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inews.co.uk Environment Agency ‘hiding’ report into Lancashire landfill making locals ill

The agency has refused to share details of how a landfill operator is breaching its permit because it could 'potentially cause unnecessary concern'

Environment Agency ‘hiding’ report into Lancashire landfill making locals ill
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Conservatives plan to bring back mandatory National Service
  • The military part of the proposed new national service is going to be optional however, those “conscripted” can choose a civilian volunteering path instead. So I’m not sure how this scheme would help with the threat of future conflict when nobody chooses the military option.

    It’s a ridiculous gimmick to distract from the Tories failures in areas people do care about.

  • when google bought datasets from reddit
  • I’d say it’s more that parents (companies) should be more responsible about what they tell their kids (customers).

    Because right now the companies have a new toy (AI) that they keep telling their customers can make thunder from clapping. But in reality the claps sometimes make thunder but are also likely to make farts. Occasionally some incredibly noxious ones too.

    The toy might one day make earth-rumbling thunder reliably, but right now it can’t get close and saying otherwise is what’s irresponsible.

  • Study Finds That 52 Percent of ChatGPT Answers to Programming Questions Are Wrong
  • Generally you want to the reference material used to improve that first version to be correct though. Otherwise it’s just swapping one problem for another.

    I wouldn’t use a textbook that was 52% incorrect, the same should apply to a chatbot.

  • Jolla's Sailfish OS is moving to a subscription model, new phone (and a privacy-focused AI device) coming soon - Liliputing
  • Seems a hard sell to go subscription on such a niche platform. I wish anyone luck that could challenge the Apple/Android duopoly though.

  • KDE Plasma 6.1 Lands Dynamic Triple Buffering Support
  • As an aside, can we get back into desktop cubes again? With all the upheaval in Windows land it’s the sort of eye candy that can win over new Linux users.

  • Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom to stand down at general election
  • Surprised to see Gove go, like him or loathe him he’s always seemed a survivor.

    At this rate there’s going to be a real vacuum of senior figures to take the reins once Sunak goes.

  • What are your plans for the Bank Holiday weekend?

    I’ve had the day off to go to MCM Comic Con today. I’m hoping to get some short hikes in over the weekend if the weather holds out, and maybe get a bit of decorating and household maintenance out of the way.

    Getting the BBQ out would be nice too.

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    Can anyone recommend a lightweight, stable distro for a thinkpad?
  • Any distro should be fairly stable and supported on an older Thinkpad.

    I’m currently using Debian stable on my X220 and it’s rock solid.

  • Rabbit Gaslit Me, So I Dug Deeper
  • I think it’s becoming fair to label a lot of commercial AI “scams” at this point, considering the huge gulf between the hype and the end results.

    Open source projects are different due to their lack of commercialisation.

  • www.independent.co.uk Bid to cut crown court backlog no longer achievable, spending watchdog warns

    Cases waiting to be heard hit record levels instead of falling, with most taking nearly two years to go ahead

    Bid to cut crown court backlog no longer achievable, spending watchdog warns
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    I built a smart mailbox
  • Might be worth looking into LoRa for longer range, it’s got quite cheap to play with now.

  • Rishi Sunak shelves flagship Rwanda and smoking policies before election
  • Hopefully that’s the end of the Rwanda policy for good then. I’m a bit surprised he didn’t try to ram it through before calling the election, he seemed to be staking so much on it.

    But now they can use it a campaign point for ”stopping the boats” instead - safe in the knowledge they’ll now not have to see it through to the end.

  • Nigel Farage rules out standing for Reform UK in general election
  • I wonder why he’s not standing this time. Maybe he doesn’t want the embarrassment of losing a 9th parliamentary election. Or perhaps he wants to ensure he has to ties for an eventual return to the Conservative Party.

  • www.theguardian.com Almost a third of household smart meters not working properly, says Citizens Advice

    Charity says tech problems and poor customer service mean millions in Great Britain missing out on promised benefits

    Almost a third of household smart meters not working properly, says Citizens Advice
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    www.theguardian.com Call for stricter rules to stop UK MPs repeating conspiracy theories

    Demos report come after two ministers publicised unverified claims about low-traffic neighbourhood schemes

    Call for stricter rules to stop UK MPs repeating conspiracy theories
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    LPT Do it.
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    I think you dropped this.

  • Keir says Labour will 'stop the chaos' in speech after General Election date set
  • Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice – stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband

    David Cameron, May 2015

    Oh how I wish we chose chaos with Ed Miliband.

  • Elders [Alex Krokus]
  • I have a ThinkPad X220 that recently turned 13, with SSD and RAM upgrades, basic maintenance, and Linux it’s still running great for plenty of tasks.

    Plus it’s so well built I could probably stick it in a plate carrier and use it as body armour. Doesn’t seem to matter how much it gets dropped or dropped onto, ol’ Thinky keeps on chugging.

  • Jersey assisted dying plans for terminally ill approved - BBC News
  • Disappointing the non-terminal route was rejected, but a step in the right direction nonetheless.

    Starmer has made previous pledges to bring forward a vote in the UK parliament, with an election now confirmed hopefully we can make similar progress.

  • Government tells Britons to stockpile as part of emergency planning
  • We've been here before, haven't we?

    While he is taking a break from YouTube, perhaps Tom Scott can put together a sequel.

  • Rishi Sunak announces 4 July general election
  • Parliament will be dissolved on 30th May. When the Commons is dissolved all business is ended and MPs stop being MPs. When the Lords dissolves business ends but Lords still remain Lords.

    The government still remains and ministers keep their positions, but is effectively only a caretaker for the pre-election period, and cannot enact new polices except in exceptional circumstances.

    The campaign period proper starts once Parliament is dissolved. Parties will publish manifestos shortly after, TV debates may be organised etc.

  • Rishi Sunak announces 4 July general election
  • I was starting to think they would dither their way into defaulting to January at the rate they had been going.

  • Rishi Sunak announces 4 July general election
  • My worst fear is not a Tory comeback but a lurch in more radical and populist direction if Labour fail to start visibly turning things around after the first term. It's unrelated to expect many if any first term miracles considering the state the country is in, but people are going to need to feel some sort of progress to stop the frustration boiling over.

  • General election latest: Rishi Sunak to call election for 4 July - after 'long' discussion in No 10
  • About bloody time.

    It’s been raining hard nearly all day today, only just stopped. But I guess it’s true that every cloud has a silver lining.

  • www.independent.co.uk Labour to pledge new generation of towns to tackle housing crisis

    Labour will tell the housebuilding sector it will back ‘developers who deliver’ if it wins a general election

    Labour to pledge new generation of towns to tackle housing crisis
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    inews.co.uk PIP 'unsustainable' in current form as Stride to announce benefit changes

    The Work and Pensions Secretary will announce a new scheme to cut immigration by encouraging jobless Britons to learn new skills

    PIP 'unsustainable' in current form as Stride to announce benefit changes
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    www.theguardian.com Average British house price hits record high of £375,000

    Pent-up demand from would-be buyers pausing their plans last year has led to price rise despite mortgage rates remaining elevated

    Average British house price hits record high of £375,000
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    inews.co.uk No sex education in schools 'until children are nine' guidance to say

    Schools will be told to delay explicit topics, such as contraception and STIs, until children are 13, according to reports

    No sex education in schools 'until children are nine' guidance to say
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    www.theguardian.com How faith drives bidder for Telegraph who wields growing influence on Tories

    Sir Paul Marshall, a co-owner of GB News, is building a media empire and accumulating political power

    How faith drives bidder for Telegraph who wields growing influence on Tories
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    www.theguardian.com England gets 27 new bathing sites – but no guarantee they’ll be safe for swimming

    Water campaigner Feargal Sharkey says newly designated sites will join ‘ignoble, floundering list of failure’

    England gets 27 new bathing sites – but no guarantee they’ll be safe for swimming
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    www.theguardian.com Conservatives mark 200 constituencies as vulnerable in next general election

    Exclusive: Even seats with majorities of over 15,000 are deemed at risk and needing extra support from party HQ

    Conservatives mark 200 constituencies as vulnerable in next general election
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    www.theguardian.com Starmer to rip up Rwanda scheme and fund new anti-smuggling unit

    Labour leader to promise to divert £75m to fund specialist force against smugglers using counter-terror powers

    Starmer to rip up Rwanda scheme and fund new anti-smuggling unit
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    inews.co.uk England set to miss post-Brexit targets to clean up rivers by 2027

    Nearly 80 per cent of England's rivers, lakes and coastal waters may fail to reach a 'good' standard by 2027, a post-Brexit watchdog warns

    England set to miss post-Brexit targets to clean up rivers by 2027
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    inews.co.uk TikTok and Instagram face 40 new rules to protect children - but not for a year

    Ofcom announced an online crackdown on 'toxic algorithms' to protect children online. But the new code will take more than a year to introduce and tech platforms are being urged to act now

    TikTok and Instagram face 40 new rules to protect children - but not for a year
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    www.apple.com Apple unveils stunning new iPad Pro with M4 chip and Apple Pencil Pro

    The groundbreaking new iPad Pro features a stunningly thin and light design, taking portability and performance to the next level.

    Apple unveils stunning new iPad Pro with M4 chip and Apple Pencil Pro
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