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Tuesday, 23 January

06:36

Mesoamerican Reef gets improving bill of health "IndyWatch Feed National"

A recent report tracking the health of the Mesoamerican Reef indicates that conservation efforts might be helping to turn the tide for the reef itself and the people who depend on it. Reefs face ever increasing stress which is outpacing that of our management actions, Melanie McField, an ecologist at the Smithsonian Institution, said in a statement. [The] measured improvement in reef health demonstrates our capacity to stem the trajectory of decline. McField directs a consortium of scientific, government, fishing and conservation organizations called the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative, or HRI, that produces regular report cards on the health of the reef. The most recent one was released in early January and pulls together data from more than 300 sites on the reef that measure the reefs live coral, algae cover and fish populations. Parrotfish are herbivorous and can help keep fleshy green algae on reefs in check. Photo by Francesca Diaco, courtesy of Healthy Reefs Initiative. The Mesoamerican Reef, second in size only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, stretches through 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of the territorial waters of four countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Despite some differences in how sections of the reef are doing, the general health of the reef as a whole has risen from poor in 2006 to fair today. HRI shared the report just after Belize passed a moratorium on oil and gas exploration to protect its part of the Mesoamerican Reef in late December 2017. Although HRI says

Bei Technik (und auch sonstigen Lebensumstnden) habe ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bei Technik (und auch sonstigen Lebensumstnden) habe ich mehrfach die Erfahrung gemacht, dass es Dinge gibt, bei denen man nicht mehr gewillt ist, auf den alten Stand zurckzugehen, wenn man das einmal in ordentlich erlebt hat. Ich erinnere mich noch an den bergang von Rhrenmonitoren zu Flachbildschirmen, das war sowas. Oder wenn man zuhause mehr Internet-Bandbreite kriegt, dann fhlen sich so Hotel-WLANs pltzlich viel schlimmer an, geradezu unaushaltbar schlimm. Oder bei SSDs ist es auch so.

Wieso nutzen Firmen das eigentlich nicht aus? Firmen geben ein Heidengeld aus, um Mitarbeiter an sich zu binden, damit die nicht nach der Ausbildung woanders hin gehen. Aber bei Software tolerieren die Kreativitt- und Lebensfreude-vernichtende Krckenlsungen. Schlechte Sthle, schlechte Tische, Groraumbros, das hatte ich ja schon in meinem Antipatterns-Vortrag. Aber erweitert das mal auf Software und brokratische Prozesse. Stellt euch mal vor, in einer Firma funktionieren die Prozesse von alleine, vllig stressfrei. Du brauchst irgendwas? Die Dokumentation ist verfgbar und auffindbar, das Formular fragt dich nicht nach Dingen, die die Firma eh schon ber dich wei, du musst nicht Internet Explorer 8 benutzen, damit die Seite funktioniert, sowas.

Das erstreckt sich auch auf ganz praktische Aspekte bei der Softwareentwicklung.

Normalerweise, wenn ich zum Kunden gehe, vergeht der erste Tag damit, dass die ihre Brokratie auf die Reihe kriegen. Und das ist der gute Fall, nachdem die schon in Vorarbeit gegangen sind. Das ist nur noch sowas wie Badges abholen, Account aktivieren, Netzwerkzugang kriegen, Zugang zum Quellcode, etc. Aber ich habe einmal erlebt, bei VMware, dass dieser ganze Kram schon fertig war, bzw. "mal eben schnell geklickt wurde" in dem Meeting am Anfang. So ala "Was brauchen wir? Einen Server mit dem Quellcode? Braucht ihr den auf einer festen IP? Wollt ihr Windows mit Visual Studio? Eclipse? Linux? Alles einmal?" und whrend wir die Frage beantworteten, klickten die da kurz zusammen, Instanzen fuhren irgendwo hoch, und fertig war die Laube.

Na gut, denkt ihr euch jetzt vielleicht, das ist ja auch deren Kerngeschft. VMs hochfahren. Ja und nein. Ich habe schon Datenbankhersteller erlebt, wo es mehrere Tage dauerte, bis ein Account im System war, und dann nach Abholen des Badges dauerte es nochmal einen Tag, bis das Aktiv-Flag sich durchs System repliziert hatte und man sich auch einloggen konnte. Und das ist noch nicht einer der schlimmsten Flle. In den meisten Firmen da drauen ist die Infrastruktur in bemitleidenswertem Zustand, und die Leute arrangieren sich einfach damit.

Ich frage mich gerade, ob man das nicht ndern knnte, wenn man da blo aus einer anderen Perspektive draufguckt. Wenn man das als Manahme zur Mitarbeiterbindung sieht. Denn wer einmal in einer Firma war, wo so Lebensqualittsvernichtungs...

06:21

MACKAY News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Tuesday 23rd January 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY January 23, 2018 at 04:33AM ,

News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Tuesday 23rd January 2018

January 23, 2018 at 04:33AM ,

Shes been bailed and will appear in the Mackay magistrates court in February. Frank and George Vella will not be forgotten in Sarina. The two brothers laid to rest after being found in a molasses tank they were cleaning only a week ago. Locals attending their funeral yesterday to say goodbye to them.

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MACKAY West Mackay garage ransacked as resident was gardening "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY January 22, 2018 at 08:30AM ,

West Mackay garage ransacked as resident was gardening

January 22, 2018 at 08:30AM ,

A KELSO man has been slapped with multiple charges after allegedly ransacking cars in a West Mackay garage as the homeowner was gardening. It is understood the resident of the Nebo Rd home was gardening in their side garden at 9.40am on Saturday when the man allegedly snuck into the open

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05:39

University Paradoxes: A Decent Degree And No Job; A Job And No Degree Of Decency "IndyWatch Feed National"

Every first-year Philosophy undergraduate learns how to recognise a paradox, and there are two basic types.

The first is a proposition that is made on the basis of apparently sound reasoning from acceptable premises, but leads to a false conclusion. The classical example is the liars paradox.

A liar who says I am lying makes an apparently sound claim on the basis of an apparently sound premise the fact that they are a liar. But it turns out that it is impossible for this statement to be either true or false: either way they cannot really be a liar.

The second type of paradox is when a seemingly absurd or contradictory proposition on closer investigation turns out to be true. So for instance the counter-intuitive idea that particles can be in two places at once turns out to be true once we familiarise ourselves with the laws of quantum mechanics.

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Paradoxes of both types can be observed in the UK and Australian higher education sectors this week.

On this side of the world, we can see of evidence of a type-1 paradox: lets call it, the graduate labour market paradox.

On 8 January, Quality Indicators for Teaching and Learning (QILT) published the results of the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey. The survey stated that 84% of employers were satisfied overall with the skills of the university graduates they employed, with 93% saying that the graduates they employed were prepared very well, or well for their current employment.

Federal Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham.Federal Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham.

Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham released a statement on the survey, saying that these results were encouraging because they allow students to compare how courses are viewed by their prospective employers as part of a clearer picture of our higher education system. According to Senator Birmingham, the survey will allow students to make better decisions when considering the courses and careers they choose to embark on.

However, as QILTs...

03:08

Organizing resistance to Internet censorship "IndyWatch Feed National"

The matter is urgent; voices must be raised!

Documentarian John Pilger issues statement of support for January 16 webinar, Organizing resistance to Internet censorship

11 January 2018
The following statement was sent by award-winning Australian journalist and documentarian John Pilger in support of the upcoming webinar, Organizing resistance to Internet censorship: An online discussion with Chris Hedges and David North. Pilgers documentaries include The Quiet Mutiny (1970), Year Zero (1979), Utopia (2013) and, most recently, The Coming War on China (2016), on US aggression in Asia.
The webinar featuring Hedges and North will be held Tuesday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m. EST. For more information and to register, click here.
As a journalist and filmmaker who has long navigated the mainstream, I offer my support to this important discussion between Chris Hedges and David North.
Something has changed. Although the media was always a loose extension of capital power, it is now almost fully integrated. Dissent once tolerated in the mainstream has regressed to a metaphoric underground as liberal capitalism moves toward a form of corporate...

02:39

Why is the Israeli army finally worried that Gaza is on the brink of collapse? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last week Israeli military officials for the first time echoed what human rights groups and the United Nations have been saying for some time: that Gazas economy and infrastructure stand on the brink of collapse.

They should know.

More than 10 years ago the Israeli army tightened its grip on Gaza, enforcing a blockade on goods coming in and out of the tiny coastal enclave that left much of the 2 million-strong population there unemployed, impoverished and hopeless.

Since then, Israel has launched three separate major military assaults that have destroyed Gazas infrastructure, killed many thousands and left tens of thousands more homeless and traumatised.

Gaza is effectively an open-air prison, an extremely overcrowded one, with only a few hours of electricity a day and its ground water polluted by seawater and sewage.

After a decade of this horrifying experiment in human endurance, the Israeli army finally appears to be concerned about whether Gaza can cope much longer.

In recent days it has begun handing out forms, with more than a dozen questions, to the small number of Palestinians allowed briefly out of Gaza mainly business people trading with Israel, those needing emergency medical treatment and family members accompanying them.

One question asks bluntly whether they are happy, another whom they blame for their economic troubles. A statistician might wonder whether the answers can be trusted, given that the sample group is so heavily dependent on Israels good will for their physical and financial survival.

But the survey does at least suggest that Israels top brass may be open to new thinking, after decades of treating Palestinians only as target practice, lab rats or sheep to be herded into cities, freeing up land for Jewish settlers. Has the army finally understood that Palestinians are human beings too, with limits to the suffering they can soak up?

According to the local media, the army is in part responding to practical concerns. It is reportedly worried that, if epidemics break out, the diseases will quickly spread into Israel.

And if Gazas economy collapses too, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians could be banging on Israels door or rather storming its hi-tech incarceration fence to be allowed in. The army has no realistic contingency plans for either scenario.

It may be considering too its image and defence case if its commanders ever find themselves in the dock at the International Criminal Court in the Hague accused of war crimes.

Nonetheless, neither Israeli politicians nor Washington appear to be taking the armys warnings to heart. In fact, things look set to get worse.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netany...

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