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Links for Sunday, January 10, 2010

  • New York Times: The Other Plot to Wreck America – “Americans must be told the full story of how Wall Street gamed and inflated the housing bubble, made out like bandits, and then left millions of households in ruin. Without that reckoning, there will be no public clamor for serious reform of a financial system that was as cunningly breached as airline security at the Amsterdam airport.
  • Lifehacker: Use Better Tools to Be a Better Student in 2010 – “What good is all the computing power of the pre-1960s world sitting on your lap if you’re not using it to make college life easier? The following is a guide for students everywhere that want to spend less time on the tedious stuff, and more time on the things like study and research that actually produce results.
  • Machinimatrix: Primstars – “This is a short film about a builder who receives the order to create a five pointed star. Unfortunately she has not the slightest idea how to manage this built in the given time. So she activates her strongest weapon against lack of knowledge (again) …