Base Jumpers Leap From Kuala Lumpur Tower In Malaysia, Land In Rooftop Swimming Pool Huffington Post. I was going to say, “Don’t try this at home” but on further thought, imitation could lead to Darwin awards among the wealthy.
MIT Students Claim Astronauts Will Starve On ‘Mars One’ Mission Popular Science (furzy mouse)
Plants ‘absorb more CO2 than thought’ BBC (David L)
Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change New York Times. Huh? This has been part of US military planing for years. Wonder why the Grey Lady deems it to be news now (or maybe more accurately, why the Administration is pushing this as news now).
Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard Prototype For Android Wear, Solves Small Display Dilemma HotHardware (furzy mouse). Back to the Palm?
Thiel on why Asperger’s workers likely to be more effective than workers with MBAs Businessweek via Pando. For those of you who read A Deepness in the Sky, this comes too close to comfort to an endorsement of Focus.
Passenger Heard Popping Noises From Outside Plane Associated Press. Lambert: “Aeroflot? American.”
Venture Capitalists Return to Backing Science Start-Ups New York Times
Doctors Nationwide Slam CDC Handling of Ebola George Washington
Calculating the Grim Economic Costs of Ebola Outbreak New York Times
Who’s in Charge of Ebola at Hospitals? ‘Screaming That We’re Not Prepared’ Bloomberg. So much for the pretty crisis response picture painted in the movie Contagion.
China’s Response to Hong Kong Protests May Chill Business WSJ China Real Time
Democracy in Hong Kong Under Attack Volexity
Fake Invoice Doubts Revived as China Trade Skyrockets Bloomberg. EM: “Shouldn’t the headline be “Fake Trade Doubts Revived as China Invoices Skyrocket”?”
China heads for Q3 GDP slump despite export surge Financial Times
China body-searched 10,000 pigeons Associated Press
France Is Living Fat and Giving the Finger to Germany Foreign Policy
A Symbolic Vote in Britain Recognizes a Palestinian State New York Times
San Francisco Due for Big Quake, Study Finds Wall Street Journal
End of U.S. Dollar Hegemony – Not Michael Shedlock
Regulators act to tame shadow bank risk Financial Times
Here’s Where The World’s Richest 0.0017994134% Live Business Insider
The Potemkin Moment in France, 1789 Lambert. Good, except we are in the midst of a finance-led counterrevolution, with no peasant uprising in sight.
Prison bankers cash in on captive customers Public Integrity
Americans Face Post-foreclosure Hell As Wages Garnished, Assets Seized Reuters. Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.