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Information Overload 2011-05-08
Computer says: um, er… Very nice article by Brian Christian who participated as a human confederate in the 2009 Turing Award.
How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis I lack the data and insight to fully judge the truth of this article, but I’m fairly certain that a non-trivial percentage of the world-wide rise in food prices was due to speculation. Isn’t it great how cynical humans can be?
World’s largest model airport the Knuffingen goes on show After 7 years and millions of Euros the world’s largest model airport goes on show. This is impressive, make sure to check out the video and photo series in the article!
Images Reveal Scale Of North Korean Political Prison Camps If Amnesty calls something “some of the worst circumstances we’ve documented in the last 50 years” it must be really, really bad.
How to Identify and Avoid Spreading Misinformation, Myths, and Urban Legends on the Internet I know I’ve posted links like this one before, but some things really do need to be repeated.
Das Herz des Attentäters It’s probably not as simple as this, but definitely something to think about (in German).
Google Go boldly goes where no code has gone before While I don’t necessarily agree with the title, it’s still a nice article on a language we here surprising little about.
25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they’re from the Future I always was attracted to socialist architecture and the monuments in this article are no exception.
Small areas of the brain go to sleep when we’re up too late Sleep is a strange beast I’ve been struggling with to varying degrees for almost as long as I can remember, which is one reason why I like reading about it.
The Neuroscience of the Gut This is quite interesting, especially since this week I also found out about fecal transplants.