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UK to use Apple-Google API in NHS contact tracing app

I was watching the daily update at the time and as usual with the current UK government, it was framed in a way in which they were taking credit for the initiative. The technology will soon be baked into the OS on our phones and from the specs, the APIs Apple and Google are putting together look very promising.

It's great news, but it wasn't communicated correctly. What if your phone cannot be updated to run the latest version when these changes are available? Android especially, which has vendor and network versions that are either slow to be updated or not updated at all.

Posted 15th Apr 2020 @ 12:34

'A national scandal'

Comprehensive timeline of the UK government's response to the ongoing pandemic. Pretty damning.

Posted 15th Apr 2020 @ 11:00

Social distancing works.

See here for more illustrations of the effects of social distancing.

Posted 14th Apr 2020 @ 20:08

Coronavirus: They tell us it's a great leveller... it's not

Emily Maitlis hits the nail on the head. I'm late in sharing this, but it's important to hear.

Posted 14th Apr 2020 @ 14:20

Stop motion lego

Over the weekend, my daughter and I put together a couple of stop motion animation, it was a lot of fun and another thing you can easily do with your kids. I had a mini tripod lying around and a very basic version of one of these tripod adapters to hold the phone steady.

Posted 14th Apr 2020 @ 14:00

Early decisive action vs herd immunity

Perfect. And it gives me another excuse to link to a video of Penn & Teller on vaccinations.

Posted 14th Apr 2020 @ 09:14

My thoughts on the UK government's daily updates on COVID-19 🧵

My twitter rant, it's frustrating enough being stuck at home for the greater good but then to see people with power shamelessly lying to public and not being scrutinised enough by the people given an opportunity to as questions.

No daily update would be better than what we're having to endure.

Posted 12th Apr 2020 @ 16:42

Dozens of science & engineering activities for kids from the James Dyson Foundation

I clicked around for a while until I got the cards to download, the link is on this page.

Some fantastic activities for kids, I'll be trying some out later today.

Posted 10th Apr 2020 @ 12:59

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