One of my favourite books (Pandora's Star by Peter F Hamilton) - the first book in the Commonwealth Saga is on sale on Amazon for 99p (kindle). Read it - I'd love to talk about it!
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Heading to a Pint of #Science event in The Butterfly and Pig at 7pm tonight if anybody wants to join me.
I'm hosting a "Learn #Linux Command Line For Beginners" event tonight in #TheAvalon at 6:30pm, come join us, even if you already know your stuff, we can always use extra helpers!
Seeing Robin Ince at #TheStand tonight. Still tickets left if anybody wants to join! Pre-drinks in #TheOldSchoolhouse
Heading to #NiceandSleazies tonight to see Laurie Black at 7:30pm if anybody fancies it.
Just about to do a wine tasting in the dark with @Nimmy 😳
I see nightvision goggles!
“The technology behind the internet is not incompatible with our rights, but the business model Facebook and Google have chosen is.”
Yep, that’s Amnesty International saying that.
Arika launched last night with a fascinating discussion of non-human ethics.
On all week at Tramway: http://arika.org.uk/programming/episode-10-means-without-end/programme
I'm reading Cory Doctorow's Walkaway for the first book of #TechnicolorRainbow book club.
Pint of #Science have a science-in-the-pub night organised next Wed (27th November).
"Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival which brings researchers to your local pub/cafe to share their scientific discoveries with you."
Come join us! Butterfly and Pig, Bath Street, 7pm. #geeksocial
The recording of my talk today on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament is now available to watch.
@aral did an amazing speech today in the european parliament on "the future of internet regulation". It was a full attack on how the EU is currently supporting big tech platforms.
Wow, just had the Pirates/Greens pick through my EU parliament presentation slides with a fine tooth comb in a phone call and try to get me to change what I’m saying so as not to criticise Facebook, etc. WTF?
Never had anyone try to censor what I say before. Of course I will speak my mind verbatim tomorrow and if anything this means I won’t be accepting any future speaking engagements at the EU parliament for these parties.
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