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).

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Asimov's little known fourth law of robotics: "A robot may not fill in an online form or, through inaction, allow an online form to be filled in."

Brushing your teeth:
- brush the gums, especially boundary between teeth and gums, angled down/up to get in good
- brush in a circular motion
- no rinsing or mouthwash (dilutes fluoride toothpaste)
- brush between teeth using interdental brushes

The nice vs nasty of copyright enforcement: The End of Hellwig vs. VMware from Free as in Freedom podcast

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.

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I have a Fairphone 2, which I love: it encourages you to open it up and look inside. I'm very likely to get the Fairphone 3.

Remember the old orange square hazard pictograms for toxic, flammable, etc? They got replaced by red and white GHS pictograms way back in 2008 (EC 1272/2008), but only fully disappeared in 2017. Standardization is great, but I miss the attention-grabbing orange.

19 October. Join me and up to one million friends in demanding an end to brexit.

Malaria was common across half the world – since then it has been eliminated in many regions

A visitor has arrived from a distant star - a comet this time, which is much easier to spot than Oumuamua was.

How democratic is each country? Polity4 is a dataset which will give you long-term trends for each country (up to 2013). Many huge countries are sort-of democratic: Indonesia, Brazil, India. China is the big autocracy.

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