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: Finished reading: Co-Intelligence by Ethan Mollick 📚 Recommend.

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: Down to the river Oust. Bretagne.

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: I have no idea what the process of updating Apple Maps to reflect road changes looks like, but its …

: Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData: Ryan Hall (y’all) Google/Facebook are simply …

: The antidote to doom is doing - Sustainable Views

: Well. Yesterday I tried to customise ChatGPT to respond with an Irish accent. Today, I get this… …

: How the Next Commission can Confront the Six Horsemen of the Digital Apocalypse | Martens Centre …

: Just used my voice to ask the same question to ChatGPT4o and Siri. Feels like a pretty big …

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: OpenAI could unveil its Google search competitor on Monday - The Verge I don’t care who does it but …

: Completely baffled by Tesla laying off the entire Supercharger team. But then, I’ve also been …

: ESA - Webb captures iconic Horsehead Nebula in unprecedented detail

: Finished reading: Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron 📚 Fascinating read. Almost overwhelming …

: Rising Tide Rents and Robber Baron Rents – O’Reilly But over time, something went very wrong. …

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: John Battelle’s Search Blog Mine, Mine, All Mine But…I can’t help but think that there’s a …

: NASA’s Voyager 1 Resumes Sending Engineering Updates to Earth – Voyager The team discovered that a …

: Nope Meta, that won’t work either. It has to be concluded that, in most cases, it will not be …

: A trauma surgeon on why Gaza is the worst of war zones - The Economist Read if you want to be …

: A tale of two headlines. Meta wants to put students and teachers in Quest VR headsets Axios. …

: Health Insurance I spent some time yesterday reviewing health insurance. With skyrocketing costs and continually …

: Weekend Update #76: A Tale of Two Raids: Ukraine Has No Nuclear Weapons So Must Suffer Thought …

: To understand the risks posed by AI, follow the money It is instructive to consider how the …

: Finished reading: The Price of Time by Edward Chancellor 📚 Took me a while to finish this but …

: The State of the Culture, 2024 - by Ted Gioia The tech platforms aren’t like the Medici in …

: What just happened, what is happening next things that we thought were uniquely human a year ago …

: Made a first pass at creating a blogroll on a new page. Will be updating.

: ‘The surreal dislocation of the everyday’: how Japanese photographer Akihiko Okamura captured the …

: If you have an interest in finance or have seen the film “The Big Short”, you may know …

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: Mediapart en 2023 : tous nos comptes, chiffres et résultats | Le Club Fascinated by the way French …

: A Diary of Gaza’s Destruction - New Lines Magazine The below is based on a collection of diary …

: Lots of Primroses now along the ditches. Spring arriving.

: Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (The Family) Bill 2023 - Referendum Ireland The …

: Updated to IOS 17.4. Opening Safari for the first time and having to choose the browser is a …

: This feels significant. Klarna announced that it’s AI assistant has handled two thirds of …

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: Finished reading: The Narrow Corridor by Daron Acemoglu 📚 Both fascinating and disturbing. The …

: Bathing shelter Bull Wall.

: How Fighting Monopoly Can Save Journalism | Washington Monthly policy makers enabled the emergence …

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: All good things come to an end. I sat in from of my first Apple machine in 1986 and have been an …

: 2023 letter | Dan Wang Fascinating as always. Will need to re read a few times.

: How We Crowdfunded $750,000 for a Giant Book about Keyboard History | by Glenn Fleishman | Jan, 2024 …

: Incoming storm Isha is looking pretty nasty.

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: The future of long distance train services through the Channel Tunnel - Jon Worth A very deep dive. …

: The Lazy Tyranny of the Wait Calculation - by Ethan Mollick The teams I worked with did valuable …

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: John Battelle’s Search Blog Predictions 2024: It’s All About The Data What truly matters here …

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: Adding the RSS feed of a Bluesky account to NetNewsWire is super easy.

: It’s a windy day here today and it’s fascinating looking at live electricity generation …

: Noticing a lot of Irish early Twitter adopters getting comfortable in Threads.

: Read earlier about a bunch of crypto enthusiasts in the US raising almost $80m to support preferred …

: iA Writer Test Please Ignore.

: Threads is very slick. Interesting times with these platforms and protocols.

: Happy to hear that the European Council has decided to open accession negotiations with Ukraine and …

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: Regretful Accelerationism – Stratechery by Ben Thompson Let the virtual world be one of customized …

: AI and Trust - Schneier on Security AIs are not people; they don’t have agency. They are built by, …

: Our favourite stories: The cathedral walls have stories to tell Always fascinating finding old …

: Shane MacGowan: A unifying Irish-English voice, in time of bombs and bullets - BBC News But The …

: A breath of fresh air

: Ireland used new EU alert as riots broke out in Dublin By triggering an alert under the DSA, the …

: The Default List 2023 Inspired by Duel of the Defaults: Hemispheric Podcast with long list of links created by Rob Knight …

: Google and Apple, The Beginning – Asymco Put simply, Android is not a profitable product. It’s not …

: Paris mayor quits X, calling social media platform a ‘vast global sewer’ Elle a raison. …

: OpenAI debacle illustrates tensions between profit and not-for-profit which bedevil Silicon Valley – …

: Ireland in 50 Albums, No 23: Out On His Own, by Louis Stewart (1977) If you’re into Jazz and Vinyl, …

: Toyota SUV adverts banned in UK on environmental grounds | Advertising | The Guardian More of this …

: Politics on the Edge Finished reading: Politics on the Edge by Rory Stewart 📚 Finished listening to the audio book …

: Dear President Biden: The Elders' open letter on Israel and Palestine This reflects my own beliefs.

: In Vienna, the Renters’ Utopia — Blind Magazine

: GraphCast: AI model for faster and more accurate global weather forecasting - Google DeepMind …

: Construction starts on electricity link between France, Ireland – EURACTIV.com Construction on a …

: Google witness accidentally blurts out that Apple gets 36% cut of Safari deal | Ars Technica Google …

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: Brexit & Beyond: What the Covid Inquiry tells us about Brexit

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: Apple tax case: iPhone maker and Irish Government suffer major setback in €13bn EU case – The Irish …

: ESA - Euclid’s first images: the dazzling edge of darkness

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: Israeli ambassador’s position ‘untenable’ - McDonald

: What I’m Reading on the Rise of Artificial Intelligence | by Barack Obama | Nov, 2023 | Medium

: ESOblog - Rogue star not heading for Solar System collision after all | ESO Ireland Would have been …

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: EDPB Urgent Binding Decision on processing of personal data for behavioural advertising by Meta | …

: How Does International Humanitarian Law Apply in Israel and Gaza? | Human Rights Watch

: What the !#@% is a Passkey? | Electronic Frontier Foundation

: Alain de Botton on the Qualities of a Healthy Mind – The Marginalian

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: Why can’t our tech billionaires learn anything new? It is a good thing that, after 30 years, …

: What Else Might be Driving Sentiment? - The Big Picture We are what we eat, media diet included

: Chartbook 245: Gaza, beyond de-development to disposability and destruction Illuminating.

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: Where stands Europe as renewed conflict hits the Middle East? – The Irish Times

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: I’m testing Bluesky and have used my domain to create the handle @liam.ie which seems to work. …

: Finally deactivated X account. Enough.

: Chuck Feeney’s life and generosity — the billionaire who gave away a fortune – The Irish Times …

: Finished reading: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) by Min Jin Lee 📚 Enjoyed reading this. I …

: Browsing through my last remaining use of the platform formally known as Twitter, my lists; my sense …

: Finished reading: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr 📚 Loved it. Recommended.

: ChatGPT can now see, hear, and speak The example around images is pretty 🤯 Also, using the …

: M.B.A. Students vs. ChatGPT: Who Comes Up With More Innovative Ideas? - WSJ

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: Perseverance and Adaptation: Ukraine’s Counteroffensive at Three Months - War on the Rocks …

: Sea Fog rolling in.

: Finished reading: Excession by Iain M. Banks 📚 Can’t help but wonder what Iain M. Banks would think …

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: The 7 climate tipping points that could change the world forever - Grist | Grist

: Predicting Apple Services – Asymco Fascinating analysis. 2 million active users of Apple Services in …

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: Empire | Goalhanger Podcasts I’m late to this but it’s fascinating. Starting with the East India …

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: Cross section of a tree that fell over 4,000 years ago on display in the Céide Fields Heritage …

: Ireland June 2023. Warmest on record. July 2023. Wettest on record.

: Sunset reflections West of Ireland.

: Finished reading: AN Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears 📚 Took me a while to read this. Really …

: The field

: A room with a view

: Impressed by the Shopify Ai helping to generate or rephrase descriptive text.

: Out and about between the showers.

: Went to see Tom Cruise ride a bike off a cliff at The Lighthouse

: Used ChatGPT with code interpreter for the first time to do some analysis on a spreadsheet file. Did …

: A Velvet or Violent Revolution: Kevin Anderson Live Stream | An Taisce - The National Trust For …

: Victoria Amelina: Ukraine and the meaning of home | Ukraine | The Guardian

: ‘The result was amazing’: one man’s mission to reforest a barren Irish hillside | Rewilding | The …

: A national competition authority can find, in the context of the examination of an abuse of a …

: Companies must stop using Google Analytics If you are in the EU and still using Google Analytics, …

: How Amazon Taught Alexa to Speak in an Irish Brogue - The New York Times I prefer Siri, but I bet …

: Social media firms refuse to appear before Committee Three major social media companies have …

: Where to start with: Iain Banks | Books | The Guardian Hard to believe it’s been 10 years.

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: Robin Bulloch, the TSB chief executive, said he was “deeply concerned” by the high levels of fraud …

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: Alastair Campbell interview with Mary McAleese Brilliant interview. If you have any interest in …

: Finished reading: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 📚 Loved. Recommended.

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: Finished reading: My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor 📚 Really enjoyed this by Joe O’ …

: Pilot guiding W.B Yeats into Cherbourg after 19 hour passage from Dublin.

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: Asking ChatGP via Bing on creative mode to go find the latest annual report of a listed company and …

: There is another Tucson and I like it Enjoyed this from Peter Murtagh as he heads North on his bike.

: This company adopted AI. Here’s what happened to its human workers : Planet Money : NPR And …

: Finished reading: The Frayed Atlantic Edge by David Gange 📚 Loved this book and it will linger long …

: Suitsupply: Fokke de Jong If you have any interest in retail, fashion, building a brand, ecommerce …

: It’s all starting to get strange If you thought of AI as a distant thing that would not touch …

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: National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh Lovely for a walk. Access can be tricky if it’s busy.

: BYD I see that BYD had the highest share of the car market in China in the first quarter of this year. …

: European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency launched With multidisciplinary expertise, the team at …

: www.oneusefulthing.org/p/how-to-… This is useful for anyone like me trying to get my head …

: The age of average — Alex Murrell So, this is your call to arms. Whether you’re in film or fashion, …

: Big tech and the pursuit of AI dominance - The Economist Their response is a deluge of investments. …

: Finished reading: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari 📚 Picked it up in the …

: Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter - Future of Life Institute Can you close the Pandora’s …

: Seán Moncrieff: House-hunting in Dublin is like The Hunger Games. Many have simply given up – The …

: Rules of the DiscoverEU contest - European Youth Portal In spring 2023, the European Commission and …

: I spice with my little eye.. #mbmar

: EV rollout must be accelerated to decarbonise transport Ireland is also an ideal country for EVs in …

: John Lanchester · Putting the Silicon in Silicon Valley: Making the Microchip · LRB 16 March 2023 …

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: Google is defacing the web with their “sign in with Google” pop up’s appearing …

: House Plants #mbmar

: Barnes & Nobel is going back to its indie roots to compete with Amazon - The Verge Fascinating …

: Portico. #mbmar.

: The Iraq War - The Rest Is Politics - Acast If you have any interest in learning more about the …

: The times in my life when I have felt a “disturbance in the force” technically speaking …

: Finished reading: Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis 📚

: Finished reading: Red Notice by Bill Browder 📚 Eye opening.

: Together. #mbmar

: Asking ChatGPT to suggest ideas for a two day itinerary when visiting a city is a superior …

: Suspicion Machines - Lighthouse Reports When opaque technologies are deployed in search of …

: Taking a break on a 10 day walk along the Camino Primitivo in Asturias, Spain last May. A beautiful …

: If you have any interest in luxury brands and strategy, I recommend listening to this Acquired …

: 2022 letter - Dan Wang Fascinating read.

: Solitude. #mbmar

: Logseq + Openai plug in = mind blown.

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: Over the Alps.

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: Just spent 5 mins comparing random searches on the new Bing and Google. Initial very early thoughts …

: Are there any adults in the house at The Irish Times? Silly headline perhaps, but no worse than their continual use of clickbait headlines on the web. …

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: Go Microsoft. Two words I never believed I would write. Why Microsoft’s CEO is ready to take on Google This …

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: Michael Viney’s final Another Life column – more than 60 years after the first – The Irish Times I …

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: What to expect from Europe’s first AI oversight agency Very happy to see these developments in …

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: Ukraine must fight the war but plan for peace - Prospect Magazine

: Two thirds of Irish credit card users unaware of their credit card interest rate and how it works. From a survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions. This is A failure of the education system. The …

: Jon Loomer Digital, Jon Loomer: How to Use ChatGPT to Generate a Facebook Ads Strategy Can’t …

: Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023 - El Niño southern oscillation - …

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: Chokepoint Capitalism Adding: Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How …

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: AI and the Big Five – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

: Irish media need to be much more rigorous about their reporting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. …

: A Better Biden Doctrine - The New Republic

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: Important GDPR decision goes against Meta The news of yet another fine today for Meta is important not so much for the size of the fine, but …

: A string of unfortunate events - by Shaun Usher

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: Just noticed that I’ve now been using micro.blog to post to this tiny corner of the Internet …

: Tech predictions for 2023 and beyond - All Things Distributed

: gov.ie - Climate Action Plan 2023 Irish Government Climate Action Plan published yesterday.

: The curious case of the Latvian prime minister’s Irish accent – The Irish Times It’s all mounting …

: Get Yourself Some “No Men" - The Big Picture

: In Praise of Walking: A Poetic Manifesto for Our Simplest Instrument of Discovery, Transformation, …

: Absolutely fascinating to see so many links to posts on Mastodon showing up on Techmeme today.

: “Off with their heads!” said the Queen of Hearts. Seems an appropriate quote this …

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: The Cramped – Celebrating The Unique Pleasures of Analog Writing

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: Ciarán Cuffe: Global climate action is not just for COP

: Well done Don’t normally link to Twitter but nice to see our civil servants getting credit.

: Cop 27: EU tables ‘loss and damage’ proposal in bid to break summit stalemate – The Irish Times

: Have you noticed an increase in the number of houses for sale in your area? - David McWilliams Yes, …

: DSA: landmark rules for online platforms enter into force Progress. But it will take 3 months to …

: Listening to The Deepest Breath by Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin

: Is Space-Based Solar Power Ready for Its Moment in the Sun? - Scientific American

: Chartbook #171 Finance and the polycrisis (2) The global housing downturn.

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: The Google obstacle course Let’s say you want to properly log out of your Gmail account because you don’t want Google tracking …

: Enjoying the #Mastodaoine tag. Daoine is the Irish for people. If you’d like to follow more …

: Facebook letting more than 11,000 people go. This is beginning to feel like 2000-2001 which I …

: Listened to two interesting Rest is Politics Podcasts over the weekend. An interview with Julia …

: Been offline for a few days. Catching up feels like some tipping point was reached and accelerated …

: This week has opened my eyes on how its possible to follow people on Mastodon from here. Amid all …

: Postindustrial revolution: What Sheffield can teach us about true levelling up - Prospect Magazine

: ongoing by Tim Bray · How Much For Twitter? Makes sense to me. A license to like. mbnov.

: The European Project Is Now at the Mercy of the Weather

: The many branches of the Fediverse

: AlgorithmWatch - AlgorithmWatch, Nicolas Kayser-Bril: The fediverse is growing, but power imbalances …

: storm winds moon rising in the south east sky sea gulls slide gliding overhead while waves crash …

: Testing testing. About to figure out if this post will also appear on Fosstodon.

: Chilled bank holiday weekend

: Methane ‘Super-Emitters’ Mapped by NASA’s New Earth Space Mission - NASA In the data EMIT has …

: General Winter Knocks at the Door - by Lawrence Freedman

: Executive summary – World Energy Outlook 2022 – Analysis - IEA

: The end of the system of the world - by Noah Smith

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: The horror show in the UK is both instructive and a cautionary tale - David McWilliams

: Can’t get the Queen track Another One Bites the Dust out of my head today. And another one gone and …

: Unusually intense (for Dublin) thunder and lightning.

: Fintan O’Toole: The full, unexpurgated version of Up the ’Ra – The Irish Times I am old enough to …

: A day in the Life. Dublin Bay.

: Greece runs entirely on renewables for the first time in its history

: Autumnal amble

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: Finished reading: Disorder by Helen Thompson 📚 Not an easy read, but fascinating. Made me …

: [https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/2022/09/24/david-mcwilliams-the-ireland-is-crap-brigade-are-way- …

: Chartbook #154 Who is going to vote for Italy’s right-wing coalition?

: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars Terrain For example, we found a …

: Unselfing Social – The Marginalian Experiment. make the focus of one in every three things you …

: Opinion - China Is Writing the Story of the Climate Future - The New York Times Last year, China …

: The General Court largely confirms the Commission’s decision that Google imposed unlawful …

: Finished reading: Matter by Iain M. Banks 📚 Didn’t enjoy this one as much as I thought I …

: First day I’ve really noticed that the leaves are falling. Days are getting shorter.

: Gradually, then Suddenly - by Lawrence Freedman

: Why Does a Librarian Own a Social Media Site That’s Been Around for Longer Than Facebook? - …

: Climate Change Advisory Council: Annual Review 2022 Climate Change Advisory Council: Annual Review 2022 Linking to this directly as media report on the …

: China approves the world’s first inhaled COVID-19 vaccine, from Cansino - Fortune

: Irish Data Protection Commissioner fines Instagram €405m – The Irish Times For breaching children’s …

: Winter Many small businesses have been through a very difficult period since March 2020, but the State …

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: The Ukrainian Offensive Must Come in Stages - Royal United Services Institute Realistic appraisal.

: Generating Agency Through Blogging Instead we can think of blogging as “finding your people”, which …

: Crab and lobster shells could be used to make renewable batteries - Energy - The Guardian

: Energy price hikes: SSE Airtricity raises electricity prices by 39% and gas by 35.4% – The Irish …

: Heatwave in China is the most severe ever recorded in the world - New Scientist

: NASA’s Webb Detects Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere - NASA

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: We Need to Talk About How Good A.I. Is Getting - The New York Times

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: Finished reading: Liberalism and Its Discontents by Francis Fukuyama 📚 Struggled to finish this but …

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: Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns - Reuters Today, we are very …

: Hottest day on record in Ireland. 31.7C.

: VW really need to up their software game.

: ⛴️🚄How to travel from Dublin to London by ferry and rail – Michael Pidgeon Useful guide.

: Walking TOKIO TŌKYŌ TOKYO for Seven Days — Ridgeline issue 146 Signed up.

: Anger in Europe – Landgeist Fascinating. What is Finland doing right? And why the big difference …

: Been fascinated by this tree for a very long time.

: Legacy cities and the changing nature of the good life - Ethan Zuckerman

: Matsutake’s Journeys - The Breakthrough Institute

: The Metaverse Is Not a Place – O’Reilly It’s a communication medium.

: adaged.blogspot.com Grinder, Minder, Finder.

: I notice that today Google is promoting pixel buds on its home page. Have they promoted one of their …

: Chartbook #139 The battle for climate legislation in the US: making sense of the Manchin-Schumer …

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: The Fall of Facebook - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed At Ouch. So good. Follow it with The …

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: If you find yourself in Co. Leitrim, Fowley’s Falls is worth visiting.

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: The walk to Trá Mór. Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

: Cinnabar moth on the sand dunes.

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: Estonia: Warning the World About Russia - New Lines Magazine

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: Someday, I will write something about the tyranny of tech platforms.

: ESA - How to see Webb’s new images A preview tonight 11th July at 23:00 CEST. Lots more tomorrow.

: Analysis: Record-low price for UK offshore wind is four times cheaper than gas - Carbon Brief

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: The Digital Services Act: It’s time for Europe to turn the tables on Big Tech - AlgorithmWatch

: Boris Johnson has vandalised the political architecture of Britain, Ireland and Europe - Fintan …

: Fascinated by the way in which what used to be called newspapers are now more curators and …

: Surely, that’s the end for Johnson…

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: Finished reading: A Long Walk South by Sean Rothery 📚 I’d love to walk the section of the GR5 …

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: We don’t know ourselves - A conversation with Fintan O’Toole Really enjoyed this conversation …

: Chartbook #131 Calibrating the polycrisis - with the help of the Bank of International Settlements …

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: Defending Ukraine: Early Lessons from the Cyber War - Microsoft On the Issues This is an important …

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: Finished reading: Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) by Frank Herbert 📚 First read this years ago but …

: Just seen that the temperature has reached 42°C in Biarritz today. Struggling to comprehend what the …

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: Floodgate Many casual observers of solar have by now absorbed its supreme competitiveness— the relentless …

: The odd and worrying situation of the legal advice on the Northern Ireland Protocol – The Law and …

: Finished reading: This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends by Nicole Perlroth 📚 Compelling read. …

: How Should Big Tech Be Regulated?

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: Shell Wall Exterior wall covered in shells. Galicia.

: To respond to the biodiversity crisis, we need an ethic of care – The Irish Times

: Is the economy of Ireland half the size we thought? - Notayesmanseconomics’s Blog It’s …

: Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown - Fossil fuels - The …

: Brain imaging study suggests that drinking coffee enhances neurocognitive function This is my …

: The War Won’t End Until Putin Loses - The Atlantic

: Dervla Murphy, travel writer who lived an ‘adventurous life at the edge’, dies aged 90

: Cool drumming.

: The Roman Wall: Lugo If walls could talk. They must have seen a lot since the third century.

: Hospitales Route. Camino Primitivo.

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: Above the fog line Camino Primativo. Asturias.

: Dawn Chorus Asturias In full song this am.

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: Camino Primativo.

: Experimenting with video

: I took a train from Madrid to Oviedo today and was blown away by the landscape crossing the …

: Bluebell Bloom.

: Dalkey Island

: The Technium: 103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known Wisdom.

: ‘We are living in hell’: Pakistan and India suffer extreme spring heatwaves - Pakistan - The …

: Overlooking the Forty Foot

: Finished reading yesterday : We Are Bellingcat by Eliot Higgins 📚. Will be checking in on what …

: Solar farm development costs so far – Cliffski’s Blog Following with interest.

: NASA’s Webb In Full Focus, Ready for Instrument Commissioning – James Webb Space Telescope We are …

: How to Imagine Climate Futures - Long Now

: Turf Wars It’s deeply disturbing to watch the row going on in the Dáil about turf cutting and burning. …

: Free speech is not the same everywhere Given the news of the day re Twitter, it seems like good timing for the DSA. The DSA follows the …

: Liking Logseq + Devonthink combo.

: Playing my part – Analysis - IEA Every little helps.

: European State of the Climate summary 2021

: Feels like Summer in Dublin.

: Digital Services Act: Council and European Parliament provisional agreement for making the internet …

: That time of year for primroses brightening up ditches on the sides of rural roads.

: What is the future of social media? – On my Om

: Russia’s War in Ukraine Enters Its Decisive Moment - The Atlantic

: CODA (2021) - IMDb Watched. Loved.

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: Switch Off Putin The EU is sending half a billion euro to Russia every day. We need the few EU …

: Good news on power generation. Electricity Grid to Run on 75% Variable Renewable Generation Following Successful Trial The Ireland …

: Google believes it owns everything Google believes that it owns everything and its communications to business are really beginning to …

: ‘No savings, no pension’: Ten census ‘time capsules’ that people have made public We completed this …

: Russia’s Bucha “Facts” Versus the Evidence - bellingcat

: The West should have listened Address by H.E. Lennart Meri, President of the Republic of Estonia, at a Matthiae-Supper in Hamburg …

: Was surprised by the number of EV’s of all types in central London last weekend and the variety of …

: When a business model depends on your attention, you don’t get an option to say no, only .. maybe …

: ‘It’s a slam dunk’: Philippe Sands on the case against Putin for the crime of aggression - War …

: Go for it

: Chartbook #103 How refugees' need for cash exposes the limits of Euro sovereignty

: Healthcare services for Ukrainian nationals in Ireland - HSE.ie

: Names on a list: Fleeing Mariupol, one checkpoint at a time - AP News

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: St. Patrick’s Day 2022 Irish solidarity with Ukraine. Well done, Department of Foreign …

: Sunset below the clouds last night returning from Italy.

: Preparing for the first winter without Russian gas - Bruegel

: "Anonymous" Words fail me. Britain should refrain from criticising Ireland’s open-door policy towards Ukrainian …

: The economic story of 2022 will be the cost of living crisis - Notayesmanseconomics’s Blog

: TWO MILLION. Two million people, mostly women, children and elderly, forced to flee their country. …

: Actions not Words. Last night, on a call organised by the Irish Green Party organised for its members, we listened to …

: The Rest is Politics New Podcast from Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell from opposite political …

: Russia Must Lose We face a situation of enormous gravity, but a Russian win or an ambiguous outcome …

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: Thinking a lot about 1938 in Europe this evening.

: Watched La Grande Bellazze. Amazing lighting and cinematography. Almost every scene is a work of …

: Storm Eunice is coming tonight and early tomorrow. Cyclonic variable winds, veering northwesterly …

: Which end for the pot of gold?

: James Anderson on Masters in Business James Anderson on Why Fund Management Is ‘Broken’ - Bloomberg I’ve been listening to …

: Memo: The Case for QR – 2PM I’ve been convinced for a while now that QR codes are one way to …

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: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Album Release w Ronnie Foster, Grant Green Jr, Pete Fallico #Novotalk Ep 1 …

: 60,000 Amazon Sellers Exceeded $1M in Sales - Marketplace Pulse

: My God, It’s Full of Stars: An Animated Serenade to Hubble and Our Human Hunger to Know the Universe …

: Government has no instruments to combat inflation - David McWilliams

: Why the “Nick Clegg Law” is saying the quiet part out loud – Hi, I’m Heather Burns

: William Gibson’s Neuromancer: Does the Edge Still Bleed? - Tor.com Came across this and decided Its …

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: Mark Zuckerberg and team consider shutting down Facebook and Instagram in Europe if Meta can not …

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: Crypto, the Left, and Techno-Feudalism - Yanis Varoufakis & Evgeny Morozov in dialogue - mέta …

: What the truck - Americast Listened to this episode of Americast from the BBC this am. Great …

: Russian tensions explained: The David McWilliams Podcast Always interesting to hear a different …

: Today, for the first time in two years, It seemed to me that Dublin is recovering. People out …

: Just discovered and installed the micro.blog search plug in. Wow. It’s excellent. Thanks …

: Cookie consent pop ups foul the web and now fall foul of the law IAB Europe’s consent pop ups are unlawful These findings are the result of proceedings …

: U2 > News > ‘With love, Bono & Edge’ The acoustic performance captured at …

: Collections: Rome: Decline and Fall? Part II: Institutions – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry …

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: Fishermen plan to disrupt Russian military exercise Not a headline I expected to see today.

: Not a good time to be renewing commercial electricity contracts. Prices going through the roof which …

: Apart from wearing masks, all covid restrictions ending in Ireland from 6am tomorrow.

: Interview: Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO of Flexport R.P.: At one point this October, there were …

: Chartbook #68 Putin’s Challenge to Western hegemony - the 2022 edition.

: Muted and deferential, the UK’s scientists have failed the pandemic test - New Statesman

: Webb deployment complete Watched the launch nervously on Christmas morning and really looking …

: Encore une fois Idly wondering what Google’s and Facebooks budget lines for annual fines around the world are. …

: When the facts change.... 18,433 positive swabs, 52.12% positivity on 35,368 tests today. This should tell you that cases are …

: This is an absolutely fascinating essay/analysis on China’s main regions by Dan Wang. 2021 …

: Of Trees, Solitude, Love, Loss, and the Stubborn Symphony of Aliveness: The Best of Brain Pickings / …

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: After Vaccines: Where Covid Death Rates Have Risen - The Big Picture

: Continuations by Albert Wenger : Web3/Crypto: Why Bother? Who controls the database?

: Why it’s too early to get excited about Web3 – O’Reilly I first got involved in the web in 1997. I …

: Ireland ISAG Ireland - Christmas 2021 and COVID-19 UK Emergency Statement on Omicron Meanwhile in …

: The Craft App —A Year of Magical Linking - Robert Breen

: Thoughts on Omicron 1. It’s spreading so fast, it will be difficult to react effectively. 2. See the rate of change in …

: Not seeing the kind of urgent comms I would have expected from the Irish Government right now. …

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: From the statment of Scotland’s First Minister today. Indeed, I think we can now say with …

: Feels odd saying this as storm Barra slowly moves away, but we really need a windy Winter to reduce …

: This looks like a really serious storm thats going to hit us tomorrow.

: Omicron Post #4 - LessWrong

: Storm Barra arriving tomorrow. “STATUS RED - VIOLENT STORM WARNING FROM MIZEN HEAD TO LOOP …

: John Lanchester · As the Lock Rattles · LRB 4 December 2021

: Asteroid Busters So, last night I was watching the episode in the second series of The Expanse when the good guys …

: Can big tech ever be reined in? - Computing - The Guardian

: Today’s Links Reading Amazon’s Dark Secret: It Has Failed to Protect Your Data | WIRED On the subject of …

: The Next 500km+ Walk: Ten Cities Across Japan — Ridgeline issue 132 After two emails, I’m hooked. …

: Back to the Future So now we know. Having 90% of the population over the age of 12 fully vaccinated is not enough to …

: IFI@Home - IFI French Film Festival 2021 It must be almost two years since we were in the IFI. Will …

: The Metaverse Was Lame Even Before Facebook - The Atlantic

: The Next Cyberattack Is Already Under Way - The New Yorker

: Biometric and Behavioural Mass Surveillance in EU Member States

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: If a hospitality venue is found to not be checking COVID Certs on entry, it should be shut down …

: Etheral. Early morning on the Camino Frances 2013.

: Early Wheels.

: The Last Days of Intervention - Foreign Affairs While this is about Afghanistan, I can’t help but …

: Supply Lines II - by Gregor Macdonald - The Gregor Letter This analysis is really good. Europe …

: Can Nuclear Fusion Put the Brakes on Climate Change? - The New Yorker

: Trying to use Siri with CarPlay be like.. Voice recognition lift (courtesy BBC Scotland) with …

: Down. And out. Heads rise And look at the sky Surprise! It’s not fallen in.

: Opinion - Our constitutional crisis is already here - The Washington Post

: Daring Fireball: The Tragedy of Safari 15 for Mac’s ‘Tabs’ Totally agree.

: The touch of Luciano. Outside Gaiety Theatre Dublin.

: East and West Living in Ireland, just because of language, we tend to look to the West, to the US more than we …

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: Fumbling in the greasy till I am deep in the in the weeds at the intersection of Google Search Console, Analytics and Adwords …

: Ireland in Frame Fabulous street photography.

: Flying on Mars Is Getting Harder and Harder - NASA Mars Love reading about this.

: Listening to Live At KEXP! by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

: Sloe Time

: Seafog rolling in at Sunset.

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: The signals from Europe re the record fine of €225m for Whatsapp and the fine of up to €500m for …

: On the right track Hit a milestone this week. From Dad in his 80’s to my daughter in her early 20’s, the family are all …

: Lots of flags flying and good luck notices in East Cork this week ahead of the hurling final. Great …

: Ireland’s Eye.

: RTE is is failing the Irish public Here are two different headlines about the same piece of scientific research published in the …

: Please wait

: The Climate Crisis Newsletter I recommend subscribing to this.

: Twitter. Account Deactivated. A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with someone around the theme of how much calmer life seemed …

: Why there is no solution to our age of crisis without China This is really excellent.

: Amazon Fined 746 Million Euros Following Our Collective Legal Action – La Quadrature du Net Bravo, …

: Finished reading: A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler 📚 Loved it.

: Vaccine rollout going well now in Ireland. 84% of adults with at least one dose. 69.2% of adults …

: How RTÉ News is covering climate change The message has finally got through. There is so much more …

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: Audit Algorithms. By law, companies should be required to have their algorithms audited, just as their financials have …

: The gorse on Howth Head has been burning for weeks now. Another climate signal.

: Got my EU Covid digital cert, but surname spelt incorrectly. Wonder how often that happens.

: The politics of lies: Boris Johnson and the erosion of the rule of law

: The People’s Declaration

: Dublin Bay South by-election 2021 tally - Google Drive Excellent tally sheet for the count today. …

: The Irish Times view on Covid-19 in England: Boris Johnson’s let-it-rip policy Horrified by the UK …

: On the Dart.

: Spot the donkey.

: Old and New.

: Indoor dining postponed This is the right decision. There will be a lot of outrage, but it’s the correct thing to do. …

: Sligo Town We spent some hours in Sligo town last week during a break in the North West. The town has so much …

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: Ulysses - listen to the epic RTÉ dramatisation

: Landmark Litigation. Online advertising causes the world’s biggest data breach. We are going …

: Google agrees to advertising changes after €220M French antitrust fine – POLITICO Good that EU …

: Boris Johnson Knows Exactly What He’s Doing - The Atlantic Really good piece on BJ. Enjoyed it.

: Bog of the frogs.

: The real attention crisis – On my Om

: New Pop-up Newsletter — Kumano Kodō — Ridgeline issue 117 Am enjoying following along on this walk …

: Running Orders by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha - Poetry Foundation

: Want peace in Gaza? Here’s the four things that need to happen - Trócaire

: T.S. Shanbhag died of coronavirus on May 4th - The Economist A life well lived.

: How the cookie poisoned the web Good piece by Doc Searls

: Ransomware to the Pandemic Yesterday I read this essay by Zeynep Tufecki Battlestar Galactica Lessons from Ransomware to the …

: Busily sending Signal links to family and friends before deleting Whatsapp.

: Income inequality in Ireland at lowest recorded level, study finds Despite all the noise to the …

: Israel/ OPT: End brutal repression of Palestinians protesting forced displacement in occupied East …

: Art Show is mesmerising.

: Investment firms buy estate of 112 new houses in Dublin to rent out Finance and tax laws that enable …

: Adtech vs. iOS, explained - Open Rights Group Clear explanation from UK Open Rights Group.

: Just finished: Red Dust by Ma Jian 📚

: First Flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: Live from Mission Control - YouTube So exciting.

: Long-term Building in Japan. Japan’s Ise Shrine and Hōryū-ji Temple… - by Alexander Rose - Long Now …

: DRI Facebook Action - Digital Rights Ireland Digital Rights Ireland, who have a good track record, …

: DPC launches inquiry into Facebook in relation to a collated dataset of Facebook user personal data …

: Robert Watt may seek to rein in Tony Holohan Thoughtful piece. I had never heard of James Deeney.

: Changing the model In his post Is content moderation a dead end Benedict Evans writes Hence, I wonder how far the …

: Trading clunkers for electric bikes: France moves to offer financial incentive - Reuters Great idea.

: Thomas Zurbuchen: Adventures in Astrophysics The Knowledge Project Ep. #108 In this episode, Thomas and Shane discuss the origin of his passion for astrophysics, commercial …

: The Gaslighting of Science - Insight

: Unionism in a tailspin is bad for Unionism but it’s bad for everyone in Northern Ireland too… – …

: Clueless in California The Facts on News Reports About Facebook Data Utterly tone deaf. Private information about up to 1.5 …

: We live in hope

: Jimmy's Groove by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Testing linking to Bandcamp. Enjoying Jimmy’s …

: Looks like Spring but 5.5 degrees today.

: Other Voices - RTÉ PlayerTake some time out and listen to these Other Voices.

: There’s another pandemic under our noses, and it kills 8.7m people a year - Climate change - …

: Any day now, the Brent Geese will take off and begin their flight back to Canada.

: Evening Kitesurfers

: Inside a viral website - Not Fun at Parties This is great. Laughed out loud at the end. Well played.

: Your Work Peak Is Earlier Than You Think - The Atlantic This resonates with me. A good read.

: Siúcra Roxanna Nic Liam - YouTube ana mhaith ar fad

: The end of Silicon Valley as we know it This is the best essay that I have read in a very long time. …

: Quiet day out there.

: NASA Mission to Venus in 1978 May Have… - The Planetary Society Fascinating.

: Mick Herron’s Slough House – On my Omooh…had no idea that this was being developed as an …

: Europe’s trust in Britain has gone. We’re now a problem, not a partner - Brexit - The …

: ESA - Is the nearest star cluster to the Sun being destroyed? We know so little about so much.

: Climate Action Plan approved by Cabinet. This Climate Action Bill approved by the Cabinet today commits Ireland to getting to net zero by …

: Happy that I can write using Ulysses and post directly to micro.blog. Thanks to all who worked on …

: Beint vefstreymi frá eldstöðvunum - RÚV Live volcano in Iceland.

: RIP PLC: the rise of the ghost corporation - Prospect Magazine Good article by John Kay.

: Covid-19: ‘Temporary deferral’ of AstraZeneca vaccine rollout Hopefully temporary. Think everyone …

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: After finishing episode 3 S1 of For All Mankind, I’m hooked.

: The world would be a better place without Facebook. He got Facebook hooked on AI. Now he can’t …

: Calm

: Completely blown away by this image. Murmuration of starlings: How our stunning front-page …

: Finished reading Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré 📚 Enjoyed it.

: The American Abyss - The New York Times

: A little late Jack. The damage has already been done.

: Shocking. We opened hospitality for 3 weeks and this is the result. One of the most consequential …

: 2020 letter - Dan Wang This is a fascinating and informative piece on China.

: A Significant Agreement Finally. A deal. I still think the ultimate consequence of this will be an …

: Inside the Whale: An Interview with an Anonymous Amazonian Interesting view of Amazon from the …

: Bio Eats World: The Machine that Made the Vaccine - Andreessen Horowitz

: From Schooling to Space: Eight Predictions on How Technology Will Continue to Change Our Lives in …

: EMA recommends first COVID-19 vaccine for authorisation in the EU - European Medicines Agency Good …

: Winter Solstice - YouTube Awe inspiring. Livestream again tomorrow.

: Ordnance Survey Benchmark

: Given what the science tells us, opening pubs and restaurants earlier this month was an error. …

: Facebook Is a Doomsday Machine - The Atlantic

: France fines Google Ireland French CNIL fines Google Ireland €40m euro Am happy to see France take direct action against Google. …

: What Twitter can learn from Spotify Very thoughtful and informed analysis by Om Malik. My own use of …

: Small Data, Big Implications - Insight After six weeks of a level 5 lockdown, Ireland just moved …

: ESA - Gaia’s new data takes us to the Milky Way’s anticentre and beyond Cool science.

: My Phone Was Spying on Me, so I Tracked Down the Surveillants Eye opening.

: Leader: Reimagine the high street Much of this applies to Ireland as well. Good piece.

: Why is Apple’s M1 Chip So Fast?. Real world experience with the new M1… - by Erik Engheim - Nov, …

: China’s Chang’e 5 enters lunar orbit for historic attempt to return moon samples - Space …

: Still Waters

: Enjoying this evening Fip : écouter la radio Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Electro, Soul - Actualités et …

: Shopify’s BFCM Live Map

: Stacey Abrams on minority rule, voting rights, and the 2020 election - Vox Reading this makes me …

: Lungs inflate with salty still air Freighter has Bull wall on the bow Turn and head back down the …

: Puzzling over these shapes I stopped to wonder About the strength of the winds And the forces of …

: Gobsmacked at what I’m reading today. Some stoop so low When things don’t go their way. …

: Are we near the end Or the end of the beginning Of Autocracy There is nothing inevitable About …

: A rover rumbles slowly over the surface of Mars. And, look hey, on its way there is a red sports …

: Down into the forest, the path twisted and turned Shaped by countless others who passed between …

: Samhain 20 Storm Aiden lashing the window from the South West. Grey wild skies over the hedge. A …

: Killiney Bay.

: Autumnal

: Redrock

: NPHET recommends level 5. Shocked. I would not like to be a member of the Government having to make …

: Dusk

: Huddle

: Facebook says it may quit Europe Hurry up already. FB’s latest court action is the equivalent …

: Did scientists just find life on Venus?

: Balscadden

: RIP the rule of law in the UK Astonishing, but not surprising behaviour.

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: The future of Retail I’m thinking a lot about retail. 3 pieces that have caught my eye in the last few days. How to …

: Just finished reading: The Man Who Solved The Market: How Jim Simons Launched The Quant Revolution …

: Sunset

: [The French will have to build a wall … – Progressive …

: After the race. Howth 17

: How Covid-19 Signals the End of the American Era - Rolling Stone “No empire long endures, even if …

: Restrictions on Kildare, Laois and Offaly could be extended to other counties, NPHET warns If meat …

: On not opening pubs Am relieved the Government has delayed phase 4 reopening. I feel for pub owners that don’t offer …

: TikTok and the Sorting Hat — Remains of the Day Interesting read.

: The Scholar’s Stage: The World That China Wants (III): Taking Chinese Communism Seriously …

: Fire and Fawning Good questions from Scott Galloway.

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: Adam Tooze · Whose century? After the Shock · LRB 30 July 2020 Interesting read.

: BenBulben Forest Walk..

: First time outside the city in 5 months Ben Bulben

: Michael Clifford: Our tricolour under siege once again Well said Mick.

: So, the Privacy Shield is dead So, the Privacy Shield is dead. I’ve never been under the illusion that the US or other third …

: National Snapshot

: British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn - BBC News Read that yesterday and …

: It’s time to end the Airbnb effect on Dublin’s housing supply I agree with this. In fact, i would …

: Got half way through “A Very Stable Genius” but had to give up. You just know it’s going to be more …

: Italia ‘90 - when we were kings (and queens) Brilliant, brilliant piece by Tommie Gorman. We …

: Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton dies aged 85 Sad to hear Jack “Put em under …

: Opinion - Zuckerberg and Facebook Never Fail to Disappoint - The New York Times Meaty.

: COVID Tracker App - Ireland’s Coronavirus Contact Tracing App Installed.

: An Open Letter to Micheál Martin - 2 Irelands together Great letter to An Taoiseach.

: Why China’s Race For AI Dominance Depends On Math - The National Interest Fascinating.

: The everyone economy: how to make capitalism work for all - Financial Times

: UK report on Online Platforms and Digital Advertising. “The concerns we have identified in these markets are so wide ranging and self- reinforcing …

: Reading this makes me wonder about the long term implications for Intel in Ireland. Apple Drags The …

: Passed a camper van yesterday and the thought struck me that the next year will be good for camper …

: Something very off about Ryanair running radio ads promoting holiday flights while the chief medical …

: Forgotten, but not gone.

: Lex in depth: Examining the slave trade — ‘Britain has a debt to repay’ - Financial Times

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: Vote Yes On Thursday last, I took part in the Green Party special convention to discuss the Program for …

: Michael Clifford is one of our best journalist. This is another very timely piece from him. Michael …

: Bloomsday.

: The smell of diesel is is the air again.

: Important to understand how destructive it is. Termite Capitalism: how private equity is undermining …

: Essential Reading. Why Do Republican Leaders Continue to Enable Trump? - The Atlantic

: Ignore the austerity ‘jihadis’. Here’s an alternative economic strategy - David McWilliams

: Sunset Dublin 1st June. High tide.

: Timely article. We can see clearly now where populism leads. Populist politics in all but name is …

: ‘This man knows he’s dying as surely as I do’: a doctor’s dispatches from …

: Good piece. Platforms in an Aggregator World – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

: “The end of an American led system” Annual German Ambassadors’ Conference 2020: Opening remarks by …

: Open Letter on “confidential” dealings in Facebook case

: Keynes and the Good Life - The American Prospect

: In a great piece, One writer I respect, Om Malik, references an article written by another writer I …

: Plague Trails - Out of Eden Walk

: A new planet is born, perhaps. What will it be like a billion years from now? ESO Telescope Sees …

: Today, I noticed more people cycling than I ever have before. Dublin is changing for the better.

: Doordash and Pizza arbitrage More plaftorm bull***. Some of the comments below the article are even …

: NPHET needs to bite the bullet and mandate that everyone must wear some form of face covering while …

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: Out for a walk earlier this morning on a quiet road, I noticed myself keeping a set distance behind …

: Consider this, before buying on Amazon. ongoing by Tim Bray · Bye, Amazon

: The inevitable has happened. – On my Om

: About to repoint a domain to the Shopify platform, this caught my attention. There are no easy …

: This is brilliant writing that completely captures the reality of small business. My Restaurant Was …

: Been a while since I saw one of these.

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: Completely agree with Karlin. It’s time to ban websites from gathering our personal data

: A lot to unpack here. Some of his thinking I agree with. DiEM25’s Vision of Europe for the …

: Silent Dublin. Monday 20th April. 2020.

: Interesting data on what’s happening in the UK economy. Corona shock

: Interesting read on the future of media. mondaynote.com Updated to include this How I’d …

: Scott Galloway is never a boring read. Always provocative, always makes you think. Post Corona: The …

: Really liked John Naughton’s description today of the twin problems of the British system …

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: The Brent Geese will be leaving us soon.

: Interesting data from the Central Bank. Spending on debit and credit cards and ATM withdrawals could …

: The joint document from FF/FG is a good starting point for Government formation. There is much that …

: Just read about Trump suspending WHO funding. No words. U.S should be viewed as a rogue state until …

: My Twitter timeline seemed a lot calmer this morning. Then I remembered I had muted the “C” word and …

: If you are trying to understand what’s been going on in the Financial markets over the last month, …

: Spring

: Hey Microsoft. I PAY you for a family 365 account. When I log out of Outlook, I don’t want to …

: Does Asia do Capitalism better? Interesting point from John Authers daily newsletter “Points of Return”last week. …

: Another three weeks. Stay strong. Stay safe and stay at home. twitter.com

: This piece is both excellent and deeply worrying. Adam Tooze · Shockwave: The World Goes Bust · LRB …

: Mask Wars More masks for France Fewer masks for France US accused of modern day piracy What have we become? …

: Sad to hear of the passing of Jack Schofield the Guardian’s Ask Jack tech columist.

: The Green Party must grow up As a green party member, I am exasperated. We are in the middle of a once in a century crisis and …

: Venus over Crescent moon tonight.

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: Ireland. Everybody must Stay at Home

: Current social distance reading status.

: Beautiful day at the end of a difficult week.

: St Patrick’s Day statement by An Taoiseach Strong and reassuring statement to the nation this St. Patrick’s day 2020 by An Taoiseach. The …

: Ireland’s action plan in response to Covid-19

: Fundraiser by Feed The Heroes : Feed the Heroes

: That moment when you pull up at a pump to put petrol in the car and you realise that you should be …

: All schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close in Ireland from 6pm this evening. All …

: Zero Trust Information – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

: In a week where people are anxiously re-thinking how to work and live while protecting those closest …

: Riders on the beach

: Science and and common sense prevail. St Patrick’s Day parades cancelled. €2bn aid package …

: Oil Crash Turbulent times. Oil prices crashing. Markets crashing. Oil Fall The Gregor Letter. Assessing the …

: Act Now Given the situation in Italy, we need to take immediate decisive action to flatten the curve. …

: It feels like the quiet before the storm. Spending the weekend thinking preparation. But so many …

: “The health of America and the wealth of America could be on a collision course” David McWilliams: …

: The Largest Solar Power Plant in Europe (For Now)

: With the correct policies, we can resolve this. Dermot Desmond: Everyone has a right to a home. Here …

: Signs of Spring. First sight of a magpie with twig. Nest building.

: Tasc Report - Exploring household debt in Ireland As cross party talks get underway in Ireland to attempt to form a Government, all politicans should …

: With recent moves to more home working, why we can’t distribute knowledge work throughout the …

: Google staff in Dublin, all 8,000 of them, to work from home tomorrow twitter.com

: We are what we consume. Watching From Afar - The Big Picture

: A note to the Irish Times The way you construct headlines for digital as opposed to print is poor and at times misleading. …

: HSE information on Coronavirus is clear, practical and the best source of information in Ireland. …

: Dystopian. In Coronavirus Fight, China Gives Citizens a Color Code, With Red Flags - The New York …

: In an effort to keep myself informed, I’ve created this Covid-19 Twitter list.

: Who had the vision to create this?

: This resonates with me. Please be quiet: my search for a noise-free life - Life and style - The …

: William Gibson on the apocalypse: “it’s been happening for at least 100 years”

: Leap day is also hunker down out of storm Jorge day. Red alerts in the West.

: Nope. I’m not going to leap from the balcony today.

: Look out below! Ulster Museum Belfast

: Seems we have a new moon that’s about the size of a car orbiting the Earth, but maybe not for …

: Enjoying music together. Fête de la Musique is for me the best day of the year to be in France. It’s …

: Life as a Facebook moderator: ‘People are awful. This is what my job has taught me’

: Swinging the vote from The Markup. Which political emails arrive in your main inbox and which get …

: No escape for the bulls in this bar in Cadiz.

: Does Germany need a new business model? Germany needs a new business model - David McWilliams I’m not sure that Germany needs a new business …

: email addresses and razor blades. by Ben Thompson.

: For someone, this boot became a hurdle to overcome and so was left behind.

: John Creedon playing great music.

: Double trouble.

: Interior of Milano Centrale the largest railway station in Europe by volume.

: Will the UK go Rogue on Northern Ireland? – Progressive Pulse

: Spectacle Collection

: No one writes as well about Facebook as Karlin. Don’t be fooled by Facebook’s ‘regulate us, please’ …

: Looking into a replica of a European Space Agency Lab that is part of the ISS orbiting the Earth …

: You couldn’t make this story up. Drug dealer loses codes for €53.6m bitcoin accounts

: Listened to an episode of the new BBC podcast on the US election, Americast. Maybe, it will help me …

: Fascinating. What other discoveries lie ahead? Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning …

: Scale

: Circular Space

: In theory, I oppose croissants for breakfast…but..this one..

: It was pretty cool and wet out there as the train moved through the countryside.

: They rest at the foot of the Round Tower.

: Slice of life from a street in Italy this am. Very elderly lady stands on footpath next to a …

: What is he trying to tell me?

: 15/30. Balance is the word that came to mind when this wheelbarrow caught my eye three stories up.

: 14/30. Can almost feel the Warmth

: The high cost of living was one of the themes of the election. Thought more about it this morning in …

: The towers of Bologna rise to the sky. Some a little more precariously than others.

: Facebook will never learn. DPC statement on Facebook dating feature - 12/02/2020 - Data Protection …

: Landed in Italy this morning en route to a trade fair. Was thinking about the word of the day …

: This is an incredible essay. If you only read one thing today, read this by Paraic O’ Donnell. The …

: I recommend the Gregor Letter to anyone interested in energy.

: I can say this with a plain face. 🍰

: A thought occurred to me this morning. If Simon Coveney had won the FG leadership after Enda Kenny …

: It’s a sign that the King once stood here.

: Sinn Féin Surge Negotiations to form a Government are going to be very difficult. SF won’t fear another election, …

: The worst of storm Ciara has passed through and there is a lull in the rain, but not for very long.

: Our family just voted in the General Election. The contrast in voting intentions compared to even 10 …

: With the wind today 67% of Ireland’s electricity is from renewables right now. And this before storm …

: Above the city

: We plant our foot beside the arrow and ponder what lies ahead on the path to Santiago. Camino …

: Let’s hide the twig.

: Change for better or worse? The polls show a major shift to Sinn Fein in the last week by people seeking change. Unless we elect …

: Can you spot the butterfly? It’s becoming more difficult because of our Biodiversity Crisis

: Reflect

: The sight of a flock of Brent Geese over Dublin Bay stopped me in my tracks.

: Fly me to the moon..

: Dublin, the most congested city in Western Europe. Certainly feels like it at times. greennews.ie

: Irish Banks selling ATMs Bank of Ireland and AIB are trying to sell off some of their non branch ATM’s. This will mean …

: Wandering

: This is not Smart Sonos Like many others in the last few days, I received an email from Sonos which had the title “your …

: Green Party Campaign launch in Dublin Bay North Last evening, I went to David Healy’s campaign launch for the Dublin Bay North constituency for the …

: And we’re off. The Irish General Election will be held on Saturday, February the 8th. I think …

: Listened to two Podcasts while out walking at the weekend. First, USA, Iran and the three M’s …

: This is such a good and thoughtful piece by Fergal Keane. www.e-pages.dk RIC row threatens to drag …

: Google lost its way. I’m tired of Google. In the beginning I bought in to the “do no evil” …

: Parts of Bull Island being eroded.

: Dublin Bay Sunset

: A coupe of weeks late to this Episode but was really interesting from David McWilliams. …

: French radio station www.fip.fr playing an eclectic mix of very chilled Jazz this Christmas Eve.

: Tides out.

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