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22 Apr 2014
Ejeca – What You Think · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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21 Apr 2014
Hodge – Renegades · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Hodge – Amor Fati · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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123Mrk – Secret Secret · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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123Mrk – Versatile · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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24 Apr 2014
Proper, full on rant about the evil that is pet cats and dogs. · Google+ Posts View the site
Proper, full on rant about the evil that is pet cats and dogs.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/nature-up/2013/dec/09/1

I approve of this message. Not only do they need daily emptying which leads to the poo-fairy and cat shit in the garden, but they kill song birds, and the pet food industry causes untold havoc. Have you any idea how hard it is to get organic, free range, cat food? Even in Waitrose? Never mind the happiness of your cat, what about the happiness of the animals that were bred to feed it? Eh?
 Greenish kitty plague spreads through US websites »
A blight of mindless cat and dog stories has infected US enviro news sites. Who's to blame?

Here's a thought experiment for futurists and especially the Californian Long Now enthusiasts. · Google+ Posts View the site
Here's a thought experiment for futurists and especially the Californian Long Now enthusiasts.

Imagine for a moment that Spartacus had won, Roman slaves had been freed and a mercantilist middle class had grown up. The Roman Empire hadn't collapsed under the weight of decadence and the Goths. And so a Roman Empire version of the Renaissance and Age of Enlightenment had happened around AD500-600. A Newton and/or Leibniz would have appeared around AD700 (notwithstanding the problems of trying to do Principia Mathematica in Roman numerals!) The industrial revolution would have followed in AD800 and computers, electronic and computer revolutions would have appeared in AD970. Peak oil would have happened around AD1020.

So now in 2014, we'd be about 1000 years into a post industrial, post global-warming, post unlimited-resource world.

What would it look like?

This post was inspired by http://blog.longnow.org/02014/04/19/the-knowledge/ I'm really quite conflicted by the Long Now foundation and the idea of getting futurist darlings like Eno to produce lists of books for a "Manual for Civilisation" or rather a "Library to reboot civilisation". Somewhat in the style of A Canticle for Leibowitz, because this civilisation is doomed and it would be a shame if the last 200 years of growth were lost when it inevitably collapses. See http://blog.longnow.org/category/manual-for-civilization/ It feels like this has changed from a thought experiment to try and get people to think about what we're doing to ourselves into a business selling books and seminars, feeding vampirically on a very western insecurity.

Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of a Clock for 10,000 years ( http://longnow.org/projects/ ) or the Long Player song that doesn't repeat for 1000 years.  ( http://longplayer.org/ ) I just wonder about the way Doom (with a capital D) is becoming an industry in the same way as Self Help, Lifestyle Coaches and all the other WooWoo. There's VC, donations from unbelievably rich tech people, celebrity endorsement, TED talks and so on and on.

Remember the words of Philip Dick; The Roman Empire never ended.
 The Knowledge »
One of the early inspirations for creating the Manual for Civilization was an email I received from Lewis Dartnell in London asking me for information...

"Because Darwin" is NOT the answer to everything. If the Social Darwinists weren't bad enough here's... · Google+ Posts View the site
"Because Darwin" is NOT the answer to everything. If the Social Darwinists weren't bad enough here's the Cosmological Darwinists. Apparently the universe is just the black hole's method of producing more black holes.

http://io9.com/whats-the-purpose-of-the-universe-heres-one-possible-a-1564636270
 What's The Purpose Of The Universe? Here's One Possible Answer »
It's tempting to think of the universe as a meaningless repository for celestial objects like planets and stars. But an intriguing theory suggests there's much more to the cosmos than meets the eye — and that black holes play an integral role in what our universe is actually trying to achieve.

21 Apr 2014
Glimpse – Train In Austria · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – Thank You · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – Enjoyable Employable · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – I Know I Show It · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – Feel OK · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – New Beginnings · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – Alone Again · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – Things To Do In Denver · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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20 Apr 2014
Glimpse – If I Was Your Girl · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – Walk Tall · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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19 Apr 2014
Defekt – Delusional · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Romare – Jimmy · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Sunrise (Outro) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Monarch · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Gretchen · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Welcome To Berlin (Night) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Insert Random Club Name Here · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Schillerpromenade · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Try Me feat. Ego Ella May · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Herrmannplatz · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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IAMNOBODI – Welcome To Berlin · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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18 Apr 2014
Glimpse – L.E.D. · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Glimpse – Baretta · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Omar-S – Surpass · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Omar-S – Frogs · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Omar-S – Romancing The Stone · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Omar-S – Leave · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Breathe In Air (feat. Soundmouse) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Afterglow (feat. Soundmouse) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – The Cold In You (feat. Soundmouse) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Distraction · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – So Far Away · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – A Different Time · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Night Lights (feat. Cian Finn) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Never Fade Away · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Tides · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Whistling in the Dark (feat. Augustus Ghost) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Tokoi · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Storm (feat. Jess Mills) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Here Comes the Sun (feat. Soundmouse) · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Phaeleh – Journey · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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Factory Floor – Work Out · jbond's Recently Played Tracks View the site
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