15 links

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  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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10 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. The Worst Marriage in GeorgetownThe New York Times Magazine
  2. Clinton Visit Puts Spotlight on South China SeaThe Wall Street Journal
  3. Asean Reaps Rewards As Clinton Counters China — Bloomberg
  4. Wary Neighbors Turn Into Partners in a Quickly Developing Southeast AsiaThe New York Times
  5. Transfer of Value — Monday Note
  6. Englands of the Mind: The sound. The fury. The mediocrity. — Grantland
  7. A Bit of Rural Thailand Amid Bustling BangkokThe New York Times
  8. We’re getting wildly differing assessments — SCOTUSblog
  9. The Kingpins: The fight for GuadalajaraThe New Yorker
  10. Video embedded above and on Vimeo here: “The Higgs Boson Explained” (Via A).

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14 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. Special Report: Plight of Muslim minority threatens Myanmar Spring — Reuters
  2. Thai Youth Seek a Fortune Away From the FarmThe New York Times
  3. India’s Historic Outreach to MyanmarThe Atlantic/Asia Society
  4. Michio Kaku: The Cheapest Way to Terraform Mars — The Big Think/YouTube
  5. Moderation as the Sweet Spot for ExerciseThe New York Times/Well blog
  6. Thai Parliament Puts Off Two Sensitive DebatesThe Wall Street Journal
  7. Why We Don’t Believe in ScienceThe New Yorker
  8. South Carolina’s Pension Push Into High-Octane InvestmentsThe New York Times
  9. Robert Carlock walks us through highlights from 30 Rock’s six seasons so far — The A.V. Club
  10. The 22 rules of storytelling, according to PixarEmma Coats/io9
  11. Expatriates Find an Affordable Welcome in EcuadorThe New York Times
  12. 14 Must-Know Tips & Tricks for Mac OS X — OSXDaily
  13. Part of this world, part of another — Letters of Note: Gene Wilder on his “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” entrance.
  14. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Un enfant de 5 ans remplaçant au foot.”

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10 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. As Myanmar Opens Up, Idyllic Islands Remain UnwelcomingThe New York Times
  2. Microfinance Yields Mixed Results in Thailand, Economist Joseph Kaboski Finds — University of Notre Dame
  3. Recycling Eyeglasses Is a Feel-Good Waste of Money — Virginia Postrel at Bloomberg
  4. What’s in a Name? For Yale in Singapore, a Whole LotThe Chronicle of Higher Education
  5. Bangkok swelters, sparks debate on city planning in Asia — Reuters
  6. The Truth About Debt At Barcelona And Real Madrid — The Swiss Ramble
  7. Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal ArchivesThe Atlantic/In Focus
  8. Data Journalism Handbook — DataJournalismHandbook.org
  9. Turning 60: The Twelve Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned So Far — Tony Schwartz at the Harvard Business Review Blog Network
  10. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: Sergio Aguero’s championship-winning goal for Manchester City, May 13.

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10 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. 2012 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts — The AP
  2. Barcelona’s Secret to Soccer Success — Miostadium.com
  3. How one man escaped from a North Korean prison campThe Guardian
  4. Economic Theory Plots a Course for Good FoodThe New York Times (Via A.)
  5. Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?The Atlantic
  6. “I Survived a Bear Attack” — Slate
  7. The Pipe Organ Desk — kagenschaefer.com
  8. You No Longer Have a Right to Privacy — Big Think
  9. Faculty Gives Yale a Dose of Dissent Over SingaporeThe New York Times
  10. Embedded above and on YouTube here: New Mandala’s “Asia-Pacific future trends.” (Academics from Columbia University and the Australian National University answer the question, “Based on what you know of the Asia-Pacific region, what keeps you up at night?”)

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12 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. Myanmar exiles test government’s promise of change — The AP
  2. Myanmar’s Transformation: A Revolution With No Name?The Wall Street Journal/Southeast Asia Real Time
  3. Investors Hesitate as Frontier Market Myanmar Faces Election — Bloomberg
  4. Memo from Ecuador: ‘Garage Universities’ Are Bracing for School ReformThe New York Times
  5. Sea Clashes Loom Over Southeast Asia SummitThe Wall Street Journal
  6. Angry Words: Will one researcher’s discovery deep in the Amazon destroy the foundation of modern linguistics?The Chronicle Review
  7. Vast Tracts in Paraguay Forest Being Replaced by RanchesThe New York Times
  8. The South: Non-practising versus true SouthernersThe Economist
  9. How Hiring Makes Uniqlo a Successful RetailerThe New Yorker
  10. Stockholm’s Lunch Beat Dance Is Trending — AP video report
  11. “Foggy Mountain Breakdown — Earl Scruggs” — video on YouTube
  12. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Riding the Booster with enhanced sound.” More details are here.

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12 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. The Personal Analytics of My Life — StephenWolfram.com
  2. 24/192 Music Downloads …and why they make no sense — xiph.org
  3. Adventures of a Teenage PolyglotThe New York Times
  4. The People of the Petabyte — Forbes
  5. Southern Food Primer — Southern Foodways Alliance
  6. Why I Love Apple But Don’t Own An iPadThe Wall Street Journal
  7. The AP’s New Apps: The Style, Substance And Strategy — paidContent
  8. The Empty Stomach: Fasting to Beat Jet LagHarpers
  9. Branded journalists battle newsroom regulations — Poynter
  10. Thai Interest Rates, Foreign Reserves Too High, Thaksin Says — Bloomberg
  11. Immigration deflects criticism: Suvarnabhumi arrivals ‘overwhelming’ bureauThe Bangkok Post
  12. Embedded above and on YouTube here: Dolphin Rescue

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10 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not:

  1. Make Your Thing: 12 Point Program for Absolutely, Positively 1000% No-Fail Guaranteed Success — Jesse Thorn at Transom.org
  2. Ryan Lizza: What I Read — The Atlantic Wire
  3. Debate Over Blog Limits Intensifies in SingaporeThe Wall Street Journal‘s Southeast Asia Real Time
  4. Everybody Inhale: How Many People Can Manhattan Hold?The New York Times
  5. Tricks of the Trade With The Atlantic’s James Fallows — FishbowlDC
  6. Dempsey scores as US beats Italy for first time — The AP
  7. John Paton to news execs: Abandon the gatekeeper model — GigaOM
  8. An apocalyptic view of future Bangkok: Connecting a doom-laden forecast in “The Windup Girl” to present realities — Global Post
  9. Why journalists need to link — Felix Salmon/Reuters
  10. Embedded above and on YouTube: “Lionel Messi never dives” (via Kottke.org)

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