Marie Colvin’s final report: “We live in fear of a massacre.

Joseph Stiglitz: “A banking system is supposed to serve society, not the other way around.

The Australian mining industry’s big lie.

Eternal Copyright: a modest proposal.

How audio engineers tweak music for the iPod age.

The Difference [via Mefi]. Also: being God is a big responsibility.

“Brainstorming seems like an ideal technique, a feel-good way to boost productivity. But there is a problem with brainstorming. It doesn’t work.”

How do you become fluent in 11 languages?

Everyone of European ancestry is descended from Muhammad and Charlemagne.

A blog about creative uses of paper.

The Machete Order for watching the Star Wars saga. This is actually pretty convincing; I’m going to try it out on my experimental subject, er, son.

A scale Lego model of the Death Star would be 3.5km across, would cost US$10 trillion in bricks, would have to be built in low-earth orbit to support its weight, and at that height would eclipse the sun. And my son would still want one for his birthday.

26 February 2012 · Weblog