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Nucléaire, NDDL, diesel. Hulot pour des mesures "concertées mais irréversibles"
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4 days ago
'No shame': how the Trump administration granted big oil's wishlist | Business | The Guardian
in a “wishlist” drawn up by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the leading lobby group for US oil and gas companies.

In a document called “comments on specific regulations” sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in May, API highlighted eight key changes it wanted to ease the regulation of air and water pollution. An analysis shows that the EPA has now so far either partially or wholly delivered on six out of these eight key demands within the first year of the Trump administration, which solicited input on government rules from a number of trade groups.
energy  us  politics  climatechange  environment 
5 days ago
Breastfeeding and Child Cognitive Development | Neonatology | JAMA Psychiatry | The JAMA Network
The solution to these methodological problems is a randomized controlled trial, but randomization to breastfeeding vs artificial feeding is infeasible and probably unethical. It is, however, both feasible and ethical to randomize the participants to a breastfeeding promotion intervention. One strategy would be to promote breastfeeding initiation, but most women decide whether to breastfeed early in or even before pregnancy and such a strategy is therefore difficult with regard to both timing and logistics. An alternative and more feasible strategy is to promote breastfeeding exclusivity and duration among those mothers who have already decided to initiate breastfeeding, with analysis by intention to treat. This is the strategy we used in the Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT), a cluster-randomized trial in the Republic of Belarus.12 In this article, we describe measures of cognitive development among children enrolled in this trial and followed up at age 6.5 years.
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5 days ago
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We know polluting cars are killing us. So why do we put up with it? | Abi Wilkinson | Opinion | The Guardian
A report released by the British Lung Foundation today, suggesting that lung disease admissions to hospitals in England and Wales have risen at three times the rate of other conditions, should generate widespread concern. Instead, it has been greeted with a shrug...

We should come to see car journeys as a last resort, something we choose only if other options are unavailable.
driving  airpollution  health 
6 days ago
American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use
For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they're seeing.
For children ages 2 to 5 years, limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should co-view media with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.
For children ages 6 and older, place consistent limits on the time spent using media, and the types of media, and make sure media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity and other behaviors essential to health.
Designate media-free times together, such as dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as bedrooms.
Have ongoing communication about online citizenship and safety, including treating others with respect online and offline.
socialmedia  television  children 
6 days ago
Google's true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance — Quartz
In 1995, one of the first and most promising MDDS grants went to a computer-science research team at Stanford University with a decade-long history of working with NSF and DARPA grants. The primary objective of this grant was “query optimization of very complex queries that are described using the ‘query flocks’ approach.” A second grant—the DARPA-NSF grant most closely associated with Google’s origin—was part of a coordinated effort to build a massive digital library using the internet as its backbone. Both grants funded research by two graduate students who were making rapid advances in web-page ranking, as well as tracking (and making sense of) user queries: future Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

The two intelligence-community managers charged with leading the program met regularly with Brin as his research progressed, and he was an author on several other research papers that resulted from this MDDS grant before he and Page left to form Google.

The grants allowed Brin and Page to do their work and contributed to their breakthroughs in web-page ranking and tracking user queries. Brin didn’t work for the intelligence community—or for anyone else. Google had not yet been incorporated. He was just a Stanford researcher taking advantage of the grant provided by the NSA and CIA through the unclassified MDDS program.
google  search  us  politics 
6 days ago
San Francisco sours on rampant delivery robots: 'Not every innovation is great' | US news | The Guardian
“Not every innovation is all that great for society,” said the San Francisco supervisor Norman Yee, who authored the legislation. “If we don’t value our society, if we don’t value getting the chance to go the store without being run over by a robot … what is happening?”

Yee believes that his legislation is the “first and most restrictive” of its kind. Robot permits will be capped at three per company, and nine total at any given time for the entire city. The robots will now only be allowed to operate within certain industrial neighborhoods, on streets with 6ft-wide sidewalks, and must be accompanied by a human chaperone at all times.
driverless  transport 
7 days ago
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La mort d'August Ames, jeune femme «normale mais avec un job un peu fou», doit nous alerter | Slate.fr
À la façon de drames touchant des adolescents et adolescentes victimes de harcèlement en ligne, mais cette fois à plus grande échelle, August Ames s’est pendue chez elle deux jours après une polémique déclenchée par un de ses tweets. Très active (et habituellement très joviale) sur les réseaux sociaux, le 3 décembre dernier elle explique qu’elle venait de refuser de tourner, donc de coucher, avec des performers (hommes) faisant du porno gay et alertait au passage sa remplaçante. L’actrice n’en dit d’abord pas plus mais la tempête commençant elle précise qu’il est question de «safety», de précaution. Et tout s’emballe.
sex  twitter  socialmedia  deaths 
9 days ago
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9 days ago
Lead us not into mistranslation: pope wants Lord's Prayer changed | World news | The Guardian
“I’m not aware of any plans to change the translation in the English-speaking world but you can certainly see the logic of doing so,” said Austen Ivereigh, the pope’s biographer.

“It is not God who tempts us into sin but the enemy of human nature. But tradition and familiarity are also important factors in weighing up any decision to modify a translation.”...

“The word in question is peirasmos [from New Testament Greek] which means both to tempt and to be tested. So on one level the pope has a point. But he’s also stepping into a theological debate about the nature of evil.

“In terms of church culture, people learn this prayer by heart as children. If you tweak the translation, you risk disrupting the pattern of communal prayer. You fiddle with it at your peril.”
translation  religion 
9 days ago
‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money | Environment | The Guardian
Carbon Tracker analysed the revenues and operating costs of all the EU’s coal plants and found 54% are already loss making today. All coal power must be phased out if the EU is to meet the goals of the global Paris climate change agreement, but the current business plans of the utilities would see just a quarter of plants closed.

The new report estimates that closing all the plants by 2030 will avoid losses of €22bn for the plant’s owners, either shareholders or governments. Germany hosts the largest number of unprofitable coal plants and the losses avoided by early closure there total €12bn, with both RWE and Uniper highly exposed. Plans put forward to close German plants have been delayed by the failure of talks to form a new coalition government.

“The changing economics of renewables, as well as air pollution policy and rising carbon prices, has put EU coal power in a death spiral,” said Matt Gray, co-author of the Carbon Tracker report. “Utilities can’t do much to stop this other than drop coal or lobby governments and hope they will bail them out.”
energy  climatechange  fossil-fuel  renewables 
9 days ago
Bill McKibben: Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing - Rolling Stone
But climate change, sadly, isn't a classic contest between two groups of people. It's a negotiation between people on the one hand and physics on the other. And physics doesn't do compromise. Precisely because we've waited so long to take any significant action, physics now demands we move much faster than we want to. Political realism and what you might call "reality realism" are in stark opposition. That's our dilemma.
You could draw it on a graph. The planet's greenhouse-gas emissions are still rising, though more slowly – let's say we manage to top out by 2020. In that case, to meet the planet's goal of holding temperature increases under two degrees Celsius, we have to cut emissions 4.6 percent annually till they go to zero. If we wait till 2025, we have to cut them seven percent annually. If we wait till 2030 – well, it's not even worth putting on the chart. I have to sometimes restrain myself from pointing out how easy it would have been if we'd acted back in the late 1980s, when I was first writing about this – a gradual half a percent a year...
Even much of the money is in place. For $50,000 in insulation, panels and appliances, Mosaic, the biggest solar lender in the country, can make a home run on 100 percent clean energy. "And we can make a zero-down loan, where people save money from Day One," says the company's CEO, Billy Parrish. Mosaic raised $300 million for its last round of bond financing, but it was nearly six times oversubscribed – that is, investors were ready to pony up about $1.8 billion.
climatechange  politics  business  finance 
13 days ago
"I'm too old for this": valid concern, or not? - Thoughts On Translation
The same can be said of freelancing. Let’s say you’re currently 60. If you live in a developed country and are in reasonably good health, statistically you have something like an 80% chance of living at least 20 more years. I think that’s long enough for a viable freelance career, definitely.

Tertiary point: working as a freelancer protects you–to a large extent–from real or perceived age discrimination in a salaried job. The “grey ceiling” is a real thing in the salaried world. I found this article from The Balance pretty sobering. Essentially, study after study has found zero relationship between age and job performance. But if you’re over 45 (45! Not 70!), you’re less likely to be hired, more likely to be laid off and more likely to take longer than average to find a new job. If you want or need to work past the usual retirement age, that alone could be a good reason to freelance.
work  translation  business 
13 days ago
'Would you be willing?': words to turn a conversation around (and those to avoid) | Science | The Guardian
try listening out for how often you both use the phrase “Yes, but”.

“We all know the phrase ‘Yes, but’ really means ‘No, and here’s why you’re wrong’,” says Rob Kendall, author of Workstorming. A conversation expert, Kendall sits in on other people’s meetings as an observer. The phrase “Yes, but” is one of the classic warning signs that you’re in an unwinnable conversation, he says. “If you hear it three or more times in one discussion, it’s a sign that you’re going nowhere.”

What to say Kendall advises shifting the conversation by asking the other person “What’s needed here?” or, even better, “What do you need?” “It takes you from what I call ‘blamestorming’ to a solution-focused outcome.”
psychology  communication  language  english 
13 days ago
Bitcoin: UK and EU plan crackdown amid crime and tax evasion fears | Technology | The Guardian
The Treasury plans to regulate bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to bring them in line with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financial legislation. Traders will be forced to disclose their identities, ending the anonymity that has made the currency attractive for drug dealing and other illegal activities.

Under the EU-wide plan, online platforms where bitcoins are traded will be required to carry out due diligence on customers and report suspicious transactions. The UK government is negotiating amendments to the anti-money-laundering directive to ensure firms’ activities are overseen by national authorities.
bitcoin  eu  uk  politics 
13 days ago
Brexit labour shortage will force UK to import more fruit – winemaker | Politics | The Guardian
“The biggest potential impact of Brexit is on agricultural labour. Kent has had eastern Europeans picking fruit in recent years, but we’ll all starve if the labour issue is not sorted after Brexit.”

Tons of fruit have been left to rot in farms across the country – including in Kent, Scotland and Herefordshire – because of problems recruiting European pickers. According to the National Farmers’ Union, the horticulture industry had a 29% shortfall of seasonal workers in September.
food  uk  eu  Brexit  agriculture 
13 days ago
ipod - Moving from iTunes to Rhythmbox - Ask Ubuntu
A while ago I faced the same issue and wrote a script called migrate-itunes-to-rhythmbox. It will convert your playlists, play counts and ratings to Rhythmbox. You can migrate all playlists at once with just a single command. So you don't need to export each playlist one after another in iTunes and import them manually to Rhythmbox.
music  macosx  ubuntu 
17 days ago
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18 days ago
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18 days ago
In my head the basic argument for UBI goes like this:
Anyone who’s ever filled out a forms to get a welfare payment or a low income tax credit knows what a drag it all is. Then it’s a massive drag for someone to read it all at the other end and administer the payments. It is humiliatingly intrusive one side, boring make-work the other. Enough of it. The idea of welfare (in the UK at least) incorporates the idea that there is a certain decent minimum needed on which to live. Just dob everyone the cash and be done...
That’s a distraction from the main UBI issue though, which is surely also about liberating junior civil servants from the tedium of “evaluating claimants” towards more socially useful work.
tax  finance  dccomment  UBI 
18 days ago
Wednesday briefing: Location inflation – Britain's homes worth £6tn | World news | The Guardian
The total value of all the houses in the UK has passed the £6tn mark for the first time, according to research by Halifax. If you are into hypothetical comparisons, we could pay off Britain’s national debt four times over if everyone sold up.

In 2007 Halifax estimated the UK’s housing stock was worth £4tn. The value of homes in London is now more than all the houses in Scotland, Wales and the north of England combined. In the south, the biggest gainers have been the buy-to-let set of landlords and second home owners. The average rate of owner-occupation across the UK is 63%, but it is just 48% in London.

The report highlights the struggle of younger people to get on the property ladder. Under 35-year-olds own just 3.3% of the UK’s net property wealth, while the over-55s hold 63.3%.
land  uk  housing 
19 days ago
VonCrank plans gig-economy emergency bike repair service | Bicycle Business | BikeBiz
VonCrank of London plans to roll-out an AA-style bike-rescue service for cycle commuters in London, with emergency repairs carried out by bike couriers. Founder Cariern Clement-Pascall told BikeBiz he plans to launch the service by March next year.

Currently, VonCrank has 120 mechanics on its books, and 2,000 users, said Clement-Pascall, a former professional rugby player. (He played for London Broncos and London Skolars.)
cycling  tech  work  business 
20 days ago
Cytech Cycle Courses delivered by ATG Training
At ATG Training we have highly acclaimed training centres in London, Aylesbury and Stafford (Junction 14, M6) set up specifically to provide facilities and equipment to serve the Cycle Industry.

Over the years the Cytech course programme we created with the ACT has been developed and enhanced in line with the industry requirements. This is a particular point of difference that ATG Training specialises in, given our long history of being an employer and demand led training provider.

Our Cytech technical trainers and assessors are all cycling enthusiasts with years of experience, delivering training that meets the industry’s highest standards.
cycling  tech  education  uk 
20 days ago
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Loire-Atlantique. Projet NDDL : des études qui plombent l'aéroport | Presse Océan
les tensions sur le dossier d’aéroport de Notre-Dame-des-Landes bouclent leur rapport. Ils ne remettront pas leur document ce vendredi comme prévu. Le Premier ministre Édouard Philippe souhaite le réceptionner en personne: or, il part en déplacement en Nouvelle-Calédonie à partir de jeudi, jusqu’au 6 décembre. Le rapport attendra. Mais le Président Macron tranchera la question avant la fin de l’année.
aéroport  politics  france 
20 days ago
The effects of New Zealand’s cycle helmet law: The evidence and what it means. | Road Danger Reduction Forum
The graph shown indicates that the mandatory cycle helmet law is associated both with a decline in cycling, and an increase in cyclist casualty rates. The evidence points to this occurring because
helmetlaw  helmetwars  newZealand 
20 days ago
The effects of New Zealand’s cycle helmet law | Road Danger Reduction Forum
Below is a graph by Chris Gilham looking at cycling (those of all ages over 5) in New Zealand. Look at levels of cycling and the cyclist injury rate following the introduction of the mandatory cycle helmet law. More to come on the analysis of this graph in the next post.
helmetwars  helmetlaw  newZealand 
20 days ago
Quakers à Bordeaux
Assemblée le 2ème ou 3ème dimanche du mois à 11h à Bordeaux ou à Biganos. Deux à 5 personnes assistent régulièrement au culte. L’assemblée est suivie d’une collation partagée et une discussion.
quakers  bordeaux 
20 days ago
Ex-Mob Boss Now a Devastating Informant - WhosaRat.com
he killers put the dead canary in the freezer. Later, their work finished, they placed the bird inside the mouth of the equally deceased Bruno Facciola.

The August 1990 mob hit followed a tip from two corrupt NYPD detectives that the Luchese family capo had turned government informant. Facciola was stabbed, shot through both eyes and shot again in the head. Then came the bird. Message: Speak no evil.

The slaying was orchestrated by a diminutive thug known to fellow Mafiosi as "Little Al." Few embraced the mob ethos more fervently than Alphonse D'Arco, a hard case from the cradle.
crime  wikipedia  reference 
20 days ago
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20 days ago
Widely used U.S. government database delists cancer journal - Retraction Watch at Retraction Watch
readers who are familiar with the guidelines MEDLINE follows when deselecting journals “can draw their own conclusions.”

Here is some background information from MEDLINE:

Journals may be deselected from MEDLINE for various reasons including, but not limited to, extremely late publication patterns, major changes in the scientific quality or editorial process, and changes in ownership or publishers.

Backus added that since she’s worked with MEDLINE over the past few years, only “a handful” of journals have been removed from the index.

It’s not very many. It’s infrequent.

Oncotarget has been on our radar for some time. Besides a handful of retractions that we’ve covered, we’ve obtained emails that show an editor of the journal, Mikhail Blagosklonny, contacted colleagues of Jeffrey Beall at the University of Colorado Denver who had published in Oncotarget in 2015 after Beall added the journal to his (now inactive) list of possibly predatory publications.
sciencepublishing  reputation  beall  indexing  attention  library  politics  us  peerreview 
20 days ago
Cyclist screamed “My brakes have gone” before crash that killed her, inquest told | road.cc
travelling at 30 to 40mph.

“She shouted ‘My brakes have gone’. She was freewheeling, she couldn’t stop.”

Ms Atkinson got through a sharp left-hand turn halfway down the descent, but witnesses said she was “wobbling” and “fishtailing” as she tried to slow down.

At the foot of the pass she swerved to avoid traffic and went over a grass verge before hitting the wall, sustaining fatal facial and chest injuries.
crash_report  cycling 
20 days ago
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Roy Moore is not a pedophile -- why it matters | Practical Ethics
pedophilia and child sexual assault are two different things, and conflating them is not a good idea. This is not just a matter of semantics. For one thing, confusing psychiatric disorders (requiring treatment) and sex crimes (which may or may not follow from such disorders) is likely to hamper clear moral reasoning. But more importantly, it may actually increase harm to children.

Consider the following: many people with pedophilia (1) hate their desires, (2) do not act on them for moral reasons (and should therefore plausibly be praised rather than vilified), and yet (3) often do not seek treatment precisely because they are aware that people in general cannot seem to tell the difference between:

(a) feeling involuntarily sexually attracted to young children (not wrong in and of itself), and

(b) molesting or sexually assaulting children (very wrong in and of itself, no matter the reason).

And here’s the kicker: failing to seek treatment for (a) is precisely the sort of thing that makes (b) more likely to happen.
psychology  sex  crime  children 
20 days ago
A Roadmap to Qur’ans in English - Los Angeles Review of Books
The second was Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, an experienced journalist and novelist, a largely self-taught orientalist, a consummate Englishman (Winston Churchill was his classmate), and a convert to Islam who spent much of his life in India. Pickthall brought the Qur’an into an orotund English after the manner of the King James Version. His translation has had 150 editions, Lawrence reports. It was my own first Qur’an. Pickthall’s Qur’an is sure to find new readers in the Norton Critical Editions series, now that the eminent Jane Dammen McAuliffe has updated it line by line for republication this year, with annotations and abundant supportive material. McAuliffe’s goal, reported to Lawrence, is to put Pickthall’s intentionally “elevated” language “into more contemporary English where needed.”
religion  translation 
20 days ago
La liaison ferroviaire Rennes-Nantes : le train de retard - France 3 Bretagne
Objectif compliqué sur cette fameuse ligne Rennes Nantes, longue de 150 km, alors que la route relie les deux ville en 106 kilomètres. Une différence qui s'explique par la bifurcation historique par Redon. Pour raccourcir ce temps de trajet et proposer un voyage de moins d'une heure, Pour Gérard Lahélec, en charge des transport à la région Bretagne, la solution doit passer par une réflexion globale du réseau SNCF en Bretagne. Pour lui "il faut imaginer un scénario qui soit profitable aux deux régions", en rapprochant à la fois la pointe bretonne et Nantes, de Rennes.
transport  nantes  rennes  france  politics 
21 days ago
A Reply to A. Holliday’s “Why we should stop using native-non-native speaker labels” | CriticElt
3 To paraphrase Long (2007, 2015), the psychological reality of native speakerness is easily demonstrated by the fact that we know one, and who isn’t one, when we meet them, often on the basis of just a few utterances. When monolingual speakers are presented with recorded stretches of speech by a large pool of NSs and NNSs and asked to say which are which, the judges are always very good at distinguishing them, with inter-rater reliability typically above .9. How do they do this, and why is there so much agreement if there is no such thing as a NS?

4 For the last 60 years, the term “native speaker” has been used in the literature concerning studies of language learning, and one of the most studied phenomenon of all is the failure of the vast majority of post adolescent L2 learners to achieve what Birdsong (2009) refers to as “native like attainment”.
language  exclusion 
21 days ago
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21 days ago
Does Elon Musk Understand Urban Geometry? — Strong Towns
The reigning fantasy of Musk’s argument is that we must always “take people all the way to their destination.” To do this we must abolish the need to ever change vehicles — from a train to a bus, from a car to a train, from a bus to a bike — and of course we also abolish walking. This implies a vision in which buses are shrunk into something like taxis, because a vehicle going directly from your exact origin to your exact destination at your chosen time won’t be useful to many people other than you.

So a bus with 4o people on it today is blown apart into, what, little driverless vans with an average of two each, a 20-fold increase in the number of vehicles? It doesn’t matter if they’re electric or driverless. Where will they all fit in the urban street? And when they take over, what room will be left for wider sidewalks, bike lanes, pocket parks, or indeed anything but a vast river of vehicles?
urban  transport  driverless 
21 days ago
Let’s stop calling them ‘soft skills’ – It’s Your Turn
Yes, they’re interpersonal skills. Leadership skills. The skills of charisma and diligence and contribution. But these modifiers, while accurate, somehow edge them away from the vocational skills, the skills that we actually hire for, the skills we measure a graduate degree on.

So let’s uncomfortably call them real skills instead.

Real because they work, because they’re at the heart of what we need to today.

Real because even if you’ve got the vocational skills, you’re no help to us without these human skills, the things that we can’t write down, or program a computer to do.
work  psychology  coaching  skilz 
21 days ago
tldr | simplified, community driven man pages
This is a web client for a project called tldr-pages; they are a community effort to simplify the beloved man pages with practical examples.
tools  unix  linux  search  learning 
21 days ago
La voiture s’encastre dans une maison à Rezé, près de Nantes
RT : l'automobile, outil de cohésion sociale. invitez vous jusque dans le salon des gens :)
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21 days ago
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RT : IT'S ALL ABOUT THE JOULES Why cars are far more a danger to cyclists/pedestrians than cyclists are to pedestrians
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22 days ago
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22 days ago
Why I Don’t Have a Sobriety Date | The Fix
It's not a magical fix for addiction. There is no magical fix for addiction. By the time I decided I wasn't going to track my sobriety date anymore, I was already involved in outpatient recovery. I had professional support, peer support, and medication-assisted treatment to help me along. But I realized that by fixating on my sober time, I was setting myself up for devastation if a relapse happened. I decided to shift my focus from the length of my sobriety to the quality of my recovery, and it worked...
Recovery is about much more than sobriety. I don't know my exact sobriety date, but I do know that I've been in recovery about four years, which is considerably longer than the time it's been since I last used. That's because my recovery is not only defined by abstinence from addictive substances...
When people celebrate their sobriety birthdays, it's supposed to be a celebration of their accomplishments. I think a more palatable way to celebrate recovery is to consider every day that I'm working toward a better future a success. Instead of one birthday, I celebrate myself every day, the same way I destroyed myself every day during my active addiction.
drugs  psychology  medicine 
22 days ago
All those helmets posts in one place | At War With The Motorist
Last year I went into some detail about why existing research into the efficacy and safety of helmets for cycling does not come close to the standard of evidence that is normally required and which we would usually demand for a medical intervention (which is what they are). Basically an application to helmets of all those things that Ben Goldacre bangs on about. But I never added an easy to link to contents page when it was complete. So here it is.
helmetwars  cycling 
23 days ago
How did the BMA get bicycle helmets so wrong? | At War With The Motorist
Which is why British doctors should be embarrassed that the British Medical Association currently lobbies for helmets to be compulsory when riding a bicycle. Imagine if a pharmaceutical company developed a drug which, if administered before receiving a specific kind of traumatic injury, makes that injury easier to treat. Imagine doctors and medical scientists lobbying for it to be compulsory for everybody to take this drug daily, without anybody ever having checked for side-effects.

How has this situation arisen? The policy decision has largely been made on the insistence of A&E consultants and trauma surgeons. Consider the anonymous quotations that are scattered through the BMA’s cycling pages:
helmetwars  medicine  cycling 
23 days ago
There and Back Again | The New Yorker
Seven hours is extraordinary, but four hours, increasingly, is not. Roughly one out of every six American workers commutes more than forty-five minutes, each way. People travel between counties the way they used to travel between neighborhoods. The number of commuters who travel ninety minutes or more each way—known to the Census Bureau as “extreme commuters”—has reached 3.5 million, almost double the number in 1990. They’re the fastest-growing category, the vanguard in a land of stagnant wages, low interest rates, and ever-radiating sprawl. They’re the talk-radio listeners, billboard glimpsers, gas guzzlers, and swing voters, and they don’t—can’t—watch the evening news. Some take on long commutes by choice, and some out of necessity, although the difference between one and the other can be hard to discern. A commute is a distillation of a life’s main ingredients, a product of fundamental values and choices. And time is the vital currency: how much of it you spend—and how you spend it—reveals a great deal about how much you think it is worth.
transport  urban  geography 
23 days ago
Driverless Cars Are Not a Panacea - CityLab
I fully agree that driverless cars will exacerbate spatial inequality. But I see it occurring in almost exactly the opposite way.

Driverless cars will do little to alter the basic factors and forces that have brought affluent people back to cities. What they will do instead is free up space on the urban periphery to house less advantaged groups and classes there. Driverless cars will open up cheap outer-edge land for low-cost development and make today’s “drive ’til you qualify” commutes look like a breeze. Rather than being used by a re-suburbanizing rich headed to far-flung luxury developments, driverless cars—or more likely, driverless busses—will extend the commuting range of blue-collar workers, service workers, and the poor. America’s metropolitan geography will come to look more like that of Europe or the developing world, with the rich clustered on the increasingly valuable land in and around the city center, and the low-income warehoused in the much cheaper land at the suburban and exurban fringe.
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Sci-Hub: removing barriers in the way of science
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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 
27 days ago
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80s apparently. It sounds wrong to me, but then I'm not a native speaker
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Mieux vaut avoir de l'humour quand les enfants font des bêtises sur les murs
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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,
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29 days ago
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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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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 
4 weeks ago
Pinboard: bookmarks for juliusbeezer tagged 'attention'
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LLLI | Breastfeeding Answers from La Leche League
Rich resource on all aspects of breastfeeding with well-referenced (non-systematic) reviews
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4 weeks ago
Navy acknowledges aircrew drew a penis in the sky over Washington
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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.).
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