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February 2012

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I'm feeling increasingly unwanted by the UK government - Guardian
Lost Books of Medieval China [my review]
talking to a financial advisor induces a rant - Oxford Blog
the rich and privileged are more likely to cheat, steal and lie - PNAS
but which way does the causality run here?
code is vital for reproducibility in scientific publication - Nature [via OSWALD]
"with some exceptions, anything less than the release of source programs is intolerable for results that depend on computation"
on translating Harry Potter into ancient Greek - Loxias
what happened to hypertext fiction? - NoCat [via @AndrewPam]
more anti-science from the Wall Street Journal - RC
Grantham on personal investment and the limits of capitalism - GMO [PDF]
"seen through a corporate discount rate lens, our grandchildren really do have no value"
teaching computer science to primary children - CSunplugged - Scratch
Canada: "housing is not net national wealth" - MB
farewell "Mademoiselle" - Guardian
I'm all for abolishing Mr and Mrs as well, in favour of an ungendered "M"
Irregular Webcomic now does popular science presentations - IWC
you can kill thousands of Syrians, but kill one American... - WSJ [via @KarinaBrisby]
if she'd died in a car accident, her life would have been the same and Syria would be the same but there'd be far less media attention
is one long sleep a night normal? - BBC
the evidence they give for regular broken sleep seems anecdotal...
is it legal for UK schools to have racist and sexist teaching as well? - Guardian
stories of Hong Kong and Shanghai in the 1930s - Love in a Fallen City [my review]
running multiple concurrent Linux distributions with chroot - TeddZiuba
an update on what's happening in Greece - BBC
on teenage password sharing - Zephoria [via Schneier]
Finnish schools as a model for the United States? - NYROB
the Vergina tombs, an Ashmolean exhibition, and Greek identity politics - LRB
(sorry, that appears to require registration)
on the origins of ant agriculture - NIH
"between 10 and 20 mya an Apterostigma species acquired a radically different fungal cultivar that its descendants continue to cultivate"
debt looms over the Australian economy - BS
"shared ownership" with ugly interactions between tenant and owner risks - Guardian
even fans of Hayek are calling for stronger financial regulation - Cosma
discrimination against single people? - DailyBeast
progress with thorium reactors - Guardian [via EdG]
advice on cycling in the snow - NuttyCyclist
a special report on Pakistan - Economist
even in France nuclear power is going to be more expensive than wind - EWEA
a novel of personal and family change in modern Korea - Please Look After Mom [my review]
Pinochet rehabilitated in Chilean schoolbooks - NewMatilda
Facebook is a data black hole - Scoblizer [via RW]
I have a Kindle: notes on using it - OxfordBlog
how the US destroyed Iraq's university system - Bulletin
now defending the teaching of climate change, too - NCSE
limited freedom of religion in Indonesia - JakartaGlobe
rhino poaching and horn theft a problem even in Europe - Guardian
impregnate random rhino horns with a persistent neurotoxin: after a few rich Chinese die in agony there will be less poaching
an update on Syria - Informed
using wood fires is worse than smoking? - SamHarris
China should introduce property taxes - Economist
Why People Become Poor and How they Escape Poverty - One Illness Away [my review]
twenty beautiful bookshops, worldwide - Flavorwire [via @VivianYang]
Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants - ThisAmericanLife
the evolution of land plants and climate change - ScienceMag
should elephants and rhinos be introduced to Australia? - Guardian

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