Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Good Reads and Interesting Links

Adventures in Depression. Allie Brosh delivers a serious and descriptive but welcome explanation of her six-month absence from Hyperbole and a Half.

Which Bank Is the Worst? Some shameful acts are easier to understand than others, but the biggest grievances are lined out bank-by-bank.

Occupy Wall Street: A protest timeline. The planning started months ago, but not even the founders predicted how the protests would spread around the world.

Now This Is How You Land A Plane With No Front Landing Gear. That had to take a sensitive touch, nerves of steel, and years of experience (but no pickup truck).

The CDC is now recommending that boys as well as girls get the vaccine against HPV. Brace yourselves for another round of vaccine controversy.

Android Dreams. A lovely time-lapse video of Shinjuku, Tokyo, set to the Blade Runner soundtrack.

YouTube is ready to get into the TV business. They will gradually roll out 100 new channels of original programming, so you never have to leave the computer.

The NCAA has unveiled a reform package for college athletes in which they get some spending money and security. Some say the changes are too little to do any good.

The Wolfman at the Movies. How Lon Chaney, Jr. gave us a new iconic movie monster in 1941.

What Occupy Wall Street is about. "There are two justice systems in this country: One for 99 percent and another for the privileged 1 percent."

The New Science Behind Your Spending Addiction. The preference for instant gratification may be hard wired into the human brain.

How to break the speed of light by pointing a laser at the moon. I don’t quite understand how this relates to Einstein, but I may have to try it.

How Cell Phones Shape the Lives of College Students. Mainly, they love and depend on them.

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