When is it a BAD idea to clear a minefield?
In the Falkland islands, penguins who are too light to set off mines have been enjoying a de facto nature reserve since the Falklands war. Unfortunately, because we signed up to the Ottawa Anti-Landmine conventions, we have to clear the minefield, even though nobody has ever been blown up, and not disturbing the penguins would be good...
Tripoints: A General Election prediction competition
This is the geekiest general election prediction competition yet :)
There’s a Dangerous Racial Bias in the Body Mass Index (warning; autoplaying video)
More evidence that BMI is bullshit in the very good article underneath the annoying autoplaying video
Party leaders to take part in BBC election programmes - BBC News
Looks like May has got what she wants, then. She'll not have to face Farron or Sturgeon, who would be able to rip her to shreds; she's not even debating Corbyn, just appearing on the same programme while the audience ask questions; and she's not going to be in the seven way debate at all. Cowardy cowardy custard.
Actual words my coworkers have said to me, a woman in tech
The Daily Express slammed for using air quotes to report Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s wedding
Homophobic Daily Express is homophobic shocker
nanila | On being an atheist
If I ever got around to writing a post about being an atheist it would be very similar to this. Basically, I don't believe in God(s), but if you do? I don't care and we can still be friends.
Google Street View used to discover 'lost' cycle ways
I want to cycle lots of them now
America's Deadliest Highways | Big Think
I love the things I find via the Strange Maps feed
weekly_food_challenge | A Question
What's your favourite bit of kitchen equipment? Tell me here
BBC World Service Radio Documentary about Goths
As a person who is Definitely Not A Goth, I found this fascinating :)
xkcd: Lunch Order
XKCD thought-provoking as ever
Green Party complain to BBC about 'disproportionate' coverage of Ukip following local elections | The Independent
RT @andrewducker: Green Party complain to BBC about disproportionate coverage of UKIP following local elections
Dangerous cuts to mental health forced me to pay for treatment – and only one party is taking this crisis seriously | The Independent
RT @Independent: Only the Lib Dems are taking mental health seriously right now
A treat for Vincent Price fans
Also fun for old Sherlockians
Windows 10 S needs to succeed, even if you hate the idea of a walled garden
Interesting arguments to ponder here. Not sure whether I agree or not.
gallifrey_times | GT for Tuesday the 9th of April 2017
Quite sparse today
Theresa May’s pants catch fire