February 27th, 2018

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Interesting Links for 27-02-2018

Norwegian lessons for Brexit Britain - could the EEA be the answer we're looking for?
(tags: europe uk )
The Vulkan graphics API is coming to macOS and iOS, but no thanks to Apple
(tags: graphics apple )
No affordable housing is being built in Manchester city centre - and the local Labour council is not improving things
(tags: labour manchester housing OhForFucksSake )
An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game
(tags: ai law )
24 per cent drop in road casualties since 20mph rolled out in Edinburgh
(tags: transport safety speed Edinburgh GoodNews scotland )
Harry Potter wizard school will open in East Lothian this summer
(tags: harrypotter scotland )
Labour still want to end freedom of movement
(tags: Labour Europe UK immigration OhForFucksSake )
Why Remain can’t understand Leave
(tags: Europe uk empathy rules )
Brexit: Labour plan to keep UK in customs union with EU is 'an option not a commitment', says Corbyn's team
(tags: uk europe labour )
On the seraphic terror of the two scariest entities in popular fantasy literature: Tom Bombadil and The Sorting Hat.
(tags: lotr harrypotter )
Moana is an inversion of The Little Mermaid
(tags: Disney movies )
'They Don't Want to Include Women Like Me.' Sex Workers Say They're Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement
(tags: abuse sexwork OhForFucksSake society )
Woman Who Lied to Police About 3 Black Men Raping and Kidnapping Her Faces Zero Years in Prison
(tags: racism USA fraud rape OhForFucksSake )
‘Frankenstein’ Manuscript Shows the Evolution of Mary Shelley’s Monster
(tags: history scifi horror frankenstein writing )
Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on the Hottest Nights?
(tags: sleep materials )
How Girls and Women "Camouflage" Their Autism
(tags: autism women psychology society )
Counting to one million would take me 55 days. How about you?
(tags: numbers time viaElfy )
Being motivated doesn't increase your IQ test score
(tags: motivation iq Intelligence )

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In which I get to sit in on a Mozilla Firefox meeting

Since Tab Mix Plus lost most of its functionality (when Firefox moved to a new WebExtensions model) the main thing I've missed has been "Open URLs in a new tab by default".

And as there are now WebExtension abilities to open search results in a new tab and open bookmarks in a new tab I opened a bug to do likewise for URLs.

And then got invited to dial into the Firefox Addons team's online meeting, which I duly did (using IRC for the first time in about 20 years, and a video-conferencing system I hadn't tried before). It was professionally run, the people were all reasonable, and my bug was approved to be worked on, so I'm hopeful that it'll be available at some point!

Having been using Firefox since it was called Phoenix it was pretty awesome to play even a tiny part in making it better.



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