Pet Store Secretly Replaces All The Animals With Rescues, Shoppers Fall In Love The Dodo (furzy mouse)
You don’t even have your Apple Watch yet, but these cats do The Verge (David L)
Long-term galactic cosmic ray exposure leads to dementia-like cognitive impairments ScienceDaily. Chuck L: “Another reason I won’t sign up for the trip to Mars. Not too mention the one way ticket.”
EXPERT: We’ve pretty much completely ignored safety factors in AI research until now Business Insider (David L)
Boeing 787 Dreamliners contain a potentially catastrophic software bug ars technica (Chuck L).Lambert: “A plastic plane with a dodgy electrical system* constructed in a union-busting plant. What could go wrong? (I know it’s not plastic. I just hope it’s not the Constellation of carbon fibre.)”
Gravity data show that Antarctic ice sheet is melting increasingly faster ScienceDaily (Chuck L)
The Dollar Joins the Currency Wars Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate
US ‘welcome’ to use China’s new islands Financial Times
US sees nothing special in UK relationship Financial Times
The last days of Nick Clegg Politico
Quick breakthrough at Brussels Group looks unlikely ekathimerini. As predicted.
Iran’s Gulf rivals seek US security vow Financial Times
Iowa Declares Emergency as Bird Flu Spreads New York Times
Police State Watch
Are We Being Psychologically Conditioned To Accept Martial Law In America? Michael Synder (Chuck L)
New York mayor refutes allegations that police adopting tougher strategy for protests Reuters. EM: “‘The strategic approach is exactly the same’ – as for Occupy Wall Street, you mean?”
Freddie Gray Didn’t Magically Kill Himself New Republic
Freddie Gray’s Death Ruled a Homicide ABC (furzy mouse)
All six officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death released on bail Baltimore Sun (furzy mouse)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Goldman programmer found guilty of stealing bank’s high-frequency trading code Business Insider (David L)
Of course this is misleading as we all know that some of the “fines and settlements” were not exactly that for DOJ etc. Nonetheless, it is interesting to see that even including these “non fines”, we only get to 20% of overall profits..hardly obliterating them. (and not obliterating bonuses I might add for the top boys at least).
Also, one might note that DFS/Lawsky has aggregated more $$ than US federal agencies like the SEC and the Fed..which are supposed to protect us on a nationwide basis. And Lawsky started this good work only 4 years ago. Amazing what one can do with a small budget of US$250 million/year when one does not come from the revolving door..
Wall Street’s Thinking About Creating Derivatives on Peer-to-Peer Loans Bloomberg (Richard Smith)
US jobs relapse raises fresh doubts on Fed tightening Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
An Even More Dismal Science Brad DeLong, Project Syndicate (David L)
Workers “risk becoming serfs” in robot-age Richard Freeman
A world of difference: the global challege of rising inequality Martin Wolf, Financial Times
The Lasting Pain from Vietnam Silence Ray McGovern, Consortium News (Gabriel)
Antidote du jour (Richard Smith). Not the story you probably expected looking at the image.