Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Julian Bell, and this is a powerful and moving story: The white man in that photo.

From Steven Davis, and this video raised my blood pressure at least 30 points: China's 50-Lane Traffic Jam Is Every Commuter's Worst Nightmare. Next, and this is an interesting read, it's College Calculus: What’s the real value of higher education? This is a fantastic video: violin making. This is an absolutely tremendous article about Margaret Hamilton, bad-ass: Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself.

From C. Lee, and this is eye-opening: What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode? A Lot. Next, and this is a nostalgic blast, it's THE DOOMED EFFORT TO MAKE VIDEOS GO VINYL. This is fascinating: From $250 Million to $6.5 Billion: The Bay Bridge Cost Overrun. Another Bay Area link, and it's quite a read: Behind the Failure of Leap Transit’s Gentrified Buses in San Francisco.

From Brian Witte, and this is both brilliant and pointed: Playing at Violence: Having grown up amid the horrors of Burundi’s civil war, a young man is bewildered by the American lust for warlike video games.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and oh my: Women who sniff this Hawaiian mushroom have spontaneous orgasms (already somewhat debunked, but there's no denying the brilliance of that article title).

From Christopher, and these are amazing images: Never-Before-Seen Images Reveal How The Fukushima Exclusion Zone Was Swallowed By Nature.

From Craig Miller, here's a much larger set of those Fukushima pictures if you have time: Fukushima.

This is so, so good: How the Lego Color Palette Has Changed Over the Last 40 Years.

From Jeff Fowler, and this is a long overdue explanation: Why Gandhi Is Such An Arsehole In Civilisation.

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