There’s a real library bot in Singapore! The only thing it does is shelf reading. I’ve done lots of shelf reading during my library career. I would have loved having a robot read shelves for me. We shouldn’t worry about our jobs…yet. For Keong, the most gratifying part of designing a whirring robot shelving assistant […]Read More A Real Library Bot!
Putting this here so I can refer to it later. This post on Talking Points Memo included the entire tweetstorm of John Noonan regarding his concerns about Trump having control of nuclear weapons. He is a former Jeb Bush adviser and nuclear weapons officer. My favorite tweet is #12. John Noonan @noonanjo 12. But what […]Read More Don’t let a narcissist have access to nukes.
Look, this is the big leagues. If you think any problem has a tweetable solution, you’re just wrong. If you think “border wall” or “muslims = bad” is gonna solve our problems, I don’t have time for your shit. This is literally why we have a representative government. I know you don’t want to read […]Read More I wish the real Hillary could say this.
Not sure what to make of the possible Trump-Russia ties but the quote below sums up why he’s not qualified to be president. …our relative peaceful and prosperous world is far from the natural or only possible order of things. Things can get bleak very quickly, especially when you’re stupid. Trump’s comments are far more […]Read More Great quote from Talking Points Memo
What you actually lose when a dog dies. Source: When my dog died, I didn’t understand why it felt like a human had died. Then I read the research. – VoxRead More My dog is 14+ and isn’t doing well. Reading this now seems like good timing.
Ahead of the Olympic Games, Rio is hiding its poor. Source: 2016 Olympics: what Rio doesn’t want the world to see – VoxRead More Informative (heartbreaking?) video from Vox about Olympic development in Rio
Always open for book recommendations. May read some of these one day. Hedgehog staff and contributors share their summer reading plans. Source: The Hedgehog Recommends: Summer ReadingRead More The Hedgehog Recommends: Summer Reading
Must. Recycle. Electronics. By 2017, the global volume of e-waste will weigh the equivalent of eight of the great Egyptian pyramids, according to the UN. Or to put it another way, an amount equal to 126 Empire State Buildings. That’s a veritable skyline of e-waste, and it’s rising taller every day. http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/22/11991440/eri-e-waste-electronics-recycling-nyc-gadget-trashRead More E-Waste Empire | The Verge
Wow! Really? Some things are just tailor made for internet jokes, and Donald Trump speaking today in front of a mysterious wall of trash is one of those things. The speech was on the TPP deal, but why the wall of Source: 17 hilarious reactions to Donald Trump giving a speech in front of a […]Read More 17 hilarious reactions to Donald Trump giving a speech in front of a literal wall of trash.
Interesting article about Britain and politicians in general. Can they change? Good quote below. Anthony King, a professor of politics at the University of Essex, said the underlying factor is that many people no longer believe that, however imperfect things are economically, they will keep getting better. In the face of that change in public […]Read More Will Brexit change the behavior of politicians, in Britain and elsewhere?