This weeks links (2017-06-26)

In brief:

* The war on privacy (2017-Jun-16) [Radio Adelaide]
How safe is your data? Dr. Suelette Dreyfus a technology researched at The University of Melbourne joined Jennie Lenman and Ian Newton to speak about the government’s eagerness to access encrypted data through the ‘backdoor’ of the internet. Suelette discussed the importance of privacy and how these laws can be potentially dangerous.

* Tolkien’s inspiration for climate advocates (2017-Jun-28) [Eureka Street]

* 23 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do (2017-Jun-23) [The Art of Manliness]
Even though the modern world isn’t any more dangerous than it was thirty or forty years ago, it feels like a more perilous place. Or, more accurately, we inhabit the world today in a way that’s much more risk averse; for a variety of very interesting and nuanced reasons, our tolerance for risk, especially concerning our children’s safety, has steadily declined.


* Kilian Jornet: inside the mind of the world’s best mountain runner – video [Guardian]
Kilian Jornet, 29, is widely considered the world’s best ultra-distance and mountain runner. Last month, he conquered Mount Everest twice in one week without using supplemental oxygen or fixed ropes. A project called Summits of My Life has taken him to the peaks of Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Denali and Aconcagua. We asked him what makes him tick and how it feels to be on top of the world.

* LIGHTING THE FIRE : Jim Walmsley’s Unlikely Road to Western States 100


* Cyclists using mobile phones in Victoria to face $476 fine from July (2017-Jun-27) [The Age]
Unless parked, riders will be fined for using their mobile phones, even while stationary.
Exemptions will apply if the phone is secured in a mounting affixed to the bicycle, not held by the rider, or is being used to perform a navigational or intelligent highway vehicle system function.

* Dockless bike share: privacy and safety concerns voiced ahead of Sydney launch (2017-Jun-25) [Guardian]

Some reading/listening:


Something from Bandcamp:
Viper Vixen Goddess Saint by Fire Down Below

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