyst.net.nz/news/bigbluebutton-secure-video-conferencing-hosted-new-zealand Well done, Catalyst!
OERu joins forces with @COL4D@twitter.com, @firstname.lastname@example.org and @email@example.com to establish a global #OER support group to assist institutions transitioning to online learning during the #COVID19 crisis. Please join our #OER4Covid support group: https://oer4covid.oeru.org/ #learningtogether
As always, Naomi Wu has thought things through and researched properly. Well done!
This is a DIY PAPR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_air-purifying_respirator) HEPA filtered air is blown in under pressure, exhalation passes through a check valve and is directed out the P100 3M filter. Potentially for high-risk environments- testing it without a CO2 sensor is also a good way to kill yourself.
If you need to video conferencing for your team/staff, please read https://nzoss.nz/node/2120
Grateful that our country has sane and compassionate leadership at this moment #NZ
1/6 [THREAD] Please RT. Have faith. Physical / social distancing works. works, but because we can’t see the virus, and the effect takes time, the mind plays tricks on us. Our minds are not good with dealing with threats we can’t see and that act over time #covid_19 cc @SiouxsieW@twitter.com
If you want to try our BigBlueButton instance, just go to https://bbb.nzoss.nz/b/dav-hm3-m7x in Chrome/Chromium/Firefox/Brave - no software install needed. It just works, even for bigger groups!
Reiterating an earlier offer to folks in NZ (and overseas as well): before you slide further into the digital oblivion of MS Teams and Zoom, consider using open tools. Here in NZ, you can have pro bono access right now to chat - https://chat.nzoss.nz… https://mastodon.nzoss.nz/@lightweight/103851938926460450
In light of the Covid-19 restrictions, the NZOSS would like to let people use our open source online services to stay in touch. You can use https://chat.nzoss.nz (you'll have to create a login) - we can create private rooms for specific communities and organisations. And our vidconf suite is available for people to use - try it here: https://bbb.nzoss.nz/b/dav-hm3-m7x no software install required, just a modern browser. We can create rooms for individual orgs/communities on request.