This weeks links (2020-09-28)

Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard (Tiliqua scincoides)

In brief:

* Victoria nature festival
A free virtual nature festival. 28 September – 11 October 2020
Giro d’Italia 2020 – Sat 3rd October to Sun 25th October
How do we watch the Giro?

❝ Not all races are covered by SBS, so a paid subscription is needed if you want to cover the many other races of interest on the calendar.
Eurosport/Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the main broadcaster covering those events. Eurosport used to be available as part of a pay TV deal, but it got withdrawn from that and is now available via FetchTV. That involves buying a set-top box in addition to the subscription and the cheaper way to watch the same races is via the GCN App. ❞
How to watch cycling in Australia (2020-Aug-10) [Australian Cycling Insider]

* Race pass: what can I watch in my country? Australia [GCN]
* Race Pass information: Australia [GCN]
* GCN on the App Store (iOS)

FFS – not shown in the iOS app, it just times out.
If you have used Apple Sign In to sign up to the GCN App but would like to watch on another device which does not support Apple Sign In (for example an iPad with OS 12 or older, an Android device or our new web player), please follow the steps below.
* How to log in on devices without Apple Sign In if your account in the app uses Apple Sign In

Who’s a bot and who’s not?
🤖 Bot Sentinel – Dashboard
🤖 BotSight
🤖 Fake Followers Audit from SparkToro
* On the trail of the positive messages posted around Hawthorn (2020-Sep-28) [The Age]

❝ Armed with an old typewriter, Mr Kuruppu has been sticking up his brief snatches of poetry in public places for the past couple of years.
Those who discover his tiny pieces of paper with the torn edges often tag him on social media. But during the pandemic, he noticed it was happening more and more. ❞

Some reading/listening:

* 📻 Yes Prime Minister s1+2 (BBC4) [archive.org]
Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) – later Prime Minister – kept the British nation enthralled. Helped – and hampered – by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

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