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    Default Monday Links from the Discharge Lounge vol. CDXVI

    No, not that kind of discharge - the cardio-thoracic surgeons have decreed that I am ready for release back into the wild, though still to be cared for by relatives for another week or so

    • How Land Registry data reveals London’s secret tunnels - Guy Shrubsole digs into some recently released public data: ”Last month, the Land Registry released free of charge its Corporate & Commercial dataset, which lists the 3.5 million land and property titles owned by all UK companies and corporate bodies. Some careful sifting of this vast dataset has uncovered various tunnels and underground chambers beneath London owned by the Post Office, BT, and the Ministry of Defence.”

    • Have yourself a deadly little Christmas - Raychelle Burks on festive poisoners: ”While we often focus on the Grinch-like stealing of presents, such property crimes are not the only type of misdeed that mars the merriment: foul fare and treacherous tipples have spoiled many a holiday celebration. Here are two stories of nightmares before (and after) Christmas…”

    • Mr Bunny Roger - ”Couturier, socialite and war hero, this man was an extraordinary but admirable concoction.” And is believed to have been the inspiration for John Steed of the Avengers

    • When the Cure Is the Cause: The Case of the Green Hairy Tongue - "A bizarre epidemic in 1960s Japan should have set off alarms around the world."

    • The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco - A detailed look at the activities associated with the currently-closed West Coast facility: ”According to multiple former intelligence officials, while these ‘strange activities’ were not limited to San Francisco or its environs, they originated far more frequently from the San Francisco consulate than any other Russian diplomatic facility in the United States, including the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. As one former intelligence source put it, suspected Russian spies were ‘doing peculiar things in places they shouldn’t be.’”

    • The State Folk Dance Conspiracy: Fabricating a National Folk Dance - Not all conspiracies are about aliens or world-shaking events: ”Modern Western square dance clubs are coordinating across the U.S. to have square dancing declared the state folk dance of all fifty states. At the time of this writing, there are twenty-two states that have passed legislation designating square dance as the ‘state folk dance’… It’s no wonder that legislators who vote in favor of state dance legislation don’t know what it is they are supporting.”

    • 8 Historic London Shopfronts - "Kathryn Morrison, Head of Historic Places Investigation, selects eight shopfronts that can be appreciated by anyone strolling along the pavements of London, and offer a glimpse into the city’s rich history as one of the world’s most exciting shopping centres." No doubt Mr. Bunny Roger would have frequented one or two of these emporia

    • Exploring the ChestXray14 dataset: problems - Luke Oakden-Rayner argues that a well-known dataset being used to train medical AI systems risks falling into the trap of “garbage in, garbage out”: ”I believe the ChestXray14 dataset, as it exists now, is not fit for training medical AI systems to do diagnostic work… Particularly given the fact that many of the data users will be computer scientists without the clinical knowledge to discover any pitfalls. ”

    • A Neural Network in the Shape of a Koch Snowflake for Classifying Words in the Twelve Days of Christmas - From the ”More Information” page: ”There's a well-known song called 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. It has a lot of repetition in it and this project is an attempt to train a neural network to see if it could 'learn' about this repetition and classify words from the song into different categories.”

    • Ivan Kislov Photography - Ivan Kislov is a Russian miner based in Magadan, on the northern shore of the Sea of Okhotsk, where he photographs the wildlife, landscapes, and people.



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    Welcome back, sounds like it went well...

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    Loved the tunnels one.

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    Great to hear you've been discharged and are hopefully on the mend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Welcome back, sounds like it went well...
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    Loved the tunnels one.
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    Great to hear you've been discharged and are hopefully on the mend.
    Cheers, folks - it's been a weird and rather bumpy ride, but things seem to be running smoothly again now

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Cheers, folks - it's been a weird and rather bumpy ride, but things seem to be running smoothly again now
    Now that your ticker is sorted some constructive criticism. You need to add more science and technology links, I like the odd fluff link but lets keep it real.

    Now, next Monday is Xmas, can I expect the Monday links (I've got twitter followers that need to know)?

    Seriously, well done for getting the links out, even though this weeks are a bit tulip. Good to have you back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Now that your ticker is sorted some constructive criticism. You need to add more science and technology links, I like the odd fluff link but lets keep it real.

    Now, next Monday is Xmas, can I expect the Monday links (I've got twitter followers that need to know)?

    Seriously, well done for getting the links out, even though this weeks are a bit tulip. Good to have you back.
    I see no reason why so-called “Christmas” should interfere with the dissemination of knowledge in the service of getting less done, though I am not prepared to offer any guarantees as to the range of topics that may be covered

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    I see no reason why so-called “Christmas” should interfere with the dissemination of knowledge in the service of getting less done, though I am not prepared to offer any guarantees as to the range of topics that may be covered
    Well I ought to be back from dodging the royal watching lunatics outside church by the time you disseminate so that's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Now that your ticker is sorted some constructive criticism. You need to add more science and technology links, I like the odd fluff link but lets keep it real.

    Now, next Monday is Xmas, can I expect the Monday links (I've got twitter followers that need to know)?

    Seriously, well done for getting the links out, even though this weeks are a bit tulip. Good to have you back.
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