the idea that there is a neat division where politics, not in the specific electoral sense but in the broader meaning, ends, and that polite folks should not speak of it but instead leave it to the political class we have assigned it to, is antidemocratic and frankly white supremacist in its effect
@PublicChaffinch You are Gary Sambrook and I claim my £5
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US politics, *mis*information
@peter sorry the CW should probably be "misinformation" rather than "disinformation", as it's not being spread intentionally to decieve.
US politics, disinformation
@peter Cadwalladr is wrong.
Johnson's/HM Government's support surged *before* he was diagnosed.
Ironic for someone who's famous for decrying fake news.
See YouGov on Twitter: https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/1311958523912294401
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"Giggle; laughable security"
@codesections Surely Hofstadter's law always applies:
"It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law."
"We value your privacy. These are Legitimate Interest Purposes!"
@peter I wish we had a competent regulator to stamp this nonsense out instead of the broken ICO lead by a wannabe Thought Leader 😩
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
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It's when people actually start using it that everything goes to shit
I've updated the animated #COVID19 case map with Week 32 data. Oldham really standing out in the final week.
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