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There is no book I recommend more frequently than "Energy and Civilization" by Vaclav Smil. A true must read.
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All’s missing is the route map, which can’t be developed without Ulster prods any more than…
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Still tinkering, but I've *mostly* sketched out my syllabus for "Reading Machines: Technology and the Book," a new…
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Sometimes I unplug my brainstem from the non-stop crisis liveblog that has become our life in the UK and become bri…
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It's a lot easier to understand influence attacks if you think of democracy as an information system.
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This beautifully written story about fungicides, evolution, inadvertent consequences, and surprisingly da…
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How Far Can We Extend E-approaches? Calling for an Epistemological and Political History of Embodiment by Mathieu A…
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Got to use while in Madrid 2 weeks ago. I’m a convert.

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What’s even more mesmerizing is all the dopes trying to get him to buy a different computer o…
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That word choice is defeatist. I've always seen "diet" as an unhappy word.

And so totally true other…
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It looks like four people attending have published books already. For the remaining 72 others, here are goo…
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. I'm mesmerized by the wide range of suggestions for audio and video editing emerging from at tweet yo…
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This is the cycling culture we should be advocating for. A lot of our problems at the moment is that we're so car-c…
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In “The Welsh Girl” Peter Ho Davies writes about as sheep understand it, a habitat from which a ewe cannot…
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The other funny example of this extreme reaching is when English polygenicists tried to argue that the Irish were a…
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A passage that sums up the sheer delirium, irrationality, & wishful thinking of race science even in the 20th centu…
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The module about a smear campaign against McCabe formed the most pivotal of the Disclosures Tribunal. Here's a piec…
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Great thread on positioning and category creation...
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Nobody in SV can solve homelessness or figure out how to hire with diversity. But 11 electric scooter companies hav…
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9 days ago
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Very impressed with FTweekend Hidden Cities. Here is Dublin: could do a lower grade version for Clonmel.
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9 days ago
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Martha Nussbaum's wonderful talk last night on her new book The Monarchy of Fear.…
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I've done the list thing but need the DM option when helping past graduates at the two year pivot poin…
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Why Doctors Hate Their Computers | The New Yorker
In my personal life, screens don't sit between me and my GP. But in others' lives?
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😂😂😂 He’s been picked to be the vanguard as they look to massage the messaging to the population around…
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One graph shows the need for a new housing model – new house prices increasing by multiples of inflation, construct…
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Take 2 minutes to watch this video and get rid of the idea that algorithms are more objective than humans.
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Me is to as election outcomes as my father is to Roscommon inter county football team when he physical…
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And while we are at it, we are there to educate. We aren’t there to provide future workers for the sys…
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One of the best lines from this fab piece: “Cultivate a network of curious and remarkable people who are hungry for…
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14 days ago
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More evidence that everyone, on all sides of the political spectrum, has got it wrong on education. It simply isn’t…
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"Cosmopolitanism is not an elite identity; it is an attitude of about what lies beyond the boundaries of…
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It was a spontaneous and un-rehearsed line, but those are often the best
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"Precision, accuracy & clarity matter, as gestures of respect toward those to whom you speak; toward the subject, w…
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The beautiful Nick Cave responding to a fan’s question about his son’s death. Good Lord.
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If you enjoyed my first book "Motherfoclóir: Dispatches From A Not-So Dead Language", I think you'll love my new on…
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The Irish for “eclipse” is “urú” - the same word we use for the grammatical eclipsis we need to use a lot.…
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Woke up today thinking about auroras. Now I am exploring language, tradition culture and perspective. For some reas…
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That's because it was never about atheism or advancing secularism for the majority of these guys, it was about the…
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Deep learning author warns of an 'AI winter' - Read more on our blog
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This thread is a MUCH BETTER conspiracy theory than the run-of-the-mill ones we're all getting sick of. A+ for cons…
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is also ! Like things that go bump in the night, but less scary, we can’t see dark matter.…
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20 days ago
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The Migration of the Skeptic (2018) - with narration by none other than Sir David Attenborough himself!
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Some day, I'll make it back to a and we can commiserate over som…
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24 days ago
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were your ears burning? and I were chatting about all the fab posts and how muc…
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25 days ago
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There are some incredibly successful, incredibly quiet PE firms that do nothing more than buy SAAS companies and im…
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The Poet For President go vote
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I'm so sick of Silicon Valley bros acting like community moderation is some radical idea. It is literally a fundame…
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this is a fantastic read.
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26 days ago
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McLuhan's media tetrad is a sense-making framework to have better conversations about the effects of technology…
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27 days ago
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RT : I've seen this: kids with tech skills can leverage their expertise as a social grace. h/t
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27 days ago
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“Disruption worked more like extraction---of our data, our attention, our time, our creativity, our content”
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A long-ish post about lessons learnt about from my book.

If you don't want to buy it or are on the fe…
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29 days ago
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Strikes me that in our haste to create "fast feedback loops" we have removed the valuable sources of feedback in fa…
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The most common complaint about Italy that I've heard from Italians (ok, those who've moved here, or i…
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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra | 2000 AD
RT : This week, the 2000 AD podcast pays tribute to Carlos Ezquerra with testimonies from Garth…
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RT : This week, the 2000 AD podcast pays tribute to Carlos Ezquerra with testimonies from Garth…
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Nan Shepherd on her mountain. It brought out the visionary in her.
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I remember being advised to never use the word 'simple', because most things aren't; try to substitute…
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Too many people haven't seen in action... so here's a walk-through about breakfast burritos. 🌯
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After extensive research I’m convinced the humble blog is the best knowledge sharing tool ever invented by far, but…
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Tortoise, new publication from James Harding, ex BBC head of news has..
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"The incapability to understand the scale and impact of technology on the lives of human beings is not a visual pro…
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somewhere, right now, blood is pouring out of the eyes of a science and technology studies…
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Did Uber Steal Google’s Intellectual Property? | The New Yorker
somewhere, right now, blood is pouring out of the eyes of a science and technology studies…
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“In a recent survey I conducted of 520 chief learning officers & chief talent development officers, I found that th…
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RIP Mary Midgley, whose death just ended Stephen Hawking's honeymoon period in heaven
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