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This lie might be at its most nefarious when it's about Systems.

Pillar 1 and 2 #covid19 test rates in England upper tier authorities, using the latest available data from @PHE_uk@twitter.com. Leicester really does stand out. Would be great to get retrospective weekly data, but not sure how likely that is ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

Hah, I accidentally triggered Firefox's reader mode on the Mastodon UI.

It... doesn't really work (unsurprisingly)

it looks like that's where the URL bar should be but it doesn't disappear on scroll like the main browser

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Annoying that there's now a big black bar at the top of Pinafore when using Firefox Preview in PWA mode.

@nolan have you seen this happen before?

Well, I did it. I went off and wrote my own emoji picker.

I never really wanted to get this deep into emoji, but I started this project two months ago andโ€ฆ somehow, here I am. nolanlawson.com/2020/06/28/int

I'm thinking of buying a robot vacuum cleaner.

Does anyone have any recommendations? Bonus points if they're not sending data to the cloud for some mysterious reason...

I'm thinking of buying a robot vacuum cleaner.

Does anyone have any recommendations? Bonus points if they're not sending data to the cloud for some mysterious reason...

UK politics, protest 

"Police Chief urged Priti Patel to use Extinction Rebellion โ€˜opportunityโ€™ to curb protest rights"

โ€œAfter the courts rightly ruled that the policeโ€™s blanket ban on Extinction Rebellion protests last year had been unlawful, itโ€™s extremely worrying that the Metropolitan Police is apparently still seeking to curtail the right to peaceful protest.โ€

opendemocracy.net/en/met-polic

Greenpeace posts a comparison of CO2 emissions between gas, coal, wind and solar based... but they could not resists manipulating the IPCC data they used and remove nuclear power from the picture.

Let's bring it back: nuclear power should be next to Windkraft with 12 gCO2eq/kWh.

Again and again, the ACM continues to be such an embarrassment, and it is clear that there is no existing professional organization for computer scientists that has an ethical backbone.

mathematicians: "haha, look at this -- based on what we know about math right now, there's no way to make certain operations easily reversible."
computer nerds: "cool, we can use this to encrypt data in transit."
mathematicians: "nice. Though don't bet on it always being hard. I mean, we solve hard problems all the time, haha."
cryptocoin nerds: "In fact, we're going to bet trillions of dollars on it remaining hard forever."

COVID-19, NHSX app 

Whoops, NHSX forgot to make a set of documents outlining possible future development of the contect tracing app private in their Google Drive.

The contents don't exactly inspire confidence either.

wired.co.uk/article/nhs-covid-

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