This is a long shot, does anyone in the UK know of a place that sells decent quality, good value, refurbished Lenovo laptops? Looking for a Thinkpad t480 to upgrade.

I'm based in the UK and want to get the Go Flip 3, I believe is recommend by @adam for a good OTG phone. Is there a version for Gitmo Nation East someone could recommend please?

New application buzz in Silicon valley, Clubhouse, audio only social media. Is this an evolution of amateur radio?

Jump into a conversation people are having and join in, or just listen.

Could this be the shift away from staring at screens we so badly need?

businessinsider.com/clubhouse-

Why is there a strikingly similar mortality rate for the five states that didn't lock down compared to those that did? Could the eight "free states" have for it right?

You need to watch this short video. Please critique and discuss. The crisis was over though the contagion would continue until exhausted. It is as inevitable as a ball thrown into the air, slowing down, and coming back to earth. This work has shown for now 42 countries just how simple and smooth the progression of the virus is.

youtu.be/LydLELH49rc

Senate Leadership Is Pushing Through a Dangerous Surveillance Bill as Americans Are Focused on Covid-19.

If signed by President Trump, the bill would reauthorise Section 215 powers Congress established under the USA Patriot Act in 2001. Section 215 is the provision national-security agencies cited in the past to support their unwarranted collection of phone records of hundreds of millions of innocent people in the United States.

commondreams.org/views/2020/03

Heard Adam talking about Gopher on the JRE podcast. Coincidentally this was on my YouTube feed youtu.be/lUBhOgK5zQI

Working with a colleague today who told me he saw an order for thousands of body bags on the desk of a customers office. I asked him which hospital he was working at. He told me he wasn't working at a hospital but a council building in the East Midlands of the UK.

Ten people have been killed in what is being investigated as a suspected terror attack in the German city of Hanau after a suspected far-Right gunman opened fire at two shisha bars.

telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/2

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Chinese buyers accounted for roughly 40 percent of the 281 billion euros, or $305 billion, spent on luxury goods globally last year. Then the coronavirus hit. nyti.ms/3bIxrB6 

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This represents a move away from the traditional donation model—in which users pay to benefit the creator—to a value model, in which users are willing to pay more for something that benefits themselves. a16z.com/2020/02/06/100-true-f

I was lucky enough to join in with the Parliament Square celebrations last night in London. Phenomenal crowd, happy smiling people, young and old. Hand written signs, no counter protestors from what I could see. Lots of people cheering in pubs around the city too. Good night, very optimistic about the future.

BILL Gates "predicted" a super-virus pandemic breaking out in China that could kill 33 million people around the world in the first six months

thesun.co.uk/news/10814760/bil

media.ccc.de - Inside the Fake Like Factories

How thousands of Facebook, You Tube and Instagram pages benefited from purchased likes and how we reverse engineered facebooks user IDs

media.ccc.de/v/36c3-10936-insi

ToTok amounts to the latest escalation in a digital arms race among wealthy authoritarian governments, interviews with current and former American foreign officials and a forensic investigation showed. The governments are pursuing more effective and convenient methods to spy on foreign adversaries, criminal and terrorist networks, journalists and critics — efforts that have ensnared people all over the world in their surveillance nets. nytimes.com/2019/12/22/us/poli

This newly released batch, WikiLeaks reports, includes a memo stating 20 inspectors feel that the officially released version of the OPCW's report on Douma “did not reflect the views of the team members that deployed to [Syria]”.

New WikiLeaks Bombshell: 20 Inspectors Dissent From Syria Chemical Attack Narrative | Zero Hedge

zerohedge.com/geopolitical/new

U.S. homeland security proposes face scans for citizens

The Trump administration intends to propose a regulation next year that would re...

reuters.com/article/us-usa-imm

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The more I hear the slogan #GetBrexitDone the less I believe it will happen. Johnson’s #FakeBrexit is an establishment trap to keep us tied to the #EU forever. After three years of lying and foot-dragging, the #Tories don’t deserve a majority. If they get one, #Brexit is over.

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