Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,

[BLOG] Some Monday links


  • Bruce Sterling, at Beyond the Beyond, posts an interview with Eleanor Saitta, one of the backers of an Icelandic data haven.

  • James Bow interviews Liberal Party of Ontario leadership candidatye Sandra Pupatello.

  • Crooked Timber's Corey Robin notes a nihilistic, Rimbaudian strain in American conservatism.

  • Language Log's Mark Liberman takes issue with one translator's idea of American English.

  • At Lawyers, Guns, and Money, Dave Brockington argues that the much lower availability of guns explains why the United Kingdom, a country with higher rates of reported violent crime than the United States, has a much lower murder rate.

  • Diane Duane at Out of Ambit mourns the non-occurrence of the 2012 apocalypse.

  • Is Doctor Who an anthropologist? The case is made at Savage Minds.

  • The Signal explains why digital preservation matters.

  • Window on Eurasia notes the sloppy application of statistics on religious affiliation by the Russian Orthodox Church, common to other churches. (Are 81% of Russians Orthodox, or merely the 5% who regularly attend services?)

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