Excellent article by @[email protected] It feels wildly optimistic but is based on an entirely reasonable analysis of the state of current affairs. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-government-national-unity-ed-davey-caroline-lucas-referendum-a8987831.html
Beautiful old trams in Prague. #tramporn
The slides from my talk at #WCEU are available here: https://speakerdeck.com/jacklenox/how-better-performing-websites-can-help-save-the-planet-604ea814-3bde-4162-a00e-df5d1495efc6
🚲 Excellent blog post by my friend @rachelmsquirrel about the value of bike paths, and a hopeful new outlook for central Aberdeen: https://rachel.blog/2019/06/09/can-bike-paths-save-the-high-street/
Currently reading Dear Mr Harper, the excellent biography of Robin Harper, Britain's first Green parliamentarian. Stumbled upon this bit about Andrew Neil's editorship of The Scotsman. I'll never understand why the BBC think it's ok to employ him as an unbiased political commentator.
Who will they employ to replace him when he retires? Paul Dacre?
Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613630/training-a-single-ai-model-can-emit-as-much-carbon-as-five-cars-in-their-lifetimes/
"The four-way split of the vote in Peterborough means that all of that city is now represented by an MP who won with less than a third of the vote. This could be replayed on a national scale. At a general election, there could be scores of Peterboroughs." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/09/our-archaic-first-past-post-system-alarmingly-unfit-multi-party-age
Have we passed peak Farage? https://blog.jacklenox.com/2019/06/07/have-we-passed-peak-farage/
Today I've stumbled upon an excellent resource by @[email protected] for those working in tech who are concerned about the environmental impact of the work we do: http://gauthierroussilhe.com/en/posts/convert-low-tech
And by happy coincidence it also just so happens to be #WorldEnvironmentDay
Thought-provoking piece from @[email protected]: "People could be allocated polluting credits to cover activities such as meat eating and flying that they can sell and buy in an online marketplace."
"This, then, is what a solution to the Labour party antisemitism crisis will have to look like, now that dialogue and conflict resolution have proved to be dead ends: an acknowledgment from the anti-Zionist left that anti-racist solidarity with those seen as despicable Zionist Jews must be unconditional. This is what I call “sullen solidarity” – and it is the most powerful form of solidarity there is."
Excellent article from Keith Kahn-Harris in yesterday's Guardian.
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