Charles Jencks: The man whose architecture uplifted the dying

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Two minutes after Charles Jencks and his wife, Maggie, were told her cancer had returned and she had months to live, the couple found themselves in a dark hospital corridor. They were both remarkable people, highly intellectual and had travelled the world lecturing on architecture and history. from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-50056219

Setting up your own BitWarden password keeper and sync server

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One of the key requirements of pursuing Good Digital Hygiene is using strong passwords, and a different strong password for every application. This is relatively easy to do in theory, with the aid of clever software, but it’s something desperately few people do well in practice. from https://tech.oeru.org/setting-your-own-bitwarden-password-keeper-and-sync-server

UK still behind in cancer survival despite recent surge

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Cancer survival rates in the UK have improved markedly over recent decades but still lag behind those of comparable countries, a major research exercise has shown. from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/11/uk-still-behind-in-cancer-survival-despite-recent-surge

Epicyon 1.0 release

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Announcing the first release of Epicyon. This is an ActivityPub compliant server, supporting both S2S and C2S protocols and which can federate with Mastodon from https://blog.freedombone.net/epicyon-1-0-release

Allism Spectrum Disorders: A Parody

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In prevailing literature, people on the autism spectrum have all of their traits, their behaviors, and even their very existence pathologized. from https://theaspergian.com/2018/09/23/allism-spectrum-disorders-a-parody/

Keeping monkeys as pets is extraordinarily cruel – a ban is long overdue

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Most people will have seen at least one headline over the last couple of years describing animal attacks on humans. This needn’t include the elephant from a Zimbabwe National Park that trampled a tourist or the Sumatran tiger that killed a keeper who entered his zoo enclosure in Birmingham. from http://theconversation.com/keeping-monkeys-as-pets-is-extraordinarily-cruel-a-ban-is-long-overdue-122278

Echo Dot 3rd Gen Digging Deeper

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Following from the Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart speaker Teardown post we have been exploring how the Echo Dot works and if it is possible to connect it to a computer to replace the firmware or install third party applications. from https://www.briandorey.com/post/echo-dot-3rd-gen-digging-deeper

Opinion : Is CBD marketing giving people false hope?

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Cannabidiol (CBD) products are popping up everywhere from beauty products to drinks and more. Like the gold rush, we now have cannabis fever with the market estimated to be worth £16bn over the next decade. from https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/cbd-cannabis-legalise-thc-weed-drugs-david-lammy-a9038626.html

Complaints about Facebook’s Automated Edits in Thailand

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Facebook’s AI tool has added some 480,000 kilometres of previously unmapped roads in Thailand to OpenStreetMap, BBC News reports, but some local mappers have been complaining about the quality of those edits, and the overwriting of existing edits by Facebook’s editors: see OSM Forum threads here from https://www.maproomblog.com/2019/08/complaints-about-facebooks-automated-edits-in-thailand/