Death Star Economics



Monday, #1

Disclaimer: this newsbrief was circulated on Monday, October 24, 2011.

Okay, I’m actually doing this. News is too much too fast and too hilarious to keep it to myself, so here you go…

Once and for all, the Sunday night movie question could be solved: Netflix is coming to the UK and Arthur and I might never have to go through my external harddrive again.
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My new favorite thing are MIT lectures found here:

So much addiction potential.

I put this on facebook yesterday, but in case you didn’t see it:

So far, the best thing I have read today was “Bananas bruise easily, …” when reading about computer-controlled pressurized banana ripening rooms, which are not only vastly interesting but also CRAZY. So if you see unevenly ripened bananas at Tesco now, you’ll now that they were either poorly ripened or stored too close to the ripening facilities. Usefull information to have.

According to Nouriel Roubini, an economist who hates everything a little bit, we (ALL OF US) will be in a recession within the next 12 months, caused by Italy and Spain’s current state, caused by the Eurozone’s response to the current state, caused by Greece.

In terms of London news, Liberty, known to be just about the most wonderful place in this city, is putting up their Christmas decoration today. Yes folks, it is exactly two months until Christmas Eve. WHOA.

The most sickening thing I’ve read today was somebody hastagging ‘financelol’ on Twitter regarding this admittedly amusing article on The Daily Mash: read article

Finally, things I read and you might not care about, but it links nicely to the academic earth website above: Chris Wilson of Slate takes a Stanford computer science class online and tells us how that is working out for him.

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So long.

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