Monday, 17 August 2015

150817


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150816 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150816.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Beware ‘stripping away’ NZ sovereignty, Māori Party co-leader warns - http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2015/08/beware-stripping-away-new-zealand-sovereignty-maori-party-co-leader-warns/ #TPP

How developing countries are paying a high price for the global mineral boom - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/how-developing-countries-are-paying-high-price-global-mineral-boom companies must pay for the damage

#TISA update - http://dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/trade-in-services-agreement/news/Pages/news.aspx while we are tackling #TTIP & #TPP, let's not forget that #TISA is slouching towards Bethlehem....

New Leaks Confirm AT&T's Position As NSA's Favorite Telco 'Partner' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150815/15220831968/new-leaks-confirm-ats-position-as-nsas-favorite-telco-partner.shtml must be a marketing slogan in there somewhere

#Corbyn's appeal is enhanced by united hostility of press - http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/aug/17/jeremy-corbyns-appeal-is-enhanced-by-the-united-hostility-of-the-press "neologisms serve to confirm the man’s media supremacy."

Ivory smuggling route tracked via fake tusks with GPS - http://boingboing.net/2015/08/17/ivory-smuggling-route-tracked.html clever

10-year jail sentence for online piracy “infeasible, unaffordable” say academics - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/08/10-year-jail-sentence-for-online-piracy-infeasible-unaffordable-say-academics/ UK gov will probably do it anyway

Sepp Blatter claims Fifa portrayed as a mafia organisation by US investigation - http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/aug/17/sepp-blatter-fifa-mafia-us-atorney-general-loretta-lynch er, yes, and his point is....?

Miliband: electing Corbyn risks creating 1-party Tory state - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/17/david-miliband-electing-jeremy-corbyn-risks-one-party-tory-state sure you don't want to make rhetoric more outrageous?

I've noticed how "#algorithmic" is now a dirty word; an algorithm is simply a set of rules/instructions, just like we had before computers

using rules isn't new; meekly accepting them *is*...

#China's Currency Manipulation Should Serve as a Warning About #TPP - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-p-hoffa/chinas-currency-manipulat_b_7998236.html he's right, you know...

Don't believe the hype - #TTIP is not for small companies - http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2015/08/dont-believe-hype-ttip-not-small-companies here's why... #SMEs


The curious case of whistled languages and their lack of left-brain dominance - http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2015/08/the-curious-case-of-whistled-languages-and-their-lack-of-left-brain-dominance/ fascinating stuff #linguistics


#TTIP: #Transparenz war gestern - http://derstandard.at/2000020861451/TTIP-Transparenz-war-gestern?ref=article "steht in eklatantem Widerspruch zu früheren Versprechen" (v @michelreimon)

Vietnam-EU FTA as a backdoor for cheap textile imports into EU? - http://www.bilaterals.org/?financial-times-reports-on-vietnam worse: backdoor for China's #ISDS suits against EU?


#Mozilla Webmaker, Meet the World - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2015/08/17/mozilla-webmaker-meet-the-world-2/ "allows individuals across globe to create original content in their language"

Mass grave reveals prehistoric warfare in ancient European farming community - http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/17/mass-grave-prehistoric-warfare-ancient-european-farming-community-neolithic nasty stuff, a long time ago...


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