Økern Old people’s home, Økernveien Oslo. Norway 1961. Arch. Sverre Fehn and Geir Grung. http://danismm.tumblr.com/post/183829944369/økern-old-peoples-home-økernveien-oslo-norway
Five books to understand Saudi Arabia https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/17/further-reading-saudi-arabia-ian-black
This could prove interesting, as long as the protagonist isn't a slightly over-the-top middle-aged white male writer with issues. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/28/ian-mcewan-announces-new-novel-machines-like-me
Interesting new #ereader from Dasung. https://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/dasung-is-releasing-an-e-reader-that-can-play-video
Charles Stross asks: What topics is current scifi missing out on? Where are the blind spots? #scifi #stross #sffbookclub http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2018/09/do-my-homework.html
Lots of nice #scifi #books here https://bookriot.com/2018/09/06/must-read-books-set-in-space/
Although technically a lot of them (like Dune) spend very little time on things happening _in space._
Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/17/germany-launches-worlds-first-hydrogen-powered-train
#amreading Factfulness by Hans Rosling - Basically this is his TedTalks and TV appearances in text and fleshed out. At first I found it somewhat repetitive being familiar with his work, but the later parts of the book are worthwhile reading still.
Free anthology of science fiction stories written by women
Thread: To anyone thinking that we'll save the #EU from mass censorship and surveillance with alternative, censorship-resistant technologies, let me ask you to reconsider your stance.
California Farm Bureau sells out farmers, hands John Deere a monopoly over tractor repair
How to turn everything upside down in 9 years: 2009 Microsoft was forced by the European Commission to add a ballot box to allow users to chose a browser freely. Two years later they got fined €561 million because they removed it again. Now they introduce a dialog which does the direct opposite, it warns users not to install a different browser than Microsoft Edge. https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17850146/microsoft-windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning
Here's the first larger-than-a-tweet analysis I've seen: https://juliareda.eu/2018/09/ep-endorses-upload-filters/
No wonder David Meyer sounds exasperated in this week’s Connected Rights newsletter. Lots of sensible suggestions, and a vital read if you’re in the EU/EU-adjacent.
I'm getting a fair whack of this idiocy, as though the problem is the EU. The UK pioneered the shittiest internet laws in the world outside of Syria, Iran and China: Three Strikes, the Great Firewall of Cameron, mass surveillance orders, crypto bans.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com I thought you were an EU fan ‘son of a blah blah blah’ 😂