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2017 Q1: What is the politics of the social media age?
Context: 2017 Questions . Pretty much everything I've believed in and championed over the last 15
years in terms of blogging, social media, freedom for anyone to speak
out without gatekeepers etc. has come true. And the
result is what we've seen in 2016 ...
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Policies not Deals
David Weinberger has a good blog-post on why Dealmaker Trump is a bad idea.
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Sites back up ...
OK ... sites back up ...
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David Blanchflower : GDP per head is up just over 1% since 2008 and real wages are still 7%
below their level at the start of the Great Recession in 2008. The
problem is that many who voted leave thought this was all about
immigration and EU rules, where...
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A Blood-stained Three-ring Circus
Dianne Abbott is good here .
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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn
I'm not doing Platform Wars any more. But this seems big enough to deserve a comment. (quoting my Quora answer ) Microsoft has a history of buying fairly big, reasonable tech. brands that OUGHT to offer them an interesting direction to evolve strategically ...
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So ... 2017
2016 was a hell of a year. Though, so far, I'm not too personally affected. (For which I am truly grateful.) I'm not into reviews of last year (most people probably think "thank God that's over ... OMFG what's coming next?") or too many resolutions / promis...
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Harden your hearts and sacrifice your values - you were made for a nicer world than this, but you are made of food, and god is really busy. — Vinay Gupta (@leashless) November 9, 2016
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Servers down
It seems all my servers are down ... giving DNS errors. Some problem with the name provider I think ... Will keep you all posted.
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Bashibazouks
Momus is seriously pissed off with Brexit. And enlisting a world-class vituperator to help him express his rage. :-) Meanwhile there's a 30 year retrospective album of Momus songs coming out, selected by the man himself. Thoughts on the tracklist. I see why...
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On Corbyn
So, my official position on the insurgency against Jeremy Corbyn from his own cabinet. As, so often these days, in the form of a Quora answer to the question : Are people calling for Jeremy Corbyn to step down after Brexit delusional? Un-fucking-believably ...
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