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On The Cusp – George Monbiot

Great George Monbiot article on the likelihood of climate tipping points and hopelessness of "Net zero".

monbiot.com/2021/09/15/on-the-

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Do Chairs Exist? - YouTube

VSauce does 25 minutes on Ontology. Are there things? What are they?

youtube.com/watch?v=fXW-QjBsru

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Cyriak Animator Pro - YouTube

Cryiak's animation clearly born of frustration. I feel the pain man.

youtube.com/watch?v=yVvewPxyub

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Too Good To Check: A Play In Three Acts - by Scott Alexander - Astral Codex Ten

Did you believe that?I did, briefly. Then I remembered the Law Of Rationalist Irony: the smugger you feel about having caught a bias in someone else, the more likely you are falling victim to that bias right now, in whatever way would be most embarrassing.

astralcodexten.substack.com/p/

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Playing With 'Playing With Time' | Quick D - YouTube

Captain Disillusion is here once again to explain how some time-control video was faked.

youtube.com/watch?v=IBRBO7KkFT

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Honest Government Ad | Carbon Capture and Storage - YouTube

JuiceMedia's new Honest Government Ad on Carbon Capture  in Australia is amusing and depressing.

youtube.com/watch?v=MSZgoFyuHC

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Covid, Climate, And The New Denialism - by Edward Snowden - Continuing Ed — with Edward Snowden

After all, the statistics on CNN, on FOX, and in The New York Times—someone Googled them too. That’s what the media has become: someone Googling for you

edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/t

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The Ultimate "Star Wars: A New Hope" Recap Cartoon - YouTube

Star Wars recapped as a quick six minute cartoon. Really nice work.

youtube.com/watch?v=FUp-sgicMg

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The All-Seeing "i": Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy - by Edward Snowden - Continuing Ed — with Edward Snowden

Snowden on Apple's new spying iPhone updates.I already don't use iOS on the basis that as a programmer, a system I have to register to program isn't a system I want anyway. Their privacy was the one thing they had going for them though. And they're throwing it away.

edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/a

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Dominic Raab - Sunny Afternoon - YouTube

The Ian Duncan Smiths sing Dominc Raab singing Sunny Afternoon

youtube.com/watch?v=1LwTHbJzcL

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Every YOUTUBER should want this to change - YouTube

Funny skit from Alex Clarke about Youtube's share of ad-take.

youtube.com/watch?v=Z42izvbGli

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Kids Can Recover From Missing Even Quite A Lot Of School - by Scott Alexander - Astral Codex Ten

Scott Alexander on whether or not kids missing school coz of Covid is likely to harm them much.

astralcodexten.substack.com/p/

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The multiplier shows that not all government spending is equal

Richard Murphy explains how the multiplier effect means not all government spending is equal and often government spending can fund itself, and more.

taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2021/0

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Cummings’ Brexit Confessions Reveal the Hollow Heart of a Hallowed Project – Byline Times

The Brexit leaders have always considered Remainers mugs: not because they lost the vote, but because they told the truth. Cummings endlessly mocks campaigners for highlighting the lie about the £350 million a week for the NHS, because he sees it as bad politics. That is the point. It may have been bad politics, but it was still an outright lie.

bylinetimes.com/2021/08/12/cum

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A future for SQL on the web

Looks interesting as a storage/DB for web-apps. Need to look into this more next time I need storage/DB in a web-app (which features in at least one of my many plans that'll never get implemented)

jlongster.com/future-sql-web

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Pluralistic: 11 Aug 2021 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

Canada is not alone in planning to convert the tech giants into constitutional monarchs, offering them perpetual dominance in exchange for suffering themselves to be regulated in how they rule our digital lives.

pluralistic.net/2021/08/11/the

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The same post-truth politics of Brexit and Covid now threaten Britain's climate change response

A new group is being formed – presumably entitled something suitably Orwellian like the Environmental Research Group – to challenge the goal of net-zero carbon emissions.... It will attempt to introduce the culture war into the climate change debate.

inews.co.uk/opinion/post-truth

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How The Immune System ACTUALLY Works – IMMUNE - YouTube

Kurzgesagt  on the Immune System, Part one.They have a glossy coffee table book coming out.

youtube.com/watch?v=lXfEK8G8CU

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Brexit & Beyond: Britain's Brexit slow puncture

we will get gradually poorer than we would have been, living more restricted lives than we would have had, having more complex and burdensome regulation, and with our standard of living - in both economic and more extensive senses - slowly slipping behind those of other North and West European countries.

chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.c

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Patch Friday

You can't spy on me from the phone you sold me if If don't buy it.

patchfriday.com/113/

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