Wednesday, 25 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180424 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty - excellent summary of @ICANN’s arrogance and stupidity over #GDPR

Fertilisers Europe chief: No need for ‘rocket-science’ to reduce ammonia emissions - do it

Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry - excellent news; others must follow suit

Wind, solar deliver stunning 98 percent of new U.S. power capacity in January, February - even trump can’t fight economics… #renewables

Israeli policeman jailed over 2014 death of Palestinian teenager - 9 months prison for murder - “replaced the magazine on his M16 with one containing live rounds.” says it all about the value placed on a palestinian life…

while Macron leads the Western world in calling for #climatechange action, this is what our pathetic “Foreign Secretary” does:

Eight months on, is the world’s most drastic plastic bag ban working? - amazing leadership by #kenya; the world must follow its example

Tuesday, 24 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180423 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Secret Global Surveillance Networks: Intelligence Sharing Between Governments and the Need for Safeguards -

Energy giants and investors call for close UK-EU ties after Brexit - obvs

#Humansofcopyright: interview with Bas Peters From #Github - talks about the harmful effects the proposed #Copyright Directive’s upload filter – Article 13 – would have on the software world, particularly in the EU.

The trillion-dollar coastal property bubble is ready to burst, per new study - when USians lose billions because of #climatechange, maybe they will finally wake up to reality

Court blocks Trump from delaying higher penalties on automakers that produce gas-guzzlers - that’s good

Invented Chinese characters, old and new - Chinese sniglets (more on sniglets here:

Tell @Facebook to shut down wildlife traffickers on its platforms - isn’t zuck hated enough already? does he really have to sell ivory, rhino horn, and other products from endangered species too?

Open Letter: 56 Organisations Encourage Axel Voss To Delete Ancillary Copyright From The Digital Single Market Directive - it’s a total disaster; bin it

‘I felt like dirt’: disabled Canadian woman told to leave UK after 44 years - so, that presumably means #brexit UK won’t be getting that free trade deal with #canada now…

Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice - “microplastics are now ubiquitous within the surface waters of the world’s ocean. Nowhere is immune” well done us… #notreally

It’s Thanks To The Pirate Community That Amazon’s Attempt To Degrade Its Streaming Service Is Now Public -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180422 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Customs union U-turn by May could inspire Brexiter cabinet revolt - should be an interesting week… #brexit

‘No deal’ #Brexit risks disaster for food and drink industry, warn MPs - but at least we’ll have the car industry; oh, wait…

‘A vigilante state’: Aceh’s citizens take sharia law into their own hands - #indonesia hurtles back to barbarism…

UK Space Sector Will Fall Behind Post-Brexit, Lords Warn - that’s OK, will match the rest of UK industry…

EU Council Presidency rushes to impose new copyfails in the EU - the Bulgarian Presidency is an unprofessional disgrace #copyright

Bulgarian Presidency Demands Mandate for #Copyright Negotiations with European Parliament - this is awful; the Bulgarian presidency is a shame to its country #bg

The International Journal of the #Commons (IJC) has now launched its newest issue -

The CIA Made A Card Game… And We’re Releasing It - no, really…

Azeri ruling families linked to secret investments via Maltese bank - I’m shocked, shocked#notreally #Azerbaijan

Sunday, 22 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180421 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet - interesting and sensible thoughts on #AI

Tories in new race row over identity checks for elections - this is #gerrymandering in a more subtle form - exactly what the Republicans do in the US

“This is what “evangelical” has come to mean: a total lack of principle. Corruption.” - #trump

Bill Gates, Airbus and SoftBank invest in satellite video startup that wants to help us ‘see and understand the Earth live and unfiltered’ -

Disrupting the Publisher-Academic Complex - “closed access means people die” says @petermurrayrust. and that’s a scandal. #oa


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180420 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Democratic National Committee’s Lawsuit Against Russians, Wikileaks And Various Trump Associates Full Of Legally Nutty Arguments - yeah, bonkers

Publisher Helps To Keep Sci-Hub In The Public Eye By Trying To Bully It Into Submission Using Ineffectual Legal Remedies - how not to do it #openaccess

Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time - pushkin is up there with shakespeare, with a more extraordinary life, lived to the full until that fatal bullet

India poised to introduce death penalty for child rapists - death penalty never justified, not even for this

Saturday, 21 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180419 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel award due to ‘distressing recent events’ there - her intelligence is deep and long-standing -

On #Brexit, the views of the 48% must be respected too. That’s democracy - so far, they have been totally ignored

Amber Rudd boasted of harsher immigration strategy, leak reveals - & we thought she was the nice one… #Windrush

Thursday, 19 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180418 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan’s renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment - not hard to solve: use a distributed approach with panels on every building and factory #renewables

The Press Publishers’ Right (#Article11): Multiple Negative Impacts On The #Futureofknowledge - how the #copyrightdirective will harm science and learning #oa

“Three key facets of the Achmea ruling suggest that investment agreements with third countries will also be incompatible with EU law” - #ISDS is a goner for EU trade deals

Trump of the tropics: the ‘dangerous’ candidate leading Brazil’s presidential race - when you think it can’t get any worse: “vowed to downgrade the environment ministry”

One Small Step for Preprints, One Giant Step Forward for Open Scientific Communications - #preprints are the future

Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill - why #pharma companies are evil, part 23857

Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. = #palantir