Here's Black and Blue covering Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm9Cc1Ez-ZA
I rather enjoyed Survivors by G. X. Todd:
The post-apocalyptic genre can be a bit samey, so it's good to read something that changes the setup as well as featuring interesting characters.
I'm reading Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Home, which is on offer at the moment at £1.99. I don't consider myself new to trying to cut down on waste and plastic, but Bea is astonishingly thorough and I'm picking up tips that will help me reduce waste even further. She's tried many things, from making shampoo to her own glue, and figured out what is practical and what is too extreme for most people to be able to keep doing.
Is this Silicon Valley inventing the union?
If you didn't know information is like snacks, money, and drugs to the brain well now you do and maybe you are also experiencing a drug-like stupor in which case you are welcome http://newsroom.haas.berkeley.edu/how-information-is-like-snacks-money-and-drugs-to-your-brain/
Lincolnshire Police have released an update of properties affected by the flooding. https://www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/news/2019/update-on-wainfleet-new-risk/
East Lindsey District Council also have a page of advice and contacts for those affected: https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/Flood2019
I live in quite a cute part of the world. This SSSI is only 7 miles out of Louth: http://www.loutheye.co.uk/red-hill-nature-reserve.php
An incredibly detailed lifesize octopus cut from one sheet of paper by artist Masayo Fukuda - "At first glance, the beautiful artwork looks as though it was rendered using fine-tipped pens, but Fukuda carefully cut every detail from one sheet of paper."
There's a long way to go with making the internet more environmentally friendly. So it's good to know my host is actually acting on these issues, according to their report: https://www.ionos.co.uk/environment
"There is no consent under capitalism" is quite the zeitgeist-y tagline for a sf novel. https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250216151
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Given the timetable for the EU presidency and commission, and the need for new MEPs to have some orientation, I wonder how much regular parliamentary business UK MEPs will manage before the UK leaves on October 31st? http://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/images/20190430PHT43602/20190430PHT43602_original.jpg
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RIP Glen Mehn. He was a thoroughly decent bloke, taken too soon.
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It's polling day for the Euros, and I've just voted. Beautiful voting weather where I am, but the turnout is probably going to be very low.
I just did the Friends Against Scams e-learning. If you haven't done the training before, it's 20 minutes well spent - it could save you or someone you know thousands. https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/training/friends-elearning
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