Saturday, 17 March 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180315 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Gibraltar warns it could rescind citizens rights if Spain uses veto on #Brexit deal - not just N. Ireland that’s a mess…

German Lawyers Call For Their Profession's Bug-Ridden, Soon-To-Be Mandatory, Email System To Be Open Sourced - #opensource

Friday, 16 March 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180314 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Microplastics found in more than 90% of bottled water, study says - another good reason to avoid bottled water...

Let’s Build a Great Digital Library Together…Starting with a Wishlist - let’s do it

India takes lion’s share of EU bank funding for solar power - excellent news: #india really needs to get into solar on a massive scale

Global Britain – a slogan without substance? - totally: full of sound and fury, signifying nothing #brexit

Russia sees UK as weak because of #Brexit, says Lithuanian minister - gosh, if only somebody had warned us about this risk before the vote…

Thursday, 15 March 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180313 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Lianghui “Question-Asking Bitch” Incident: Eye-Rolling Journalist Goes Viral on Weibo - #china #media

Research Shows That Published Versions Of Papers In Costly Academic Titles Add Almost Nothing To The Freely-Available Preprints They Are Based On - forget about gold #openaccess, use #preprints

Most Australian Indigenous languages came from just one place, research claims - “as recently as 4,000 years ago”; that’s an incredibly short time in linguistic terms…

Irish Government proposes introduction of Irish text and data mining exception - interesting move on #TDM

Wegen #Brexit - Banken wollen bis zu 5000 Jobs in Deutschland schaffen - so that’s an economic loss of several billion pounds every year…

EU-Commissioner @CorinaCretuEU and @KarmenuVella please protect the pristine valley of Kresna. #SaveKresna #NatureAlert #bulgaria #bg

Help Us Cure Online Publishing of Its Addiction to Personal Data - important task

Wednesday, 14 March 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180312 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

We only just escaped overseas phone charges – Brexit will bring them back again - but #brexiters won’t care because they hate foreigners & won’t go overseas…

Fishing for krill is an eco-disaster: we must protect the Antarctic - establishing the Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary should be a priority

I have prostate cancer. But I am happy - laudably upbeat column

Farmland gene editors want cows without horns, pigs without tails, and business without regulations - once they exist, they will come to the UK if the US gets its way in a post-#brexit trade deal

Trump’s Lawyers Apparently Unfamiliar With Streisand Effect Or 1st Amendment’s Limits On Prior Restraint - that’s good: it will end badly for them…

Volkswagen bets big on electric with $25 billion battery bonanza - @Volkswagen finally does something right

It’s Here. The March 2018 Issue of Linux Journal Is Available for Download Now. -’s-here-march-2018-issue-linux-journal-available-download-now good stuff; but I may be biased, since I’m in there too…

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180311 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Saving the albatross: 'The war is against plastic and they are casualties on the frontline' - time to start suing plastic manufacturers to pay for the clean-up

Vince Cable denies calling #Brexit supporters racist - millions of them are…

Avoiding Detection: Global Case Studies of Possible AIS Avoidance - important report about possible dodgy dealings at sea…

European Commission’s expert group tackling fake news misses the point - "BEUC regrets that the report does not call for a sector inquiry to investigate the link between advertising revenue policies of platforms and dissemination of disinformation."

Killing The Golden Goose (Again); How The #Copyright Stranglehold Dooms @Spotify - note again how copyright industry destroys innovation, rather than driving it…

We’re taking David Davis to court over #Brexit - “This case is about ensuring our Government follows its own laws” FWIW I’ve pledged some dosh; currently total is £51,255 of £70K needed

If The US Government Can’t Figure Out Who’s A Russian Troll, Why Should It Expect Internet Companies To Do So? -

Trump under growing pressure on gun control after appearing to cave in to NRA - what a coward #guns #murica

Monday, 12 March 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180310 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“The parliament’s chairman, Zhang Dejiang, told delegates it was time to get behind Xi’s push to make China great again.” - it’s the trump-brexit-xi trinity…

Rob Ford: brother of late Toronto mayor is new Progressive Conservative leader - “like his brother, has been the subject of drug allegations” uh-huh

Falklands: Argentinian soldiers’ relatives to put names on graves - “Identification of previously unknown soldiers made possible thanks to DNA testing and humanitarian initiative”

Sunday, 11 March 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180309 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trans-Europe Express – Dubious sale has potential to sink two governments - “Bulgarian and Czech governments are trembling because of the unfolding scandals” #bgt #cz

Another environmental catastrophe is looming in Central Asia - “EU as a soft power should convince other donors to make the funds available to decontaminate old uranium mines” costs quite small; should be done now

Trump is no ally on trade for post-#Brexit Britain - “Any president would seek a deal that allows American farmers free access to the British market, and enables US pharmaceutical companies to make more money off the NHS” obvious to all except #brexiters

Is the blockchain hype over? - good review of excessive claims made for #blockchain tech

5-hour #climatechange lesson will be first for federal court - U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup is one of the most thoughtful on the bench

Londoner denied NHS cancer care: ‘It’s like I’m being left to die’ - UK becomes more callous and bigoted by day; truly shaming #WellDoneBrexiters

Empire strikes back: why former colonies don’t need Britain after #Brexit - good debunking of #brexiters’ imperial fantasies

Steve Bannon tells French far-right ‘history is on our side’ - he’s right: it’s the history of Nazism