|Blues of Arras Porcelain|
|The Purple Past of Arras ...|
Greg Inglis reveals secret son
Father Figures: Profiling The Quintessential Aussie Dad
Nielsen, 4/9/15. The analysis paints a picture of a father who is sports mad, likes to share a beer with mates, enjoys electronic games and going to the movies to take in the latest action flick, loves his pooch and has big plans for home renovations in the next 12 months.
|At the Crossroads in the Swamps of Jervis Bay Sep 2014|
I shouldn't say this; I'm gonna get killed. But it's a dig at my ex-wife for not letting me see my kids and now they're grown-up adults and they're like strangers, you know. Cold Wind is just a song about separation.
You'll never be separate from your memories, but you can't cuddle memories, you know, like your daughter or your grandson or your granddaughter, you know.
That was my younger sister. She passed away in 1992 and she had a massive heart attack and, yeah. And I believe in the other side, the other side is just a heartbeat away and it's just a thought away and she's there today happy and all that. And I know one day I'm gonna see her again and as I say, we'll, you know, forevermore, maybe not for a few 1,000 years or whatever, but we'll go somewhere together, we'll be somewhere together, yeah Cold Wind: Life According to Frampi (sic)
|Red Faces at Jervis Bay|
|Walkabout (jb sep 2014)|
I am named after the daughter my father lost.
|Trying to Hide from the world (jb sep 2014)|
|Gorgeous Swamp Based Duck Family (jb sep 2014)|
|Yellow Fever by Cold Sprinkler (jb Se 2014)|
...their faces misted and revealed
in the steel of it, their moment passing,
passing; nothing but sleep in their eyes.
~ Natasha Trethewey
TMZ called the pictures part of a “crazy death wish cliff workout”. Lutz said Palm Beach was “stunning”.
Of all the predators implicated in man-eating events, none conjures up more intense dread than the shark on Antipodean beaches. It is certainly terrifying to be confronted by a bear deep in the Vrbov woods, or a tiger in some remote Loharan village in India, but it is, perhaps, of some small comfort to know that a single shot from a rifle can thwart the danger from such a visible terrestrial predator. It is quite another issue, however, to imagine being a shipwrecked sailor, a surfer, or a beach bather about to be attacked, dismembered, and consumed by a dark, black-eyed monster with razor-sharp teeth, viselike jaws, and sandpaper-like skin...
Rebound comes a year after being cleared of phone-hacking charges Brooks returns as News Corp’s UK chiefEgyptian court sentences Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison
Wilson Security guards handcuffed asylum seeker boy on Nauru as a 'joke'
How Wall Street’s Bankers Stayed Out of JailThe probes into bank fraud leading up to the financial industry’s crash have been quietly closed. Is this justice?
|Obsession with Doors - In Cesky Krumlov MMII (See Also Hluboka)|
I am glad I was forced to live in “book culture” and “meat space’ for my first forty years. Or maybe thirty-five years would have been enough. People these days have lost the sense of information being scarce, and counterintuitively that makes it harder for them to develop profound thoughts. It’s like practicing chess by asking the computer right away, all the time, what the right move is.
[and later] …contemporary academic is overly bureaucratized and there is a very good chance I would [if I were starting today] look for another model of success and contentment. It is an open question whether or not I could find one. Whatever its limitations, there is still a followable formula for academic success, which of course is part of the problem.
Other topics include when is the best age to live in various parts of the world, Alban Berg and Rilke, Marc Andreessen, my one hidden talent, Rene Girard, labor market networks, optimal travel into the past, and which is the most underrated or overrated wisdom tradition. Do read the whole thing.
10 excuses for being absent from Bersih – Edward Beruang Malaysian. Big demo against President Najib, the guy with the mysterious $700 million in his personal bank account. Note that a Najib government would have had to sign TPP.
New NSW laws announced to combat council corruption amid a rise in complaints
UK Tax fraud investigator 'stole £150000 in VAT scam
Advisen, 20/8/15. "What's striking is that since 2012, all organic recalls have been driven by bacterial contamination, like salmonella, listeria and hepatitis A, rather than a problem with a label," Mr. Pollack said. "This is a fairly serious and really important issue because a lot of consumers just aren't aware of it."
Friday, September 04, 2015
Last Tuesday, a group calling itself “Impact Team” followed through on its threat to release data it had stolen from Ashley Madison, an internet service that facilitates encounters between people interested in having extramarital affairs. The data included information on approximately 37 million people who had signed up for the site (see news reports at Wired and The New York Times, for example).
Philosophers on Ashley
The Ashley Madison Hackers Just Released a Ton of Stolen Data Gizmodo. We said Ashley Madison = extortion futures.
The Evolution of Magazine Covers
Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra offer a fascinating look at how magazines have changed (or not changed, New Yorker,) over time.
Jeff Bezos Assures Amazon Employees That HR Working 100 Hours A Week To Address Their Complaints Onion
What Amazon Didn’t Understand About Overwork The Nation
|Obsession with Doors - Praha MMXII|
Posh doors versus poor doors
ZDnet, 23/8/15. New Deloitte study asserts technology has created more jobs than those destroyed. IT opportunities have grown substantially, but will automation, cloud and mobile sustain or reverse this trend?
*Report - Technology and people: The great job-creating machine
Civil unrest is already happening in America and it could get a lot worse in 2016 Business Insider
George A. Akerlof – Phishing for Phools Chronicle of Higher Education
Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science Scien2
- Retrotopia: Dawn Train from Pittsburgh The Archdruid
Exclusive: Read Julian Assange’s Introduction to The Wikileaks Files Gizmodo
- The day macroeconomics changed Mainly Macro. “[I]f I cannot understand something, it is best to assume it does not exist. [Not.]”