Kerim's Micro Blog

You know that cartoon where someone asks: “Suppose climate change is a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?” Debates about populism are like that: “Suppose it was always just about racism and we end neoliberalism for nothing?” 🤔

Hurray! It is no longer cost-effective to mine Bitcoin, which is “good news for the global climate.”

Delicious irony! 😋Uber’s Arbitration Policy Comes Back to Bite It in the Ass

Article writes that people are worried Indonesia’s government’s new ‘heresy app’ could be “misused.” Is there any way this app could be used that doesn’t violate people’s human rights?

Sounds of Mars: NASA’s InSight Senses Martian Wind 🌬

Please help this talented Indian 9th grader, from the Chhara community of India, raise money to travel to London with her dad!

This piece about environmentalist accountants reminds me of a talk I heard about how Canada’s First Nations needed to train their own accountants.

Dragons

Progressive Marriott union contract could have ripple effects #dendum

Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound

Netflix’s 1983 is attributed to show-runner Joshua Long, but the first show has director Agnieszka Holland’s fingerprints all over it. Reminds me of her series “Burning Bush”…

Funnel web spiders (probably from North America?)

28°C/82°F in December…

Isn’t “Filipino” also inherently and historically a mixed racial and cultural identity?

No News Is Bad News for Hungary

Twitter’s Caste Problem

There Is No Excuse for How Universities Treat Adjuncts (Balanced and well researched article with lots of good data, do read the whole thing.)

How HBO’s My Brilliant Friend Uses Neapolitan Dialect

Sarah Shulist on her new book, Transforming Indigeneity

Central European University Forced Out of Hungary

Which East/South/Southeast Asian countries have shrinking working-age populations and which ones are still growing.

This article argues that NPP Facebook posts are more issue oriented (“political”) than those by either DPP or KMT legislators, who tend to just “share information from their daily lives.”

Millennials kill industries because they’re poor: Fed report

The view from my window on a sunny December morning

Sun setting over the mountains as I drive home from work