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lol. UK gov wants to build a floating trade fair and diplomacy cruise ship, then shoehorn 'security' measures into it to get around WTO international tendering. Can't make this shit up.

ft.com/content/c1297c53-15ba-4

Any ideas on how to starch/fix some paper that's been folded? Preferably without any coloring or visual difference except maybe some glossing. Varnish? Corn starch?

Saw a writing desk bureau thingy in a charity shop today and now I really want a writing desk bureau thingy.

I actually laughed at this one, which probably means I'm super lame.

Not seeing much social coverage of China expanding coal production by 100m tonnes. A HUNDRED MILLION TONNES, to keep things rolling.

If there is anyone here who'd like to work with me as a Research Associate from 1 Jan 2022 until 31 July 2023 or for a shorter period, full-time or part-time, please let me know.

Closing date is 13 Oct, no applicants so far so I will re-advertise if needed.

The post is on a research project at the intersection of embedded systems (SW&HW), programming languages, compilers, runtime systems and type theory. So if you know about any of these areas, it may suit you.

jobs.ac.uk/job/CJE549/research

Stupidly realising that an old 40W bulb is about 4x the power of my laptop. That's a quarter of the power to DO SOME AMAZING SHIT compared to just lighting a room. 🤯

Thinking through heat in the house as winter and gas prices kick in.

Current idea is to get a second hand hot water bottle, and fill it with the leftover hot water from the washing up.

Would washing up liquid and food particles degrade the rubber though? Should I "upgrade" to something more ceramic?

I used to think that the various twigs I see on redwood forest floors came from different species of trees. Then I learned that S. sempervirens will just grow different types of needles when they get big enough to have to deal with multiple climates at once. The needles start off flat and long near the ground and get shorter, thicker, and scalier as it gets warmer and drier higher up.

So these are all from coast redwoods, just from different heights in the trees.

#plants #trees

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