Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Links!

From Steven Davis, and this covers all the bases: This Is a Generic Millennial Ad. This is outstanding: 10 Books That Were Written on a Bet. A long and fascinating read: To Catch a Counterfeiter: Nearly all the world’s fake products come from China. America’s oldest private detective agency is on the case. This is amazing: Google's latest AI doesn't need geotags to figure out a photo's location. This is staggering: An epic 33,600 piece jigsaw puzzle time lapse.

More. Ah, Clippy: The Life and Death of Microsoft Clippy, the Paper Clip the World Loved to Hate.

From C. Lee, and this is quite wonderful: Suikoden changed my life - Warren Spector. Well, maybe not, darn it: New evidence of Viking warrior women might not be what it seems. Such a remarkable artist: Celebrate 150 Years of the Illustrator Who Brought Children’s Books to Life. This is a long and fascinating read: Targeting Tumors: Treating Cancer on Many Fronts.

From Wally, and this is quite interesting: Why You Didn't Want to Fly On The Soviet Concorde-The TU-144. It's getting pretty freaky out there: Brain-Machine Interface isn't Sci-Fi Anymore. This is a fascinating read: In Alaska’s Far-Flung Villages, Happiness Is a Cake Mix. This is overwhelmingly peaceful if you listen to it with space music in the background: Downhill Cart-i-pede.

From Christopher Scott, and oh, the wretched excess: Meet the Guy Who Photographs Luxury Planes for the Super Rich.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is a wonderful story:
13-year-old Robert Irwin is following his late father's footsteps and helping the world fall in love with nature
Robert Irwin to get conservation hero award

From Tim Jones, and I'm not kidding when I say this is the rabbit hole of all rabbit holes: Additional Collections.

From Roger Robar, and this is terrific: The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time.

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