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clueless nonsense about Australia, Afghanistan, Indonesia and Islam - Australian
why don't we connect Russia and the US as "Christian" and conclude that Japan lives in "a Christian geography"?
megacity engineering special issue - IEEE Spectrum [via @marklauer]
New Delhi's power problems - Frontline
"the controversial privatisation of Delhi's power distribution network is now in its eighth year"
Microsoft contributes GPLed drivers to Linux kernel - Cnet [via /.]
only so Windows can host Linux virtual machines better, but still!
Cadbury hides chocolate block reduction from 250 to 200gm - YouTube [via @seancarmody]
and the cocoa content has been reduced from 26% to 21% as well!
much of Australia forced pubs to close at 6pm between the wars - AusScreen
and this lasted till the mid-1960s in Victoria and South Australia!
Ireland has criminalised blasphemy - Spiked [via @stephenfry]
debt man walking: the world of real US borrowers - NewObs
"In the past month I have suggested chapter seven bankruptcy to four clients. This is the start-over bankruptcy."
500 underpowered vehicles set off for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - Independent
company media release denies flesh-eating robot claims - Wired [via MLite]
a firsthand account of the crowd at Rafsanjani's Friday sermon - Informed
the Mexican army brutally silences its critics - MJ
photos from Afghanistan - Boston [via @stilgherrian]
shaped by English literature in a small town in India - Independent [via CR]
stories of 20th century authors and rare books - Tolkien's Gown [review]
The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary - DailyMail [via RW]
NSW government backs racist councils - SMH
will use its compulsory acquisition powers to stop an Islamic school
Daniel Dennett on "evolutionary Christology" - Pharyngula
"when Christians ingest the Body of Christ without digesting it, they are re-enacting the miracle of endosymbiosis that paved the way for multi-cellularity"
Tsunami Watch Number 1 for Australia - BOM [via @MarkNewton]
Australia's power infrastructure is a looming disaster - BS
finding an appropriate fire regime for Mongolia's forests - WorldBank
Brazilian president shows support for free software - WorldLabel [via OSWALD]
how Khomeini destroyed the Shi'ite religious institution - Informed
baby photos get wallets returned - Times [via @robbieg8s]
asking the Australian Tax Office to support cross-platform tax filing - PetitionOnline
webcomics about an alternate universe Lovelace and Babbage - 2Dgoggles [via MLite]
UK tourist site advertises a position as a witch - BBC [via MLite]
pre-SF: Charlie Stross' career in IT - AntiPope
this is just demented: Swoopo, "the crack cocaine of auction sites" - BigMoney
inflation or deflation? a debate - AutoEarth
"lower prices do not equate to greater affordability in a deflation, except for the lucky few who still have any money"
trading in life-insurance policies - Economist
they just need to bundle these into securities with ratings...
the housing bubble bursts in a Guinea village - WSJ [video]
Bundanoon moves to ban bottled water - SMH
brief portrait of Robert Shiller - CNN
the complexities of infant diets - MM
should California make its IOUs into currency? - Bilbo
I wonder if individual EU states might go this way too
Uighur-Han tensions in Xinjiang - Guardian [via Crikey]
Auschwitz as symbol of the Holocaust excludes the largest group of victims - NYROB
"The geographic, moral, and political center of the Europe of mass killing is the Europe of the East, above all Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic States"
Indonesia's president a favourite for reelection - Economist
would the Economist refer to the US as "the world's biggest Christian majority democracy" in a story that had nothing to do with religion?
US house prices now down 33% from peak; still falling - CNBC
but we have kangaroos, so that can't happen in Australia
Alain de Botton responds to a bad review - Ed [via T]
Tehran returns to normal, at least on the surface - Informed
the life and work of Iris Murdoch - BBC [audio]
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