July 2017

Step 1: British comedian John Oliver produces an absurd segment about coal CEO Bob Murray: In it, Oliver acknowledges Murray’s history of litigiousness toward critics and challenges him to do his worst. Step 2: Murray sues Oliver for defamation in West Virginia circuit court Step 3: As reported in Slate, Jamie Lynn Crofts of the […]

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This is worth a read: Polyamory is consensual non-monogamy. It’s a philosophy. Rather than the active pursuing of multiple partners in a lascivious way, it’s the embracing and understanding that it’s possible to fall in love, and have relationships, with more than one person at the same time. Also good: Polyamory

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I took some photos at Amanda’s birthday party.

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I only just came across it, but back in January CBC News asked a bold question: can the oil sands be phased out? Related: Objections: cash, jobs, and taxes Re-training This is your adjustment time ‘Shut down the oil sands’ is not an extreme position Two things Canada’s oil industry needs to understand Climate change, […]

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Writing in The Guardian, Jacques Peretti has compiled an interesting summary of the technological capabilities and government-to-business relationships of Palantir, a secretive technology company focused on identifying patterns within large data sets and making them accessible to people without specialized training. With sensors getting cheaper all the time, the tricky part of ubiquitous surveillance isn’t […]

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