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′No war over my son,′ father of missing Turkish pilot says

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: World

From www.hurriyetdailynews.com

It would not be right for a country to go to war over a pilot, the father of missing pilot Capt. Gökhan Ertan said in regards to the crisis over Syria′s downing of a Turkish jet. Ertan′s father Ali Erton (Ertan changed his surname from Erton) spoke to broadcaster Samanyolu at his residence in the southeastern province of Malatya yesterday.

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Facebook just changed your default email without your consent: here’s how to opt out Technology News Blog - Yahoo! News

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Internet

From news.yahoo.com

They′ve taken action by forcibly changing your contact email address listed on your Facebook page from your actual address that you regularly check to your.name.here@facebook.com — or worse, random number@facebook.

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H1N1 Swine Flu May Have Killed 15 Times More People Than First Reported

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Health

From news.yahoo.com

eginning in 2009, the virus swept the globe, and the WHO counted 18,500 swine flu deaths that had been confirmed by laboratory tests. But according to new estimates from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus probably killed between 105,700 and 400,000 people around the world in its first year alone, and an additional 46,000 to 179,000 people likely died of cardiovascular complications from the virus.

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Your new nightmare: Facebook ads everywhere

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Internet

From news.cnet.com

Now that Facebook′s ads and sponsored stories will appear on Zynga, be prepared for them appearing, well, anywhere and everywhere. This may well be more painful than you could imagine. It was a delicate development this week that Facebook′s ads and sponsored stories will begin to appear on Zynga.

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The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Finance

From www.rollingstone.com

If you heard about it at all, you′re probably either in the municipal bond business or married to an antitrust lawyer. Even then, all you probably heard was that a threesome of bit players on Wall Street got convicted of obscure antitrust violations in one of the most inscrutable, jargon-packed legal snoozefests since the government′s massive case against Microsoft in the Nineties " not exactly the thrilling courtroom drama offered by the famed trials of old-school mobsters like Al Capone or Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo.

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′Frightening′ toilet paper made in Japan

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Odd

From www.koreatimes.co.kr

Toilet paper on which an English translation of a “horror” short story is printed will be exported to foreign countries, the Asahi Shimbun published in Japan reported Friday. Part of the short story “Drop” by Koji Suzuki was translated into English.

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Will we ever... live on the Moon?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Space

From www.bbc.com

A better question is: “What is a likely way we’ll end up with a human presence on the Moon?” Given what we know today and extrapolating from there, I have a thought on how this could happen.

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Is the Out of Africa model of human migration right?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Science

From evoanth.wordpress.com

The Out of Africa model (or “OoA,” as it is called by those particularly fond of vowels) argues modern humans arose in Africa ~200,000 years ago and eventually spread out of Africa and across the world.

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How 3D printing is revolutionising guitar-making

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Technology

From www.guardian.co.uk

Pundits say the technology ushers in a manufacturing revolution. Whereas designers have for a couple of decades been using 3D printers costing several thousand pounds to create manufacturing prototypes, devices for less than £1000 are now appearing on enthusiasts′ desktops.

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David Simon Dirt Under The Rug

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Crime

From davidsimon.com

Beginning midway through 2011, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, for the first time in modern history, became the sole arbiter of when to charge a defendant in a homicide investigation. Previously, that decision rested with the police department, which would do so in consultation with prosecutors from the Violent Crimes Unit of the State’s Attorney’s Office.

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Google ‘Alarmed’ By Increased Censorship Requests From Democracies

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Internet

From idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com

Google on late Sunday released a sampling of its own data on the number of requests it receives from governments around the world to remove specific content and other speech from its various websites, including YouTube.

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Button history: a visual tour of button design through the ages

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: History

From www.slate.com

Buttons may seem humble today, but they have a decidedly racy side. The history of buttons tells the story of our increasingly form-fitting clothing, with buttons hugging all the right places. Buttons loudly announce wealth, and perfecting their manufacture brought with it boatloads of cash.

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The Mother of All Girls′ Books

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Literature

From prospect.org

Little Women is brutal, a ferocious wolf dressed up in the curly white sermons and sentimental homilies of children’s stories. Though full of references to a kind and loving father, its fundamental faith lies not in God but in books: in life as a literary construct.

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The virtues of gossip

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Reputation systems promote cooperation and deter antisocial behavior in groups. Little is known, however, about how and why people share reputational information. Here, we seek to establish the existence and dynamics of prosocial gossip, the sharing of negative evaluative information about a target in a way that protects others from antisocial or exploitative behavior.

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Sherri Rasmussen’s Murder: Tracing the Shocking Resolution to a 23-Year-Old Cold Case

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.vanityfair.com

When a 23-year-old murder mystery was finally solved, the killer’s identity shocked the L.A.P.D. With justice served, Mark Bowden follows the dramatic twists and turns of the investigation.

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This Is How You Make Something Go Viral: An Impractical Guide

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Internet

From gawker.com

Internet publishers — successful ones — have concocted numerous sub rosa playbooks around traffic-goosing techniques: from the early days of annoying email blasts and Google-juicing headline techniques to, you know, more boobs.

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