US politics 

US politics 

Yikes. I visited Venice this time of year a couple of years ago and the flooding wasn't so bad.

Still slipped on a slab of wet marble and ended up limping and unable to take stairs normally for a week.

BBC News: Flooded Venice battles new tidal surge BBC News - Flooded Venice battles new tidal surge
bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50

The good news: It took 2.5 weeks, but the PO for my new laptop was finally raised.

The bad news: Looks like IT guy specced it wrong.

Can I downgrade to Previous IT Guy, even though he's in a different department now?

UK politics 

Wow, Associated Press actually ran something on the debate over the significance of statistical significance!!!

AP News: Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire

apnews.com/12cf3d07354c47b3b9b

Web and Nextcloud hosting 

UCL finally updated their PDF software recommendations: PDF SAM for most use cases, and individuals can purchase their own copy of Nuance's current editor for ยฃ120 through IT. Way to save money and not push decade-old unpatched crap. It only took five years of my complaining.

UK politics, academics 

Trying to write a personal letter for a job application as statistician.

The page is just blank.

I have no idea what to write.

Bolivia 

Campaign of #Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: "Stop Death by Overwork"

US politics weirdness, UCLA 

Hi everyone! Which are your recommended readings on intersectional feminism and technology?

Instance updates 

best thing i've ever heard about labels: "as any cat will tell you, putting yourself in a box is completely different from someone else putting you in a box"

UK immigration, higher education 

climate change, ocean warming, Arctic, food security 

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