Monday, March 30, 2015

Pillow Talk: Australia's most dangerous public service workplace

“I like to read about people who have done nothing spectacular, who aren’t beautiful and lucky, who try to behave well in the limited field of activity they command, but who can see, in the little autumnal moments of vision, that the so called ‘big’ experiences of life are going to miss them; and I like to read about such things presented not with self-pity or despair or romanticism, but with realistic firmness and even humour.” 
~ Reflections on Cold River

Dark matter even darker than once thought ESA/Hubble

The format that humour takes is very important; it is generally delivered in short sharp bursts so advertising is the ideal platform, more so with today’s shorter attention spans. Where advertising is interruptive, humour is a way of providing some sort of payback in exchange for your attention  The Psychology of Humour in Advertising

Canberra's Parliament House has emerged as Australia's most dangerous place to be a public servant. Official figures reveal that riding a desk on Capital Hill with the Department of Parliamentary Services is riskier than battling crims with the Australian Federal Police or taking to the high seas with the Customs service
Australia's most dangerous public service workplace

The Irish Independent has gathered response from several Irish young people who love to talk about being Irish. The Irish on YouTube are flagging themselves with #WhatItMeansToBeIrish, both there and on Twitter. 

A lawyer shows up at a ‘right-to-work’ hearing. And … cue the laughter. Upworthy

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts fiftieth report covers tax avoidance and the HMRC's approach to prosecutions Report of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on tax avoidance and improving tax collection

Learning to See Data New York Times

Of course the number of staff at HMRC matters when it comes to collecting 

Top UK industrialist channelled millions through obscure company