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Sorry for the re-toot but this is a fantastic video. It's not British or Scottish but it says all that I want for independence.

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There's never been born a bully boy that would stand up to a group of decent people ready to help each other.

Link arms. Stand with any *fair minded* neighbour no matter his ethnicity, colour, religion, sexual preferances, language or social standing.

Don't let the thugs and racists win. Stand and act together.

Build an independent Scotland wherein that's the norm.

Happy New Year everyone.

“For now” - This #news headline from CNN may help you realize the importance of using #privacy-centric and #encrypted software & services.

Using systems that do not track you in the first place ensures that your meta information is unavailable to give to authorities.

Using systems that encrypt your data properly make it harder for state actors to target you.

(This article link uses tracking. Consider using browser blocking.)

#facebook #google #twitter #hongkong

"जो सवाल पूछते हैं, मुमकिन है वे मिनट भर के लिए बेवकूफ़ माने जाएँ... लेकिन जो सवाल ही नहीं पूछते वे तो जिंदगी भर मूरख ही रहते हैं"

"कन्फ्यूशियस, वक़्त बदल गया है... हिफ़ाज़त से रहना... अपना ख़्याल रखना"

#Cartoon @CartoonistSan
RT @CartoonistSan
#cartoon @timesofindia #IndiaChinaFaceOff

do you have any idea what "a11y" means?

please boost this, I'm actually curious

This is just to check in how much interest there is in the following:

Would you like to see Tails to run on mobile phones such as the #PinePhone?
(boost also counts as a yes)

What's Tails?
Tails a portable operating system that protects your privacy and helps you avoid censorship.

A list of government errors, necessarily cut short. I just wonder if anyone can provide a list in support of the government's management of coronavirus, God knows many are claiming they're doing well.


In a modern city this would not even be three parking spots. In a real city we have homes for families and businesses. Cars have no place in a city. Bernkastel-Kues, Germany. #GoodUrbanism


This sounds disastrous for freedom and free speech. It's not unexpected from a dictatorial state like China but after this little bomb shell, how can any country trust Huawei to be part of it's 5G infrastructure?

China and Huawei propose reinvention of the internet

Some Hard information on #COVID19 as compared to other epidemics in recent history.

R0 = 2.2
Global Mortality: 7%
Death Toll = 4,718 (and rising)

== 2009 Swine-flu ==
R0 = 1.5
Global Mortality: 0.04%
Death Toll = 500,000

== 2002 SARS ==
R0 = 3
Global Mortality: 9.6%
Death Toll = 349

== 1920 Spanish Flu ==
R0 = 2
Global Mortality: 2.5%
Death toll = 100 million

For those who don't know R0 is the average number of people who will contract the disease from an infected individual.

As you can see the numbers are very concerning. The only disease that had the same potential for damage as this would have been the SARS epidemic in 2002. Luckily it was contained early on and never spread. The big difference seems to be the 2002 SARS epidemic had very few if any asymptomatic individuals. So it was easy to stop the disease before it spread (artificially lowering the R0 effectively).

However the COVID-19 has a large portion of people with the disease whoa re asymptomatic. This causes the spread to go unhindered. Despite having a lower R0 and lower mortality rate the death toll is already more than 10x what it was for 2002 SARS.

The numbers are scary, it suggests to me, we are in for some really nasty times ahead...

#coronavirus #science #SARS

This is truly uplifting! Please toot and retoot. I was hiding my face from my kids because I had tears in my eyes.

I don't have children to shelter from any mean truth, but this still feels like an approach to the world I understand.

A float depicts Johnson losing Scottish legs during traditional carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany. The street spectacles, around Düsseldorf, Mainz and Cologne, watched by 100s of 1000s of people are highlights in Germany’s carnival season on Rosenmontag. Photo: Martin Meissner/AP

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