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MIT faculty vote to make publications open access - Arstechnica
"everyone at MIT is expected to retain rights to distribute their works at no cost for their parent institution. Anybody who wants to publish with a journal that refuses to grant these rights will have to submit a written request for an exception to the MIT provost."
a former IMF economist offers advice on dealing with bad banks - Atlantic
Spanish court begins proceedings against Bush officials for torture - Guardian
Spain debates abortion laws that reflect reality - Guardian
Germany's economic stimulus works through its social net - IHT
Israeli war crimes in Gaza included indiscriminate use of white phosphorus - Guardian
William Black on US mortgage problems, and on the Fed - Huffington
ratings agencies and mortgage lenders engaged in outright fraud; the Fed's economists were incompetent
Prague's Franz Kafka International named world's most alienating airport - Onion
the Australian Bureau of Statistics is sacking 200 staff - ABC
Australian household debt - ABS
"Between September 1990 and September 2008, the ratio of total household debt to assets held by households rose from 9% to 19%"
Wietse Venema and Creative Commons win free software awards - FSF
home ownership reduces labor mobility and is bad for the economy - Economist
the First Home Buyers Grant is going to make the coming crash worse - DebtDeflation
"the $2.8 billion [stimulus to the housing market] has come from increased mortgage debt taken on by those most vulnerable to a serious economic downturn"
Madagascar's unusual change of government - Economist
Galbraith: the crisis is bigger than we think - WashMonthly [via Keen]
the Simpson Desert's Waddi trees - ABC
recession photographs from the US, China and Eastern Europe - Boston
Australian Internet blacklist leaked - SMH
"the sites include a slew of online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist"
tips on non-hierarchical management - AaronSW [via CT]
the effects of online recommendation systems on diversity - Whimsley [via CT]
diversity in individual selection versus overall diversity
Sydney Anglicans join atheists against NSW blasphemy laws - ABC [via Bowditch]
they're worried about not being able to attack Islam, Buddhism, etc.
the young in Ireland get a taste of hard times - WP
UK FSA to cap mortgage lending at 3x annual salary - Telegraph
five years too late, but better now than never
Gunns versus the Wilderness Society in court - SMH
the US electoral map has changed since 1976! - Kos
an end to tax havens? - Guardian
"Switzerland opened up its legendary system of bank secrecy and agreed to hand over information on wealthy clients suspected of tax evasion"
Detroit's decline: houses in ruins - Time
details of my quiet computer build - notes
has the United States passed Peak Auto? - CNN
Aus Internet regulator forces forum to remove links to site with prohibited content - AusIT
- the prohibited content itself
warning: explicit pictures of aborted foetuses!!
how to convert a 12V computer fan to 5V or 7V - exoid
the GFC will hurt the world's poorest worst - SMH
romantic heroines are now ditzy instead of clever - Guardian
Microsoft versus Iceland - yaxic [vis OSWALD]
Indonesian Islamists attack jaipongan folk dance as too erotic - SMH
I've been researching building a quiet computer - SPCR
I know a lot more about fans, power supplies and heatsinks than I did a week ago
a $1 trillion "run on Britain" - Independent
"an unusually large banking sector, with liabilities four times GDP. Should the taxpayer have to assume these it will represent, in relation to GDP, about double the national debt at the end of the Second World War"
a humanitarian crisis as Sri Lanka corrals the Tigers - Economist
some reading suggestions on the US situation in Afghanistan - Nation
(though this list doesn't have much about Afghanistan in its own right)
the Inspector Montalbano tour of Sicily - TourGuides
Bank of England to create 150 million pounds - SMH
an experiment in quantitative easing
concerns about Internet filtering in NSW schools - ZDnet
sacrificing educational benefits in the name of child protection?
Australia offers students visa to work in Indonesia - SMH
but maintains "reconsider your need to travel" advisory
looking at foreclosures in Minnesota - MinnPost
satellite imagery of the recent southern Australian heat wave - NASA [via /.]
nuclear-armed submarines collide in Atlantic - Guardian
why did it take two weeks for me to hear about this?
Australian backyards are disappearing - SMH
"You could double the Australian housing density and save your backyard by making the front yard smaller and building two storeys"
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