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New work AND a new place! This is Roundsea Mosses & Woods Nature Reserve in Cumbria.

A place of bog, woods, and sea. 👍

Loads more photos from this hike here, if you’re interested -> https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2021/4/17/roudsea-wood-mosses-cumbria-spring

#lansdcape #photography #photo #photographie #nature #travel #spring #cumbria #uk #britain #england
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It’s thankfully started being brighter and dryer in the last few days, so we’ve been using the increasingly longer days to get some post-work wandering and photography done. 👍

There’s more from this hike here, if you’re interested -> https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2021/3/17/pandemic-peregrinations-serpentine-woods-spring-cumbria

#landscape #photo #photographie #photography #spring #cumbria #nature #travel #uk #britain #england
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Meteorite Older Than the Sun Found in a U.K. Driveway


Andrew Heinzman
@andrew_andrew__
Mar 13, 2021, 10:24 am EST | 1 min read
A photo of the rare meteorite that landed in a UK driveway.
Natural History Museum

There are two ways to get your hands on a meteorite. You can send up a billion-dollar robot to retrieve asteroid samples, or you can wait for a friendly space rock land at your doorstep for free. The latter option happened on February 28th, when a rare meteorite from the early solar system landed in a driveway in Winchcombe, England.

Scientists call this kind of meteorite “carbonaceous chondrite.” It contains a lot of carbon, so it looks a lot like coal, but carbonaceous chondrite actually dates back to the beginnings of our solar system and could help us understand Earth and other planets came to be. If this is like other samples of carbonaceous chondrite, it should also contain bits of diamond, graphite, and soft clay—a sign that the rock encountered water at some point.

Residents of Winchcombe, England, noticed a fireball reigning down before exploding in the sky the night of Sunday, February 28th. The next day, someone found the rock in their driveway, bagged it up, and contacted the U.K. Meteor Observation Network.

As noted by the Natural History Museum, the Winchcombe Meteorite is significantly larger than rocks collected by billion-dollar space probes. The Hayabusa2 probe returned to Earth last year with just 4.5 grams of asteroid rock, while the OSIRIS-REx probe is expected to return in 2023 with 60 grams of rock. But the Winchcombe Meteorite is 300 grams. Good things come to those who wait, I guess.
https://www.reviewgeek.com/73825/meteorite-older-than-the-sun-found-in-a-uk-driveway/

#Space #Meteorite #England #UK
 

Meteorite Older Than the Sun Found in a U.K. Driveway


Andrew Heinzman
@andrew_andrew__
Mar 13, 2021, 10:24 am EST | 1 min read
A photo of the rare meteorite that landed in a UK driveway.
Natural History Museum

There are two ways to get your hands on a meteorite. You can send up a billion-dollar robot to retrieve asteroid samples, or you can wait for a friendly space rock land at your doorstep for free. The latter option happened on February 28th, when a rare meteorite from the early solar system landed in a driveway in Winchcombe, England.

Scientists call this kind of meteorite “carbonaceous chondrite.” It contains a lot of carbon, so it looks a lot like coal, but carbonaceous chondrite actually dates back to the beginnings of our solar system and could help us understand Earth and other planets came to be. If this is like other samples of carbonaceous chondrite, it should also contain bits of diamond, graphite, and soft clay—a sign that the rock encountered water at some point.

Residents of Winchcombe, England, noticed a fireball reigning down before exploding in the sky the night of Sunday, February 28th. The next day, someone found the rock in their driveway, bagged it up, and contacted the U.K. Meteor Observation Network.

As noted by the Natural History Museum, the Winchcombe Meteorite is significantly larger than rocks collected by billion-dollar space probes. The Hayabusa2 probe returned to Earth last year with just 4.5 grams of asteroid rock, while the OSIRIS-REx probe is expected to return in 2023 with 60 grams of rock. But the Winchcombe Meteorite is 300 grams. Good things come to those who wait, I guess.
https://www.reviewgeek.com/73825/meteorite-older-than-the-sun-found-in-a-uk-driveway/

#Space #Meteorite #England #UK
 

Meteorite Older Than the Sun Found in a U.K. Driveway


Andrew Heinzman
@andrew_andrew__
Mar 13, 2021, 10:24 am EST | 1 min read
A photo of the rare meteorite that landed in a UK driveway.
Natural History Museum

There are two ways to get your hands on a meteorite. You can send up a billion-dollar robot to retrieve asteroid samples, or you can wait for a friendly space rock land at your doorstep for free. The latter option happened on February 28th, when a rare meteorite from the early solar system landed in a driveway in Winchcombe, England.

Scientists call this kind of meteorite “carbonaceous chondrite.” It contains a lot of carbon, so it looks a lot like coal, but carbonaceous chondrite actually dates back to the beginnings of our solar system and could help us understand Earth and other planets came to be. If this is like other samples of carbonaceous chondrite, it should also contain bits of diamond, graphite, and soft clay—a sign that the rock encountered water at some point.

Residents of Winchcombe, England, noticed a fireball reigning down before exploding in the sky the night of Sunday, February 28th. The next day, someone found the rock in their driveway, bagged it up, and contacted the U.K. Meteor Observation Network.

As noted by the Natural History Museum, the Winchcombe Meteorite is significantly larger than rocks collected by billion-dollar space probes. The Hayabusa2 probe returned to Earth last year with just 4.5 grams of asteroid rock, while the OSIRIS-REx probe is expected to return in 2023 with 60 grams of rock. But the Winchcombe Meteorite is 300 grams. Good things come to those who wait, I guess.
https://www.reviewgeek.com/73825/meteorite-older-than-the-sun-found-in-a-uk-driveway/

#Space #Meteorite #England #UK
 
Some actual new work! Not a new location unfortunately, have to wait for Lockdown to end first.

Today the weather was actually really nice, and properly started to feel like spring.

Loads more photos from this can be found here, if you’re bored https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2021/2/21/095nr2ngc06nu8iiioombm99sibgqh 👍

#landscape #nature #travel #photography #photo #photographie #winter #spring #cumbria #uk #britain #england
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Schau dir "If Jaws (1975) were set in the North East of England." auf YouTube an

Too funny!
#England #jaws #humor
 

#Facebook apologises for flagging #PlymouthHoe as offensive term | #Plymouth | The Guardian


Facebook really is run by a bunch of cowboys.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/27/facebook-apologises-flagging-plymouth-hoe-offensive-term

#UK #England #Devon
 

#Facebook apologises for flagging #PlymouthHoe as offensive term | #Plymouth | The Guardian


Facebook really is run by a bunch of cowboys.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/27/facebook-apologises-flagging-plymouth-hoe-offensive-term

#UK #England #Devon
 

Danke Brexit!!!!


Ich warte fast eine Woche auf meine engliche Wochenzeitung, die donnerstags rauskommt.
Bis heute ist sie nicht bei mir angekommen!

Danke, Brexit für diesen Mist!

Ach ja,
vielen in Schottland geht es genauso:

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/brexit-behindert-den-handel-die-wut-der-britischen-fischer.795.de.html?dram:article_id=491225

#brexit #england #eu #schottland
 

Corona-Dämmerung: WHO entzieht „epidemischer Notlage“ den Boden, Gerichte zerlegen verfassungswidrigen Lockdown


https://www.ddbnews.de/corona-daemmerung-who-entzieht-epidemischer-notlage-den-boden-gerichte-zerlegen-verfassungswidrigen-lockdown/
January 22, 2021, London, United Kingdom: The word Hope seen displayed in a quiet Piccadilly Circus, London..England remains under lockdown as the government battles to keep the coronavirus pandemic under control. London United Kingdom - ZUMAs197 20210122_zaa_s197_068 Copyright: xVukxValcicx
Gleich zwei nachgerade sensationelle Nachrichten ließen in den letzten zwei Tagen aufhorchen, die eigentlich gewaltige innere Sprengkraft entfalten sollten – weil sie das Potential haben, die gesamte Corona-Pandemie und alle staatlichen Restriktionen zu beenden: Die WHO erklärt faktisch, dass die PCR-Tests als Datengrundlage des Pandemiegeschehens nur sehr eingeschränkt taugen. Und ein Weimarer Richter erklärt die gesamte Lockdown-Politik zur verfassungswidrigen, katastrophalen Fehlentscheidung.

#Corona #WHO #epidemischerNotlage #Gerichte #verfassungswidrig #Lockdown #London #UnitedKingdom #England #coronavirus #pandemic #Corona-Pandemie #Pandemie #PCR-Test #Weimar #Richter
 

Corona-Dämmerung: WHO entzieht „epidemischer Notlage“ den Boden, Gerichte zerlegen verfassungswidrigen Lockdown


https://www.ddbnews.de/corona-daemmerung-who-entzieht-epidemischer-notlage-den-boden-gerichte-zerlegen-verfassungswidrigen-lockdown/
January 22, 2021, London, United Kingdom: The word Hope seen displayed in a quiet Piccadilly Circus, London..England remains under lockdown as the government battles to keep the coronavirus pandemic under control. London United Kingdom - ZUMAs197 20210122_zaa_s197_068 Copyright: xVukxValcicx
Gleich zwei nachgerade sensationelle Nachrichten ließen in den letzten zwei Tagen aufhorchen, die eigentlich gewaltige innere Sprengkraft entfalten sollten – weil sie das Potential haben, die gesamte Corona-Pandemie und alle staatlichen Restriktionen zu beenden: Die WHO erklärt faktisch, dass die PCR-Tests als Datengrundlage des Pandemiegeschehens nur sehr eingeschränkt taugen. Und ein Weimarer Richter erklärt die gesamte Lockdown-Politik zur verfassungswidrigen, katastrophalen Fehlentscheidung.

#Corona #WHO #epidemischerNotlage #Gerichte #verfassungswidrig #Lockdown #London #UnitedKingdom #England #coronavirus #pandemic #Corona-Pandemie #Pandemie #PCR-Test #Weimar #Richter
 

#GPs in #England see big drop in #CommonCold and #flu cases | World news | The Guardian


Well of course they have. We're in lockdown, social distancing and wearing masks. Well, the majority at least. If you needed a year to act as a control for how such diseases spread, well this is it.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/10/gp-england-drop-common-cold-flu-cases-coronavirus-restrictions

#UK
 

#GPs in #England see big drop in #CommonCold and #flu cases | World news | The Guardian


Well of course they have. We're in lockdown, social distancing and wearing masks. Well, the majority at least. If you needed a year to act as a control for how such diseases spread, well this is it.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/10/gp-england-drop-common-cold-flu-cases-coronavirus-restrictions

#UK
 
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On this day, 9 October 1945, the UK Labour government defended its imprisonment of 226 Spanish civil war and anti-Nazi resistance fighters, describing them as "serving members of an enemy paramilitary organisation". The men had been interned in France, but escaped and joined the resistance. They were then captured by the Germans and upon "liberation" they were rounded up and sent to a concentration camp in Lancashire, England. One internee, Agustin Soler, killed himself and others like Eustagio Bustos were driven mad by the persecution. Later, the Labour government deported dozens of anti-fascists who had fled Spain back to the country for torture and probable death.

More info here: https://libcom.org/history/spanish-anti-fascist-prisoners-war-lancashire-1944-46

Pictured: Spanish Republicans interned in Chorley


#spain #resistance #labour #uk #neverforget #antifa #anti-fascist
#france #england #Lancashire #photo #photography #history
 
With greetings to all those ********** protesting against the Covid-19 measures in London (and possibly elsewhere). But then again they will probably claim he's a paid actor and it's all a plot by the evil deep state or something.

Chris thought coronavirus was 'bullsh*t'... this is his powerful message from his intensive care bed

#UK #England #Covid19 #Coronavirus #health #NHS
 
With greetings to all those ********** protesting against the Covid-19 measures in London (and possibly elsewhere). But then again they will probably claim he's a paid actor and it's all a plot by the evil deep state or something.

Chris thought coronavirus was 'bullsh*t'... this is his powerful message from his intensive care bed

#UK #England #Covid19 #Coronavirus #health #NHS
 
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On This Day - What Happened Today In History | Britannica


https://www.britannica.com/on-this-day

British actor Peter Sellers, who portrayed an astonishing range of characters but was perhaps best known as inept Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the Pink Panther films, was born.
#OnThisDay #History #Entertainment #Film #England
 
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On This Day - What Happened Today In History | Britannica


https://www.britannica.com/on-this-day

British actor Peter Sellers, who portrayed an astonishing range of characters but was perhaps best known as inept Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the Pink Panther films, was born.
#OnThisDay #History #Entertainment #Film #England
 
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On this day in motoring - Tuesday 18th August 1959


http://www.365daysofmotoring.com/showonthisday/article/12829

On This Day
Tuesday 18th August 1959
61 years ago

The first pictures of BMC’s new compact four-seater Mini, designed by Alec Issigonis, were revealed to the press. Designated by Leonard Lord as project ADO15 (Amalgamated Drawing Office project number 15) and the product of the Morris design team, the Mini came about because of a fuel shortage caused by the 1956 Suez Crisis. Petrol was once again rationed in the UK, sales of large cars slumped, and the market for German bubble cars boomed. Lord, the somewhat autocratic head of BMC, reportedly detested these cars so much that he vowed to rid the streets of them and design a 'proper miniature car'. He laid down some basic design requirements: the car should be contained within a box that measured 10×4×4 feet (3.0×1.2×1.2 m); and the passenger accommodation should occupy 6 feet (1.8 m) of the 10-foot (3.0 m) length; and the engine, for reasons of cost, should be an existing unit. Issigonis, who had been working for Alvis, had been recruited back to BMC in 1955 and, with his skills in designing small cars, was a natural for the task. The team that designed the Mini was remarkably small: as well as Issigonis, there was Jack Daniels (who had worked with him on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (who had been with him at Alvis), two engineering students and four draughtsmen. Together, by October 1957, they had designed and built the original prototype, which was affectionately named "The Orange Box" because of its colour. The ADO15 used a conventional BMC A-Series four-cylinder, water-cooled engine, but departed from tradition by mounting it transversely, with the engine-oil-lubricated, four-speed transmission in the sump, and by employing front-wheel drive. Almost all small front-wheel-drive cars developed since have used a similar configuration, except with the transmission usually separately enclosed rather than using the engine oil. The radiator was mounted at the left side of the car so that the engine-mounted fan could be retained, but with reversed pitch so that it blew air into the natural low pressure area under the front wing. This location saved vehicle length, but had the disadvantage of feeding the radiator with air that had been heated by passing over the engine. It also exposed the entire ignition system to the direct ingress of rainwater through the grille. The suspension system, designed by Issigonis's friend Dr. Alex Moulton at Moulton Developments Limited, used compact rubber cones instead of conventional springs. This space-saving design also featured rising progressive-rate springing of the cones, and provided some natural damping, in addition to the normal dampers. Built into the subframes, the rubber cone system gave a raw and bumpy ride accentuated by the woven-webbing seats, but the rigidity of the rubber cones, together with the wheels' positioning at the corners of the car, gave the Mini go kart-like handling. Initially an interconnected fluid system was planned, similar to the one that Alec Issigonis and Alex Moulton were working on in the mid-1950s at Alvis. They had assessed the mechanically interconnected Citroën 2CV suspension at that time (according to an interview by Moulton with Car Magazine in the late 1990s),[citation needed] which inspired the design of the Hydrolastic suspension system for the Mini and Morris/Austin 1100, to try to keep the benefits of the 2CV system (ride comfort, body levelling, keeping the roadwheel under good control and the tyres in contact with the road), but with added roll stiffness that the 2CV lacked. The short development time of the car meant this was not ready in time for the Mini's launch. The system intended for the Mini was further developed and the hydrolastic system was first used on the Morris 1100, launched in 1962; the Mini gained the system later in 1964. Ten-inch (254 mm) wheels were specified, so new tyres had to be developed, the initial contract going to Dunlop. Issigonis went to Dunlop stating that he wanted even smaller, 8 in (203 mm) wheels (even though he had already settled on ten-inch). An agreement was made on the ten-inch size, after Dunlop rejected the eight-inch proposition. Sliding windows allowed storage pockets in the hollow doors; reportedly Issigonis sized them to fit a bottle of Gordon's Gin. The boot lid was hinged at the bottom so that the car could be driven with it open to increase luggage space. On early cars the number plate was hinged at the top so that it could swing down to remain visible when the boot lid was open. This feature was later discontinued after it was discovered that exhaust gases could leak into the cockpit when the boot was open. The Mini was designed as a monocoque shell with welded seams visible on the outside of the car running down the A and C pillars, and between the body and the floor pan. Those that ran from the base of the A-pillar to the wheel well were described as 'everted' (lit., 'turned outward') to provide more room for the front seat occupants. To further simplify construction, the hinges for the doors and boot lid were mounted externally. Production models differed from the prototypes by the addition of front and rear subframes to the unibody to take the suspension loads, and by having the engine mounted the other way round, with the carburettor at the back rather than at the front. This layout required an extra gear between engine and transmission to reverse the direction of rotation at the input to the transmission. Having the carburettor behind the engine reduced carburettor icing, but the distributor was then exposed to water coming in through the grille. The engine size was reduced from 948 to 848 cc (57.9 to 51.7 cu in); this, in conjunction with a small increase in the car's width, cut the top speed from 90 to 72 mph (145 to 116 km/h). In 1959, BMC and Alec Issigonis won the Dewar Trophy, for the design and production of the Mini. The Mini shape had become so well known that by the 1990s, Rover Group – the heirs to BMC – were able to register its design as a trademark in its own right.
#Cars #Motoring #Automotive #Mini #England #OnThisDay
 
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On this day in motoring - Tuesday 18th August 1959


http://www.365daysofmotoring.com/showonthisday/article/12829

On This Day
Tuesday 18th August 1959
61 years ago

The first pictures of BMC’s new compact four-seater Mini, designed by Alec Issigonis, were revealed to the press. Designated by Leonard Lord as project ADO15 (Amalgamated Drawing Office project number 15) and the product of the Morris design team, the Mini came about because of a fuel shortage caused by the 1956 Suez Crisis. Petrol was once again rationed in the UK, sales of large cars slumped, and the market for German bubble cars boomed. Lord, the somewhat autocratic head of BMC, reportedly detested these cars so much that he vowed to rid the streets of them and design a 'proper miniature car'. He laid down some basic design requirements: the car should be contained within a box that measured 10×4×4 feet (3.0×1.2×1.2 m); and the passenger accommodation should occupy 6 feet (1.8 m) of the 10-foot (3.0 m) length; and the engine, for reasons of cost, should be an existing unit. Issigonis, who had been working for Alvis, had been recruited back to BMC in 1955 and, with his skills in designing small cars, was a natural for the task. The team that designed the Mini was remarkably small: as well as Issigonis, there was Jack Daniels (who had worked with him on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (who had been with him at Alvis), two engineering students and four draughtsmen. Together, by October 1957, they had designed and built the original prototype, which was affectionately named "The Orange Box" because of its colour. The ADO15 used a conventional BMC A-Series four-cylinder, water-cooled engine, but departed from tradition by mounting it transversely, with the engine-oil-lubricated, four-speed transmission in the sump, and by employing front-wheel drive. Almost all small front-wheel-drive cars developed since have used a similar configuration, except with the transmission usually separately enclosed rather than using the engine oil. The radiator was mounted at the left side of the car so that the engine-mounted fan could be retained, but with reversed pitch so that it blew air into the natural low pressure area under the front wing. This location saved vehicle length, but had the disadvantage of feeding the radiator with air that had been heated by passing over the engine. It also exposed the entire ignition system to the direct ingress of rainwater through the grille. The suspension system, designed by Issigonis's friend Dr. Alex Moulton at Moulton Developments Limited, used compact rubber cones instead of conventional springs. This space-saving design also featured rising progressive-rate springing of the cones, and provided some natural damping, in addition to the normal dampers. Built into the subframes, the rubber cone system gave a raw and bumpy ride accentuated by the woven-webbing seats, but the rigidity of the rubber cones, together with the wheels' positioning at the corners of the car, gave the Mini go kart-like handling. Initially an interconnected fluid system was planned, similar to the one that Alec Issigonis and Alex Moulton were working on in the mid-1950s at Alvis. They had assessed the mechanically interconnected Citroën 2CV suspension at that time (according to an interview by Moulton with Car Magazine in the late 1990s),[citation needed] which inspired the design of the Hydrolastic suspension system for the Mini and Morris/Austin 1100, to try to keep the benefits of the 2CV system (ride comfort, body levelling, keeping the roadwheel under good control and the tyres in contact with the road), but with added roll stiffness that the 2CV lacked. The short development time of the car meant this was not ready in time for the Mini's launch. The system intended for the Mini was further developed and the hydrolastic system was first used on the Morris 1100, launched in 1962; the Mini gained the system later in 1964. Ten-inch (254 mm) wheels were specified, so new tyres had to be developed, the initial contract going to Dunlop. Issigonis went to Dunlop stating that he wanted even smaller, 8 in (203 mm) wheels (even though he had already settled on ten-inch). An agreement was made on the ten-inch size, after Dunlop rejected the eight-inch proposition. Sliding windows allowed storage pockets in the hollow doors; reportedly Issigonis sized them to fit a bottle of Gordon's Gin. The boot lid was hinged at the bottom so that the car could be driven with it open to increase luggage space. On early cars the number plate was hinged at the top so that it could swing down to remain visible when the boot lid was open. This feature was later discontinued after it was discovered that exhaust gases could leak into the cockpit when the boot was open. The Mini was designed as a monocoque shell with welded seams visible on the outside of the car running down the A and C pillars, and between the body and the floor pan. Those that ran from the base of the A-pillar to the wheel well were described as 'everted' (lit., 'turned outward') to provide more room for the front seat occupants. To further simplify construction, the hinges for the doors and boot lid were mounted externally. Production models differed from the prototypes by the addition of front and rear subframes to the unibody to take the suspension loads, and by having the engine mounted the other way round, with the carburettor at the back rather than at the front. This layout required an extra gear between engine and transmission to reverse the direction of rotation at the input to the transmission. Having the carburettor behind the engine reduced carburettor icing, but the distributor was then exposed to water coming in through the grille. The engine size was reduced from 948 to 848 cc (57.9 to 51.7 cu in); this, in conjunction with a small increase in the car's width, cut the top speed from 90 to 72 mph (145 to 116 km/h). In 1959, BMC and Alec Issigonis won the Dewar Trophy, for the design and production of the Mini. The Mini shape had become so well known that by the 1990s, Rover Group – the heirs to BMC – were able to register its design as a trademark in its own right.
#Cars #Motoring #Automotive #Mini #England #OnThisDay
 
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The 29 July 1962, fascist Oswald Mosley attempted to march through Manchester. However he was attacked by anti-fascists who knocked him to the ground, and had to be rescued and escorted by 250 police, who were unable to prevent the fascist being pelted with tomatoes, eggs, coins and stones.

Following the march Mosley attempted to speak but he was drowned out by a crowd of 5000 anti-fascists who forced police to call off the meeting after just seven minutes. Clashes between local residents and Blackshirts continued for some time, and the police arrested 47 people.

WCH speak to someone who was there that day in the bonus episode to our podcast miniseries about anti-fascism in the 1940s.

#history #1940 #oswald #mosley #uk #england #antifa #photo #art #photography
#nazi #ww2 #antifa #police #direct-action #protest
 
Schau dir "For 21 Years, No-One In Britain Knew How Long An Inch Was" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/mmh819Lfgfs

The sandwich scene is the best!
#science #metric #history #england
 
The Norman Conquest didn’t change ordinary people’s lives very much | Ars Technica
A recent study suggests that after 1066, English food was as terrible but filling as before.
😂 😂 😂
#science #England
 
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'Burnley' - 'Manchester City': #white #lives #matter

[New York Daily News]


Associated Press
Jun 22, 2020

‘White Lives Matter’ plane banner overshadows Premier League game between Burnley and Manchester City



MANCHESTER, England

As the players of Manchester City and Burnley took a knee inside an empty Etihad Stadium in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the sound of an aircraft could be heard overhead.

It had a very different message.
#soccer #football #sport #whitelivesmatter #USA #America #Trump #GB #UK #England #civil #rights #protest #activism #activist #riot #freedom #police #blacklivesmatter #news #Europe #racial #racism #black #white #photo
 
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On this day, 18 June 1984, the battle of Orgreave took place when striking miners faced off against thousands of police as they attempted to blockade the Orgreave coking plant in England. The police showed the lengths they would go to to break the strike, with violent attacks, mass arrests and deliberate but fortunately unsuccessful attempts to fabricate evidence and frame miners. And the BBC reversed footage of miners defending themselves from police attacks to try to pretend police were attacked first.

Coal miners were on strike against a pit closure plan by the Conservative government.

Learn more about the dispute in this podcast series: https://workingclasshistory.com/tag/1984-5-miners-strike/


#history #miner #coal #police #orgreava #England #UK #BBC #media
#photo #art #photography
 
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On this day, 18 June 1984, the battle of Orgreave took place when striking miners faced off against thousands of police as they attempted to blockade the Orgreave coking plant in England.

The police showed the lengths they would go to to break the strike, with violent attacks, mass arrests and deliberate but fortunately unsuccessful attempts to fabricate evidence and frame miners. And the BBC reversed footage of miners defending themselves from police attacks to try to pretend police were attacked first.

Coal miners were on strike against a pit closure plan by the Conservative government.

Learn more about the dispute in this podcast series: https://workingclasshistory.com/tag/1984-5-miners-strike/


#history #miner #coal #police #orgreava #England #UK #BBC #media
#photo #art #photography #riot #protest
 
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Bio-. nano-, organic-, anti-5G, holographic, quantum, green, non-GMO, anti-globalist (sexist, rapist, rasist, etc.) Shield - £339 only!

TL;DR: 128(!) Mb USB-stick


Rory Cellan-Jones
28 May 2020

Trading Standards squad targets anti-5G USB stick



Trading Standards officers are seeking to halt sales of a device that has been claimed to offer protection against the supposed dangers of 5G via use of quantum technology.

Cyber-security experts say the £339 5GBioShield appears to no more than a basic USB drive.

"We consider it to be a scam," Stephen Knight, operations director for London Trading Standards told the BBC.

His said his team is working with City of London Police's Action Fraud squad.

They are seeking a court order to take down the company's website.

"People who are vulnerable need protection from this kind of unscrupulous trading," he added.

The intervention follows an examination of the device, which was first reported by the BBC.

The vendor - BioShield Distribution - had previously said the device was backed by "research", but has not responded to the latest development.

'Holographic nano-layer catalyser'

The rollout of the new 5G mobile networks began in the UK only last summer and has not yet reached outside urban areas.

Yet across the country there is already a cottage industry offering protection against the supposed negative health effects, even though they have been dismissed by regulators and mainstream scientists.

The 5GBioShield was recommended by a member of Glastonbury Town Council's 5G Advisory Committee, which has called for an inquiry into 5G.

One of nine external members, Toby Hall, said: "We use this device and find it helpful," and provided a link to its website, which describes it as a USB key that "provides protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or placed near to a smartphone or any other electrical, radiation or EMF [electromagnetic field] emitting device".

"Through a process of quantum oscillation, the 5GBioShield USB key balances and re-harmonises the disturbing frequencies arising from the electric fog induced by devices, such as laptops, cordless phones, wi-fi, tablets, et cetera," it adds.

Each of these USB keys costs £339.60 including VAT, though there is a special offer of three for £958.80.

But, at first sight, it seems to be just that - a USB key, with just 128MB of storage.

"So what's different between it and a virtually identical 'crystal' USB key available from various suppliers in Shenzhen, China, for around £5 per key?" asks Ken Munro, whose company, Pen Test Partners, specialises in taking apart consumer electronic products to spot security vulnerabilities.

And the answer appears to be a circular sticker.

"Now, we're not 5G quantum experts but said sticker looks remarkably like one available in sheets from stationery suppliers for less than a penny each," he says.

'Time dilation'

Mr Munro and his colleague Phil Eveleigh proceeded to dismantle the USB key to find out if there were any whizz-bang electronics inside.

But all they found was an LED light on the circuit board, similar to those on any other USB key.

Their conclusion was that trading standards bodies should carry out their own investigations.

A search in Companies House shows the two directors of BioShield Distribution are Anna Grochowalska and Valerio Laghezza.

Both of them appear to have been involved previously in a business called Immortalis, which sells a dietary supplement called Klotho Formula.

Its website - rather similar in design to that of the BioShield - says Klotho Formula uses a "proprietary procedure that leads to relativistic time dilation and biological quantum entanglement at the DNA level".

'Sensitive information'

Ms Grochowalska told BBC News her company was the sole global distributor of the 5GBioShield - but it did not manufacture or own the product.

"We are in possession of a great deal of technical information, with plenty of back-up historical research," she said.

"As you can understand, we are not authorised to fully disclose all this sensitive information to third parties, for obvious reasons."

And she rejected the suggestion selling a £5 product for more than £300 was unreasonable.

"In regard to the costs analysis your research has produced, I believe that the lack of in-depth information will not drive you to the exact computation of our expenses and production costs, including the cost of IP [intellectual property rights], and so on," she said.

"It is therefore hard to take your evaluation seriously, since you have evidently not researched the background facts in any meaningful way."
MORE:
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52810220

The technical details and reverse engineering

[PenTest Partners]

(...) When plugged in to our test machine we may have missed the bubble of “quantum holographic catalyzer technology” appearing.

The stick comes loaded with a 25 page PDF version of the material from 5GbioShield ‘s website. It included a Q&A of distances for the “bubble” and how to know if it is working. It’s an “always on” system apparently, is always working, powered or not, so no visual checks needed.

A review of the stick’s properties revealed nothing more that what you’d expect from a regular 128MB USB key. We weren’t even sure that 128s are still in production! (...)
MORE:
https://www.pentestpartners.com/security-blog/reverse-engineering-a-5g-bioshield/

(c) Photo: PenTest Partners

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148,000 in England infected with coronavirus in last two weeks | The Guardian


Published May 14th.
The study, by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), tested 10,705 people in more than 5,000 households and estimated 0.27% of the population in England were currently positive for Covid-19. The analysis suggests about 148,000 people across the entire population would have tested positive on any day between 27 April and 10 May 2020.

Experts suggest the current rates of infection remain “some way off” what would be needed to lift the lockdown.

The results are likely to fuel concerns about the potential of opening primary schools on 1 June to fuel transmission in the community, as no evidence was found of differences in the proportions testing positive between the age categories 2 to 19, 20 to 49, 50 to 69 and 70 years and over. The numbers testing positive in this first release were small – 33 in total – and so this picture could change and the figures are expected to be tracked closely over the next two weeks.

The figures do not include people in hospital or care homes where rates of Covid-19 infection – and possibly transmission – are likely to be higher.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/148000-in-england-infected-with-coronavirus-in-last-two-weeks

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148,000 in England infected with coronavirus in last two weeks | The Guardian


Published May 14th.
The study, by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), tested 10,705 people in more than 5,000 households and estimated 0.27% of the population in England were currently positive for Covid-19. The analysis suggests about 148,000 people across the entire population would have tested positive on any day between 27 April and 10 May 2020.

Experts suggest the current rates of infection remain “some way off” what would be needed to lift the lockdown.

The results are likely to fuel concerns about the potential of opening primary schools on 1 June to fuel transmission in the community, as no evidence was found of differences in the proportions testing positive between the age categories 2 to 19, 20 to 49, 50 to 69 and 70 years and over. The numbers testing positive in this first release were small – 33 in total – and so this picture could change and the figures are expected to be tracked closely over the next two weeks.

The figures do not include people in hospital or care homes where rates of Covid-19 infection – and possibly transmission – are likely to be higher.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/148000-in-england-infected-with-coronavirus-in-last-two-weeks

#health #covid-19 #covid19 #covid 19 #CoronaVirus #England #ONS
 
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20 Artists’ Visions of Alice in Wonderland From the Last 155 Years

"Curiouser and Curiouser!"


By Emily Temple
May 4, 2020

It was 155 years ago today, on May 4th, 1865, when Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole.



Carroll chose the day because it was Alice Liddell’s birthday (in 1865, she turned 13). Since then, Alice and her compatriots have been reimagined countless times, and inspired creative work of just about every genre. These days, it feels like we’re all down one rabbit hole or another, so it seemed just as good a time as any to revisit some of the best artistic treatments Alice and the gang have gotten over the years, from the classic Tenniel illustrations to moody drawings by Mervyn Peake (yes, that Mervyn Peake) to creations filtered by Yayoi Kusama’s bright, bubbly brain. Down you go.

MORE: 20 wonderful collections!


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Photo: Lewis Carroll, 1858. Alice Liddell as a beggar girl. This was first published in Carroll's biography by his nephew: Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson (1898) The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll, Q84: T. Fisher Unwin.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Liddel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland

DOWNLOAD:

PDF - 15.1 Mb. First editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There With 92 Illustrations by Tenniel, 1866/1872.


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