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Everything at 55 and 57 Tufton St
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5 days ago by yorksranter
Adam Boulton mocked my working class accent, proving exactly why we need more people like me in media and politics | The Independent
“How come you sound like you’re on EastEnders?” This was a question I was asked in my first few weeks at Oxford University. I was reminded of this ignorance when a prominent broadcast journalist mocked me on Twitter for sounding like where I come from, while simultaneously accusing me of putting on my accent to “send a signal”.
snobbery  everydaysnobbery  to_blog 
5 days ago by yorksranter
Why WhatsApp Became a Hotbed for Rumors and Lies in Brazil | WIRED
Facebook took an interesting step in Brazil to stem the deleterious effect of WhatsApp: It limited the message-forwarding feature to 20 people, down from the previous limit of 250. That brings the limit below what’s known as Dunbar’s number, which is the number of strong social relationships a person can maintain (somewhere around 150)
whatsapp  facebook  dunbar  socialgraph  networks  ovum  to_blog 
11 days ago by yorksranter
From RAF to IFA: The man standing up to poor DB transfer advice | Illuminate
Within 24 hours, he got chatting to someone else by the pool after hearing their Neath Port Talbot accent. Al heard how this person’s friend had just transferred out of the British Steel Pension Scheme for £1,500.
pensions  to_blog  lowtrustsociety 
13 days ago by yorksranter
The Brexit Blog: What did the People's Vote march achieve?
mostly, reinforcing a long term consistuency for breturn.
brexit  afoe  to_blog 
13 days ago by yorksranter
How Programmable Calculators and a Sci-Fi Story Brought Soviet Teens Into the Digital Age - IEEE Spectrum
In response, the computer scientist Andrei Ershov quipped that coding and typing were not mutually exclusive. Ershov was head of the Akademgorodok Computer Center [PDF] in the Siberian science city of Akademgorodok, and he had emerged as the computer literacy campaign’s key promoter. In stark contrast to Fredkin, he viewed computer literacy as nurturing a set of intellectual habits, which he called “algorithmic thinking.”
ershov  programming  ussr  hp64  education  to_blog 
15 days ago by yorksranter
A confidence vote on Theresa May's future would be the Brexiteers' worst nightmare -
That is the Brexiteers’ fatal problem. For all the huff and puff and calls for a new leader, a confidence vote could be May’s best option and their worst. Of all the cards that the Eurosceptic MPs have to play, a confidence vote is their equivalent of calling someone’s bluff in a game of poker only to reveal a five as your highest card.
brexit  tories  to_blog 
15 days ago by yorksranter
Theresa May has only one real option for survival left — a soft Brexit - Business Insider
it is the only available option left which has a potential majority in parliament. With Labour committed to maintaining a customs union with the EU, while maintaining the "exact same benefits" of the single market, a soft Brexit is the only option that has even the possibility of securing their support. Even if dozens of Conservative MPs and the DUP were to vote against May, the deal could still potentially pass thanks to the support of hundreds of Labour MPs.
labour  brexit  maytheresa  tories  to_blog  greatgoodcorrect 
24 days ago by yorksranter
When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn - The New York Times
At least they got him to ditch that GS3. more seriously there's an interesting security challenge here
trump  security  to_blog  gsm  iphone 
24 days ago by yorksranter
Inside China's internment camps: tear gas, Tasers and textbooks |
The centres should "teach like a school, be managed like the military, and be defended like a prison", said one document, quoting Xinjiang's party secretary Chen Quanguo.

To build new, better Chinese citizens, another document argued, the centres must first "break their lineage, break their roots, break their connections, and break their origins".
china  xinjiang  afp  journalism  horror  to_blog 
24 days ago by yorksranter
A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military - The New York Times
One of the most dangerous campaigns came in 2017, when the military’s intelligence arm spread rumors on Facebook to both Muslim and Buddhist groups that an attack from the other side was imminent, said two people.
genocide  facebook  burma  gsm  to_blog 
4 weeks ago by yorksranter
How a disastrous change in perspective disempowered the left and let the right rise | Jeff Sparrow | US news | The Guardian
This is inevitably going to be a bad book but I think the idea that someone accidentally managed to define stupid people as a marketing demographic is genius
marketing  politics  stupidity  to_blog 
6 weeks ago by yorksranter
Corbyn uses conference speech to tell May he would back Brexit deal on Labour's terms – Politics live | Politics | The Guardian
You've got to love this. "Much of Labour’s vision for a more sustainable and fair country is absolutely right"
cbi  labour  corbyn  politics  to_blog 
7 weeks ago by yorksranter

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