Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180424 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180424.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/25/icann_whois_gdpr/ excellent summary of @ICANN’s arrogance and stupidity over #GDPR

Fertilisers Europe chief: No need for ‘rocket-science’ to reduce ammonia emissions - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/fertilisers-europe-chief-no-need-for-rocket-science-to-reduce-ammonia-emissions/ do it

Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-23/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 - https://thinkprogress.org/wind-solar-deliver-stunning-98-percent-of-new-u-s-power-capacity-in-january-february-abc373e272d6/ even trump can’t fight economics… #renewables

Israeli policeman jailed over 2014 death of Palestinian teenager - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/25/israeli-policeman-jailed-fatal-shooting-palestinian-teenager-nadeem-nawara-border-ben-deri 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: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/25/foreign-office-climate-staff-cut-by-25-under-boris-johnson

Eight months on, is the world’s most drastic plastic bag ban working? - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/25/nairobi-clean-up-highs-lows-kenyas-plastic-bag-ban amazing leadership by #kenya; the world must follow its example


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180423 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180423.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Secret Global Surveillance Networks: Intelligence Sharing Between Governments and the Need for Safeguards - https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4443936-Secret-Global-Surveillance-Networks-Report.html

Energy giants and investors call for close UK-EU ties after Brexit - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/energy-giants-and-investors-call-for-close-uk-eu-ties-after-brexit/ obvs

#Humansofcopyright: interview with Bas Peters From #Github - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/humansofcopyright-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 - https://thinkprogress.org/rising-seas-hit-u-s-coastal-property-values-a-pricing-signal-from-climate-change-848bf4e7443b/ 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 - https://thinkprogress.org/court-blocks-trump-from-delaying-penalties-on-automakers-4f79b691dba4/ that’s good

Invented Chinese characters, old and new - https://chinachannel.org/2018/04/24/sniglets/ Chinese sniglets (more on sniglets here: https://www.slideshare.net/glynmoody/glyn-moody-dark-ages-20-and-a-sniglet)

Tell @Facebook to shut down wildlife traffickers on its platforms - https://secure.awf.org/2018-FacebookAction?utm_campaign=fy18advocacy8&ms=B18V09E04M 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 - http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-04-19/open-letter-56-organisations-encourage-axel-voss-delete-ancillary-copyright-dsm-directive it’s a total disaster; bin it

‘I felt like dirt’: disabled Canadian woman told to leave UK after 44 years - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/24/canadian-woman-told-to-leave-uk-margaret-obrien 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 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/24/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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180420/10453339683/thanks-to-pirate-community-that-amazons-attempt-to-degrade-streaming-service-is-now-public.shtml


180423


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180422 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180422.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Customs union U-turn by May could inspire Brexiter cabinet revolt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/22/may-could-face-revolt-over-customs-union-amid-eu-withdrawal-bill-defeats should be an interesting week… #brexit

‘No deal’ #Brexit risks disaster for food and drink industry, warn MPs - https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/23/a-vigilante-state-acehs-citizens-take-sharia-law-into-their-own-hands #indonesia hurtles back to barbarism…

UK Space Sector Will Fall Behind Post-Brexit, Lords Warn - https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/eu-internal-market-subcommittee/brexit-space/230418_Letter_LordWhitty_SamGyimahMP.pdf that’s OK, will match the rest of UK industry…

EU Council Presidency rushes to impose new copyfails in the EU - https://edri.org/eu-council-presidency-rushes-impose-new-copyfails-eu/ the Bulgarian Presidency is an unprofessional disgrace #copyright

Bulgarian Presidency Demands Mandate for #Copyright Negotiations with European Parliament - https://www.parlament.gv.at/PAKT/EU/XXVI/EU/01/86/EU_18668/imfname_10803001.pdf 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 - https://www.thecommonsjournal.org/33/volume/12/issue/1/

The CIA Made A Card Game… And We’re Releasing It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180422/00263739686/cia-made-card-game-were-releasing-it.shtml no, really…

Azeri ruling families linked to secret investments via Maltese bank - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/23/azerbaijan-ruling-families-linked-to-secret-investments-via-maltese-bank I’m shocked, shocked#notreally #Azerbaijan



Sunday, 22 April 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180421 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2018/04/180421.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet - https://medium.com/@mijordan3/artificial-intelligence-the-revolution-hasnt-happened-yet-5e1d5812e1e7 interesting and sensible thoughts on #AI


Tories in new race row over identity checks for elections - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/21/identity-checks-election-disenfranchise-ethnic-minorities 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.” - https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2018/04/22/evangelical-is-just-another-word-for-hypocrite/ #trump

Bill Gates, Airbus and SoftBank invest in satellite video startup that wants to help us ‘see and understand the Earth live and unfiltered’ - https://www.geekwire.com/2018/earthnow-satellite-video-bill-gates/

Disrupting the Publisher-Academic Complex - https://www.slideshare.net/petermurrayrust/disrupting-the-publisheracademic-complex “closed access means people die” says @petermurrayrust. and that’s a scandal. #oa


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180420 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180420.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Democratic National Committee’s Lawsuit Against Russians, Wikileaks And Various Trump Associates Full Of Legally Nutty Arguments - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180420/17162139684/democratic-national-committees-lawsuit-against-russians-wikileaks-various-trump-associates-full-legally-nutty-arguments.shtml yeah, bonkers

Publisher Helps To Keep Sci-Hub In The Public Eye By Trying To Bully It Into Submission Using Ineffectual Legal Remedies - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180410/09430039600/publisher-helps-to-keep-sci-hub-public-eye-trying-to-bully-it-into-submission-using-ineffectual-legal-remedies.shtml how not to do it #openaccess

Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/21/pushkin-opera-debut-grange-park-marita-phillips-russian 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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/21/india-poised-to-introduce-death-penalty-for-child-rapists death penalty never justified, not even for this


Saturday, 21 April 2018

180420


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180419 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180419.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel award due to ‘distressing recent events’ there - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/20/natalie-portman-israel-genesis-prize her intelligence is deep and long-standing - https://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/science/01angier.html

On #Brexit, the views of the 48% must be respected too. That’s democracy - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/20/brexit-views-48-percent-respected-democracy so far, they have been totally ignored

Amber Rudd boasted of harsher immigration strategy, leak reveals - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/20/amber-rudd-boasted-harsher-immigration-strategy-leak-reveals & we thought she was the nice one… #Windrush



Thursday, 19 April 2018

180419


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180418 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180418.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan’s renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/19/japans-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 - https://voxscientia.eu/the-press-publishers-right-article-11-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” - https://www.documents.clientearth.org/wp-content/uploads/library/2018-04-19-implications-of-achmea-judgment-coll-en.pdf #ISDS is a goner for EU trade deals

Trump of the tropics: the ‘dangerous’ candidate leading Brazil’s presidential race - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/19/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-presidential-candidate-trump-parallels 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 - http://blogs.plos.org/plos/2018/04/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 - https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/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. = https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/ #palantir