Friday Links!Leading off this week, and I have a deep affection for pinball, even though I was never very good at it: The curious story of Magic Girl, the would-be greatest pinball machine of all time.
From Steven Davis, and this is staggeringly beautiful: The Egg Painter.
From C. Lee, and this is a fascinating article: The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI. This is an excellent read: Me and My Troll. This is tremendously interesting: Engineering the Perfect Astronaut. Next, and I think we all knew this (not really): Has the Queen's English Become Frightfully Common? This is intriguing: There are 19 types of smiles but only 6 are for happiness.
From Wally, and this is a terrific read: The man who catches marathon cheats - from his home. Next, and this is excellent, it's Notes on Games with Sequential Moves.