Friday Links!From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, And this is a terrific read, it's Confessions Of A US Navy P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Pilot. Next, and this is thought-provoking, it's The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech Sexism. One more, and it's both incredibly funny and entirely inappropriate (If you object to bear-woman romance, go no further): Bear.
From Michael O'Reilly, and this is utterly fascinating, it's "You're Just Gonna Be Nice": How Players Engage With Moral Choice Systems.
From Chris, and this is entirely bizarre, a RadioLab Podcast about electrical stimulation of the brain via low-voltage electrodes: 9-Volt Nirvana. Whoa.
From Dan Willhite, and this is quite fantastic, it's These bricks are like Lego for full-sized buildings. Also, and this is definitely not true for me, it's Men would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit quietly.
From Matt Kreuch, and is there anything better than a shark prank. Have a look: Woman falls on her butt after scary prank shark attack.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is incredibly interesting but also quite dark: A Primer on Match Fixing in the Wake of the Cameroon World Cup Allegations.
From Sirius, and this is awesome: Swallows have learned to open parking garage doors.
From Wallace, and this is both funny and NSFW: Dirtbag John Milton.
From Simon Jones, and this is a terrific read: A Quest for the Secret Origins of Lost Video-Game Levels. Also, here's an interesting look at how technology is shaping the White House: In President Obama’s White House, some traditions give way to modern technology.
From C. Lee, and I have no words, it's The CIA style guide goes online: now you can learn to write like a spy.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, and this story, like everything about North Korea, is downright bizarre: The Hermit Kingdom: An Inside View Of North Korea's Hidden Car Culture.