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October 2012

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cycling in M√ľnster - SUNYSB [via DavidMorrison]
coming of age in a small town in Norway's far north - Alberta and Jacob [my review]
massive hurricane striking the US north-east - WunderBlog
Masters: "a 50% chance that Sandy's storm surge will end up flooding a portion of the New York City subway system"
if you're rich enough, you're allowed to poison workers - SMH
Vladimir Nabokov's forgotten gay brother - Salon
I have packed a box of books so heavy I can't lift it: does this prove that I am God or that I can't be God?
a tour of European detective fiction - Guardian
Greek fascists have infiltrated the police - Guardian
from 300 to 4000 in the last twenty years: atheism on the rise in Ireland? - IrishTimes
bleak negative equity stories from Ireland - IrishTimes
Mervyn King on twenty years of inflation targetting - LSE [audio, video or PDF transcript]
refuting more junk science on climate change - Guardian
too much technology for children? - Huff
improving wireless speeds: coded TCP - ExtremeTech [via Esdaile]
a blackly comic tragedy of the Holocaust in Prague - Mendelssohn is on the Roof [my review]
building Babbage's Analytical Engine - Guardian
safer to be a mafia boss than a scientist in Italy - BBC
the anti-regulatory ideology of UK conservativism - Monbiot
a family history: hunger in an Indian village - Bloomberg
a really stupid French idea: pay-to-link - Guardian
the Salt Lake Tribune endorses Obama?!? - SLT [via Mertz]
pick the real paper: arxiv versus snarkiv - Snarkiv [via @MadeleineCule]
China moves towards a market in carbon emissions - Bloomberg
Mongolian bone factories - AnthNews [via claird]
how airline baggage tags work - Slate [via claird]
a randomly generated mathematics paper is accepted by a spam journal - ThatsMath [via RichardEveritt]
poisonous weapons and war crimes - ChicagoTribune [via Hari]
there is no data for Oxford in the Great British Public Toilet Map - GBPTM
how to talk to little girls - Huffington [via RoseanneB]
Australia's energy is becoming less carbon-intensive - Age
the prince can continue to meddle in secret - Guardian
it's important that the monarch be neutral, so any evidence that they might not be must be covered up
signatures versus seals - LL
Norodom Sihanouk has died - Guardian
misogyny on Australian radio - SMH
George Szirtes on translating Krasznahorkai and Marai - DublinReview
California moves towards open access textbooks - Atlantic
Eric Hobsbawm has died - Guardian
Iceland still wants to join the euro - BW
why using pensions to fund the housing bubble is a bad idea - TimHarford
Geoffrey Pullum demolishes Strunk+White - Chron
"trivial don't-do-this prescriptions by a pair of idiosyncratic bumblers"

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