Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
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  • Tue, 12:04: RT @cstross: For some reason US conservatives seem to have *no idea* how the British political system works; the Queen is simply a mouthpie…
  • Tue, 12:04: RT @copyconstruct: A strong remote culture is more than just “documenting everything” or “asynchronous everything” or some of the other *ta…
  • Tue, 12:07: RT @MaxJLHardy: 16 years a criminal barrister in London and never done an electoral fraud/voter impersonation case. Also don't know anyone…
  • Tue, 12:07: RT @AriCohn: 4/ But lo, a point that is well-taken! Greenfield is right: there are well-founded concerns, and important conversations to be…
  • Tue, 12:08: RT @AriCohn: 7/ Yes, Larry. Just like you are the arbiter of what may or may not be said in your house, the owners of websites likewise get…
  • Tue, 12:12: RT @IanDunt: Rather enjoying this graph in the Mirror demonstrating the scale of the problem with voter fraud which ID requirements are int…
  • Tue, 12:12: RT @WiNLPWorkshop: In collaboration with @black_in_ai and @QueerinAI, we have decided to suspend our sponsorship relationship with @google
  • Tue, 12:14: RT @katebevan: I remember if it was on time or not. And I will be very unwilling to commission you again if you bust a deadline. Yours, a…
  • Tue, 12:30: Is it an unusually warm spring in London? It doesn't feel like it but both the figures and my succulents say yes; at least three of them are in flower already and that happens in June/July if at all
  • Tue, 12:38: RT @stand_for_all: The inexorable slide of politicians globally towards increasingly far-right sounding rhetoric is in direct opposition to…
  • Tue, 12:38: RT @LiberalPatriot_: Photo ID for voting, in a country that does not issue photo ID to everyone, is just an attempt to disenfranchise peopl…
  • Tue, 12:38: RT @DavidHenigUK: This is an important reminder that details really matter in trade agreements. Each one you get right is business helped,…
  • Tue, 12:38: RT @nigelwUK: It's very easy to try and quash protests about the cost of ID by saying "Anyone can get one free" But if "free" involves a l…
  • Tue, 12:39: RT @DiscordianKitty: Cis women do not need to be affected to make terfism misogynistic, because trans women are harmed, and trans women are…
  • Tue, 12:39: RT @DiscordianKitty: Allow me, a cis woman, to set the record straight. Gender criticals are not defending or helping me. They are harming…
  • Tue, 12:39: RT @DiscordianKitty: Gender criticals have a list of rules about "real" women and physical features that makes them real. Not allowed to be…
  • Tue, 12:39: RT @DiscordianKitty: 2) GCs reduce women to our reproductive organs and reinforce the harmful idea that the most important feature, purpose…
  • Tue, 12:40: RT @DiscordianKitty: GCs love to wax eloquent about menstruation is such a beautiful and uniquely female thing, getting pissed off at phras…
  • Tue, 12:40: RT @DiscordianKitty: That sort of benevolent sexism harms women. No. We are not "magical goddesses who are the source of all life and pleas…
  • Tue, 12:40: RT @DiscordianKitty: Finally 3) GCs regularly harass, attack, and try to silence me, a cis woman who inconveniently disagrees with them. S…
  • Tue, 15:27: RT @JusTechne: Thanks to the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection & Freedom of Information for taking once again the leadership (like i…
  • Tue, 15:29: open source is Soylent Green; it's people. that's why governance and funding models are so important - to wrap the people and the code in structures that both support and constrain them (licences also constrain developers)� https://t.co/A0OsqrOytT
  • Tue, 15:36: RT @JolyonMaugham: Announced on the eve of @GoodLawProject's six day trial of the Government's VIP lane, which delivered unfathomable wealt…
  • Tue, 15:37: RT @martinwoodward: Hello 👋 - @github is looking for a new Developer Advocate based in US, Canada, Europe or UK to come join the well estab…
  • Tue, 15:37: RT @TomRHickman: For those wondering what exactly the Government has proposed in the Queen's speech for judicial review, I can tell you tha…
  • Tue, 15:37: RT @dg_davies: I wonder if @GoodwinMJ will correct his misrepresentation of Barnier’s statement where he doesn’t mention any restrictions o…
  • Tue, 15:39: RT @alanbeattie: Tasteful. I wonder how this will go down with Muji customers in Europe and the US. https://t.co/z6c3sTOi32
  • Tue, 15:39: RT @JolyonMaugham: We've published a 'cut out and keep' guide to speaking truth to power. https://t.co/2d5DJi7f3E
  • Tue, 15:40: RT @Carnage4Life: Since it’s hard to convince people to create a document ahead of meetings to inform or frame the decision I’ve started de…
  • Tue, 15:40: RT @Darcy_Lussier: And here we have an example of how to write a responsible news headline compared to two that aren't. https://t.co/8sn5mb
  • Tue, 15:52: RT @soapachu: What really stands out to me is how many people, while surrounded by the utter chaos and fear of a pandemic raging at this sc…
  • Tue, 15:54: RT @joelmartinez: There's some real 🤡 takes happening today, about what are and aren't valid OSS contributions. In the last year, I've rel…
  • Tue, 15:56: RT @GaborFari: Amazing work, and further proof how deeply Microsoft is embracing open source - Making eBPF work on Windows https://t.co/z9P
  • Tue, 15:56: RT @mims: Just a reminder that some Russian hackers “accidentally” shut down fuel supply to the entire east coast https://t.co/1rcRMnTtJq
  • Tue, 15:57: RT @Mij_Europe: Orban effectively sells Hungary's membership of EU to China, Russia & Turkey to gain influence - allowing them to use him a…
  • Tue, 15:58: RT @alanbeattie: Today’s Trade Secrets. Whatever the US support for a vaccine patent waiver in principle means in practice, if it shows the…
  • Tue, 15:58: RT @sarahsackman: In the 2019 election, there was just one conviction for voter fraud. 3.5 million British citizens do not have a photo ID…
  • Tue, 15:58: RT @sarahsackman: Pilots run in 2019 showed 100s of voters turned away from polling stations and didnt even count those deterred by the ID…
  • Tue, 15:59: RT @nickmcquire: Insightful blog from The Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation, an independent body advising the 🇬🇧 government on ethical #A
  • Tue, 15:59: RT @kateStrasdin: Curiosity around the functionality of the bustle is something I often encounter. This #1870s example gives some explanati…
  • Tue, 16:01: RT @chronicparent30: As a wheelchair user, I literally already have a seat. That space looks a bit of an awkward spot to squeeze into anywa…
  • Tue, 16:04: RT @LoreleiKing: 9 words. @MattHancock said he was putting 'final touches' to the #SocialCare Green Paper in 2018. Was that...untrue? #Que
  • Tue, 16:04: RT @gordoncorera: Home Secretary Priti Patel comes out strongly against paying criminals when hit by cyber ransomware. Paying doesn't guara…
  • Tue, 16:04: RT @SirJJQC: To include: - requirement for photo ID for voters - stopping protests which may cause “serious disruption” (the Home Sec havin…
  • Tue, 16:06: Miniluv, Minitrue, Minipax, Mimiplenty� https://t.co/Ezjlznvus3
  • Tue, 16:06: RT @Carnage4Life: Explaining venture capital to kids. Rich people give me money. I give the money to people I think are cool to start a bu…
  • Tue, 16:06: RT @jmswallow: UK writer colleagues, this is worth your attention. https://t.co/EF6G5iyogF
  • Tue, 16:09: can you make a living from open source that isn't being paid to make your project work in specific situations? or, should software that millions of individuals and corporations be created only by people who already have money?� https://t.co/Fcsf2ERgsI
  • Tue, 16:10: RT @WalesCoOpCentre: “When it comes to investing in digital technology, especially for the third sector, there is a mistaken idea that we’l…
  • Tue, 16:10: I'm just going to find a way to retweet this as often as I see it because it's so perfect� https://t.co/R7Eop2mXt1
  • Tue, 16:11: RT @TorstenBell: I'm broadly a fan of the main substance that is in there economy wise. On skills adult learning guarantee is desirable whe…
  • Tue, 16:11: RT @TorstenBell: Despite not talking about it much the government does actually have a fairly big reform agenda on vocational education. T-…
  • Tue, 16:12: RT @DynamicWebPaige: 👋 Hi, friends! As a more representative follow-up to the poll from a few weeks ago–if you do exploratory data analysis…
  • Tue, 16:13: RT @davidcrosss: The present? https://t.co/7icfZeIMcg
  • Tue, 16:13: RT @ScrumWhat: Please understand that if you have neglected your Infosec program for years, no amount of money will fix it in the next 12 m…
  • Tue, 16:13: RT @EUstaran: This may well be the first decision by a European data protection authority (🇳🇴Datatilsynet in this case) focusing on data tr…
  • Tue, 16:14: RT @GNCordova: Some cities literally passed ordinances to force Black women, who husbands made enough for them to stay home, to work. Becau…
  • Tue, 16:16: this is why I talk about the current government as the sixth form student council� https://t.co/tYOuJRDO2h
  • Tue, 16:17: RT @DynamicWebPaige: i've experienced more peer pressure to buy crypto than to do drugs, tbh
  • Tue, 16:17: RT @Scholarr_: whether or not NFTs can be charitable is irrelevant when they’re actively contributing to our destroy the environment speedr…
  • Tue, 16:20: management by walking around actually requires a lot of discipline but think of this when you hear about the Intel CEO who refused to let anyone jog with him because it was his alone time� https://t.co/rLpjH8R1uO
  • Tue, 17:52: RT @MicrosoftTeams: Gather virtually in #MicrosoftTeams, now supporting Webinars for up to 1,000 attendees and new features for you to pres…
  • Tue, 17:54: RT @98codes: Only Amazon could post an image like this and title it "Peace of mind" https://t.co/dsIbmmZPH7
  • Tue, 17:54: RT @MSFTnews: Newfound confidence from Microsoft's new Reading Progress feature has turned Andres Villegas into a supportive leader among h…
  • Tue, 17:55: RT @aptly_engineerd: The New York Post literally reversing the Israeli and Palestinian death toll is pretty on par for how the US press cov…
  • Tue, 17:57: installing an offline reader for a BBS and finding out I could get back on Usenet; before that going to a concert at the Marquee club which was because I'd seen a poster in a record shop. common factor was the people I met there � https://t.co/H2DSZCPsMb
  • Tue, 17:59: RT @vappywave: wow! it's even worse than we thought! https://t.co/RokXq7gCPJ
  • Tue, 18:00: RT @TashaDrew: Totally agree. One good way to find paper cuts is just to sit with your users and see how they’re using your product to get…
  • Tue, 18:05: RT @rupertg: That PM interview about photo-ID was such an awful whitewash. Not a single question of why, and Gilliam Keenan being let off t…
  • Tue, 18:05: RT @KenRoth: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas "lambasted Hungary for an 'absolutely incomprehensible' decision to block an EU statement a…
  • Tue, 18:05: RT @RachelSmethers: ‘Tough on scrutiny, tough on the causes of scrutiny.’ https://t.co/b13HwQ6WHX
  • Tue, 18:09: key here is which of those you *can* replace and still have the same experience. Apple can replace Samsung, Qualcomm with TSMC/Intel/etc, Corning with someone who has another toughened glass, AT&T with any other carrier. Who has a drop-in Apple ecosystem? https://t.co/TUjFZrPEo3
  • Tue, 18:09: RT @jones206: Key feature need with multiplayer Excel? The ability to see the moves of the other players. https://t.co/ZCM1NT8onV @msexc
  • Tue, 18:10: RT @stshank: Matter is backed by Amazon, Google, and Apple, the heaviest hitters when it comes to smart home tech. That doesn't ensure its…
  • Tue, 18:11: RT @MitraAzizirad: @MSFT_Business Nurturing the right culture is critical to putting your strategy in action. Every employee should have a…
  • Tue, 18:12: RT @windowsdev: Are you a developer working with WinUI? We're constantly looking to improve our development frameworks and would love your…
  • Tue, 18:13: RT @JulietEMcKenna: Remember - this govt is on record saying they ignore any other petitions. Get 10k sigs here, they have to respond. 100k…
  • Tue, 18:19: you don't necessarily have to choose; Adobe has a JFDI phase for every product regularly (Just Do It) for handling things too small to be a feature, as well as having big features � https://t.co/tTQIhM3AfB
  • Tue, 18:21: RT @gigastacey: Get excited y'all, we're getting new names for the Zigbee Alliance & Project CHIP. Zigbee Alliance becomes the Connectivi…
  • Tue, 18:21: RT @gigastacey: George Yianni of Signify (Philips Hue) says existing Philips Hue bulbs will be Matter compatible. Even my bulbs from nine y…
  • Tue, 18:21: RT @mkashman: 📢 Announcing General Availability 📢 "Introducing *Webinars* in @MicrosoftTeams: Easy, professional webinars to engage custome…
  • Tue, 18:22: RT @JimMFelton: Starting to think this might not be about protecting democracy https://t.co/JUeXlcGbkg
  • Tue, 18:26: RT @itsjoekent: (wait, did anyone else know that Youtube had a TikTok competitor?) https://t.co/G8ZFwbZped
  • Tue, 18:26: RT @_christianWade: Out-Of-Line Bindings in Power BI: ProcessAdd now works in Power BI for highly efficient delta-based processing https:/…
  • Tue, 18:27: RT @twilio: We’re so excited to launch our Twilio OpenAPI specification into beta, which includes official support for Golang using the Twi…
  • Tue, 18:28: RT @Carnage4Life: Passive voice in headlines gets a workout during police shootings in America but has to do Olympics level gymnastics when…
  • Tue, 18:28: RT @LitMoose: Hackers in the wild, paying it forward. https://t.co/axoTwcmjG3
  • Tue, 18:29: RT @tomdale: Maybe a bit tone deaf to complain about not being compensated for open source contributions immediately after raising $4.5M in…
  • Tue, 18:29: RT @netspooky: Liberal use of formatting and markup in your documentation at work is the greatest gift you can give your dyslexic colleague…
  • Tue, 18:33: RT @KimZetter: Reminder that Darkside isn't a single group. It's ransomware-as-a-service - so you have the creators of the ransomware and i…
  • Tue, 20:26: RT @marylgray: when looking to fund basics every working person needs to contribute fully to the economy (e.g., healthcare, paid leave, ear…
  • Tue, 20:27: actually misinformation� https://t.co/wFg8Ytw4fi
  • Tue, 20:27: RT @PatrickMoorhead: Mainframes very much alive, well, used by top banks, insurers, retailers, healthcare. 49% growth last quarter. It gets…
  • Tue, 20:27: RT @Pinboard: This is my favorite kind of derptopianism. The total collapse of society will finally let us transition to a technology that…
  • Tue, 20:27: RT @Pinboard: This is a great accelerationist point! The only practical achievement of cryptocurrency in its 13 years of existence has been…
  • Tue, 20:28: RT @Pinboard: Step 1: create an alternative form of money to do all the crime Step 2: crime causes systemic collapse Step 3: everything wor…
  • Tue, 20:28: RT @brandonleblanc: @hoyty @teroalhonen When a final build is declared, we service it with updates. This has happened with every Windows 10…
  • Tue, 20:31: RT @eam777: Power Apps named a leader in The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms for Professional Developers, Q2 2021! Check it…
  • Tue, 20:32: RT @ZoeSchiffer: Instacart employees on the central ops team are pissed. The company has said the vast majority of the company can be fully…
  • Tue, 20:32: RT @brandonleblanc: @hoyty @teroalhonen We will document bits leading up to GA. 21H1 hasn't GA'd yet and is still only available to just In…
  • Tue, 20:42: RT @sfwa: Here is today's full press release: https://t.co/pmv3Mc5Lzf #DisneyMustPay by honoring the contracts for ALL affected writers. A…
  • Tue, 20:43: RT @POTUS: We’re working hard to ensure transportation is less of a barrier when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine. And I’m excited to…
  • Tue, 20:43: RT @ElleArmageddon: Misheard someone talking about “artisan-style” engineering as “arson-style” engineering, and just did not even blink be…
  • Tue, 20:43: the naming of USB might be the hardest problem in computing� https://t.co/cC4pG1tL09
  • Tue, 20:43: RT @CarmenCrincoli: Crypto keeps saying the quiet part out loud. Ripping resources out of the ground, processing them into complex modern t…
  • Tue, 20:46: we do need 'cognitive white space' but cramming into a train isn't the only way to get that. I gave up commuting in 2001 and I would never, ever EVER do it again. also, did a train write this?� https://t.co/rVpLIWf0F5
  • Tue, 20:46: RT @MSFTnews: Microsoft is assembling a super team of IoT heroes to fight back against foes of sustainability and conservation. Read about…
  • Tue, 20:46: RT @JohnT15: @Kate_H_Taylor $300 buys just 50 quarter pounder meals at McDonald's (12 meals for a 4 person family), but McD's wants that sa…
  • Tue, 20:47: RT @DiscoDeerDiary: "We are short staffed because no one wants to work" is the employment version of "girls don't like nice guys"
  • Tue, 20:47: RT @ZoeSchiffer: Google apparently did not communicate plans of its *massive expansion of the ethical AI team to people on the ethical AI t…
  • Tue, 20:48: RT @michaelharriot: Donald Glover: I'm gonna use the word "canceled" in the right context. In fact, I'm not even going to mention the word…
  • Tue, 20:49: RT @fesshole: I have been training my children to interrupt tedious Zoom meetings with colleagues to allow me to get on with some actual wo…
  • Tue, 20:49: RT @StevePeers: European Parliament committee wants amendments to the draft EU data protection adequacy decision with the UK. Note on this…
  • Tue, 20:50: RT @hillelogram: Unit testing requires significantly less skill, time investment, and infrastructure than any other form of testing and alm…
  • Tue, 20:51: RT @STOPSpyingNY: Amazon’s facial recognition moratorium expires in June. After a yr of empty promises, we’re counting down to the moratori…
  • Tue, 20:52: RT @BedlamBSC: What happens when you don't understand what "Voter Fraud" is but want to make it all about excluding people you don't like.…
  • Tue, 20:52: RT @operaqueenie: As infuriating as it may be, we can learn a lot from rich tech leaders’ political crusade in San Francisco. To start, th…
  • Tue, 20:53: RT @ZoeSchiffer: The PRO Act could have massive implications for organizing efforts at Amazon, Google, and Uber. @kellymakena & I wrote abo…
  • Tue, 20:54: RT @FudgeLyons: Today is my first day as an employee of @Microsoft, super excited to be here!
  • Tue, 20:54: RT @maryjofoley: For HoloLens users, Windows Holographic, version 21H1 is now available: https://t.co/3xxiNQ8TpB (for everyone else, Window…
  • Tue, 20:54: RT @youyuxi: "Working on a project" doesn't only mean pushing commits. It also means deciding what to do, syncing with committees, running…
  • Tue, 20:55: RT @estherschindler: The “lost game” Castlequest (1980) has been found. Arthur O’Dwyer talked the game’s developers, Mike Holtzman and Mark…
  • Tue, 20:56: RT @ekp: This graph is brutal. LPs need to start asking VC firms what their numbers look like for each group https://t.co/K76HApoxlT https:…
  • Tue, 20:57: RT @ASpittel: Being a full time OSS maintainer seems like being a: - CEO - Developer Advocate - Marketer - Software Engineer - Fundraiser a…
  • Tue, 20:58: RT @vanhoefm: The findings consist of three design flaws and several widespread implementations flaws. Some of the flaws have been part of…
  • Tue, 20:58: RT @vanhoefm: The impact of the attacks really depends on the device. Sometimes the impact is very minor and there's nothing to worry about…
  • Tue, 22:45: WebAssembly is, I said, going to be A Thing https://t.co/s9ZulzD0Sl
  • Tue, 22:46: this is the thing that won me over to WASM https://t.co/tHIBNGIGrn
  • Wed, 11:50: UK folks; pop over to the parliamentary petition not to change the voting system for Mayoral & PCC elections to FPTP https://t.co/OCvK1BBhYe
  • Wed, 11:53: Could the company that took Borisconi to court over his unpaid debt please issue the winding up order https://t.co/oFInwTRZmz
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