Stowe Boyd

Aug 20

Canadian government orders scientists not to disclose extent of polar melting

mostlysignssomeportents:

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Stephen Harper’s petro-Tories have a well-earned reputation for suppressing inconvenient environmental science, but they attained new Stalinist lows when their ministers prohibited Canadian Ice Services from disclosing their government-funded research on the rapid loss of Arctic ice.

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“Traces of nobility, gentleness and courage persist in all people, do what we will to stamp out the trend. So, too, do those characteristics which are ugly. It is just unfortunate that in the clumsy hands of a cartoonist all traits become ridiculous, leading to a certain amount of self-conscious expostulation and the desire to join battle. There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blasts on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us. Forward!” —

Walt Kelly, The Pogo Papers

Aug 19

“If ours is the advanced civilization we pretend it is, there should be no need to act as if all decisions were designed to establish certainties.” —

John Ralston Saul, Voltaire’s Bastards

(h/t gravity-rainbow and watchingcbeams)

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Aug 18

parislemon:

The new typewriter, indeed.
From Tom Hanks, no less. And it’s pretty great — works with bluetooth keyboard as well! They actually 3D modeled three of Hanks’ vintage typewriters — and created three new fonts.

parislemon:

The new typewriter, indeed.

From Tom Hanks, no less. And it’s pretty great — works with bluetooth keyboard as well! They actually 3D modeled three of Hanks’ vintage typewriters — and created three new fonts.

“Military power is socially and economically futile.” —

Norman Angell

Aug 15

“Replace “sharing economy” with “sublet economy,”” — Silicon Valley’s Sharing Economy: Airbnb, Lyft Are Selling a Big Lie | New Republic (via papadimitriou)

(via papadimitriou)

“Great wits are sure to madness near allied,
And thin partitions do their bounds divide.” —

John Dryden

Aug 14

2noame said: What are your thoughts on unconditional basic income?

It is a patch to make the current economic system continue, rather than a rethinking of economics.

rollindeepwith3cheeses said: It appears your blog has been hacked.

I fixed