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Friday news picks

July 29, 2011

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People wondered whether the internet will eventually make censorship impossible. The loudest Muslim voices are not always the representative ones. News Limited had some issues. Hugh Grant secretly recorded his conversation with one of the whistleblowers of the News Limited scandal. A child sex offender’s sentence was shortened because he has been attacked by his victim’s […]

Saving souls

July 26, 2011

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Late last year when I was applying for full-time jobs, I tried once again to make my work history look like a coherent career. It looked like this: I was pretty proud of having gotten all my stuff into one 2D diagram but it still didn’t strike me as looking particularly coherent, at least not […]

Friday news picks

July 22, 2011

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The Daily Telegraph claimed it reports on all governments equally. Crikey did some research on how it framed the GST in 2000 and how it is framing the carbon tax now and begged to differ. Discuss. The USA’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission had some internal disagreements. It was National Hoodie Day yesterday. Waterfalls flowed upwards. Derryn […]

Friday news picks

July 15, 2011

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The Chinese government has shut down 40% of the websites based in the country in 2009 and 2010. Sometimes good men do bad things. Emma Watson from the Harry Potter movies joined the Chinese version of Twitter. Australian sexual assault statistics showing things like 19% of women aged 18 to 24 years had been sexually […]

I just donated to Pan Magazine!

July 14, 2011

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It’s an independent magazine run by cool people for the good of writers and artists and society and stuff. More here and here. If you want to support it too, click here Pozible is a crowdfunding platform for arts projects. It’s awesome. Check it out. UPDATE 1:23pm Also donated to the Vibewire Anthology. Go do […]

More on why the Emerging Writers’ Festival is awesome

July 12, 2011

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I’ve written about it before, but the ripples of #ewf11 just keep on lapping at the edges of my mind. And coming out in stupid metaphors that don’t make sense. Here are the things that I’m finding myself still thinking about two months later. People The EWF team was definitely a highlight. It was a […]

Friday news picks

July 8, 2011

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The Torres Strait’s largest ever art exhibition opened. Live cattle export is due to start again. Another exhibition opened in Tasmania, this time about knitting and biology. Knitted biology? Not sure. Family trees get more complicated but somehow people are able to cope. Airline Virgin Australia is going to make fuel from eucalyptus. One of […]