By Felix Salmon
May 24, 2010
How We Drive

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Crowded Rush-Hour Roads in Utrecht — How We Drive

For Mosel wines, “a 1°C increase in temperature would yield an increase in farmer revenue of about 30%” (pdf) — Wine Economics

Graydon Carter’s virtuoso review of Martin Amis — NYT

“My ‘option’ to return to the firm has devolved into a discussion on which way I would most like to get fired” — Above the Law

Ugly Lower East Side apartment asking over $5 million — Curbed

The Street Pianos are Coming! NYC’s Latest Public Art Experiment — Village Voice

PaidContent Founder Ali To Depart Pioneering Digital News Site — All Things D

“This is the best use of the Internet that I, personally, have ever seen” — Metafilter

The hoops David Pogue needs to jump through to approve blog comments — NYT


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Mosel (roughly the latitude of Calgary) is a highly atypical wine producer. Most producers are bound by a priori expectations of what “good yields” look like (or, in some cases, like France, by explicit caps on yield per acre). Their benefits from higher temps are limited to earlier harvest dates, and they are more than offset by losses due to the competition from places like British Columbia, where vinifera could not be profitably grown pre-GW.

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The “best use of the internet I have ever seen” is a lot of people being happy after two women refuse a request to become hookers. The two women didn’t even consult the internet in making their decision.

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