So long and thanks for all the fish
Born in 1982, the occasional blogger known as dk.au should probably know better. An Inner Sydney Native, he looks forward to progressing from: darting cyclist to conspicuous, SUV-wheeled consumer of tolled roads; mediocre athleticism to beer bellied impotence; and postgraduate researcher in Science and Technology Studies to catch-what-you-can contractor. Between hangovers, he tends shrines to Alison Goldfrapp, Mr. Scruff and the producers of The Wire. His letters also include BSocSc BA(Hons.) and, within a couple of years or so, PhD.
By dk.au on January 19, 2012
This Downfall remix is both entertaining and informative
By dk.au on December 9, 2011
Possum’s latest post is, rightly, receiving a lot of attention. In the utilitarian economic equivalent of that American soldier in 2003 yelling at Iraqis to thank him for their freedom, he outlines the tremendous position we’re in with reference to […]
By dk.au on April 26, 2011
Isabelle Stengers, one of the most interesting and provocative defenders of science against both social constructivists and those who believe they’re speaking in the name of Nature, published an interesting op-ed on the ongoing, and increasing problems of trust between […]
By dk.au on March 25, 2011
Core containment structures may have held, but Update: The battle to prevent a meltdown appears to have been lost, according to Former GE boiling-water safety chief Richard Lahey. The damage to fuel storage facilities at Fukushima appear to have caused […]
By dk.au on February 24, 2011
During this morning’s press conference, Brown, Combet and Gillard drew on a number of justifications for a carbon price: the logic of the market itself (as with multiple references to economic efficiency), fairness, redistribution of income to low income households, […]
By dk.au on February 7, 2011
So Q and A is back for a third season on the ABC. Four things were struck me after sitting through most of the (tedious) first episode 1. It’s the Jerry Springer show for people with degrees (and twitter accounts) […]
By dk.au on February 3, 2011
Little wonder Bob Katter yesterday complained of media terrorizing residents with fear mongering.
By dk.au on November 25, 2010
The infinite substitutability of inputs is one stupid neoclassical economic idea that urgently needs revising – at least, according to ecological economists and their fellow travellers. To that end,the Story of Electronics (embedded below the fold) is an excellent addition […]
By dk.au on November 18, 2010
This is a (rather too lengthy) review essay of What’s Mine is Yours by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. After seeing Botsman speak at TEDxSydney, I requested a review copy from the publisher.
By dk.au on November 16, 2010
Naomi Oreskes is touring her book Merchants of Doubt. She’s a rare breed of science communicator who is both trained in natural science and Science and Technology Studies/Sociology of Science. This means she can wipe the floor with any climate change […]
By dk.au on October 19, 2010
The Liberals have put much at stake painting the Home Insulation Program as an unmitigated disaster. However Possum has conducted a rigorous analysis of fire rates, controlling for a number of issues. The bottom line is that, “the data strongly […]