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Jon Snow (no, not that one, the Channel 4 one) and Clive Stafford Smith (there's really only one Clive) talking about the death penalty, the drone war, and Gitmo at the Reprieve annual event last week. Reprieve's recent work in Malawi, which I hadn't heard about, has been completely stellar.

This is what the world looks like when you're an author doing live radio down the wire...

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Mrs H says we can't move to Luxembourg after Brexit. This leaves:

almost anywhere.

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look so apparently "ax" is the original pronunciation of "ask" in old/middle english so nothing matters and language is arbitrary

Wikipedia on the building I will only ever really think of as "the Post Office Tower"... which I now know has a racy spy name: Location 23. Seriously. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT_Tower

Last night, I dreamed of a tsunami. I was watching from a hill. There was a little town or maybe a hotel complex on the water's edge. The sea was calm, and then it wasn't.

1. littoral
2. action (vb, trans)
3. fuckbadger
4. strata
5. Brexit
6. good heart
7. Germany
8. turquoise
9. aurochs
10. onwards!

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The doors at the end of the train carriage open and shut - electrical jitters. We are all travelling backwards, facing towards them, and the lighting and style are classic cinematic design: recessed stud lamps in the ceiling, for whatever reason dimmer as they approach the oval-panelled glass. There's a flicker of tension as everyone of my generation and clade thinks of the original Alien film. Then, of course, we relax.

But not entirely.

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Conversations at the coffee station in the Pervasive Media Studio. Today: floating farms in the Netherlands. theguardian.com/sustainable-bu

"Beladon’s €2.5m project (£2m) envisages 40 cows on a 1,200 square metre floating platform, producing 1,000 litres of milk a day to be pasteurised and processed into yogurt in a dairy on the floor below."

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memes I miss: Lolcats, Ayy LMAO, O RLY owl.

"The Bolshevik Party... became what it already was: the party of the owners of the proletariat..."

Ow. That's gotta sting.

"The democracy that was kept from the peasants by means of the state would have to be kept from the workers as well..."