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DR MAX PEMBERTON: Why that drip-drip of nagging damages your health 

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 23:12
DR MAX PEMBERTON: Researchers from Pennsylvania found that people who reported high levels of criticism from their partner were more than twice as likely to die prematurely.
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Do No Coding Any More'

Slashdot - Fri, 2020-07-03 23:09
The Linux Foundation recently uploaded its video from the Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference: Europe. And there was a poignant moment when Linus Torvalds did his traditional keynote conversation with Dirk Hohndel, VMware's vice president and chief open source officer. Honndel had asked Linus — his hair now uncharacteristically long — what he spends his time on as a kernel maintainer. What's his workflow? "What do you do?" Linus Torvalds: Um, I read email. [Hohndel laughs] I read email, I write email, I do no coding at all any more. Most of the code I write, I actually write inside my mail reader. So somebody sends me a patch, or more commonly they send me a pull request or there's a discussion about the next pull request, and there's something I react to and say, 'No, this is fine, but...' And I send out pseudocode, or — I'm so used to sending out patches that I sometimes edit patches and send out the patch without having ever compiled it, ever tested it, because I literally wrote it in the mail reader, and saying 'I think this is how it should be done.' But this is what I do. I'm not a programmer any more. I read a lot more email than I write, because what my job really is — in the end, my job is to say no. Somebody has to be able to say no to people. Because other developers know that if they do something bad, I will say no. They hopefully, in turn, are more careful. But in order to be able to say no, I have to know the background. Because otherwise I can't do my job. So I spend all my time, basically, reading email about what people are working on... It is an interesting job, but you do end up spending most of your time reading email. On the developer side, what I hope people are doing is trying to make, not just good code, but these days we've been very good about having explanations for the code. So commit messages to me are almost as important as the code change itself. Sometimes the code change is so obvious that no message is really required, but that is very very rare. And so one of the things I hope developers are thinking about, the people who are actually writing code, is not just the code itself, but explaining why the code does something, and why some change was needed. Because that then in turn helps the managerial side of the equation, where if you can explain your code to me, I will trust the code... A lot of open source in general is about communication. And part of it is the commit messages, part of it is just the email going back and forth. Communicating what you're trying to do or communicating why something doesn't work for you is really important.

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NHS chief warns of Super Saturday 'pub-ageddon'

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 23:08
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Britons could 'by all means' go to the bar tomorrow if they are sensible, but warned those who break social distancing rules will be put in jail.
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Wish we were (back) here! Once, we didn't care that we couldn't go on a foreign holiday...

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:54
From grannies who encouraged you to climb tall trees and mothers who let you roam unsupervised if you were back for tea, a captivating new book recalls the school summer holidays of yesteryear.
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The future of sex: Highly advanced robots that can learn and talk will soon go on sale for £12,000

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:50
At Abyss Creations, up to 600 silicone sex dolls are sent out to bedrooms worldwide, including in the UK. They cost anything from $5,999 (£4,800) for a basic model to tens of thousands
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Richard Kay: Meghan's latest court documents show a royally petulant sense of grievance

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:49
RICHARD KAY: Among the headline-grabbing assertions Meghan makes in new papers filed in her High Court privacy battle, lies an extraordinary degree of resentment towards the Royal Family
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Bernie Ecclestone, 89, holds newborn baby Ace with his 44-year-old third wife Fabiana Flosi

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:34
Bernie Ecclestone and his wife Fabiana Flosi proudly showed off their newborn for the first time yesterday. Miss Flosi gave birth to 7lb 1oz Alexander Charles Ecclestone, or Ace for short, on Wednesday.
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Monty Don says there's never been a better year to enter our National Garden Competition

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:31
Monty Don revealed he's developed a new layer of intimacy with his garden during lockdown. The British gardening expert shared advice for entering this year's National Garden Competition.
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BEL MOONEY: How can I let my cheating husband go when I still love him?

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:30
This week Bel advises a reader who doesn't know how to let her cheating husband go because she still loves him
Categories: UK News

Jailbird behind the secret Blair property deal that shamed No.10 is writing his bombshell memoirs

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:30
Despite a criminal career spanning his adult life the deed for which Foster is best known is an entirely legal and rather mundane affair back in 2002 - negotiating the purchase of two flats for Cherie Blair.
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Why it's not just Prince Andrew feeling the heat after Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:20
GUY ADAMS: He might not be able to sweat, but Prince Andrew won't be the only one feeling a little hot under the collar following Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Bringing economy back a priority not being shirked

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:18
After the high-flown rhetoric from PM Boris Johnson regards plans to revive the economy after coronavirus, it will be the Chancellor Rishi Sunak's turn in the limelight on Wednesday.
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Obesity timebomb as damning figures reveal three in ten reception pupils are already too fat

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:15
The worst areas are Knowsley, Merseyside, where 29.7 per cent of children are overweight or obese, followed by Hull (29.2 per cent) and Redcar and Cleveland (28.8 per cent).
Categories: UK News

Cruising's back - but don't set sail without first consulting our essential guide to the new rules

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:14
Shorter cruises, fewer ports of call, activities organised by age and passengers divided into small groups are some of the new recommendations to get cruise lines operating again.
Categories: UK News

Great British Spring Clean: Daily Mail's joins UK war on litter

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:14
The Great British Spring Clean, run by Keep Britain Tidy and supported by the Mail, had to be postponed due to the crisis. But it will still go ahead in the autumn, the charity announces today.
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Classic English pubs are open from today - and you can stay at all these for under £200

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:13
Pubs in England are allowed to open today and accept overnight guests. Here we select some of the best pubs with rooms and chose a few in Scotland and Wales ahead of rule changes there.
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Ghislaine Maxwell 'read Epstein victims book while in hiding'

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:13
While hiding away from the world, she passed the time exercising and cooking, Vanity Fair reported on Friday, citing an unidentified source with 'knowledge' of Ghislaine's time in lock-down.
Categories: UK News

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Meghan and Harry roll out movie plans

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:08
RICHARD EDEN: Meghan Markle cut short her acting career when she married Prince Harry. Now she has spelt out her plans to return to the screen through the couple's Archewell foundation.
Categories: UK News

Nurse who gave birth as she was dying of Covid-19 never held her daughter

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:03
Mary Agyapong, 28, was heavily pregnant and working as a nurse at Luton and Dunstable Hospital in Bedfordshire when tested positive for Covid-19 and died five days after giving birth.
Categories: UK News

The 'After Corona' hotel life in Cornwall, where it's all visors and smartphone orders

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-07-03 22:01
Many UK hotels are reporting a 400 per cent rise in bookings until September but what exactly will those guests experience? Mark Palmer went to Fowey Hall Hotel in Cornwall to find out.
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