"For the purpose of the bet, Earth should be considered "destroyed" if, at the end of the term of this bet in 2018, zero human beings reside on the surface of the planet. Damage caused by attack of hostile beings is included if it is a causal result of operation of the collider." longbets.org/382/

The TV adaptation of the amazingly funny Good Omens written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is currently on the BBC. bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dbf0

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"I like to add � and ’ any time I submit online forms because I know that some developer is going to see it and wonder if they have a bug"

Leeks! The only winter vegetable that hasn't died on me. Sow in March or April, harvest all winter. Makes a nice leek and potato soup.

Lukhash, who normally plays great glitchy / grimey chiptune music, plays an old C64 computer game tune on a Pocket Operator PO-28 Robot youtu.be/t_XH4du6BvE

SHA-1, a secure hashing function, is now even more broken. The function, used by git and older pgp versions, is vulnerable to a prefix collision attack. arstechnica.com/information-te

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Who owns the Post Office and which minister is responsible? BEIS, Cabinet Office, UKGI and Treasury all involved. postofficetrial.com/2019/11/th

Lack of oversight led to millions of public money wasted and lives destroyed independent.co.uk/news/busines

Every Christmas since 1825, the Royal Institution gives science lectures for kids and adults.

This Christmas, Dr Hannah Fry talks about maths: bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000crbl

Previous lectures, including Kevin Fong talking about how to survive in space: rigb.org/christmas-lectures/wa

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