Wednesday links go underwater

By Felix Salmon
July 16, 2009

But who would win a fight between Giant Octopus and Vampire Squid?

Google calls bullshit on newspapers who say they don’t want to be indexed

Judge dismisses Donald Trump’s lawsuit against the NYT’s Tim O’Brien

“Once again, Ben Stein distinguishes himself by how many things he can get seriously wrong in a short column”

Kevin Drum rightly hates on the redesign, including its truncated RSS

“Our report stated women who drink alcohol are more likely to be raped. In fact, the research found the opposite.”

More cracked Kindles (see also)

Harold Meyerson says that Rubin is our McNamara

Two out of three major bond-rating firms now agree: California’s credit grade should begin with a B

Krugman: Government deficits, mainly automatic rather than discretionary, have saved us from a second Great Depression

Robert Reich is worried about Goldman Sachs


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“The suit centers on Kindle 2s that were also bought with Amazon’s optional $30 protective case. This fastens onto the white plastic body of the Kindle with a set of metal clips. ”

Aha! See, I didn’t get a case. I keep my Kindle2 in a bubblewrap mailing envelope, which is inside a cardboard mailer.

My DX is just in a bubblewrap envelope, though. They’re usually in my backpack with a pad of paper or two.

No problems, yet.

Posted by Jon Hendry | Report as abusive

I’d have to vote for the giant octopus since the vampire squid grows to be all of six inches long. If the battle is on the squid’s home field, however, I’d pick it. The octopus would quickly suffocate in the abyssal depths.

The real question is Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus…who will win?

Posted by Tentakles | Report as abusive