Newsletter 413


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

[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Gold Coins: The Mystery of the Double Eagle
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/row4T7

Susan Berfield | Businessweek | 25 August 2011

Intriguing tale of rare Double Eagle gold coin. “It’s a freak. The coins
  shouldn’t have been minted, but they were." Most were melted into bullion in
  1937. But some escaped. So the Secret Service has been chasing them for 70
  years [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gold-coins-mystery-double-eagle

[7]Behind Closed Doors: Gaddafi And MI6
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qn4Bbx

Gordon Corera | Independent | 25 August 2011

Libyan leader, scared by American attack on Baghdad in 2003, approached
  British secret service via Saif to discuss giving up nuclear programme.
  Relations twist and turn from enmity to friendship, and back to enmity
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/behind-closed-doors-gaddafi-and-mi6

[9]The Lap Of Luxembourgery
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qxx9pg

Eric Pape | Foreign Policy | 15 August 2011

"In the dark heart of Europe lies a nation rotten to the core. A secret
  banking haven. Where democracy is a joke." We're talking Luxembourg. World's
  highest per capita GDP. Just as well. Also highest debt: $3.76m per capita
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lap-luxembourgery

[11]A Critique Of Pure Gold
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ngRGOW

Barry Eichengreen | National Interest | 24 August 2011

Tea Partiers and libertarians want America back on gold standard: Let
  market, not Fed, decide money supply. Wrong, wrong, wrong. It wouldn't help.
  It probably couldn't be done. And it would give government more power, not
  less [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/critique-pure-gold

[13]Chavs
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oGKXOe

Andrew Gamblw | TLS | 24 August 2011

Review of Owen Jones's book on demonisation of English poor. Gains new
  salience in wake of London riots. Working class has become "a beleaguered
  minority, stripped of its dignity, its self-worth, its culture and its hope"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/chavs

[15]The Day That Damned The Dodgers
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oTfi9e

Lee Jenkins | Sports Illustrated | 24 August 2011

Opening day of the new baseball season, 2011. Loyal fans stream into Dodger
  Stadium, LA, hoping for a win to quell their anger at the club's disastrous
  management. By the end of the day, the stadium was a crime scene. Compelling
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/day-damned-dodgers

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Misha Glenny on Cyber Security
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

There's an unseen, and mostly unacknowledged, cyber war going on. The author
  of _Dark Market_ tells us who's involved, how far it spreads and what could
  happen if we let it continue unchecked [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

Featured Topic

[19]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

With rebels in control of much of Tripoli, the battle to remove Colonel
  Gaddafi is reaching its endgame. Read our selection of articles about the
  Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raising hopes of a
  better future   [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

@tzaf An interview with Steven Pinker from 2004 republished in the lovely
  'Turing Dreams' blog t.co/cxgdWeF #browsings[21]#browsings [22]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essays-great-depression-by-ben-s-bernanke

[24]Essays on the Great Depression by Ben S. Bernanke
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essays-great-depression-by-ben-s-bernanke

Robert Barro says: “The book focuses on the Great Depression as a credit
  implosion. It's Ben Bernanke’s most important contribution in terms of
  macroeconomics and financial economics" [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[26]Bahrain: Shouting In The Dark
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/bahrain-shouting-dark

Al-Jazeera documentary that Saudi and Bahraini authorities tried to bury.
  Melodramatic, but interesting
  [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[28]Steve Jobs, on market research
    Links:
      28. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/08/apple-after-jobs/244162

"It's hard for customers to tell you what they want when they've never
    seen anything remotely like it"

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

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