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4 August 2015

Links

  1. ukmade | Made in Great Britain – recommendations of quality products made in the British Isles

    A blog with some quite exhaustive posts on different types of goods and which companies make their products in the UK.

  2. Status Board 2

    New major version of Panic’s iPad dashboard app. I’ve never quite got into using v1, although I love the idea.

  3. Teju Cole (@_tejucole) • Instagram photos and videos

    I’m really enjoying his series of images about the Mona Lisa.

  4. Steven Mithen reviews ‘Earth’s Deep History’ by Martin Rudwick · LRB 30 July 2015

    On the history of how we’ve explained the history of Earth and life on it. (Also subscribers only)

  5. Colin Kidd reviews ‘The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century’ [and more] · LRB 30 July 2015

    On the history of describing English history, and how “England”, and what makes it English, has changed. (Subscribers only)

  6. Steven Shapin reviews ‘Empire of Tea’ by Markman Ellis, Richard Coulton and Matthew Mauger · LRB 30 July 2015

    Interesting history of tea, and the changes around it over the centuries. “By the 1910s, eight thousand [tea leaf] rolling machines had replaced the hand-labour of 1.5 million workers.” (Subscribers only)

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    /me closes Tweetbot

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    OK, really sorry I asked such a question here. Stupid of me. Is no place for a nuanced discussion, only “this is terrible!”/“this is great!”

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    @revdancatt I’ll stop here… there are *plenty* of faults, but I approved of a lot more of it than I was expecting. It’s not just good/bad.

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    @antimega I didn’t get that sense at all…

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    @revdancatt Yeah, the clothes and Uber thing stand out as being weird / awful.

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    @revdancatt That’s how I read it. It wasn’t trying to fix all problems in the world, only make his life and footprint better.

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    @revdancatt Maybe I had (very) low expectations, but it seemed more considered than I expected. (This wouldn’t work for everyone… etc.)

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    @jamesweiner What are you unconvinced about? Something in general or just that it’s not for you? I can see it’s not for everyone.

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    @jamesweiner I really like the sound of Soylent, maybe to replace one meal a day.

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    Apart from the clothes, and the Uber issue, robrhinehart.com/?p=1331 seems sensible to me. Have I missed something or do you hate me now?

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    @VirginActiveUK Barbican.

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    @VirginActiveUK trackerfeedback@virginactive.co.uk which is the address on the email the Tracker machine sends.

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    Despite that I emailed @VirginActiveUK’s Tracker Feedback address but it bounced… The robots are on to me.If only I had the muscle to fight!

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    @suegyford @VirginActiveUK Leave me alone I’ve got to eat all these cakes so that the computer is right I must please the robots!

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    .@VirginActiveUK’s algorithms say that since April I’ve lost 4kg of muscle and gained 6kg of fat. I’d argue but I daren’t argue with robots.

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    @russelldavies This would explain why I can’t easily follow anyone on social networks - they have to invite me in.

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    Still no Spotify Discover Weekly playlists appearing for me. Maybe I’ve already discovered everything.

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    @supersimbo @doteveryoneuk @studiopress Thanks Ally!