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Intel details mixed-source chip strategy and TSMC partnerships | Reuters

This is amazing; Intel outsourcing chip manufacture. It’s a very clever move and probably the only way Intel can dig itself out of the hole it’s in.

US President Joe Biden curses Fox News reporter after he asks about inflation - ABC News

Biden Says of the reporter: "What a stupid son of a bitch."

What I like is the reporter’s response in a later interview: "Nobody has fact-checked him yet and said it's not true."

Ukraine: US troops on high alert over stand-off - BBC News

This could end up as NATO v Russia war. The 8,500 combat-ready US troops that are on high alert for deployment are, at least at this stage, for deployment if Nato military alliance decides to activate a rapid-reaction force.

There are a few other NATO members (Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria and the Netherlands) sending military assets to the region as well. But I doubt there’d be unanimous support for military action among NATO members.

Depending on how it all unfolds, this could be damaging to NATO. This might even be a clever play by Russia to weaken NATO by widening divisions along the lines of where its members stand on action against Russia.

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47 percent Booster Uptake in NSW

47 percent booster uptake in NSW looks like a supply issue.

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FIA Has Announced a New Single Seater Director

Peter Bayer has been appointed Single-Seater Director at the FIA, a position previously held by Michael Masi.

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Ruby 3.1 Hash Value Omission

Ruby 3.1 introduces the neat feature of Hash value omission.

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Masi Might Get Canned

Masi might be removed from his position as Formula 1 Race Director.

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Python WTF

Python is actually a pretty decent language, but from a design perspective, it’s fucked. Ok fucked is a bit strong, but Python could have been much neater and more concise if a little good design had been applied.

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Formula 1 Track Limits

Every race weekend, track limits is a contentious issue.

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Formula 1 has a Respect Problem

Formula 1 has some problems. The path to solutions for the FIA is to take a big step back, act with humility, acknowledge mistakes, and genuinely decide to have a position of real respect for the sport, teams, drivers and fans.

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A Formula for Time It Takes a Government Body in Australia to Complete a Task

Governments in Australia tend to be reactionary rather than proactive. Here’s a formula of how to know when to expect a government in Australia to get something important done.

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Maryborough Catastrophic Failure of Flood Gates

Maryborough’s flood levee system has failed resulting in major flooding in the CBD. All due to a design flaw.

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Productivity on a Pedestal

During a recent Covid lockdown a company was forced to allow employees to work from home and has deployed software on its employees laptops to measure their “productivity”. A clever employee was able to remain “productive” while watching cricket.

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Limited Product Availability at Woolworths

Limited Product Availability at Woolworths

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The Coming Economic Impacts of Omicron

By the end of January, pretty much all of Australia will get covid. A significant portion of the workforce will be off sick all at the same time. What will be the economic impact of that?

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Formula 1 Finale Fiasco 2021

Both Max and Lewis were deserving of winning the 2021 title. Neither driver deserved to be robbed of a world title by incompetence from race direction.

And that’s exactly what happened. Michael Masi’s incompetence was the sole factor in deciding the Formula 1 world championship of 2021

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Love, God and Murder

A collection of some of my favourite Nick Cave lyrics.

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Nick Cave and a Train to Berlin

On a train trip across Germany a few years ago, I had an idea. I would listen to all of my favourite Nick Cave songs and jot down the lyrics that move me. Over a six hour train ride to Berlin1, that’s what I did.

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A Year With a Camera 2021

A Year With a Camera 2021

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Rails 7 Transforms a Ruby Hash into HTML attributes for ERB Interpolation

Rails 7 transforms a Ruby Hash into HTML attributes for ERB Interpolation, but does it make the world better?

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A Year With a Camera 2020

A Year With a Camera 2020

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Charlotte's First Song on a Piano

Charlotte’s First Song on a Piano.

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