March 28, 2011

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Dana Vachon on Rebecca Black — Awl

Instead of giving public money directly to NPR and PBS, let’s just launder it through Goldman Sachs first — Twitpic

Take your iPad 2 or iPhone 4, go to this page, reload it, push it up to full screen, hold the screen up, turn around — Stefan Geens

Kathryn Schulz on Big Idea books: astute — NYMag

Oxford charges $3000 to put papers online for free, even though its authors can do that at SSRN for nothing — Oxford Journals

A speed camera which pays you when you observe the speed limit — NPR

The editorial search engine. An essay on Google, algorithms, and original reporting — Jonathan Stray

In case you were wondering who the judge was in the case Joe Nocera wrote about on Saturday, it’s Jerome B Friedman — Charlie Engle (who’s also on Twitter)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, directed by Sofia Coppola — YouTube

Michael Bierut reviews Helvetica and the New York City Subway System — WSJ (see also)

I can’t imagine that the city of Florence has much in the way of non-Italian assets — Alphaville

“It is unclear whether Cates actually understands that the money is real”: a fantastic portrait of a young poker pro — NYT

Excellent GiveWell update on Japan — GiveWell


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