- Keith Flint of The Prodigy, an anti-establishment figurehead, brought a punk ethos to techno - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Flint had the charming amateurism of the true pioneers of that genre, bands like The Sex Pistols in the UK, The Saints in Australia, and Minor Threat in the US. They, like him, valued passion over musical proficiency. "It's not just as blatant as piercing your nose and sticking your hair up," he said of the band's punk elements. "It's the attitude of the band, the aggression. Getting up there and doing it. The fact that we're not all trained musicians or trained dancers. We're just people who've got up there. We're like the stage divers that never get chucked off."
- Trying to name Australia's favourite biscuit is a fool's errand | Adam Liaw | Food | The Guardian:
Never ones to shy away from the big issues in Australian culture, the crocodile-obsessed lunatics at the NT News have kicked off one hell of a Twitter debate on the topic of Aussie biscuits
- How we made Red Dwarf | Television & radio | The Guardian
- Sydney Football Stadium's controversial demolition ramps up despite legal challenge - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Scott Morrison heralds a Labor recession as Bill Shorten turns economic discontent into electoral fuel - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Somewhere along the way, the Coalition's arguments on economic policy seem to have shifted from 'we are better economic managers than Labor' to more of a 'well, this might not be great, but imagine what it would be like under them'. That's because things actually aren't going all that brilliantly in the economy.
- How China handles border disputes with neighbours India, Taiwan, Japan and others - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- SCG Trust to replace 3,000 square metres of turf after Super Rugby clash ripped up surface - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Doesn't bode well for a season hosting NRL on top of usual duties.
- The Shoes of Prey Journey Ends – Michael Fox – Medium:
The customisation niche are creative people who enjoy spending the time to create something unique which they can wear. We learnt the hard way that mass market customers don't want to create, they want to be inspired and shown what to wear. They want to see the latest trends, what celebrities and Instagram influencers are wearing and they want to wear exactly that%u200A—%u200Aboth the style and the brand. [...] what they were consciously telling us and what they subconsciously wanted [...] were effectively polar opposites.
- Death metal music inspires joy not violence - BBC News:
"The dominant emotional response to this music is joy and empowerment," said Prof Thompson. "And I think that to listen to this music and to transform it into an empowering, beautiful experience - that's an amazing thing."
- The Tao of Sir Terry: Pratchett and Philosophy | Tor.com:
Vimes' reasoning can be understood in terms of virtue ethics, as taught by Aristotle, Mencius, or Confucius, which state that right acts do not depend on some outside set of rules or on their consequences in order to be right, but are inherently right because they are in accordance with certain core values we also deem right.
- Emmental as anything: Cheese exposed to round-the-clock music has more flavour, researchers find
- Here's Video of the Electric eCOPO Chevy Camaro Doing a Quarter-Mile at a Drag Strip (wheel stands and does a 10 second pass at 80% power)
More details on the Teslonda.
- Australian start-ups fear tech has fallen out of favour with Government - Science News - ABC News:
It was not long ago that Australians were promised an "ideas boom" on bus stop ads across the country as part of the Government's innovation agenda, but today that enthusiasm is harder to find.That'd be because the commitment never extended beyond a half-hearted bus stop ad campaign.
- Truck driver showcases unique views of Nullarbor Plain on famous Australian road trip - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes | Life and style | The Guardian:
Clearly, women being 47% more likely to be seriously injured in a car crash is one hell of an inequality to overlook.
- Why border security should not be a key issue in Federal election 2019:
We don't appear to have a problem with asylum seekers who arrive by air and there are about 76 of them every day, far more than ever arrived by boat. The political obsession with stopping the boats all started with the Tampa affair in 2001 — the same year the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists. National security became a key issue and politicians have used it to manipulate voters ever since. Political campaigners know fear and negative messages are more persuasive than hope and positive messages.
- Nanotech Injections Give Mice Infrared Vision - The Atlantic
- Only a third of Australia's plastic packaging waste gets recycled | Environment | The Guardian
- Catholic Church's massive wealth revealed:
A six-month investigation by The Sydney Morning Herald has found that the church misled the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by grossly undervaluing its property treasures in both NSW and Victoria while claiming that increased payments to abuse victims would require cuts to its social programs. [...] While the property portfolio features many churches, hospitals and schools, so too does it include offices, conference centres, car parks, mobile phone towers, tennis courts, and a restaurant. ... The church also has extensive non-property assets including Catholic Church Insurance and its own internal banks - often known as Catholic Development Funds - with nearly $1 billion in assets in Sydney alone. And it has other investments, including in superannuation, telecommunications and in the stock-market. A Church-owned fund manager has more than $1.4 billion under management.
- Guy Paints Over Shit Graffiti And Makes It Legible
- 'Right to repair' regulation necessary, say small businesses and environmentalists - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)