Wednesday, 26 June 2019

190625


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190624.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Toxic chemicals and risks to infants: what to know and what you can do - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/25/toxic-chemicals-risks-infants-what-to-know if only there were some kind of precautionary principle that #murica could apply here…

How Peru fell in love with a sea giant worth far more alive than dead - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/25/peru-sea-giant-worth-far-more-alive-than-dead-giant-manta-ray a model for other countries and species



‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/25/climate-apartheid-united-nations-expert-says-human-rights-may-not-survive-crisis IOW anyone who claims to care about human rights must act on the #climatecrisis

Jared Kushner’s economic blueprint for Palestinians faces boycott and derision - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/jared-kushner-economic-blueprint-palestinians-boycott-derision hardly a surprise…

The Impossible Burger shortage: Why it’s hard to find this meat-free burger - https://www.cnet.com/news/the-impossible-burger-is-demand-outrunning-supply/ nice problem to have provided it doesn’t drag on too long


Canonical returning 32-bit Ubuntu Linux support after gaming uproar - https://www.zdnet.com/article/canonical-returning-32-bit-ubuntu-linux-support-after-gaming-uproar/ good to see they admitted their error so quickly…

France loses landmark court case over air pollution - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/france-loses-landmark-court-case-over-air-pollution excellent; more cases needed

Europe heatwave: record high of 45C expected in France - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/highs-of-45c-expected-in-france-as-heatwave-scorches-europe impressive how any climate change denialists can keep up their delusion in the face of this extreme weather, which is getting worse so rapidly

Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts - minister - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-tech-exclusive-idUSKCN1TQ1TJ hmm



Monday, 24 June 2019

190624


Cartier, Bulgari and other luxury brands are flocking to WeChat -
https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/23/luxury-brands-sell-on-wechat/ this is exactly what they will do when @facebook introduces #libra

In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/business/media/stream-classical-music-spotify.html indeed, @spotify’s search engine for classical music is an utter disgrace


Raspberry Pi 4 on sale now from $35 - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-4-on-sale-now-from-35/ interesting move

Boris Johnson row: top Tory party donor joins calls for explanation - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/24/top-tory-party-donor-joins-calls-for-boris-johnson-to-explain-row I think we are seeing that hiding behind the clown’s mask, there is nothing but a void…boris johnson just can’t hack it

Boris Johnson does speak to Steve Bannon, says Nigel Farage - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/24/nigel-farage-deal-tories-ensure-no-deal-brexit-boris-johnson is this the kind of person we want running this country?

China’s War on Coal in Seven Charts: Peak Coal is Not a Blip but a Trend - https://macropolo.org/china-peak-coal-energy-trend/ “What has gained at coal’s expense? Natural gas and renewables.”

'Hell is coming': week-long heatwave begins across Europe - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/24/hell-is-coming-week-long-heatwave-begins-across-europe this is the price ordinary people must pay for feeble and inadequate action on the #climatecrisis; people will die as a result of #globalwarming

Tories warn of government collapse if Boris Johnson pursues no-deal Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/24/tories-warn-government-collapse-boris-johnson-pursues-no-deal-brexit never a dull moment these days…

#Australia Says Media Companies Can Be Sued Over User Comments On Facebook - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190624

I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/24/boris-johnson-prime-minister-tory-party-britain “Corbyn is far more honest, but harbours his own extravagant delusions. He may yet prove to be the only possible Labour leader whom Johnson can defeat in a general election.”




Saturday, 22 June 2019

190621


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190620.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Continental Europe braced for ‘potentially dangerous’ heatwave - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/21/continental-europe-braced-for-potentially-dangerous-heatwave if only there were some scientifically-rigorous, over-arching explanation for this extreme weather…

Canada becomes first G7 country to ban shark fin imports - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/21/canada-bans-shark-fin-imports-sale other countries should follow suit





Thursday, 20 June 2019

190620


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190619.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/20/us-rising-seas-defense-seawalls-cost-report just a tiny fraction of the costs of the #climatecrisis. we’re talking many trillions. but by all means, pretend it’s not happening…

US joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/19/us-russia-saudi-arabia-israel-iran-forces-for-bad-poll-finds time the rest of the world took action against these rogue states, no…?

Trump aims to force open UK/EU markets to GMOs – within 120 days - https://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18995-trump-aims-to-force-open-uk-eu-markets-to-gmos-within-120-days the EU will tell him to get lost; the UK will just bend over. well done, #brexiters, you voted for this…

Thousands petition Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime’s Good Omens - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/20/petition-netflix-cancel-amazon-prime-good-omens-christian-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett not the sharpest knives in the drawer…

Ivanka Trump’s 2020 tweet violated Hatch Act, watchdog says - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/20/ivanka-trump-hatch-act-watchdog-crew-2020-election-tweet and absolutely nothing will happen as a result…

Facebook usage has collapsed since scandals, data shows - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jun/20/facebook-usage-collapsed-since-scandal-data-shows well, look at that…

A Jerusalem hospital where Palestinian babies die alone - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/20/a-jerusalem-hospital-where-palestinian-babies-die-alone what a heartbreaking symbol of #israel's unrelenting cruelty to children in #palestine

Antigua: sprawling ‘Chinese colony’ plan across marine reserve ignites opposition - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/20/antigua-yida-project-chinese-colony-controversy chinese destroying other people’s environment for profit, yet again…



Wednesday, 19 June 2019

190619


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190618.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Copyright Fights Over The Australian Aborigine Flag Continue To Demonstrate Copyright Insanity - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190614/03261242401/copyright-fights-over-australian-aborigine-flag-continue-to-demonstrate-copyright-insanity.shtml

#India's 6th largest city just ran out of water - https://boingboing.net/2019/06/18/indias-6th-largest-city-just.html a glimpse of the future for many #climatecrisis

Ukrainian oligarchs accused of laundering $470b, buying up much of Cleveland - https://boingboing.net/2019/06/14/kyivland.html I beg your pardon…?

Can planting billions of trees save the planet? - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/19/planting-billions-trees-save-planet well, they will certainly help. we need billions and billions of trees to be planted quickly…

‘Credible evidence’ Saudi crown prince liable for #Khashoggi killing – UN report - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/19/jamal-khashoggi-killing-saudi-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-evidence-un-report “Mohammed bin Salman should be investigated over journalist’s murder, says report”


One million EU citizens were deprived of vote in UK’s European elections - https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/opinion/one-million-eu-citizens-were-deprived-of-vote-in-uks-european-elections/ disgraceful; likely to have had a big impact on the results



Tuesday, 18 June 2019

190618


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190617.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Polish Government’s Legal Challenge To EU Copyright Directive’s #Article13/17 Remains Shrouded In Mystery, But Details May Not Matter - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190617/07063042411/polish-governments-legal-challenge-to-eu-copyright-directives-article-13-17-remains-shrouded-mystery-details-may-not-matter.shtml never say never…

NASA’s best-yet photo of asteroid Bennu nails the dramatic lighting - https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/18/nasas-best-yet-photo-of-asteroid-bennu-nails-the-dramatic-lighting/ amazing pix

UK led towards no-deal Brexit by untruthful elite, says ex-EU envoy - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/18/uk-led-towards-no-deal-brexit-by-untruthful-elite-says-ex-eu-envoy-ivan-rogers " in what he described as an act of “economic lunacy”

Content Moderation Is Impossible: You Can’t Expect Moderators To Understand Satire Or Irony - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190613/02505742390/content-moderation-is-impossible-you-cant-expect-moderators-to-understand-satire-irony.shtml algorithms for upload filters will be even worse #article13/17

WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new ‘respect for human rights’ following allegations - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/18/whatsapp-spyware-israel-cyber-weapons-company-novalpina-capital-statement yeah, right, sure…



Monday, 17 June 2019

190617


India heatwave: rain brings respite for some but death toll rises - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/17/india-heatwave-rain-brings-respite-for-some-but-death-toll-rises sadly, this is the #climatecrisis future for many parts of the world. temperatures and deaths will soar even higher…

Jagendra Singh: the Indian journalist burned to death - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/17/writing-truth-weighing-heavily-on-my-life-murder-jagendra-singh “Singh wrote a social media post about the threats he believed he faced for investigating sand mining in northern India.” awful

#Huawei Now Using Patent Claims To Demand $1 Billion From Verizon, As The US Tries To Chase Huawei Out Of The US Market - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190613/02365642389/huawei-now-using-patent-claims-to-demand-1-billion-verizon-as-us-tries-to-chase-huawei-out-us-market.shtml well, that was predictable…

Please Donate 78rpm Records to the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project - http://blog.archive.org/2019/06/17/please-donate-78rpm-records-to-the-internet-archives-great-78-project/ great idea from great project