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10,000,000,000 - the 2050s
100,000,000,000 - everyone has has ever lived
1,000,000,000,000 - the United Federation of Planets
10,000,000,000,000 - the Culture

How many people are…?
100 - 2x Bus
1,000 - Long train
10,000 - Local Gov ward
100,000 - UK Gov constituency
1,000,000 - Dublin urban area
10,000,000 - Greater London
100,000,000 - Germany
1,000,000,000 - N and S Americas

The UK's electric power consumption and what the sources are. Shows the current mix of gas turbines, wind farms, and imports from abroad. gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

It's normally a good idea to enable 2FA, such as requiring Google Authenticator codes, but which websites support it? And which websites don't take the security of your data seriously enough? twofactorauth.org/

A private company will launch astronauts to the International Space Station tomorrow. This is the first manned launch from the US since 2011. planetary.org/blogs/crew-drago

Voting for government positions over the internet is still a bad idea: little or no secrecy, and a dubious chain of trust freedom-to-tinker.com/2020/05/

PingFS is the only true cloud storage. Computers respond to ping by repeating back whatever you sent. Your files are stored in ping packets, in-flight across the internet. Don't store any data, the internet will remind you. code.kryo.se/pingfs/

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross is on iPlayer in the UK. Happy little trees, happy little path. bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m00

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