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So with the announcement that social distancing rules will probably be lifted in the UK on the 19th of July, I await the Internet experts (mainly Twitter) to start telling us all how wrong it is and that the Government is cynically killing people while having spent the last 12 months telling us the Government is abusing our human rights by closing everything down.

You know, a section of society has constantly told you every five minutes for 13,000 years that the rich are driving Britain into the ground, and yet we're still here. It seems to me someones got it wrong somewhere?
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WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
No, they are driving it into their pockets. Always have been.
So the statement still stands. They are sat in their towers counting their money, and yet the so-called 'downtrodden' are still here. There was probably two Roman Legionnaires moaning on Hadrian's wall "That fooking Nero and his cronies........."

"The open-source community was understandably irked by these changes."

They can be irked as much as they like; it's not their train set. #LeSigh
https://www.slashgear.com/audacity-open-source-audio-editor-has-become-spyware-05681012/

I wonder if "Please hold for the next available advisor" is code for "Fook Off!"?

Kim Leadbeater (Labour) won with 13,296 votes, a majority of just 323. I wonder if the result would have been the same if she was not Jo Cox's sister?
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I made it to Friday. I just gotta make it to 5 pm.

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๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ '๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ต' ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—จ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚.

Nothing like a lick of paint to make things look fresh.

https://twitter.com/omgubuntu/status/1409883891863900162
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Amazon denies photos of Matt Hancock came from one of its doorbells.


You have to wonder what the point is of ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜€ when other members of staff start emailing you: "Have you seen the ticket Dave created?"

We'll Duh!

Everyone is complaining about Matt Hancock breaking social distancing rules, yet everyone is trying to get to Wimbledon or a football match. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Thomas mastodon (AP)
And they broke the rules for uefa officially. Commerce, profit. Deal with it.

WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
Given this government's record so far, probably not.

Sredni Vashtar friendica
Well, boys and girls, we made it through to Friday.
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Intrigued to know how many people asked their Google assistant, "What day is it today?" I'll hold my hand up and admit I asked my Google mini this morning.
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It's dang hot today. ๐Ÿ‘

That moment having said repeatedly for years, "Do not quote me for items that you do not have in stock!" and yet they go straight ahead and quote you for equipment they do not have in stock! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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Hands up all those who remember people walking around shouting at the top of their voice into their mobile phone? Not because the recipient couldn't hear but to ensure you looked and saw they had a mobile phone. Encryption is pretty much the same. 90% of the population doesn't need it, but if you want to look like Billy-Big-Bollocks, you let everyone know you use it.
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WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
TBF, some people always shout into phones. My wife included.
I sometimes say "Can you speak up a bit?
Mrs Madowlady at number 5 can't quite hear you"
LOL. My Mrs is deaf in one ear. We often say to her "Can you turn the TV up a bit more, the guy in Manchester can't quite hear it!"

Douglas Adams โ€” 'This must be Thursday,' said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. 'I never could get the hang of Thursdays.'

๐˜๐˜ต'๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ!
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WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
Thursday was always the busiest day at the opticians where the wife used to work, so we always went out for a meal and a pint or two on Thursday night. :)
We always seem to get the swine who leave it till the last minute at about a quarter to five on a Friday.

Free OpenSuSE Tee Shirt, anybody?
https://robbinespu.gitlab.io/blog/2021/06/15/openSUSE-VirtualConf-21/
I suspect it would be honourable if you actually attended. I'm not sure saying: "I was there virtually." is a tad naughty. ;-)
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Every single Tech based podcast will be talking about today's outage on the Interwebs. #LeSigh
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It's funny how people on Mastodon think EVERYONE is on the Fediverse.

People on Twitter think EVERYONE is on Twitter.

People on Facebook think EVERYONE is on FB

"I only know of it because you mention it and you're the only person I know uses it."
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Happy Birthday @redbrain
Just because we don't speak doesn't mean I've forgotten you.๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿฅณ ๐Ÿป

Shaking my English fist at clouds as they play silly buggers with the light switch: "Sun on, Sun off. Sun on, Sun off." #ukweather
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A couple of months ago, I told the window cleaner to come every other month rather than every month. He actually got his arse in hand with me.

He was due yesterday but didn't show up (Talk about immature), so we got a new old school one yesterday. A man with a bucket and a ladder rather than the other twat and his hosepipe pole and his "I don't need to dry them I put a chemical in the wash. WTF?
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I've been watching Undercover on Netflix. It's a Belgian-Dutch crime drama about undercover cops. I started out liking Bob Lemmens, the main character, but now I kind of wanna see him get his comeuppance tbh. Thoroughly enjoying it, though.

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It's Friday, ya bunch of ferret worriers!
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Hoping to find some time for social media today.
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Thomas mastodon (AP)
Oh no, what have we done to you? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
The weather's too nice to be pratting around on Social Media. Plus I'm working from Hฬถoฬถmฬถeฬถ Garden today.

Dodged another bullet. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57280418
They'll be calling him The Teflon Don soon.
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That's a point. If you fill out a car insurance request on GoCompare, for example, it will ask you how many days a week you drive? For the last year, my car has hardly moved off the drive! So that's a tough one to answer truthfully.
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WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
yeas, my 2017 Prius PHEV has only just passed the 30K mark, and for 18 months of the llast 4 years it was my company car, doing a minimum of 250 miles a week.
I used to do more than 30K a year at one time.


@stannard I've just looked at your Bio. You want to eat Nigella Lawson? She'd probably want to snort coke off your bum if you believe what the papers say.
stannard mastodon (AP)
Thats my girl !
I think she is gorgeous and if I play my cards right.......

FOSDEM switches networks. No surprise there, then.
https://fosdem.org/2021/news/2021-05-26-libera/
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Pfft! I'd say a good 80% of it is already here.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57122120
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ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
I think We live in a mix between 1984 and Brave New World.Surveillance everywhere but people happily sharing their data.
It always makes me smile that everyone in the FOSS community thinks that the world at large (Which is a billion times bigger than the FOSS community) thinks the same as them in terms of security when in reality, Joe Public couldn't give a toss. Millions of devices are out there with no AVโ€”millions of people using their DOB as a password. My Missus uses passwords that would make you cry! And as for sharing data.......

I wondered how long it would take insurance companies to implement Lie Detection. Thank The Pond Gods; this lot have dropped the idea.
https://www.theregister.com/2021/05/26/ai_insurance_lemonade/
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The Freenode saga reminds me of Github. Everyone is flocking to librachat (We like Libra)https://librairc.net/
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Here's something to cheer you up. The clocks go back in 22 weeks 5 days
https://www.gov.uk/when-do-the-clocks-change
Alan mastodon (AP)
...and the days start to get shorter from 22nd June ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Creative Commons is celebrating 20 Years
https://creativecommons.org/20-years/
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Please don't say it too loudly, but I have the patio door open. It's actually stopped raining!
Alan mastodon (AP)
It rained when I walked to the station and then stopped when I got there earlier.

Where were your patio doors then, huh?
I've had to close it now. It's gone a bit cold. The dog looked at me as if I'm some sort of jailer!

Is it just me that finds it ironic that people on Twitter et al. are posting messages saying, "I don't have any money to buy in the dip"
So let me get this right, You've no money yet you want to invest in #crypto, which is currently haemorrhaging money, and you're hoping someone will flip you a few quid with your "Get Rich Quick sฬถcฬถhฬถeฬถmฬถeฬถ gamble."
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Adam friendica (via ActivityPub)
I don't think it takes any brains to be able to handle a phone and post on social media.

I'm trying hard to not resemble my remarks, but... ;-)

Gasp! No! Not yet another political leader with shady financial dealings?
https://order-order.com/2021/05/25/jeremy-corbyn-accused-of-failing-to-declare-legal-support/
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WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
Shame, he could have done half a room in Boris's flat with that!
Half a room? With lawyers fees, he could have done the whole flat and possibly No1. 10 staircases!
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