Friday, May 04, 2018

Friday Links!

There are a ton of long reads this week, and they're uniformly excellent.

This is a terrific read: The Young and the Reckless: A gang of teen hackers snatched the keys to Microsoft's videogame empire. Then they went too far.

From Guy Byars, and this is an amazing story: I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write.

From Mark H, and here's a mind-blowing bit of history: The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World.

From Wally, and this is an excellent read: The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back. This is so, so bizarre: HOBBITS GONE WRONG: A few Oregonians' love for Lord of the Rings landed them in a strange saga of their own. This is fascinating: Why sports sound better in your living room. Here's your Scottish candy info for the week: Soor Plooms.

From Griffin Cheng, and it's fantastic: The Triple Homicide in D.C. That Laid the Groundwork for Americans' Right to Remain Silent. This is just entirely brilliant: The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code. This is absolutely amazing: Over 10,000 years ago, weapons at White Sands were aimed at giant sloths.

From C. Lee, and I guess no one should be surprised: You could be flirting on dating apps with paid impersonators.

From Dan G., and this is a great read: THE ISIS FILES: We unearthed thousands of internal documents that help explain how the Islamic State stayed in power so long.

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