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The State of It

Evidence that the Home Office should be abolished, part XVII: The Home Office have privatised the visa system and made it even less accessible. The Home Office detained a trafficking victim for five months because it insisted he was somebody else.

Evidence that the US is lost, part XVII: The youngest child separated from his family at the US border was 4 months old. America’s new concentration camp system.

How Rupert Murdoch’s empire of influence remade the world.

Canadian permafrost is thawing 70 years early. The reality of melting Greenland sea ice. Antarctica has lost as much sea ice in four years as the Arctic lost in 34. Planes are even worse for the climate than we thought. #ShowYourStripes

Finally, a sad development in a country close to me: Cocaine and meth fuel crime and chaos in Fiji.

2 July 2019

Cracks

A new way to build tiny neural networks.

A guitar built out of epoxy resin.

Shredding the Game of Thrones theme.

The fight to be the real Lord Buckethead.

Russell T. Davies on Years and Years (with spoilers through episode 4). It’s the series of the year, and his best work.

Read More · 12 June 2019

Pink Mist

Music consumption has unintended economic and environmental costs.

A new kind of metasurface uses the sun to clear foggy screens.

The pink lakes of Australia.

A hundred years of climate anomalies in thirty seconds.

How much ice has Greenland lost to climate change?

The Guardian changes the language it uses about the climate.

A new piece of climate change SF by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Ian McEwan displays his ignorance of SF while promoting his own. Sad.

“Violent attacks are winning, and infections are unchecked.”

Read More · 27 May 2019

Doggoramas

Corvid creativity.

Panoramas of dogs.

Better wind turbines.

Better planting.

Amygdala hijacking.

Read More · 4 April 2019

Desert Island Links

The fight over the legacy of Dungeons & Dragons.

How Australia’s compulsory voting saved it from Trumpism.

Former British diplomat Robert Cooper on Brexit.

Tim Berners-Lee on where the Web goes from here.

Read More · 23 March 2019

This Post Does Not Exist

Tasmania’s devil of a climb.

Forest soils need decades to recover from fires and logging.

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than scientists thought.

How millennials became the burnout generation.

The chaotic early days of Trump’s foreign policy.

The government have shown us that UK citizenship can never protect our rights.

This person does not exist.

Some good news: Ebola vaccine supplies are expected to last.

8 March 2019

Electricity and Salt

A few links for a new year.

Read More · 1 January 2019

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