Will Currencies Undermine Calm in Markets? | Bloomberg View


.. currency volatility is unlikely to subside anytime soon.

The moves reflect growing economic and policy misalignments among the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Divergences in such elements as growth, inflation and the direction of monetary policy are set to get bigger in the months ahead.

via Will Currencies Undermine Calm in Markets? – Bloomberg View.

A Brief History of the Moment of Silence | Mic


Where does the moment of silence come from?

via A Brief History of the Moment of Silence – Mic.

Government’s Threat of Daily Fine for Yahoo Shows Aggressive Push for Data | NYTimes.com


Yahoo’s only victory was that the intelligence courts agreed that it had standing to file a challenge on behalf of its users,

rejecting the Bush administration’s argument that it could not raise the concerns in court, the newly disclosed documents show.

via Government’s Threat of Daily Fine for Yahoo Shows Aggressive Push for Data – NYTimes.com.

Government’s Threat of Daily Fine for Yahoo Shows Aggressive Push for Data | NYTimes.com


Yahoo’s only victory was that the intelligence courts agreed that it had standing to file a challenge on behalf of its users,

rejecting the Bush administration’s argument that it could not raise the concerns in court, the newly disclosed documents show.

via Government’s Threat of Daily Fine for Yahoo Shows Aggressive Push for Data – NYTimes.com.

With Gas Cut Off, Ukraine Looks West | NYTimes.com


Part of Ukraine’s problem has been that people and businesses have been paying artificially low prices, a vestige of Soviet-era policies.

via With Gas Cut Off, Ukraine Looks West – NYTimes.com.

Ten Questions About That Scottish Independence Vote | The New Yorker

Ten Questions About That Scottish Independence Vote – The New Yorker.

Design News | Commonly Found Mistakes in Power Distribution Systems

Distributed systems today are designed with the assumption that failure detection is a common occurrence throughout the system.

Given that assumption, the system can and will fail in strange ways that are not only harmful but also hard to diagnose.

via Design News – Guest Blogs – Commonly Found Mistakes in Power Distribution Systems.

Ecuador economic “miracle” meets maturity | Reuters

After years of disastrous stewardship, military regimes and outright graft, Correa ushered in a period of uncharacteristic stability for a nation blessed with resources, both human and natural – chiefly oil.

It is no coincidence that Correa’s miracle years coincided with a period of sustained record prices for crude. The OPEC nation deserves credit for not squandering this bounty.

via Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.

Ecuador economic miracle meets maturity | Reuters

After years of disastrous stewardship, military regimes and outright graft, Correa ushered in a period of uncharacteristic stability for a nation blessed with resources, both human and natural — chiefly oil.

It is no coincidence that Correa’s miracle years coincided with a period of sustained record prices for crude. The OPEC nation deserves credit for not squandering this bounty.

via Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.

Norway to rent Dutch prisons to cut convict queue | Reuters

“At the moment, the queue is at 1,300 custodial sentences, and there is a great demand for detention space.”

“The Netherlands has already leased prison capacity to Belgium for several years.”

via Norway to rent Dutch prisons to cut convict queue | Reuters.