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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps October 13

Two weeks worth of scraps, whales, weinstein and more…

Culture

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Sep 29

On American colonialism, racism, football and more

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Bharat’s pocket scraps Sep 22

All the charismatic mega(and not so mega)fauna news

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Bharat’s pocket scraps September 15

Google , car accidents, climate change and more

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Pocket scraps Sep 8 (ish)

The octopus story, and more…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps Sep 1

Spicy food, terrible Indian government decisions and more

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Bharat’s pocket scraps August 25

Birding, Margaret Atwood, so much to look forward to on Spec-Fi TV, and justice

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Bharat’s pocket scraps August 18

White Supremacy, the partition, and more

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps August 12

The India-Pakistan partition, evo-psych douchebags and more

Media

Panels of illustrations from the Great Moon Hoax of 1835.

More nuanced theories of journalism needed

A good theory of journalism helps us understand what media are not journalistic. And, equally important, a theory helps us understand what unconventional kinds of media are journalistic…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps August 4

Tolkien, Dunkirk, Confederate and more make for a pop-culture heavy scrap pile this week.

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Bharat”s Pocket Scraps July 28

Trout, mental health, the role of luck and agency and much more!

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps July 21

Rising from the ashes, a Buffalo suburb ends its dependence on coal First in a series on communities overcoming obstacles to become cleaner and greener. Sixteen months ago, the coal-fired […]

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps July 14

Margaret Atwood and Junot Diaz, and a whole bunch of disturbing links :(

News

Bharat’s Pocket Scraps July 7

What I found interesting last week

News

Canada 150; resist 150; decolonize 150

UBCIC Rejects Canada150 Celebrations

Republished with permission: “Canada150” is not representative of the history of our lands and territories, or of our present realities as Indigenous Peoples. We, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), cannot, in all good conscience, participate in, and will not celebrate…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps June 30

Economics, Sci Fi feminist dystopia, Canada 150 and more, my pocket scraps for the week.

Design

A ladybug crawls slowly along a leaf: encryption bugs.

Fixing the HTTPS on a Knight Lab TimelineJS instance

Last year I used TimelineJS to create a nice interactive timeline of some misogynist tweets by Colby Cosh. After we added HTTPS to our website, the article never properly encrypted…

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps – June 23

Things I read that I found share worthy this week

Culture

Meghan looking adorable in an old school sedan in the 80s in Ontario.

Hitchhikings

In which Meghan and Sherwin reflect on the old days, hitchhiking, and being young and lucky (and privileged) …

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Bharat’s Pocket Scraps – June 16

Things I read that I found share worthy this week (and some previous weeks)

Media

Several rows of old school card catalogues at a library

A newspaper is an index

What does an Auto Trader, a phone book, a card catalog, a post office, a mall map, Google and a newspaper all have in common…

Politics

Illustration of a wall of trophies of different kinds of animals, including the predator!

Nine animals that we should be trophy hunting instead of grizzly bears

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of how to help stop the commercial trophy hunting of bears in BC, which is ongoing and totally unethical. But I’m pretty smart, so I put this problem in my mind-vice and I’m a genius…

Politics

BC Election results from 2009

BC’s third parties and the election

Are you “tired” of the two main parties and planning on voting for a third party/independent? Some questions to consider