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Tiens, un différend frontalier entre le Canada est le Danemark serait sur le point d'être réglé (sous réserve de ratification)

Vous avez sûrement entendu parler de cette "guerre du whiskey", que je trouve très drôle:

Fun fact 1: Le Canada et le Danemark n'ont chacun qu'une seule frontière terrestre, et doubleront donc leur nombre de pays limitrophes

Fun fact 2: Ce sera une des plus courtes frontières du monde

Back! I don't with what they spiced their coffee but I was a lot faster on the way back!

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Morning cycle ride to St Ives.
There was a coffee truck conveniently located near the river. I had to stop! ☕ 🥐

Time to go back home.

I've been pairing with a junior colleague on one of our dev servers using . It's been a fun experience. I've showed him how we could even chat by typing commented out commands.

Our other colleagues might be surprised if/when they poke about in the history. :D

covid rant 

We still have a plague. You can catch it more than once, and each time is worse than the last. Each time, you have a chance of horrid symptoms lasting months, years, or the rest of your lives.

Why are people I care about going to conferences, gatherings, indoor concerts, and so on? Planes??? Are you fucking kidding me?

Sigh. :flan_piteous:

ukpol, Imperial measurements consultation 

In an attempt to bolster support from the Mail & Express crowd, the UK government's launched a consultation with the intent of permitting Imperial measurements as the primary or sole units for goods for sale.

If you'd like to weigh in, the consultation document and form are here:

The form is an ODT (like docx, but from LibreOffice et al), and you need to either email it back to them, or post it.

It closes on Aug 26, so, no hurry. It'll be worth considering good answers, particularly as the questions are heavily weighted toward the goal of Imperial measurement, but answers are completely free-form, so you have full latitude to express your sentiments.

Nouvelles #photos splendides de @IanCykowski qui
indifférent au jubilé de la reine, a exploré à nouveau les parties montagneuses du Lake District

encourager son travail

I see people are doing #Introductions.

I teach university mathematics (modelling, combinatorics, game theory, history, programming) in the UK. I also research university-level educational practice. Recent papers including teaching programming, automated assessment & play and problem-solving:

I'm one of the editors at @aperiodical.

I'm a Vice President of

I co-host a podcast Mathematical Objects with @stecks

Out of spa—

Holocaust Memorial Day 

Something I wrote last year but is eternally relevant.


Today is the Israeli Holocaust Memorial Day, and I would like to talk about the Nazi book burning.

The first and largest book burning, the one pictured right here, is quite well known, but what's less well known is that 20000 out of the 25000 books burned that night came from Magnus Hirschfeld's Institute of Sex Research library.

Magnus Hirschfeld was a key promoter of LGBTQ rights.

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