Thursday, 22 June 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170621 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Cheese: The Final Frontier For The Completion Of The Canada-EU Trade Deal #CETA - blessed are the cheesemakers

Bundeskartellamt greift Beschwerde gegen Projekt DEAL nicht auf - “stärkt der Wissenschaft den Rücken” yay

Israeli airline can’t make women move seats for religious reasons, court rules - quite right too…

#Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze - just as we warned…

“Our parliament is an international laughing stock today, & not because of silly wigs or the hat on a stick.” -

Police use of trojans to hack into mobile phones will become routine under new German law - not good, #germany

A Dive Into The World Of Academic Publishing - good summary of important report #openaccess

loss of EU workers will see strawberry prices soar - “If we do not have pickers, we do not have soft fruit industry”

May urged to match EU’s offer on rights of Britons living in Europe - “the EU has already made a generous offer”

Farms hit by labour shortage as migrant workers shun ‘racist’ UK - as you sow, so shall you reap, so 2 speak #brexit

UN vote backing Chagos Islands a blow for UK - another humiliating defeat for Boris Johnson…he must go


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170620 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Coal CEO Threatens John Oliver With A SLAPP Suit - #coal is dying and desperate…

why EU #copyright directive’s upload filters are not feasible - time to bin Article 13

Domestic appliances guzzle far more energy than advertised – EU survey - this is why manufacturers can’t be trusted

Deputy Attorney General Asks Congress For $21 Million To Solve The FBI’s ‘Going Dark’ Problem - boring, do move on

White House Plan To Reduce Drug Prices… Is To EXTEND Patents? - from the land of up is down etc etc

‘Hang on a second’: Boris Johnson flounders on interview circuit - he is out of his depth; time for him to go

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170619 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Two-thirds of Europeans believe EU should take hard line on Brexit – poll - so we’ve lost friends #WellDoneBrexiters

Close Zoo that Fed a Live Donkey to its Tigers - zoos are generally barbaric places #china

Wukong Becomes China’s First Bike-Share Failure - but certainly not the last…

Portugal battles to control fire as questions are asked about high death toll - get rid of the eucalyptus… #pt

Brexit: people are angry but looking for compromise, research finds - 6 months ago; now no compromise - no #brexit

Join the Rolling Resistance – a month of action against #fracking in Lancashire - post #ge17, fracking must stop

US Embassy Threatens to Close Domain Registry Over ‘Pirate Bay’ Domain - typical US bullying…

#Brazil's president announces plan to protect forest – after plea from Gisele - great news…if really true

SLAPP Threats And The Grenfell Fire: Why We Must Stop Attacks On Free Speech - US perspective on #GrenfellTowerFire

‘Deadlier than terrorism’ – the right’s fatal obsession with red tape - time to drop this pernicious dogma

1/3 of world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change - huge numbers will die because of denialists

Monday, 19 June 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170618 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US Shakespeare theatres report abuse over Trump-like Caesar - when you think trump supporters can’t get more stupid

Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative figures: 35 million euros spent on scholarly e-resource subs - #oa

No deal, no review - FinElib seems willing to boycott Elsevier and not renew its subscriptions #nodealnoreview #fi

Theresa May has no mandate for hard #Brexit - tell her: “no deal means no brexit”

How to install Linux on a Chromebook (and why you should) - useful

The Sharing Of Knowledge Is Being Criminalised - we must fight this, & push for #openaccess #SharingIsNotACrime

‘Hero’ imam praises group that saved Finsbury Park suspect from angry crowd - quintessentially civilised behaviour

anyone interested in EU #copyright (& its reform) will find lots of good stuff here - also, articles from me

Mobike Fills Its Baskets With $600 Million in Latest Fundraising Push - this. is. bonkers. margins wafer thin here…

Sunday, 18 June 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170616 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

This exciting Brexit future feels like all the rubbish bits from the past - you were conned, #brexiters; bin #brexit

‘This is violence against Donald Trump’: rightwingers interrupt Julius Caesar play - did somebody say “snowflakes”?

Britain is leaving the EU – just as Europe is on the up - #WellDoneBrexiters, you’re exactly wrong again…

The human sacrifice diet - fascinating if chilling #china


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170616 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

This exciting Brexit future feels like all the rubbish bits from the past - you were conned, #brexiters; bin #brexit

‘This is violence against Donald Trump’: rightwingers interrupt Julius Caesar play - did somebody say “snowflakes”?

Saturday, 17 June 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170614 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

China’s strategic plan for a robotic future is working: 500+ Chinese robot companies - just like in the UK; or not

Interview With @JanAlbrecht on EU’s #Copyright Directive - lots of fascinating thoughts

How a crippling shortage of analysts let the London Bridge attackers through - strong #crypto is not the problem

Opinion 2/15: Adding Some Spice To The Trade & Environment Debate - #EU

Tory election research found Boris Johnson was ‘deeply divisive’ - “Tory focus groups scored Amber Rudd more highly”

“Hard #Brexit would be disastrous for the capital’s economy. The city’s 73 MPs need to start making demands” - do it

Smoking rate in UK falls to second-lowest in Europe - excellent news

With Grenfell Tower, we’ve seen what ‘ripping up red tape’ really looks like - #deregulation can kill

EU’s top court says The Pirate Bay can be blocked, because it knowingly links to unauthorized copyright material -

Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation - a chance to say why #swpats must go… #freesw

The Chilling Effects Of A SLAPP Suit: My Story - @mmasnick: “got more emotional than I had expected it to be.”