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Dear patient readers,
If the site is one post short of its usual quota, that means my 4:15 AM appointment at the Apple Genius Bar did not go well. My MacBook Air has been making really weird noises for the last few days.
[Short update: The visit was a mixed bag. Memory seems OK. Cleaning fan, which they did while I was there, didn’t do much to improve fan speed but it is behaving less badly than it was.]
Flights re-routed to avoid walrus stampede on Alaska beach Guardian (Chuck L). OMG, see the photo!
The importance of ignoring your boss LinkedIn (David L). I was never good with the concept of a boss I always though their job was to get me the resources and waivers I needed to my job.
Hong Kong crisis exposes impossible contradiction of China’s economic growth Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Telegraph
How Did We Get Here? A Timeline of Hong Kong’s Civil-Disobedience Movement
WSJ China Real Time
Hong Kong protesters use a mesh network to organise New Scientist. Chuck L says I should reconsider my antipathy towards smart phones.
Occupocalypse Now! © in Hong Kong Counterpunch
Tokyo trader has £381bn share orders cancelled after spectacular ‘fat finger’ error Independent (Chuck L)
Only a weak euro can save the ECB now Financial Times
Draghi’s Asset Purchases May Start Slowly MarketPulse
Latvian elections look very different in Riga and Rezekne Business News Europe
Debeaking the Vultures Project Syndicate
Daily life in Banderastan Vineyard of the Saker (Chuck L)
Movement by infiltration and the defenses of Baghdad Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Judge Rejects DOJ’s Secrecy Argument That Public Doesn’t Know How to Evade Location Tracking Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake
Markets’ Rational Complacency Project Syndicate (David L)
Fink blames regulators for heated markets Financial Times
Fannie, Freddie Shares Plunge After Investor Lawsuit Is Dismissed Wall Street Journal
Markets Are Down Business Insider
Record Investor Funds Follow Pimco Boss Out the Door Wall Street Journal
What’s Wrong With Ignoring Inequality Noah Smith, Bloomberg
Farageland London Review of Books (Richard Smith)
The Third Way’s Second Chance by Andrés Velasco – Project Syndicate (Chuck L). I’ll believe it when I see it. The corporate crowd has perfected the art of subverting economically-left-leaning movements.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):