Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

Normal people: "Wooah you're a scientist, you must work with loads of high tech stuff"
Manuscript websites:

Google, privacy 

Google now has a tool to request removal of PII from search results. Apparently you can do something similar with images.

krebsonsecurity.com/2022/04/yo

fuck motors 

so instead of leafblowers they are now using some handheld motorized brushes to clean the grass areas around this house, and of course they have internal combustion engines and of course they emit terrible smell and noise.

why must *everything* be so fucked up always?! 😫

uk corruption 

so much uk corruption shit is just open secrets casually unreported by consensus press "professionalism" until some frontbencher or other briefs that a specific piece of dirt needs to be leaked as compromat.

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🇨🇦 ACAB 

> Last year, video footage provided to the media showed RCMP tactical officers breaking down a door with an axe and chainsaw to arrest pipeline opponents at Coyote Camp during another protest on the territory. ... Green contrasted those incidents with reports that Alberta RCMP officers shook hands with and hugged some of the protesters who had halted traffic at the United States border crossing near Coutts, Alta., to demonstrate against pandemic health mandates.

cbc.ca/news/politics/indigenou

Hacienda analiza ajustar tax de tramos más altos de ingresos

Chile lanza plataforma que permite visualizar datos de sensores climáticos de la Antártica

NVIDIA "open-sourced" their linux graphics card driver by moving all the relevant functionality into the closed source firmware. It's marketing, nothing else.

The one and only time I’ve visited the UK I made sure to visit the British Museum, because I grew up in Egypt, and every museum there has several exhibits that are just a sign reading “we’d love to show you this, but the British stole it to put in the British Museum”

just had a... Thing through the letterbox and hoo boy this is a level beyond the creepy Falun Gong flyer we had a few months ago [cw: conspiracy nonsense, covid, antisemitism, you name it]

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