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Donald Trump doubles down on plans to dodge next presidential debate
  • Channel 4 had ice sculptures standing in for the Conservative and UKIP Brexit Reform parties at a climate debate after both leaders declined an invitation to take part.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50596192

  • Sharks off Brazil coast test positive for cocaine
  • I'm an excellent example to the rest of the site when it comes to reposts 🤦

    It's my fault, my default filter is top-12-hours.

  • Sharks off Brazil coast test positive for cocaine
  • I'm not sure how I would cope with 3 brazillian sharks of the coast of newfoundland.

    How many billion is that?!

  • www.bbc.co.uk Sharks off Brazil coast test positive for cocaine

    Sharks taken from the shores near Rio de Janeiro have tested for high levels of cocaine.

    Sharks off Brazil coast test positive for cocaine
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    www.bbc.co.uk Bibby Stockholm: Migrant barge to be closed

    The contract for the migrant barge, which houses asylum seekers off the coast of Dorset, will not be renewed.

    Bibby Stockholm: Migrant barge to be closed
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    Harris Opens Fire On Trump: ‘Predator, Fraudster, Cheater’
  • Don't be too confident of that: She could become a widow.

  • Two in five not saving enough in pension for even basic retirement
  • The matching is usually done with a maximum percentage of your salary.
    Some employers might offer 3%, for example.

    So if at that company you earn £24,000, pay 10% into your pension each month (£200), the company contributes £60, and you don't pay income tax on the money that went to the pension (probably £40 savings).

    Which means that if you decide to just take the money instead, you'd only see £160 instead of £260 in your pension.

  • 3 years and 35+kg later, my Gene Café finally (kinda) paid for itself!
  • This is a nice run-down, thanks for sharing.

    I've considered buying a roaster, but always wondered if it would actually be worth it. By the time I'd sourced good green beans, and put the time/energy into roasting, you're correct, and I think I probably would be better using my local (lovely) roastery!

  • "Unspeakable"
  • I think this is a great idea, and I'd happily sticky a promo or decision/voting thread.

    I don't think Flamingos will have any objections either, but I will ask when I have a sec.

  • Suella Braverman expected to defect to Reform as Tory leadership race heats up
  • Tory leadership race heats up in a similar way to last nights kebab.
    With the same risk of limp lettuce.

  • LAPD warns residents after spike in burglaries using Wi-Fi jammers that disable security cameras, smart doorbells
  • I'm down to two 2.4GHz devices over the whole network now.

    The day I can disable it entirely will be a happy one!

  • www.theguardian.com Ucas plans to drop personal statements for UK university applicants

    Social mobility experts welcome change in which students will instead be asked to answer three questions

    Ucas plans to drop personal statements for UK university applicants

    Fantastic news, imho. Personal statements just felt like an extra thing that might cause your application to fail. I'm 99% sure none of the technical degrees I applied for read mine, and I wouldn't blame them at all.

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    www.bbc.co.uk Ingrid Andress: Country star admits singing US anthem drunk

    Ingrid Andress was widely derided for her erratic rendition before baseball's Home Run Derby.

    Ingrid Andress: Country star admits singing US anthem drunk
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    www.bbc.co.uk Amazon workers narrowly reject union in historic vote

    If the GMB had won it would have been the first time Amazon recognised a union in the UK.

    Amazon workers narrowly reject union in historic vote

    49.5% to 50.5%

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    Anon has movie night
  • It's also a lesson for if you're the other people in the room.
    Someone kindly pulling OP to one side afterwards and talking about what happened, and why they might have misunderstood, might have saved them from the social isolation, rather than just ending up excluded.

  • www.bbc.co.uk RAF works to repair Chinook helicopter stuck in Bere Regis field

    Engineers are working to repair a hydraulic fault on the Chinook which is stranded in Bere Regis.

    RAF works to repair Chinook helicopter stuck in Bere Regis field
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    www.petproductmarketing.co.uk Meatly Receives UK Approval for Cultivated Meat in Pet Food

    It is the first-ever cultivated meat company approved for sale in any European country.

    Meatly Receives UK Approval for Cultivated Meat in Pet Food
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    Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)
  • Thank you for writing this all up, and handling all of it!

  • Show us your dashboards
  • It's pulled from my main router using it's metric for it. It only updates once a minute or so, but it's a nice metric.
    Once I switch over to more powerful gear, I'll probably have to start using SNMP, which I don't look forward to!

  • Tenacious D’s Newcastle show postponed after comment about Trump assassination attempt
  • Australian politics is American conservatism with thongs and tongs.

  • My Happy Meal has made you unhappy?
  • I can imagine what happened here. (Assuming it's not fake, it does feel a bit off)
    Person perpetually angry at something.
    Gets drip fed bastardisations of news through facebook by Sharon, or DMG/GBeebies.
    Picked paedos as a battle, because few defend paedos.
    Spends her copious free time spotting paedos, identifiable by their checks notes happy meals, which are clearly for rechecks luring kids.

  • Voters of all parties back Labour’s plans to boost workers’ rights, poll shows
  • I'm not sure if they actually do benefit students.

    When I was at uni, I was just on a (iirc) 14 hour contract that covered my weekend shifts, then anything on top of that was pick-up.

    Zero hour means bosses can just piss people around "lol, no work for you this week".

  • Comment piece: I went to see how the Tories are handling defeat – and found Faragism and a total lack of reflection | Polly Toynbee

    www.theguardian.com I went to see how the Tories are handling defeat – and found Faragism and a total lack of reflection | Polly Toynbee

    Even after election wipeout, the Conservatives are too blinded by ideology to see their voters don’t want a Reform merger, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

    I went to see how the Tories are handling defeat – and found Faragism and a total lack of reflection | Polly Toynbee
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    Angela Rayner dismisses ‘Islamist’ Labour comment by new Trump running mate

    www.theguardian.com Angela Rayner dismisses ‘Islamist’ Labour comment by new Trump running mate – politics live

    JD Vance said the UK was the first ‘Islamist country’ to get a nuclear weapon after Labour won power

    Angela Rayner dismisses ‘Islamist’ Labour comment by new Trump running mate – politics live
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    www.theguardian.com UK ready to build ‘closer, more mature’ trade links with EU

    New business secretary set to tell international counterparts at G7 meeting ‘Britain is back on world stage’

    UK ready to build ‘closer, more mature’ trade links with EU
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    www.theguardian.com Woman wins payout after boss coughed in her face during Covid pandemic

    Judge says Kevin Davies, father of Wales rugby star, set out to ‘ridicule and intimidate’ former employee

    Woman wins payout after boss coughed in her face during Covid pandemic
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    Simple video doorbell software recommendations?
  • I'm currently using the PoE doorbell from Reolink, and regularly use it for intercom, because I don't like wasting delivery drivers time while I run to the door. I can definitely recommend it. It's worth the effort running the cable to have something that just works.

    The default Reolink integration can raise events on:

    • Button press
    • Person detection (adjustable sensitivity)
    • Motion detection (same)

    Recording can be on-device with a micro SD, on network (recording the incoming stream), or by FTP.
    Recording can be set like a dashcam too (only save when needed, and overwrite after a certain time)

    By default it lights up around the button when it detects movement, I do not like this, so I turned it off.

    If the area outside your house isn't busy, you can do cool things like getting the person detection to alert you as someone approaches, rather than waiting for them to press the bell. Can make the postman jump the first few times.

    There are also some features like doing TTS replies if you don't acknowledge the doorbell inside a certain time.
    I haven't gone through the effort of setting up return audio from Homeassistant, and just use the RL app.

  • Simple video doorbell software recommendations?
  • One of my key buying points for hardware is "will this run without any internet, and could I set it all up again without internet?".

    This is why I'm so happy to finally have Hue on my zigbee controller. And it's why I'm always on the lookout for a second hand Valetudo compatible robovac.

  • Simple video doorbell software recommendations?
  • You could also set up a local NTP server, and block them entirely.
    Currently, I have mine set with an invalid gateway, and blocked from the internet to be sure.

  • BBC: Level crossing near misses and risk-taking caught on camera

    www.bbc.co.uk Level crossing near misses and risk-taking caught on camera

    A girl running in front of a train and a truck tearing off a barrier are among recent incidents.

    Level crossing near misses and risk-taking caught on camera
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    Love me Shrek, 'ate Tories. Simple as!

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    The amount of sugar consumed by children from soft drinks in the UK halved within a year of the sugar tax being introduced, a study has found.

    www.theguardian.com Children’s sugar consumption halved since tax announcement, study finds

    Experts say success soft drinks shows expansion of tax to cover other foods and drinks is a ‘no brainer’

    Children’s sugar consumption halved since tax announcement, study finds
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    Join in with Lemmy Canvas 2024 from 5am BST on 12/07

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    theintercept.com “Gay Furry Hackers” Claim Credit for Hacking Heritage Foundation Over Project 2025

    Hacker collective SiegedSec says it infiltrated Heritage Foundation to oppose its campaign against trans rights detailed in the Project 2025 manifesto.

    “Gay Furry Hackers” Claim Credit for Hacking Heritage Foundation Over Project 2025

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/24720114

    > SiegedSec, a collective of self-proclaimed “gay furry hackers,” has claimed credit for breaching online databases of the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank that spearheaded the rightwing Project 2025 playbook. On Wednesday, as part of string of hacks aimed at organizations that oppose trans rights, SiegedSec released a cache of Heritage Foundation material. > > In a post to Telegram announcing the hack, SiegedSec called Project 2025 “an authoritarian Christian nationalist plan to reform the United States government.” The attack was part of the group’s #OpTransRights campaign, which recently targeted rightwing media outlet Real America’s Voice, the Hillsong megachurch, and a Minnesota pastor. > > In his foreword to the Project 2025 manifesto, the Heritage Foundation’s president, Kevin Roberts, rails against “the toxic normalization of transgenderism” and “the omnipresent propagation of transgender ideology.” The playbook’s other contributors call on “the next conservative administration” to roll back certain policies, including allowing trans people to serve in the military. > > “We’re strongly against Project 2025 and everything the Heritage Foundation stands for,” one of SiegedSec’s leaders, who goes by the handle vio, told The Intercept.

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    www.livescience.com Giant phallus-shaped iceberg floating in Conception Bay surprises residents of Dildo, Canada

    A phallus-shaped iceberg hovered off the coast of Dildo, Newfoundland in Conception Bay before collapsing.

    Giant phallus-shaped iceberg floating in Conception Bay surprises residents of Dildo, Canada
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    BBC: UK Election 2024: Exit poll results

    www.bbc.co.uk Results - UK 2024 -

    Get the latest news and election results in the 2024 General election from BBC News

    Results - UK 2024 -
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    BBC: No, UK weather is not being manipulated

    www.bbc.co.uk Weather engineering: False claims spread online

    False claims about weather manipulation and geoengineering have been spreading online. What are the facts?

    Weather engineering: False claims spread online
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    Some proper knife edge seats in there.

    Ashford on a 0.08%. If 40000 people turn up, that's a margin of 32 people.

    Or is that 16, since it's a swing? Either way, 10pm onwards will be interesting!

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