Assorted links

by on October 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm in Web/Tech | Permalink

1. Europe according to France, a map.  There is more here.

2. 24 different English language accents (some have curse words)

3. Gramophone classical music picks for the year.

4. Markets in everything: credit card cosignatures, via Jodi Beggs.

5. Does China have a monopoly over rare earth minerals?

6. How an economist is governing Ecuador.

Pavel Kohout October 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm


I don’t understand why my country is perceived as Anti-European by the French. This makes me really sad. I love Europe, in fact. German cars, French kisses, English tea, Hungarian salami, what a rich continent we have. And it could be even prettier and more prosperous if they abolished the euro, scrapped the acquis communautaire, and carpet-bombed Brussels.

step21 October 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

@Pavel I think you answered your own question right there …

Marian Kechlibar October 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm

step21, you obviously did not perceive Czech humor in Pavel’s comment. This kind of jokes is why Nazis called us “the laughing beasts” (die laechendliche Bestie).

farmer October 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm

suprisingly spot on south african and northern irish! well done, mucker!

bel October 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm

6 like Chavez
1your welcome for the tip

kramer@johnsonmatic October 2, 2010 at 10:01 pm
kramer@johnsonmatic October 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm
Millian October 3, 2010 at 3:52 am

Speaking as a European, #1 is a lot like “How English people see the way France/Germany/USA sees Europe”. Joan of Arc and Enigma Code are the clues.

RufusMoon October 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm

@ “4. Market Everything…”

It looks like the Credit Card Act isn’t necessarily doing what it’s supposed to be, or rather it’s creating a new black market of cosigners for teens:

Who’d da ‘dunk it?

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