Dingoes came to Australia 5,000 years ago, driving indigenous predators to extinction. Huge fences keep them away from livestock, but the ecosystems on either side of the fence have changed in unexpected ways, affecting vegetation, foxes, kangaroos, marsupials and reptiles.
I’m quite fond of this distinction by Ethan Hein:
- Realist recording: the sound of humans playing live in the same location at the same time.
- Hyperrealist: like reality, but better.
- Surrealist: music that can’t be played live in real time.
The Beatles’ career spanned the lot.
Chromium Blog: A secure web is here to stay
Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.
This is going to be fun.
Twitter finally turns a profit
So that’s why they don’t ban Nazis.
The inestimable John Tucker has a fine recap of his recent appearance at Cheltenham’s comic convention True Believers. Includes the phrase ‘Pregnant Waluigi’.
To add to my ongoing Russian books theme, I’m reading Yevgeny Zamyatin’s 1921 dystopian novel We and it sure is a lot easier going after a glass or two of wine. 📚
The Great British Empire Debate by Kenan Malik in the NY Review of Books is terrific. It covers academic freedom, the horrors of colonialism and the imperial nostalgia within many supporters of Brexit.
Got myself some beers from Amsterdam.