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Lusha the monkey outperforms 94% of Russia bankers with her inve By Will Stewart Updated: 00:13 GMT, 13 January 2010 They are paid a fortune for their ability to make complex decisions about where to invest millions of pounds every single day. But perhaps the job of an investment banker is not quite as difficult as it might seem. A chimpanzee in Russia has out-performed 94 per cent of the country's investment funds with her portfolio growing by three times in the last year. Moscow TV reported how circus chimp Lusha chose eight companies from a possible 30 to invest her one million roubles - around £21,000. Lusha the monkey in her stage act for a Moscow circus. 'She bought successfully and her portfolio grew almost three times. He questioned why so-called financial whizz-kids are still receiving hefty perks for their expertise . 'Everyone is shocked. The money-wise mape was given cubes representing different companies and asked: 'Lusha where would you like to invest your money this year?' Pausing briefing to think, she then picked out her eight cubes.

CoolCat en krant: hoe kwam het en is het te voorkomen? Nachtmerrie van een journalist: je krijgt een leuk verhaal aangereikt, primeurtje ook nog, en een dag later blijkt het compleet verzonnen. Erin getuind. Erger: besodemieterd. Dit was geen aprilgrap meer, maar een professionele vorm van bedrog door activisten Het overkwam NRC Handelsblad vorige week. De krant plaatste een bericht over een ludieke inruilactie van kledingketen CoolCat: nieuwe kleding voor oude (Topman roept minister Ploumen op ‘jurkjes’ bij te dragen, 22 november). Probleem: niets van waar. De krant plaatste nog diezelfde avond een uitgebreide correctie, met spijtbetuiging van de hoofdredactie en verklaring van CoolCat, op de site. De redactie Economie maakte intussen een minutieuze reconstructie van de gang van zaken en deed aanbevelingen die na beraad op de redactie in het Stijlboek zullen worden opgenomen. Hoe kan zoiets gebeuren, en welke lessen zijn er voor de krant uit te trekken? Dan over die citaten. De site van de krant tuinde er niet in. Reacties: ombudsman@nrc.nl

Google Reader Lets You Subscribe to Any Page on the Web RSS technology makes it possible for anyone to keep up with fresh content without having to visit the site in question. Now the same holds for webpages without RSS thanks to a new Google Reader feature. Today Google has rolled out a subtle change to Google Reader that lets you create custom feeds to track pages that don't already have them. So you can subscribe to updates for any webpage simply by typing the URL into the "Add a subscription" text box. Should you put the new feature to work, you'll start to receive short snippets for any updates made to the pages, and Google asserts that it's committed to improving the quality of these tiny blurbs over time. On the flip side, webpage owners can choose to opt out by adjusting a few lines of code. So when might this come in handy? [img credit: filiph]

Business Guys on Business Trips Columbia Visuals | Deconstructing Images Listorious: Discover the Best Twitter Lists nieuwscheckers The Real Story in the Google – Encyclopedia Dramatica Censorship Seems to be a bit of hype growing about the recent Google unlinking to pages on US-based Encyclopedia Dramatica(ED), a satirical version of Wikipedia. The gist of the story is that a particular ED entry contained racist comments about Aboriginal Australians. An Aboriginal man took his complaint with the page to the Australian Human Rights Commission asking for the page to be blocked. Google Australia responded by removing the allegedly discriminatory content from their search engine. At first there were stories on the SMH saying the site had been banned. In any case, the best take on the whole affair comes from Duncan Riley over at the Inquisitr, who wrote about it a couple of days ago when the story first popped up. First – Google did not block ED. Does this amount to censorship by Google? I can see the press wanting to make a Google story about this (maybe in light of the whole China row), but there’s nothing really here from a Google story POV. That sounds kind of fair. Or don’t.

‘Don’t shoot the messenger’ 09 mei 2012 door Saskia BongerAantal keer bekeken: 11754Dit artikel verscheen in Delta jaargang 44, nummer 14 In dossier: Vertrouwen in de wetenschap In vrijwel alle analyses over het dalende vertrouwen van burgers in de wetenschap nemen de media een belangrijke plaats in. Ze zouden mensen tot expert bestempelen die dat niet zijn, te weinig geïnteresseerd zijn in feiten en te veel in meningen. Ze zijn doorgeschoten in het journalistieke principe van hoor en wederhoor. En dat terwijl er wordt bezuinigd op wetenschapsredacteuren. Vlees zou het slechtste in de mens naar boven halen, volgens een onderzoek dat later verzonnen bleek te zijn. ‘Vleeseters zijn egoïstischer en minder sociaal’. Maarten Keulemans, wetenschapsredacteur van de Volkskrant, herinnert zich nog goed hoe op 25 augustus een collega van de algemene nieuwsredactie aan zijn bureau kwam met het persbericht van de Radboud Universiteit. Geen canard, dus, voor de Volkskrant, althans voor de papieren versie. Leveson Inquiry

With New Client, ICQ (Finally) Enters The Realtime Era I had just turned sixteen when instant messaging client ICQ was first released in November 1996. I started using the program a couple of months later, and will never be able to erase that annoying ‘uh oh’ sound from my memory. Like many others, I moved on from ICQ to other, more feature-packed communication services at the dawn of the new millennium and never really looked back. After a decade of barely remembering it exists, I reinstalled the ICQ client on my computer this morning. The reason isn’t nostalgia: more than 13 years after its first release, and nearly 12 years after Aol bought the company behind ICQ (Mirabilis) for a whopping $407 million, there is an updated client available for download that finally brings the product into the era of the realtime web and social networking craze. The question is: is it too little, too late? New tabs brings streams from these networks to the messenger client, and you can interact with your friends and content from inside the client to boot.

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