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Ofcom should not let the BBC DRM free-to-air television - Guardian
should Australia be emulating Dubai's Internet censorship? - Twitpic [via @coljac]
when it comes to religion, Ireland is still medieval - Blasphemy.IE
Malaysia patents shadow puppets and gamelan? - Viva
in some US states, parents can get away with killing their children - PewForum
"When an exemption clearly and specifically protects the practice of faith healing, parents have been successful in using [it] to defend against criminal charges, even in cases in which the child has died."
prison sentence for homeopathy - SMH
financial incentives don't work: a TED video - Mule
stupid bureaucracy for pensioners in Australia - Crikey
thankfully I should never have to deal with this
improvements in car safety are real - AutoBlog [via /.]
crashing 1959 and 2009 models together
fertility declines don't reverse with development - Mule
a Nature paper has totally bogus statistics
religious groups in Victoria are allowed to discriminate - SMH
but only against gays, the unmarried, and single mothers
the real cost of US health care - WP
"average health-care coverage for the average family now costs $13,375"
Frank Schaeffer on Christian fundamentalists in the US - YouTube
"You cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot"
religious groups oppose ethics in NSW schools - SMH
"mobile money" in the developing world - Economist
I didn't even know there was a Luis Goytisolo! - CR
can dead salmon understand human emotions? - Wired
evidence that television causes brain damage? - Economist
photo gallery: food advertising versus the reality - Guardian
a dysfunctional family thread - ML
"white phosphorus provides its own context" - RealisticDove [via MW]
Kim Stanley Robinson on sf's ghettoization - Guardian [via ekumen]
Dan Brown's 20 worst sentences - Telegraph [via @stilgherrian]
UK trade unions vote to boycott and sanction Israel - EI
skeptical about Lourdes - Nugent
Ken Livingstone interviews Iain Banks - NewStatesman [via CR]
an entire subpixel type family?! - TYPOPHILE [via RW]
this only works on LCD monitors, obviously
tax havens may need to start charging taxes - Guardian
another piece on Hyman Minsky - Boston
"There is no solution that can be transformed into a catchy phrase and carried on banners."
"structural separation" in action already? - SMH
major outages in Sydney CBD after Telstra fibres cut
recession: a ghost fleet off Singapore - DailyMail
"The cost of sending a 40ft container from China to the UK has fallen from £850 plus fuel charges last year to £180 this year."
a review of the Clay Sanskrit Library - TLS [via Chapati]
V for Vendetta is "prohibited content" under Australian Net censorship - Whirlpool
so ACMA has forced Apple to remove its "Gift this Movie" functionality in Australia!?!
Japanese home prices at 24-year low - Bloomberg
residential land values are about half what they were at the height of the bubble
IBM tries to move a third of a million employees to OpenOffice - LinuxMag [via /.]
Stiglitz on measuring wellbeing better than GDP - FT
"Our economy is supposed to increase our well-being. It is not an end in itself."
do fertility rates really rise with very high levels of development? - Economist
static analysis at endpoints fails to capture the dynamic history
20% tips are now normal in US restaurants?! - Atlantic
the average Australian property loses money - SMH
so many investors are relying on capital gains...
how marijuana has effectively been legalised in the US - CNN
"medical cannabis sales [in California] are approaching $2.5 billion, generating taxes of around $220 million"
the unspoken truth about managing geeks - Computerworld
Sydney Uni management really need to read this
brief but glowing review of Bolano's novel 2666 - Independent [via CR]
I think I'm going to have to read this
UK government apologises for treatment of Alan Turing - number10 [via @rbersten]
Britain's banks less sound than Burundi's?! - Telegraph
They Might Be Giants "Here Comes Science" kids' album - BB
deleveraging: US consumer credit dropping rapidly - PlanetMoney
"modern copyright law is utterly and completely incompatible with the right to privacy" - Calgary [via @R_Chirgwin]
I'm looking forward to being able to vote for the Pirate Party when I'm in the UK
67 terabyte build-your-own storage array - backblaze
Peter Norvig keynote "What to demand from a scientific computing language?" - Archive
many Australian homes eligible for $1600 of free ceiling insulation - InsulationRebate
Russia is seriously pushing free software in schools - profy [via OSWALD]
60,000 teachers to "learn Linux by the end of 2009"
the social and psychological damage of US unemployment - CalculatedRisk
only $618 million left in Aus government's mortgage purchase fund - AOFM
carbon capture and storage is still a pipe dream - SMH
but that won't stop the Australian government giving money to the coal industry
Israel's government launches a new racial purity campaign - Haaretz
"hopes the campaign will spur the public to commit to the cause of preventing marriage to non-Jews"
the insanity of Storm Financial and their bankers - BusinessDay
people with $45,000 salaries had $1,480,000 margin loans
the Walled World: 73% of the income, 14% of the people - TDarch [via IIB]
telephones in thriller/mystery films - Guardian [via RW]
Choice looks at options trading (and spruiker seminars) - Choice
"In general, I think about amateurs trading options pretty much what I think about amateurs doing brain surgery, with high explosives."
a new kind of electric bicycle - DailyMail [via /.]
photo essay: what the world eats - Time [via GHPC]
will the US allow Latin America to end the war on drugs? - Guardian
hard to track down even a high profile Snow Leopard photo - PDN [via @Beyerstein]
survey has Australian unemployment 2% higher than RBA figure - RoyMorgan
Quebec requires teaching of comparative religion - Freethinker [via @seancarmody]
Yochai Benkler on open-source economics - YouTube [via @Vaguery]
Swedish central bank pays negative interest on commercial bank deposits - FT
Iranian election protest videos on Australian Internet blacklist - Orzeszek [via STotC]
"Michael Jackson died a long time ago, and it's taken years for anyone to notice" - NYROB
forget Disney and Marvell, give me Studio Ghibli any day - Ponyo
"Invasion of Poland began this morning. Warsaw bombed." - OrwellDiaries
forgery, reconstruction and restoration at Knossos - NYROB
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