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November 2013

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Karl Marx or Pope Francis? - CT
unsurprisingly, the most effective charities are not scalable - GiveWell [via GivingWhatWeCan]
methane updates in context - RealClimate
carbon dioxide remains the real problem
how praising children backfires - NYmag [via SimonClarke]
The Wheels on the Walrus go Round and Round - Oxford Blog
a series about a Sikh Singaporean policeman - Inspector Singh Investigates [my review]
one second of video a day, for a child's first year - Jezebel [via Tomlin]
collaboration and retribution in WWII Yugoslavia - The Apology and the Last Days [my review]
Indian toilet politics - Bloomberg
Antarctic workers leave "skua piles" - Far
huge amounts of processing power being used to mine bitcoins - Gizmodo
but how does this compare with the resources being used to mine gold?
the structure of academic careers in the US, Germany and UK - Afonso
"The academic job market is structured... like a drug gang, with an expanding mass of outsiders and a shrinking core of insiders."
limit on prime gaps down to 600! - Wired [via @phaseit]
a nice summary of recent progress
imagining a post-antibiotic future - Medium
some of the walls that divide the world - Guardian
"I believe (but cannot prove) that PHP developers have souls." - ;login: [PDF via Phil]
"HCI people discover bugs by receiving a concerned email from their therapist. Systems people discover bugs by waking up and discovering that their first-born children are missing and 'ETIMEDOUT' has been written in blood on the wall."
Hannah Arendt on Australia's refugee policy - Guardian
flooding in Riyadh! - RT
James C Scott reviews Jared Diamond - LRB [via CT]
dividing North America into eleven nations - WP
stop catastrophizing relief efforts in the Philippines - Time
Save the Children and the Salvation Army are complicit in Australia's maltreatment of refugees - SMH
filling in the Arctic gap in the global temperature record - RealClimate - York
how the UK police defend us from students protesting education cuts - Guardian
Venice now covered by Google Street View - Guardian
Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics - Prime Obsession [my review]
making "being a child" an offence - Guardian
Zen-like fables about the philosophy of software development - CodelessCode
Better Research for Better Healthcare - Testing Treatments [my review]
pedestrians should be made to wear helmets - EasyRidingBike
we visit Harcourt Aboretum and Warburg Nature Reserve - Oxford Blog
a review of Krasznahorkai's latest novel, Seiobo There Below - AmericanReader
East Germany reappears in a map of the 2013 German election results - StrangeMaps
London gets first proper segregated cycle path - CyclistsCity
UK government predicts cycling will fall by 2040, against the last decade's trend - CTC
Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic - The Ghosts of Cannae [my review]
correcting myths about strange Japanese sex - Independent
"a voyeuristic fascination with Japan's strangeness, spurred on by irresponsible journalism and sensationalised headlines"
a longish introduction to biblical "minimalism" - JMM
commuting makes people, and cities, unhappy - Guardian

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