Tuesday, April 11, 2017

French E*ections – ExtraMural Poster Wars

We know so very little; so little that what we think to be knowledge is hardly worth reckoning with at all; instead we ought to settle for being pleasantly surprised if, on the edge of things, against all expectations, our assumption should be disproved.If it turns out we know just a fragment of the world.

AH! FRANCE: French Elections – Poster Wars

Fake news: Five French election stories debunked


In less than two weeks’ time, France will go to the polls. The first round of voting to choose François Hollande’s successor is on 23 April, followed by the runoff between the top two candidates on 7 May. The outcome will shape France and the EU, and will have an immense bearing on the matrix of European relationships into which Brexit Britain is now beginning to feel its way. The importance of this contest cannot be overstated – but nor can the uncertainty about its outcome.

I’M NOT HAPPY WITH THE INTERNET OF THINGS: Researcher: 90% Of ‘Smart’ TVs Can Be Compromised Remotely

A Slovak Finally Makes It On Forbes Billionaires List, But Czechs lead the way with Six Imrich souls   ...

Vinegarette via Late John Clarke:
In his most recent column for Meanjin he wrote about a visit to a florist, where he mulled over the selection before settling on "a swag" of lilies.
The owner of the store hazarded he'd been "out of the florist game for a while", a conclusion he'd reached because people had "pretty much given up the term 'swag' these days" in favour of "bunch".
Clarke wasn't offended by the correction. He was tickled by it, maybe even moved by the acuity of a fellow observer of humanity and its funny ways and curious turn of phrase.
"I'll be going back there," he wrote. "He's good."

John Oliver reminds us of the cost of gerrymandering.

Here Are The Canadian Cities With The Most Empty Homes


Fill "em up - The Big Issue launches empty buildings campaign ...


Empty properties a 'big issue' - Australian Financial Review

Don’t over-plan and don’t get bogged down by consensus-seeking, says Singapore’s public sector innovation minister. He sets out his four key principles to boost new ideas. 'Think big, start small, act fast’: public sector innovation, Singapore style