Dear NZ teacher union - I reckon if you instructed the NZ gov't to implement this: openstandards.nz - they'd stop wasting about $billion/year on overpriced software, and could spend it on you instead...

And the very first comment on the story dives head first into conspiracy theory.

The Times view on homeopathic treatments: Dangerous Quackery | Comment | The Times thetimes.co.uk/article/the-tim

Adam Shaftoe on Twitter: "Soooooo I have been writing reviews for about ten years. My wife's review of Alien puts everything I have ever written to shame. "Alien is a movie where nobody listens to the smart woman, and then they all die except for the smart woman and her cat. Four stars."" twitter.com/AdamShaftoe/status

Thread by @chadhayesmd: "A : It’s Easter again, and for reasons that remain unclear to me, millions of people are spending time and money tu […]" threadreaderapp.com/thread/111

Quite a good summary of the quackery that is

It is only a matter of time before this is woven into every item of clothing we have.

Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall | UCLA newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/bes

It's the facilities that are solar powered rather than each individual , but this is still awesome. :)

## Powering Potential Expands to Peru | Open Source Initiative opensource.org/node/982

Well that's a bit of positive news for the day.

prescribing set to be blacklisted under NHS England plans | News Article | Pulse Today pulsetoday.co.uk/clinical/home

Hamilton city councillor sorry for wearing anti-vax t-shirt to autism fundraiser | Stuff.co.nz stuff.co.nz/national/health/11

"Henry expected her Vaxxed t-shirt to spark debate but didn't intend to cause offence."

This would be because she is either a fucking idiot, fucking clueless, or fucking lying.

The report is based on work of a single security company. Still an interesting read though.

WordPress accounted for 90 percent of all hacked CMS sites in 2018 | ZDNet zdnet.com/article/wordpress-ac

To be honest, I find myself well disposed towards anyone who can houghtfully and methodically hand the asses establishment pricks back to them. AOC's off to an auspicious start in my estimation.

I just love this :)

Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster • The Register theregister.co.uk/2019/03/06/h

Their statement of conflicts of interest reads like a who's who of proponents. For this meta-analysis to be negative there really must be no good evidence for it. Despite the outcome of their own research though, will this change their minds?

Another meta-analysis of homeopathy shows how devastatingly negative the evidence truly is edzardernst.com/2019/02/anothe

Man I love the shell. I'm at my happiest using a command-line of standard unix goodness, for i in whatever do lots of grep, wc, $(cmds), cut, sort, uniq, all that good stuff ...
#unix #linux #bash

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