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How Britain stole $45 trillion from India. And lied about it.
– by Jason Hickel
'...Britain drained a total of nearly $45 trillion from India during the period 1765 to 1938. It's a staggering sum. For perspective, $45 trillion is 17 times more than the total annual gross domestic product of the United Kingdom today...'
oh my god this is the cutest username/password UI I have ever seen
#UKPOL "brexit in chaos..." Show more
Didn't think it was possible for the situation to become more chaotic, but well done everyone. Well done...
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Well today was a "five hours of sleep and five coffees" day and now I feel completely wrung out and shaky, but also I just took a step back and realised at 19 I'm writing some little scripts for a certain large British aerospace industry manufacturer and my boss has just trusted me to get on with this without his input even though the deadline's soon and even though I hardly know bash anyway. So it's kinda good as well as tiring but wow does bed sound nice right now.
MS Edge is moving to #Chromium engine. Microsoft is finally going to develop an open source browser - or at least as open source as Google does.
This is essentially a bet that the browser engine wars are over. If that's right, the only way to influence web and de facto standards is to have a seat at the chromium table.
Microsoft has just announced that they "intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop".
Pro: No more Windows-exclusive, proprietary browser engines.
Con: Firefox is now the only actively-developed browser that doesn't use the Blink engine or its relative, WebKit. Not much competition anymore.
This is a test to see if you can tell neural network faces from real ones. Because yep, we can now generate faces with computers that look so realistic people can get it wrong. This has implications for trials (false evidence indistinguishable from real images) and I find, overall, pretty worrying.
An average car emits 650g of CO₂ per km driven. An average person travels 25km to get to work each day. Commuting by car emits an average of 32.5kg of CO₂ daily. (Based on data from the US.)
An adult tree absorbs up to 21.8kg of CO₂ per year. It would take one tree 1.5 years to absorb what one person can emit in a single day.
In the US alone, over 6 million more cars are registered annually. Each year we destroy 18.7 million acres of forest worldwide, killing roughly 1.1 billion trees.
And the doodlin's done :D
Didn't quite get it to what I was imagining, but that's just how arting goes 😅 Plus, it's almost 4am and I've got a headache from bending over these two, so this little illustration is as done as it's ever gonna get...
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