Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Information Links and Stuff

Ten Incredible Perfect Moments in the History of Editing.

9 Types of Job that Will Destroy Your Soul. The first five all fit my last "real" job as a radio announcer.

The debt ceiling standoff may ruin the government’s credit rating no matter whether the deadline is met. Here are five consequences of a U.S. credit downgrade.

An odd but understandable conundrum: women who are not sexually harassed do not want to be harassed, but know the lack of unwanted attention is a statement on their attractiveness. They feel left out, and then guilty about their feelings. (via Metafilter)

How One Man Hacked His Way Into the Slot-Machine Industry. Instead of cheating the machines, he cheated those who designed and built the machines. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

The Bigger They Are: 10 Ice Age Giants. Ten thousand years ago, the world was a lot like a made-for-SyFy movie.

Inventory of Older Octagon, Hexagon, and Round Houses. There’s at least one in your state, plus some mysteries you might solve. (via Metafilter)

5 Famed Retired Corporate Mascots. Two racist caricatures and three who just plain wore out their welcomes.

Almost ten years after the attacks of 9/11, New Yorkers are thinking about dropping the term “Ground Zero” and moving on. Their choice name for the area would be the “World Trade Center.”

Syria has closed its doors to reporters since the Middle East uprisings last spring. Journalist Alexander Christie-Miller managed to get inside Syria to see what’s happening.

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