Revealed: the inside story of the UK’s Covid-19 crisis

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In common with the many thousands of people whose lives have suddenly been devastated by Covid-19, Ken Sazuze cannot know exactly when the coronavirus landed on his family and wreaked its terrible damage. from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/29/revealed-the-inside-story-of-uk-covid-19-coronavirus-crisis

Setting up an email server in 2020 with OpenSMTPD and Dovecot

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So, you want to set up your own email server? In that case, welcome. There are many reasons to run a custom email server, ranging from privacy concerns about providers like Google, to just wanting to do it for fun and/or learning. Since you’re here, I assume you’ve already found a reason. from https://prefet.ch/blog/2020/email-server/

Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

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Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain. In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the winds from British mines that operated in the late 1100s. from https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52095694

Number word sequences

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I was idly musing about number sequences, and the Lychrel algorithm. If you don’t know about this, there’s a good Numberphile video on it: basically, take any number, reverse it, add the two, and if you get a palindrome stop, and if you don’t, keep doing it. from https://www.kryogenix.org/days/2020/01/19/number-word-sequences/

The Far Side

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Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is coming! from https://www.thefarside.com

Doctors are the best hospital managers, study reveals

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That report, by Sir Roy Griffiths, led to the introduction of general management of hospitals in place of decision-making by consensus and organisation by administrators. from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/jul/19/doctors-best-hospital-managers-new-research

NHS staff shortages put ‘cancer survival rates at risk’

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Progress on treating cancer has stalled in Scotland because of staff shortages and a lack of funding, according to a parliamentary report. The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer found that 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target. from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-50454018