Misconceptions in Astronomical History
Finally someone suggests replacing Stamp Duty with Capital Gains Tax on houses. Stamp Duty is a tax on moving to a different part of the country - it's a tax on opportunity. https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2020/jul/24/heres-an-idea-that-could-earn-the-government-400bn-in-25-years #ukpol
A review of a book about a book
Cyberspace, cybersecurity, cybermen, cybereverything https://www.spacerogue.net/wordpress/?p=655
Binary Coded Decimal, the strange world where 0x09 + 0x03 = 0x12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary-coded_decimal
NHS IT: money is wasted on centralised IT, instead of letting hospitals fix the problems which are most important to them
A map of every attempt to land on mars
Plan S: those who fund scientific research will only allow publication in open-access journals. Academic publishers charge (a lot) for access, and don't pay the scientists or reviewers. Planned for 2020, it's delayed to 2021. https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2018/09/07/open-access-with-a-vengeance
Nice small tool to wait for an application to open and close a file. Similar to inotifywait from inotify-tools, but filtered by process name.
I wrote a rust wasm go board for a pairing project at recurse: https://joy.recurse.com/posts/867-rusty-goban
The world now produces more seafood from fish farms than wild catch
Making smaller particle accelerators by using plasma wakefield acceleration
Book: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu. A sci-fi book from a Chinese perspective. #book
Privacy Badger from the EFF - automatically detects who tracks you, and blocks them https://privacybadger.org/
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