Wednesday, 31 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160830 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#brexiters: "voters felt pushed to the margins of society & left behind" - fair point; but they will suffer most now

New U.S. Policy: Kill the Kurds - this is just insane...

#TISA, 'secret privatisation pact that poses threat to democracy' - yup: negates that "taking back control" #brexit

#TTIP has “de facto failed,” so activists ramp up fight against #CETA trade deal - EU chorus of disapproval

Smartphone makers: Go niche or go home (and why I love the Cat S60) - good point

Speak Polish and die - the bitter fruit of #brexit

Electric vehicles – It’s not just about the car - great, wide-ranging analysis

Poaching drives huge 30% decline in Africa's savanna elephants - depressing and shameful


Tories’ failure to halt ivory trade ‘risks extinction of elephants’  - particularly heinous manifesto betrayal

#Netneutrality guidelines land in EU, provide fuzzy rules on fast lanes - probably as good as we are likely to get

Germany's Gabriel: "we need to make sure that we don’t allow Britain to keep the nice things" - #WellDoneBrexiters

Diplomat: Triggering Article 50 will be like turning the engines off on an airplane - great metaphor (v @swardley)

Friday, 19 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160818 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Thursday, 18 August 2016


Who Should Get The Benefits When You Donate Your #DNA For Research? - good question... #ethics

Russian MP seeks to decriminalise domestic violence - corporal punishment: "essential right given to parents by God"

#TPP clause 'not making copyright easy to understand' -'not-making-copyright-easy-to-understand' incredible: #copyright maximalists want it all now, no wait

Hitler Finds Out Trump is Losing Every Poll - well, it had to happen...

#FSFE summit 2016 - "to bring together FSFE members and supporters from all over Europe" #freesw

#Brexiters: Team GB's Olympics success shows UK can thrive outside EU - success created while UK part of EU, so...

‘Serious’ Risks for Hollywood if #TPP Doesn’t Pass - risk??? - of entering the public domain, as promised? #pd

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160815 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Towards Open Science: Case for a Decentralized Autonomous Academic Endorsement System - #blockchains get everywhere

Physicist explaining climate change to a skeptic on TV is grim viewing - </sigh> thanks for trying, though

Mumbai Beach clean-up highlights marine waste epidemic - this is how we treat the sea...

Disasters like Louisiana floods will worsen as planet warms, scientists warn - 8th "once in every 500-year event"

Fears of global yellow fever epidemic grow as vaccine stocks dwindle - when will we listen to experts, who saw this?

Second phase of world's biggest offshore windfarm gets go-ahead  - welcome news for #UK energy

University Tracks Students' Movements Using WiFi, But Says It's OK Because It's Not Tracking Students - oh, right

Monday, 15 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160814 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

'The blob': how marine heatwaves causing unprecedented climate chaos - new variations on #globalwarming awfulness

Canada's trade deal with EU a model for Brexit? Not quite, insiders say - these people are utterly delusional #CETA

'Brutal but effective': why Team GB is winning so many Olympic medals -  interesting economic analysis

Why Apple Removing The Audio Jack From The iPhone Would Be A Very, Very, Very, Bad Move - #DRM is your bitter enemy

Online crime: UK cops to use law firms to tackle fraud in civil courts - OK, or slippery slope to privatised police?

Warning sign: July 2016 ranks as Earth's hottest month on record - warning indeed, that we still don't heed

Sunday, 14 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160813 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Louisiana flooding cuts off roads and thousands of homes - "calling the floods unprecedented and historic"

Saturday, 13 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160812 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Guccifer 2.0 doxes hundreds of US politicians with massive document dump - really bad in current climate of hatred

Friday, 12 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160811 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Archivists Grapple With Problems Of Preserving Recent Culture Held On Tape Cassettes And Floppy Drives - tricky

#Encryption battle: France in global call to “deal with” messaging apps </facepalm>

Guardian is spending a year reporting on plight of world's elephant population - imagine a world without elephants

Polls suggest Iceland's Pirate party may form next government - wow, fabulous; let's hope so

Thursday, 11 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160810 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

'This is who I am', says first female MP to wear Māori facial tattoo in NZ parliament - nice revitalisation

Trump calls Obama the 'founder of Isis' - I think you'll find that was Bush and Blair...

Golden Eagles disappear too – mostly over grouse moors - time ban this destructive & barbaric "sport"

Balkan wildlife faces extinction threat from border fence to control migrants - don't they think this stuff through?

Australia's #CensusFail Goes Into Overdrive -- A Complete And Utter Debacle - & the world is noticing #ABS

400-year-old Greenland shark is the oldest vertebrate animal - incredible stuff if confirmed

Plan to replant millions of trees in central England slows down - that's a pity

48 hours later, Adblock Plus beats Facebook's adblocker-blocker - and so it goes on

Judge throws the C-bomb right back at convicted racist - kudos, Judge Patricia Lynch QC...

Inside eLife: What it costs to publish - interesting stuff #transparency

'Brain training' technique restores feeling and movement to paraplegic patients - amazing if confirmed

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160809 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

"if this money doesn’t go into the #NHS, I will go mad" - have *you * got a surprise coming, lady... #brexit

Olympics fan claims Twitter killed his account after posting Rio videos [Updated] – @twitter ignoring death threats?

Tuesday, 9 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160808 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

China warns UK relations are at 'historical juncture' over Hinkley Point - UK "takes back control"? not so much...

Medical Researchers Want Up To Five Years Exclusivity For Clinical Trial Data Derived From Volunteers –

Olympics fan claims Twitter killed his account after posting Rio videos - still waiting for you response,@twitter

Norway may block UK return to European Free Trade Association - well, that's a bit #awkward #brexit

Greenpeace sounds alarm over China's fishing fleet - never mind software, it's #China that will eat the world

Trump hints at assassination of Hillary Clinton by gun rights supporters - clearly struggling to shock now...

Monday, 8 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160807 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

The real scandal is that you still believe TV licence detector vans are real - … great piece

#NetNeutrality: High quality connectivity and net neutrality go hand in hand - #5g

How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life - inspiring story needs to be applied elsewhere

Ridiculous Concept Of 'Value Gap' In Music Services & How It  Could Harm Both Tech Industry & Music Industry - NB EU

"shooting mother bears with cubs, & even the cubs themselves; targeting bears and wolves from planes" - sick people

UK #copyright extension on designed objects is “direct assault” on #3Dprinting - the copyright ratchet at work

Sunday, 7 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160806 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Think the north and the poor caused #Brexit? Think again - it was mainly the bigoted and the gullible

Hackers Could Break Into Your Monitor To Spy on You and Manipulate Your Pixels - blimey, is nothing safe? (nope)

Saturday, 6 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160805 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#BBC to deploy detection vans to snoop on internet users - question: would VPNs mask traffic enough to thwart this?

EU impact assessment: Establishment of a Multilateral Investment Court for investment dispute resolution - #ISDS

Friday, 5 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160804 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Rio 2016: top American Olympic shooter Kim Rhode attacks gun-control laws - this woman is sad & ridiculous

Eircode & Public Disservice Announcements - the #eircode saga just gets worse and worse

After The Age Of The PC, Welcome To The Age Of The PD -- The 'Personal Drone' –

Australia decides it should probably study climate science after all - well, that's a relief

Major Amazon dam opposed by tribes fails to get environmental license - great news

Austria is capital of radical racism, says Turkish foreign minister - uh-huh

Thursday, 4 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160803 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Fly the flag for Team GB. It may well be the last hurrah for ‘Britain’ - yup: #WellDoneBrexit

 Chinese lawyer who exposed baby milk scandal jailed for subversion - terrible signal #china

Australians threaten to take leave of their census - great title, disastrous move by #AU government

Report: Operating Systems Should Actively Block Pirated Downloads - copyright maximalists know no limits..

Labour deputy leader calls on PM to halt plans to wipe old Companies House data - a seriously bad idea, uk gov...

British woman held after being seen reading book about Syria on plane - @ThomsonAirways_ you are a disgrace

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160803 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us - & that's the media's fault...

Khan controversy: Donald Trump fans don’t know or don’t care - key to trump's success: stupid, bigoted supporters

Pensioner fills in crossword puzzle art exhibit, claims #copyright of “new” work - (v @c_g_citizen)

Tuesday, 2 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160801 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Mexican rape victim, 13, refused access to abortion - horrific: "judge downgrades crime to ‘sexual coercion’" #mx

"It’s time to bring BACK the famous dark blue UK passport" - Sun continues to incite its bigoted and idiot readers

"if a company so much as tweets a congratulations to an Olympic athlete, that could cost the athlete their medals"

A challenge to publishers to justify embargo periods - accepting embargoes was a huge mistake #ZeroEmbargoesNow #ZEN

Russian Orthodox church head backs Ivan the Terrible sculpture - you can't make this stuff up - talk about symbolism

Miller, Trott Urge President Against Forcing Lame-Duck #TPP Vote - if it quacks like a duck, it's probably a dog...

Erdoğan: west is supporting terrorism against Turkey - at least he's making it easy for west to tell him to get lost

Monday, 1 August 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160731 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Russian spies claim they can now collect #crypto keys—but don’t say how - a riddle, wrapped up in a mystery #ru

Getty Makes Nonsensical Statement On Photographer Carol Highsmith's Lawsuit For Falsely Claiming Copyright –