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Overthinking reviewer comments during R&R's is my new hobby.

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anyone in the Fediverse have experience navigating the United States mental health systems? Particularly with any knowledge of longer term residential MH facilities and how to talk to mental health social workers.

I am helping a loved one, and trying to figure it out mostly on my own.. and it’s real hard.

Boosts very welcome.

In case you weren’t aware, here’s one of the many ways unregulated electronics bought online can be dangerous. A regulation Australian IEC cable must have 3x 0.75mm²+ double-insulated stranded copper conductors. This cable appears to meet that requirement at first glance — it’s marked that way on the outside, and cutting in, the PVC colours are wrong but otherwise appear okay.

But then, scrape some of the copper, and it suddenly turns silver. It’s CCA, or Copper-Clad Aluminium. A sneaky and cheap but worse conductor. The aluminium holds up much worse to corrosion and bending, and will crumble to powder inside the cables over time. Through this process it will increase its resistance, turning into a fire-starter. Very dangerous and invisible without destroying the cable to examine it. #safety #psa

TPM vulnerability 

Our GDPR training had a question about whether Bitlocker (and equivalents) was sufficient to not worry about a security breach in the case of a lost/stolen device. I said it wasn't.

And here's a nice little POC!

I need to do GDPR revalidation, and if I get that question wrong again, I'm complaining to the head of that department.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

Tory idiocy, climate crisis 

I think the headline says it all: BoJo's climate spokesperson drives an old diesel... 🤦‍♂️

independent.co.uk/news/uk/poli

GCSEs were a good idea once, but they are now distorting UK classroom teaching, school management and political discussions. It's time they were retired gracefully.

gemini://rochelimit.uk/article

Also on web:
wordsmith.social/rochelimit/th

UK politics, Tory idiocy 

It's so ironic seeing Steve Baker bitch about cost of living increases after pushing for Brexit 'at all costs'.

theguardian.com/society/2021/a

The paper is properly out. Unfortunately, JIBP (and JIBS) aren't on the list of gold OA journals 😞

link.springer.com/article/10.1

Even my dad is aware of Cursed Project by its name. 🤣

was trying to think of some sort of joke combining the Five Eyes intelligence alliance and the Five Guys burger chain but i'm too lazy so just imagine that i tooted such a joke and it was very funny and you enjoyed it

UK politics 

A royal yacht. BoJo's been full of idiotic ideas, and pushing this while cutting back basic public services and constantly bitching about the budget deficit and government debt is really bad.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/j

what's it called when a company makes you sign a predatory agreement before using their software? 

a dracEULA

it's so amusing that PNAS publishes such utter shit and still rejects my papers

Caldanelle Excavation, crowdfunding campaign update, 27-07-2021 

Some days ago we started a crowdfunding campaign to restore the main wall with the arched entrance, in order to safely open for visit and deepen the excavations around.
Here's the link eppela.com/it/projects/30978-u, we already raised 600€ which is unbelievable for such a small site, the goal being 3000.

Once again, the campaign page is Italian-only, but if you'll consider a little donation I'll be more than pleased to translate it to you!

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