Newsletter 376


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

[5]How One Man Hacked His Way Into The Slot-Machine Industry
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/o0Gixd

Brendan Koerner | Wired | 15 July 2011

Astonishing story of the inventive, illegal behaviour of Rodolfo Rodriguez
  Cabrera. Mastermind of global counterfeit slot-machine business. His problem
  was that he became too successful. Now in Texan prison, stateless
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-one-man-hacked-his-way-slot-machine-industry

[7]Inside Rebekah Brooks' News Of The World
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/n23D02

Georgina Prodhan & Kate Holton | Reuters | 16 July 2011

"Journalists who worked there describe an industrialised operation of
  dubious information-gathering, reporters under intense pressure attempting
  to land exclusive stories by whatever means necessary, and a culture of
  fear" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/inside-rebekah-brooks-news-world

[9]Mastering The Machine
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pLxhip

John Cassidy | New Yorker | 18 July 2011

Profile of Ray Dalio, head of Bridgewater Associates, world's strangest
  hedge fund. Macro-economist, aspirational philosopher, radically transparent
  manager. And hunter. Not only of profits but buffalo. Armed with bow and
  arrow [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mastering-machine

[11]We're Spent
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pJlDQB

David Leonhardt | NYT | 16 July 2011

Futile to think that America's economy and jobs market will recover soon.
  "We are living through a tremendous bust. It isn’t simply a housing bust.
  It’s a fizzling of the great consumer bubble that was decades in the making"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/were-spent

[13]Michele Bachmann's Hazardous Love For Israel
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/q8NZss

Jeffrey Goldberg | Bloomberg | 18 July 2011

"To much of the Christian right, Israel isn’t a real nation-state facing
  painful choices. It is, instead, a biblical fantasyland, and an instrument
  of Christian salvation." There are dangers in this, both for US policy and
  Israel [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/michele-bachmanns-hazardous-love-israel

[15]The Cuban Grapevine
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/p8ojC5

James Scudamore | Intelligent Life | 11 July 2011

Anecdote-rich despatch from Havana shows how Cuba is changing. Masses of
  mobile phones now but price of texting means people send each other "missed
  calls" instead. Still only 2% of Cubans online. Information is shared by USB
  stick [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cuban-grapevine

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Randall Grahm on Wine
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/randall-grahm-on-wine

The Californian winemaker gives us a fabulously eclectic reading list for
  understanding and enjoying the world of wine [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/randall-grahm-on-wine

Featured Topic

[19]Art
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/art

What are the most influential art books? Is cow dung art? How political was
  Picasso?  What's the correct etiquette for a gallery opening? All this
  answered and more [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/art

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k Paul   Krugman   |   Murdoch   Most  Foul  -  NYTimes.com
  - [22]goo.gl/P6c15 #[23]browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://goo.gl/P6c15
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hack’s-progress-by-phillip-knightley

[26]A Hack’s Progress by Phillip Knightley
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hack’s-progress-by-phillip-knightley

[27]Nick Davies says: "Knightley is simply an amazing journalist. The book
  has two different kinds of appeal – for a journalist, it’s full of technical
  insight about what works but, for any reader, it’s just full of great tales"
  [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nick-davies-on-investigative-journalism
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Martin Bell: 'Journalism attracts ruthless people'
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/martin-bell-journalism-attracts-ruthless-people

"We're witnessing the end of the Murdocracy, 30 years of cutting corners for
  profit"
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]James Wolcott, on Murdoch
    Links:
      31. http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott/2011/07/apart-from-the-lunatic-asylum-cry.html

"If the fall of the house of Murdoch is a tragedy, it's the feel-good
    tragedy of the century"

[32]More quotes
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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