Morning Cup of Links: Dumb, Blind Luck

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Financier Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years for scamming investors out of over a billion dollars. In prison, he is regarded as a hero for his success, cunning, and lack of conscience.
Photography, and especially photojournalism, are all about hard work and preparation. And then every once in a while, it comes down to dumb, blind luck.
Scientists say our dependence on gadgets is reducing our ability to focus. But according to the tests, my ability to focus is perfect, and I can multitask way better than most people. (via Metafilter)
The Klingon Language Institute is offering a $500 scholarship each year to a college student studying language. That language doesn't have to be Klingon, but that would certainly impress the selection committee. (via NeatoGeek)
The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries. The part about sugar and fat being bad for you still disturbs me.
This music video from Iceland's tourism board makes me want to go visit. Until I remember that mountain that exploded all over Europe. (NSFW)
Meet Peter Jackson. You might be surprised at what he's done besides the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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June 8, 2010 - 12:06am
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