Linklog for October 5: Right-wing terrorism, air conditioning, nudity and Sydney’s war against trams

I’ve not posted a new linklog since July 25, but I have been collecting links. As with my art, I want to make sure the labour involved in collecting valuable links for others and sharing them doesn’t just benefit the platorms I post them on, but myself as well. Already I’ve found that I’ve referred …

Today in short answers to simple questions

Jessica Bennett in Newsweek (via Making Light, comments section of post): Indeed, if these students are bullies, according to the law, what does that make the rest of us? Massachusetts’s anti-bullying statute defines bullying as repeated behavior that, among other things, “causes emotional harm” or “creates a hostile environment” at school. If it were applied …

Dodged a bullet there

Just weeks ago, I was contemplating opening a savings account at IceSave – for people outside the Netherlands who haven’t been following along, IceSave is an online savings bank owned by the Icelandic bank Landsbanki, which offered over 5 1/2% interest rate on its mainstream savings account product. Ironically, this was prompted by a mailing …

London explosions

Rumour is flying about the Tube/bus explosions in London this morning. Nosemonkey at Europhobia is following it and has stated his belief that it’s a terrorist attack. I’ll wait for the dust to settle before making the call, but I can’t see the original explanation of a power surge on the Tube working right now. …