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Inside: Boy, gig companies sure hire disastrously sloppy lawyers; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/06/15/sim…

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This week (Jun 15/16) I'm speaking in #London at the @CMAgovUK Data Technology and Analytics conference

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Boy, gig companies sure hire disastrously sloppy lawyers: $100m flushed down the drain in Massachusetts.

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Inside: Adventure Capitalism; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/06/14/thi…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover of the PM Press edition of Raymond B Craib's 'Adve
This week (Jun 15/16) I'm speaking in #London at the @CMAgovUK Data Technology and Analytics conference

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Adventure Capitalism: A history of "Libertarian Exit" movements.

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Inside: Podcasting "Regulatory Capture"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/06/13/pub…

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This week (Jun 15/16) I'm speaking in #London at the CMAgovUK Data Technology and Analytics conference

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Podcasting "Regulatory Capture": My column about the difference between a left and a right theory of sound regulation.

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Inside: Podcasting "Regulatory Capture"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/06/13/pub…

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NEW: @UKHSA published the first technical briefing on #monkeypox - bit.ly/3xhPcmF
As of 8 June there were 336 confirmed cases in the UK, 224 of those in #London (81% of cases), a figure we’re taking very seriously. Partners across London have come together at pace..
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..working collaboratively, liaising with event organisers, venues, community organisations and the public to raise awareness of this new and unusual outbreak
@UKHSA @LondonADPH @NHSEnglandLDN @SHLdotUK @doitldn @TheLoveTankCIC @TeamPrepster and..
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... @GMIpartnership @BASHH_UK @BritishHIVAssoc.
A huge thanks to them and all of the front line healthcare staff and clinicians working hard to support those who have already come forward to get their symptoms assessed.
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(1) It's critical that advances in AI be understood by those from the humanities and creative arts. This is because commercially available AI will soon cross the point where, to paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke, it will become 'indistinguishable from magic'. #scifi #dalle2 #futurism Image
(2) When talking of magic “There are only two worlds-your world, which is the real world, and other worlds, the fantasy. Worlds like this are worlds of the human imagination: their reality, or lack of reality is not important. What is important is that they are there..." #dalle2 Image
(3) "...These worlds provide an alternative. Provide an escape. Provide a threat. Provide a dream, and power; provide refuge, and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters." (Gaiman) #dalle2 #NeilGaiman @neilhimself #London #Magic Image
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Inside: The Geico STD story is the new McDonald's Hot Coffee story; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/06/12/hot…

#Pluralistic 1/ The Adam Ruins Everything title card for 'The Hot Coffee Cas
Next week (Jun 15/16) I'm speaking in #London at the CMAgovUK Data Technology and Analytics conference

eventbrite.co.uk/e/cma-data-tec… 2/
The Geico STD story is the new McDonald's Hot Coffee story: The real story is binding arbitration.

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3 years ago today, an event changed #HongKong forever: The police dispersed #antiELAB protesters outside of #LegCo on #Jun12. It marks the start of the (last) pro-democracy struggle of the city. A thread. (1/9)
At the moment when the police fired their first shot, I was being interviewed by the PTS #Taiwan. Link: bit.ly/3xi7STc. After the interview, I headed back to CITIC Tower and see what I could help. (2/9)
The atrium of the building was full of smoke and people were being treated by volunteer first responders. The police didn’t stop firing the teat gas outside of the LegCo and subsequently cleared off the area. The rest is history. (3/9)
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Inside: Monopolists want to create human inkjet printers; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/06/10/loo…

#Pluralistic 1/ A package of HP inkjet ink;...
Next week (Jun 15/16) I'm speaking in #London at the CMAgovUK Data Technology and Analytics conference

eventbrite.co.uk/e/cma-data-tec… 2/
Monopolists want to create human inkjet printers: The war on your pancreas continues.

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💈On the day the @ons report 26,000 CYP have symptoms for at least a year (⬆️ 3000 from last mth)
we received an email from @10DowningStreet in response to our visit on April 1st
It confirms the concerns of the children⬇️

"We feel ignored"

@FYI_SkyTV

April 1st - 12 #children living with #LongCovid traveled
to #london to deliver their own letters documenting their #pain, loss of #sight, #mobility, organ damage, diagnosis of #PANS #MECFS #FND #POTS #MCAS and the detrimental impact it has had on their lives.

#LongCovidKids
100+ page guide providing evidence-based information on #LongCovid in CYP from industry experts, research, and statistics from @GOVUK @ONS.
Did anyone read it?
We were assured @BorisJohnson would receive it.

#LongCovidKids
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@martoiu It is both..as realism is also knowledge and insight..religion is not.
Sadly Velina Tchakarova @vtchakarova took the wrong turn some time ago..like #EU recently. As this conflict already started end 1990's and is another egocentric nationalistic #project, like #Afghanistan and>
@martoiu @vtchakarova >#Iraq of nationalistic governments of the #US and #buddy #UK against both #Russia and the #EU(!). Colleague Velina is also totally wrong about #Putin's #Russia #Europe vision. As presented by him in #DerSpiegel in 2010, and earlier elsewhere, and embraced>ronaldjhelzenga.com/2014/09/13/ame…
@martoiu @vtchakarova >by then president #Sarkozy, chancellor #Merkel, president #Macron and other governments and leaders in the #EU then and later. And(!) also after #Crimea #occupation and #annexation in 2014 and #Donbass occupation. Any expert like colleague Velina can figure what an #EU-#Russia>
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Owned by #kings, dukes & sultans, worn by Marie Antoinette, used to pay off a royal debt – and said to carry an ancient curse. It would have to be a #diamond. But not just any diamond. It’s the Hope Diamond, and it's from Guntur in #AndhraPradesh. 1/12 Image
The Hope Diamond is the world’s largest and most legendary blue gemstone. And equally remarkable is its tale, which begins in the famed Golconda Mines in Guntur. But it began life under a different name. 2/12
#gems #minerals
The diamond was discovered by an extraordinary #French adventurer and gems merchant, Jean Baptiste Tavernier, who visited #India in the mid-17th century. It was 112 carats, the size of a grown man’s fist, and it was called Tavernier’s Blue. 3/12 Image
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Introducing StarkNet House:
@StarknetHouse is a virtual educational summer program presented by @topology_gg in collaboration with @StarkWareLtd and pioneers in the #StarkNet ecosystem. The program is open to anyone excited about learning to build on StarkNet using #Cairo. [1/10]
Our mission is to congregate a burgeoning community of #developers and help you #jumpstart the most #innovative projects in #Web3 [2/10]
@StarknetHouse kicks off on June 1, 2022 with the creator of #STARK, @EliBenSasson, and consists of 11 weekly sessions in which you will learn how to thoughtfully design, develop, test, and deploy #Cairo smart contracts and start building on #StarkNet. [3/10]
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The 87th daily 🧵 of the #Russia-#Ukraine war.

Russia's illegal invasion had a big boost in the last 72 hours.
Finally they claimed a 2nd big city in #Mariupol' while advances in the Donbas mean there's a real chance they can cut off 1000s of #Ukraine troops in #Luhansk region
But British intelligence is that #Russia is running out of drones.

While both sides are suffering big losses of unmanned aircraft, #Ukraine is able to replace but Russians are struggling

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
#Finland's gas supply from #Russia has today been cut off fur refusing to pay in Rubles.

However it's reported #Germany and #Italy approve rouble accounts for Russian gas payments.

Germany and Italy told companies they could open rouble accounts to “without breaching” sanctions
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✨Update from @UKHSA on #monkeypox cases

- 4 additional cases have been detected (3 in #London and 1 linked case in NE #England)
- These cases have NO connection to those announced on 14 May and the imported case from 7 May

Full details and more info👇
gov.uk/government/new…
- The four new cases all appear to have been infected in #London and are gay, bisexual, or MSM
- Common contacts have been identified for 2/4 cases
-No link to travel to a country where #monkeypox is endemic
-All have West African clade of virus
-Further investigation is ongoing
- #monkeypox is spread by close contact
- Typical symptoms are fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes
-Rash can develop and spread to other parts of the body including the genitals - it may look like #syphilis #herpes #chickenpox
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And we’re back. @muse second night in London at @EventimApollo. Floor standing tonight 🤟🏻🇬🇧 Image
Better outfit than last night?
@muse #London @EventimApollo ImageImage
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Queuing for @muse almost 3 years after their last concert in London. Magical. 🤟🏻 @EventimApollo Image
The right outfit for @muse?
#London @EventimApollo Image
Won’t stand downnnnn opening
@muse @EventimApollo
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#DECinJsy:TheLDN🧵1/5
What a fantastic couple of days in #London for my Level 3 (A Level equivalent) #DEC students from @Highlands_JSY , courtesy of our Industry Adopter, @marcjanice Burton MBE / Garenne Group
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#DECinJsy:TheLDN🧵2/5
Day1: @UK_CW : walking around the show, the stands, listening to talks and taking part in a @MOBIEhome workshop.
Day2: started with a morning at @SheppardRobson in Camden - overseeing some of SR’s work and background on their #JerseyCI ...
#DECinJsy:TheLDN🧵3/5
...Les Sablons case study with architect Tom Cran & partner Patricia De Isidoro
This was followed by a great visit to @gt_llp with talks and workshops with #projectmanager Jay Neil , #QS Gary Bibby , Jake, Dylan, Emily and, it would be fair to say, ...
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Disney's writer wage theft, a year on; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/04/30/dis…

#Pluralistic 1/ The Disney Must Pay banner, depicting a human figure oversha
Next weekend (May 6-8), I'm Guest of Honor at the @DemiConDM 33 science fiction convention in #DesMoines:

demicon.org/33/programming… 2/
Disney's writer wage theft, a year on: Still work to do.

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1) apartment block fire Over 3 hours since I saw it ignite and called the fire brigade. Parts of the walls now completely destroyed. Multiple flats on fire. probably near 100 firefighters here. #deptford #greenwich @LondonFire
2) I live opposite in Greenwich Creekside. We have flammable cladding and our flats are worthless and unsellable because Adriatic Land (the OWNERS of freehold) won’t pay. Which is why I am posting evidence of this fire, I wouldn’t normally film an event like this. ImageImage
3) #londonfirebrigade now cutting the edging off the building which seemed to be furnacing the heat earlier (I believe it is metal). Two cherrypickers with multiple fighters using oxygen. 3 hours and 20 mins in now.
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Thoughts on #ImranKhan: I met him briefly at @AJEnglish studios where we spoke about #Guantanamo. He was disgusted by #Pakistan’s role in handing ppl to US without any legal process like #Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan @abdulsalamzaeef and me. 1/9
I met him again in 2011 at an event for girls’ library in Afghanistan organised by @yvonneridley. We spoke about #WoT, #Gitmo & #AafiaSiddiqui for whom he’d fought. CIA’s Raymond Davies had killed 3 Pakistanis in #Lahore & we discussed how this was the moment to get her back. 2/9
Khan opposed #WaronTerror from the outset. He marched in #London against #Iraq invasion. After becoming PM he bought peace and security to tribal areas and ended US drone strikes. He sought peace with #Taliban & honoured ppl of #Afghanistan. 3/9
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These are our 5 takeaways from the #IPCC report on #mitigation, looking at what it means for the #waste sector. Spoiler: we need to cut emissions as fast and furious as we can, and reducing #waste, #plastic and being more materials efficient can help lots
no-burn.org/ipcc-takeaways…
As the report points out, the #waste sector remains the largest contributor to urban emissions after the energy sector, even in low-carbon #cities. Urban areas themselves represent the lion’s share of global emissions, and it's increasing: from 60% in 2000 to 67% in 2015.
So, the @IPCC_CH #ClimateReport recognises that cities can significantly reduce emissions, but this requires systemic transformation: #circulareconomy, #inclusion, #equity, innovative technologies can make a huge contribution towards low carbon urban devel'mnt

The 5 takeaways
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The crisis in Ukraine is ongoing and we know it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming to find practical ways to help.

Follow our thread for a short list of charities & organisations that are taking donations to help Ukrainian refugees and those on the front line 🧵 Image
.@UNICEF is working across eastern Ukraine to supply safe water to conflict-affected areas, psychosocial care to children, and hygiene and emergency education supplies as close as possible to communities near the line of contact.
unicef.org/ukraine/en/tak…
Donate and support this fundraiser by Coalition To Support Black People In Ukraine. Many Black people are denied access to trains, buses, and even the possibility of crossing the border.

Donate via the link to support their campaign #BringOurPeopleHome
gofundme.com/f/support-vuln…
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Why was there a child pornography ring called #Azov Films busted in 2013? "The videos included naked boys from #Germany, #Romania and #Ukraine, which it marketed as naturist movies and claimed were legal in #Canada and the #United States." Stumbled upon this searching Azov in TPB
"Way was charged with 24 offenses, including child pornography. He is in jail. Police also designated Azov Films as a criminal organization, charging Way with giving directions on behalf of a gang"

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The Chief of Staff of @SenAlexander "hung himself" after being caught on the #Azov Films child porn list in 2014.

#Senator , do you have any statement about your former Chief of Staff and this "child porn gang" named after #Nazis, and filmed in #Crimea?

thehill.com/blogs/blog-bri…
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Thread: With 95% of #London's roads run by the boroughs, there are a number of changes they can make to help reduce journey times and improve bus services for everyone. We made this #FreeTheBus video recently to show the problem. bit.ly/Free-the-busLTW 1/8
We're calling on each borough to produce a plan to #Freethebus. Ahead of May’s local elections, we have 5 key asks for boroughs to improve #London bus services. Read more about our asks and the background to them here: bit.ly/FreeTheBusasks 2/8 Photo: London bus caught in heavy traffic. Text: "We ha
Ask 1: Make existing bus lanes 24/7 except at clearly defined loading times #FreeTheBus 3/8 Still from video of car parked in bus lane. Text: "Make
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