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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. theguardian.com/technology/201

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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European

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
ourworldindata.org/malaria-pas

A visitor has arrived from a distant star - a comet this time, which is much easier to spot than Oumuamua was.
planetary.org/blogs/jason-davi

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. systemicpeace.org/polity/polit

NPR buys oil, from an oil well, and sells it to a refinery. Digging oil has a huge impact on the economy, climate and society. This is a great way to show what's happening in a huge and often hidden industry. npr.org/sections/money/2016/08

The 2019 IgNobel prize ceremony is TONIGHT at 11pm, and is webcast live. Past winners include "the perceived personalities of rocks from a sales and marketing perspective" and "the effectiveness of human saliva as a cleaning fluid". improbable.com/ig-about/2019-c

OpenTrainTimes has lots of block signalling diagrams, showing the location of trains and the signal aspects. It's super amazing. opentraintimes.com/maps/signal

Most people should enable 2-factor-authentication (Google Authenticator), but GMail has an even stricter setting for those most at risk of hacking attempts. landing.google.com/advancedpro

Glad to see nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/ is still going strong. I remember reading it while at uni, and it is still my favourite source of news about biscuits.

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