The consensus is clear: there is no upside to a nuclear Brexit | Clare Moody | Opinion | The Guardian
how much is at risk by leaving Euratom, and how complex this process is, given the government’s unnecessary, self-imposed deadline. This government must start listening.

Euratom, among other things, provides safeguarding inspections for all civil nuclear sites in the UK. Inspectors are employed by Euratom and many are EU nationals. It takes five years to train a nuclear inspector and there is currently a limited pool of qualified inspectors from which to recruit. As Sue Ferns, deputy general secretary of Prospect, said in her evidence to the nuclear safeguards bill committee, “this is a highly skilled, very specialist area, which is why there is such a premium on this source of labour” and this is why we must question the wisdom of the government’s actions so far.

The government plans for the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to take over the role that Euratom currently carries out, but the ONR and the NIA have made clear that new arrangements will not be in place by the time we are due to leave Euratom in March 2019.
nukes  uk  Brexit 
1 hour ago
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5VGepGak-c)
80s apparently. It sounds wrong to me, but then I'm not a native speaker
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1st version was perfectly idiomatic—trust your ear, not the grammarians! But u r right—didn't grow up in…
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Great work by UK gov on climate change… lobbying to exploit 8 *billion* barrel oil field discovered off Brazil's co…
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Mieux vaut avoir de l'humour quand les enfants font des bêtises sur les murs
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RT : If we can create legislation for an ebike to be designed to stop providing electrical assistance at a pre-determine…
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2 days ago
This French Town Turned a Stadium Boondoggle Into Buses - CityLab
buses in the Dunkirk region will be fully gratis, seven days a week, starting in September 2018. Dunkirk will be the largest city in France to offer such a service (though it won’t be the first)....
But rider fares only ever made up about 10 percent of transit’s operating budget, which is about €50 million per year, he explains. The rest come from a special transport tax levied on businesses and the regional government’s operating general budget. Transit systems all over the world operate on similar budget breakdowns,
transport  france 
2 days ago
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Questionable. Dutch-style separation arrested cycling's decline there in 70s, but hasn't g…
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Or indeed just let purposeful adult cyclists use the road, with ↓speed limits as necessary…
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2 days ago
Why I Chose to Publish Open Access - University of California Press Blog
"I chose open access because I want people to read my book"
Well, quite. And good on yer
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3 days ago
Nantes: La mairie annonce des mesures pour la sécurité du Hangar à Bananes et ses alentours
La noyade, il y a un mois, d’un étudiant qui venait de passer une soirée au Hangar à bananes a rouvert le débat de l’insécurité (vols, agressions, chutes en Loire…) régnant sur ce site festif de l’île de Nantes. Une pétition réclamant un renforcement des mesures de sécurité a d’ailleurs connu un joli succès ( 16.200 signatures).

Message reçu puisque la maire de Nantes, Johanna Rolland, a rencontré ce vendredi matin les cinq étudiantes à l’origine de la pétition. Elle a annoncé à cette occasion la mise en place de plusieurs mesures visant à « améliorer la situation ».
nantes  politics 
3 days ago
Pinboard: bookmarks for juliusbeezer tagged 'attention'
Indeed. I tag "attention" in my public bookmarks: Use related tags feature on R to refine
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3 days ago
LLLI | Breastfeeding Answers from La Leche League
Rich resource on all aspects of breastfeeding with well-referenced (non-systematic) reviews
breastfeeding  science 
3 days ago
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Navy acknowledges aircrew drew a penis in the sky over Washington
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Navy acknowledges aircrew drew a penis in the sky over Washington
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3 days ago
For Those Who Don't 'Believe' In 'Conspiracies' Here Are 58 Admitted False Flag Attacks
(31) At the July 2001 G8 Summit in Genoa, Italy, black-clad thugs were videotaped getting out of police cars, and were seen by an Italian MP carrying “iron bars inside the police station”. Subsequently, senior police officials in Genoa subsequently admitted that police planted two Molotov cocktails and faked the stabbing of a police officer at the G8 Summit, in order to justify a violent crackdown against protesters.

(32) The U.S. falsely blamed Iraq for playing a role in the 9/11 attacks – as shown by a memo from the defense secretary – as one of the main justifications for launching the Iraq war. Even after the 9/11 Commission admitted that there was no connection, Dick Cheney said that the evidence is “overwhelming” that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein’s regime, that Cheney “probably” had information unavailable to the Commission, and that the media was not ‘doing their homework’ in reporting such ties. Top U.S. government officials now admit that the Iraq war was really launched for oil … not 9/11 or weapons of mass destruction. Despite previous “lone wolf” claims, many U.S. government officials now say that 9/11 was state-sponsored terror; but Iraq was not the state which backed the hijackers. (Many U.S. officials have alleged that 9/11 was a false flag operation by rogue elements of the U.S. government; but such a claim is beyond the scope of this discussion. The key point is that the U.S. falsely blamed it on Iraq, when it knew Iraq had nothing to do with it.).
agnotology  politics  police  war  WarCrimes 
4 days ago
Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing' | Technology | The Guardian
The spread of misinformation and propaganda online has exploded partly because of the way the advertising systems of large digital platforms such as Google or Facebook have been designed to hold people’s attention.

“People are being distorted by very finely trained AIs that figure out how to distract them,” said Berners-Lee.

In some cases, these platforms offer users who create content a cut of advertising revenue. The financial incentive drove Macedonian teenagers with “no political skin in the game” to generate political clickbait fake news that was distributed on Facebook and funded by revenue from Google’s automated advertising engine AdSense.

“The system is failing. The way ad revenue works with clickbait is not fulfilling the goal of helping humanity promote truth and democracy. So I am concerned,”
google  facebook  news  web  internet  attention 
4 days ago
Pinboard: bookmarks for juliusbeezer tagged 'agnotology'
I found agnotology a highly explanatory term when I first came across it too. My public bookmarks since:
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4 days ago
Are cars the new tobacco? | Journal of Public Health | Oxford Academic
Sitting (in a car) is the new smoking. Motor and tobacco lobbies' tactics compared: HT
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4 days ago
Are cars the new tobacco? | Journal of Public Health | Oxford Academic
We present routine data and literature on the health impacts of private car use; the activities of the ‘car lobby' and factors underpinning car dependence. We compare these with experience of tobacco.
driving  agnotology  health 
4 days ago
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If this tax bill were law when I went back to school, I would not have been able to afford it. I couldn't have done…
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160km/h+ in a 100km/h zone, that should be a mandatory license suspension and facing jail time
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4 days ago
The Uncounted - The New York Times
the first systematic, ground-based sample of airstrikes in Iraq since this latest military action began in 2014.

We found that one in five of the coalition strikes we identified resulted in civilian death, a rate more than 31 times that acknowledged by the coalition. It is at such a distance from official claims that, in terms of civilian deaths, this may be the least transparent war in recent American history. Our reporting, moreover, revealed a consistent failure by the coalition to investigate claims properly or to keep records that make it possible to investigate the claims at all. While some of the civilian deaths we documented were a result of proximity to a legitimate ISIS target, many others appear to be the result simply of flawed or outdated intelligence that conflated civilians with combatants.
drones  deaths 
4 days ago
The New Terminologist - An All Around Talent - In My Own Terms
the terminologist “nowadays needs to cover not only linguistic but also communication and technical skills in order to adapt to the huge challenge of gathering, selecting and connecting the accurate terminology with all kinds of new tools assisting and automating translation.”

Terminology and language skills

Advanced knowledge of terminology theory and practice
Competence in linguistics and field-specific languages
terminology  translation 
5 days ago
The Bad News and Good News, if you want to be Holland.
The bad news is that, short of a zombie apocalypse changing the planet’s demographics in ways we can’t even imagine, your country will never have a 25% bike modal share, or rates above 60% in city centres, as the Netherlands does. Our countries were already quite different (ours having hills) but really parted ways in the wake of the war...

Like a lot of countries in Europe, the Dutch were left broke. So while we were pouring the boom-time surplus into freestanding houses outside of our cities, they were patching holes in city centres.

Suburban development was further resisted in the Netherlands due to their unique shortage of farmland. So where the Sydney region, for example, has housing on land without any rail service (all the land coloured black on the following map)…
cycling  australia  netherlands  SeparatistCritique  geography  urban  jbcomment 
5 days ago
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Jeff Sessions was asked why the FBI investigates ‘Black extremists’ but not the KKK. It did not go well for him.
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6 days ago
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Brexit isn’t Left vs Right but dogmatism vs pragmatism. It says so much about the state of politics today that Ken…
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RT : Thanks. Currently the only extension I can find is looks as though i…
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7 days ago
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7 days ago
Pélussin | La mamie fonce sur les bénévoles d'un prix cyclisme à Pélussin: deux mois de prison avec sursis
C’était lors du Prix cyclisme du pavé d'affinois, à Pélussin, le 23 avril. En ce dimanche d’élection, une octogénaire avait forcé le passage, blessant légèrement deux bénévoles. Elle a été condamnée vendredi au tribunal de Saint-Etienne, à deux mois de prison avec sursis. Le permis de la conductrice, âgée de 84 ans, a aussi été suspendu pour trois mois. Elle devra par ailleurs payer une amende et indemniser les deux victimes.
cycling  crash_report  france 
8 days ago
Struggling to eat two portions of oily fish a week? Time for a rethink | Life and style | The Guardian
one oily variety; for the avoidance of doubt, that means anchovies, carp, eel, herring (and bloaters and kippers), mackerel, pilchards, salmon (tinned, fresh or frozen), sardines, scad (also known as horse mackerel or jack), sprats, swordfish, tuna (although not tinned), trout and whitebait, as well as fresh crab. And, lest you think you can get away with a mouthful of mackerel pate on a solitary cracker, a portion is roughly 140g cooked, or 170g raw fish – so, a tin and a half of sardines, or an average-sized chunk of salmon fillet.
food  health  terminology 
9 days ago
UNICEF in action
We therefore declare that:

As a global goal for optimal maternal and child health and nutrition, all women should be enabled to practise exclusive breastfeeding and all infants should be fed exclusively on breastmilk from birth to 4-6 months of age. Thereafter, children should continue to be breastfed, while receiving appropriate and adequate complementary foods, for up to two years of age or beyond. This child-feeding ideal is to be achieved by creating an appropriate environment of awareness and support so that women can breastfeed in this manner.
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10 days ago
Initiative Hôpital Ami des bébés — Wikipédia
En France, le label « Amis des bébés » est accordé à un établissement qui met en œuvre les Dix Conditions, ne fait pas la promotion de substituts du lait maternel, biberons et tétines, possède depuis plus d'un an un registre de suivi des modes d'alimentation des nouveau-nés, avec un taux d'allaitement maternel exclusif en progression ou supérieur à 75 %. Enfin, l'établissement doit collaborer avec les PMI, groupes de mères, généralistes, pédiatres, sages-femmes libérales, et associations pour assurer un suivi en dehors de la maternité.

Fin 2011, les 17 maternités ayant obtenu le label « Amis des bébés » sont2:
breastfeeding  france 
10 days ago
Script install-css.sh is away - Development Discussion / 16.04 Xenial - Ubuntu MATE Community
From Ubuntu 15.10 onwards, libdvd-pkg is available to ease the installation of libdvdcss.

Install the libdvd-pkg package (no need to add third party repositories) via Synaptic or command line:

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg

Follow libdvd-pkg's instructions to let it download, compile, and install libdvdcss.
ubuntu  tools  video 
11 days ago
Football agent guilty of killing man while texting behind wheel on M6 | World news | The Guardian
The court heard that Morrison’s speed before the “catastrophic” collision last February was “grossly excessive”. He had travelled at an average of 81mph for 23 miles beforehand, with one driver describing a vehicle going past him “like a missile”.

Forensic analysis of Morrison’s white Apple iPhone revealed he exchanged 25 WhatsApp messages in the 23 miles before the crash, just south of Tebay.

The last was sent to Championship footballer Zach Clough just 96 seconds before impact – a video link to a wonder goal the striker had scored for Bolton Wanderers. Clough responded in a text received by the agent’s phone after the crash: “Not bad was it, ha ha.”
driving  road_safety  crash_report  attention 
13 days ago
Delhi doctors declare pollution emergency as smog chokes city | World news | The Guardian
Delhi’s air quality is extremely poor for most of the year due to road dust, open fires, vehicle exhaust fumes, industrial emissions and the burning of crop residues in neighbouring states...
As awareness of the problem in Delhi has grown, various methods have been tried to clear the atmosphere including shutting down a local coal-fired power station, traffic rationing and banning firecrackers during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival.

But any lasting solution would need to simultaneously tackle the myriad sources of pollution and involve dozens of state and municipal governments in a country where law enforcement is notoriously patchy.

Though Delhi gets most attention, toxic air afflicts the entire north Indian plain, including parts of Pakistan. A study last year found the holy city of Varanasi had among the worst air in the country.
airpollution  india  china 
13 days ago
Where Does Sci-Hub Fit In? | Commons Knowledge - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Though open access articles are already openly available, open access platforms traditionally also informs readers of what they can do with the work, like reuse, revise, retain, remix, and redistribute. This information is valuable to both the reader and the publisher, as the reader knows the rights regarding the work, and the publisher does not get this work used unfairly. This is lost on Sci-Hub. Additionally, OA publishers lose income by not keeping people on their sites to buy other products or services, it hides the real costs of OA publishing, and Sci-Hub does not give researchers the full picture of the article, just the text itself, no comments or retractions (or stated rights) attached.

Authors and researchers seem to be stuck in the middle. They cannot get an accurate picture of their article’s citation impact because Sci-Hub does not provide download counts for the authors, and most reputable citation indices would not calculate Sci-Hub downloads into them, anyways. However, as many of the main users in the US appear to be around college campuses, in all likelihood, there are researchers who are accessing articles this way, if for nothing else than convenience.
scihub  sciencepublishing 
13 days ago
Bike Snob NYC: BSNYC Field Trip: 2017 Philly Bike Expo
as I cruised around the test track I caught myself thinking that if anything has the ability to bring everyday riding to the lazy, complacent American masses then pedal assist is it, and if this doesn't do it then we're all dying in our Hyundais, end of story.
ebikes  cycling  us  driving 
13 days ago
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNyq2_92H0Y&feature=youtu.be)
Cars don't work in cities. 's boxes are on the small side, but the point is well-made—
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13 days ago
Our Next Step in Attacking Bike Theft | 529 Blog
We polished decades of data in preparation to move to our system. We created features to make it easy for cyclists and law enforcement users to migrate their accounts and imported 100,000’s of bikes to 529 Garage. We’ve upgraded all NBR members to lifetime membership at no charge and we’re standing by to support members and organizations with their questions and ideas.

Together, we’ve created the largest and most advanced bicycle registration, reporting and recovery system in North America. It’s a big step towards our goal of cutting the bike theft epidemic in half by 2025, but we’re still just getting started.
cycling  crime 
13 days ago
Cas de Nadia Daam : le cyber-harcèlement, un moyen de pression de plus en plus utilisé pour faire taire les journalistes | RSF
Reporters sans frontières (RSF) s’associe à la campagne de soutien en faveur de la journaliste Nadia Daam qui fait l’objet de graves menaces en ligne après avoir dénoncé les méthodes de trolls dans une chronique sur Europe 1...
menaces de mort, de viol, de violences, parfois teintées de racisme, auxquelles elle a fait face à la suite de l’une de ses chroniques sur Europe 1, dans laquelle elle dénonçait les trolls responsables d’une cabale contre une application “anti-relous” destinée aux femmes victimes de harcèlement de rue.


La journaliste a également observé des tentatives de piratage de ses messageries et de ses comptes sur les réseaux sociaux, rapporte Libération. Elle a reçu des mails l’informant de son inscription sur des sites pornographiques et pédophiles, mentionnant l’adresse de son domicile personnel. Sa fille a également été mentionnée.
journalism  france  internet  socialmedia 
13 days ago
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Out today!! A New World In Our Hearts album. Thanks to & for playing tracks from it…
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13 days ago
If The World Was Created By A Programmer [Comic] - Toggl Blog
RT : Very fine. "If the world was created by a programmer". (Possibly. Explains a lot.)
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14 days ago
Natural gas emissions will blow Europe's carbon budget at current levels | Environment | The Guardian
Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless they urgently scale down its use, a major new study has found.

Continuing natural gas emissions at present levels will add 0.6C to global warming and, with other fossil fuel use, exhaust Europe’s carbon budget – the amount it can safely and fairly emit – in less than a decade, says the report by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

It concludes that Europe must phase out all fossil fuels including gas by 2035 and decrease emissions by 12% per year – far beyond its current ambitions – to keep to the Paris 2C pledge.

EU countries, including the UK, have committed to burn more natural gas as a “bridging fuel”, because it offers a baseline alternative to wind and solar on cloudy and windless days, and because it emits less carbon dioxide than coal.

But the report’s authors find that there is “categorically no role” for new gas, oil or coal production, because of their high CO2 and methane emissions.
climatechange  energy  fossil-fuel 
14 days ago
Le fermier pulvérise son champ pendant la récré: 40 écoliers... - Toute l'actu 24h/24 sur Lavenir.net
Lundi, à l’heure de la récréation, un agriculteur était occupé à pulvériser son champ qui jouxte l’école Jean Baptiste Hermand. Quelques instants plus tard, des élèves se sont plaints d’étourdissements, de nausée et de mal de ventre.

Les secours ont été prévenus. Plusieurs ambulances et un SMUR, ainsi que les pompiers et plusieurs équipes de la Police Hermeton et Heure se sont rendus sur les lieux.

Par mesure de précaution, la douzaine d’enfants qui se plaignaient de douleurs ont été emmenés vers l’hôpital de Dinant, tandis que la trentaine d’autres étaient dirigés en bus vers l’hôpital Notre Dame de Charleroi pour y passer un examen de contrôle.
agriculture  français  education 
14 days ago
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RT : À ce rythme, la traversée du boulevard Morland va vite devenir problématique pour les vélos. :-)
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14 days ago
Brown’s greatest hits are eclipsed by his endless grudge against Blair | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian
RT : "Gordon Brown saved the world", gushes Toynbee. And Iraq? Not a word here on his complicit cheques for Blair's war.
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14 days ago
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
A step beyond the simply pirated Peppa Pig videos mentioned previously are the knock-offs. These too seem to teem with violence. In the official Peppa Pig videos, Peppa does indeed go to the dentist, and the episode in which she does so seems to be popular — although, confusingly, what appears to be the real episode is only available on an unofficial channel. In the official timeline, Peppa is appropriately reassured by a kindly dentist. In the version above, she is basically tortured, before turning into a series of Iron Man robots and performing the Learn Colours dance. A search for “peppa pig dentist” returns the above video on the front page, and it only gets worse from here.

Disturbing Peppa Pig videos, which tend towards extreme violence and fear, with Peppa eating her father or drinking bleach, are, it turns out very widespread. They make up an entire YouTube subculture.
youtube  internet 
14 days ago
The Economic Power of Direct Flights - CityLab
Airplanes, airports, and air travel have contributed to our geographic spikiness, fueling the growing concentration of population and economic activity in a small number of large, productive, and well-connected superstar cities.

That’s one of the key findings of a recent study on the effects of global airports and air connectivity on economic and urban development. The study, by economists at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the University of Zurich, examines air travel’s role in the economic performance of more than 819 cities and metro areas in 200 different countries. Using detailed data from the International Civil Aviation Organization, it looks specifically at how direct flights facilitate business links and investments between pairs of cities, with data on over half a million businesses and more than 30,000 major business events around the world.
aéroport  aviation  transport  travel 
15 days ago
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Hello world! V proud to introduce our baby Lola, who has been keeping us very busy for the past couple of weeks…
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Once overtook a distracted driver weaving & halting in a queue of traffic. Texting I thought—but no, a p…
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15 days ago
Soutien à la journaliste Nadia Daam, menacée par des trolls - Libération
Depuis quelques jours, notre consœur Nadia Daam est assiégée par des nervis abrités dans l’anonymat d’Internet, sur Twitter, Discord ou sur les forums de discussion 18-25 de la plateforme jeuxvideo.com.

Attaques contre ses comptes électroniques, injures pornographiques, menaces de mort, menaces de viol, menaces sur son enfant, tentative d’intrusion à son domicile au milieu de la nuit : voilà ce que subit une journaliste pour avoir dénoncé, dans une chronique diffusée sur Europe 1, le sabotage d’un numéro de téléphone destiné à aider les femmes victimes de harcèlement de rue par des activistes issus de ce forum 18-25, lieu d’une parole libre qui parfois dérape dans une violence faussement ludique. Ce qui arrive à Nadia Daam depuis cette chronique lui donne tragiquement raison.
journalism  france  feminism  internet  socialmedia 
16 days ago
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16 days ago
‘Every day brings some new trauma’: keeping calm in an anxious world | Society | The Guardian
How to cope with bad world news

1 Look after yourself
“Self-care” has become a cliche, but while it is far from the panacea it is sometimes claimed to be, it is a crucial ingredient in staying sane. You may be surprised how frequently even the most dramatically apocalyptic thoughts and feelings turn out to be down to insufficient food or sleep. Meanwhile, plenty of research testifies to the enormous psychological benefits of even a small amount of time spent in nature.

2 Limit your exposure
The straightforward advice issued by the American Psychological Association during the US election campaign – “If the 24-hour news cycle is causing you stress, limit your media consumption” – still applies. Every news update trumpets its own importance, but it hardly follows that each one matters.

3 Stop fighting reality (or your feelings)
According to several schools of psychotherapy, a great deal of the unpleasantness we attribute to external events, or to our emotions, arises from resisting them. It is worth remembering that “anxiety and similar feelings are fairly appropriate reactions, normal responses, to completely abnormal things going on,” says therapist Paul Saks. There is no need to feel bad about feeling bad.

4 Take real-world action
“Solidarity is huge and being active really matters,” says therapist Emmy van Deurzen. Any actions you consider meaningful will start to replace feelings of helplessness – which are closely associated with depression – with a sense of agency. If possible, keep the emphasis on those involving direct interaction with other people, rather than online “slacktivism”.

5 Keep a sense of perspective
None of this means the end of the world. (Well, probably not – and not just yet.) “Keep in mind that there’s a longer game to be played,” Saks says. Especially in the current climate, news that seems monumental today may not seem very significant in a month or two, let alone a year or more. “Not to negate the fact that real harm is being done now, but we’re resilient and, in the long run, this will pass.”
news  psychology 
16 days ago
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My best ever 200—10h🤓To rephrase Navratilova, not how well you ride when you're riding well, it's how…
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I know. It is just that 6 weeks ago this 200km would be a 6 hour sprint, 7 hours top. Today will invo…
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The secret of long distance is never making an effort. Focus on your cadence. Low gears are your frie…
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Death traps! Take the lane instead! Best for everyone, even for motorists so t…
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17 days ago
One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week - Motherboard
That problem is carbon emissions. De Vries has come up with some estimates by diving into data made available on a coal-powered Bitcoin mine in Mongolia. He concluded that this single mine is responsible for 8,000 to 13,000 kg CO2 emissions per Bitcoin it mines, and 24,000 - 40,000 kg of CO2 per hour.

As Twitter user Matthias Bartosik noted in some similar estimates, the average European car emits 0.1181 kg of CO2 per kilometer driven. So for every hour the Mongolian Bitcoin mine operates, it's responsible for (at least) the CO2 equivalent of over 203,000 car kilometers travelled.

As goes the Bitcoin price, so goes its electricity consumption, and therefore its overall carbon emissions. I asked de Vries whether it was possible for Bitcoin to scale its way out of this problem.
climatechange  energy  bitcoin  blockchain  environment 
17 days ago
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Mike Berners-Lee's "How bad are bananas?" estimates that a £100,000 mortgage at 5% inter…
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18 days ago
Il y aura bientôt plus de morts que de vivants sur Facebook
C'est un chiffre impressionnant. Les profils d'utilisateurs décédés peuplent le réseau social Facebook et pourraient, d'ici quelques années, être plus nombreux que ceux des vivants. Facebook deviendrait-il alors un cimetière digital géant ?

Il y a par exemple Lola, une victime du Bataclan. Son profil existe toujours mais la mention "En souvenir de" figure au-dessus de son nom. Transformé par ses proches, c'est désormais un mémorial où l'on peut laisser des messages.
facebook  deaths 
18 days ago
I Measured My Penis for Custom-Fit Condoms - MyOne Perfect Fit Condom Review
It was definitely better than if I were using a standard or XL condom. While rolling it on I was extremely excited because, sure, I was about to have sex and that is always an exciting thing, but it was also thrilling to be on the verge of trying something new that was supposedly going to improve the experience. I took a fleeting look at how the condom seemed to fit like a one-handed glove, nodded my head in approval and then commenced fornication.
sex  health 
18 days ago
L'artificialisation des sols en France, un ravage méconnu
Selon Corine Land Cover, entre 1990 et 2006, la part des surfaces artificialisées sur le territoire métropolitain passe de 4,6 % à 5,1 %, ce qui correspond à une perte de 281 354 ha en 16 ans dont 122 949 ha sur la période 2000-2006. Les surfaces artificialisées sont plus élevées selon Teruti-Lucas. Elles représentent 7 % de la surface métropolitaine en 1993 et 9,4 % en 2008.

D’après le ministère de l’Environnement, les espaces agricoles et naturels perdent actuellement 236 hectares par jour, ce qui correspond à la superficie d’un département français moyen (610 000 hectares) tous les sept ans. Résultat en deçà de la réalité, puisque le ministère de l’Environnement utilise Corine Land Cover, qui ne considère pas les zones industrielles et commerciales comme du tissu urbain.
land  france 
18 days ago
Start-up. Nantes dans le top 50 mondial des villes où il fait bon travailler !
Nantes devant New York, Londres ou Shanghai… On ne parle ni de sport, ni de places boursières, vous l’aurez deviné. Mais bien d’une étude de la plateforme anglaise d’appartements meublés Nestpick, qui classe 85 villes du monde entier pour déterminer les plus accueillantes pour les dirigeants et les salariés d’une start-up.

Dominé par Singapour, ce classement se base sur différents critères, comme le niveau de salaire, la sécurité, le niveau d’imposition ou encore le coût de la vie. Et portée par un écosystème structuré autour de l’innovation, Nantes se hisse à la 36e place mondiale d’une étude révélatrice d’une dynamique favorable pour l’investissement et le développement économique.
nantes  work 
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