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Interesting Links for 23-01-2020

You really don't want to read the winner of the Bad Sex Award
(tags:sex awful writing )
Netflix counts you as a viewer if you watch at least 2 minutes.
(tags:netflix statistics )
I had not realised that NK Jemisin's name is from a Scottish slaveowner.
(tags:names slavery Scotland )
Being an international student in the UK is a goddamn nightmare no one should do it
(tags:work academia students immigration UK OhForFucksSake )
In Defense of Our College's Mascot, Sir Racist Von Genocide
(tags:racism satire university )
The UK ranks 28th out of 31 European countries for childcare and maternity leave
(tags:children Europe UK OhForFucksSake )
I don't think I want bone conduction headphones, but now I really want to try some
(tags:sound technology hearing )
One immune cell type appears to attack any type of cancer. Why?
(tags:cancer immune_system )
The new agricultural bill could be one of the most significant pieces of legislation for farmers in England for over 70 years. What does it mean?
(tags:farming nature UK law )
Valve opens up about Half-Life: Alyx, Source 2 engine on Reddit
(tags:games VirtualReality valve half-life )
Remember the power loaders from "Aliens"? Technology is reaching that point
(tags:cybernetics )
What Needs To Happen Before Retiring Internet Explorer?
(tags:ie web browser microsoft )
The chinese education system sounds horrific
(tags:china Education children school torture OhForFucksSake )
How sure are we about the link between lead and crime?
(tags:lead crime )
I Was Tortured for Days Thanks to Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell. A "Sorry" Would Be Nice
(tags:torture usa )
Brexit 2020: Everything you need to know about Boris Johnson's trade deal nightmare
(tags:uk trade europe doom )

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Interesting Links for 22-01-2020

There's a loophole in UK law which allows gender discrimination in some circumstances
(tags:discrimination women UK law fail )
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing (in Edinburgh for the next few months)
(tags:LeonardoDaVinci art edinburgh )
"Greatness" - a brilliant short talk on giving up control to make your organisation run better
(tags:organisation video )
Sex and religious education to be compulsory in Wales
(tags:Wales Education GoodNews sex religion )
New twist on marshmallow test: Kids depend on each other for self control
(tags:self-control psychology children cooperation )
Belgian region of Wallonia vows to block another EU trade deal, in unsubtle Brexit foreshadowing
(tags:UK Europe SouthAmerica trade Doom thefuture )
The next general election will be a Conservative-facing one: some stats
(tags:elections UK )
Magic mushrooms and LSD give sustained boost in mood after recreational use
(tags:lsd psilocybin happiness psychology psychedelics )
Pushing SNES emulation to the edge of perfection
(tags:emulation Technology )
New 'transformational' code to protect children's privacy online
(tags:privacy children internet )
Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained
(tags:apple encryption privacy )
The Crown Series 3 was up 40%. And nearly 1/3 as popular as The Witcher
(tags:tv netflix )
1969 Debut of the Sesame Street Song 'Manamana'
(tags:music SesameStreet muppets )
This is my basic problem with supervillain movies
(tags:movies comics superheroes )
I didn't know you could starve to death on a diet of rabbit
(tags:rabbits food viaSwampers )

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Interesting Links for 21-01-2020

Technical Debt Is Like a Tetris Game
(tags:Tetris programming design )
The messages in recent Doctor Who are *terrible"
(tags:drwho writing OhForFucksSake )
Gibraltar considers joining EU's Schengen open borders area to ease damage from Brexit
(tags:Gibraltar borders europe )
"And he asked specifically for eggs" - linguistic diversity in 15th century England
(tags:language history )
When there was no electricity in India, how did British officers live in the scorching heat of India?
(tags:india temperature history uk military )
Upgrading existing railways instead of building HS2 would mean no functioning railways at the weekends for 15 years
(tags:transport railways uk )
Just amazing acrobatics
(tags:amazing video )
Clearview app lets strangers find your name, info with snap of a photo
(tags:faces recognition surveillance )
The wisdom of Martin Luther King
(tags:history racism USA quotes )
People no longer believe working hard will lead to a better life
(tags:work trust society success polls )
Jess Phillips on trans women
(tags:transgender LGBT women Labour )
One reason why trans women can sometimes look more "feminine" than most women
(tags:LGBT transgender OhForFucksSake women )
Brexit: UK to decide on Gibraltar-EU travel deal
(tags:UK Europe Gibraltar )
The Y2038 problem is already causing problems
(tags:date bug doom )
Robot tanks: On patrol but not allowed to shoot
(tags:robots military )
The amount that Poland's borders have moved around (and on occasion ceased to exist) is fascinating
(tags:Poland maps animation video )
Deaf man sues Pornhub over lack of closed captions
(tags:deafness disability porn )

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