Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Roger Robar, and this is the best explanation of the Monty Hall problem that I've ever read: The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is, well, not that surprising: Don't panic! How a rehearsal for a nuclear disaster descended into farce. Next, and this is outstanding, it's Yoga Joes: Plastic Green Soldiers Practicing Yoga.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is quite bouncy: PEOPLE ARE AWESOME (Xpogo Edition). Next, and this is excellent for you cinema buffs, it's What is neorealism? Next, and this is a truly stunning comic: Heavy Lights of January. Next, and this is a pretty fascinating experiment with MP3 compression, it's A ghoulish “Tom’s Diner” emerges from lost MP3 compression data.

From C. Lee, and here's an amazing guy: Osaka taxi operator wages campaign against hate speech. Next, and this is completely fascinating, it's If software looks like a brain and acts like a brain—will we treat it like one?

From Steven Davis, and this is very cool: Building a Working “Zoltar Speaks” Fortune Teller. Also, and this is fantastic, it's Fantastically Functional Lego Mechanical Loom. Next, and this is incredible, it's Demonstration of David Roentgen's Automaton of Queen Marie Antoinette, The Dulcimer Player. Next, more automaton, and it's spectacular: Alexandre Pouchkine by François Junod.

From Jonathan Arnold, and these are incredibly striking: Urban explorer reveals an abandoned world, frozen in time.

If you're curious about ISIS, this link from 3Suns is a thorough (and unnerving) explanation: What ISIS Really Wants.

From Tim Steffes, and this brings back good memories: Retired developer who created ‘NHL ‘94’ video game in Maine barn reflects on career.

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