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Libor and Oil Market Manipulation

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.nakedcapitalism.com

The good news in the oil market at least is that the manipulation which is being revealed is nowhere near as serious in its effects on the general public as is believed. The bad news is that the true manipulation, as yet still concealed, is far more serious than anyone has yet conceived.

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Will Robots Cause Even More Human Unemployment?

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Business

From www.fastcompany.com

Robotic employees can work 24/7 without so much as a water break, they don′t strike, and they can be very reliable. In certain situations, having a robot operate in a dangerous or overly repetitive environment on a factory floor or other industrial situation is evidently much better than having a fragile person do the task--particularly in places like Japan′s post-disaster nuclear reactor sites.

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It’s legal: cops seize cell phone, impersonate owner

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Rights

From arstechnica.com

A federal appeals court held that the pager owner′s Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure were not violated because the pager is "nothing more than a contemporary receptacle for telephone numbers," akin to an address book.

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Is Batman Keeping Gotham City Poor?

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Entertainment

From www.centives.net

The best way to help Gotham is to have a popular movement that is supported by a broad coalition and not just a narrow elite. This movement should focus not only on replacing the current leaders of Gotham, but should also work to alter the underlying extractive political and economic institutions of Gotham City.

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Predict the future with WikiLeaks data

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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Mathematics

From www.latimes.com

In August 2010, shortly after WikiLeaks released tens of thousands of classified documents that cataloged the harsh realities of the war in Afghanistan, a group of friends — all computer experts — gathered at the New York City headquarters of the Internet company Bitly Inc.

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′Old Glory′ is flammable and profitable

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: World

From worldnews.msnbc.msn.com

The purpose of the flag is to last for an hour. It′s unfortunate, but if the demand is for an hour, then the supplier must meet such demand too

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How Do Amnesic Patients Vote?

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Politics

From onlinelibrary.wiley.com

Study gives striking evidence that sound voting decisions do not require remembering declarative knowledge about previously learned issue positions of candidates. Even in the extreme case studied here, wherein voters could not recall and recognize any specific issue information at all, they could still render sound voting decisions of political figures, consistently choosing the candidate whose positions better aligned with their beliefs.

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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: History

From bookfaked.com

A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of these will make you weep.

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Eurozone′s electorate becoming increasingly polarized

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Politics

From soberlook.com

Ultimately this will make it increasingly difficult for politicians from the various states to reach consensus as they face domestic pressures. And the Eurozone urgently needs consensus and decisiveness to assure the union′s survival.

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Wilder on Wonka: Part of this world, part of another

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Entertainment

From www.lettersofnote.com

In the early-1970s, when originally offered the lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory by director Mel Stuart, the great Gene Wilder accepted on one condition: "When I make my first entrance, I′d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp.

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