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.
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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.
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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)
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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)
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The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries. The part about sugar and fat being bad for you still disturbs me.
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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)
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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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