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2010-11-17 (Wednesday)


  1. The launch of bipolar disorder

    How bipolar disorder was launched as an identifiable condition.



  1. LRB · Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen · Which came first, the condition or the drug?

    Interesting article about Bipolar Disorder and how the definition of the condition has changed over the decades. (Subscribers only, again, grr.)

  2. LRB · Carl Elliott · The Mild Torture Economy

    Fascinating article about medical trials, how the market for patients willing to take part for small amounts of cash has shifted around the world, and how very dodgy they are. (Subscribers only)

  3. Apres Garde

    Another Tumblr blog of scenes from Google Streetview, this time more “artistic”/beautiful shots, rather than quirky. Stunning. (via Blech)

  4. LRB · James Davidson · Flat-Nose, Stocky and Beautugly

    This article, about the changes in names given to children over the years was fascinating, at least (for me) until it gets round to the main subject, ancient Greek names.

  5. LRB · Glen Newey · Is it really so wrong?

    This article, on the nature of evil, was apparently really good, as I turned the corner on it, but it was two weeks ago and I remember nothing about it now. (Subscribers only)

  6. Music « Devil’s Pie

    Some fine looking R&B/Soul type mixes for free download. (via Soul Sides)

  7. Jon Rafman (9Eyes)

    Amazing collection of Google Streetview images from around the world. Fascinating. Streetview is going to be an *incredible* historical document. (via Crackunit)


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    @blech That's brilliant... I'm thinking of sticking a picture of Jimmy Wales on my glasses so I see him overlaid on *everything*. Jimmy AR.

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    Felt very peaky, but administered a lengthy nap, cheese on toast, a cup of tea, and a slice of cake. Now feeling a little more betterer.

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    @mattsheret Cute, retro, full of middle-class girls who think it's the most important event in history? Well, yes, maybe you're right!

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    @spaceboy A new *collectable* *souvenir* cup.

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    I'm looking forward to the forthcoming "I'm above being interested in the wedding but isn't this mass hysteria strange" articles. #notreally

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    A shame there are so few photos of Prince William in existence, and the papers must rely on their stocks of (sometimes scantily-clad) Kate.

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    It's times like this one wants to run a news site/paper/show just to give it a decent sense of proportion.