Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180114 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/01/180114.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Don’t Let #EU Upload Filters Undermine the #PublicDomain - http://copybuzz.com/ipr-enforcement/dont-let-upload-filters-undermine-the-public-domain/ another reason to drop #Article13 of proposed #copyright regulation #PD

British supermarket chickens show record levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/15/british-supermarket-chickens-show-record-levels-of-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs stop using vital antibiotics for farming now; people will die because of this selfish stupidity

Is #Copyright Term Extension Finally Done? - https://creativecommons.org/2018/01/15/copyright-term-extension-finally-done/ "there are communities of people who wish to work for a more fair copyright—and fight for better access to knowledge, fast and reliable technology and connectivity, and a robust shared #publicdomain. "

May faces tougher transition stance from EU amid Norway pressure - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/15/norway-may-rip-up-eu-deal-over-uk-brexit-demands oh look: that #brexit cakeism doesn’t seem to be going down so well…

Shell invests in Nashville solar firm, but it’s no less an oil company - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/shell-invests-in-nashville-solar-firm-but-its-no-less-an-oil-company/ but it knows which way the wind is blowing (& the sun is shining…) #renewables

Sunday, 14 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180113 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/01/180113.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

With Farage rattled and MPs flexing their muscles, the real #Brexit battle is just beginning - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/13/nigel-farage-rattled-peers-brexit-struggle-now-beginning let’s win this time…

UK government’s #Brexit impact assessment ‘shameful’ says Sturgeon - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/14/uk-governments-brexit-impact-assessment-shameful-says-sturgeon " as her own government prepares to publish a “clear-eyed, hard-headed” analysis of potential outcomes of leaving the EU"

Desperate for a trade deal, the Tories are enabling Donald Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/14/trade-deal-tories-donald-trump “Such are the bleak wages of #Brexit, the ashen taste of diminishing global power.”


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180112 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180112.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU warned about ‘lost decade’ for renewables as costs continue to fall - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/eu-warned-about-lost-decade-for-renewables-as-costs-continue-to-fall/ #renewables continue to plunge in price

“These EU citizens save lives in our communities every day, yet ministers have treated them like dirt and failed to give them certainty over their futures here” - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/13/nhs-ambulance-staff-quit-brexit-eu27 #brexit

Saturday, 13 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180111 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180111.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UN condemns as racist Donald Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/12/unkind-divisive-elitist-international-outcry-over-trumps-shithole-countries-remark quite right, too

Home Office accused of cruelty for ordering cannabis slave back to Vietnam - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/12/child-trafficking-cruel-home-office-orders-cannabis-slave-back-to-vietnam @ukhomeoffice maintaining its record as the most heartless government deparment; pure #brexiters

Norway backs EU fishing policies remaining during #Brexit transition - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/12/norway-backs-eu-fishing-policies-remaining-brexit-transition things going, er, swimmingly

Farage has MEP salary docked to recoup misspent EU funds - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/12/nigel-farage-eu-salary-docked-claim-misspent-public-funds “paid assistant who is believed to have not been working on EU matters”

Thursday, 11 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180110 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180110.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before boiling - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/11/switzerland-rules-lobsters-must-be-stunned-before-boiling damn right - of course they feel pain. everyone should follow suit.

Victoria police say Daily Mail provoked African ‘gang flare-up’ scuffle - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/11/victoria-police-say-daily-mail-provoked-african-gang-flare-up-scuffle Daily Mail spreading hatred and dissension again

City of Barcelona Kicks Out Microsoft in Favor of Linux and Open Source - https://itsfoss.com/barcelona-open-source/ “City of Barcelona will start outsourcing IT projects to local small and medium sized enterprises.”

In Keeping And Improving News Comments, The Intercept Shows Websites What Giving A Damn Looks Like - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180102/09541738909/keeping-improving-news-comments-intercept-shows-websites-what-giving-damn-looks-like.shtml

Giant squid and sexed-up druids: is Britannia Jez Butterworth’s mad masterpiece? - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jan/11/mackenzie-crook-druids-britannia-jez-butterworths-mad-masterpiece-tv-series sounds, er, intriguing

“Wir sollten die Presse gegen die digitalen Riesen verteidigen” – https://www.ksta.de/29401040 #copyright already does this: article 11 unnecessary; article 13’s upload filters will just chill creativity and censor free speech #EU

“330 investors from Germany and 7 other countries showed ~ 80% would not invest in online platforms that make user-generated music or video content accessible if #copyright law were tightened and startups were held liable for infringements.” - https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Miele-letter.pdf

EU to hold Britain to fishing quotas during #Brexit transition - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/11/eu-to-hold-britain-to-fishing-quotas-during-brexit-transition “UK would also have no role in deciding the total catches in EU seas after Brexit.”

No-deal is a disaster. The government must tell us the truth about #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/11/no-deal-disaster-government-truth-brexit-sadiq-khan “geographic inequalities across the UK would widen even further, rather than narrowing”

‘No deal’ #Brexit threatens ‘bleak future’ for Welsh farmers - https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/no-deal-brexit-threatens-bleak-future-for-welsh-farm... "Welsh agriculture sector was already suffering from a loss of seasonal labour."

Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180109 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180109.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Copyright Maximalists Throw In The Towel On Term Extension; Admit That Maybe Copyright Is Too Long - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180108/10560438959/copyright-maximalists-throw-towel-term-extension-admit-that-maybe-copyright-is-too-long.shtml time to reduce copyright term

Watch: Cruise from hell sailed right through “bomb cyclone” despite storm forecast - https://boingboing.net/2018/01/09/watch-cruise-from-hell-sailed.html puny humans meet mighty Nature…

As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/business/japan-electric-cars.html get moving, then… #ev

This 15-foot tall mech weighs 8,000 lbs and can run 20 mph - https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/09/this-15-foot-tall-mech-weighs-8000-lbs-and-can-run-20-mph/ no way this could possibly be misused…

Complying with the new EU data protection directive requires a top-to-bottom redo of the adtech industry - https://boingboing.net/2018/01/09/information-controllers-galore.html can’t see that happening…this is going to be messy #gdpr

New York City plans to #divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/10/new-york-city-plans-to-divest-5bn-from-fossil-fuels-and-sue-oil-companies fab move; other cities should follow

Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180108 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180108.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Damore sues Google, alleging intolerance of white male conservatives - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/08/james-damore-sues-google-discrimination-white-male-conservatives “Efforts to increase the representation of women and underrepresented racial minorities…[is] illegal discrimination against the majority” er, wut?

Energy agency rejects Trump plan to prop up coal and nuclear power plants - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/08/donald-trump-coal-industry-plan-rejected-rick-perry whoa: some republicans with a spine…well done them