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* Pessimist's Guide To Next 10 Years
Douglas Coupland | Globe & Mail | 8 October 2010
Practical tips for making the best of the bad decade to come. "Try to
live near a subway entrance. In a world of crazy-expensive oil, it's the
only real estate that will hold its value, if not increase"
* Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
Neal Ascherson | Guardian | 9 October 2010
High praise for book on Europe's murderous decades. Timothy Snyder
"brings together the enormous mass of fresh research into Soviet and
Nazi killing, and produces something like a final and definitive
* Google Cars Drive Themselves
John Markoff | NYT | 9 October 2010
And it's not an April 1st dateline. News from the future. Google has
quietly developed a fleet of driverless cars operating safely on
California roads, even in busy traffic, using AI, GPS and sensors
* Why Do We Root For Underdogs?
Kari Tulinius | Run Of Play | 9 October 2010
Underdogs should be charming, likeable, not merely tormentors of others.
Best are tricksters showing up the powerful. For football fans, backing
underdogs can be form of pain management
* Women Don't Want To Run Startups
Penelope Trunk | TechCrunch | 9 October 2010
Entrepreneur steps back from her startup, explains why. Offers a few
home truths to women. Don't even think about launching startup if you
have young kids. Employ men in their twenties. Prepare for hell anyway
* The Politicisation Of Judaism
Brandon Davis | Daily Princetonian | 6 October 2010
Tribalism that persuaded Jewish people to stand up for Israel
unconditionally is foolish, outdated. The occupation is wrong, the
blockade is wrong, the displacement of people is wrong. American Jews
must say so
* Topic: Invented Languages
From Na'avi and Klingon to Esperanto and Pascal, by way of Polari and
gender-neutral pronouns. Most... Continue reading...
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