Boost this toot if you remember when the Internet (yes, I know) was supposed to be resilient to a nuclear attack where if a major node was taken out traffic would just route around the outage…

The lead character in The West Wing isn’t President Bartlett, but is actually Josh Lyman.

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At the Royal London dermatology clinic. There is a plexiglass screen protecting the Christmas tree.

It has slots carved in the bottom, in case rodents might need entry to exchange or create gifts.

Today in my working day, I’m typing ‘wet pub’ a lot

70% less plastic. 140% more of a complete pain in the arse to break into.

This is how the BBC graphically represented ‘the race to Number 10’ back in 1974 — two pieces of coloured paper on rollers in a cardboard box with a window cut into it

Why Taboola, with your programmatically selected promoted stories you are completely spoiling us

Wildlife conservation organisation little shops. Also wildlife conservation organisation little shops.

So presumably now Greater Manchester is in Tier 3 that means there’ll be no more mixing in the CBeebies house?

Apparently today is World Statistics Day. There have been three World Statistics Days since it was instituted in 2010, meaning 27.3% years since 2010 have contained a World Statistics Day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_St

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@simon The fact that Russia uses it is, like the use of Polonium, because Russia wants to send multiple messages. It can reach out and kill or cripple dissenters, it can do so in a way that makes it obvious who was the instigator, it has the ability to deny involvement in a way that makes other states / international law impotent.

Actual death is incidental to the aim of projecting fear.

Novichok isn’t being used optimally. It’s meant to be an aerosol. It’s being used as a contact poison.

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