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A few things worth reading (again)

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Here are a few articles that you might find worth reading:

  1. Conference Proceedings should have final version in Journal!
    A nice post on the necessity of final versions in journals including all the necessary details.
  2. DB’s investment opportunity: investing in climate change 2009
    I am not sure what I should think about this… We first destroy the climate by fueling industries in countries with no environmental protection standards and then we cash in on saving it?? Probably financing both at the SAME time??
  3. The Advertising Industry.
    On the impact of algorithmic game theory in online advertising. Definitely check out the youtube video:


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June 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm

OT: Two videos – Dubai’s palm islands and GM’s new image

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From the wired article “Time-Lapse Videos of Massive Change on Earth“:

Urbanization of Dubai
Nothing says environmental exploitation like building your own palm tree-shaped archipelago. Dubai, of the United Arab Emirates, has dredged sand from the sea floor to build hundreds of artificial islands along its coast, hoping to attract wealthy tourists. Many projects have been put on hold since the global credit crunch hit the region.

And just 2 days after filing for chapter 11, the GM reinvention commercial:

Written by Sebastian

June 4, 2009 at 9:49 pm