Most of the time I get by with multiple workspaces and a tiling window manager, but I still need a second monitor when writing reports, as I often need to see several documents at the same time.

Bruce Schneier has a good take on the need for redundancies in the economy that will require some regulation to reduce the monopolies that have squeezed resilience out of our systems.

"The Security Value of Inefficiency"
schneier.com/blog/archives/202

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**Chinese study warns new swine flu virus has 'pandemic' potential**

"A new virus discovered during a study on Chinese pig farms could become a potential "pandemic virus," according to researchers. Antibody tests also revealed that over 10% of pig farmers had already been infected by it."

dw.com/en/chinese-study-warns-

#news #bot

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U.K. stupidity re brexit. massive arrogance of older generations 

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U.K. stupidity re brexit. massive arrogance of older generations 

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UK secondary schools are to get bubbles of 240 pupils (up from 15) with 1m social distancing and no masks allowed, according to a government leak to HuffPost.

Schools will be banned from introducing any safety procedures that could prevent a full return to schools in 8 weeks' time.

Risk-benefit analysis, or anything to avoid looking worse than countries who responded better to the pandemic?

huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/sch

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Google Analytics is the most prevalent tracker in the world. During our last crawl, we found it on 64.2% of web sites:

better.fyi/trackers/google-ana

Developers: every time you add Google Analytics to a site, you are helping build the global panopticon. Stop it!

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Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka was paid $100,000 by his sponsor every time he broke the world record.

In the early 1990s, he repeatedly broke his own record by as little as possible - 14 times in a row.

🖼️: Vinod Divakaran/Doha Stadium Plus Qatar t.co/VvqmBAJZz7

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@rochelimit ding! The number of times I want to watch something and I literally have no way to give my money to the people who offer it is ridiculous. I ended up watching Picard at a friend's house because CBS would literally not accept my money

But unfortunately, people in general seem unwilling to pay for individual shows and would rather have bundles. Sigh.

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@rochelimit we had "pay one subscription to see everything" (Cable) and it sucked. It's way more expensive than being able to turn subs on and off.

What I want is to be able to rent a specific show for as long as it takes me to watch rather than subscribe to a "channel".

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Yea, I wonder how this will work out..
The dirty emissions will only be displaced elsewhere, and now we have battery scraps.

California set to ban all heavy diesel trucks and vans by 2045

Heavy-duty trucks are responsible for 70% of vehicle air pollution in the state.

arstechnica.com/cars/2020/06/c

And Asimov's is getting a series on Apple TV - why can't I pay one subscription to see everything? This would take me up to five subscriptions, without even any Sky Sports!

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is coming out next week, so I have signed up for a month of + and bought a Roku Streaming Stick+ because my TV is too old to have the app. But I feel silly paying for the BBC licence, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ every month - where do the monthly rents stop?

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@rochelimit To be fair, Siberia's extremes of temperature are because it doesn't have nearby ocean to squash its temperature extremes. It's hotter in summer and cooler in winter than somewhere closer to the sea.

Though… not *that* hot. This is new.

It was 38°C in Siberian Arctic town of Verkhoyansk last weekend, 106°C hotter than it's record minimum winter temp.

The world is screwed up.

theguardian.com/world/2020/jun

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"Geek culture isn’t suddenly left wing... it always was. You just grew up to be intolerant. You became the villain in the stories you used to love ..."

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RT @waitbutwhy@twitter.com

I'm just gonna start posting this during every major wave of current events.

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