So this is publicity for a browser company, but at least it's an open source browser that's against tracking. And the report is scary anyway! brave.com/wp-content/uploads/2

RT @simon_deliver@twitter.com

99 smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route! #googlemapshacks simonweckert.com/googlemapshac

🐦🔗: twitter.com/simon_deliver/stat

Here's the outcome of our "What could do better?" questionnaire, for those of you who are interested.

blog.codeenigma.com/must-try-h

En ? Cherchez-vous un fournisseur d'énergie "green" ? Je vous en prie ! 😎

guide-electricite-verte.fr

Wow. TIL in France if a company has more than 20 employees then at least 6% of them must be registered disabled, or the company has to make an extra annual payment to URSSAF, the organisation that collects social security contributions.

So that's it. Officially I'm no longer European. I have to wait for me carte de séjour and hope it arrives before 31st Dec. At least my kids are fine, they have Italian identity cards. 😞

So if you live in France, I just did the maths. The difference between EDF's standard Tarif Bleu and their Tarif "Verte" (where they pledge to invest your money in renewables) is a whopping 30 € over 8.000 kWh. That's right, pay 2,50 € more a month and EDF will be forced to invest more heavily in renewable energy. Not seeing a downside? 🤔

Fire alarm malfunction, and I have to be up at 5am... 😭

Visited my sister's new house this afternoon. Camels wandering around the garden. Literally!

folk, I cannot recommend this conference enough:

newadventuresconf.com

It was *excellent*. This year's theme was inclusive design, EVERY SINGLE TALK was top notch.

What a week! It's been good, but looking forward to getting on a plane tomorrow and spending the weekend with my family!

Reason #2237 why SUVs need to die in a fire: the one I'm renting (no, I didn't ask for it, they didn't have the small hatch I asked for) is a Peugeot 3008 with a 1.6 turbo engine in it - and yet it's so big and heavy it has the same fuel consumption figures as my 22 year old 2.3 turbo Volvo estate! That's ridiculous.

I'd be happily proved wrong, but I think the Democrats will get their arses handed to them again by Trump in November if they run with Biden. Same political 'old guard', he'll trot out all the same rhetoric that worked last time and it'll probably work again.

Catching up on meeting notes from in the UK discussions, all exciting stuff, great to see it progressing! If you're interested, there's a Slack channel here: app.slack.com/client/T06GX3JTS And the main groups thread is here: groups.drupal.org/node/535604 Please RT. 🙂

Ordered a couple of new vegetarian cookery books, one Indian and the other Mediterranean. 😋

The UK police don't like the idea of teenagers using Tor to help secure their privacy. Which they should be encouraged to use and protest. It's going to be their planet longer for them than the rest of us. #RFC1984

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#RFC1984 where the police issue a prevent guide to find extremism in young people "In the guide, people are advised to listen and look out for young people who “neglect to attend school” or “participate in planned school walkouts”" so when is the next stage re-education camps?
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RT @SarahJamieLewis
@MlleLicious @Patreon theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/j
twitter.com/SarahJamieLewis/st

Watching the BBC Click summary of EVs, amazed they didn't mention the Renault Zoé. They talked about the new VW, but it's more expensive and Renault have been doing EVs for knocking on 10 years now, so in terms of experience and credibility Renault are streets ahead. They were building EVs while VW were still designing ECUs on diesels to cheat emissions tests. 🙄 Surely they earn a mention? The Zoé is certainly selling very well here in France.

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