“If you had looked a Trojan horse in the mouth, Minister, you’d have found Greeks inside. Well the point is, it was the Greeks who gave the Trojan horse to the Trojans, so technically, it wasn’t a Trojan horse at all, it was a Greek horse.”

— Bernard Woolley, The Bed of Nails, Yes Minister Season 3 Episode 5

“The identity of the official whose alleged responsibility for this hypothetical oversight, as being the subject of recent discussion, is not shrouded in quite such impenetrable obscurity as previous disclosures led you to assume. But not to put too fine a point on it, the individual in question is, it may surprise you to learn, one whom your present interlocutor is in the habit of defining by means of the perpendicular pronoun.” “I beg your pardon?” “It was I.”

— Sir Humphrey Appleby, Yes Minister S03E03 The Skeleton in the Cupboard

Some things I noticed 06/06/2020:
  1. “It is folly to increase your knowledge at the expense of your authority.” — Yes Minister S01E06 “The Right to Know”
  2. Today, we remember Tiananmen Square” – House Republicans
  3. against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God
  4. I believe the public would be better equipped to push back if it heard the argument and had the chance to respond to the reasoning.
  5. study on hydroxychloroquine has been retracted
  6. DeepFaceDrawing Generates Photorealistic Portraits from Freehand Sketches
  7. We can dash out those that cannot be implemented now, or are above our pay grade, and then we can start cooperating on the substantial part.
  8. A lever to end humanity? What in the world is that for? Why would anyone need to end humanity?” 🤣
  9. Happy Birthday Donald Duck

Some things I noticed 06/01/2020:
  1. “The Civil service was united in its desire to make sure that the common market didn’t work. That’s why we went to it.” – Yes Minister, S01E05
  2. Apple did an investigation of their logs and determined there was no misuse or account compromise due to this vulnerability.
  3. what we now think of as physics really came to be only once we understood conservation of momentum
  4. It should be personal to you. How come it’s not personal to you?
  5. No I never did and that’s why you’ll never be born.
  6. A Dangerous Glacier Grows Inside Mount St. Helens’ Crater
  7. Amish Paradise – “Weird” Al Yankovic
  8. Crew Demo-2
  9. Light ’em up!
  10. 徐娇

Some things I noticed 05/27/2020:
  1. “We can’t get out of it. It’s been announced, it’s in the program.” – Yes Minister, S01E04 “Big Brother”
  2. China, and Asia more broadly, was not a mere bystander to capitalism’s 18th-century birth in Europe.
  3. Lauren Greenfield
  4. Vir Duobus Vultibus, Caput Septimum Decimum
    • “neque bonum est neque malum, est solum potentia, eique qui imbecilliores sunt quam ut illam petant” – Quirrell
    • “tantumne habere pecuniae et vitae quantum cordi est! quae sunt res duae quas plerique praeter omnia eligant – mala foituna accidit ut homines nati sint ad ea potissimum eligenda quae eis minime prosunt.” – Dumbledore
    • “animo ordinate nihil est mors nisi res magna proxime audenda”
  5. ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 audiobook, promo, vocab SRS
  6. winget
  7. How the stress of fight or flight turns hair white
  8. I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail, Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
  9. Thunderheads” – Sarah Dean

Some things I noticed 05/25/2020:
  1. The Past We Can Never Return To
  2. Earth’s rotation. 23 hours and 56 minutes, one frame per minute. Taken in Tivoli, Namibia.
  3. “In the Civil Service, we don’t have profit and losses. We measure our success by our staff and budget. Big is more successful than small.” – Yes Minister, S01E03
  4. COVID-19 is primarily a disease of the endothelium, the single layer of cells that line blood and lymphatic vessels”
  5. We still don’t really know why some patients feel OK to begin with, even though they have incredibly low levels of oxygen in their blood.
  6. The group enjoys dissolving old chips in acid, photographing the die, and reverse-engineering them. I used their photo to find out how the calculator works.
  7. USS Portland successfully disabled a UAV with a Solid State Laser Weapon System Demonstrator
  8. Protesters smash windows at the I.T. fashion store, accuse the brand’s owner of being pro-Beijing
  9. Jenga caused 9/11.” 🤣