Linkdump Jan 2017

I’ve been using twitter to capture my linkdumps. But i’ve never really liked using twitter. I think it has use as a broadcast medium (if you have 10-100’s of thousands of followers), but is a terrible content firehose unless you follow maybe only 8 people and i’m not fussed about capturing running commentaries on, well, anything really.

Twitter is a great thing for certain types of real time information, so I won’t be deleting my account.It was the only relevant news source during the London riots, for example, that gave me the comfort to go back to bed safe in the knowledge that my street wasn’t going to get overrun. But I am going to try and revisit using this blog as my online home again, capturing mostly linkdumps admittedly, but hopefully getting some writing going again too.

To that end this 1st dump will be somewhat retrospective and will capture most of what I’ve dumped to twitter over the last year. Favourites marked.

The overton window and Brexit

Favourite: Love Bladerunner? Read this. Typeset loveliness

An old fashioned scandal. Light relief considering more recent controversies.

Working for the on demand economy

Yolandi

Ninja

The worst men on the internet

Favourite: An AI wrote this short movie

The soviet internyet

$50 of wonderful crap from Shenzen

A bleak perspective of a Trump presidency

Technology in rural America

Guns and computers, mad things in US regulation

Killing things in the name of conservation

Electric cars

The most exclusive restaurant in America

Thiel and Gawker

Nassim Taleb – how to own a person (legally)

Great big lakes are like batteries

The twitter founding story

The end of Roger Ailes

Peter Thiel – contrarian or inconsistent self serving power grab

Desalination

Trolling in Epic Mafia

Formalised Russian trolling?

The people Dylan Roof knew

Favourite: The old days and expense accounts

Favourite: The best war reporter of his generation

Its from 1964 but this will help you understand American politics

Favourite: Short fiction – One Star

The most British thing

Little green men

Favourite: Rent extraction – points of control

Ben Evans – thinking about cars

Hacking the Ukrainian power grid

Companies more powerful than some nation states

Estonia e-residency

Favourite: Commoditsed container shipping

Favourite: Short fiction – the end of data

Stephen Wolfram and the box of a million souls

Favourite: Learning to speak Lingerie

Edward Luttwak

Favourite: American boomtowns

Idlewords trip to Antartica

Would you do what a robot told you to

Your parents were spies

Favourite: The LIbertarian Police Department

The blockchain

Favourite: open source and proprietary software a precautionary tale

The MOVE bombing in Philadelphia

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