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/
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. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/18/fairphone-3-review-ethical-phone #mobile
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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_hazard_symbols#Former_hazard_pictograms #chemistry
Malaria was common across half the world – since then it has been eliminated in many regions
The past exonerative tense. https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-interactive-guide-to-ambiguous-grammar
A visitor has arrived from a distant star - a comet this time, which is much easier to spot than Oumuamua was.
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.