Morning Cup of Links: The Sari-Eating Machine

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The hacker who infiltrated Twitter a few days ago explains the very simple way he did it. The lesson learned: don't make your passwords so easy to guess, especially if you administer a social network site.
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The Washing Machine That Ate My Sari. When it comes to developing successful products and services for a global market, there is an almost infinite number of ways to get it wrong. Also see Cross Cultural Marketing Blunders. (via Metafilter)
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9 Methods for Mastering Your Money in 2009. Commonsense advice with tips on getting these things done. (via Consumerist)
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The Viral Video Pet Store. Why get just a dog or cat, when you can get one that will bring you millions of hits on YouTube?
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Despite DNA technology, it's harder to solve a murder than ever before. Factors on both sides of the law have causes a drastic drop in the case clearance rate.
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The Execution of Mata Hari, 1917. An eyewitness account of last moments for the exotic dancer turned spy. (via Cynical-C)
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Totally inappropriate coloring books. Which makes them instant collector's items, of course.

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January 8, 2009 - 1:19am
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