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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. theguardian.com/business/nils-

The Solar System, using the equivalent Greek gods:
- Hermes
- Aphrodite
- Gaia
- Ares
- Zeus
- Cronus
- Caelus
- Poseidon

NHS IT: money is wasted on centralised IT, instead of letting hospitals fix the problems which are most important to them
ukcampaign4change.com/2020/06/

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. blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

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.
enricozini.org/blog/2020/debia

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Book: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu. A sci-fi book from a Chinese perspective.

Privacy Badger from the EFF - automatically detects who tracks you, and blocks them privacybadger.org/

Other ways that spectre's incorrect branch prediction can cause problems - swapping the gs segment register at the wrong time. lwn.net/Articles/795637/

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