Dark winter poetry - The Black Place by Tamar Yoseloff
Writing in an engaging way, about science or anything else. https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2019/10/18/scientific-prose
Democracy Club is crowdsourcing information on the candidates for the general election, election leaflets, and everything else.
How do you make a motorway into a lorry park?
Are the people on government infographics representative?
I run a site showing everyone else's tactical voting recommendations: https://dontsplittheremainvote.com/
Where do people give conflicting suggestions? https://dontsplittheremainvote.com/other_sites.csv is a spreadsheet which shows the differences. #ukpol
Mars Used to Have Water, But We Can't Explain How
How quickly does the future start?
The UK government bought £9bn of company debt. But which companies?
Podcast recommendation: 13 Minutes to the Moon. Tells the story of Apollo, with interviews and geeky details. Presenter Kevin Fong expands a 13 minute landing into about several hours of drama and excitement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xttx2/episodes/downloads
Git 2.23 was released: "git checkout" becomes "git switch" (change branch) and "git restore" (set contents of file to a previous revision). "git checkout" still works (and probably will work forever). https://lwn.net/Articles/796563/
Large pro-europe march through London TOMORROW. Starts midday at Park Lane. Last time it was HUGE. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/47680979/brexit-people-s-vote-march-to-parliament-square-sped-up
The Overwhelming Historical Evidence that Galileo was a Hack
For tactical voting nerds, a list of remain parties which can win in each constituency. If only one remain party could win (even under others' best polling assumptions), then it's easy to know who to vote for. Hopefully PeoplesVote will come up with an answer for more difficult cases. https://dontsplittheremainvote.com/
This is the Mastodon server used by @h2g2bob. Most posts are public, take a look around. Why not take a look at dbatley.com for other interesting stuff.