“We Honestly Have No Fucking Idea What We’re Doing”, Admits Leading Quantum Physicist Waterford Whispers News (David L)
Hachiko, Japan’s most loyal dog, finally reunited with owner in new statue in Tokyo Japan Today (furzy mouse)
Victim told to write to vicious attacker or face jail herself Telegraph (Chuck L)
Human Traffickers Caught on Hidden Internet Scientific American
The revolution wasn’t televised: The early days of YouTube Mashable (Chuck L)
WHY A FAKE ARTICLE TITLED “CUCKOO FOR COCOA PUFFS?” WAS ACCEPTED BY 17 MEDICAL JOURNALS Fast Company (furzy mouse)
‘Shadow biosphere’ might be hiding strange life right under our noses Science. Nikki: “Sensational, BBC-type science title, which is unfortunate. This is a short yet interesting examination to different approaches for discovering life; dovetails on the ‘what is life?’ question.”
HIV strain that becomes AIDS in 3 years identified in Cuba New York Daily News (Stephen M)
German economic policy is hurting Europe, the world, and itself Business Insider (David L)
Greek rebellion greeted by left and right as ‘kick in the ass’ for Euro elites Independent (Stephen M)
Weimar and Greece, Continued Paul Krugman (martha r)
Prospect theory and Crimea IrRussianality (Chuck L)
Greek Postwar Alliances Show Europe Has More to Lose Than Money Bloomberg. FYI this is the lead story at Bberg right now, and not good reporting. For instance, it says that Greece has until the 28th to work out a deal with the Eurogroup, when they in fact have to agree tomorrow, due to the lead time in Finland and Germany for parliamentary approvals. Moreover, not only did the Greece foreign minister climb down when someone at NATO barked at him about making Russian-friendly noises, but the foreign objects of Greece’s gestures don’t take them seriously either, see: ‘Grexit?’ Easier said than done Global Times
Ireland takes hard line on Greece austerity programme Financial Times. This does not bode well for Monday’s meeting, needless to say. Stockholm syndrome in action.
Επιστολή στον Πρόεδρο της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής κ. Ζαν Κλωντ Γιούνκερ. Nikki: “Letter to Juncker from Assoc. of Greek judges and prosecutors. French version below the Greek.”
São Paulo Facing “Drastic” Water Rationing to Save Cantareira System Folha de S. Paulo (furzy mouse)
Russia Creates Its Own Payment System Ian Welsh (martha r)
Russia Has No Choice But to Continue Gas Route Through Ukraine Moscow Times (furzy mouse)
Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West Business Insider (David L). Projection via official messaging….
NYT Commits Orange Jumpsuit Trademark Infringement Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Feds unveil commercial drone rules The Hill (furzy mouse)
Storytelling ability connected Brian Williams with viewers but also led to his downfall Washington Post. Normally, I’d treat this as just part of an already over-reported story, save for this accurrate tweet: “The sheer number of lies Brian Williams has reportedly told borders on pathological. This WashPost story is stunning.”
3 mentally ill disabled missing in cold NYC NYC Office of Emergency Management. Yves: It’s now 5 degrees outside with high winds. Martha r: “I’ve seen 3 postings on my twitter feed from 6, 7 hours ago of 2 schizo, 1 blind person missing. I’ve never seen this kind of posting before on this feed. I fear they are lost outside in the cold. I mention this simply because there is a total absence of any such reporting as far as i know in current media. It’s heartbreaking that these vulnerable people may have no one to ensure they are safe indoors.”
The Knowledge, London’s Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS New York Times. From last year, still of interest.
‘Culture Crash’ by Scott Timberg: dark side to digital disruption Financial Times (David L). Today’s must read.
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