Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

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  • Thu, 14:25: Three-day wait for UK Statutory Sick Pay to return next year - because the COVID rules will expire (or will they?) https://t.co/eaT84w1X2s
  • Thu, 14:31: RT @0x606: Great, you've spent $500,000/a on cores to build Chromium and Electron. Now you need to use them. Don't worry though, you will.
  • Thu, 14:32: This seems like a place for someone to add value, as @scottgu would put it https://t.co/yZx3RL1bWu
  • Thu, 14:42: Did my Voigt-Kampf test on the survey site https://t.co/DpMYueOqhd
  • Thu, 14:45: RT @StevePeers: Certainly the dogs on my street heard that bit. Reminder that Article 3 of the Refugee Convention requires States to apply…
  • Thu, 14:46: RT @PeteApps: Another pre-Grenfell warning to Gavin Barwell revealed this morning by the inquiry. This time from the London Fire Brigade in…
  • Thu, 14:48: Intersectionality is *right there* and instead we collect tokens to get the full set https://t.co/NlOOnD2AbR
  • Thu, 14:48: RT @osterman: My team owns a small but important part of this - we own validating the integrity of the boot chain as a part of the key rele…
  • Thu, 14:53: Ctrl-y is what I've always known but Microsoft could have done much more to standardise these in the post F1 for help days https://t.co/7R5tuA1WzN
  • Thu, 14:54: RT @shreyas: When product folks reach their biggest creative breakthroughs, it often happens outside of “business hours”, while they’re awa…
  • Thu, 14:56: RT @nigelwUK: Jordan is host to over 670,000 registered Syrian refugees: > 30 times as many as the UK takes in a year. There may be as many…
  • Thu, 14:57: RT @IfeomaOzoma: I got a sudden urge to do the hokey pokey while reading because holy shit. Talk about IMPACT. Every single former, current…
  • Thu, 14:57: RT @seflless: A demo of hot reloading diagrams into a tutorial web page. Uses @tldraw's VS Code integration. Any changes in the editor im…
  • Thu, 14:58: RT @mariusturda: Slovakia issues apology for forced sterilizations of Roma women, which began in 1966 and continued to some extent until th…
  • Thu, 14:58: RT @EllieTheElement: Strongly encourage all people doing work on LGBTQ+ inclusion (esp in STEM) to read through these findings carefully, p…
  • Thu, 14:59: RT @redhistorian: "A feature of mature democracies is that long-standing checks and balances are in place to defend against corruption. ...…
  • Thu, 14:59: RT @fintanr: Question for mac folks - is there a centralized way of managing homebrew? e.g. for an IT dept managing endpoint devices. I'm n…
  • Thu, 15:00: RT @NadiaWhittomeMP: If you thought the Policing Bill was bad before, that was nothing compared to the latest version. Priti Patel has qui…
  • Thu, 15:00: RT @NadiaWhittomeMP: It was through protest that people won some of our most fundamental rights - the right to vote, for example. No wonde…
  • Thu, 15:52: RT @AdamBienkov: Conservative MP Nick Fletcher says Doctor Who being played by a woman has pushed young men into crime. https://t.co/08rFuC
  • Thu, 18:00: RT @angie_rasmussen: VOCs emerge in mostly unvaccinated populations. South Africa is ~35% vaccinated. There are many susceptible people, an…
  • Thu, 18:00: RT @angie_rasmussen: The lesson here is not OMG NU! It’s that vaccine equity is about more than just altruism. We have the tools to prevent…
  • Thu, 18:00: RT @AllyFogg: There are real, profoundly serious issues around boys' underachievement in school, & a load of related issues around boys' me…
  • Thu, 18:01: RT @AllyFogg: So if I may, what I heard from you today was not an MP who was worried about boys having no role models or heroic representat…
  • Thu, 18:01: RT @0xabad1dea: it's Thanksgiving and I'm here in Leiden, the really-nice-actually city that the Pilgrims were welcomed to but they felt it…
  • Thu, 18:02: RT @brooklynmarie: Also, this sort of rhetoric is revealing the strongman authoritarianism that motivates it https://t.co/0IdctEcXSz
  • Thu, 18:05: RT @GHMansfield: Stranger on bus: “I hope you don’t mind. My bag is very heavy. I hung it on the back of your wheelchair” Me: “Please take…
  • Thu, 18:06: RT @histoftech: “… the world is terrifying, the labor of making family unending, and technology poses itself as a salve, if not an answer,…
  • Thu, 18:06: RT @GregCastanias: I once met a white student who had a 168 on his LSAT and a 3.7 GPA and he was not getting into any law schools — either…
  • Thu, 18:06: RT @gr82live: 💯 The decision to take human lives must not be taken lightly. It must not be relegated to machines. That decision, that inten…
  • Thu, 18:08: RT @cherthedev: I worked briefly as a video game journalist in 2014-2015. One of the events I covered was PAX East, where I met the man who…
  • Thu, 18:08: RT @cherthedev: During #GamerGate, I spoke about how he had made inappropriate comments at me during my interactions with him at the event,…
  • Thu, 18:08: RT @cherthedev: I took his comments, as he requested, to my editor. My editor stood by his decision, which I respected. This is how thing…
  • Thu, 18:08: RT @RWNJ_: People who spend upwards of $1000 for a semi-automatic rifle sure are bitching a lot about the Vice President of the United Stat…
  • Thu, 18:09: RT @TheOxfordTrust: .@OxfordBiomedica receives a #CovidInnovationHeroes award for their amazing work to move the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-1…
  • Thu, 18:10: RT @BadWolfArchives: I know it’s a given that tories are the height of ignorance, stupidity and ineptitude, but I’m still struggling to gra…
  • Thu, 18:10: RT @BlizzJess: Hey, I know that quoted employee :p https://t.co/ESzGiYzxId
  • Thu, 18:10: RT @NualaBugeye: @AdamBienkov We're eternally thankful to Jodie Whittaker for single-handedly ending the horrific female crime wave that pr…
  • Thu, 18:11: RT @BarristerSecret: As somebody who meets their fair share of young men involved in crime, I am glad this brave MP has revealed an uncomfo…
  • Thu, 18:11: RT @JimMFelton: If you ever feel stupid, console yourself with the fact that an actual MP thinks men are committing violent crimes because…
  • Thu, 18:12: RT @DrPhiltill: BTW, the reason we need to experimentally slam a spaceship into an asteroid rather than simply *calculate* how much it will…
  • Thu, 18:12: RT @criticalneuro: Friends, an internship, AI residency, & multiple postdoc positions are open at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, on: Dee…
  • Thu, 18:12: RT @DarcysMick: @cjayanetti Next year’s hottest twee dictionary. ‘Bollocks for Bollinger; a literary guide of the best and worst of Tory t…
  • Thu, 18:12: RT @spacethirteen: jodie whittaker after creating crime in 2017 https://t.co/wlp8UCibnU
  • Thu, 18:13: RT @Bosefina: When work trauma happened to @IfeomaOzoma she made sure no one else would be treated the same way. That’s real impact and hea…
  • Thu, 18:13: RT @KaitlinCurtice: "If I could ask one thing from my non-indigenous fellow Americans when it comes to Thanksgiving, I would ask that you r…
  • Thu, 18:14: RT @standardnews: London transport ‘will start to crumble’ without investment, Sadiq Khan warns https://t.co/TFYslQLh5C
  • Thu, 18:14: RT @campuscodi: Attackers don’t usually bother brute-forcing long passwords with complex characters, Microsoft engineer says Instead, 77%…
  • Thu, 18:15: I'm thinking how many sites would block this but also demand 'special' characters� https://t.co/s0hfkg4PdG
  • Thu, 18:15: RT @mrjamesob: As a man constantly frustrated by the absence of manly male role models in my life, I can’t tell you how happy I am to have…
  • Thu, 18:15: RT @ezraklein: One underplayed advantage for Substack and subscriber-based sites is how clean the reading experience is. A mixture of adver…
  • Thu, 18:16: RT @seldo: The really discouraging thing about criticizing blockchain projects is the extreme weakness of the arguments presented in their…
  • Thu, 18:16: RT @Keeptheban_: Brilliant news! Full credit to all those that helped bring this about - it has been a long time coming! https://t.co/guR
  • Thu, 18:16: RT @Hoorge: Microsoft Connected Cache for Configuration Manager generally available https://t.co/Vc6U50JiLp
  • Thu, 18:17: RT @DmitryOpines: Perhaps if Mr Fletcher is concerned about young men turning to crime due to feminism robbing them of good male role model…
  • Thu, 18:38: while the rest of this thread is interesting, the trolley problem wasn't introduced as a philosophical puzzle for edge cases but as a tool for the real life problem of thinking about abortion rights https://t.co/sFIawCDZb9
  • Thu, 18:40: RT @DasSurma: I have been working on a CSS Container Query polyfill for all major browers. It aims to cover the majority of CQ use-cases r…
  • Thu, 18:41: RT @sacca: Thanksgiving is one of two special times of the year where I find out how many companies and people have me in their contacts li…
  • Thu, 18:41: RT @annajsaunders: statement by German scientists after new governing coalition’s announcement of plans to arm German drones https://t.co/Y
  • Thu, 18:42: RT @mjg59: Brian May breathing a *huge* sigh of relief https://t.co/WGcqs5H5xw
  • Thu, 18:42: RT @rcolvile: My favourite theory about young men and crime is that playing all those violent video games has basically proved much more fu…
  • Thu, 18:42: RT @MindingPrivacy: “This season… deck the halls walls, doors, and windows…” with insidious surveillance devices - what a compelling ad for…
  • Thu, 18:43: RT @50ShadesofVan: A reminder that a warming climate does not directly cause extreme weather events – but makes certain weather events more…
  • Thu, 18:43: RT @50ShadesofVan: B.C.’s Interior is littered with burn scars from the horrific wildfire season of 2021. The town of Merritt and Princeton…
  • Thu, 18:43: RT @50ShadesofVan: The melting snow? Not negligible. If you melt 100 mm of snow water equivalent off the side of a mountain, it will ultima…
  • Thu, 18:44: RT @seldo: "If you're new to pyramid schemes, just give us your money and we'll explain later" https://t.co/vLGeMCngCe
  • Thu, 18:47: RT @kclemson: OMG this may the most glorious geek meme I’ve ever seen https://t.co/Dz31FZKFjk
  • Thu, 18:47: RT @PaulJFMaher: Check out the new openings in Darryl Willis Energy and Sustainability team at Microsoft. Great team to join led by an awes…
  • Thu, 18:48: RT @thepacketrat: Ohhhh Discord… “Discord malware campaign targets crypto and NFT communities “ https://t.co/s0ZsHpbniH
  • Thu, 18:49: RT @JolyonMaugham: Still so many questions to answer about how PPE Medpro got a contract, what quality of product it delivered and what hap…
  • Thu, 18:49: RT @DebugPrivilege: I see a trend in delegated permissions on Azure subscriptions and resources. It reminds me a bit to On-Prem AD. Azure S…
  • Thu, 18:49: RT @DebugPrivilege: Tools like StormSpotter from the Azure Red Team can assist with this to ensure your resources are protected against any…
  • Thu, 18:54: speaking as someone who frequently has the articles I've written plagiarised and has a list of corporate legal teams I report these to, this isn't the best response I've seen to a report of copyright violation https://t.co/SLMRTNOheH
  • Thu, 18:56: hey fellow journalists, editors; you probably want to check if your content is being scraped by this site, which doesn't seem to have appropriate polices in place https://t.co/7cqnNyZANC
  • Thu, 19:07: "The lies, falsehoods and misrepresentations of Boris Johnson and his government"; I hope their hosting plan is up to the volume of content that's going to end up on this site https://t.co/9DtVXpTvRZ
  • Thu, 19:17: RT @k8_lister: We’re still doing this are we? Students are in sex work right now. They need non-judgemental support & help. They don’t need…
  • Thu, 19:20: Turner's sunsets were that colour because of particles from distant volcanic eruptions: reflective but icky particles in the sky over a shopping mall might be urban pollution, industrial pollution, distant wildfires... https://t.co/qk7G4veEc6
  • Thu, 19:20: RT @seldo: "You'll find a community of people eager to explain why pyramid schemes are actually good and not illegal"
  • Thu, 19:20: RT @rupertg: That's nothing. Having the Prime Minister being played by an austerity-obsessed pig-sticker and then a shambling clown has for…
  • Thu, 19:21: RT @StevePeers: wibbly-wobbly, timey-slimy https://t.co/6UlMCL52kw
  • Thu, 21:18: RT @paul_clarke: We've got such a problem with MP quality. That pathetic little creature bleating about role models. The half-wit ministers…
  • Thu, 21:19: RT @rupertg: 94 percent of the global population can access a 3G network - a technology that is barely two decades old... https://t.co/gn13
  • Thu, 21:20: RT @JenMsft: Reminder as we enter the holiday season - if you do end up needing to help one of your family members remotely with their PC,…
  • Thu, 21:21: RT @Grady_Booch: It’s a cult. https://t.co/uJKt7FPiTI
  • Thu, 21:21: RT @Beheshteh_E: A ‘robust’ and ‘sustainable’ legal sector doesn’t manage on £50 a day before expenses. You’ll be upping the legal aid rate…
  • Thu, 21:21: RT @browniepoints: How to guarantee no one applies for your “internship” in today’s market. https://t.co/elFzwC95FQ
  • Thu, 21:21: RT @cstross: Nazis believe in replacement theory ("the white race is being swamped"). They also believe in survival of the fittest (which…
  • Thu, 21:37: RT @MindTendencies2: Paradise is being with someone who naturally aligns with you, vibes with you, heals with you, grows with you and never…
  • Thu, 21:37: RT @ChloeCondon: This is your friendly reminder that toxic relationships don't have to be romantic, they can also exist within families. Yo…
  • Thu, 21:38: RT @jburnmurdoch: Five quick tweets on the new variant B.1.1.529 Caveat first: data here is *very* preliminary, so everything could change…
  • Thu, 21:45: RT @kateesackhoff: Is this a fraking joke? 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 Can you imagine a man robbing a bank and as he runs away he screams Starbuck made me do i…
  • Thu, 22:04: RT @nextdoorsv: As you all know, I live to read the comments - but even I had to uninstall Citizen
  • Thu, 22:04: RT @iainthomson: @zsk I think many Brits remember the huge surge in crime when Juliet Bravo was aired.
  • Thu, 22:05: *everyone* is keen to get in on the scamwagon� https://t.co/2aPWjtWEQh
  • Thu, 22:06: RT @IanDunt: I describe most of them in the piece: Aggressive expansion of stop-and-search, brutal punishments for trivial protest behaviou…
  • Thu, 22:06: RT @IanDunt: This is basically a protest Asbo. It can be handed to people convicted of a protest related offence or - and this is crucial,…
  • Thu, 22:06: RT @IanDunt: Once the order is imposed, it effectively removes the individuals human rights. They can forced to report to the authorities w…
  • Thu, 22:06: RT @IanDunt: They can also be banned from going to certain places, or socialising with certain people, or possessing certain items, or part…
  • Thu, 22:06: RT @IanDunt: It's also a free speech issue. Someone who used their social media account to promote a demonstration could be found in breach…
  • Thu, 22:06: RT @IanDunt: And again: These orders can be imposed on people who have never been convicted of a crime. They are one of the most draconian…
  • Thu, 22:06: RT @mattgreencomedy: If Tory MPs are so worried about male role models, perhaps they could try being them?
  • Thu, 22:07: RT @malorieblackman: 58 years of Dr Who and 13 official doctors. 1 female doctor and yet it is 1 too many. The vast majority of action & ga…
  • Thu, 22:07: RT @JolyonMaugham: Our so-called constitution offers no protection, none, against a removal of our human rights. And anyone who thinks this…
  • Thu, 22:07: RT @JolyonMaugham: Things will get very ugly. This Government abuses its power. It accepts no challenge. It has no morality. It has only se…
  • Thu, 22:07: RT @Abebab: Upon manual inspection of a random sample of 50 documents mentioning “lesbian” & “gay,” we find that non-offensive or non-sexua…
  • Thu, 22:07: RT @Abebab: Using the most likely dialect of a document, we find that African American English and Hispanic-aligned English are removed at…
  • Thu, 22:07: RT @Abebab: A direct consequence of removing such text from datasets used to train L models is that the models will perform poorly when app…
  • Thu, 22:07: RT @Abebab: We recommend against using blockilst filtering when constructing datasets from web-crawled data. 14/
  • Thu, 22:08: RT @AdhdAngsty: Actually though it makes me so mad because I've doctors have told me my whole life that I'm "just stressed" and actually it…
  • Thu, 22:08: RT @cherthedev: It's amazing to me how many HR investigations into discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are often unfounded, and tur…
  • Thu, 22:19: RT @zarahsultana: I wasn’t naive when I became an MP. I knew I'd get abuse because of who I am. But still, I've been taken aback by the sca…
  • Thu, 22:19: RT @christapeterso: my favorite thing about bitcoin is that for “privacy” you can “wash” them in a bitcoin “laundry.” like we have a name f…
  • Thu, 22:20: RT @Abebab: Large scale datasets sourced from the web are plagued w/ problems including inclusion of problematic content & seemingly obviou…
  • Thu, 22:20: RT @bitandbang: @IanColdwater they try to connect it as "centralized" being web 2.0 and web3 being "decentralized" because it'll use a publ…
  • Thu, 22:20: RT @bitandbang: @IanColdwater it's crypto people trying to find an avenue to legitimacy through the web by co-opting well understood termin…
  • Thu, 22:20: RT @mcclure111: First successful test of the NFTBlocker plugin. (Twitter's NFT integration has not been released yet, but we know of one ac…
  • Thu, 22:21: RT @chandlerc1024: Zero. =[ See the whole thread to learn: https://t.co/wy9ja3EPU7
  • Thu, 22:23: RT @CatherineGrams: I worked in the ICU for a long time. We’re breaking unbreakable people. We will all pay the price for this for years to…
  • Thu, 22:25: RT @noahbarkin: “There is a lot of nervousness among Chinese diplomats around Merkel’s departure and the entry of the Greens into the gover…
  • Thu, 22:25: RT @nullvoidstar: Google fired us 2 years ago today
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