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I hate relying on Starbucks. But I hate going without caffeine, toilets and wifi too. Such a whore for convenience. Advertisements

Labour market picking up

Labour market picking up

Well, which one would YOU choose?

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Londonist takes the mayoral election seriously. ish.

In early February, Londonist asked a group of “London experts” for their predictions for the upcoming mayoral elections. More entertaining than scientific, but hey. Here’s an extract: As part of the event, we asked attendees to give their opinions on twelve questions on about the elections, and totted up the results for a quick picture of … Continue reading

Surprise, surprise: IPCC [re-]reports rise in extreme weather tied to climate change

Get used to sights like this. How many times do we have to be told? Yes, global warming is a cause of climate change, and yes, it’s also one of its effects, but what people will be most affected by in these early days – and what may convince the disbelievers, albeit too late – … Continue reading

Mongolia bids to keep city cool with ice shield experiment | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Geo-engineering trial aims to store winter temperatures in a giant block of ice that will cool and water Ulan Bator in summer. Guardian Online: Mongolia bids to keep city cool with ice shield experiment | Environment | guardian.co.uk. Well, my feelings about this are in the comments following the article, but while the natural engineering involved … Continue reading


Professional events are much better without name-tags. Eliminates both the air of desperation and the cruelty of triage.

Rage against the BS

Nothing like a little rage against the [artificially cute] machine to start your day off right… According to Sabotage Magazine‘s Lucy Sweet, “there are two kinds of companies in this world. Heartless multinationals who leave you on hold in India for 5 hours and fleece you with hidden charges, and hippy capitalists who make smoothies … Continue reading

August 2011: London joins the Feral City club. Politely.

3 days of riots around the city, with more expected tonight. And then there are these guys: the Post-riot clean up Facebook group, with real live clean-ups and community gatherings around the city. Maybe it’s not quite the end of the world as we know it. Still, hope the police and firemen got some sleep today.

Bus stuck in street hole – Montreal – CBC News

Bus stuck in street hole – Montreal – CBC News. I think this is a hoax perpetrated by Toronto. Or possibly a hole perpetrated by Toronto. Either way.

Desperate sprawl developer gives away cars with houses | Grist

Desperate sprawl developer gives away cars with houses BY SARAH GOODYEAR / 26 APR 2011 My head nearly exploded at the breakfast table on Saturday morning. I was reading a piece in The New York Times about an Illinois developer who has finally found a way to unload the new houses he has built some 50 … Continue reading

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