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maybe if we all hope hard enough, twitter will never come back

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The President of the United States is dosed up on steroids and the birdsite is down. The missiles take 45 minutes to reach their targets

Erik Abetz is a disgraceful embarrassment. I don’t know how these Senators manage to be in the same room as him week after week. theguardian.com/australia-news

His Great-Uncle was a Nazi war criminal, shall we demand Abetz denounce the Nazis once a month?

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Get excited! The linux.conf.au 2021 Call for Sessions & Call for Miniconfs are open from now until 6th Nov 2020.

Our theme centres around a question many of us have been asking ourselves in 2020: "So what’s next?”.

If you have ideas or developments you’d like to share with the open source community at linux.conf.au 2021 in Jan, we’d love to hear from you.

lca2021.linux.org.au/news/call

The most amusing part of this to me, apart from her comment about an expressway being "lovely" - is that Tasmania was one of the first places in Australia to get NBN (which means they got the proper one) and has a surprisingly large "remote" open source tech community. theguardian.com/australia-news

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markets bring efficiencies

[sniffs a big bag full of glue]

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If I were the NSW Police I would simply beat and restrain a professor of law specialising in legal reform at the university he works at

smh.com.au/national/nsw/police

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If you're a Premier and you haven't had an attempted vote of no confidence this week, are you even trying?

The comments on this are hilarious:

"Whoever made this need their salary doubled"

"This will be the most viewed video in the history of DukeUni, you're never going to top this."

"Whatever Duke is I should've gone to it."

"I forgot to wear a mask and now I'm infected with these SICK BEATS"

"It's hard to comprehend that we live in a world where 54 people disliked this."

"Think of all the kids who will never know they were conceived to this song."

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This is such an excellent article. ✈️ 💨 🙅🏻

'In the near term – a timescale that matters enormously to climate change – the only way to decarbonise aviation is to fly less. As an option, that seemed plumb absurd until this year, when we were forced to learn how to live without planes.'

theguardian.com/world/2020/sep

Yet again I am reminded of how much cost (time, energy, hard cash) is forced upon educational institutions, libraries and scholars by the fact of scholarly publishers locking their articles up - ON TOP of the subscription costs.

Friends you must watch this amazing synth-pop guide to Duke University Library's "Library Take Out" service: youtube.com/watch?v=e1iGEM9NMF

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Covid VIC 

Seriously, you could draw a cause-and-effect diagram of people who get COVID, don't disclose from fear of recrimination, a media who is dead-set on exposing every single violation, and the inability to decrease case numbers at the tail-end.

COVID-19 

Looks like pretty much every current COVID case in regional Victoria is linked to one dickhead who lives with someone who works at the butcher in Chadstone:

abc.net.au/news/2020-10-13/vic

In case anyone was wondering how contagious it is.

Reminiscing about this wonderful moment from January. A simpler time.

youtu.be/5wpV3lHK90o?t=11

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I'm writing a Python tutorial. Anyone out there who doesn't know how to program at all and wants to take a look?

I didn't understand most of this, but it was still kind of interesting:

danluu.com/deconstruct-files/

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