Newsletter 266


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[1]Online Poker’s Big Winner
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      1. http://b.rw/fekhaP

Jay Caspian Kang | NY Mag | 25 March 2011

How Daniel Cates, gifted mathematician and avid gamer, became the highest
  earning online poker player aged 20. Endless practice, coupled with a fast,
  fearless and unpredictable style helped him defeat the world's best players

[2]Human Rights And Egypt's Transition
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      2. http://b.rw/hkwycy

Issandr El Amrani | Arabist | 25 March 2011

Intelligent summary of key issues facing Egypt. How can culture change to
  support accountability, human rights and public freedom when military police
  engage in widespread torture and propose laws to criminalise protests?

[3]Anthrax Redux: Did the Feds Nab The Wrong Guy?
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      3. http://b.rw/eyPlxq

Noah Shachtman | Wired | 24 March 2011

FBI's investigation into 2001 anthrax attacks was most costly and perhaps
  hardest case in agency history. After seven years blame pinned on dead
  biodefence researcher, Bruce Ivins. But is the real anthrax mailer still at
  large?

[4]Holi - The Festival Of Colors
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      4. http://b.rw/hfhtyl

Alan Taylor | The Atlantic | 22 March 2011

Stunning photo-essay of Hindu festival Holi where participants cover friends
  and strangers in bright, multi-coloured powders as they celebrate the advent
  of Spring and commemorate Krishna's divine pranks

[5]Society Has No Business To Permit Degenerates To Reproduce
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      5. http://b.rw/fErpxG

Theodore Roosevelt | Letters Of Note | 25 March 2011

Letter from former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt to founder of Eugenics
  Record Office. Penned in 1913 but recently published online. Shocking views:
  "we have no business to permit the perpetuation of citizens of the wrong
  type"

[6]G.E.’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether
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      6. http://b.rw/e64xuz

David Kocieniewski | NYT | 24 March 2011

America's largest corporation made a $5.2 billion profit in the US last
  year. But rather than paying out tax, it preferred to claim a tax benefit of
  $3.2 billion. How? Aggressive political lobbying and some creative
  accounting

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Henry Dimbleby on =HIS FAST FOOD PHILOSOPHY=
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-dimbleby-on-his-fast-food-philosophy

Co-founder of the Leon chain of healthy fast food restaurants describes his
  growth as a chef through books, from Orwell to Jacques Pépin [8]Continue
  reading…
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-dimbleby-on-his-fast-food-philosophy

Topic

[9]Relationships
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask), includes
  interviews with psychology and relationship experts from Mira Kirshenbaum to
  Kate  Figes  and  articles that cover the myriad of human complexities
  [10]Continue reading…
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      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Book of the Day

[11]Pnin
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/pnin-by-vladimir-nabokov

-by Vladimir Nabokov -

_Maxim  D  Shrayer  says:_ "The novel is to a large extent about Russian
  culture misunderstood by Westerners. But it is also a truncated love story
  with a moral dilemma. [12]More recommendations…
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      12. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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