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The Guardian: 1821 Mode

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:31:35 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://1821-mode.theguardian.com/

"Some agreeable sentiments from our friends and fellows

Leading newspaper editors and publishers from around the world have paid

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Context Clues in the Era of #MeToo

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:30:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://alexandraerin.substack.com/p/context-clues-in-the-era-of-metoo

"We heard so many times during the too-long reign of Donald Trump that it
wasn’t the business of straight news reporters to tell us who was lying, they
only reported who said what and trusted us to recognize the obvious, absurd,

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Have Australians in India been abandoned because people of colour are seen as ‘less’ Australian?

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:28:52 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/commentisfree/2021/may/07/have-australians-in-india-been-abandoned-because-people-of-colour-are-seen-as-less-australian>

"Government ministers have insisted that protecting the public health of
Australians was the foremost consideration behind its decision. And perhaps
that is true, that consciously, our leaders made a snap decision in the best

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John Gustafson presents: Beyond Floating Point – Next Generation Computer Arithmetic

Fri, 14 May 2021 06:27:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://insidehpc.com/2017/02/john-gustafson-presents-beyond-floating-point-next-generation-computer-arithmetic/>

“A new data type called a “posit” is designed for direct drop-in replacement
for IEEE Standard 754 floats. Unlike unum arithmetic, posits do not require
interval-type mathematics or variable size operands, and they round if an

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By 2030, it won’t make sense to own a petrol or diesel car

Thu, 13 May 2021 05:47:52 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://thedriven.io/2021/05/06/by-2030-it-wont-make-sense-to-own-a-petrol-or-diesel-car/>

"Countries and states around the world are already mandating the ban of
internal combustion engine (ICE) cars within the next decade.

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India’s rich are not the only ones fleeing the Covid crisis on private jets, says CEO

Thu, 13 May 2021 05:46:32 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/07/jetsetgo-ceo-indias-rich-are-not-the-only-ones-fleeing-covid-crisis.html>

"The situation in India has become so dire that even upper-middle class
families are pooling their resources to make an escape, its co-founder and CEO
Kanika Tekriwal told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia.”

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The gas war is heating up and it’s only just getting started

Thu, 13 May 2021 05:42:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-gas-war-is-heating-up-and-its-only-just-getting-started/>

"A decent proportion of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions come not from power
or cars but from gas burned in homes, for cooking, water heating and space
heating. And a new report from The Age’s Tom Cowie and Nick O’Malley shows that

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How Star Trek: Discovery’s Anthony Rapp Found Dungeons & Dragons Again

Thu, 13 May 2021 05:40:50 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/how-star-trek-discoverys-anthony-rapp-found-dungeons-dragons-again/>

"During the pandemic, one thing has become clear: the need for play is great
and can’t be denied. The nerds of yesteryear who played Dungeons & Dragons,
grokked Spock, and looked for ways to express their geekiness, have found

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New "James Burke's Connections"

Wed, 12 May 2021 05:50:05 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://twitter.com/BadAstronomer/status/1390119570829189123

"I've been saying for DECADES we need another "Connections". One of the
greatest science show of all time, and a big influence on me when I was young."

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Wetter the better: Gothenburg’s bold plan to be world’s best rainy city

Wed, 12 May 2021 05:48:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/06/wetter-the-better-gothenburgs-bold-plan-to-be-worlds-best-rainy-city>

"It rains nearly 40% of the time in the Swedish city – so why not try to make
the most of it?"

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