Toilet for women, men, wheelchair users and Daleks

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May’s Brexit Trilemma

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Jamaica?

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I think the cat’s been found

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Don’t send England football team to Russia, hold alternative tournament instead

I’ve written a petition for the parliament petition site:

Don’t send England football team to Russia, hold alternative tournament instead

In view of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, we shouldn’t sent the England team to the 2018 FIFA world cup. Instead we should persuade FIFA to hold the tournament in another country. If that isn’t possible, we and our allies should hold our own rival tournament.

The recent attack in Salisbury against Sergei Skripal using a novichok nerve agent was the latest in a long line of misdeeds by Putin, which include poisoning Alexander Litvinenko with polonium, annexing Crimea and shooting down a Malaysian airliner killing 298 people. Putin wants to use the football World Cup to make his bloodstained regime look good. If England — and as many other countries as possible — stay away, we will deny him this opportunity.

It needs 5 supporters to go to the next step — where staff review it before it can go live. You can sign it here.

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Twitter gets message order wrong

Imagine you were designing an online messaging system. On your system, people could write messages, and other people could reply to them. And people could reply to the replies, and so on.

So imagine you had a sequence of 5 messages, [1] to [5], where each is a reply to the last. In what order would you display them on the screen? I’d like you to think about that for a bit before you scroll down…

 

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So having thought about it, you might decide on the order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. This would be sensible because it it chronological order.

Or you might decide on most-recent-first, i.e. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, to give prominence to the most recent message.

One order I suspect you would not choose is 5, 3, 1, 2, 4. Unless that is you were Jack Dorsey and were running Twitter:

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Here the original message (1) is from Stephanie Hurlbert, to which Alex Afshar replied (2). Then Gravis McElroy replied with a message (3) and a whole thread (4). Finally, craignicol reposted it (5).

What an absurdity of user interface design.

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Brexit “won’t be like Mad Max”

Mad May:

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