Tuesday, 23 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170522 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170522.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK bathing water ranks next from last in EU beach table - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/23/uk-bathing-water-ranks-next-from-last-eu-beach-table “will once more be ‘dirty man of Europe’ after Brexit”

"EU could put pressure on UK by saying that British products will not be allowed into EU markets unless they meet environmental standards”

#LibreOffice leverages Google’s OSS-Fuzz to improve quality of office suite - https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2017/05/23/oss-fuzz/ #freesw

'My worst nightmares are coming true': Europe's last primeval forest on 'brink of collapse' - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/23/worst-nightmare-europes-last-primeval-forest-bri... shame on #poland…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170521 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170521.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Support for the Labour party in #Wales has surged in the last two weeks” - http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/electionsinwales/2017/05/22/the-new-welsh-political-barometer-poll-5/ Labour: 44% (+9) #GE17

Theresa May Plans To Regulate, Tax And Censor The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170522/01183037414/theresa-may-plans-to-regulate-tax-censor-internet.shtml good summary of bad stuff #GE17

The world’s first self-sailing, electric cargo ship set to replace 40,000 diesel trucks - https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/05/22/worlds-first-self-sailing-electric-cargo-ship-set-replace-40000-diesel-trucks/ that’s good…

Sorry East Texas: Supreme Court Slams The Door On Patent Jurisdiction Shopping - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170522/10263437420/sorry-east-texas-supreme-court-slams-door-patent-jurisdiction-shopping.shtml CAFC is useles; UPC will be too

Yet Another Bad Idea: Dropping Facial Recognition Software Into Police Body Cameras - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170512/11400137349/yet-another-bad-idea-dropping-facial-recognit…

medical records of 61 million Italian citizens to be given to IBM for its “cognitive computing” system Watson - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/detailed-medical-records-61-million-italian-citizens-given-ibm-cognitive-computing-system-watson/ huh?

Sunday, 21 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170520 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170520.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit and the coming food crisis - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/21/brexit-coming-food-crisis-seasonal-migrant-labour-eu “food production depends on seasonal migrant labour from the EU”

Revealed: #Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/21/revealed-facebook-internal-rulebook-sex-terrorism-violence this stuff is a mess; it won’t hold


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170519 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170519.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Friday, 19 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170518 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170518.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK needs more immigrants to ‘avoid #Brexit catastrophe’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/19/uk-needs-more-immigrants-to-avoid-brexit-catastrophe bigoted #brexiters understand nothing

German business leaders urge Tories to rethink plan to leave single market - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/19/german-business-leaders-conservatives-tories-rethink-plan-leave-single-market-trade-eu not much support there, Boris #brexit

“No more excuses” as major global research funders take strong lead on clinical trial #transparency - http://www.alltrials.net/news/funders-agree-to-who-standards/

Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-hub and Libgen - https://torrentfreak.com/elsevier-wants-15-million-piracy-damages-from-sci-hub-and-libgen-170518/ @elsevier the bully strikes again…

Renegotiation Of#NAFTA To Include IP Rights, Digital Trade - https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/05/18/us-renegotiation-nafta-include-ip-rights-digital-trade/ here comes SOPA/ACTA…

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170517 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170517.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US Court Upholds Enforceability Of GNU #GPL As Both A License And A Contract - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170515/06040337368/us-court-upholds-enforceability-gnu-gpl-as-both-license-contract.shtml interesting & important case #freesw

#Facebook hit with fines and investigations in six EU countries over #privacy law breaches - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/facebook-hit-fines-investigations-six-eu-countries-privacy-law-breaches/ really piling up

Britain: Investigate the #Brexit referendum fraud - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/brexit_referendum_32/ the referendum was stolen, not won…

Tell the UK Government: No #Backdoors in #Crypto - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/05/tell-uk-government-no-backdoors-in.html here’s what I’ve just sent; consultation closes tomorrow

Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/18/brazil-explosive-recordings-implicate-president-michel-temer-in-bribery impeach them both…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170516 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170516.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests at UN talks - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/17/fossil-fuel-lobby-to-declare-interests-at-un-talks long overdue

Dark money is pushing democracy in the UK over the edge - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/17/dark-money-democracy-billionaires-funding welcome to the great brexit banana republic

‘Narco-deforestation’: cocaine trade destroying swaths of Central America - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/16/drug-money-traffickers-destroying-swaths-forest-central-america another reason to decriminalise drugs

Inquiry launched into targeting of UK voters through social media - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/17/inquiry-launched-into-how-uk-parties-target-voters-through-social-media bit late now… #GE17

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/coming-another-call-everyones-dna-collected-stored-permanently/ huge #privacy implications

#Renewables growing faster than expected – IEA - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/renewables-growing-faster-expected-–-iea that’s good; need to tackle shipping as a priority now

#France: “a broad new environment ministry – the second most important position in government” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/17/france-macron-his-government-left-right-centre contrast with UK…

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170515 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170515.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The free trade agreement with Singapore cannot, in its current form, be concluded by the EU alone” - CJEU big blow for @EU_Commission #ISDS

We Own It manifesto 2017: How public ownership can give us real control - https://weownit.org.uk/manifesto we need more #commons-based systems

Lib Dems pledge to end ‘Orwellian’ snooping powers in manifesto - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/15/lib_dems_manifesto_pledge_to_end_snooping/ that would be nice…

Brxt and brands – out of the EU in 680 days - http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2017/05/brxt-and-brands-out-of-eu-in-680-days.html looks like trademarks will be a staggering mess after #brexit

Ancillary #Copyright Would Be A Poison, Not A Cure - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/ancillary-copyright-poison-not-cure/ excellent explanation of a really bad idea #EU

The 5 Fundamental Flaws Of The Press Publisher’S Right, AKA Ancillary #Copyright - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/5-fundamental-flaws-press-publishers-right/ #EU

S&Ds push forward new measures to cut food waste in half by 2030 - http://mailchi.mp/socialistsanddemocrats/sds-push-forward-new-measures-to-cut-food-waste-in-half-by-745709?e=78e1c0c8ff long overdue; insane wastage

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/coming-another-call-everyones-dna-collected-stored-permanently/ me on implications 4 #privacy

Wild boar gives British ambassador to Austria the chase - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/16/wild-boar-gives-british-ambassador-to-austria-the-chase understandable, given #brexit

New Netflix DRM Blocks Rooted Phone Owners From Downloading The Netflix App - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170516/06083537378/new-netflix-drm-blocks-rooted-phone-owners-downloading-netflix-app.shtml @netflix being evil with #drm

Monday, 15 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170514 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170514.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

After Ceta: The Eu-Vietnam Agreement - http://www.cncd.be/After-CETA-The-EU-Vietnam will have #ISDS for corps, no enforceable rights for environment, like #CETA

JP Morgan appears to make good on #Brexit threat with new Dublin office - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/15/jp-morgan-landmark-office-dublin-brexit surprise. not.

Trump relying on charisma to bridge old divides on first foreign trip - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/14/donald-trump-first-trip-foreign-policy on his what???

EU backs away from trade statement in blow 2 China’s #OBOR plan - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/15/eu-china-summit-bejing-xi-jinping-belt-and-road wants “guarantees on transparency, sustainability”

Hold ISPs Responsible 4 Piracy After Brexit, Music Biz Says - https://torrentfreak.com/hold-isps-responsible-for-piracy-after-brexit-music-biz-says-170512/ copyright maximalists take every chance to demand more

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen hopes to stop elephant poachers in Afrika using big data - https://thenextweb.com/africa/2017/05/11/microsoft-co-founder-paul-allen-hopes-stop-elephant-poachers-afrika-using-big-data/ let’s hope, let’s hope

The Threat: A Conversation With Ross Anderson - https://www.edge.org/conversation/ross_anderson-the-threat lots of interesting, important stuff #security

Trump to expand policy that bans US aid for overseas #abortion providers - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/15/trump-abortion-rule-mexico-city-policy trump shows how much he hates women

Netflix is blocking rooted Android phones from downloading its app - https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/05/15/netflix-is-blocking-rooted-android-phones-from-downloading-its-app/ @netflix confirming its evil credentials #DRM

The Brief: The Great British Wake-Up on #brexit - http://www.euractiv.com/section/all/news/the-brief-the-great-british-wake-up/ hard to tell, with trends confounded by #GE17

Will a #climatechange denier chair the EU’s Environment Council? - http://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/opinion/will-a-climate-change-denier-chair-the-eus-environment-council/ this man must be ridiculed everywhere he goes

How Google Took Over the Classroom - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/technology/google-education-chromebooks-schools.html #chrome - and thus #linux - spreading everwhere

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170513 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170513.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Millionaire Brexit donor targets 140 remain MPs in general election - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/13/millionaire-brexit-donor-targets-remain-mps the silent coup continues…

Conservatives pledge to give web users power to erase online history - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/12/conservatives-pledge-to-give-web-users-power-to-erase-online-history but not the one the UK gov will access #ICR

Unions launch push to spike #Tisa trade pact - https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-8a16-Unions-launch-push-to-spike-Tisa-trade-pact TISA is still a threat…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170512 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170512.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#NHS left reeling by-attack: ‘We are literally unable to do any x-rays’ - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/13/nhs-cyber-attack-patients-ransomware time to get rid of #microsoft monoculture

Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170512/16332437353/leaked-nsa-hacking-tool-global-ransomware-ram... "reinforces why we should not allow backdoors to encryption"

Inside the new Battersea Power Station - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/13/inside-the-new-battersea-power-station after 7 failed schemes, finally happening…rather costly, though #lunnon

Saturday, 13 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170511 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170511.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘1.5m oldsters in their graves’ could swing second EU vote, says Ian McEwan - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/12/15m-oldsters-in-their-graves-could-swing-second-eu-vote-says-ian-mcewan not to mention economic meltdown

The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/ this is gobsmacking…

#NHS hospitals across England hit by large-scale cyber-attack - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/12/hospitals-across-england-hit-by-large-scale-cyber-attack that’s what you get with a #microsoft monoculture…

in the light of the attack on the #NHS, maybe we need to move to @NHSbuntu - https://nhsbuntu.org// - and away from #microsoft monoculture

Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits 74 countries around the world - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/12/global-cyber-attack-ransomware-nsa-uk-nhs but only those foolish enough to run #windows

Thursday, 11 May 2017


This Makes No Sense: US To Ban Laptops On All Flights From Europe - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170510/15050837337/this-makes-no-sense-us-to-ban-laptops-all-flights-europe.shtml still want to fly to US?

The Brexit trap that’s closing on Britons who live in Europe - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/11/the-brexit-trap-thats-closing-on-britons-who-live-in-europe May cares more about UKIP than these people

What is YouTube’s role in the music industry? - https://blog.google/topics/google-europe/youtube-role-music-industry/ “cannibalisation is unlikely” #copyright

Creative Commons’ New Strategy for a Collaborative Organizational Structure - http://www.shareable.net/blog/creative-commons-new-strategy-for-a-collaborative-organizational-structure #cc

Strasbourg could trade Parliament seat for medicines agency - http://www.euractiv.com/section/all/news/strasbourg-could-trade-parliament-seat-for-medicines-agency/ this is an excellent idea #EMA #brexit

CJEU to rule on enforceability of German press publishers’ right - http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2017/05/cjeu-to-rule-on-enforceability-of.html #LSR #copyright

Volunteers tailor Ubuntu Linux to UK’s health service - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/161230 great idea, could save #NHS big dosh

Frankreich verbietet Shows mit Delfinen und Orcas - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/delfine-und-orcas-in-gefangenschaft-frankreich-verbietet-haltung-a-1146475.html france leads the way; others must follow

#Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/11/brexit-industrial-output-trade-deficit-march0ons “fall in pound … did little”

.@cisco & @Oracle Applaud The Looming Death Of #NetNeutrality - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170510/07262037333/cisco-oracle-applaud-looming-death-net-neutrality.shtml they were always among most evil tech cos. on planet

Most European millennials would join “a large-scale uprising” - http://boingboing.net/2017/05/11/the-c-word.html bring it on…

Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate-change doubters - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/11/finland-voices-concern-over-us-and-russian-climate-change-doubters well done, plucky #Finland

Austrian Court’s ‘Hate Speech’ Ruling Says Facebook Must Remove Perfectly Legal Posts All Over The World - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170509/15260937329/austrian-courts-hate-speech-ruling-says-facebook-must-remove-perfectly-legal-posts-all-over-world.shtml #at

Sunday, 7 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170505 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170505.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Macron's campaign hacked on eve of French election - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/06/emmanuel-macron-targeted-by-hackers-on-eve-of-french-election makes it almost certain it was #russians who hacked #clinton

The end of wild #elephants? Why we must not let Africa become one giant food farm - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/06/the-end-of-wild-elephants-why-we-must-not-let-africa-become-one-giant-food-farm indeed, we must not

Syria’s #Kurds march on to Raqqa and the sea - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/06/syria-kurds-raqqa-mediterranen maybe #turkey shouldn’t have alienated West so much…

Saturday, 6 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170504 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170504.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

if you’re feeling depressed by what’s happening in the world, this may help to put things in perspective: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/a-lot-of-galaxies-need-guarding-in-this-hubble-view

oh, and BTW, we must stop #CEPA now - http://www.politico.eu/article/trade-deals-beware-the-acronym/ will doubtless drive #deforestation and more #palmoil use…

May’s Brexit Britain can no longer be considered a serious country - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/05/theresa-may-brexit-britain-uk-europe-liberal #brexiters utterly destroying Britain’s brand

Help Stop #Rabbit Farm Cruelty in #Germany - https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/869/786/457/ come on, Germany, you’re better than this…

Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed government plan - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/04/government-faces-class-action-on-air-pollution-in-landmark-case these are EU standards, won’t be around soon

Judges call for legal changes to better protect #whistleblowing junior doctors in appeal judgment - http://www.itv.com/news/2017-05-05/judges-call-for-legal-changes-to-protect-whistleblowing-junior-doctors/ kudos to Dr Day

“someone grabs a suspected attacker and uses their own body as a shield so fewer people around them die” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/05/dressed-for-death-the-women-boko-haram-sent-to-blow-themselves-up terrible

Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/may/05/bill-oreilly-accuser-meet-ofcom-fox-scandal-threatens-rupert-murdoch-sky-takeover-bid murdoch is not “fit and proper”

Thursday, 4 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170503 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170503.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Thousands tackling huge forest fire in northern #China - http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2092663/thousands-tackling-huge-forest-fire-northern-china “over 5,000 hectares”

“Let’s make copyright RIGHT” - thunderclap for better copyright laws for education - https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/56275-let-s-make-copyright-right?locale=en

Ruperta the African Elephant is sick and neglected in Venezuelan zoo - https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/760/009/487/ petition for relocation #Vzla

“key to success was to persuade young progressive voters to register and take part in the ballot on 8 June” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/04/trudeau-backer-endorses-gina-millers-tactical-voting-campaign #GE17

U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years - 2GW - http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-windpower-idUSKBN17Y1PC trump who? #renewables

Voter registration soars among students with 55% backing Labour - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/04/voter-registration-soars-students-backing-labour-corbyn-general-election interesting development #GE17

"how trade & investment agreements threaten environmental laws & regs to protect #water" - https://canadians.org/wfs

Macron came to Greece’s aid during our crisis. The French left should back him - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/04/macron-greece-french-left-marine-le-pen-yanis-varoufakis saith @yanisvaroufakis

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170502 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170502.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Tools Allow Voice Patterns To Be Cloned To Produce Realistic But Fake Sounds Of Anyone Saying Anything - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170425/07092537229/new-tools-allow-voice-patterns-to-be-cloned-to-produce-realistic-fake-sounds-anyone-saying-anything.shtml

Three-quarters of Brits would reject US ‘frankenfoods’ - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/buying-and-supplying/food-safety/three-quarters-of-brits-would-reject-us-frankenfoods/551703.article this will make UK-US trade deal negotiations fun #TTIP2

Happy Press Freedom Day from sunny #Indonesia - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/03/happy-press-freedom-day-from-sunny-indonesia “124th on the press freedom list and kills civilians in #WestPapua.”

Hacker Extortion Attempt Falls Flat Because Netflix Actually Competes With Piracy - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170501/06455337280/hacker-extortion-attempt-falls-flat-because-netflix-actually-competes-with-piracy.shtml that’s the way to do it

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170501 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170501.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Old tune - https://vimeo.com/215326297 well, they seem to be having fun… #china

“family planning is something that occurs between a husband and a wife and God” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/01/trump-teresa-manning-family-planning-role where do these nutters come from?

UK “will then have to spend next 20 years painstakingly rebuilding the influence that it so casually threw away.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/02/britain-complacency-brexit-humiliation--france-germany-eu-uk

Chinese Government and Hollywood Launch Snoop-and-Censor Copyright Filter - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/04/chinese-snooping-foreshadows-future-copyright-enforcement EU copyright directive will do same

“Future Farming is a new global brand focussing on smart farming” - https://www.futurefarming.com/ I wonder how sustainable that farming will be…

ALERTĂ METEO. #România, lovită de fenomene EXTREME, în următoarele zile: furtuni violente şi tornade - https://www.realitatea.net/anunt-crunt-de-la-meteo-romania-lovita-de-fenomene-extreme-in-urmatoarele-zile_2059027.html yikes #ro

post-#brexit price increases: “headline figure of an average 18.5% tariff” for food sector" - http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2017/05/02/brexit-about-to-trigger-sky-high-costs-for-british-food + sterling devaluation

Trump: US needs ‘good’ government shutdown to fix trouble in Senate - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/02/government-shutdown-donald-trump-senate-budget-vote this man is completely bonkers

Fifteen countries ask for EU legislation on data flows - http://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/fifteen-countries-ask-for-eu-legislation-on-data-flows/ actually this is basically the UK, & it’ll be gone soon…

Merkel presses Putin over anti-gay purge in Chechnya - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/02/angela-merkel-vladimir-putin-russia-investigate-lgbt-torture-claims-chechnya this is why she is leader of the West, not May or Trump

‘He Just Seemed to Go Crazy’: Senior GOP Aides Stunned by Trump’s Demented Behavior in Last 24 Hours - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/he-just-seemed-go-crazy-senior-gop-aides-stunned-trumps-demented-behavior-last-24 he’s mad

Seals are deafened in noisy shipping lanes, say scientists - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/02/seals-deafened-noisy-shipping-lanes-say-scientists we need to make ships quieter and less polluting

Stephen Colbert “interviews” Trump - http://boingboing.net/2017/05/02/stephen-colbert-interviews.html nicely done

Why now is the time to talk to Hamas - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/02/hamas-charter-antisemitism talking always better than the alternatives… #palestine

FBI translator married Isis recruiter she was meant to be investigating - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/02/fbi-translator-syria-rapper-isis-islamic-state the ultimate “Reader, I married him”…

Monday, 1 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170430 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170430.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“EU citizens would receive only the same rights in relation to living and working in the UK as anyone else who was not a British citizen.”

Homeowner’s House Burns Down, He Tries To Rebuild… But Facing #Copyright Threats From Original Builder - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170501/01170337278/homeowners-house-burns-down-he-tries-to-rebuild-facing-copyright-threats-original-builder.shtml of course

Brazilian farmers attack indigenous tribe with machetes in brutal land dispute - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/01/brazilian-farmers-attack-indigenous-tribe-machetes appalling violence #brazil

Sunday, 30 April 2017


.@nytimes promised 2 fact check their new climate denier columnist — they lied - https://thinkprogress.org/the-ny-times-promised-to-fact-check-their-new-climate-denier-columnist-they-lied-72ad9bdf6019 “abetting climate change denialism”

High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment - https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/28/high-profile-chinese-blogger-arrested-for-online-comments-after-years-of-police-harassment/ #china

#Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/25/uk-windfarm-subsidies-ban-cheap-energy-electricity not just anti-environment, but anti-economics

Schmelzendes Eis führt zu Billionenkosten - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/arktis-billionenkosten-durch-schmelzendes-eis-a-1144930.html #climatedenialism makes no sense economically, either

Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels - https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/26/taylor-farms-wants-to-make-food-without-fossil-fuels/ interesting move

Incredible discovery places humans in California 130,000 years ago - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/unknown-humans-were-in-california-130000-years-ago-say-scientists/ or it was time-travellers…

By 2030, #India will only have electric cars [Govt] - https://www.nextbigwhat.com/electric-cars-india-297/ let’s hope…

'Hundreds of us will die in Raqqa’: the women fighting Isis - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/30/hundreds-of-us-will-die-in-raqqa-the-women-fighting-isis great reporting, illuminating piece #kurdistan #iraq

‘Jihadists were going to burn it all’: the amazing story of Timbuktu’s book smugglers - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/30/jihadists-were-going-to-burn-it-all-the-amazing-story-of-timbuktus-book-smugglers wonderful tale

Saturday, 29 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170427 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170427.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Murder of Spanish wildlife rangers spurs ​calls for armed service - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/28/murder-of-spanish-wildlife-rangers-spurs-calls-for-armed-service appalling violence by hunters/farmers

UK government just got away with banning new public buses - https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2016-17/busservices.html more privatisation by stealth

White Tears by Hari Kunzru review – a satire of cultural appropriation - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/28/white-tears-hari-kunzru-review sounds fun

Britons could lose health cover in Europe after Brexit, Parliamentary report warns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/28/brexit-european-health-insurance-card-ehic-healthcare-europe-uk #WellDoneBrexiters

Tories’ ‘imperial vision’ 4 post-#Brexit trade branded disruptive & deluded - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/apr/28/tories-imperial-vision-post-brexit-trade-deal-disruptive-deluded says head of nations we need for deals

Want To Promote Breastfeeding? That’s A Trade Barrier, Says US Trade Rep - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170426/09303137242/want-to-promote-breastfeeding-thats-trade-barrier-says-us-trade-rep.shtml riiiight #NTB

Thursday, 27 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170426 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170426.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/27/plain-cigarette-packaging-could-drive-300000-britons-to-quit-smoking let’s hope so, & that others follow suit

For World ‘Intellectual Property’ Day, A Reading From Thomas Macaulay - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170426/13391137245/world-intellectual-property-day-reading-thomas-macaulay.shtml greatest speech ever made about #copyright

Angela Merkel attacks British ‘illusion’ of keeping benefits of EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/27/angela-merkel-attacks-british-illusion-of-keeping-benefits-of-eu well, obvs #brexit

Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/27/trump-tax-plan-millions-small-businesses pretty much explains it, then…

The Republicans who care about #climatechange: ‘They are done with the denial’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/27/climate-solutions-caucus-republicans-trump some small, hopeful signs…

Australia and Canada urge UK to join ready made trade deals such as Nafta - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/26/australia-canada-urge-uk-join-ready-made-trade-deals-nafta/ for which UK had no say whatsoever

Senior doctor resigns over plan to hand Dublin hospital to order of nuns - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/27/doctor-resigns-dublin-hospital-nuns-sisters-of-charity-dr-peter-boylan kudos #ireland

Britain’s divorce bill must be settled before Brexit talks, says Angela Merkel - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/27/britain-divorce-bill-brexit-angela-merkel this is getting better all the time


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170425 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170425.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

open letter of the Visegrad Group countries regarding the EU reform of #copyright law - http://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Statement_copyright-reform_25.04.2017.pdf makes excellent points

Dutch Court Rules That Freely Given Fan-Subtitles Are #Copyright Infringement - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170421/09273237206/dutch-court-rules-that-freely-given-fan-subtitles-are-copyright-infringement.shtml copyright stops unpaid creativity

#Brexit: EU leaders to demand May respect citizens’ residency rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/26/brexit-eu-leaders-to-demand-may-respect-citizens-residency-rights “UK ministers living in a parallel universe”

Trump’s ‘huge tax cut for the rich’ would slash taxes for businesses and wealthy - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/26/trump-tax-cuts-proposal-deductions-brackets just what trump voters wanted

Introduction of a Neighbouring Right for Press Publisher at EU Level: The Unneeded (& Unwanted) Reform - http://infojustice.org/archives/38014 #article11

Deutsche Bank: 4,000 jobs at risk of being moved out of UK after #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/26/deutsche-bank-4000-jobs-at-risk-of-being-moved-out-of-uk-after-brexit just the start…