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Links for January 26

Look, it’s a blog post full of links!

In the New York Times, Scott Shane reviews Guantánamo Diary, which is in fact the diary of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who has been detained at Gitmo without charges since 2002.

An attempt to definitively answer the popular interview question, What happens when you enter an address in your browser?, by Alex Gaynor.

For some reason, it never occurred to me that YouTube’s massive audience equates to massive power. Zoë Keating reports on the onerous terms YouTube is requiring her to accept in order to publish her YouTube channel.

A collection of spreadsheet horror stories from the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group.

My coworker Brad Greenlee has created a Mac Menu Bar App to monitor the status of running Hadoop jobs.

Luke Plant reviews iPython Notebook Essentials by L. Felipe Martins. iPython Notebook is on my list of things to spend more time with.

Paul Ford, Greg Knauss, and Kim Kardashian’s butt – you’ve probably already read this, but if not, you should.

Falling oil prices can be looked at as an interesting natural experiment in economic stimulus.

The antidote to an inflated sense of self-importance.

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