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Err. So to levy taxes, they need data. Might as well offset that cost by selling the data? ( Yet, this time they are not taxing income, but privacy? )

Very much borderline insane. 
UK HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data - "Plan 'borderline insane' according to senior Tory MP": yup
• Firms could buy 'anonymised' financial details • Plan 'borderline insane' according to senior Tory MP
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Sounds like HMRC has come over all Google.
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Of course we had a play a with #lensblur . My fav discovery: that you can adjust the area focus afterwards, lytro-style.

Best result: the +Nutella experiment
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best result? imo that one shows the most how fake software blur is
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Wow. Gruppo Di Pawlowski is  #Coldwave  with an attitude! Reminds me very much of Aroma Di Amore & De Brassers. Must-listen to for +Tim Janssens . 

Your personal music recommender system. ;) 

( tyvm #stubru  , an awesome #madeinbelgium  find )
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Tsss. I think it sounds very finished (well, just 'raw' enough). And be warned, I'll try again! ;) 
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Meet Molly. Soon living with us... (She just turned up in the garden, and continuous to visit more & more often.) 
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OMG +Ann Wuyts I have the same cat! I'll post when I get home 
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Wow. Would you guess the three women in this picture where doctors? In the 19th century? #yeswecan  
On The Shoulders of Giants

♀ A sepia print of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a woman from Syria, dated 1885. What do they have in common? Extraordinarily, each was the first licensed female medical doctor in their country of origin. They were trained at the Women's Medical College in Pennsylvania, the first of its kind in the country. This was a time before women had the right to vote. If they did attend college at all, it was at the risk of contracting "neuralgia, uterine disease, hysteria, and other derangements of the nervous system” (according to Harvard gynecologist Edward H. Clarke). 

An all-woman medical school was first proposed in 1846, supported by the Quakers and the feminist movement. Dr. Ellwood Harvey, one of the early teaching faculty, daringly smuggled out a slave, Ann Maria Weems, dressed as a male buggy driver, from right outside the White House. With his reward money, he bought his students a  papier maché dissection mannequin. Eventually, poverty forced him to quit teaching, but he still helped out with odd jobs. What a magnificent man!  

Fate and fortune were to buffet Ms. Joshi's life. Married at age 9 to a man 11 years older, her husband turned out to be surprisingly progressive. After she lost her first child at age 14, she vowed to render to her "poor suffering country women the true medical aid they so sadly stand in need of and which they would rather die than accept at the hands of a male physician". She was first offered a scholarship by a missionary on condition that she converted to Christianity. When she demurred, a wealthy socialite from New Jersey stepped in and financed her education. She is believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil. I didn't arrive until 1983 ;)

Times were tough then. The fate of these three intrepid pioneers was a sad one. Joshi died of tuberculosis in India at the age of 21, without ever practicing. Fittingly, her husband sent her ashes back to America. Islambouli was not heard of again, likely because she was never allowed to practice in her home country. Although Okami rose to the position of head of gynecology at a Tokyo hospital, she resigned two years later when the Emperor of Japan refused to meet her because she was a woman. 

Times have changed. My own mother was married at the age of 13 to a man also 11 years her senior. My father recalls helping my mother with her geography homework in high school. She never did attend college, despite being a charismatic woman with quicksilver wit and efficiency. Little wonder then, when I was accepted into graduate school in the US, unmarried and 21 years young, my parents staunchly stood behind me against the dire predictions of friends and relatives ("She'll come back with a yellow haired American!" "Haven't you read Cosmopolitan magazine? They are all perverts there!"). Happily, I escaped perversion, earned my doctoral degree and even gained a supportive spouse of my own. In 2004, I became only the 103rd woman to be promoted to Professor in the 111-year history of the Johns Hopkins medical school, and the first in my department, the oldest Physiology department in the country. If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants

#STEMwomen   #ScienceEveryday  

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Wikipedia says there's 24 hours in a day. I'm not quite sure that's accurate. To me, it sometimes feels like only 14. Seventeen at most. I might as well be living on Neptune. That, or somebody needs to correct Wikipedia. #neverbored   #wishiwasbored  
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My body has a martian biorhythm.
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At a recent conference, an executive at a major auto manufacturer described his company’s efforts to digitize their line-up like this: “We’re basically wrapping a two-ton car around an iPad.

About connected vehicles that use their connection for more than just infotainment / displaying a Twitter feed.
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For the #drupal  folks. Know it is not just a CMS, it is also a very powerful tool for fighting the zombie apocalypse! 

(Awesome artwork by +Aaron Wood )
My latest commission piece was for the company BioRAFT.

Based in Cambridge, MA, BioRAFT deals with solutions for scientific research administrations (Safety, compliance, etc.)

They pitched the idea of containing a zombie apocalypse and also incorporating the DRUPAL logo into the image, since they use that in their software programming.

You can find out more about the company here:
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sounds good, please explain!
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Facebook owning the metaverse? Meh. Not scaring me until they bring out the Rat Things. ;) - for +Brenda Holloway 

(But +John Brownlee 's quote about Google is quite to the point: While Sony focuses on allowing people to escape their reality to virtual realms to battle orcs or pilot starfighters in far-off space battles, and Oculus tries to build Facebook out into a Metaverse, Google is concentrating on making sure that the real world is always seen through the lens of its services. Now, that_could_ scare me. )
The next big thing in tech is to change the very nature of the way you experience reality, as Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR suggests. Does the...
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Its a good article, I think the layers over reality through a more discreet version of glass could be quite popular
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You know you've been reading too much +Neal Stephenson , when you're trying to draw out the fictional +Sheldon Cooper for an online discussion, based on the Gardan’s Steelyard principle.  /me slaps herself back into reality: Occam's razor it is. 

#scifi #confusion 
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