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Thanks to @c3voc@twitter.com and particularly @tsaitgaist@twitter.com, video recordings of OsmoDevCon 2019 (#Osmocom Developer Conference) are online at media.ccc.de/c/osmodevcon2019

EU election: most UK political parties have a good balance of men and women, with one major exception. dbatley.com/blog/2019/05/eu-ca

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Here's an interesting perspective: Code Is Not Literature gigamonkeys.com/code-reading/

It addresses a puzzle:

> [So many programmers say], “People should read code” but few people seem to actually do it. I’d be surprised if I interviewed a novelist and asked them what the last novel they had read was, and they said, “Oh, I haven’t really read a novel since I was in grad school.” Writers actually read other writers but it doesn’t seem that programmers really do, even though we say we should.

People solving problems is strangely relaxing - Apollo 13 flight director loop
youtu.be/KWfnY9cRXO4

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Darling: to run macOS apps on Linux!

Linux: to be THE ONE platform to run everything no matter the origin?

Basically Darling does pretty much the same for macOS software that Wine does for Linux to run Windows software.

In the long run, the devs would like to be able to run also iOS apps on ARM devices (like most Android phones).

Willing to contribute? Please contact them via link!

== > darlinghq.org/
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#Darling #Darwin #macOS #Linux #AppleLinux

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Introduced my 6 year old to voting this morning on the way to school. Start ‘em young I say.

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RT @kenshirriff@twitter.com
Back when there were 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shilings in a pound, the IBM 1401 computer had optional hardware (i.e. transistors) to do arithmetic on pounds/shillings/pence. Of course, there were two incompatible data standards—BSI and IBM—so this knob selected the format.

PyPy uses utf-8 internally for unicode strings. Such a better idea than 4-byte characters (py2) or 1/2/4-byte (py3) morepypy.blogspot.com/2019/03/

Local council election campaign is hotting up: the Independent is ex-Conservative, and the Conservative is ex-Labour. At least the Lib Dem candidate is the normal one! Leaflets: electionleaflets.org/constitue (Upload your leaflets too!)

Life on Earth started almost immediately after it cooled, but it took 2bn years - half of Earth's history - before photosynthesis arrived. Shortly afterwards we got multicellular life. Energy from sunlight was the difficult bit.

The 50-Year Newspaper: "What would happen if, instead of us getting news updates multiple times a day, what if we only got news updates every 50 years? Things would look really different." npr.org/templates/transcript/t

A pentaquark is a particle made of 5 quarks. The has been investigating the most common arrangements of the quarks inside it. symmetrymagazine.org/article/l

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It's local election time in some parts of the UK. Find out who your local candidates are: whocanivotefor.co.uk/

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