Seeing as this is close I'm definitely going to visit, The Sistine Chapel in Sussex – painted by the Michelangelo of Goring-by-Sea theguardian.com/artanddesign/2

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Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.

It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.

vice.com/en_us/article/bvgx9w/

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Interesting thing i’ve got going on right now is a project of mine relies on a computer model of bushfire smoke transport, which is hosted on a supercomputer at the ANU, except i can’t use it this week because it needs to be moved to a new supercomputer, and that can’t be done because the ANU campus is closed...because of bushfire smoke.

Went back to work today and somehow became convinced it was Monday so left at my usual Monday leaving time. Which is 90 minutes earlier than the time I leave for the rest of the week. Only realised when I got home. Fingers crossed no-one noticed. Oops.

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First day of not wearing brand new socks is what truly marks the end of the festivities.

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Things I did not need to realize:

We are closer to the 2038 bug than the Y2K bug.

Think I've managed not to eat any fruit or vegetables for 3 days. Just chocolates, crisps, cheese and meat.

Came across the surname Mudge today. It just sounds so much like a character from a Dickens novel!

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#Usenet is dead, right? It’s full of spam, ISP’s don’t want to provide servers for it any more, and if they do, they’re reticent to provide binaries (which were an ugly hack anyway)… but why?

Today my lower back is really stiff and sore which is making me walk like I've crapped myself. Not a good look.

Tried to sign up to 2 peertube instances but haven't got the confirmation email from either of them but have got other emails OK. What gives?

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Great to see the entrepreneurial spirit so strong in British society

Foodbank App is developed by Redemption Media, and charges £180 per year for foodbanks to use.

foodbankapp.co.uk

redemptionmedia.co.uk/apps/foo

Director of Redemption Media is Miriam Cates... new Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge

beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/com

#UKPOL #conservatives

Today is St Lucia's day which used to mark the start of Yule (or jul). It's the old north European winter solistice festive that got co-opted by the Christian church to become the festive period. Basically they'd have 12 days of feasts and partying during the darkest days of the year.

The Christmas edition of the Radio Times is out. Genuinely excited by this.

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