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- By repealing the carbon tax, Tony Abbott is failing to protect his people | Adam Bandt | Comment is free | theguardian.com:
While much of the rest of the world is moving forward with action on climate change, including introducing carbon pricing, Abbott is taking us backwards. The OECD might urge action, but Abbott is as deaf to the economics of climate change as he is to the science. Like the Tea Party in the US, he has adopted a radical anti-market position, regardless of the economic consequences, as a political tool to mobilise extreme public opinion. In office he beats the same Tea Party drum, engaging in a new culture war, this time on climate action.
It is no surprise that one of his first acts in government was to abolish the body responsible for communicating the warnings of climate science, the Climate Commission. And he will continue to prosecute this culture war as long as he sees the political benefits.
- Minister wants boat people called illegals:
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has instructed departmental and detention centre staff to publicly refer to asylum seekers as ‘illegal’ arrivals and as ‘detainees’Because language shapes debate and the Liberals want to demonise asylum seekers for political gain.
- Chris Hadfield: out of this world | Science | The Guardian:
Being in space, Hadfield says, "you recognise the unanimity of our existence. The commonality." The reason his Space Oddity video was such a phenomenon, he says, is not that it told us something about space, but that it told us something about ourselves.
- Gallery: 2013 F1 cars wearing retro liveries
- This Is Why You Shouldn't Interrupt a Programmer | The Slightly Disgruntled Scientist
- Splendour in the Grass gifs | Photos | Boudist
- Sarah - a set on Flickr - wartime pinup style done well.
- Adventures of a Serial Trespasser - In Focus - The Atlantic
- Traditional 40s Pinup Photos With Models Wearing High Speed Milk (quite odd, and sadly I just can't help thinking that studio must pong ;))
- Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: heart-breakingly beautiful photographic series in memory of an extraordinary life | Mail Online
- Amazing Miniature Scenes Shot with Model Cars, Forced Perspective and a $250 P&S
- 'Posh people love gangsters':
It was while serving one of these long jail stints he learnt that writing sentences beat the hell out of serving them. For it is as storyteller that Chopper Read, 58, will be remembered and with good reason. Long before Underbelly he knew solid citizens were fascinated by the dark side, or as he said, ''Posh people love gangsters.''
- This is pretty awesome. It would make me feel like I was ... | Geek S…
- Mr. Chemex: The Eccentric Inventor Who Reimagined the Perfect Cup of Coffee | Collectors Weekly
- How the Bible and YouTube are fueling the next frontier of password cracking | Ars Technica
- Obvious Winner - ow - This Blocktronics 'Acid Trip' is the Longest ANSI Art Ever Created
- How Hotels Are Engineering A Better Night's Sleep
- Terrible real estate agent photographs
- Knight v Snail - Medieval manuscripts blog:
As anyone who is familiar with 13th and 14th century illuminated manuscripts can attest, images of armed knights fighting snails are common, especially in marginalia.
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- The 5 Weirdest Side Effects of Moving to a New Country | Cracked.com
- Mark Webber says he has starved for years as formula one struggles with 'heavy' drivers:
Red Bull's Mark Webber responded to the speculation by tweeting his sympathy for heavier drivers, claiming that he has been starving himself for years and adding that the perfect driver weight was now between 60 to 65kg. The Australian, 182cm tall, weighs around 75kg compared with his teammate Sebastian Vettel who is 175cm and weighs 64kg. ... The issue of driver weight is a long-standing one in formula one. David Coulthard admitted to suffering from bulimia as a teenager as he struggled to make his way in the sport. While Button said he was in no danger of developing an eating disorder, he admitted that he fasts before each race and "never" eats carbohydrates.
- Google Is Exploring an Alternative to Cookies for Ad Tracking - NYTimes.com:
Google’s idea, first reported by USA Today, comes as advertisers are beginning to panic about finding alternatives to cookies, and as other efforts to establish standards for online tracking fall apart.Advertisers need to start looking at the quality of their creative; promoting the value of tracking to users (targeting = relevant ads = not getting irrelevant shit shoved in your face); and generally just stop being so underhanded. People need to trust the idea of giving some data to get a return, before they'll give the data.
- What Do Car Badges Reveal About Japanese Design Culture?:
This is because, Shiro Nakmura explained, Japan is as East as East gets. A little island parenthesis right off the shore of Asia. As a result, Japan really, really appreciates the concepts and ideas they borrow from outside cultures, since there's a sense that they're tucked out at the end of the world. They respect outside ideas to such a degree that they want the words used in their language to maintain the character of where the orginal concepts came from. Cars came to Japan initially from primarily English-speaking countries, and certainly places that used the western/Latin alphabet. As a result, that alphabet is now always associated with cars in Japanese culture, and the idea of using anything other than Western characters to write the name of a car just seems absurd to Japanese people.