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Glendale's chief arson investigator was arrested for arson. John Orr was charged with setting multiple wildfires, including one that destroyed 67 homes. In his house was the draft of a novel about an arsonist firefighter who got turned on by setting blazes.
Why Would Someone Deliberately Start A Wildfire?: LAist
PM Turnbull warns of 'perfect cyber storm'
India, Bangladesh and Nigeria are among the countries targeted by Australian universities - but there are risks.
How the Bandidos have carved a brutal and bloody history in Australia
- Canada refugee board agreed Australian authorities had put Stevan Utah's life at risk
- International law expert says refugee ruling is unprecedented
- Failure by Australian authorities branded corrupt and inept
- Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) accepted evidence that there were murder contracts placed on Mr Utah's life after he was recruited by the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) for a national operation against bikie gangs
IN MANY WAYS, IT IS IN FACT THE OPPOSITE: Sympathy is Not Respect
The trial over The Trial. German scholars argued that Kafka’s manuscripts belonged to Germany; Israeli scholars disagreed. Then things got contentious... more. Kafkaesque
I THINK STEPHEN GREEN IS WAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE ON THIS: Embracing päntsdrunk, the Finnish way of drinking alone in your underwear. “To Americans, drinking alone can sound, well, lonely, but the Finns see a solitary drink at home in your skivvies as a form of self-care.” Well, the Finns
Amid heat wave, rare flamingos lay first eggs in 15 years Boston
On Twitter this morning, Craig Mod asked:
What’s the best conference talk/public speech you’ve seen? Topic can be anything. Just the most engaging talk you’ve been present for?And bonus points: Is there any one particular speaker who’s so good you make an effort to see?
Our internet keeps getting faster, but the websites we're going to aren't: This is the bullshit web.
TED TALK From CBC’s This Is That, a satirical presentation that is
I’m now going to come back to the center of the stage and give you some unremarkable context about how I became a thought leader. If it’s ok with you, I’d like to pace while telling you this story.
I chuckled throughout this, but deep down I’d love to have the stage presence to give a talk like this. Whenever I’ve done talks in the past, my brain always convinces me that I’m about to be eaten by a lion — “flee flee flee!” — and I end up doing my best impression of the squeaky-voiced teen from The Simpsons.
Tech Foresight: “A dashboard of 100 wonderful, weird (and possibly worrying) ways the world might change in the foreseeable future. The purpose of this publication is to make individuals and institutions future ready. Also, to make people think, at least periodically. It is a mixture of prediction and provocation intended to stimulate debate, but be aware that other elements should always be considered when assessing potential impact, especially the wider psychological and regulatory landscape in which technologies exist
The political precariat
"More than twenty years before Emma Husar’s alleged misbehaviour, our correspondent had his own experience of the precarious life of a political staffer." (Inside Story)