August 17th, 2017


Interesting Links for 17-08-2017

A Breakthrough In Solid-State Batteries (still two years away though, so not holding my breath)
(tags: batteries )
Those Brexit Negotiations – abridged
(tags: uk europe )
Edinburgh Gothic (the most accurate description of living here during the festival)
(tags: Edinburgh festival satire )
The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video
(tags: videos Education testing )
Weight-gain receptor linked to antipsychotic drugs
(tags: drugs weight mentalhealth )
Lothian Buses announce diversions for the Leith Street Closure
Actually works out well for me.
(tags: Edinburgh transport buses )
What Is the Alt-Left? For Starters, Not a Thing
(tags: politics language )
London Pride report questions organisers approach on diversity
(tags: lgbt diversity )
This is the disruption caused by a drone flying near to Gatwick
(tags: drone airplanes video )
The origin of complex life on Earth just got a little less mysterious
(tags: life )
N.K. Jemisin's Hugo-Winning The Fifth Season Is Being Adapted for TV
(tags: tv scifi nkjemisin )
Steve Bannon brands far right 'losers' and contradicts Trump in surprise interview
(tags: politics usa )
What mistakes in your experience does management keep making?
(tags: management )
More than 200 jurors were excused from Martin Shrekli's trial. Because they hate him.
I honestly thought this was satire when I first read it.
(tags: funny law usa )
Woman Banned from US After Border Agent Finds Proof of Drug Use on Phone
Have I mentioned how I've lost all interest in visiting the USA?
(tags: usa security OhForFucksSake drugs )
Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial
(tags: allergies GoodNews )
If the media covered the US riots the same way it covers them in other countries
Actually, 80% of this article _is_ the way that other countries cover the USA. Other than the obviously satirical bits this could have been an article in The Independent
(tags: media journalism satire usa )

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What I plan to do for my birthday, by Andrew Ducker Age 44 362/365

Monday is my birthday, and to celebrate Jane is going to show me around Paris for a long weekend. We're off tomorrow morning, and arriving back on my actual Birthday (Monday), which is _also_ the anniversary of the first time she hugged me (after she came to the airport to meet me off the plane back from my trip around the Southlands).

I arrived home to discover that she had made this wonder in the living room:

And I am looking forward to being allowed to open any of the things underneath it!

(Jim is being left with strict instructions that he is not allowed to eat any of the boxes. Or the tree. Or be sick on any of them. Or peek inside.)

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