A twist of code, A book or two
A quote that's old, a question new
My server's up, the news is down
Today's lecturer is a clown
Australian Politics: #auspol but parliament is on holidays much of the year
Immigration / Aus, S Af
"White farmers are not being targeted" pffft. They are too. As an aussie I'd prefer hard working competent farmers especially compared to some of the other groups getting imported...
Today is Australia's National Day of Prayer and Fasting - if you want to join in, there's a live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phf2aqaa_-4
This is disingenuous and irritating.
Francis Chan: "I prayed for people and they got healed, look what God did!!"
Christian Post Headline: "Francis Chan heals people"
ARGHH the headline on a Christian newspaper should be able to figure out who the credit belongs to??
I do love a positive news story:
Kosovo's new Prime Minister has taken a 50% pay cut to demonstrate he is serious about wage equality 👍
PSA: as cases of #coronavirus hit 30,000 and it sounds like astronomical numbers, i would like to remind you that even if ALL of these cases were in the city of origin... that is still only **1%** of that city's population that is known to have the virus.
1%. The media makes it sound like "everyone" has it.
Its a disease with a 10% chance of it being serious and a 2% chance of it being fatal. That's not nothing, but it's sure not cancer either.
It is good to maintain perspective.
Australian Politics (Vic, Environment)
Victoria just introduced a new environmental tax on property developers to raise money to help endangered species, as required by national laws...
Endangered species in particular being: the Golden Sun Moth, the Growling Grass Frog, the Southern Brown Bandicoot, the Matted Flax-lily, and the Spiny Rice-flower.
I've never heard of any of 'em...
Shout out to @masterofthetiger for being a fantastic instance admin and creating a safe haven for those of us who want one. It's not an easy job but you are SO appreciated
Wow. We have a new (old) PC for kids to play on, and it's not connected to the internet... I suddenly realised that in the last five or ten years, it's become nearly impossible to just download an msi installer for a basic free game to transfer by USB. Turns out you have to use the microsoft store, or steam, or something like that to install almost anything at all
Wow... when did installers get so tangled up with online stores
Apparently the Australian Broadcasting Corporation doesn't know the difference between tidal erosion and Climate Change... the two are 100% conflated in this article gently mocking Torres Strait Islanders for praying and trusting God will save their island
Putting #coronavirus into perspective:
"Hua said that while there has been over 17,000 cases of nCoV worldwide so far, with over 300 deaths, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there has been 19 million cases of the flu in the US since October last year, with at least 10,000 deaths."
Source: RT (Russia Today, English) https://www.rt.com/news/479950-china-coronavirus-slams-washington/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS
News: Sri Lanka drops Tamil as the country's second language and the Tamil national anthem along with it
Australian Politics (Victoria, Auslan)
The Victorian government puts out these absolutely brilliant updates on what's going on in the state parliament, in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). They're only about 5-minute videos and they're verbally narrated along with the Auslan sign. They don't assume you know parliament's technical language or how it works, and just give an update on what's being discussed.
Posted by @Adam4dcom@insta
Why on earth are so many things getting rammed through all at once? Is there something dodgy that needs to be buried or something?
- someone who gets a court order to get their cows from the next cattle station over, has to give a copy of the order to the local police;
- police body camera footage can be used to train new cops;
- Correctional Services NSW can share data with interstate correctional services orgs;
- Legal Aid Commission NSW can contract companies of lawyers (practices) instead of individual lawyers, to provide legal aid;
- police officers can decide whether to keep a witness in custody or release them on bail, after arresting them for (essentially) failure to testify
- anyone under a good behaviour bond or community corrections order can't have a #firearm permit or licence or be involved in selling guns (for some crimes, not for the next 10yrs either);
- housing information can be disclosed to cops investigating a crime or missing person;
- police can use dogs for drug detection w/o warrant;
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