- Election maps are telling you big lies about small things (Washington Post) Interesting exercise in using cartograms to show that people vote, not fence posts or stalks of corn.
- Drug Giant Faced a Reckoning as China Took Aim at Bribery (New York Times) China is cracking down on big pharma corruption. Why aren't we?
- The British forgery at the heart of India and China’s Tibetan border dispute (South China Morning Post) Corrupt and venal British colonial policy continues to screw up the world to this day.
- Windows 10 market share stalls after free upgrade offer ends (The Register) Surprise: Once Microsoft stops giving away the program, or tricking people into upgrading, it's a product that no one really wants.
- Mission Viejo student predicted Cubs' 2016 World Series win in 1993 high school yearbook (LA Times) Best yearbook comment ever.
- Iceland's Pirate Party wins 10 seats, will need unlikely coalition to rule (The Register) Depressing. If there was one place where I thought that the establishment could be overthrown, it was Iceland.
- Cory Doctorow: It’s Time to Stop Talking About Copyright (Locus Magazine) money quot3e, "But a funny thing happened on the way to the 21st century: copyright policy ceased to exist. Because every copyright policy that we make has a seismic effect on the Internet, and because you can’t regulate copying without regulating the Internet.
H/t JR at the Stellar Parthenon BBS.