Thursday, July 23, 2015

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Frank Regan, and this will always be my favorite computer, advanced for its time by almost a decade: The Amiga is 30 years old today.

From Craig Miller, and 360 degree videos are very, very cool: Samsung 360° GearVR Trailer. Also: WARCRAFT: Skies of Azeroth.

From Steven Davis, and this is both relatively useless and extravagantly wonderful: Franz Liszt’s La Campanella played on a glass harp. Next, and this is fascinating, it's Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect. This is absolutely stunning: Red Lipstick Resurrected. I have no words for this next link: An Abandoned Indonesian Church Shaped Like a Massive Clucking Chicken. One more, and it's tremendous: 1810 – Automaton Trumpet Player – Friedrich Kaufmann (German).

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is an obscure bit of history: KLM’S ARCTIC AR-10.

From jdv, and this is a full-on Star Wars alert, discussing the use of miniatures in the prequels: Practical Effects in the Prequels- Sets, Pictures, Models, etc.

From C. Lee, and what a fascinating article: The U.S. court system is criminally unjust: How your weight and the time of day can decide the outcome of your court case. Here's how to break a car window when you're trying to save yourself, not someone else: Break a Car Window with a Headrest in an Emergency. Next, and this is important news for lots of us: A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting.

From Marc Klein, John Urschel is all kinds of awesome: For Ravens lineman John Urschel, math and football equally important.

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