Last week the UK Govt published a new draft of their #OnlineSafetyBill, making UK corps liable for jail time unless they censor "harmful" content (without defining harmful). Targeted at Big Tech it instead directly threatens Matrix. Read https://matrix.org/blog/2021/05/19/how-the-u-ks-online-safety-bill-threatens-matrix & raise the alarm.
A hilarious game where you must avoid accepting Terms and Conditions https://termsandconditions.game/
The Chocolate Albatross (Appias lyncida) has made its seasonal appearance in Singapore, and here are my shots of. Apparently, this year it is pretty abundant compared to previous years. Taken at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park on 16 May 2021.
The Chocolate Albatross is abundant in nearby peninsula Malaysia, but only appears seasonally (and rarely) in Singapore.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/78956372 ]
If I have kids one day, I'll tell them that if they accept money from Big Tech, @aral will eat them in their sleep
Spotted a number of these Mangrove jellyfish (Acromitus sp.) moving about in the water at the dam leading to the east entrance of Coney Island, Singapore, on 13 May 2021. First time I've spotted jellyfish in the wild.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/78554946 ]
Very fun game, test your knowledge of Big Data and Pokemon : http://pixelastic.github.io/pokemonorbigdata/
ISPs Funded 8.5 Million Fake Comments Opposing Net Neutrality https://www.wired.com/story/isps-funded-85-million-fake-comments-opposing-net-neutrality/
Apple brass discussed disclosing 128-million iPhone hack, then decided not to
Blood Red Alkaline Lake in Kapedo, in Turkana County
| SchoolForAfrica.org — Giving Children a Fighting Chance https://schoolforafrica.org/kenya/blood-red-alkaline-lake-in-kapedo-in-turkana-county/
Ethics as PR (or the ‘Some Very Good People Work There!’ Fallacy)
Spotted this Common Flashwing (Vestalis amethystina) at the Rail Corridor next to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore, on 3 May 2021. Haven't spotted one for some time, so nice to see it again.
The Common Flashwing is one of the larger damselflies found locally.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/76860707 ].
“EU member states have used illegal operations to push back at least 40,000 asylum seekers from Europe’s borders during the pandemic, linked to the death of more than 2,000 people.”
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Deaths? Surely we mean murders, right? Abolish Frontex now! Not even ICE under Trump murdered 2,000 people. I guess this is what they mean by “European values.”