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Captures why I get so annoyed at everyone buying the cheapest food, destruction of farm land for more houses, roads and so on.
War, pestilence, even climate change, are trifles by comparison. Destroy the soil and we all starve
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I watched a movie, Interstellar which reminded me of you. About some of the discussions we had in the past about exactly this subject. In the movie the population also loses everything due to a plight and everyone ends up becoming farmers because in the end that's the most important thing for the subsistence of a civilization. Then when they notice that farming is not going to last because the plight is worse than expected, the only solution is to go interstellar. Great movie, you should watch. +Jennifer Sorge 
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Ban the stupid email disclaimer signature! I'm for it.
An MP calls for an end to "useless" legal disclaimers at the bottom of emails, saying they lead to "forests' worth of paper" being wasted.
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I just read another story discovered through https://news.ycombinator.com/ and whilst it has a quite sizeable number of UK based stories usually due to the BBC news it did make me wonder if there's any more dedicated UK and or EU covering sites available?
Evidence my ISP is making money from tracking its customers (haydenjameslee.com). 162 points by haydenjameslee 3 hours ago | 78 comments. 2. My Nerd Story (skinnywhitegirl.com). 115 points by kyledrake 2 hours ago | 85 comments. 3. Why the world needs OpenStreetMap (emacsen.net) ...
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I wonder how the public gets to be part of these talks considering the public - electorate - are surely the biggest interested party as a single group.
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I'm lost for words for how horrendously obnoxious this seems. Can anyone seriously think this is a good thing for consumers? It just appears like a cartel trying to kill their biggest (only?) rival.
Rockstar paid $4.5 billion for Nortel patents, and has launched a major attack.
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I was looking to see if it's possible to get a bicycle made (not just "designed") in Britain.
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I like the idea.. Which made me wonder how a bycicle designed by Dison would look like...
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Unf**k your feet with a pair of shoes designed specifically to let them move naturally. Go barefoot #forfootsake  #vivobarefoot  bit.ly/fcckyourfeet 
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Does it translate to the UK?
Idaho already lets cyclists do this. Research and common sense say that their law should go nationwide.
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Liked this having received abuse from cars almost every time I've ridden solely on roads. Funny how being in an expensive box seems to make people think they have greater importance than people who aren't. The penultimate paragraph mentions obeying the rules and the way car drivers always have a go at cyclists as ignoring the rules - it just made me think of the St Ives crossing where almost every time I'm there cars come through the lights on red. #cycling  
Steven Herrick: Wear Lycra, and you are likely to attracted unwarranted insults. What is it about the material which makes motorists so angry? It's so little fabric for so much abuse
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I'll take a closer look at this as a possible next phone.
Are you tired from all those closed mobile platforms? Do you want to truly own your device with ability to do whatever you want, just like you do with your PC? The Neo900 project aims to provide a Fremantle (Maemo™ 5) compatible successor of N900, with faster CPU, more RAM and LTE modem, ...
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But I do like having a real keyboard on my N900.
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Since when did modern government pay attention to evidence anyway?
Research shows that indiscriminate monitoring fosters distrust, conformity and mediocrity
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Bee helpfull
Solarcentury and Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) are partnering to promote the use of solar parks in alleviating the plight of the bumblebee, which has declined dramatically. The partnership will promote the development of bee-friendly environments by creating bio-diverse spaces in and ...
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