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glynmoody

@glynmoody@mastodon.social

writer (Rebel Code, Digital Code of Life, Walled Culture), journalist, blogger. on #openness, the #commons, #copyright, #patents and #DigitalRights. email: glyn.moody@gmail.com; PGP: E4962A75

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glynmoody, to Bulgaria
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Brussels proposes return to pre-#Brexit free movement for UK and EU young people - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/apr/18/brussels-proposes-return-to-pre-brexit-free-movement-for-uk-and-eu-young-people "European Commission to seek approval from leaders to start talks with UK on visa-free exchanges for 18- to 30-year-olds" #EU kindly tries to help us out of self-imposed stupidity

glynmoody, to random
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Risk of spreading to humans is ‘enormous concern’, says WHO - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/18/risk-bird-flu-spreading-humans-enormous-concern-who "Chief scientist voices fears about H5N1 variant that has ‘extraordinarily high’ mortality rate in humans" good job people have no problems wearing masks...

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@fkamiah17 tested positive for H5N1? already? eek

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@fkamiah17 that's a relief, I thought we already on to the next one...

glynmoody, to ukteachers
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Quarter of Tory voters think Angela #Rayner story 'sounds like smear', poll suggests - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2024/apr/18/rwanda-bill-raf-planes-grant-shapps-conservatives-labour-rishi-sunak-uk-politics-latest-updates?page=with:block-662114318f081f41995d3034#block-662114318f081f41995d3034 " amongst the population as a whole 40% of people say the story sounds like a smear. Amongst Labour voters that figure is 56%, and amongst Tory voters that figure is 26%."

glynmoody, to Palestine
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UN security council to vote on Thursday on Palestinian UN membership, say diplomats - https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/apr/18/middle-east-crisis-israel-gaza-hamas-qatar-latest-news?page=with:block-6621221a8f082ca1ade07fa9#block-6621221a8f082ca1ade07fa9 " a move that Israel ally the US is expected to block because it would effectively recognise a Palestinian state" #palestine

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@fkamiah17 better than following US though...

glynmoody, to random
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Dorset couple find 17th-century treasure hoard while renovating kitchen - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/apr/18/dorset-couple-find-17th-century-treasure-hoard-while-renovating-kitchen "‘Poorton coin hoard’, discovered under floor by Betty and Robert Fooks, expected to fetch £35,000 at auction" as one does...

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@danie10 ha!

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AI PCs are here but a killer application for biz users? Nope - https://www.theregister.com/2024/04/18/analysts_2024_ai_pcs/ could it be that there never will be killer AI apps for most people...?

glynmoody, to ai
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How One Author Pushed the Limits of - https://www.wired.com/story/the-us-copyright-office-loosens-up-a-little-on-ai/ "Elisa Shupe was initially rebuffed when she tried to copyright a book she wrote with help from ChatGPT. Now the US Copyright Office has changed course—but there’s a catch."

glynmoody, to random
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Legislation Is The New Normal In A Severely Abnormal America - https://www.techdirt.com/2024/04/17/chemtrail-legislation-is-the-new-normal-in-a-severely-abnormal-america/ "four years of Trump has resulted in a legislative dynamic where being seriously stupid is not only acceptable, but might actually be the best way to ensure re-election." fine, angry piece about spreading stupidity

glynmoody,
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@astrablaster a little harsh on the Middle Ages, I feel...

glynmoody,
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@kimhoar as we witness on a daily basis...

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Mentally stimulating work plays key role in staving off #dementia, study finds - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/17/mentally-stimulating-work-plays-key-role-in-staving-off-dementia-study-finds "People in routine and repetitive jobs found to have 31% greater risk of disease in later life, and 66% higher risk of mild cognitive problems" commonsense, really...

glynmoody, to random
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‘Russia doesn’t care’: Sweden sounds alarm over unsafe oil fleet - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/18/swedish-foreign-minister-tobias-billstrom-unsafe-russian-oil-fleet-baltic-sea-environmental-catastrophe "Foreign minister warns of environmental catastrophe in Baltic Sea as he accuses Moscow of using unseaworthy vessels" russia probably wants an ecodisaster to distract West...

glynmoody, to Ukraine
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Mike moves ahead with foreign aid bills despite threats to oust him - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/17/mike-johnson-oust-foreign-aid-ukraine-republican "Two fellow Republicans have threatened to remove House speaker if he advances funding proposal" well, kudos if he manages to get this through

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@bluGill yes, let's hope this improbable thing happens...

glynmoody, to Dogs
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America’s animal shelters are overwhelmed. Pets – and staff – are at breaking point - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/17/animal-shelters-overcrowded-housing-crisis "The shelter where I work took in 694 animals last year. Every day, we face animal cruelty – and communicating the crisis can feel impossible" sad stuff; behold the heroes...

glynmoody, to random
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escapes circus, roams streets of Montana - https://wapo.st/3U2sPgr (free link) disgusting that such intelligent creatures are still being abused in for "entertainment". shut them down.

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@fkamiah17 agreed, unless they are scientific zoos with the specific aim of boosting numbers of rare species

glynmoody,
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@Simonas in UK and elsewhere, not in US is would seem

glynmoody,
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@Simonas indeed

glynmoody, to random
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species able to survive underwater for up to a week - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/17/bumblebee-species-common-eastern-survive-underwater-hibernating "Common eastern bumblebee queens’ ability while hibernating could help it endure flooding, scientists say" amazing

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@JeniParsons yes, getting rarer alas

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