Newsletter 265


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[3]Best Journalism Job Ad Ever
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/feA6e6

Matthew Doig | Mother Jones | 23 March 2011

"If you’re the type of sicko who likes holing up in a tiny, closed office
  with reporters of questionable hygiene, building databases to take on
  powerful people and institutions that wish you were dead, then you’re our
  kind of sicko"

[4]When It's Not Your Turn
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/evYsBv

Sean Michael Robinson | Hooded Utilitarian | 23 March 2011

Weird and wonderful appreciation of "The Wire", written as though "The Wire"
  was a 19C work of literature. Its characters, especially Omar, are in the
  gothic tradition of the Brontes. Its social realism clearly influenced
  Dickens

[5]Awaiting The Unthinkable
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/eYqhUV

Joe Pappalardo | Popular Mechanics | 23 March 2011

There's a ranch-house in Montana, with a helicopter pad and a microwave
  tower. And a door off the hall, that leads to an elevator, that goes down 65
  feet into the earth. To a bunker where men sit ready to fire nuclear
  missiles

[6]The Aghanistan "Kill Team" Photos: A Soldier's Perspective
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/dZonA9

Kristen Tsetsi | LIFT | 23 March 2011

Interview with outspoken military blogger C.J. Grisham on gruesome photos
  out of Afghanistan showing small group of U.S. soldiers posing with dead
  Afghans. Opens into thoughtful discussion of military culture and the modern
  soldier

[7]Blown Turrets, Human Shields, Thank You Libya!
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/grnHVh

Gary Brecher | Exiled | 23 March 2011

Latest from the War Nerd's fine new daily blog. "The Moskit is the fastest
  antiship missile in the world, hitting Mach 2.2 at low altitude. Unstoppable
  by shipborne defenses. If you ask me, ALL shipborne missile defence is
  bullshit"

[8]How 50 Billion Connected Devices Could Transform Everyday Life
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/i6f2zD

Marshall Kirkpatrick | ReadWriteWeb | 23 March 2011

What is The Internet Of Things? You're sure to have heard this buzz phrase
  before; it gets VC's and tech analysts overly excited but do you really
  understand the concept? Leading expert offers clearest explanation we have
  seen

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[9]Hugh Pope on =TURKISH POLITICS=
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hugh-pope-on-turkish-politics

The Istanbul-based author and former foreign correspondent discusses the
  legacy of Atatürk, the country’s convergence with Europe and why no book has
  yet been written on Erdogan and the AKP [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hugh-pope-on-turkish-politics

Topic

[11]Popular Science
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary
  [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Book of the Day

[13]The Big Sleep
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/big-sleep-by-raymond-chandler

-by Raymond Chandler -

[14]Simon Brett says: I think the writing is just so beautiful. But Raymond
  Chandler’s hopeless at plots, as we know. [15]More recommendations…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-brett-on-whodunnits
      15. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

@[16]tweetingmanatee Great read in the @[17]bostonreview: Tom Kochan on the
  labor wars in Wisconsin. (cf [18]fivebooks [19]b.rw/FbBPj) [20]b.rw/hTQH7L
  #[21]browsings
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