Newsletter 709


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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus
  FiveBooks interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[6]How I Accidentally Kickstarted the Domestic Drone Boom
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NjXHyH

Chris Anderson | Wired | 22 June 2012

Editor of Wired is playing with his kids in 2007, decides he can build
  a better remote-control plane using repurposed Lego parts, starts a
  social network of like-minded geeks, now they've got more dronepower
  than the US military [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-i-accidentally-kickstarted-domestic-drone-boom

[8]Germans Are Prisoners of Their Past
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/KrYfBm

Joachim Kronsbein and Bernhard Zand | Spiegel | 22 June 2012

Interview with Daniel Barenboim. On Wagner, Germany, Israel, Palestine,
  Holocaust. "There are probably many people in Israel who believe that
  Wagner, who died in 1883, lived in Berlin in 1942 and was friends with
  Hitler" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/germans-are-prisoners-their-past

[10]Waiting Game
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/PNKu4h

Frank Partnoy | FT | 22 June 2012

Wonderful. On the value of procrastination, or what the game of tennis
  can teach us about decision making. "There is both an art and a science
  to managing delay." It's something we've become less skilled at in our
  high tech age [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/waiting-game

[12]What Darwin's Theory Of Evolution Reveals About Artificial Intelligence
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LHwbMW

Daniel Dennett | Atlantic | 22 June 2012

Big thinker, big theme, big piece. "What Darwin and Turing had both
  discovered was the existence of competence without comprehension."
  Gradualism and process can produce results that nobody expects, or
  intends, or even understands [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-darwins-theory-evolution-reveals-about-artificial-intelligence

[14]The Rise Of The Fork
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MBoKX3

Sara Goldsmith | Slate | 20 June 2012

Knives and spoons have been around for millennia. Not so the fork. It
  only reached our tables recently. But even so "our changing fork habits
  reveal our attitudes about big subjects, including religion,
  masculinity, and foreignness" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/rise-fork

[16]Mystery Genre’s Terrible Secret
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/NjY8cg

Daniel Friedman | Millions | 22 June 2012

"The biggest secret in crime fiction is that there are really only,
  like, four ways to tie up a mystery, and I’m going to show you all of
  them in 1,200 words. Get ready to have an entire genre irrevocably
  spoiled" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/mystery-genre’s-terrible-secret

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Andrew Sarris on Film Criticism
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-sarris-on-film-criticism

Legendary American critic sounds off on auteurism, his own career and
  the value of the traditional film-writing canon over Internet
  innovations such as IMDB [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-sarris-on-film-criticism

Featured Special Report

[20]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from
  the comfort of your armchair [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

@p[22]olit2k Robert Chesshyre: In 1987 I returned to a country beset by
  class and inequality. And it still is [23]t.co/nkvSE3tl  @[24]guardian
  #[25]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/nkvSE3tl
      24. http://twitter.com/guardian
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

[26]More like this
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/following-equator-by-mark-twain

[28]Following the Equator by Mark Twain
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/following-equator-by-mark-twain

[29]Paul Theroux says: “I like the humour in the book, and the
  roominess. He is open to a lot of new experiences, whether it’s in
  Hawaii or India or South Africa” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Growing Reddit
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/growing-reddit

Reddit co-founder explains a little about how the site grew. Including
  how the founders posted content from dummy accounts to make it look
  busy...
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Bernard Shaw, on cricket
    Links:
      33. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/jan/05/alastair-cook-england-cricket-ashes

The English, not being a spiritual people, invented cricket to give
    them some idea of eternity

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

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