Tooth fairy payout falls for second year in a row Sun Sentinel (Paul M via Fred A)
The world’s most ‘liveable’ cities Economist
The Ashley Madison Hackers Just Released a Ton of Stolen Data Gizmodo. We said Ashley Madison = extortion futures.
Ashley Madison hack is not only real, it’s worse than we thought ars technica (Swedish Lex)
Windows 10 will push you to pay more for Office InfoWorld (furzy mouse). Another reason to hold off upgrading as long as possible.
Synthetic Life Seeks Work MIT Technology Review (David L)
MRI scanners can steer tumor busting viruses to specific target sites within the body MedicalXpress (Robert M)
FDA Approves First Drug to Boost Women’s Libido Wall Street Journal. Sheesh, this sounds more like a date rape drug than a libido drug:
…studies show some serious side effects, including drowsiness, fainting and nausea.
The little pink pill, often dubbed “Viagra for women,” during clinical studies had a modest effect in boosting women’s interest in sex. But there are “serious risks” of low-blood pressure and fainting with the drug, especially when taken while drinking alcohol
EM capital outflows surge towards $1tn Financial Times
Trying to count China’s jobless Free Exchange
Coal prices fall to 12-year lows as China, India join demand slowdown Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
China’s richest flee sharemarket as masses pile in Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
Exclusive: U.S. graft probes may cost Petrobras record $1.6 billion or more – source Reuters (furzy mouse)
Brutish, nasty – and not even short: the ominous future of the eurozone Guardian. Swedish Lex: “Spot on in many ways and written by a German.”
Why Greece Can’t Fulfill Bailout’s Terms Bloomberg
ISIS Beheads 82-Year-Old Palmyra Scholar Daily Beast (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
How hackers hijack the net’s phone books BBC(furzy mouse)
Imperial Collapse Watch
How Not to Be a Leader Medium
GARY BRECHER IS CREATING THE WAR NERD PODCAST. Bob urges readers to support him!
FBI: ‘Attempt’ to Wipe Hillary’s Email Server Daily Beast (furzy mouse). So if Hillary’s techs weren’t competent to delete e-mails permanently, how the hell could they have been competent enough to secure them adequately?
Presidential Poll 2016: Bernie Sanders Beats Clinton In Iowa State Fair; Trump, Carson Lead Republicans International Business Times
Bernie Sanders Campaign Calls Out Hillary’s College Plan: ‘Disappointment’ Alternet (furzy mouse)
Lockdown lifted at U.S. nuke site after sniffer-dog false alarm Reuters. EM: “I wonder if the rate of false positives for bombs is similarly high as has recently been documented for drug-sniffing dogs, who apparently are as often as not ‘trained to alarm’, either due to trainer error or deliberate malfeasance. More ‘deep searches’ resulting from false alarms – it’s good for GDP, after all!”
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Ex-police officer faces murder charge in Virginia shooting death Reuters/ EM: “This indictment would not have happened without the post-Ferguson-et-al wave of national skepticism regarding such shootings.”
Prison Guard ‘Beat Up Squad’ Is Blamed in New York Inmate’s Death New York Times
Promontory settles over StanChart probe Financial Times
Liquidity during Flash Events Liberty Street Economics
Walmart slashes earnings outlook Financial Times
Why I’m finally going to boycott Amazon Guardian (furzy mouse)
Rape Case Puts Focus on Culture of Elite St. Paul’s School New York Times. In the past, they’d be able to buy the girl off somehow….
Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries Wall Street Journal
Stop Universities From Hoarding Money New York Times
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