Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Ken Piper, and what a story: The Mob's IT Department How two technology consultants helped drug traffickers hack the Port of Antwerp. Also, and this is entirely strange: A Researcher Made an Organic Computer Using Four Wired-Together Rat Brains.
From 3Suns, and this is just incredible: Earth Wind Map. Next, a real-time map of hacker attacks, and it's mesmerizing: Norse Attack Map.
From Brian, and this a tremendous article on A.I. evolution (actually, self-evolution): On the Origin of Circuits.
From Mike Gilbert, and of course: The most dangerous amusement parks in New Jersey. Hello, Action Park! Plus, there's this: WATCH: Action Park riders splash down world's longest water slide.
From C. Lee, and this is also true for the interstate highway system: How railroads, highways and other man-made lines racially divide America’s cities. Also, and this is a great story, it's How a precocious 11-year-old girl gave Pluto its name. Next, and this is tremendously clever: A little known hack from Japan to get your notebook organized. One more, and it's fascinating: Nearly every job in America, mapped in incredible detail. Last one, and it's highly useful: The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games.
From Matt Kreuch, and if you ever wanted to mountain bike down a glacier, it's your lucky day: Megavalanche Glacier Carnage.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and these are amazing images: Breathtaking ruins of the Soviet space shuttle program. Next, and wow: The Really Big One: An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
This is a tremendously poignant article: 'Everybody Has a Killer in Their Family': Growing Up Black in West St. Louis. And this is fantastically strange: America Used to Give Out Weird Participation Awards for Nuclear Tests. DQ Reader My Wife was a big fan in her younger days: The Original Ghostwriter Behind Nancy Drew Was One of The Most Interesting YA Writers of All Time.
From Steven Davis, and this is fascinating: Music Publishing Economics.
Winding up this week, from Eric Higgins-Freese, it's How Did We Get to Pluto So Fast?