Newsletter 472


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]Should Some Bankers Be Prosecuted?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tqbNwM

Jeff Madrick & Frank Partnoy | NYRB | 24 October 2011

Financial firms on Wall Street and elsewhere unambiguously and
  overwhelmingly created the conditions that led to catastrophe. Yet not a
  single criminal charge has been filed against anyone at a major bank. Why is
  this? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/should-some-bankers-be-prosecuted

[7]Deep Intellect
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/u0uPGq

Sy Montgomery | Orion | 25 October 2011

What goes on in the mind of an octopus? "As we gazed into each other’s eyes,
  Athena encircled my arms with hers, latching on with first dozens, then
  hundreds of her sensitive, dexterous suckers. She changed colour beneath my
  touch" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/deep-intellect

[9]6 Guys In A Capsule
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/tJZWyU

Bill Donahue | Wired | 21 October 2011

"The Institute for Biomedical Problems is a world leader in the torture of
  isolation." But even it has never tried anything like this before. Locking
  six brave men in a tiny capsule. For 520 days. To test our ability to reach
  Mars [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/6-guys-capsule

[11]The Myth Of Greek Profligacy
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/vxFnPN

Marshall Auerback & Rob Parenteau | Naked Capitalism | 24 October 2011

"Reading the press, one gets the impression of a bunch of lazy Mediterranean
  scroungers, enjoying one of the highest standards of living in Europe while
  making the frugal Germans pick up the tab. This is nonsensical propaganda"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/myth-greek-profligacy

[13]Cosmic Neutrality
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/vYfWXx

Frederic James | LRB | 20 October 2011

Review of newly translated novel by Danish 1917 Nobel prizewinner. Doesn't
  sound compelling, but read on. Interesting throughout, especially on nature
  of rebellion in Nordic countries, and problems of writing novels about
  business [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cosmic-neutrality

[15]The Amanuensis
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ty0SL6

Mark Van de Walle | Paris Review | 24 October 2011

Portrait of Steve Lowe: Writer of pornographic novels, assistant to William
  Burroughs, California hotelier, countercultural hub. "He was the center of
  an elaborate network of near-mystical coincidence whose tendrils ran
  everywhere" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/amanuensis

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Dorothy Singer on Play
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dorothy-singer-on-play

Play is a vital learning experience. But not all play is equal. Some helps
  children develop their imagination and learn cooperative behaviour. Some
  doesn’t. The Yale psychologist explains all [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dorothy-singer-on-play

Featured Topic

[19]Euro On The Brink
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so, how?
  And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k The  cold,  hard  truth:  the  Euro is finished | Liberal
  Conspiracy   |   Frances   Coppola [22]t.co/I6QtwrxA via   @[23]libcon
  [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/10/25/the-cold-hard-truth-the-euro-is-finished
      23. http://twitter.com/libcon
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/levant-by-philip-mansel

[27]Levant by Philip Mansel
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/levant-by-philip-mansel

[28]Norman Stone says: “Philip Mansel’s book Levant is a comparison of
  Beirut,  Alexandria and Smyrna in the modern age. It’s an awfully good
  book” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-stone-on-turkish-history
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Occupy Oakland: Teargas Fired
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/occupy-oakland-teargas-fired

A heavy-handed response by police? You decide
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Ray Kurzweil, on progress
    Links:
      32. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=e-zimmer-can-you-live-forever

Thirty linear steps take you to 30. Thirty exponential steps take you to a
    billion

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

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