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January 2010

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more clueless journalists at The Australian - Deltoid
they will swallow any idiocy whatsoever that agrees with their prejudices
A Tale of Obsession, Fudge and the Ordnance Survey - Map Addict [my review]
the iPad and the Efficient Frontier - 9gag [via @GeordieGuy]
Red Hat launches a new portal/hub/forum - OpenSource.com
Australian bans small breasts in adult magazines and films - STOTC
depictions of anyone who *looks* like they're under 18 can be Refused Classification
the core reason why I won't buy an iPhone or iPad - DefectiveByDesign
more on the logistical problems in Haiti - BBC
housing, depressions and credit collapses - FT
is the US love affair with the car coming to an end? - AlterNet
on the Lancet on the aid industry - Humourless
risk reversal in equities - QuantPrinciple [via @marklauer and @seancarmody]
I'm stuck in limbo waiting for my visa
the High Commission won't provide any information about the status of appeals/applications, so I've heard nothing since I got notification of its receipt on December 17th
if this is "cutting edge" FBI technology, we're in trouble - Times [via @NewtonMark]
an Bin Laden mock-up was based on a photo of a Spanish MP taken from the Internet
emergency relief is all about logistics - Keizer
Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang [my review]
Australian Classification Board: semen is fine, urine and menstrual blood are out - MSnaughty
and there's no such thing as female ejaculation
Fama thinks the Efficient Markets Hypothesis has worked perfectly - NYer [via @seancarmody]
bubbles don't exist, it's not a problem that economics can't model recessions, and so forth...
poor British pensioners are burning books to keep warm - CNBC
a review of Famine: A Short History - NewRepublic
the Indus Valley script is still controversial - NationalAE [via Chapati]
the Pine Island Glacier may be past the point of no return - NewScientist
the IPCC doesn't consider dynamic ice-sheet effects...
Google Chrome is nice, but I won't give up my vertical tab bar - Mozilla
(I would also miss Addblock Plus and options for selective cookie control.)
learning to read Latin rather than translating it - Middlebury
Google will face-down China on censorship - SEland [via @neerav]
if the world ends in 2020, global warming won't be a problem - Deltoid - Crikey
why is The Australian pushing Monckton's gibberish?
shippers have taken 37 cartons - 5 cubic metres - of our goods away
some biological microphotography - WebEcoist
Keen versus Battellino on debt - PeterMartin
(is it just me that finds Scribd really painful to use?)
the Ajami script may shed light on African history - Boston [via Chapati]
the word "Allah" is not especially Islamic - Informed
the 1806 Vellore Mutiny - OutlookIndia [via Chapati]
UK temperatures to hit -20 Celsius - BBC
and gas supplies to industrial users are being cut
(meanwhile, it's 30 degrees here in Sydney, at 10pm)
the tree-climbing goats of Morocco - WebEcoist
how raw power triumphs over the rule of law - ChrisFloyd
a roundup of Iceland debt stories - AutomaticEarth
why don't they just make bikinis compulsory? - SMH
they could do this on planes too - a good contribution to "security theatre"
today is my last day at work, after sixteen years here - Anatomy
Iceland's president vetoes repayment of Icesave's UK/Netherlands debts - Guardian
is "official flashmob" an oxymoron? - LibrarianIdol [via RB]
US unemployment compared to previous post-war recessions - MinneapolisFed
Angel Falls: the world's tallest waterfall - TwistedSifter
Hugo Claus' novel about collaboration and confusion in post-war Flanders - Wonder [my review]
an overview of China's macroeconomics - MPettis
(with an argument for GDP-linked bonds tacked on)
how ugly will California's default be? - NewGeography
horrifying example of US terror interrogation practice - DailyDish [via @NewtonMark]
"There is nothing against you. But there is no innocent person here. So, you should confess to something so you can be charged and sentenced and serve your sentence and then go back to your family and country, because you will not leave this place innocent."
pollution is destroying the Taj Mahal - Frontline
photos from the Scottish Highlands - SteveCarter [via @MargaretKinney]
top 20 Australian censorship panics of 2009 - STOTC
writeup of a weekend away in 2008 - Kangaroo Valley
the Y2010 issue strikes (Bank of Queensland Eftpos) - SMH [via @jonseymour]
Geoff Huston on NXDOMAIN substitution - CircleID
tips for making resolutions stick - LifeHacker [via RW]
houses are still over-valued in most of the world - Economist
Australia and Hong Kong lead the pack
I've started a blog about our relocation to Oxford - Oxford Blog
some good news from the Muslim world - Informed
Iceland will pay UK, Netherlands $6 billion to cover bank losses - Independent
this seems grossly unfair to me: why should private bank deposits be treated like sovereign debt?
distracting car technology - Jalopnik [via RW]
Bob Ellis in fine rant mode on war and terrorism - ABC [via @stilgherrian]
"We bomb Afghanistan so well-educated Nigerians don't blow up aeroplanes over Chicago"
Puppet Theater in Contemporary Indonesia: New Approaches to Performance Events [review]
25 blasphemous quotes protest Ireland's blasphemy law - blasphemy.ie

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