Tuesday, 22 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170821 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170821.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits - https://www.wired.com/story/california-proves-that-environmental-regulations-dont-kill-profits/ so there you go

Hard #Brexit a ‘disaster scenario’ for waste treatment capacity, warns Suez - https://www.euractiv.com/section/circular-economy/news/hard-brexit-a-disaster-scenario-for-waste-treatment-capacity-warns-suez/ #brexit is rubbish for rubbish

Court Strips Immunity From Bite Mark Experts Who Put Wrong Man In Jail For 23 Years - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170820/09535138046/court-strips-immunity-bite-mark-experts-who-put-wrong-man-jail-23-years.shtml awful, incredible

Monday, 21 August 2017


Abbott insists marriage equality threat to religious freedom - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/21/abbott-insists-marriage-equality-threat-to-religious-freedom-after-brandis-calls-it-a-trick what a sad and spiteful little christian #au

How the post-#Brexit trade deal will affect British farmers - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/how-the-post-brexit-trade-deal-will-affect-british-farmers/ they’ll be wiped out by cheap imports

Man suffers serious injuries in east London acid attack - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/21/man-suffers-serious-injuries-in-east-london-acid-attack time for stricter regulations, not dogmatic #deregulation

Moving On From Obviously Fake News To Plausibly Fake News Sites - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170821/08072438051/moving-obviously-fake-news-to-plausibly-fake-news-sites.shtml getting sneakier

Saturday, 19 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170818 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170818.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tina Fey to white supremacists: ‘It’s not our country, we stole it from Native Americans’ - https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/aug/18/tina-fey-snl-weekend-update-charlottesville-virginia-trump needs pointing out more

Now #NHS cuts are stripping basic medicines from the poor - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/17/nhs-cuts-basic-medicines-poor-gps-withdraw-service the lack of compassion here makes me ashamed of UK

Welcome To The Technological Incarceration Project, Where Prison Walls Are Replaced By Sensors, Algorithms, And AI - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170817/05530038015/welcome-to-technological-incarceration-project-where-prison-walls-are-replaced-sensors-algorithms-ai.shtml

Google researchers reveal automated process for removing watermarks from stock images - http://boingboing.net/2017/08/18/robust-vs-imperceptible.html interesting

Look at this man trying to stop a Boston Dynamics robot from opening a door - http://boingboing.net/2017/08/18/look-at-this-man-trying-to-sto.html not sure its wise to make them angry

Germany introduces bill to make outsourcing easier for businesses subject to professional secrecy laws - https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/august/germany-introduces-bill-to-make-outsourcing-easier-for-businesses-subject-to-professional-secrecy-laws/ bad move

Environmentalists worried as UK sells off Green Investment Bank - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/environmentalists-worried-as-uk-sells-off-green-investment-bank/ outrageous: sold to fossil fuel investors

This video of dancing robots will keep you up at night - http://mashable.com/2017/08/18/dancing-robot-army-record-holder/ now imagine them with weapons

#Norway close to becoming planet’s first ‘fully electrified society’ - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/norway-close-to-becoming-planets-first-fully-electrified-society/ interesting

Trump Forest organizers want to resist Trump with billions of trees - https://thinkprogress.org/offset-trumps-terrible-climate-policies-with-trees-a36e8d7117d4/ this is a lovely idea

"Trump Forest aims to plant enough trees — 110  billion — to offset carbon emissions created by Trump administration’s climate regression"

Judge blocks coal mine expansion, citing lack of adequate climate analysis - https://thinkprogress.org/judge-blocks-coal-mine-expansion-0d6126ebbc00/ wise judge

A trillion-dollar investment company is making #climatechange a business priority - https://thinkprogress.org/investment-company-makes-climate-change-a-business-priority-24ea20537f2b/ why trump has already lost

What does respecting the referendum result mean? - https://mainlymacro.blogspot.nl/2017/08/what-does-respecting-referendum-result.html “no one who voted to Leave is going to be happy” great post

New study: ‘Super heat waves’ of 131°F coming if global warming continues unchecked - https://thinkprogress.org/super-heatwaves-coming-study-warns-955962bd275a/ these are not survivable

Friday, 18 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170817 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/08/170817.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Leaving EU without deal would not be a disaster - thinktank - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/18/leaving-eu-without-deal-would-not-be-a-disaster-says-thinktank assumes we get good deals with rest of world; we won’t

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/17/leading-elephant-conservationist-ivory-shot-dead-in-tanzania another hero lost; tragic

South Africa plans to grant immunity to Grace Mugabe, sources say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/18/south-africa-plans-to-grant-immunity-to-grace-mugabe-sources-say must be nice to be above the law…

#Kuwait's inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change? - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/18/kuwait-city-hottest-place-earth-climate-change-gulf-oil-temperatures moving underground, I imagine…

Trump’s evangelical panel remains intact as others disband - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/18/donald-trump-evangelicals-charlottesville that really says it all…

#Copyright Implications With Confederacy Monuments - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170818/09155838022/because-course-there-are-copyright-implications-with-confederacy-monuments.shtml “no issue of public interest copyright law cannot make worse”

Thursday, 17 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170816 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170816.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"would appear to contradict a key aspect of leave campaigners’ pledge to “take back control” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/16/uk-to-seek-irish-border-waivers-on-customs-and-food-safety-after-brexit #brexit #fiasco

"exempt Northern Ireland’s food producers from sanitary and phytosanitary check" IOW a backdoor for #chlorinechicken & #hormonebeef in EU

The increasingly diverse market for wearable devices will reach over $150bn annually by 2027 - http://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/wearable-technology-2017-2027-markets-players-forecasts-000536.asp codswallop, I’d say

MPAA Narrative About #Piracy Flips To Danger From Pirate Sites Now That It Has Lost The Moral Argument - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170815/14462038008/mpaa-narrative-about-piracy-flips-to-danger-pirate-sites-now-that-it-has-lost-moral-argument.shtml big shift

EU citizens will not need visas to visit UK after #Brexit, say sources - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/17/eu-citizens-no-visas-visit-uk-after-brexit gosh, so generous…

UK’s Animals No Longer Recognised As Sentient Beings - https://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=74771 #brexit lowering #AnimalWelfare stds, as we predicted

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170815 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170815.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/adani-mining-giant-faces-financial-claims-as-it-bids-for-australian-coal-loan #AU would be mad to go ahead

‘Potential for chaos’: Welsh port fears post-#Brexit customs delays - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/16/welsh-port-fears-chaos-of-uk-leaving-customs-union-holyhead-ireland-brexit well, course…

The guilty secret: Chinese crime writer arrested for four cold-case murders - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/guilty-secret-chinese-writer-arrested-cold-case-murders somebody should write a book about it

Urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/eu-database-directive-please-answer-consultation-now/ help roll back the #copyright ratchet

UK "can limit the impact of undocumented immigration through tighter checks on work permits in UK" i .e. we don't need #brexit to do this

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170814 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170814.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

May seeks interim EU deal to avoid #Brexit trade chaos - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/14/theresa-may-interim-eu-deal-brexit still a total shambles

Danish University And Industry Work Together On Open Science Platform Whose Results Will All Be Patent-Free - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170811/06444337981/danish-university-industry-work-together-open-science-platform-whose-results-will-all-be-patent-free.shtml #dk

Bring the Eurasian Lynx Back to the UK - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/981/167/697/ great idea; let’s do it…

#Bolivia approves controversial highway in Amazon biodiversity hotspot - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/15/bolivia-approves-highway-in-amazon-biodiversity-hotspot-as-big-as-jamaica so Evo Morales turns out as bad as the rest

DOJ demands 1.3 million visitor IP addresses from protest website: Were you using a VPN? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/doj-demands-1-3-million-visitor-ip-addresses-protest-website-using-vpn/ a key question these days

“Czech minister saying Prague would not tolerate UK being able to sign trade deals in a transition period” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/15/european-minister-pours-cold-water-on-uk-interim-trade-proposal-brexit #brexit