1. New VC-backed startup enters the scene
2. People flock to it
3. They discover it’s a surveillance capitalist (and still have no clue what that is)
4. They’re shocked (because, see 3)
5. It’s too late, they’re too big and they’ve exited
6. Goto 1




"We see data as key to the delivery of decarbonisation" — on a call with a large utility provider



NB: this is symptomatic of a trend, not an isolated incident.

Friday night epiphany ...

DLT/Blockchain is simply the modern day Turbo Encabulator and I didn't get sent the memo.

@mala well, there's this small competition... something to do with data... and it's us vs 'enterprise thinking' (again, again, again) icebreakerone.org/energy/ :)

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may have started another culture war. Again.

I blame @mala for everything.

wondering if anyone actually understands what open data means any more.

Please share.

Great team.
Climate-impact mission.

Flexible & remote working.

1. Policy and regulation lead
2. Systems and standards lead

Did I mention the team and the mission?

Please share.


For those trying to help stem the flood of disinfo, I made this


it seems to have helped / worked in some cases - not so much in that the individual stops, that the rest of the room says they agree with it, so the social norm flips ...

I am in the hugely privileged position to be hiring right now. First up is a researcher post for Icebreaker One

Icebreaker One job alert—Researcher icebreakerone.org/jobs/

Please send to anyone you think may be interested.

"I was too scared to port scan the light switch"

This, and other ridiculousness, coming to an IoT near you.

(2016 post, but still as relevant today)

They went there — "Hyperbitcoinization" — " 20% of world energy production will go to SHA256 hashing because the industries of bitcoin mining and power generation will have merged"

Can't help thinking BC is the Flash of C21. Kill it all with fire.


I think I've finally found the perfect use for blockchains... the provenance of crystals. Two kinds of woo that, when combined, makes 10 woo.

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