Food ninjas: Leckenby's Tea Room →
food-ninjas: Date of Visit: Wednesday 29th December Time of Visit: 14:00 Party Size: Sushi eating ninja, accompanied by special guest ninja all the way from Indonesia! Posting ninja: Kiki Alas, an award winning tea room has arrived in the streets of city centre Manchester. Leckenby’s tea room started…
Why is Finance So Complex? | Interfluidity →
proletarianengineer: Financial systems help us overcome a collective action problem. In a world of investment projects whose costs and risks are perfectly transparent, most individuals would be frightened. Real enterprise is very risky. Further, the probability of success of any one project depends upon the degree to which other projects are simultaneously underway. A budding industrialist in...
down-and-nerdy: verb: a fabulous blending of stamp, stomp, and trample. I can’t take credit for this one. I got it from a friend when he strompled my foot. I just love this word though.
summerbreeze1: めちゃめちゃ怪しいんだけど、トロピカリア以降のブラジルものを集めたコンピレーションがタダ。Gilberto Gil, Moreno Veloso, Tom Ze, Arnaldo Antunes, Gal Costaほか。
THE QUARRY: "slaves arriving in Rio [1550-1888] –... →
salonnierealexis: Rio’s Cemetery of New Blacks sheds light on horrors of slave trade Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 20 December 2011 15.21 EST Tooth analysis shows Africans taken from wide area ranging from Sudan in the north-east to Mozambique in the south The 3 million slaves who made the journey were previously thought to have come only from what is now...
Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl....– Stephen Fry (via lushious)
Heard a fantastic word today
postsfromthetardis: Someone being described as having a career as a “projector”, it’s old English for someone who has many different jobs in many areas Think that definitely describes me, life’s too short to do the same thing everyday
Brazil dam company wins Belo Monte appeal →
il-ny-a-pas-dinfec: A judge in Brazil has revoked a decision which had halted work on the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon region. Judge Carlos Castro Martins reversed the order he had issued in September, which had barred any work on the Belo Monte dam that interfered with the natural flow of the Xingu river. He said the company behind the project had subsequently shown its work would not harm...
Belo Monte Dam
il-ny-a-pas-dinfec: The Belo Monte Dam has been approved by a Brazilian Judge for construction, in a reversal of a decision from September. His justification for ignoring the terrible environmental effects of the third-largest dam in the world? That those effects “could only be felt and analysed once the work was completed, as the studies into its effects were only forecasts of what could...
EMSEP Exercise and Sport Psychology Blog: Thinking... →
emsepblog: Recently I have been thinking about why people choose a particular sport (or does the sport choose them?). There is definitely something linking personality to the specifics of a sport. Naturally, I started thinking about my sport: what are the psychological characteristics of it? What is my…
atavist: In our new story, Joshuah Bearman tells the funny and poignant tale of the real-life Baghdad Country Club, a bar in the Green Zone during the conflict’s bloodiest years. Against all odds, its proprietors struggle to keep their raucous watering hole safe and well-stocked as the insurgency rages outside. Read an excerpt on The Atlantic. Get the full story here.
How do you integrate 20 million new citizens who basically missed out on the...– Columnist Megan McArdle argues that reunifying post-communist North with South Korea may be difficult, and painful, for them both. (via thedailyfeed)
iPhones vs. the Police →
Is it possible to imagine a world without police? Actually it’s easy, if you’re a historian. London didn’t get a professional police force until 1829; New York didn’t get one until 1845. Before that, law enforcement was more of a private affair. Crimes at night were somewhat deterred by watchmen, who were in some cases volunteers and in others paid, but by day there was little to no...