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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Charlie Stross starts a discussion about the possible consequences of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. (He’s against.)
  • Will Baird, at The Dragon’s Tales, celebrates the 4000th post at his blog by imagining what an updated version of Jerry Pournelle’s CoDominium future history would be. A Sino-Indian alliance eventually at odds with transhumanists is fun.
  • Daniel Drezner doesn’t think much of gold fetishism.
  • Eastern Approaches notes rising nationalism in Slovakia.
  • At A Fistful of Euros, Edward Hugh thinks that the ongoing crises of the Eurozone might be handled for the time being by the policies advocated by Mario Draghi. For the time being.
  • Geocurrents observes, drawing from the example of Punjabi, the blurry nature of dialect continua.
  • Language Hat points to an online compendium of Canadianisms in English.
  • Torontoist notes that if you now search for a book on the Toronto Public Library catalogue, you’ll find links inviting you to buy the book at Indigo. (The library is expecting about $C 20 000 from this.
  • Understanding Society’s Daniel Little asks what happened to Detroit and comes to the conclusion that the severe racial polarization certainly didn’t help.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that many of the smallest nationalities in Russia, indigenous peoples of Siberia mainly, are fast losing their numbers to assimilation.
  • Yorkshire Ranter Alex Harrowell seems skeptical about a Kickstarter project aiming at buying a communications satellite and making it available to the Third World. Apparently the lack of suitable satellite modems is an issue.
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