A fifth filter pass ...
I just mentioned this year's Tour de France starts in the Netherlands; apropos, TechCrunch has A look at the World's High-Tech Startup Capital. "It may seem superficial to say so, but one of the biggest advantages Amsterdam has in the tech world is that it’s a place where people want to live — and can actually afford to, even on a startup budget. Local leaders recognize how attractive their city is, and they're not shy about selling it on those terms."
Vox: 11 things about the Greek crisis you need to know. Interesting although the confluence of fact and opinion is troubling, as always with Vox. Biggest thing I learned: Vox thinks Kentucky is supported by Massachusetts. (!)
I do agree with the central premise, that a single currency spanning multiple countries with varying fiscal policies was bound to run into trouble.
Business Insider: Margaret Thatcher was freakishly correct about why the Euro would be such a disaster. She was, but not sure "freakish" is the right adjective for an experienced leader extrapolating from past experience.
From Nick Szabo*: The Greek financial mess and some ways Bitcoin might help.
* Nick has been rumored to *be* Satori Nakamoto.
Cory Doctorow: Not a bug :)
Totally weird: If you divide 1 by 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,998,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999 (that's 999 quattuordecillion btw), the Fibonacci sequence neatly pops out. Wow!