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Technology
Mrs May: Oh yes, the, uh, the Chequers Deal...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?
Mr Tusk: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lass. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!
May: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.
Tusk: Look, matey, I know a dead deal when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.
May: No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable deal, the Chequers deal, idn'it, ay? Beautiful back stop!
Tusk: The back stop don't enter into it. It's stone dead.
May: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting!
Tusk: All right then, if he's restin', I'll wake him up! (shouting at the folder) 'Ello, Mister Chequers! I've got a lovely free movement carve out clause for you if you show...
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@Joshimuz My take on this:
They did a new method of rendering method that looks really beatiful and solves many problems traditional rendering had for years and could only approach to simulate. This is a big deal, I applaud the various engineers at Nvidia for their breakthrough.
@Joshimuz BUT here we come to the reality of the market and Nvidia itself:
This is a brand new feature or rather a brand new technology, which faces many hurdles such as:
@Joshimuz a) runs slower then tradiotional rendering, this is a trade-off of fps to picture quality. It will take time until it reaches eye-to-eye with traditional rendering.
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Science and Space
0. Why should individuals (in general) trust Cochrane reviews? @JuanGrvas tweeted 'I used to have blind faith in the Cochrane Library reviews until they kicked Peter Gotzche out. My response. (Longish thread - apologies). Bottom line - trust the quality of the reviews!
1. So OK I do not read Spanish and so my response is to the English language cartoon. IMHO the issue relating to Peter Gotzche should not undermine faith in Cochrane reviews (with one proviso see #18).
2. The issue relating to Peter Gotzche was not about the quality of Cochrane reviews but according to the Statement of the Board was because of ‘repeated bad behaviour over many years’.
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Well, in the "Derek Smart Was Right" dept, comes yet more bad news for Star Citizen backers (most of whom have already given up at this point).

Oh where to start?

OK, lets start with a blatant trolling effort because, well, this stuff is never not funny...
So, you remember some weeks ago when Chris tried to paywall the public live stream of the upcoming CitizenCon event? Sure you do because, well there was quite a furor over it, complete with media trolling. Then they reversed course. All this happened in less than 24 hrs.
It was the single fastest reversal of a Star Citizen dumb move in the entire history of the project. Yes, I keep track of stupid shit like that because that's how my detail oriented brain is wired.

So, as they've been on a blatant cash grab this past year, that snafu cost money.
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#Tech in #Farming has been changing the world since the invention of the wheel millenniums ago. Since then, all new innovations either make crops easier to #harvest, more bountiful shorter farming time and more resilient and healthier crops.

Want to know what #tech is hot now?
#Hydroponics has been a thing for a while now while #urbanfarming is still a growing idea. Among #tech that are being used in #farming are drones, #IoT and use of data analytics to ensure the precise farming.

While some may not be tangible but they result to exponential results!
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Culture and Books
Thank you to those who have asked me to write a book. I do these stories, and will be podcasting in the near future, thanks to the support of my followers.

Happy, however, to talk about a 'Stuchbery's Book of Horrible Historical Stories', if any publishers are interested...
Tho, due to possible trademark infringement, let's change that to 'Stuchbery's Big Book of Historical Atrocities'.
Also, to make sure I'm absolutely positively accurate in my retelling of some tales, I'd probably have to go to various parts of Europe. Yes, that's it. Totally.
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1/ @RyanMaue and
@BjornLomborg challenge Guardian article theguardian.com/weather/ng-int… claiming that Atlantic hurricanes getting worse. In 2006-7, I observed that entire increase in observed hurricane-days occurred in mid-Atlantic climateaudit.info/pdf/agu07_hurr…
2/ I analysed entire HURDAT database (39,125 records) from 1851-2007 stratifying data by longitude quartile to see if trends different in longitude quartile
3/ median longitude of hurricane records had shifted 10 degrees east (towards mid-Atlantic) since start of aircraft reconnaissance
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I don't know why being unable to put a book down is seen as such an accolade. How about: I had to keep putting it down so I could think about it, savour the words and the thoughts that are their children.
Or: this book is woven into the fabric of my life.
Or: I savour the deferred pleasure of reading this book at the end of each day. I read a few pages every night, until my eyes close and the book slides into my dreams.
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Politics
About a thousand years ago I was listening to the Clarence Thomas hearings while driving from job to job. This will be by memory from that long ago time, because I don't have the patience to wade through all the transcripts.
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2. Sen. Leahy read something Thomas had written and asked him to account for it within the context of his current testimony, and Thomas said words to the effect of, "Senator, you need to consider the context. I wrote that to satisfy my employer, [politician X].
3. Sen. Leahy said, in effect, So you didn't believe what you wrote?
And Thomas said, When you take a job, you say what the boss wants you to say.
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Man who has been accused of sexual assault by 15 women (he says they're all liars) argues sexual assault isn't as bad as it's cracked up to be
REMINDER: Trump's defense against more than a dozen sexual assault allegations in October 2016 was that the women accusing him were too ugly for him. He was elected president the next month anyway. thinkprogress.org/trump-says-sex…
WATCH: Literally minutes before Trump posted a tweet attacking Ford, @KellyannePolls told reporters outside the White House that Trump didn't need to be advised not to attack her because "the president doesn't need anybody to tell him -- he does the right thing."
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@DGisSERIOUS @jimmy_dore @SusanSarandon @ejbeals Ma'am, kindly answer. You state: #US media is not comparable to journalists on the field in #Syria.
But #Hezbollah @sahouraxo quoted by @jimmyDore is neither a journalist nor in Syria, she's a terrorist spreading lies & disinformation. Are u defending her?
@DGisSERIOUS @jimmy_dore @SusanSarandon @ejbeals @sahouraxo @JimmyDore Mrs. Sarandon, I am aware that you're not aware of reality as you praise Jimmy Dore who is the Alex Jones of the Alt Left. Reality is that Assad waged a war in Lebanon to fight Israel NATO. He still is meddling in Lebanon. Did you condemn pro-war Assad?
@DGisSERIOUS @jimmy_dore @SusanSarandon @ejbeals @sahouraxo @JimmyDore If you're against wars, then kindly do not sponsor #Assad who back warmongerer #Hezbollah and #Iran who arrived till #Yemen and are killing its children just to take over it, its ports and be its hegemonial force to disrupt world trade & impose their Jizya
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