10 Links

  1. Goat Parkour Is the Best Evidence Yet That Goats Are the New Cats — Slate
  2. The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong — Jill Lepore at The New Yorker
  3. Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of ‘Disruptive Innovation’ — BloombergBusinessweek
  4. An Island-Hopping Southern Seafood CrawlWSJ
  5. The Case for Reparations — Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic
  6. What’s wrong with Soccernomics? — Daniel Altman
  7. The internet’s biggest companies are breaking themselves into small pieces — Quartz
  8. Print still matters, even if some would like to believe it shouldn’t — Ken Doctor at Nieman Journalism Lab
  9. Amazon’s Whale Strategy — Stratechery
  10. Video embedded above and on Vine here: “That ball!” — Robin van Persie’s goal for the Netherlands against Spain, via a pass from Daley Blind.

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10 Links

  1. Landfill excavation unearths years of crushed Atari treasure — Ars Technica
  2. Eating Alone by Design: An Entire Restaurant With Tables for One — BloombergBusinessweek
  3. Dronies! — Kottke.org
  4. In Deep: The dark and dangerous world of extreme caversThe New Yorker
  5. Why We’re in a New Guidled Age — Paul Krugman on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyThe New York Review of Books
  6. How some journalists are using anonymous secret-sharing apps — Nieman Journalism Lab
  7. Ephemeral Apps — Schneier on Security
  8. Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians — NewStatesman
  9. The Daily Routines of Geniuses — Harvard Business Review
  10. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “A tour of the British Isles in accents.”

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12 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. Mike Tyson Explores KierkegaardThe Wall Street Journal
  2. How Y’all, Youse and You Guys TalkNew York Times dialect map
  3. As New Services Track Habits, the E-Books Are Reading YouThe New York Times
  4. Professional soccer clubs are great entertainment—and terrible investments — Quartz
  5. Asia Foundation survey – Part 1: Who are the Thai protesters? — Bangkok Pundit
  6. The blog is dead, long live the blog — by Jason Kottke; more here
  7. Earth Wind Map — “a visualization of global weather conditions”
  8. Who has the hardest World Cup 2014 draw?The Guardian
  9. Things fitting perfectly into other things — http://thingsfittingperfectlyintothings.tumblr.com
  10. If Premier League Team Names Were Based On Their Logos — BuzzFeed
  11. A Family of Anchormen — Ron Burgundy at NewYorker.com
  12. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “David Thibault – Elvis – Blue Christmas.”

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9 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. Indian Miss America resonates as symbol of change — The AP
  2. The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done — Kottke.org
  3. The Twitter of Tomorrow — NewYorker.com
  4. Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media — TechCrunch
  5. Bribespot: Fighting Corruption in Thailand One Click at a Time — VOA
  6. A Most Dangerous Journey: The Full StoryWSJ/Southeast Asia Real Time
  7. Instapaper on the Kindle Paperwhite — David Smith
  8. How Alan Hansen and Match of the Day slipped from hip to horribleThe Guardian
  9. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Fantasista animation – Maradona vs England” (Via)

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7 Links

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  1. Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy Returns to Cheers Before Vote — Bloomberg
  2. Thailand riveted by tale of jet-setting, millionaire monk accused of rape and fraud — AP
  3. Bangkok construction boom faces resistance — Al Jazeera
  4. Fan Runs Arsenal to Video Hit in VietnamWall Street Journal/Southeast Asia Real Time
  5. How Clothes Should Fit — HowClothesShouldFit.com
  6. J.K. Rowling and the Chamber of Literary Fame — Bloomberg
  7. Photo above, via Michael Beschloss on Twitter: “Here is Neil Armstrong back in lunar module after his moonwalk this day 1969…”

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11 Links

  1. My Gucci AddictionGQ
  2. Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?The New York Times Magazine
  3. Economists See No Crisis With U.S. Debt as Economy Gains — Bloomberg
  4. You’re Distracted. This Professor Can Help.The Chronicle of Higher Education
  5. Eight Reasons Business Travelers Shouldn’t Work on PlanesBloombergBusinessweek
  6. An Amazon Problem: The Book Is Dead, Long Live the Book — Spiegel Online
  7. The Lost Tribes of the AmazonSmithsonian
  8. Google Reader lived on borrowed time: creator Chris Wetherell reflects — Gigaom
  9. Castle, Sweet CastleThe Wall Street Journal
  10. Robbie Rogers: why coming out as gay meant I had to leave footballThe Guardian
  11. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Medieval helpdesk with English subtitles.”

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12 links

  1. The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of TroubleThe New York Times Magazine
  2. Noma’s Co-Owner Thinks Bolivian Food Is the Next Big Thing — Bloomberg Markets
  3. In Public Eye, Shining Star of Myanmar Loses LusterThe New York Times
  4. A Friendly Conversation with a Banker — The Billfold
  5. The problem with online freelance journalism — Felix Salmon/Reuters
  6. Revenge of the sources — Ezra Klein/The Washington Post
  7. What Saved the Dow? Sensible Economic PoliciesJohn Cassidy/The New Yorker
  8. Thailand’s illegal immigrants: A deadly cocktailThe Economist
  9. Pad Thai — The Morning News
  10. Missing Nutella, Part 2: Columbia Puts Consumption Far Below ReportThe New York Times‘s City Room blog
  11. China’s ‘farmscrapers’ are highrises that will generate their own food — io9
  12. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Space Glider – FPV to Space and Back!”

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15 links

2013 02 25 silent city

  1. The Brain Is Not ComputableMIT Technology Review
  2. Can a President Use Drones Against Journalists?The New Yorker
  3. Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing UsTIME
  4. The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk FoodThe New York Times Magazine
  5. Fuling, China: Return to River TownNational Geographic
  6. Pad Thai — The Morning News
  7. With campaign, Mark Sanford goes from Appalachian Trail to comeback trailThe Washington Post
  8. Sriracha Hot Sauce Catches Fire, Yet ‘There’s Only One Rooster’ — Bloomberg Businessweek
  9. Cost of Dropping Citizenship Keeps U.S. Earners From Exit — Bloomberg
  10. Thailand’s stalemate and uneasy accommodationBangkok Post
  11. Soccer’s New Match-Fixing Scandal: How #*%!ed is the beautiful game? — Grantland
  12. What Are Dogs Saying When They Bark?Scientific American
  13. Myanmar’s SEA Games: Let’s play chinlone!The Economist
  14. Will Bernard Lagat Live Forever?The New Yorker
  15. Image above: From The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang. Via the Galerie Paris-Beijing site (see here, here, and here).

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14 Links

  1. It’s official: Austerity Economics Doesn’t Work — John Cassidy in the The New Yorker
  2. The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You LikeThe Atlantic
  3. Dear Journalists at Vice and Elsewhere, Here Are Some Simple Ways Not To Get Your Source Arrested — Forbes
  4. The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All TimeRolling Stone
  5. How do you pack your bag for a seven-year, 22,000-mile international reporting assignment? — Nieman Journalism Lab
  6. The enduring Apple TV Fantasy — Monday Note
  7. Gertler Earns Billions as Mine Deals Fail to Enrich Congo — Bloomberg Markets Magazine
  8. The impossibility of tablet-native journalism — Felix Salmon
  9. Google’s Lost Social Network — BuzzFeed FWD
  10. Thai Tycoons Top Dealmakers With Record Spending — Bloomberg
  11. David Chase Doesn’t Care About the Russian — Slate
  12. Syria Deeply — An “independent digital media project led by journalists and technologists, exploring a new model of storytelling around a global crisis.”
  13. Retronaut — “The past is a foreign country. This is your passport.” (Via @fergle.)
  14. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Call Me Maybe – Harvard Economics Department.”

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8 Links

2012 11 09 biz week obama

  1. Obama to Visit Myanmar as Part of First Postelection Overseas Trip to AsiaNew York Times
  2. Laos Dam Kicks Off Controversial Mekong PlansWall Street Journal
  3. Pardoned Thai-American speaks to the press on lese majeste — Bangkok Pundit
  4. Thai-American ‘wins election’Bangkok Post on Tammy Duckworth
  5. International reporting in the age of participatory media (PDF) — Ethan Zuckerman, Dædalus, Spring 2010
  6. High Ambition and Visions of Andean Haute CuisineNew York Times
  7. On the Implausibility of the Death Star’s Trash Compactor — McSweeneys.net
  8. Image above: Bloomberg Businessweek Nov. 12-18 cover. Special report: “The Next Four Years.”

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