The joys of boredom! Independent (Lambert)
Code Found on Pigeon Baffles British Cryptographers New York Times (Richard Smith). It does point out that if the code was based on a one-time pad, it’s unbreakable.
Galapagos tortoise: a resurrection from extinction? Christian Science Monitor
Filthy rich: Britain’s favourite dictatorship had so much oil its heiresses bathe in it… but beneath the fabulous wealth of Azerbaijan lurks very murky secrets Daily Mail. Lambert doubts the bathing in crude part, but the story has lots of local color.
Morsi & the Muslim Brotherhood Challenged in Egypt Land Destroyer
What REALLY happened in Ohio on Election Night Mark Crispin Miller (Bev). Experts I contacted are skeptical, FYI.
Many Moons Later, the I.R.S. Questions a Tax Deal Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Selected Passages from Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile’ Josh Brown (Richard Smith). OMG, you must read this! UPDATE: faked, now retracted; will miss them :(
Is Stability Creating Fragility? John Carney (Richard Smith)
The Miasma School of Economics Steve Roth, Angry Bear
How Corporate America Is Turning Into a Cult and Why It’s Harming the American Employee Huffington Post. Um, how does this work in practice? With job tenures super short, it seems most would be let go before they were properly indoctrinated.
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