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  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @kat Oh, I do. The knife-wielding maniacs always nod hello as you pass them in the street. The Aryan Vengeance Motorcycle Club, the Thirty-something Grandma's Group, the annual Foetal Alcohol Toddlers' Parade: these are the things you miss out on if you live in the big city.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  2. Matthew Davidson mjd

    This is shocking. When did the # Hotel start staying open past 8pm? This is going to kill the tradition of sitting in the gutter with a sixpack of rum & coke and a box of period pain pills. http://ur1.ca/qs6y2

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  3. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I don't know how # gets out of bed in the morning. Or out from his nest under his office desk, or whatever peculiar arrangement he has. Fighting the same battles over and over…

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  4. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke Non-free drivers seemed an acceptable compromise to support old hardware; # seemed the last proprietary hold-out in a war we'd won… Then # launched their non-free app store, I went back to install # on recent hardware and… #! I thought we fixed this!

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke As an old-time # user, at least, I was happily handing out # CDs, given that # was insisting "Ubuntu _is_ Debian", and # was on board.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  6. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke If we're going to line up into a flame war, I propose the term "Mastodon't".

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  7. Matthew Davidson mjd

    How is it that the # as a series of tubes is immediately considered ridiculous, but considering human beings as "hard wired", for anything, gets solemn nods?

    about 5 days ago from web
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I agree with this considered opinion on something of utterly zero consequence: http://andydrewz64.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/doctor-who-or-doctor.html #

    about 5 days ago from web
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    An academic colleague has a # website that basically doesn't work without JavaScript. Must… Resist… Urge… To #… For nothing!

    about 5 days ago from web
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @timttmy Ta.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @r7 You can pry my Melvyn Bragg out of my cold, dead earbuds!

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @chalkahlom I shall take it all the way to the top, and send a strongly-worded letter to John Lloyd at his pied-à-terre in a corner of Valentine Dyall's old drinks cabinet at Broadcasting House.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Last week's Now Show # is 403 Forbidden. # Radio 4, why hast thou forsaken me?! At least it wasn't the News Quiz.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Showing my age here. I thought it was going to be a video about how to re-use an old mainframe terminal CRT.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  15. Matthew Davidson mjd

    The difference between a school educator and a university educator should be the difference between a leader and a guide. #

    about 6 days ago from web
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # I love # # In dial-up days `wget -c [URL]` was essential. Now it's still often easier, and certainly feels more "real", to open a terminal than entrust a web browser with downloading a stock-photo-bloated PDF. https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/wget.html

    about 6 days ago from web
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Really struggling to get started on an assignment that's an insult to the intelligence of everybody involved. I'm back in high school and really don't want to be here. #

    about 6 days ago from web
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle Here's Paul Bloom on empathy vs. compassion: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/is-empathy-always-good/8319744 http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2017/02/paul_bloom_on_e.html

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle Tim Harford! Yes, that was the fellow I was thinking of. I need to plug an external hard drive into the bit of my brain that remembers names. Oh wait; that's #

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey But don't take my advice on prose style. I'm a student; just a machine for extruding long convoluted sentences under pressure.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
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