I’m not sure just how much a Canadian court can do to fix the Facebook privacy trainwreck but somebody has to try.
Here’s a spectacular 2009 letter by “V Mitchell, New York, NY” to the New York Times about elections in the world’s largest democracy.
Definitely worth reading.
A building in the Dutch city of Utrecht that has been transformed into a bookcase by Jan Is De Man (http://janisdeman.com/). Very cool.
While it has a ways to go to catch up to the fossil fuels energy industry*, green energy is gradually becoming an important part of our economy.
* note that the article is comparing green energy jobs to jobs in the oil sands. Needless to say, there is rather more to the fossil fuel industry than just the Alberta oil sands.
I’m uncomfortable with the idea that the courts will decide how our elections work. On the other hand, there’s a clear conflict of interest with having our elected representatives decide how they will get re-elected in the future.
At the very least, this court case should be interesting to follow.
Since 1972, Greenland has lost 11 quadrillion pounds of water and the rate of water loss (i.e. melting) is accelerating.
* one quadrillion is a 1 with 15 zeros after it: 1,000,000,000,000,000.
A different way of looking at procrastination.
Obituary for Lorna Collacott who worked in the “secret world” of cryptography during the Second World War.
An April 2019 Globe and Mail feature about the impact of Viola Desmond’s refusal, on November 8, 1946, to move to the balcony in the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
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