10 Links

  1. How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft — Jim Stewart at the NYT
  2. The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Build an Ice-Skating Highway Through EdmontonWired
  3. Bitcoin and the Digital-Currency Revolution — Michael Casey and Paul Vigna at The WSJ
  4. How to approach your own career like an entrepreneur — Erika Fry at Fortune
  5. The Jet Set Life of Karl Lagerfeld’s Favorite Male Model — for NowThe NYT Magazine
  6. Thaksin times: Thailand’s coup-makers punish two former prime ministersThe Economist
  7. A Progress Report on Jeff Bezos Transforming the Washington Post — PBS MediaShift
  8. Ecuador Takes a $3.8m Punt on the Super BowlWSJ Frontiers
  9. Being There: Ambient Loops from Famous Sci-Fi TV and Movies — Red Bull Music Academy
  10. Embedded above, on YouTube here, and related to link number nine: “Blade Runner Ambient Deckard’s Apartment Sound for 12 Hours”

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7 Links

  1. The Kitchen Network: America’s underground Chinese restaurant workersThe New Yorker
  2. Finding the Dinosaur: A ‘Step Brothers’ AppreciationRolling Stone
  3. You Call This Thai Food? The Robotic Taster Will Be the JudgeThe New York Times
  4. 15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging — Anil Dash
  5. The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three YearsThe New York Times Magazine
  6. Which China expert are you? — China Daily Show
  7. Embedded above: Science Cat on Twitter.

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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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10 links

  1. Dogs Are People, TooThe New York Times
  2. List of common misconceptions — Wikipedia
  3. The Political Economy of Zombies — The Airship
  4. How to beat jet lag — Kottke.org
  5. How Brazil’s Richest Man Lost $34.5 Billion — BloombergBusinessweek
  6. 11 Pieces of Obamacare Conventional Wisdom That Shouldn’t Be So Conventional — Megan McArdle at Bloomberg.com
  7. Every Sci-Fi Starship Ever*, In One Mindblowing Comparison Chart — Kotaku
  8. I’m walking every street in New York City — ImJustWalkin.com
  9. Putting Time In Perspective — wait but why
  10. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Flying eagle point of view.”

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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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10 Links

  1. The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream SpeechThe New York Times
  2. JustDelete.Me — “A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.”
  3. Michael Pollan and Amy Harmon ‘talk’ it outColumbia Journalism Review
  4. The Danger of Strategic Distraction — Center for a New American Security’s Shawn Brimley on Syria
  5. WhichFamousEconomistAreYouMostSimilarTo.com — Which famous economist are you most similar to? (Via Fergus Pitt)
  6. How to Make Perfect CoffeeThe Atlantic
  7. As Clear As Mud: CrossFit, Tough Mudders, and the rise of social-physical challenges — Grantland
  8. HowManyPeopleAreInSpaceRightNow.com — How Many People Are In Space Right Now?
  9. In Thailand, Rubber Price Plunge Has Political CostThe New York Times
  10. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963″

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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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8 Links

  1. Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds Missing Dog During Live Interview — Gawker
  2. Myanmar’s Mandela Moment — Bloomberg
  3. High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight: Maximum Results With Minimal InvestmentACSM’S Health & Fitness Journal
  4. Complete Broadcast Day: “WJSV Complete Broadcast Day On September 21, 1939…” — Archive.org
  5. Diaries, the original social media: How our obsession with documenting (and sharing) our own lives is nothing new — Nieman Journalism Lab
  6. North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns — Aschmann.net
  7. 60 thoughts about turning 60 — Ian Martin, The Guardian
  8. Video embedded above and on Vimeo here: “London in 1927″

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