FWIW; I fully expect politicians to understand calls to defund the police as calls to privatize police. #capitalism
In case anyone was in doubt about where the threat to free speech on campus was coming from https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/students-university-police-essays-terrorism-free-speech-a9289301.html
#Nature published a column about reading or replying to #emails on weekends (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00275-2). In the past years, I started to follow a policy of not sending emails outside business hours (although this gives challenges for intercontinental communications). If I write a reply on weekends, I wait for Monday morning before sending it.
Sad to be missing everybody at #36C3 this year. I was too chaotic to arrange my EOY travel early enough. :-(
As a Dutch citizen in the UK I can't vote for the general election, but at least there's something I else can vote in this week: https://debian.org/vote/2019/vote_002