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testing the tennis-racket theorem - TTao
markets allocate resources efficiently, based on purchasing power
don't mention the R word - BBC
a novel about Iran in World War II - Savushun [my review]
IT is part of everything an organisation does, and shouldn't be a separate fiefdom - Register
the UK education secretary is 400 years behind the times - Guardian
Kindle libraries can disappear without warning - Consumerist
now no one wants German bunds either... this is going to get ugly - Bloomberg
"Environmental Accounting for Pollution in the United States Economy" - AmEconRev [free]
with empirical estimates of the economic impacts of air pollution damages by industry
US prosecutions for bank fraud have dropped
since 2007 - EconView [via @phaseit]
wind farms will reach grid parity by 2016, even without carbon costs - BNEF
"the best wind farms in the world already produce power as economically as coal, gas and nuclear generators"
how cyclepaths can kill cyclists - Voleospeed [via CyclOx]
"it is not necessary for us to dangerously experiment with cyclists on busy roundabouts in the UK. The solutions are known."
Spain's property crash threatens its banks - Bloomberg
having lodgers is much more common in the UK than in Australia - SMH
"more than three-quarters of Australian households now have one or more spare bedrooms"
Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters - IPCC-WG2
only the summary is available so far, and the graphics in that aren't properly integrated
Iceland in recession - Guardian
"sales of condoms have fallen 25%, most probably because a packet of Durex costs twice as much as it used to"
dams and mining can cause earthquakes - PopSci [via @PhaseIt]
- EnvEarthSci [free]
"Evidence for anthropogenic surface loading as trigger mechanism of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake"
private jets allowed to bypass customs, immigration - Guardian
bipedal striking and mating conflict - yet another "just so" story - PLOSone
(I really should write a review of Stoczkowski's Explaining Human Origins)
Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis and Holling's Pathology of Natural Resource Management - MacroResilience [via Patrick]
Bangkok gets the attention, but Cambodia is flooding too - ABC [via CLP]
satellite simulation improves climate/weather model evaluation - AmMetSoc [PDF via Skeptical]
"simulating the observations of multiple satellite instruments enables quantitative evaluation of clouds, humidity, and precipitation processes in diverse numerical models"
Mongolia wonders how to deal with its resource boom - Atlantic
pressure mounts for London transport to consider cyclists - CLC
Dubai doesn't have a proper sewage system - NPR [via BB]
"in a place like Dubai, you have a 24-hour-long line of trucks waiting to dispose of the waste from those buildings"
an accelerator physics course - Ox
obituary for John McCarthy (and sci.environment) - Planet3.0
some light-reading turned up yesterday... - The Nature of Computation
books that weigh 2.5kg might as well be chained to the desk
half of US mortgage-holders are effectively underwater - CNBC
not enough equity to pay realtor fees and other relocation costs
Greeks start to pull their bank deposits... - ZeroHedge
Australia to charge polluters for their carbon emissions - Bloomberg
digital rights management and music: a timeline - OpenSource
banks can just change their risk-weightings to comply with Basel III - Bloomberg
"you wrote a lot better before you came out as a woman" - Digby
who carries their passport on a local bus trip? - Guardian
"border officials have lost track of a population of asylum seekers and migrants the size of Cambridge"
the 1987 TV adaptation of Dream of the Red Chamber - YouTube
with English subtitling, in 150 odd 10-minute chunks
"Medieval: Another Tyrannous Construct?" - Sage
(unfortunately not freely available, except for the abstract)
the climate impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline - RealClimate
meet the Corporation of the City of London - Monbiot
this makes any Oxford college seem transparent and democratic
roads: the open sewers of the 21st century - Sheffield
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