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Boeing 737 Max disaster casts long shadow as planemaker tries to rebuild fortunes - theguardian.com/business/2022/ good backgrounder: "Airbus, with which Boeing shares a bitter rivalry, is pulling further ahead as the world’s biggest planemaker."

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I do enjoy, after studying a subject to the best of my ability, being condescended to in a massive way to the point of a crisis of confidence.

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Change.org petition to encourage the government to maintain some covid testing and isolation rules:

chng.it/QbnkmB6WXh

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Brilliant ! 👏👏

RT @EmmandJDeSouza@twitter.com

"Apart from these what has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us? ... Peace in Northern Ireland"

Excellent sketch by Patrick Stewart on the importance of the ECHR and its role in NI

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EmmandJDeSouza/sta

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"The National Security Bill now going through the UK parliament could jail journalists who share leaks of official information. Please take a look at this open letter telling Priti Patel, the home secretary, to change the bill so media freedom is protected: "

do.opendemocracy.net/journalis

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Of course they won’t.

UK will not copy EU demand for common charging cable - BBC News

bbc.com/news/technology-617202

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RT @joshuaackerman@twitter.com

i have thought about this hacker news comment nearly every day since november ninth twenty seventeen

🐦🔗: twitter.com/joshuaackerman/sta

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Europeans deserve to know how online services use their data.

Today, we warned WhatsApp that its consumers must be clearly informed about its terms of service and data policies.

In particular, whether WhatsApp derives its revenue from users’ personal data.

#EU4Consumers

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"Boris Johnson's spokesman says the Prime Minister will transform the NHS 'a blockbuster health care system into the age of Netflix.'

Asked repeatedly to explain what this means, Johnson's spokesman is unable to say which features of Netflix he believes the NHS should imitate."

... Just kill me. I will embrace the sweet release of death and let the ground take me.

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RT @OBSProject@twitter.com

⚠️ SCAM ALERT! ⚠️ There are ads on Google that link to a fake version of OBS with malware. Only download OBS from our official site, obsproject.com, and never click any ads claiming to be OBS.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/OBSProject/status/

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i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

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The thing about Johnson is he will genuinely see this as a ringing endorsement and keep on doing what he's been doing: corruption and incompetance. He will keep walking into crises of his own making and Labour will keep making hay by effectively being "not Johnson". He's finished

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Strengthening digital infrastructure: A policy agenda for FOSS

"A @EU_Commission sponsored report found that in 2018, #EU companies invested roughly €1 billion into #FOSS creation, which resulted in up to a €95 billion benefit for FOSS users in the EU. Similar estimates for the #USA investment in FOSS were $33 billion in 2019. However, despite these attempts we have only scratched the surface of truly understanding the value FOSS provides to the economy and modern life"

brookings.edu/research/strengt

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RT @KenRoth@twitter.com

Shhh! Don't talk about the Chinese government's massacre of protesters from Tiananmen Square 33 years ago today. Beijing assures us that nothing happened. And that the Chinese people don't want democracy. (And that the moon is made of cheese.) hrw.org/news/2022/06/02/china-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/KenRoth/status/153

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