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  1. The Question of Global Warming - The New York Review of Books

    I found this Freeman Dyson article interesting because it isn’t written from one of the two usual polar extremes of the global warming arguments.

  2. LRB · Iain Sinclair: The Olympics Scam

    Very good long article on the 2012 London Olympics and its effect on East London. I was getting won over by the Olympics until this reminded me how I really feel.

  3. ‘Grand,’ but No ‘Godfather’ - WSJ.com

    On why ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ is very good but isn’t great art in the way the best films are. (via Infovore)

  4. Condé Nast to launch Wired magazine in the UK | Media | guardian.co.uk

    I hate that a bit of me is torn between bitterness and excitement about this. I want not to care. (via Haddock)

  5. Yahoo downgrades antispam measure after causing BT email chaos | Technology | The Guardian

    Including a quote from “freelance web consultant and blogger Phil Gyford”.

  6. Automatic writing | eG weekly | EducationGuardian.co.uk

    Fascinating. Philip M Parker can generate a book automatically when someone orders it. I stumbled across one for sale on Amazon. (via Haddock)

  7. High-Design Bible Draws Attention - WSJ.com

    A brief mention for Pepys’ Diary and a quote from me.

  8. Breaking Through - New York Times

    Just because I find it interesting what movies make a performer’s reputation, and in some cases makes it harder for them to different roles later. (via Kottke)

  9. Smithsonian Magazine | Arts & Culture | Being Funny

    Steve Martin on his early career and being funny without telling jokes.

  10. Is the Tipping Point Toast? — Duncan Watts — Trendsetting

    Much-linked-to article saying that Influentials aren’t as influential as ‘The Tipping Point’ would have us believe.”When you test the way marketers say the world works, it falls apart.”

  11. LRB · Thomas Jones: Short Cuts

    “The best of the lot, though, is the diary of Samuel Pepys, which a web designer called Phil Gyford has been posting in daily instalments since 2003…” Hurrah!

  12. With friends like these … Tom Hodgkinson on the politics of the people behind Facebook | Technology | The Guardian

    Yes, all very well, but I’m guessing Hodgkinson hasn’t analysed the beliefs of the bosses of every company he has any interaction with, only the most attention-grabbing.

  13. Wired 14.11: The Church of the Non-Believers

    Dawkins, Dennett, Sam Harris. (via The Same River Twice)

  14. Ben Goldacre: Now for ID cards - and the biometric blues | Comment is free | The Guardian

    Can we all club together and buy Ben Goldacre an award for services to common sense or something? He’s been on fire this year.

  15. What bugs me is not identity fraud but who will be watchdog to BBC’s Watchdog

    Funny piece by Toby Young about Watchdog’s Facebook identity theft scare mongering. (via ObLinks)

  16. Major pirate website shut down | | Guardian Unlimited Business

    This is even worse. Appalling reporting from Katie Allen, using FACT, Trading Standards and the British Video Association as her only source of quotes. (via Haddock)

  17. BBC NEWS | England | Tees | Huge pirate music site shut down

    The only sources of quotes are the police and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Could we have a bit more balance perhaps BBC?

  18. Donnacha DeLong: The Journalist article

    Another dumb NUJ versus the forces of progress article. Established media is authoritative and experienced. Normal people are sometimes inaccurate. Therefore “Web 2.0” is bad. (via Haddock)

  19. The NUJ’s blinkered approach to online : October 2007 : Shane Richmond : Technology : Telegraph Blogs

    Brilliant dissection of a dumb article about the effect of new media on the role of journalists’. (via Haddock)

  20. The Profit Calculator — New York Magazine

    Examples of where different companies’ profits come from. (via Kottke)

  21. LRB | Andrew O’Hagan : The Things We Throw Away

    Wonderful essay about the UK’s rubbish and recycling. Well worth reading. “Throwing things away has been so essential to our sense of how to live that we forget we invented the process just to increase our pleasures.”

  22. CHUD.com - Tom Cruise’s Starring Role in Watchmen Narrowly Averted

    Phew indeed, but there’s other interesting stuff about this inevitable project. “Your movie audience is basically where your comic book audience was when the graphic novel was written.” (via Haddock)

  23. LRB | Barry Schwartz : Stop the treadmill!

    Interesting review of what sounds like a fascinating book: ‘The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950’ by Avner Offer. (Subscribers only unfortunately.)

  24. This Guy Can Get 59 MPG in a Plain Old Accord. Beat That, Punk

    People who compete to get the best mileage out of cars by turning engines off, not braking, and more complicated techniques. (via Kottke)

  25. Evolution and Religion - Darwin’s God - Robin Marantz Henig - New York Times

    Why do people hold irrational, superstitious, religious views, and why does it persist over generations? Is there an evolutionary benefit? (via Kottke)

  26. Research | Within Families - The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

    How to ensure your child has a happier life, but interesting and valuable for adults too. A shame the references are linked to online resources. (via Blackbeltjones)

  27. Gwenergy: Stage Fright

    A good New Yorker article on stage fright and how it affects different people.

  28. Interviewing the man behind The Wire. - By Meghan O’Rourke - Slate Magazine

    Interesting interview. Sees the show “as a 66-hour movie” and “a Greek tragedy, but instead of the gods being petulant and jealous Olympians hurling lightning bolts down at our protagonists, it’s the Postmodern institutions that are the gods” (via Kottke)

  29. Caring for Your Introvert

    Meet me. Scarily excellent description of being an introvert and why they/we find extroverts frustrating.

  30. BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Musical copyright terms ‘to stay’

    Yay. Is making money off your work fifty years after you did it not good enough!?

  31. Indie-Film Star ‘Suicide’ Stunner By Philip Messing, Mark Bulliet and Dan Mangan - New York Post Online Edition: Seven

    Hell. Adrienne Shelly, who starred in Hal Hartley’s ‘The Unbelievable Truth’ and ‘Trust’ (two of my favourite films) has “apparently” committed suicide. I was always surprised she wasn’t in more films.

  32. BBC News | Technology | Sony admits to buying grey goods

    This kind of thing makes me angry. Companies are dead set against regulation until they need it. “We’d like a free market please, but only when it suits us.”

  33. Guardian Unlimited | Comment is free | Supposing … Subversive genius Banksy is actually rubbish

    I do like Banksy’s images, but I hate how people fawn over his criminal and not-really-political acts. (via Blech)

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