Did you have time this week to find the very best things on the Internet? No? Well neither did I, so I proffer to you this fine quasi-rushed collection of various links below in the hopes that one of them makes your weekend. Is that a stretch? Yeah, probably. Nonetheless, here goes:
Ed Dale on the iPhone 4 hysteria. Even with the reception weirdness — which somehow isn’t as bad as it was when I first got it — it’s the best app phone I’ve ever used.
ArsTechnica on how scientists avoid confirmation bias.
I recently re-read The Road and cannot recommend this book more. It’s dark, bleak and dystopian, but it’s ultimately a meditation on hope and the dedication of love. It’s not a book you will be able to say you enjoy (even though, at times, the prose approaches poetry), but it’s a story that will stay with you for a long, long time. Very much warrants multiple readings.
The Market Confidence Bugaboo: Project Syndicate’s Dani Rodrick explains why creating economic policy around apparently-improving market confidence is a fool’s errand.
A collection of truly awful stock photography.
Looking for something other than the standard hamburger? If so, try the Slavonian burger. I know I will.
BBC News: Plants ‘can think and remember.’
Finally, probably the most impressive basketball trick shot I’ve ever seen. And it’s real.
Have a good weekend, everyone.
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