Pseudo Random News and Comment

Good pop quiz on what you feel about trading. Traders Psychological Profile

Stuxnetting the Eurozone’s Trust  Like a bad marriage, there is really only one peaceful solution.

A couple of pieces on the squabble with China over accounting transparency. More financial secrecy by China could simply be a move to better CYA on financial dealings in the wake of the Bo Xilai defenestration.

Can U.S. and China Avert Accounting Armageddon?

Criminalizing Hong Kong auditing

The perfect, painfully accurate, template for reporting on neuroscience – Dramatically titled neuroscience story

Happiness is a glass half empty | Oliver Burkeman  An argument for a more balanced view of the ups and downs of life.

Revisiting the Skyscraper Index. The ultimate contrarian sell signal for China?

Who’s Afraid of the Kill List?  Anyone capable of reason?

Optimised Anaesthesia to Reduce Post Operative Cognitive Decline (POCD) in Older Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery, a Randomised Controlled Trial  It wasn’t that long ago that anesthesiologists always told me there were no lasting effects. Maybe they were using the “one for you, one for me” method of administration so the effective dose was much lower.

Intestinal bacteria produce neurotransmitter, could play role in inflammation  What is the Eurozone’s problem? Billions of mindless bacteria in our guts can cooperate better than they can.

“Officials say” journalism  The template for what has increasingly passed for journalism over the last 20 years, to the point where actual reporting has vanished entirely in mainstream news outlets.

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