Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

Sunday 17th of November 2019

“That it took barely 12 hours to issue the punishments spoke to how distasteful the NFL considered the episode. But it also shows just how hypocritical and uncaring the league is when it comes to domestic violence and sexual abuse.” NFL again shows its hypocrisy Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Thursday 14th of November 2019

“In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional.” EFF: Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Tuesday 12th of November 2019

“Australia had an unusually dry day. For the first time in recorded history, not a drop fell on the entire continent.” QUARTZ DAILY BRIEF FROM NOVEMBER 12, 2019 Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Trump Administration Rule Allowing Refusals in Health Care Struck Down

American Civil Liberties Union: The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down the Trump administration’s rule that allows health care institutions and providers to deny patients information and treatment based on personal religious or moral beliefs. That’s good to hear. I know people who are afraid of change, generally, and […]

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Thursday 7th of November 2019

“Everyone is entitled to their religious beliefs, but religious beliefs do not include a license to discriminate, to deny essential care, or to cause harm to others.” FEDERAL COURT STRIKES DOWN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULE ALLOWING REFUSALS IN HEALTH CARE Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Friday 1st of November 2019

Really loving my AirPods Pro. I’m… what? What? No, I can’t hear you, let me switch to Transparency mode! Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Tuesday 29th of October 2019

xkcd: Emulation Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Thursday 17th of October 2019

“Every decision the City of Memphis has made throughout this process has been thoughtful and most importantly, legal” Tennessee Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in Memphis Confederate statue removal, paving way for relocation Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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South Park: Band in China…

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NYT: How Italians Became ‘White’

Brent Staples, writing at the paper of record: Darker skinned southern Italians endured the penalties of blackness on both sides of the Atlantic. In Italy, Northerners had long held that Southerners — particularly Sicilians — were an “uncivilized” and racially inferior people, too obviously African to be part of Europe. Racist dogma about Southern Italians […]

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