UK Politics union Show more
PCS wins £3million check-off compensation | Public and Commercial Services Union
RIP OAPL: Academic "Predatory Publisher" disappears, taking legitimate as well as dodgy papers with it
Another crap run this morning, was aiming for a post-injury best but ended up 15 s/km slower than last time. Dunno what's wrong, been doing things by the book & worked hard, at the end the dripping sweat sounded like rain. #running
"Google+ has been shuttered, I should air how awful the project and exec team was" https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1049523067506966529.html
Apparently Laurel and Hardy used 3000 cream pies for this 3 minute short:
Economics politics UK Show more
Interesting takedown of the "UK public finances near bottom of IMF league table" story:
Terrible run this morning: feeling exhausted, several different pains. Don't know why as Tuesday's went well, this was 2 min/km slower. #running
Good info-graphic which is much easier and quicker to read than the Guardian Long Read thats been in my Pocket for a week or so. Still pretty long though.
How to Ram Through a Vehicular Roadblock
Great piece on index typewriters, (i.e., not QWERTY), their varieties, their impact. For the old-typewriter/machine nerds, lots of cool photos!
"[I]ndex typewriters played an important role in making new tools and technology for ‘writing’ approachable, new manuscript practices, new design considerations acceptable and popular"
Thought: "It's been two working hours and the school, PTA, class and year groups haven't bugged me, I wonder if email is down?" #parenting
Economics climate change Show more
Interesting take on the #economics Nobel as a snub to more radical climate change approaches:
Today in News of the Obvious Show more
If charged by a moose, run away as fast as possible:
It's probably a bad idea to get your amygdala removed to make yourself fearless:
Diary! Reading: "Conclave". Watching: "Ready Player One". Links.
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