This week “Information Overload” is back in full swing, and there really were lots of interesting things I stumbled upon:
- The Biggest Company You’ve Never Heard Of
Interesting two and a half minute video about Serco, a company I indeed never had heard of before.
- Goran Lindberg and Sweden’s dark side
Are Stieg Larsson’s novels closer to the truth than expectd?
- Third Kim lucky?
This article suggests that Kim Jong-un will become Kim Jong-il’s successor. I’d have expected a kind of military/party government after the latter’s retirement/death, let’s see what actually happens.
- Genetic Scars of the Holocaust: Children Suffer Too
Epigenetics in the context of Holocaust victims and their children.
- The Most Powerful Colors in the World
With so many colors to choose from, companies don’t seem to be overly creative when deciding on their logos.
- Todesopfer rechter Gewalt
Interactive map of of people who died due to right-wing violence in Germany. Also see 137 Todesopfer rechter Gewalt for more information on the victims (both in German).
- Itunes Remove duplicated songs
It’s always nice to see something based on my blog posts, especially in this case where it was the first time ever I wrote something about Erlang.
- The Myth of the Boy Wizard
After the recently discovered flaw in Haystack, Austin Heap got a lot of flak. This article is an interesting take on the media’s role and responsibility in all of this.
- Zeros to heroes: 10 unlikely ideas that changed the world
A good reminder to keep on hacking despite the odds.
- Clojure is Fast
If you ever where curious just how fast you can get your Clojure code to run, this will provide some valuable insight.
- Lawsuit challenges Obama’s power to kill citizens without due process
You know a country is fucked once it needs a lawsuit like this.