Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

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  • Tue, 13:03: RT @DrWaheedArian: I was imprisoned for 10 days upon arrival in the UK. I have since proudly served the NHS for 10 years. I was in genuin…
  • Tue, 13:04: RT @Ed_Miliband: Listening to Ministers trying to explain why @theCCCuk says the government are marked 'somewhere below' 4 out of 10 for cl…
  • Tue, 13:04: RT @sarahoconnor_: Next time you hear someone insist "Brits just don't apply" for certain jobs, take a look at the current job adverts. Tod…
  • Tue, 13:05: RT @sarahoconnor_: In this sector, the era of free movement has shaped everything from the rhythm, security and location of work to the pri…
  • Tue, 13:05: RT @sarahoconnor_: Postscript on UK food prices: https://t.co/x9xsumMoiH https://t.co/HcFfvWP4wL
  • Tue, 13:08: RT @mikarv: Under the AI Act, Member States are forbidden, for example, to require AI systems to only be allowed to be sold in their countr…
  • Tue, 13:09: Shuddering at the dark thought that a government might view that as some kind of useful deterrent - 'it's awful, don't come here' https://t.co/Oc9kmQ8fL7
  • Tue, 13:12: RT @mikarv: 3. Professional users of 'deep fake' systems must label them as fake. Exemptions for FoE/arts sciences/crime prevention. Again,…
  • Tue, 13:13: RT @blowdart: I'm kind of intrigued about Kasaya's choice to use ASP classic. And also worried, because I'm supposedly in charge of the sec…
  • Tue, 13:17: So, just - thinning the herd? https://t.co/ncTYSobh0e
  • Tue, 13:17: RT @AdamBienkov: Sajid Javid tells MPs: "we do expect [covid] infections to keep on rising... they could go as high as 100,000 [a day]."
  • Tue, 13:20: RT @HannahAlOthman: Southgate was very academic at school, fancied a career as a journalist, and did work experience at his local paper, bu…
  • Tue, 13:20: RT @TaruVuontisjrvi: "The government is effectively sticking duct tape over the mouths of protestors. They are requiring, quite literally,…
  • Tue, 13:21: RT @nomadpossum: Lambda is already in the UK and as John says here, the grim toll in Peru (where it has killed 180K+) predict that it will…
  • Tue, 13:21: RT @cstross: @garius The scary bit is they ran that in March 2020. Since which time, 140,000 deaths later, Clownshoes Churchill has learne…
  • Tue, 13:22: RT @ayeshahazarika: This just sums up so much right now https://t.co/rIKE7GHW4U
  • Tue, 13:22: RT @soapachu: *bangs head on table* https://t.co/cJlt8OMpRz
  • Tue, 13:25: RT @NoahJournalism: This picture pretty much sums up all those "free speech" right-wingers complaining about wearing masks, social distanci…
  • Tue, 13:25: RT @emahlee: Wow, two companies who deliver packages exclusively for Amazon, (they have no other clients!) are effectively shutting down be…
  • Tue, 13:27: RT @suzanne_moore: You wear masks for other people. You get vaccinated to protect everyone. We are lead by morons who cannot speak of the c…
  • Tue, 13:29: RT @mikko: In their conversation with Reuters, REvil described the disruption to New Zealand schools and kindergartens as an "accident." Bu…
  • Tue, 13:29: RT @lizziedearden: Repeating this: Asylum claims in the UK are down by 24% in the last year, the UK ranks 19th in Europe for refugees per c…
  • Tue, 13:29: RT @mikarv: Yes, that's right. The AI Act sets up a specific regime for third party assessment bodies for standalone high risk AI systems b…
  • Tue, 13:31: RT @JolyonMaugham: Is "deep woke" a synonym for "innate decency"?
  • Tue, 13:31: RT @Abebab: Fallacy 4: Intelligence is all in the brain "Today’s deep neural networks are akin to the proverbial brain-in-a-vat: passively…
  • Tue, 13:31: RT @Abebab: “Common sense” is what AI researcher Oren Etzioni called “the dark matter of artificial intelligence,” noting “It’s a little bi…
  • Tue, 13:31: RT @DmitryOpines: Conservatives managed to brand progressives as "elites condescending to ordinary people" despite just openly giving repor…
  • Tue, 13:32: RT @EleanorMorton: Imagine being the sort of person who bases their whole personality around loving "free speech" but doesn't see the probl…
  • Tue, 13:32: RT @Roi: Mind-boggling that @calcalist lets NSO sponsor its conferences. Truly mind-boggling. https://t.co/GL4iVs7DeX
  • Tue, 13:33: RT @theymerSophie: So as of today the only way to protest in the UK without risking up to a 10 year prison sentence is to organise your pro…
  • Tue, 13:36: And ~3,000,000 people a month with long covid and all the implications that has for the future NHS https://t.co/ksxHLJ6wNY
  • Tue, 13:36: RT @histoftech: update: academic conference edition🦖 https://t.co/1cqEP6iZus
  • Tue, 13:37: RT @monkchips: we don't really talk enough about how test and trace really was the most hilarious call center boondoggle. it was like tech…
  • Tue, 13:37: RT @monkchips: endless, needless calls, reminding you of the exact same thing, with the exact same script, over and over again for two week…
  • Tue, 13:37: RT @lydiasquidia: I was absolutely terrified of catching a bug when I was being treated for blood cancer. I can’t imagine how similarly imm…
  • Tue, 13:37: RT @norootcause: If Copilot can pass your tech screen, there’s something wrong with your interview process. https://t.co/cX8BK8ZjQU
  • Tue, 13:38: RT @carryonkeith: The wearing of masks will no longer be compulsory, as we wish to give people more freedom. What used to be legitimate pr…
  • Tue, 13:39: RT @faisalislam: why UK health spending during pandemic was so much more than similar countries? UKs health system capacity esp on acute…
  • Tue, 13:39: RT @Joannechocolat: In today's #ThisWritingLife: In which a national newspaper asks me for a piece about the protagonist of A NARROW DOOR.…
  • Tue, 13:40: RT @Joannechocolat: Given the principal themes of the book (glass ceilings, sexism, the patriarchy), I find this both ironic, and strangely…
  • Tue, 15:35: RT @mckinneytweets: From late March 2020, the Home Office had a secret policy of not asking asylum seekers about possible human trafficking…
  • Tue, 15:37: RT @TheRickWilson: 3/ More importantly, they cracked the will of major corporations like Toyota, who just happen to employ Mitch McConnell‘…
  • Tue, 15:39: RT @peteprodge: The ratings for the fourth week of GB News are lower than all the previous ones. WEEK 4: BBC News: Weekly reach: 7.3m/Shar…
  • Tue, 15:42: RT @sturdyAlex: People and organisations, from athletes to the RNLI, are beginning to say (politely): No. Fuck you. You won't turn the worl…
  • Tue, 15:43: RT @math_rachel: The orgs in his thread are excellent, but it is hypocritical and downright harmful for Jeff Dean to share them like this.…
  • Tue, 15:44: RT @kylegriffin1: Companies that pledged to halt donations to Republicans who objected to certifying Biden's election win have not kept the…
  • Tue, 15:44: RT @GeorgeTakei: It’s not just that you’re putting yourself and your family at risk if you don’t vaccinate. You also become part of a breed…
  • Tue, 15:45: RT @ShoaibMKhan: On the day @pritipatel launches new law that will make it easier to remove asylum seekers, High Court has ordered her to b…
  • Tue, 15:50: it's like calling yourself disabled when it isn't utterly debilitating/visible - and in both cases it hides how widespread something is, so using these titles more broadly could help someone else feel they 'deserve' to use the term� https://t.co/SJKdaOssBy
  • Tue, 15:50: RT @scottsantens: Iceland recently completed a 4-yr trial of a 4-day week with no reduction of pay with 1% of its population taking part. T…
  • Tue, 15:51: RT @Nature: Only 1% of people in low-income countries have been given at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, and most will have to wait anot…
  • Tue, 15:53: also feathers and silk - anything with the right proteins (lot of brushes are actually fur/hair/bristles of some kind unless you get synthetic ones)� https://t.co/w1EFJrijhT
  • Tue, 15:53: RT @silentmoviegifs: The Gold Diggers (1923), starring Louise Fazenda and Hope Hampton, was believed to be a lost film until an incomplete…
  • Tue, 15:53: RT @nigelwUK: An every day tale of cyber-security. Take down a council, you take down the restaurants that rely on people being able to l…
  • Tue, 15:54: RT @jesslynnrose: A tech employer emailed me to say it's unfair to be "stealing" talent from companies going back in office and I'm going t…
  • Tue, 15:54: RT @sallyafrank: Applications surge for Microsoft for Startups’ GrowthX Accelerator programme, as deadline approaches https://t.co/ll7yjObB
  • Tue, 15:54: RT @KFF: Yesterday (7/5), there were 367,099 new #COVID19 cases worldwide & 7,422 deaths. India saw the largest daily increase in cases wo…
  • Tue, 15:54: RT @ralph_squillace: Spot on with 5/10 methinks; could go higher. Tons of potential in #webassembly #wasm here, mainly with #wasi ..... @by
  • Tue, 15:58: RT @karaswisher: Yeah “making” — we discussed this marketplace problem with the inventors of @away years ago who did not want to sell on th…
  • Tue, 15:58: RT @brat2381: These crazy unvaccinated folks are really determined to ensure everyone learns the Greek alphabet huh? https://t.co/cVaPTqjz
  • Tue, 15:58: RT @willvelida: New blog post! The @AzureSDK team released a new library for Table Storage, so I decided to use it to make some basic opera…
  • Tue, 15:59: RT @DrEricDing: 1-dosed Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, 48, is in “serious but stable”, #COVID19 positive after EU summit in Bruss…
  • Tue, 15:59: RT @DrEricDing: 5) England hospitalizations and mechanical ventilator use both increasing!!! HT @COVID19actuary https://t.co/rWKFbbZMlo
  • Tue, 15:59: RT @DrEricDing: 8) How is hospitalization ⬆️ happening even when half population vaccinated? 1) It spreads to unvaccinated (even via vaccin…
  • Tue, 16:00: RT @DavidHenigUK: I don't think most people have yet fully understood the complete failure of Boris Johnson as a negotiator - that he dared…
  • Tue, 16:00: RT @DavidHenigUK: Watch the UK government carefully. The continued verbal attacks on the EU are not matched by actions, because a trade war…
  • Tue, 16:01: I wonder if we should have kept masks in schools� https://t.co/uzT88fH8bb
  • Tue, 16:01: RT @chrischirp: A SAGE paper released today but written several weeks ago highlights the reasons that we've been explaining for why allowin…
  • Tue, 16:01: RT @MichelBarnier: Very happy to meet & discuss today with @eltonofficial, who despite #Brexit, is fighting for free movement and visa-free…
  • Tue, 16:03: RT @jeffsand: We want our Machine Learning in the real world curriculum to be practical and highly applicable to what you are working on to…
  • Tue, 17:59: RT @BrandonLive: Holy yikes Batman! If you’ve used Kaspersky Password Manager to generate passwords - go change them! https://t.co/IWhDTBw
  • Tue, 18:07: RT @YuanfenYang: Now I get why so many told us the Didi case was "politically sensitive". China's State Council has announced it will tight…
  • Tue, 18:08: RT @ruthstarkman: Bravo to these orgs @black_in_ai, @QueerinAI & @WiNLPWorkshop, and @timnitGebru for keeping the pressure on. Corporation…
  • Tue, 18:08: RT @dmccabe: The real JEDI contract was the lobbying retainers we signed along the way. https://t.co/egDBesuh8V
  • Tue, 18:08: RT @dmccabe: But seriously: So much corporate time and money was spent fighting over this thing for years. And now it's just ... cancelled.
  • Tue, 18:10: RT @HannaLiubakova: The Russian and Belarusian delegations left the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly after it considered two reso…
  • Tue, 18:11: RT @MalwareTechBlog: A big shift we’re going to see in security is the increased use of zero day exploits by criminal groups. So much enter…
  • Tue, 18:12: RT @KimCrayton1: Tech is not neutral nor apolitical AND many of it's ideas enable folx to feel ok, even "innovate" and cutting-edge, with o…
  • Tue, 18:13: RT @QuinnyPig: BREAKING: Microsoft’s heart as Pentagon cancels JEDI contract in favor of multi-cloud.
  • Tue, 18:14: RT @MattNegrin: There’s a strong case to make that journalists covering this should refer to it immediately and indefinitely as a climate d…
  • Tue, 18:20: RT @timbray: An area where I have to admit having been really wrong: Ten years ago, I was telling everyone that autonomous vehicles would b…
  • Tue, 18:21: RT @IsobelCarr: This thread is amazing. But this? This is perfection. https://t.co/rPKsML1QCp
  • Tue, 18:21: RT @YouGov: 83% of the public say they'd wear a face mask if it was a personal choice today - 13% would indoors and outdoors - 40% would…
  • Tue, 18:22: RT @OwenJones84: One of the biggest political narratives of our time is that younger people - who mostly privately rent, are saddled with d…
  • Tue, 18:24: RT @mmasnick: Everyone assumes content moderation is easy (especially among the "never ban anything" crowd), until they actually have a sit…
  • Tue, 18:24: RT @_TimOBrien: "Designed to mimic a 20-year-old woman, the [Lee Luda] chatbot has [made] discriminatory remarks against homosexuals, the d…
  • Tue, 18:24: RT @chrischirp: Elective operations cancelled. If Saj's priority is really getting waiting lists down then keeping covid cases down shoul…
  • Tue, 18:25: RT @trengriffin: 1/ South Korea is developing a plan to implement a 6G trial in 2026. The government wants wireless services based on 6G t…
  • Tue, 18:27: RT @wendyg: And the data? @einsteinsattic @defenddigitalme https://t.co/chxEkK9VqY
  • Tue, 18:27: RT @Carnage4Life: Investing by following top members of congress investments is the closest you can get to insider trading and still be leg…
  • Tue, 18:27: RT @SharePoint: 📢Release announcement📢 New updates to the #SharePoint admin center in @Microsoft365: 🧰Enhanced insights dashboard 🧰Improv…
  • Tue, 18:28: RT @adhallmsft: New role open! This is half incident response and half product marketing. Participate in helping our field, partners and c…
  • Tue, 18:28: RT @WithinRafael: Microsoft: "[...] Linux Systems Group is interested in contributing to getting Rust into Linux kernel. Hopefully we will…
  • Tue, 18:29: RT @Jon_Ayre: CEOs out there who think hybrid working presents too many organisational challenges to be considered, whilst declaring that "…
  • Tue, 18:31: RT @jeffvandermeer: Among the more darkly hilarious bits from this long @theintercept article on a couple of blonkers dipshits who like man…
  • Tue, 18:38: "Raising Goats for Dummies" kind of sums up this whole prepper scam https://t.co/jFp7TaXYfA
  • Tue, 18:47: RT @cstross: Thread. Being fully vaccinated won’t save you from the Delta strain: you probably won’t die of it, but it’s still a shitty exp…
  • Tue, 18:48: RT @AlexandraErin: Solving piracy by distributing artists' music to anybody who wants it while not compensating the artists isn't solving p…
  • Tue, 18:49: RT @al_durham: We have redesigned the Data Factory home page for a modern and more accessible (WCAG 2.1) experience. The new design is more…
  • Tue, 18:49: RT @WebDevLaw: Don't know about you, but I think these two little earthquakes I wrote about in today's blog post are pretty significant. Th…
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