MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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May 2012

Most treaties look backward: many are DOA. LOS, negotiated painfully 40 years ago, works. Still the USA dithers! on.wsj.com/KV7Q6O

via WSJ for iOS

Unilateral tariff liberalisation : terrific short article by Richard Baldwin on globalisation/supply chain impacts rdd.me/qn0ruroo

via Readability

Ericsson, $1bn contractor to NBN, says 2x broadband speed = +0.3% GDP. Extrapolation based on 2 years’ (!!!) data. ericsson.com/news/1550083

via iCab Mobile (Web Browser)

Excellent Tim Wilson account of giant winners from the carbon tax swindle::goo.gl/teCAq

via Mr. Reader on iOS

@eBookArtisans @lizcastro Was following the Moby Dick Epub 3.0 example Liz Castro cites. Suspect iBooks fixed layout not there yet

via TweetDeck in reply to eBookArtisans

Absence of complementary assets and steep technology gradient sink electric car sales, for now on.wsj.com/Jt118W

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Can’t get EPub 3.0 footnotes to work in fixed-layout iBooks. Not yet HTML5? <aside> is not hidden or linked wherever it is located.

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Turnbull gets stuck into shoddy ACCC endorsement of NBN-OPTUS deal to eliminate cable competition. Terrific speech. goo.gl/rEkgR

via Mr. Reader on iOS

Post/zip codes should work like IDD codes: optionally add a country prefix to a local code.

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Salon: CIA phoney vaccination program run by Pakistani doctor, now jailed, a horrifying act with children as victims salon.com/2012/05/26/the…

via Pocket for iOS

Readium 0.3.0 handles fixed layout even better. Quicker, less chrome. Now opens Moby Dick M-O example but doesn’t play overlay?

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Anyone who thinks telling a scurvy pollie to quit is ‘a breach of the Crimes Act’ (news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-…) can’t tell his arse from his Albo!

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@fullcapstwit @lizcastro @eBookNoir just thanked @lizcastro :-) for that clarification… so let me extend the thanks to you Chris!

via Tweetbot for iOS in reply to fullcapstwit

@lizcastro @fullcapstwit @eBookNoir thank you so much Liz. That makes more sense. Perhaps they cd have made that a bit clearer!

via Tweetbot for iOS in reply to lizcastro

Script (hack) for repaginating fixed layout epubs (Perl, BBedit): http://t.co/5pXbUcen

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@lizcastro @eBookNoir don’t understand Apple’s 1400px-wide minimum. What page shape is implied given < 2m byte pxl limit? Basically square!

via Tweetbot for iOS in reply to lizcastro

@jeffsese No… replacing entities with hex chr codes. But thanks for the tip. Will look into identity templagtes

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Re-coded fixed-layout iBook of Don Juan (incl illustrations, not narration) for Readium. Replacing HTML entities the hardest part

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alanbeattie Wouldn’t it be *ace* if everyone understood the concepts of counterfactuals, opportunity costs & the fungibility of money?

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:30 PM, May 24th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

Downloads of my earlier Librivox recordings of Byron - Canto 1: 74,000; Canto 5: 5,000; Cantos 13-16: 1,500… http://t.co/2nuPA61z

via Safari on iOS

@timwilsoncomau Apples = the negotiator’s friend. Jet-lagged, 3am wrangles a horror. Eating an apple keeps the body alert. Tried it. Works!

via Tweetbot for iOS in reply to timwilsoncomau

Formatting Byron’s Don Juan for my forthcoming audio-ebook. A non-trivial task http://t.co/09iB14g8

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Unlike China, USA has a fountain of youth that’s just starting to flow (immigration will help,too) online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…

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H Ergas on the political history of wasteful redistribution: brilliant! goo.gl/kjTC6

via Mr. Reader

Seeking that happy volume where Bach penetrates, but gloomy-earnest ABC chatter drowns in the washing machine’s slush and slurry

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In any airport: amazing how alienating the repeated tonal riffs and thumps become when the wine is too poor to provide relief…

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J Sloan: proposed “illegal logging” import ban is protectionism not environmentalism ( goo.gl/hIoQq). Agree!

via Mr. Reader

@insteconomics Wilson doesn’t explain how Canberra gatekeepers can pretend to predict firms’ behaviour/success here. Give FIRB the brush!

via Tweetbot for iOS in reply to insteconomics

brewery by-products in Oz are all fluids and gasses. Vegemite (umami) flavours originate elsewhere.

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GE Money 28-Degrees credit card fraud-protection crap. Barred for 24 hrs (even after calling!) for trying to use 50% of my credit. Scissors!

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Japan nuke free (and dimmer) for the first time in forty years zite.to/ISFedx

via Zite Personalized Magazine

Hollande sets the test of his success: “have I advanced equality?” Easy! The route to greater equality is all downhill! lemonde.fr/election-presi…

via Safari on iOS

In Honolulu for academic confab on economic aspects of USA-Aust alliance in 21st C. Bombay-tonics on Waikiki buzz with harmony, prosperity

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Sarko sums it up (pre-cooked calumny but cute) «Vous voulez moins de riches, je veux moins de pauvres»

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alanbeattie It’s basically like watching a caffeinated up-all-night squirrel nipping at a slightly dopey just-got-up owl.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:26 AM, May 3rd, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

When Jean-Marie Le Pen tortured his father to death before his family in 1957, this boy stole and hid Le Pen’s dagger.. lemonde.fr/tiny/1694213/

via Le Monde.fr on iOS

@otixo imagine if Dropbox, iCloud and Google Drive were all down four hours at the same time. Can’t use a service that makes that a reality

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Prof Tania Voon’s analysis of a difficult WTO health-trade decision: US ban on kretek cigs. asil.org/pdfs/insights/…

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USTR Releases Ridiculous ‘Naughty’ Special 301 List For Countries Who Don’t Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants zite.to/IDAmZy via @Zite

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