@rooted interesting. i see a flaw though: "it believes that all species are intrinsically valuable regardless of their usefulness to humans." does this mean we aren't to value one species over another?
@RossA good stuff. i spent a week learning the cube earlier this year and now i keep it on my coffee table and do it a few times most evenings. getting quicker and quicker...
@colinwalker do you have a process? eg certain amount of time, number of pages etc?
@Burk and yet quite necessary. sometimes it's hard to remember that there are people behind these companies and the products they produce.
@AJgloe "areas of pure dingo". crikey. :)
@Miraz yes our curve is looking pretty good right now.
@jv a tricky subject to tackle.
engineering cost-benefit analysis includes the human cost of accident injury and death. very sobering to plug into a calculator.
@martinfeld +1 to this
@martinfeld so good alright :)
i haven't got any of his books but for a few years there I had his daily desk calendars, which you ripped off to reveal a new comic each day. many of them ended up under magnets on the fridge.
@jamesgowans "focusing instead on what to do with 20% more." yes.
@Miraz as in "what day is it today? Anyday?"
@jv cheers, looks good.
@jasonshew yes we need to be talking about this organisation.
@jv interesting stuff.
@jamesgowans i like what you're doing here.
@kordumb adds to watchlist :)
@jv yes, yes and yes. one of the best books i've read.
@jv cheers will give it a look.
@jv it's worth a good skim, some of it's a little dry. some very interesting stuff though about how human populations dispersed and why they developed at such different rates.
@jv do you keep an online reading list? asking for a friend
@yorrike yep i saw a few dads out teaching their kids road biking rules. it was good.
@jw i concur.
@jv never heard of her or her book. thanks for linking to this.
@simonwoods you won't regret it. i've been into it since i was a kid.
@simonwoods ha i know right. and yet.
@kaa good piece.
another thing i'd like to see come out of this is that govts get properly prepared for the next one, and actually have a plan instead of seeming to just make it all up as they go along.
@duckrowing that whole financial crisis and the bailouts that followed was a low point of democracy and capitalism. shameful indeed.