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4 August 2013

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  1. John Lanchester · Are we having fun yet?: The Biggest Scandal of All · LRB 4 July 2013

    This and the second part are so worth a read. Banks are mind-boggling.

  2. Slavoj Žižek · Trouble in Paradise: The Global Protest · LRB 18 July 2013

    “To demand consistency at strategically selected points where the system cannot afford to be consistent is to put pressure on the entire system.”

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    @tedmills I always imagined Hartnell was 70 or something, not that I’ve watched him for a long time. Maybe I’m remembering later episodes.

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    RT’d purely for “Bobby fucking Davros”: “@Number10cat: Malcolm Tucker is the Doctor. … ”

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    @dotcode I accidentally locked Mary in once, and then she discovered her keys didn’t unlock the door from inside. Not that this helps you.

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    @secretbean Although, last time I was in M&S even their in-store system didn’t know which other branches had which items in stock…

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    @secretbean Yes, me too! If I find a product online I want to know which stores near me have it in stock. Seems so old fashioned. One day…

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    @tominsam @tomtaylor Yes, yes. But still, someone who checked into a bar 2 miles away the previous night can’t be described as “is nearby”.

    Lambeth, England, United Kingdom

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    Yes! Just saw @benterrett speeding onto The Mall. GO!

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    In the National Portrait Gallery, two children rubbing noses with Jacob Epstein’s bronze busts of artists. Brilliant.

    Westminster, England, United Kingdom

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    @tomtaylor But also, it’s partly the language, “nearby”, that makes it feel obviously broken.

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    @tomtaylor Stop being so reasonable! I DEMAND A FREE TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION FOR THIS HARD TO DEFINE REAL WORLD PROBLEM!

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    @iamdanw Distances measured using density of population.

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    Foursquare tries to be helpful, but if I’m in Soho, someone at the Olympic Park 5 hrs ago, and someone in Camden 11 hrs ago, aren’t nearby.