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Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: March 22, 2019, 01:43:21 PM »
The spread of voting looks quite similar to how voting turned out in the referendum

Scotland bucks the trend a bit. I think some nationalists see the Brexit mess as a route to independence, even though Scotland voted most to Remain.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: March 21, 2019, 10:27:20 PM »
Looks like the backlog has been cleared, up to 2 million now

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: March 21, 2019, 12:17:20 PM »
There's an active petition to government that's got 800K signatures to revoke article 50. Their website has crashed several times today (showing a 502 ATM). I managed to sign it but never got the confirmation email to validate the signature.

Water Cooler / Re: Local journalism is dying in plain sight.
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:00:31 PM »
My local rag has locals bleating about why the syndicated news isn't local. Meanwhile the actual articles are riddled with ads, my browser takes a fit shifting up and down while all the ads load. Seems like the general population is unaware of the consequences of what's happening.

If we paid 1/m to the local rags that'd go a long way in keeping things running.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:58:22 PM »

It wouldn't surprise me if Farage was keeping the mirage going for 30 minutes longer to cash in on the idea Remain had won. I was watching the coverage on the night of the vote, and soon after seats in the North East that were considered staunch Remain were close to 50/50, the pound dropped 10 cents. The writing was on the wall fairly early on.

All that $$$ that could be made in the Chinese market, that's what counts. I think that's the inevitable driver.

Water Cooler / Re: Public DNA database catches Golden State Killer
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:20:00 PM »
At the risk of sounding flippant, is the 99.99% stat a rounded number? After all, our genetic make up is what makes us unique. I don't know the specifics of how they use genetic evidence in courts in any particular country, I vaguely remember something about there being the potential for ~420 billion unique human beings.

I feel we could run into problems if a subset of those possibilities invariably end up in jail...

Water Cooler / Re: Mojeek Reddit AMA
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:31:31 PM »
Decent exposure too, 30K hits so far. The index growth is definitely something to look forward to.

The fact DDG is a meta search engine doesn't seem to be well known.

Water Cooler / Re: Public DNA database catches Golden State Killer
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:47:20 PM »
A bit like being a 'friend of a friend' on FB, and the insidious correlations FB do.

Only it's for people in your family tree and the correlation is pretty much inescapable.

Once there's a FB sized database of genomes, criminals will be needing to wear a lot more than gloves.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:30:49 PM »
Wonder if the 'filter bubble' has anything to do with this. It seems there's still at least circa ~50% of the population wanting to go ahead with 'it', whatever it turns out to be.

Water Cooler / Re: Longest Shutdown Ever
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:46:12 PM »
I thought this could be a thread about Windows updates...

Water Cooler / Re: ?
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:49:10 PM »
Seems that'd be an issue with DNS providers. anything under .uik should get an NXDOMAIN from the DNS root servers

Traffic / Re: DuckDuckGo now fingerprinting visitors
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:48:59 PM »

The code is apparently innocent wrt privacy, some interesting comments in there though

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