Links for December 14th

Cleaners ‘worth more to society’ than bankers – study Hospital cleaners are worth more to society than bankers, a study suggests. The research, carried out by think tank the New Economics Foundation, says hospital cleaners create £10 of value for every £1 they are paid. It claims bankers are a drain on the country because […]

Links for November 17th

Labels may be losing money, but artists are making more than ever The Times Labs blog takes a hard look at the data on music sales and live performances and concludes that while the labels’ profits might be falling, artists are taking in more money, thanks to the booming growth of live shows. The Times […]

Links for April 27th

Giving It Away The thing about an e-book is that it's a social object. It wants to be copied from friend to friend, beamed from a Palm (nasdaq: PALM – news – people ) device, pasted into a mailing list. It begs to be converted to witty signatures at the bottom of e-mails. It is […]

Links for April 16th

UK ‘has the worst copyright laws’ UK copyright laws “needlessly criminalise” music fans and need to be updated, a consumer watchdog says. UK laws that make it a copyright violation to copy a CD that you own onto a computer or iPod should be changed, says Consumer Focus. The call came after global umbrella group […]

Links for March 26th

”Hello America, I’m a British Muslim’ When British businessman Imran Ahmad was made redundant in January, instead of hitting the Job Centre he decided to arrange a one-man speaking tour of the United States to spread his message of peace and Muslim moderateness. God ‘will not give happy ending’ God will not intervene to prevent […]

Links for February 18th

Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir – Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins telescope sees star’s dying gasps – 500 light years away, the star T Leporis is dying. It used to be […]

Links for February 11th

Jeni Barnett: Have you lost something? – Jeni Barnett, or someone in her employ, has deleted the two posts (and all the comments) regarding her broadcast that demonstrated her ignorance of the facts regarding MMR vaccination. Quackometer has reposted large portions of it in order to maintain the debate. The preposterous prejudice of the anti-MMR […]

Give me strength!

You know, sometimes I really should stop reading the internet. The world sometimes seems to be chock full of dickheads – take for example Sheriff Pat Hedges of San Luis Obispo County. This idiot has taken it upon himself to arrest a pharmacist for dispensing medical marijuana to a 17 year-old kid recovering from cancer. […]

Not all photographers are sex pests

It seems like nary a day goes by without reports of some poor photographer having his collar felt for taking part in their hobby. Boing Boing have this particular subject close to their hearts and are regularly reporting on incidents where people with cameras are finding their days spoiled by suspicious-minded idiots. Last month South […]

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