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Interesting Links for 01-04-2020


Interesting Links for 31-03-2020

The slice of bread here was made with leavening cultures sampled from ancient Egyptian baking vessels, using ancient Emmer wheat, with an ancient Egyptian recipe, using ancient Egyptian baking tools, and no oven!
(tags:bread history viaDanielDWilliam )
And now the police are getting overexcited about Easter eggs!
(tags:OhForFucksSake police Easter eggs )
"Panic Buying" was about 15% higher than normal shopping levels. And spending has already returned to normal levels
Of course, my local supermarket had no pasta and almost no bread when I was in last...
(tags:shopping money )
Hungary hands unlimited power to Orban, with no time limit
(tags:pandemic fascism hungary )
Alex Salmond was a bully and a sex pest, his own QC says on train
(tags:abuse OhForFucksSake )
"Whatever it takes." Getting into the specifics of fiscal policy to fight COVID-19
(tags:pandemic economics viaDanielDWilliam )
FactCheck: how many people are dying from Covid-19 in the UK? 
(tags:death pandemic virus uk )
UK faces cardboard shortage due to coronavirus crisis
(tags:materials packaging Doom uk recycling )
This is terribly cute and I must do something similar for Sophia when she's older
(tags:children adventure )
The Empire State Building looks amazing right now
(tags:design colour video pandemic newyork USA )
Orangutans and otters pictured playing together in photos shared by Belgian zoo
(tags:otters orangutan zoo cute )
Posiopaths: Positive only attitude can be toxic
(tags:emotion communication negativity )

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Interesting Links for 30-03-2020


Interesting Links for 29-03-2020


Interesting Links for 28-03-2020

The Chloroquine research paper looks incredibly fraudulent. And the lead researcher has a history of fake research
(tags:research fraud virus OhForFucksSake )
Boris Johnson on coronavirus - 'I shook hands with everybody'
(tags:BorisJohnson pandemic OhForFucksSake )
COVID-19 and the English NHS—a national scandal
(tags:pandemic NHS epicfail UK England )
Extreme social distancing - Commercial submarine trips to the bottom of the Marianas Trench are now available!
(tags:Ocean tourism )
Stunning visualisation of where the people who went to Spring Break beach parties went next...
(tags:pandemic video doom )
This is how the American Primary system looks from the rest of the world
(tags:usa politics comic )
"Shaping Humanity" - an artist visualises their evolution from ape to modern day
(tags:evolution video )
Looking at the minutes of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group of the UK government
I'd love to see the inside of their "Lessons Learned" meeting.
(tags:pandemic UK )
Michigan governor says vendors 'being told not to send stuff' to her state — after Trump bashed her
(tags:USA politics pandemic OhForFucksSake )
The NHS is turning to *medical fetish suppliers* for supplies. This is what the last 10 years have done to the country.
(tags:austerity NHS OhForFucksSake pandemic )
FactCheck: could we really have a coronavirus vaccine in six months? 
(tags:vaccine research time )
If major companies made ventilators (funny)
(tags:funny design satire healthcare )
A selection of Quarantine memes
(tags:pandemic meme )

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Interesting Links for 27-03-2020


Interesting Links for 26-03-2020


The bureaucracy is...not great

At the moment you basically can't get home deliveries from shops unless you're "vulnerable".

If you phone Sainsbury to register yourself as vulnerable (Jane counts, as she's pregnant) they say to register with Gov.UK.

So I go there, where there's nothing obvious, but some wandering about leads me to this page where you can register. Yay!

Except...only in England. The link for Scotland leads to this page. Which doesn't allow you to register for anything!

The risk for pregnancy isn't actually any higher, but I have friends who are actively immunocompromised, and they're in the same situation of not being able to register.

This is not ok.

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Interesting Links for 25-03-2020