Saturday, 18 August 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/08/180817.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

As Academic Publishers Fight And Subvert #OpenAccess, Preprints Offer An Alternative Approach For Sharing Knowledge Widely - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180816/06022140441/as-academic-publishers-fight-subvert-open-access-preprints-offer-alternative-approach-sharing-knowledge-widely.shtml #preprints are the future

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/18/muslim-couple-denied-swiss-citizenship-over-handshake-refusal quite right too: people’s hobbies don’t mean they get to ignore the law

Omarosa has stash of video, emails and texts to support Trump claims – source - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/18/omarosa-trump-video-texts-white-house-source-claims I do hope she has hired some serious bodyguards to prevent, er, accidents…

“consequences of a no-deal exit would be so serious that the UK parliament would have to consider whether it could allow it to go ahead.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/18/rethink-of-brexit-vote-may-be-necessary-ex-civil-service-head-warns-lord-kerslake good: someone has the guts to tell people the truth; others must follow his lead…

A Titanic success: how Boris Johnson inspired my viral Brexit satire - https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/aug/18/titanic-success-viral-video-satirising-brexit-10m-views “an online comedy short sending up #Brexit became a viral hit, racking up more than 10 million views.”

Catholic League insists that it’s only rape when priests “penetrate” children - https://boingboing.net/2018/08/18/christ-what-a-rapey-asshole.html

Learning German is just the job for savvy millennials - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/aug/18/savvy-millennials-rush-to-learn-german so, bit of a pity that #brexit will stop them moving there to live and work frictionlessly…

Fashion boss gives £1m boost to People’s Vote campaign - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/18/founder-superdry-donates-1-million-pounds-peoples-vote-brexit-deal more donations needed from business that know what a disaster #brexit will be for them…

London museum is livestreaming a key 21st-century artifact—festering sewage - https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/stinky-festering-sewage-now-21st-century-artifact-watch-the-livestream/ #2018 strikes again…



Friday, 17 August 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/08/180816.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn’t splash the cash - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/17/home_office_seeks_brexit_tech_boss_doesnt_splash_the_cash/ cutting corners on the biggest IT project it has ever attempted - what could possibly go wrong…? #brexitshambles

Georgia police taser an 87-year-old woman who was cutting dandelions with a knife - https://boingboing.net/2018/08/16/georgia-police-taser-an-87-yea.html “An 87-year-old woman with a knife still has the ability to hurt an officer” - only if the officer is useless at their job… ban routine use of #tasers now

Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/17/older-than-dinosaurs-last-south-african-coelacanths-threatened-by-oil-exploration not content with creating #globalwarming, oil companies want to destroy our most ancient living history

“eLife is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief to lead our efforts to improve the communication of new research findings across the life and biomedical sciences.” - https://elifesciences.org/jobs/a568014a/elife-editor-in-chief

When Creativity Goes #OpenSource - https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/07/30/when-creativity-goes-open-source/ "I examine this phenomenon among a sample of 22 creative businesses that commercialised freely available work from the public domain." #PD #copyright

Kerala floods: death toll rises above 324 as rescue effort intensifies - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/17/kerala-floods-death-toll-rescue-effort-india more extreme weather and deaths, all exacerbated by #globalwarming


Thursday, 16 August 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/08/moodys-microblogdaily-digest.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The great African regreening: millions of ‘magical’ new trees bring renewal - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/16/regreening-niger-how-magical-gaos-transformed-land heart-warming story


TLS 1.3 is Coming – an Opportunity for Amazon, Google and Microsoft to End #Censorship - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/08/tls-1-3-is-coming-an-opportunity-for-amazon-google-and-microsoft-to-end-censorship/ this looks a potentially important development

How Delhi’s rising heat and a love of concrete caused a deadly water crisis - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/16/how-delhis-rising-heat-and-a-love-of-concrete-caused-a-deadly-water-crisis in the coming years, there will be more disputes and wars over water than anything else… #globalwarming




Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/08/180814.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

For Corbyn, precision and honesty are the way out of this wreath mess - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/15/jeremy-corbyn-honesty-labour-wreath-mess actually, the easiest way is to support a #peoplesvote - that would change the conversation somewhat…

Facebook Bans ‘Promotion’ Of Kodi Boxes, Even If They’re Perfectly Legal - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180814/07250740423/facebook-bans-promotion-kodi-boxes-even-if-theyre-perfectly-legal.shtml an indirect attack on #opensource too #copyright


180814


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/08/180813.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Breakthrough as New Caledonia votes to protect coral reef - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/14/breakthrough-as-new-caledonia-votes-to-protect-coral-reef good news; #australia could learn a lot here…


#BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/aug/14/bds-boycott-divestment-sanctions-movement-transformed-israeli-palestinian-debate detailed, interesting background

British expats in EU launch #Brexit legal challenge - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/14/british-expats-in-eu-launch-brexit-legal-challenge “says leave campaign broke electoral law, making 2016 vote unconstitutional”

The line that ate London: our critic’s verdict on the £15bn Crossrail colossus - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/aug/14/the-line-that-ate-london-our-critics-verdict-on-the-15bn-crossrail-colossus-elizabeth-line can’t wait for crossrail 2 - http://crossrail2.co.uk/ #lunnon

Guernsey resident halts roadworks with ancient plea - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/14/guernsey-resident-halts-road-works-with-ancient-plea “raised the clameur by kneeling and calling for help and reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Norman French. Fully enforceable in Guernsey and Jersey law”


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/08/180812.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Orca mother carries her newborn for 17 days after death in grief - https://mashable.com/2018/08/13/orca-tour-of-grief/ extraordinary

Catholic LGBT group rejected by event pope will attend in Dublin - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/13/international-catholic-gathering-in-dublin-rejects-lgbt-group-rainbow just feel that compassion…

Tutanota’s Open Source Email App Now Available on F-Droid - https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-source-email


We’re Bad At Regulating #Privacy, Because We Don’t Understand Privacy - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180803/12153440362/were-bad-regulating-privacy-because-we-dont-understand-privacy.shtml as ever, thoughtful stuff from @mmasnick on one of the big issues

Facebook Bans The Sale of All #Kodi Boxes, Legal or Not - https://torrentfreak.com/facebook-bans-the-sale-of-all-kodi-boxes-legal-or-not-180813/ ridiculous, these can be perfectly legal #opensource

“The Bill expressly prohibits technical assistance notices or technical capability notices from requiring a provider to build or implement a systemic weakness or systemic vulnerability into a form of electronic protection.” https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/consultations/Documents/explanatory-document.pdf #interesting #AU

Don’t blame wildfires on climate change – it’s environmentalists’ fault, says Zinke - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/13/us-interior-secretary-ryan-zinke-climate-change-environmentalists shameless but predictable


Sunday, 12 August 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/08/180811.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Daily Mail editor: we want the least damaging Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/aug/11/new-daily-mail-editor-will-strike-tolerant-brexit-note so that’s the best we’ve got - "least damaging #brexit"…?

“unprecedented reforestation drive – planting 10 billion trees to reverse the effect of extreme weather crippling the country” - https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2159240/floods-farmer-suicides-pakistan-and-india-real-threat-weather great news #pakistan

US politicians discover personally the pitfalls of facial recognition: is it time to ban it completely? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/08/us-politicians-discover-the-perils-and-pitfalls-of-facial-recognition-is-it-time-to-ban-it-completely/ is that even possible? #privacy