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"Watch this space. There’s a pretty good chance that the big data scandal of the 2024 Election is unfolding on your Facebook feed right now."

'Instead of these three paths, the Fourth Way seeks to provide an alternative in which a student can seek to find a sense of mastery while still living their everyday life.'

As A.J.P. Taylor observed of the French Emperor Napoleon III, he “learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.” Is Xi Jinping a Chinese version of Napoleon III?

And does Tocqueville's dictum also apply, that "the most critical moment for bad governments is the one which witnesses their first steps toward reform"?

"Plagiarist" was the term for kidnappers in Ancient Rome. Marcus Valerius Martialis, a Roman poet of (1st century AD), is supposed to be the first one to use this term to refer to literary theft.

#copyright #plagiarism #ancientrome #martialis #history

We're helping a client with their digital strategy & an important part of it is hiring their first-ever Product Lead!

If you're into #productmanagement and want to help with the #climatecrisis this could be the perfect position for you 🌱


Originally posted on the bird site by @tylermorganwall

New ! The Earth's submarine fiber optic cable network, visualized in with .


Rayrender Github:

> Count Dracula was 412 when he moved to England in search of new blood.
> Sauron was 54,000 years old when he forged the One Ring.
> Cthulhu had seen galaxies flare into life and fade to darkness before he put madness in the minds of men.
> It's never too late to follow your dreams!

—Angry Robot Books, April 17 2021 🐘

Digital tech was so much more exciting and fun when it was a nice-to-have that we tinkered with in our spare time, not a byzantine mess of constantly changing infrastructure that we depend on for dozens of essential daily functions.

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Reposting from Twitter.

[RT @BathPresTrust]
The Bath & Colonialism Archive Project is looking for a Website Developer to work with us and partners @bathabbey and @bathnesBRO on a @UkNatArchives funded project. To find out more follow link below

Hmm… 🤔so is my diagnostic data linked to me or not linked to me?

Well, with that much data linked to me I won’t be using that app, but still… paradox…

Another excellent Essay by Niall Ferguson. Certainly much to disagree with, but the candour about what he got wrong and the wonderful reference to the late great R.G. Collingwood’s analogy about the woodsman makes for an illuminating read.

Vying with ‘The Pope is Catholic’ for the gold medal for most obvious news article:

‘The U.S. has not seen evidence that the Taliban’s newly formed government will be as inclusive as promised, and it appears to be "more of the same" with "many of the same actors," according to Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin.’

‘The home secretary will step up her efforts to prevent the social media company rolling out encrypted messaging to all its platforms by giving support to a series of aggressive advertisements.’

I know dystopia is becoming reality when I see a debate about privacy and find myself on the same side as FB.

For those who think ‘too many tabs open’ is a modern phenomenon. Think again. 🙃

📖🕵️ If you enjoy reading a well-researched spy novel, “A Shadow Intelligence” by Oliver Harris should be right up your alley:

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