The Science of Women and Cats: The Bond Is Real Time (hat tip reader May S). This study simply shows that cats find women easier to train than men. I suspect most women would find their experience with training men to be broadly similar.
The Battle for Control — What People Who Worry About the Internet Are Really Worried About The Scholarly Kitchen (hat tip reader Richard Smith)
Should we cheer or fear cyber vigilantes like Anonymous? InfoWorld. This is not well argued or reported. Retaliating as Anonymous did with HBGary is not the same as being the aggressor, and Anonymous says it was not responsible for the attack on the Westboro Baptist Church.
Soldier Faces 22 New WikiLeaks Charges New York Times
After the Sauds John Quiggin (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
The Hollow Cry of ‘Broke’ New York Times
CBA’s capital MacroBusiness
Australian Building Approvals Slump, Exports Decline on Floods Bloomberg (hat tip reader Skippy)
Lehman in SCDO trial down under FT Alphaville
Wisconsin Democrats Announce Recall Effort Against 8 Republican State Senators Dave Dayen, FireDogLake. The locals are liking the budget less the more they look at it.
A Test Where the Banks Had the Questions and the Answers New York Times
Is the Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Overbroad? Adam Levitin
GAO: Treasury Has Failed to Make Needed Improvements to HAMP Jon Walker, FireDogLake
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