Twitter Digest: 2011-12-02

  • Congrats @SteveCase –> Leonsis, Case found $450 million fund to aid Washington area start-up firms – #
  • Algorithmic detection of prospective red-light runners in traffic – #
  • Fukushima crisis fueling the third opening of Japan – #
  • Evans-Pritchard: Fed saves Europe's banks as ECB stands pat – #
  • Nick Hanauer (a VC): Let's give a tax break to the true job creators: consumers, not the wealthy. #
  • "In his hand he carried an ancient and trusty weapon, called by the elves a Browning semi-automatic." – Bored of the Rings #
  • Hey, I'm an animated movie on startup money. More than usual, I mean. #
  • The anti-Yelp clause: Unhappy Patient Sues When Dentist Seeks to Enforce Contract Banning Bad Reviews #
  • How to Pay for What We Need: Let Congress print money. Hmmm. #
  • Whatever my Macbook power cord does during the night, I want some of that hot, knotting action. #
  • Pick me. MT @crampell: The IRS can't find 99,000 people who are owed $153.3 million in tax refunds #
  • My son has same obsession with keeping objects parallel that I do. Oh-oh. #
  • Whoa RT @sciam: Fukushima Earthquake Moved Seafloor Half a Football Field #
  • Wind speeds down to a mere 60 mi/h on top of Mammoth Mtn CA. Picnic time. #
  • Why energy journalism is so bad, by @nelderini #
  • Eric Janszen: The end of engineered stagflation – #
  • History of the expression "bought the farm" – #
  • Was just emailing @ritholtz & realized I now have seven emails for him. It's like he's on witness protection from witness protection. #
  • Hey, I'm at almost 200,000 of you lovely mix of humans, twitter bots and service providers. At 200k I start selling Dysons. Just fyi. #
  • Bloomberg launching some interesting new blogs, including this one on econ history. Bafflingly, no RSS feed, sadly. #
  • I never could get the hang of Thursdays… Soros: World Financial System on Brink of Collapse #
  • QotD: "Recent polls indicate that atheists are among the least liked people in areas with religious majorities (i.e., in most of the world)" #
  • Source for prior quote: Do you believe in atheists? Distrust is central to anti-atheist prejudice. #
  • Reading & enjoying @johngapper's smart "How to be a Rogue Trader" ebook. Recommended. #
  • LazyTwitter: What is the Yelp for evaluating random e-commerce sites? Is there one? #
  • On my Yelp for e-commerce questions, have had mentions of Bizrate (ugh) and StellaService. #
  • Reading books in PDF on an iPad in iBooks can simultaneously make you hate iPads, PDFs, iBooks and books. A quadfecta! #
  • Remarkable: Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Raises $625 Million – #
  • James Niehues, the man who paints ski resort maps – /cc @sacca #
  • Love this: GoPro HD footage on surfer Sunny Garcia's board during Sunset Beach event – /cc @BrianNorgard #
  • Nome AK gas prices may touch $9/gallon as iced-in city runs low on fuel – #
  • "England, a nation of about 5m people in 1650, was in many ways becoming the most disruptive power in the Atlantic world — a rogue state." #
  • Weirdly stupid and self-refuting supposed insider analysis of Wall Street – #
  • Peak stuff – /via @Revkin #
  • Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean RT @timprewitt: Nice quote on rogue England @pkedrosky – where can I read more? #
  • The financial system is no better at getting money from savers to borrowers than it was in 1910. /cc @infoarbitrage #

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