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I cannot emphasize this enough: Stop. Trying. To. Fix. #WomenInSTEM! There is nothing wrong with us. We do not nee…
Retweeted by Kate Bevan is still at home @Ranfje @SusanCalman they look as though they've totally made themselves at home now!!!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 The BBC's new social media guidance says that the "use of emojis…
Retweeted by Kate Bevan is still at home @ruskin147 good. About time.Wow. @jamesrbuk she's up the duff again? @niccijsmith will do - thanks! @niccijsmith lovely, thanks, will read that @niccijsmith thanks - could you point me at any useful reading? I recoil at Taiwan's data approach, but data is one… piece from Tom (again; he's consistently thoughtful and articulate). It's hard having opinions that don't… @niccijsmith I'll reply directly to you rather than quote-tweet: is it the case, however, that the Taiwanese have d… @NormaCohen3 xxxxSolidarity and love to my Jewish friends and the entire community today, whose safety should have been at the heart of Labour's priorities. @jamesrbuk pretty sure the report shows that it was absolutely not "dramatically overstated". God, he's appalling."I didn't think the leopards would eat MY face" said the man who joined the Leopards Eating Faces Party. are aware of Julian Metcalfe’s comments this morning, but he has not run the business for over ten years and we…
Retweeted by Kate Bevan is still at homeGood day to remember those who spoke out about what was happening in Labour, who campaigned and protested relentles…
Retweeted by Kate Bevan is still at home @mjrobbins @iampaulkerry I think the problem is that we're not considering the picture in the round. We get bogged… @mjrobbins @iampaulkerry yep - and my point is actually that the app we have was built to satisfy the privacy nerds… @Crundwell oooh hurray!!! @Crundwell I am looking forward to the results of this test run at Christmas! Also, just checking - there will be C… @Crundwell oooooooh @Ali_Crockford DIMPLE 😍😍😍 @cpives2008 sure thingReally useful discussion here of the differences, drawbacks and upsides of the now-ditched original NHSX app and th… @ealexhudson @ruskin147 @hare_brain that's an excellent assessment, Alex, thanks for sharing @iampaulkerry @mjrobbins I'll also note that those of us who decided not to sign up to the Zoe app because we thoug… my God, France - this is absolutely horrifying @cpives2008 @nikhilautar1 exactly this. @StephenMcGann remind me, are you the McGann who played the Doctor or the one who plays the doctor? @st_eppel @pjvlee I honestly don't know how you answer these huge questions. But we're not having that conversation. @dbf78 yikes, this is quite the idea. I spend my life explaining to people that no, your phone isn't listening to y… to my rant, this is a great post from Ed about the ethics of location data @edparsons @ruskin147 that's a great post, Ed. @cpives2008 @nikhilautar1 yep, yep. I'm a bit tired of hearing about the Blessed Jacinda, too, tbh. @cpives2008 @nikhilautar1 Came here to say exactly this! See also: comparing the UK with New Zealand @rossatkin @mikarv For the record, I didn't see my mum before she died (cancer, not Covid) in July, because of lock… @rossatkin @mikarv And we should accept that there's a huge range of views on what's acceptable and what's not. @edparsons @ruskin147 As I say, I honestly don't know what the answers are. I definitely don't want an Asian-style… @rossatkin @mikarv You think *you* would have been ok with that. I'm not sure I would be, tbh. We need to have thes… @rossatkin @mikarv That's a conversation we're not having. Personally I'm extremely unkeen on that approach @rossatkin @mikarv Yeah, but again, how much would we tolerate? Can't see Hong Kong's mandatory quarantine centres being acceptable here @Scientits Their data methods are beyond the pale in Europe, both legally and ethically. @markmccaughrean @beckyfh I know. Painful. But much of the current discourse is kindergarten-level, so any advance… @mikarv You cannot do effective tracing without access to social graphs. That's the point I'm making. @mikarv Arguably it has done so because of the noisy yelling about privacy. It's an app built to keep nerds happy.I'm very glad I'm not having to make these huge decisions of privacy/economy/public health/mental health/civic live… @beckyfh I honestly don't know what the answers are, but this is a conversation we need to have.Finally, hardly anyone except @tomskitomski has dealt with the issue of how two huge unaccountable US tech firms ha… @katebevan Singapore keeping migrant workers practically prisoners in their dormitories isn't a good look either.
Retweeted by Kate Bevan is still at home @sallyhinch Right? And Hong Kong's enforced quarantine centres. @trinovantum Yep. So I want everyone wanging on about how brilliant Asia has been to sit down. @beaglebugle Exactly, and nor should it be. I wish people would stop pointing to Asia as some kind of shining exampleit's not much use for tracking people & getting them tested & if necessary isolated. We have an app that's built to…'m still of the view that we should have pursued tech that would have given health authorities more insight into t… this is what South Korea has done. Dunno about you, but I'm not up for this's what Taiwan has done. This would not fly, and rightly so, in the UK. (Source: BMJ)'m really over hearing how brilliant Asian countries have been at containing Covid and "oh, we should follow their… @RightSaidJames @DoorkinsM Ugh, ugh @she_jedi It's A LONG list. So many footnotes
And now, having had more than enough of Wednesday, I am going to bed. @StephenMcGann ooh, I love it when that happens. @StephenMcGann that sounds gloriously eclectic and right up my street xx @StephenMcGann ooh, I need something to watch over the weekend @gailebishop she knows I will let her down again tomorrow @chrisdc77 @DaphneFlap 😬😬😬 @beegeewhiz 😍 @chrisdc77 @DaphneFlap 🤣🤣 I think your child is going to suffer a slow, painful death @JeffdeBoer9 That's a generous way of seeing it. I love your work, I like to see it properly credited! @Scientits And FEEDBACK @RGibsongirl She has high standardsExtreme side-eye going on now. Talk to the paw @AdamRosserRadio AlwaysWe now go live to my lap for some Extreme Floofing @F1Ruaraidh @James_Tringham I am not counting chickens @flamingnora it really bloody is. Thanks, love, appreciated xxx @flamingnora my birthday is going to be fucked. @Crundwell yes, that's so true. And look what happened at Eid: Manchester was locked down with no warning @el_snoop oh godGod, this is so depressing. I hate this year., maybe stick to the speed limit? @GreenManOfKent Ilsa is not on board with this. @DawnPriestland ah, thank you @scousepie bad enough from a random twat, but from a bishop it's really shitty. So mean-spirited.Gary Sambrook’s dining table, circa 9.30pm. #garysambrookeatsbigdinners
Retweeted by Kate Bevan is still at home @highpoh @DoorkinsM I spent too long at a convent school to have any religious inclinations, but the point about ho… @Ranfje @RosiePines Please give both of them skritches and snuggles from me!correction of the day
Retweeted by Kate Bevan is still at home @Ranfje @RosiePines keep them coming!!! 😍😍😍 @DoorkinsM Meanwhile, this snotty, unkind and dare I say it unChristian tweet from the bishop of Burnley really doe… @anne_theriault I loved her story and I'm really sad she's died. It's lovely that she's had such a good send-off @anne_theriault yes, they definitely do @DawnPriestland @harrietsherwood @DoorkinsM which how all cats should go, of course @DawnPriestland @harrietsherwood @DoorkinsM it is. I'm sad about Doorkins.this is a lovely piece by @harrietsherwood and I'm glad that even in these stupid, horrible times we took a moment… @saraofyork god yes. learning to ignore bullshit is a superpower @RosJordanAJE probably some joyless child Gen Z, eh @Ranfje @RosiePines I'm so glad you've got them ❤❤ @Ranfje @RosiePines he is SO gorgeous, and it looks as though they're already totally settled in