Tuesday, 15 October 2019


Andy Serkis plays talking anus in fatberg prevention campaign - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/14/andy-serkis-plays-talking-anus-in-fatberg-prevention-campaign another great #2019 headline…

Britons in Europe face citizens’ rights ‘lottery’ in event of no deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/14/britons-in-europe-face-citizens-rights-lottery-in-event-of-no-deal-brexit UK is of course to blame for #brexit mess, but I have to say EU countries aren’t exactly shining here…

Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/14/rise-renewables-oil-firms-decades-earlier-think remember: anyone investing in #FossilFuels fuels is holding #strandedassets, and will lost massive amounts of money

#Divestment works – and one huge bank can lead the way - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/13/divestment-bank-european-investment-fossil-fuels @eib must lead the way - we’re running out of time…

Sunday, 13 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191011.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Sadiq Khan calls for Labour to back second referendum before election - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/12/sadiq-khan-calls-for-labour-to-back-second-referendum-before-election if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me… #PeoplesVote

#Brexit the horror film: billboards mock government’s ‘get ready’ campaign - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/12/brexit-the-horror-film-billboards-mock-governments-get-ready-campaign-led-by-donkeys these are simply masterpieces of their art; well done, @ByDonkeys

Kurdish forces in Syria will no longer prioritise guarding Isis prisons - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/12/kurdish-forces-syria-isis-prisons-turkish-offensive and really, who can blame them? trump has set back the fight against islamic state by about 10 years…he deserves a negative Noble peace prize…

Preserving #Bali’s Cultural & Literary History through the Palm Leaf Project - https://blog.archive.org/2019/10/09/preserving-balis-cultural-literary-history-through-the-palm-leaf-project/ such great news; what would the world do without the @internetarchive?

Saturday, 12 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191010.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

It’s Time For The Academic World To See The Positive Side Of Negative Results - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191008/08273743144/time-academic-world-to-see-positive-side-negative-results.shtml #openaccess on its own isn’t enough; other problems need solving

Friday, 11 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191009.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

We have all been cornered into a no-deal Brexit that will harm millions - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/10/no-deal-brexit-voters-clean-break there is no such thing as a “clean break” #brexit: it’s about as clean as tearing your fingers off, and without an anaesthetic…

#NHS doctor may leave UK over refusal of visa for mother - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/10/nhs-doctor-leave-uk-refusal-of-visa-elderly-mother and this, people, is how we will lose thousands of the best minds thanks to #brexit bigotry

#Nissan: no-deal Brexit would jeopardise entire European business model - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/10/nissan-no-deal-brexit-would-jeopardise-entire-european-business-model #brexiters doubtless sure that losing 30,000 jobs is a small price to pay for blue passports

Revealed: top UK thinktank spent decades undermining climate science - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/10/thinktank-climate-science-institute-economic-affairs “Institute of Economic Affairs has links to 14 members of Boris Johnson’s cabinet” and won’t reveal which fossil fuel companies fund it, or how much: something to hide, it seems…

Thursday, 10 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191008.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“EU may offer to extend Brexit talks to summer, despite PM’s insistence UK will leave on 31 October” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/08/boris-johnsons-brexit-deal-appears-doomed-as-deadline-looms excellent gives us time to organise a People’s Vote…

Real time badger tracking shows culling could increase spread of TB - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2219063-real-time-badger-tracking-shows-culling-could-increase-spread-of-tb/ stop this cruel, expensive and ineffective #badgercull now

Brexit is a necessary crisis – it reveals Britain’s true place in the world - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/09/brexit-crisis-global-capitalism-britain-place-world “It brings to light, in stunning clarity, Brexiters’ deluded political understanding of the UK’s place in the world.”

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/09/revealed-20-firms-third-carbon-emissions but they don’t give a damn #climatecrisis

Brexit news latest: Britain against leaving EU as poll of polls says most now want to stay - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-news-latest-britain-against-leaving-eu-as-poll-of-polls-says-most-now-want-to-stay-a4257476.html pretty clear cut now; not even 48:52…

Wednesday, 9 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191007.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson faces court challenge over no-deal Brexit from low-paid workers - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/08/boris-johnson-faces-court-challenge-over-no-deal-brexit-from-low-paid-workers keeping up the pressure

Why Navigation Apps, Working Properly, Can Make Traffic Flows Worse – And What To Do About It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191003/09240543113/why-navigation-apps-working-properly-can-make-traffic-flows-worse-what-to-do-about-it.shtml

Thunderbird, Enigmail and OpenPGP - https://blog.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2019/10/thunderbird-enigmail-and-openpgp/ " future Thunderbird 78 release, planned for summer 2020, we will add built-in functionality for email encryption and digital signatures using the OpenPGP standard." great news

EU-Mercosur Abkommen: Gewinner sind Südamerikas Rinderbarone - https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/folgenabschaetzung-zu-eu-mercosur-vertrag-geringe-gewinne-a-1290377.html “minimale wirtschaftliche Gewinne, dafür aber einen rasanten Anstieg der Fleischimporte sowie mehr Treibhausgasemissionen” madness; stop #mercosur now…

"demands for Northern Ireland to remain in a customs union made a deal look “essentially impossible, not just now but ever”. - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/08/boris-johnson-ready-to-give-up-on-brexit-deal johnson admits that we will never have a deal with the EU if he is in power. think about what that means… #brexitchaos

UK gov: “Organisations receiving personal data from the EU/EEA need to make alternative legal arrangements” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/08/travel-trade-phone-bills-and-immigration-no-deal-brexit-plan-released well, that wipes out vast swathes of the UK services industry at a stroke. well done, #brexiters

“other sectors will be more affected” with, for example, tariffs of 65% on boneless beef and 53% on fresh bone-in lamb. - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/08/travel-trade-phone-bills-and-immigration-no-deal-brexit-plan-released no biggie, #amirite, UK farmers…?

The DOJ Is Conflating The Content Moderation Debate With The Encryption Debate: Don’t Let Them - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191007/00022343132/doj-is-conflating-content-moderation-debate-with-encryption-debate-dont-let-them.shtml

Boris Johnson failed to disclose meetings with Jennifer Arcuri in diary - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/08/boris-johnson-failed-to-disclose-meetings-with-jennifer-arcuri-in-diary “In total, #Arcuri’s companies were granted more than £126,000 in public money”

‘A masterpiece’: Norwich council houses win Stirling architecture prize - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/oct/08/stirling-prize-architecture-goldsmith-street-norwich-council-houses looks brilliant; should be the model for the rest of the country

Tuesday, 8 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191006.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘It’s like a death sentence’: retired Britons in EU face loss of healthcare - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/07/like-death-sentence-retired-britons-eu-face-loss-healthcare this is the reality of #brexit: pain, suffering, despair

Brexit secretary hints UK could rethink DUP veto on deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/06/brexit-secretary-stephen-barclay-hints-uk-rethink-dup-veto-deal “The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want”.

Leaked Brexit planning memo offers no new guidance for departing EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/07/leaked-brexit-planning-memo-offers-no-new-guidance-for-departing-eu “get ready for brexit”, they say - but won’t say what will happen, so people can’t prepare… #GetBrexitGone

Monday, 7 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191005.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson faces ultimatum over Jennifer Arcuri messages - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/06/boris-johnson-jennifer-arcuri-london-assembly-summons never a dull moment in Banana Brexit Britain…

The corrupt Brazilian prosecutors who locked up Lula now want to release him, to make him less sympathetic - https://boingboing.net/2019/10/06/organized-criminality-torturer.html #brazil #BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil

“The coefficient of the static friction between Jacob and the armrest is 0.3 and between Jacob and the seat it is 0.4. Assuming that Jacob is infinitely thin and entirely rigid, calculate the minimum angle he can make with the bench without slipping.” - https://telescoper.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/topical-mechanics-problems/

Orangutans can play the kazoo – here’s what this tells us about speech evolution - https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2019/10/05/orangutans-can-play-the-kazoo-heres-what-this-tells-us-about-speech-evolution/ another great reason not to exterminate them… #indonesia #palmoil

Counter-terror police running secret Prevent database - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/06/counter-terror-police-are-running-secret-prevent-database oh look: a secret police database. totally normal…

Sunday, 6 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191004.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US diplomat’s wife leaves UK after becoming suspect in fatal road crash - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/05/wife-of-us-diplomat-leaves-uk-after-becoming-suspect-in-fatal-road-collision US citizens above the law when abroad…

London police arrest Extinction Rebellion activists before protest - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/05/london-police-arrest-extinction-rebellion-activists-in-advance-of-environment-protest “So pita and pans are considered to be equipment that will be used to commit a crime; cushions too, apparently.” #ExtinctionRebellion

Saturday, 5 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191003.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson will write to EU requesting article 50 extension, court told - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/04/boris-johnson-will-write-to-eu-requesting-article-50-extension-court-told-brexit hmm…maybe it’s a trap

Facebook exempts political ads from ban on making false claims - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/04/facebook-exempts-political-ads-ban-making-false-claims this is just an invitation to cummings to lie non-stop… shows why @facebook is the most dangerous company in the world - & needs to be broken up.

Web sites have a problem after top EU court rules that pre-ticked checkboxes for tracking #cookies aren’t valid for consent - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/10/web-sites-have-a-problem-after-top-eu-court-rules-that-pre-ticked-checkboxes-for-tracking-cookies-arent-valid-for-consent/ well, that’s #awkward

Baby dies in UK prison after inmate ‘gives birth alone in cell’ - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/04/baby-dies-in-uk-prison-after-inmate-gives-birth-alone-in-cell “Europe’s largest female prison, holding up to 557 inmates, & is operated by Sodexo Justice Services. Concerns have been raised previously about the care of prisoners.” close private prisons

Thursday, 3 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191002.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump administration’s war on science has hit ‘crisis point’, experts warn - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/03/science-trump-administration-crisis-point-report #murica, what are you doing?

Trump’s video taken off Twitter after band Nickelback complains - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/03/donald-trump-video-taken-off-twitter-copyright-nickelback “The copyright removals stand in contrast to Twitter’s policy about Trump’s tweets, which specifically place the president above the law”, because copyright is sacred…

Floating garbage patches largely comprised of trash dumped off ships - https://boingboing.net/2019/10/03/floating-garbage-patches-large.html another reason to regulate them


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/191001.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson tells Tory conference: UK is ready for no-deal Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/02/boris-johnson-asks-tory-conference-are-we-ready-for-no-deal-brexit remember this claim: it means that tories have to accept responsibility for the deaths and chaos that crash-out catastrophic #brexit will wreak…

Wednesday, 2 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/10/190930.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Welcome To A World Of 500-Megapixel Cameras, And Surveillance Systems Able To Zoom In On Small Objects A Kilometer Away - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190925/06213643066/welcome-to-world-500-megapixel-cameras-surveillance-systems-able-to-zoom-small-objects-kilometer-away.shtml fab tech, awful #surveillance potential…

Boris Johnson dismisses leaked Irish border plans as ‘not quite right’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/01/boris-johnson-dismisses-leaked-irish-border-plans-as-not-quite-right meanwhile, Brits dismiss Boris Johnson as “not quite right”…

Dover could lose £1bn worth of trade a week under no deal, Tory fringe told - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/oct/01/brexit-latest-news-boris-johnson-conservative-conference-interviewed-as-ireland-dismisses-uk-border-plan-as-non-starter-live-news?page=with:block-5d93467a8f081108db9c0104#block-5d93467a8f081108db9c0104 “Doug Bannister, the chief executive of Port of Dover, said the assumed drop in traffic would cut £1bn in trade every week.” #brexitchaos

Telcos And Rupert Murdoch Pushing Nonsense Story That Google Helping Keep Your Internet Activity More Private Is An Antitrust Violation - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190929/16484543093/telcos-rupert-murdoch-pushing-nonsense-story-that-google-helping-keep-your-internet-activity-more-private-is-antitrust-violation.shtml

Federal Court Blocks South Dakota’s Pro-Pipeline, Anti-First Amendment ‘Riot Boosting’ Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190919/12301843028/federal-court-blocks-south-dakotas-pro-pipeline-anti-first-amendment-riot-boosting-law.shtml

Revealed: Jennifer Arcuri got visa from scheme run by former Johnson official - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/01/revealed-jennifer-arcuri-got-visa-from-scheme-run-by-former-johnson-official whistleblower: “I could not understand why we were giving so much attention and extra funds to Innotech.”

Tuesday, 1 October 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190929.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"Q: Do you know how the government will get around this law? I don’t expect you to tell me how.
Javid replies:
I think I do."

Revealed: Owen Paterson lobbied for firms he was paid to advise - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/30/revealed-owen-paterson-lobbied-for-firms-he-was-paid-to-advise “receives a total of £112,000 a year from the two firms, on top of his parliamentary salary of £79,000. He charges them £500 an hour.”

Boris Johnson will be dismissed by Queen if he tried to ignore court order to implement Benn Act, says Grieve - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/sep/30/brexit-latest-news-boris-johnson-conservative-conference-boris-johnson-groping-allegation-deeply-concerning-says-former-cabinet-minister-live-news?page=with:block-5d91ed408f084ab84172fc2d#block-5d91ed408f084ab84172fc2d but that still leaves risk a “friendly” EU member state will refuse to accept extension, no?

EU imported $3bn worth of Brazilian beef from companies linked to deforestation - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/blog/2019-09-30/eu-imported-3bn-worth-of-brazilian-beef-from-companies-linked-to-deforestation good work: “we want to share the data with other journalists” #BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil

“Snow Bunting, about the police response to Brexit; Kingfisher, about the impact on businesses; and Black Swan, which covers the worst-case scenario planning.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/30/opposition-parties-to-start-planning-for-national-unity-government oooh, Black Swan sounds like it’s going to be good…

€24bn in fossil fuel subsidies ‘a perverse incentive’ for shipping pollution - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/€24bn-fossil-fuel-subsidies-‘-perverse-incentive’-shipping-pollution end this madness now

Sunday, 29 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190928.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No 10 denies claims Boris Johnson squeezed journalist’s thigh - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/29/no-10-denies-claims-boris-johnson-squeezed-thigh-journalist-charlotte-edwardes two women say it, and are ignored, of course…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190927.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Lawsuit: School Strip-Searched An 8-Year-Old Because Someone Found Feces On A Bathroom Floor - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190910/10365842961/lawsuit-school-strip-searched-8-year-old-because-someone-found-feces-bathroom-floor.shtml staggering #murica

Beautiful electronic easy listening music from the USSR (1960) - https://boingboing.net/2019/09/27/beautiful-electronic-easy-list.html wonderful…just watch that theremin player in action…

‘I feel like I’m dying’: West Papua witnesses recount horror of police shootings - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/28/i-feel-like-im-dying-west-papua-witnesses-unrest-indonesia-police the world must wake up to what is being done by #indonesia in #westpapua

UK ‘needs billions a year’ to meet 2050 climate targets - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/28/uk-needs-billions-a-year-to-meet-2050-climate-targets the good news is that if we cancel #brexit, we will have billions to spend on combating #climatecrisis that would have been wasted propping up collapsing economy…

Saturday, 28 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190926.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ministers still do not know if NHS can cope with no deal, says watchdog - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/27/ministers-still-do-not-know-nhs-cope-no-deal-brexit-report IOW, people will die because of #brexit. no biggie.

Government plan to invoke EU law’s supremacy to ensure Brexit on Halloween - https://www.cityam.com/exclusive-government-plan-to-invoke-eu-laws-supremacy-to-ensure-brexit-on-halloween/ “European law usurps British law,” a source told City AM. “That means the Article 50 deadline trumps the Benn Act.” - but deadline is not the law, it can be moved - already has

Amber Rudd says prime minister’s Brexit rhetoric ‘legitimises violence’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/27/amber-rudd-prime-minister-brexit-rhetoric-legitimises-violence

Top court says “right to be forgotten” doesn’t always apply outside EU – and orders search engines to manipulate results - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/09/top-court-says-right-to-be-forgotten-doesnt-always-apply-outside-eu-and-orders-search-engines-to-manipulate-results/ good and bad news… #privacy

Just As Everyone Predicted: EU #Copyright Directive's Link Tax Won't Lead To Google Paying Publishers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190926/17223443073/just-as-everyone-predicted-eu-copyright-direc... surprise...not

Friday, 27 September 2019


Royal Shakespeare Company threatened with boycott over #BP sponsor - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/26/climate-activists-threaten-boycott-rsc-bp-sponsorship quite right; this kind of cultural prostitution is not acceptable in #2019 #RSC

Chinese Authorities Call For Internet Companies To Add Bias To AI Algorithms – In Order To ‘Promote Mainstream Values’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190912/08571442974/chinese-authorities-call-internet-companies-to-add-bias-to-ai-algorithms-order-to-promote-mainstream-values.shtml sounds legit… #censorship #china #ai

EU-#Leistungsschutzrecht droht schon vor dem Start zu scheitern - https://netzpolitik.org/2019/eu-leistungsschutzrecht-droht-schon-vor-dem-start-zu-scheitern/ just as warned… #copyright

Trafficked to extinction - https://globalstory.pangolinreports.com/#lede superb journalism on terrible #pangolin trade. shame on #china for driving this still…

Supreme court litigant advised to buy stab vest after death threats - https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/sep/26/supreme-court-litigant-advised-to-buy-stab-vest-after-death-threats “police fears for Maugham’s safety increased after a journalist published his home address” she must be so proud #brexit

"He says the Commons library has confirmed to him today that the soonest an election could take place would be Tuesday 5 November.

В Адыгее стартует республиканский этноязыковой лагерь - https://adigea.aif.ru/society/details/v_adygee_startuet_respublikanskiy_etnoyazykovoy_lager this is excellent news - more like this is needed #circassian

Opposition planning to again seize control of Commons next week - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/26/opposition-planning-again-seize-control-commons-next-week-brexit-corbyn most important bit: “A Plaid Cymru source said opposition MPs were getting on better than expected. “It surprises all of us how easy these meetings are,” they said.” crucial for #GE19

‘We have made history’: Mexico’s Oaxaca state decriminalises abortion - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/26/we-have-made-history-mexicos-oaxaca-state-decriminalises-abortion lovely place, oaxaca; must go back one day…

Tuesday, 24 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190923.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

During A Police Raid, Russian Activist Uses #Drone To Whisk Sensitive Data To Safety - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190917/08374243009/during-police-raid-russian-activist-uses-drone-to-whisk-sensitive-data-to-safety.shtml clever chap; and he recorded the raid… #russia

The girl in the box: the mysterious crime that shocked Germany - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/sep/24/ursula-herrmann-germany-kidnapping-mystery tragic but fascinating story

Atlas the humanoid robot shows off a new and improved gymnastics routine - https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/24/atlas-the-humanoid-robot-shows-off-a-new-and-improved-gymnastics-routine/ we don’t stand chance, do we?

Internet Archive and Center for Open Science Collaborate to Preserve Open Science Data - https://blog.archive.org/2019/09/24/internet-archive-and-center-for-open-science-collaborate-to-preserve-open-science-data/ that’s good #openscience

Global postal union warns of ‘total disruption’ if Trump pulls US out - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/24/universal-postal-union-disruption-trump-us-pullout nowhere near #brexit levels of pointless self-harm, but stupid in the same way…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190922.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

This chainless bike’s a gear closer to revolutionizing the cycling world - https://mashable.com/video/ceramicspeed-chainless-bike-can-now-shift-gears-carry-load/ rather clever

The Grenfell Tower fire: a crime caused by profit and #deregulation - https://www.fbu.org.uk/publication/grenfell-tower-fire-crime-caused-profit-and-deregulation “The Fire Brigades Union believes that the terrible loss of life at Grenfell Tower was ultimately caused by political decisions made at the highest level.” more like this post-#brexit

Brazilian indigenous leaders denounce Bolsonaro before UN speech - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/23/jair-bolsonaro-un-brazilian-indigenous-leaders quite right: not content with stealing their lands, he is destroying them now… #BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil

UK to snub Franco-German ‘alliance for multilateralism’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/23/uk-to-snub-franco-german-alliance-for-multilateralism as #brexit UK becomes a vassal of trump’s American empire…

can I just say that the shabby treatment of Hans Rott by Brahms confirms my low opinion of the latter as a human being. that is all.

Monday, 23 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190921.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Corbyn suggests UK could be better off after Brexit if deal is right - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/22/jeremy-corbyn-uk-better-off-brexit-deal-right I bet @LibDems can’t believe their luck at this gift of millions of remain votes…

Sunday, 22 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190920.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Another Nail In the Coffin Of Corporate Sovereignty, As Massive Asian Trade Deal RCEP Nears Completion Without It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190919/08562843024/another-nail-coffin-corporate-sovereignty-as-massive-asian-trade-deal-rcep-nears-completion-without-it.shtml #ISDS is definitely on the way out; but it remains in older treaties…

Saturday, 21 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190919.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Superbug hotspots emerging in farms across globe – study - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/superbug-hotspots-emerging-in-farms-across-globe-study meat is killing the planet, and will us. we must move to plant-based substitutes, which fortunately are really good now… #plantmeat

Fresh Brexit talks row as UK asks EU to keep its proposals secret - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/20/fresh-brexit-talks-row-uk-eu-proposals-secret now stupid do have to be not to understand that this is not how the EU works…? #brexitchaos

Court Shoots Down Cop’s Assertion That Driving Without Breaking Any Laws Is ‘Suspicious’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190904/13582142921/court-shoots-down-cops-assertion-that-driving-without-breaking-any-laws-is-suspicious.shtml well, that’s a relief…

Chinese journalists to be tested on loyalty to Xi Jinping - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/20/chinese-journalists-to-be-tested-on-loyalty-to-xi-jinping coming soon: Brit journalists to be tested on loyalty to #brexit

Chuck Yeager Sues Airbus For Mentioning That Chuck Yeager Broke The Sound Barrier - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190919/11564943027/chuck-yeager-sues-airbus-mentioning-that-chuck-yeager-broke-sound-barrier.shtml what a sad, er, comedown…

Friday, 20 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190918.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Climatecrisis seen as ‘most important issue’ by public, poll shows - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/18/climate-crisis-seen-as-most-important-issue-by-public-poll-shows that’s good, but UK emerges with little honour here…

Now is the time to defend the final haven for #privacy: your brain - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/09/now-is-the-time-to-defend-the-final-haven-for-privacy-your-brain/ because we’re about to lose it…

No-deal Brexit will cut 3% off UK economic growth, warns OECD - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/19/no-deal-brexit-3-percent-off-uk-economic-growth-says-oecd-recession no biggie - 3 is a small number, #amirite…?

Hong Kong’s Green Monday sees breakthrough for plant-based ‘pork’ in swine fever-hit China - https://www.scmp.com/tech/start-ups/article/3027948/hong-kongs-green-monday-sees-breakthrough-plant-based-pork-swine great news: “Omnipork, a plant-based protein that looks and tastes like ground pork”

“They contemplate a world where the supreme court rules this prorogation unlawful – the government is plainly contemplating in that world, continuing the prorogation until October 14th.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2019/sep/19/brexit-news-latest-supreme-court-john-major-tells-supreme-court-it-would-be-naive-to-believe-boris-johnsons-prorogation-claims-live-news?page=with:block-5d836f758f0834740f3be3ee#block-5d836f758f0834740f3be3ee #brexitchaos

Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/19/asylum-seeker-denied-cancer-treatment-nhs-home-office-hostile-environment “The Home Office, they killed her – they really did". I hope the people responsible enjoy looking in the mirror for the rest of their lives…

Campaigners urge UN to endorse global fracking ban - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/campaigners-urge-un-to-endorse-global-fracking-ban great idea, but might be hard to get it past trumpie…

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena - https://apnews.com/b4b0ea59e908433996f77698f45d2756 amazing - it’s almost as if he had something terrible he wanted to hide…

Kamila Shamsie’s book award withdrawn over her part in Israel boycott - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/19/kamila-shamsies-book-award-withdrawn-over-her-part-in-israel-boycott ridiculous and petty

Wednesday, 18 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190917.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“When the commission explained the technical challenges and enduring need for customs checks under the UK proposals, Johnson expressed surprise in the direction of his advisers.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/18/boris-johnson-surprised-by-level-of-irish-border-checks-brexit #brexitchaos

DOJ Decides To Help Publicize Snowden’s Memoir By Suing Him For Failing To Run His Book By The CIA And NSA First - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190917/16533043011/doj-decides-to-help-publicize-snowdens-memoir-suing-him-failing-to-run-his-book-cia-nsa-first.shtml

Tuesday, 17 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190916.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Richard M. Stallman resigns as FSF president and from its board of directors - https://www.fsf.org/news/richard-m-stallman-resigns sad end to a brilliant career #gnu #rms

Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/16/amazon-deforestation-brazil-crime-report-human-rights-watch maybe time for #bolsonaro to enforce the laws…

Outrage as blue shark is cooked and served at Plymouth Seafood festival - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/17/blue-shark-cooked-at-plymouth-seafood-festival unacceptable in 2019…

EU given Brexit draft with backstop scrubbed out, UK sources admit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/17/eu-given-brexit-draft-with-backstop-scrubbed-out-uk-sources-admit petty and pathetic #brexitchaos

House Intelligence Committee: Intelligence Community Is Burying A Whistleblower Complaint That May Involve Wrongdoing By The White House - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190915/17162442994/house-intelligence-committee-intelligence-community-is-burying-whistleblower-complaint-that-may-involve-wrongdoing-white-house.shtml interesting…

US academic given two weeks to leave UK after eight years - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/sep/17/us-academic-given-two-weeks-pack-up-after-eight-years-visa-system-researchers #brexit is throwing all the best people out of the country to mollify the bigots and idiots

Pitting climate justice against remain won’t work for Lexiteers - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/17/climate-justice-lexiteer-labour-conference-europe-environment how stupid can people be to set up this kind of false choice?

The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/17/whistleblowers-scientists-climate-crisis-trump-administration trump is such a stupid, cowardly bully… #climatecrisis

Monday, 16 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190915.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Americans are waking up’: two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/15/americans-climate-change-crisis-cbs-poll that’s good; Dems must take note

Denmark Releases 32 Prisoners Convicted Because Of Flawed Mobile Phone Tracking Data - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190913/08340842982/denmark-releases-32-prisoners-convicted-because-flawed-mobile-phone-tracking-data.shtml just because it’s digital data doesn’t mean it’s dependable

A rising tide: ‘overtourism’ and the curse of the cruise ships - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/16/a-rising-tide-overtourism-and-the-curse-of-the-cruise-ships these polluting monsters must be taxed to the hilt for the damage they cause to the environment and cities

Brexit: EU must show flexibility, says Raab before Johnson-Juncker meeting - live news - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/sep/16/brexit-latest-news-boris-johnson-talks-juncker-eu-must-show-flexibility-says-raab-ahead-of-boris-johnsons-key-meeting-with-juncker-live-news-latest-news strange how the UK doesn’t have to show any “flexibility” on its unrealistic red lines…

Half of tigers rescued from Thai temple have died, officials say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/16/half-of-tigers-rescued-from-thai-temple-have-died-officials-say appalling

Mother of all loft conversions: how Tate Modern became building of the century - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/sep/16/tate-modern-best-architecture-21st-century-jacques-herzog fab architecture, fab space #artepovera

New York prosecutors subpoena eight years of Trump’s tax returns - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/16/trump-tax-returns-new-york-subpoena excellent news…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190914.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Johnson is a liar who only backed Leave to help his career’ – David Cameron - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/david-cameron-slammed-for-horrendous-mistake-brexit-referendum “Brexiters were enraged by his suggestion that a second referendum might be necessary and that the Vote Leave campaign lied.”

We must stop Brexit in any form, councillors tell Jeremy Corbyn - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/we-must-stop-brexit-in-any-form-councillors-tell-jeremy-corbyn people finally telling the truth about #brexit; but is it too late?

EU officials reject Boris Johnson claim of ‘huge progress’ in Brexit talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/eu-officials-reject-boris-johnson-claim-huge-progress-brexit-talks “one EU source, describing the mood after the latest talks. “I am not even going to call them negotiations”

Johnson’s ‘bonkers’ plan for £15bn bridge derided by engineers - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/15/boris-johnson-bonkers-plan-for-15bn-pound-bridge-derided-by-engineers "would require dozens of support towers at heights “never achieved anywhere in the world”

Saturday, 14 September 2019


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/09/190913.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Denmark Releases 32 Prisoners Convicted Because Of Flawed Mobile Phone Tracking Data - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190913/08340842982/denmark-releases-32-prisoners-convicted-because-flawed-mobile-phone-tracking-data.shtml just because it’s digital data, doesn’t mean it’s right