Sunday, 25 February 2018

180224


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180223 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180223.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Paul Manafort’s inability to save Word files as PDFs provided the evidence necessary to indict him for fraud - https://boingboing.net/2018/02/23/d-u-m-dum.html he should have used #LibreOffice Writer - it’s a button on the toolbar there…


Saturday, 24 February 2018

180223


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180222 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180222.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Mep Voss’ Proposal On The Censorship Machine (#Article13): Not ‘Die Beste Idee’ Either - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/mep-voss-proposal-on-the-censorship-machine-art-13-not-die-beste-idee-either/ making a bad idea even worse #copyright

Norway Has Perfected Plastic Recycling, Here’s What The UK Can Learn From Them - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/norway-has-perfected-plastic-recycling-heres-what-the-uk-can-learn-from-them_uk_5a7acbc5e4b06505b4e9983e come on, this isn’t rocket science - just do it

#Bali hopes to regain paradise island status with mass cleanup - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/23/bali-hopes-to-regain-paradise-island-status-with-mass-cleanup good news - so sad to see this beautiful land besmirched in this way… #indonesia



UK’s aspirations for post-#Brexit trade deal an illusion, says Donald Tusk - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/23/eu-pours-cold-water-on-uk-hopes-of-chequers-brexit-breakthrough whoops, I think they’ve noticed…


Thursday, 22 February 2018

180222


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180221 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2018/02/180221.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Stronger storms mean new ‘category six’ scale may be needed - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/22/category-six-storms-cyclones massive #climatechange powered by #GlobalWarming

‘We lose 1,400 girls a year. Who will our boys marry?’: #Armenia's quandary - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/feb/22/sex-selection-armenia-quandary I’m surprised to learn this is a problem; very disappointing

MEPs call for power to tackle ‘vexatious lawsuits’ targeting journalists - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/22/meps-call-for-power-to-tackle-vexatious-lawsuits-targeting-journalists great idea, although I may be biased… #SLAPP

Cambodian PM claims he will ‘beat up’ demonstrators, ahead of Asean summit in Sydney - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/22/hun-sen-vows-to-shame-australia-if-pressured-over-political-crackdown what a civilised chap

Boston Dynamics Audio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HJT8SA-Lf0 a good joke…at the moment

Debt for dolphins: #Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/22/debt-for-dolphins-seychelles-create-huge-new-marine-parks-in-world-first-finance-scheme brilliant move - and a great precedent for the future

EU27 rule out UK’s preferred approach to future trade deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/22/eu-rules-out-uks-preferred-approach-to-future-trade-deal that having cake and eating it still not really working out, is it? #brexit

Paris: legal challenge to car-free promenade by Seine - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/22/paris-car-free-right-bank-court-ruling-seine “Several rightwing politicians and motorists’ groups went to court against it.” - for the few, not the many, to coin a phrase…

Half of world’s oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/22/half-of-worlds-oceans-now-fished-industrially-maps-reveal #china killing more than anyone else, as usual…

Niederländisches Parlament stuft Massaker an Armeniern als “Völkermord” ein - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/niederlande-parlament-stuft-massaker-an-armeniern-als-voelkermord-ein-a-1194962.html quite right too #am #tr


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

180221


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180220 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180220.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


France Says ‘No’ To Company Hack-Backs Following Online Attacks – But Wants To Keep The Option Open For Itself - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180219/06520739266/france-says-no-to-company-hack-backs-following-online-attacks-wants-to-keep-option-open-itself.shtml

‘Dirty meat’: Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants - https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/dirty-meat-shocking-hygiene-failings-discovered-in-us-pig-and-chicken-plants “raising fears of ‘dirty meat’ entering the UK under a post-#Brexit trade deal” exactly what will happen

Netanyahu aide agrees to implicate PM over corruption claims – reports - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/21/benjamin-netanyahu-aide-shlomo-filber-testify-against-israeli-pm-reports well, that’s er, interesting if confirmed…

‘She was in so much pain’ - how turkey meatballs gave an Oregon baby salmonella poisoning - https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/she-was-in-so-much-pain-how-turkey-meatballs-gave-an-oregon-baby-salmonella-poisoning coming to the UK if the hard #brexiters get their way and slash food regulations as part of US trade deal…

Red tape in the meat industry? It’s the difference between life and death - https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/red-tape-in-the-meat-industry-its-the-difference-between-life-and-death “if regulations are chopped away and if the results end up in our school dinners and hospital meals, there will be little likelihood of any of us knowing.” #brexit

Boston Dynamics is teaching its robot dog to fight back against humans - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/21/boston-dynamics-teaching-robot-dog-fight-back-humans I really don’t need to say it, do I? #WCPGW

‘I’ve been here for 50 years’: the scandal of the former Commonwealth citizens threatened with deportation - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/21/ive-been-here-for-50-years-the-scandal-of-the-former-commonwealth-citizens-threatened-with-deportation so much for that supposed #brexit love of the commonwealth

EU Publishers Acknowledge Snippet Tax Concerns, But Say: ‘It’s OK, You Can Trust Us’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180220/09184639271/eu-publishers-acknowledge-snippet-tax-concerns-say-ok-you-can-trust-us.shtml as history demonstrates… #copyright #article11

Dirty US meat could flood into UK after a #Brexit trade deal - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2018-02-21/dirty-us-meat-could-come-over-here-after-brexit "US has already warned us that we will need to lower our food standards in exchange for a quick trade deal, but we need to fight this hard.”


180220


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180219 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180219.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trees for Trump: one million plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/20/trees-for-trump-one-million-pledged-offset-climate-change a great start, but we need 10 billion at least…

Why The #Copyright Directive Lacks (Artificial) Intelligence - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/eu-reform/why-the-copyright-directive-lacks-artificial-intelligence/ #AI will never flourish in EU unless the right to read is the right to mine #article3 #TDM

petition to help keep UK coal free - https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/revoke-planning-for-bradley-opencast-coal-mine insane idea for a new open-cast #coal mine


Wired’s Big Cover Story On Facebook Gets Key Legal Point Totally Backwards, Demonstrating Why CDA 230 Is Actually Important - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180216/16165239254/wireds-big-cover-story-facebook-gets-key-legal-point-totally-backwards-demonstrating-why-cda-230-is-actually-important.shtml why we need @mmasnick

Facebook ‘Security’: A New VPN That’s Spyware And Two-Factor Authentication That Spams You - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180214/10252739234/facebook-security-new-vpn-thats-spyware-two-factor-authentication-that-spams-you.shtml symbolic much?

Tory MPs' hard Brexit letter to May described as 'ransom note' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/20/tory-mps-sign-letter-to-theresa-may-outlining-hard-... "full regulatory autonomy" = race to the bottom, since we could already race to top if we want; we didn't, and will utterly trash environment, health, safety, employment regs after #brexit

here’s what US will demand as price of FTA with UK: https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/the-tory-trump-plan-to-kill-food-safety-with-brexit-chicken-6faa9fbff0c1
"Exposed: The Tory-Trump plan to kill food safety with Brexit chicken"; no #brexit chicken, no US FTA. no US FTA, no brexit economy.

Farmers tell Gove: lack of migrant workers now ‘mission critical’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/20/farmers-tell-gove-lack-of-migrant-workers-now-mission-critical oh look: just as we warned… #brexit


Monday, 19 February 2018

180219


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180218 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180218.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Why Decentralization Matters - https://medium.com/@cdixon/why-decentralization-matters-5e3f79f7638e “Cryptonetworks combine the best features of the first two internet eras: community-governed, decentralized networks with capabilities that will eventually exceed those of the most advanced centralized services.”

Trans-Atlantic Network of Hard #Brexit Climate Science Deniers Plotting ‘Shadow’ US-UK Trade Talks - https://www.desmog.uk/2018/02/18/trans-atlantic-network-hard-brexit-climate-science-deniers-plotting-shadow-us-uk-trade-talks-plot taking back control - and giving it to #climatedenialists

Urgent Legal Action for Our #NHS - Round 3 - https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/jr4nhs-round3/ “our fight to get proper consultation, parliamentary scrutiny and respect for the law. Save our NHS from an American-style take-over.”



‘Un-American’ to cancel gun show near Florida high school where 17 died in mass shooting - http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2133698/un-american-can-cancel-gun-show-near-florida-high but not un-American to allow US children to be gunned down in schools again and again

“May’s government wants to oversee a race to the top in global standards” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/19/david-davis-brexit-britain-mad-max but: “EU largely sets minimum standards not maximum ones”, so the only thing stopping us doing that now is…lack of UK gov’s desire to do so #BrexitLies


Sunday, 18 February 2018

180218


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180217 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180217.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Iceland law to outlaw male circumcision sparks row over religious freedom - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/18/iceland-ban-male-circumcision-first-european-country well done, #iceland leading the way; time to end this primitive child abuse,  well as #FGM

No new opencast coal mines in Durham, UK - https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/revoke-planning-for-bradley-opencast-coal-mine what are they thinking?


“By the end of the year, Saudi Arabia aims to invest up to $7 billion to develop seven new solar plants and a big wind farm.” good news… #renewables

Terror als Vorwand der EU-Kommission für Copyrightfilter - http://fm4.orf.at/stories/2896057/ well, of course... #censorship #article13