Friday Links!Leading off this week, a link from Michael M. to a story by Jake Edelstein (I've mentioned him before as the author of Tokyo Vice). Edelstein decided to have some real-life Yakuza review Yakuza 3, and it's a fascinating read.
From Eric Leslie, a link to a podcast interview with Runic Games about Torchlight. This is an episode of the Immortal Machines podcast, which is excellent (Eric's the host, actually, and he's damned good).
Here's quite an article--the story of a terrorist who dies creating a dent. I can't even make this kind of stuff up.
From Me, of all people, an article about world bands that includes the greatest band picture ever, which is something you absolutely must see. Also from me, an article about how the 1924 death of George Mallory as he attempted to climb Everest has now been attributed to a major storm.
From Glenn Haag, new photos of the aftermath of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
From DQ reader my wife, a story about Queen guitarist Brian May, who studied astrophysics at Imperial College in London.
From Simon van Alphen, two videos (one and two) of Cardhalla (I have no idea if that's a real name or not) taken at GenCon.
From Kevin W, a link to Project Euler, a "series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve."
From Scott Z.,and this is the craziest storm footage I have ever seen, it's some link in Finnish. And it's bad-ass, I promise. Also, quite the algae bloom in China.