Friday Links!From Michael O'Reilly, and this story wins the Internet forever: ALL IS LOST: IN THE SERIES FINALE OF NBA Y2K, WE BEAR WITNESS TO THE SLOW, MISERABLE DEATH OF BASKETBALL. It doesn't matter if you're not a sports fan, you must read this.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and incredibly Eli 12.10 is going to be able to buy one of these someday:
Google's New Driverless Car Has No Brake Pedal Or Steering Wheel.
From Meg McReynolds, and good grief: You Are Not a Digital Native: Privacy in the Age of the Internet. Also, and this could be useful, it's Emergency Compliment.
From Chris Pencis, and this is fantastic: How does fire spread? How do different forest materials fuel it?
From Wallace, and this is both clever and funny: A Day In The Life Of Everyday Astronaut. ALso, and these are terrific: The Perfectly Shaped Treat: Literary Cookie Cutters.
From Skip Key, and this is incredible: ISEE-3 Reboot project. No spoilers, but you need to go read this.
From David Gloier, and is no surprise (but still somehow amusing): Harry Caray diary tracked every drink, every bar in 1972.
From DQ Reader My Wife, and this provides endless entertainment: The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time.
From Meg McReynolds, and this is almost hypnotic: The Internet in Real-Time: How Quickly Data is Generated.
From Sirius, and man, this is nuts: How to remove siding from a house.
Here are a few excellent articles I ran across this week. First, and this is a fantastic read, it's The Oakland Way: How the A's continue to thrive more than decade after 'Moneyball' was published. Next the future of SSD: Intel SSD DC P3700 Review: The PCIe SSD Transition Begins with NVMe. Finally, a sad story of the passing of the last Navajo Code Talkers, who played a crucial role in WWII: Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers of World War II, dies.