Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday Link!

Leading off this week, and I had no idea, it's Ada Lovelace manuscript and algorithm fetch $125,000 at auction.

Also, here is some gloriously funny Just Cause 4 alpha footage (NSFW): Rocket-Powered Balloon Car - Just Cause 4 - First Look Gameplay.

From Steven Davis, and come on, man! The Iconic Urinal & Work of Art, “Fountain,” Wasn’t Created by Marcel Duchamp But by the Pioneering Dada Artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. This is fascinating (typical Nike tread wear, though): Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster. What if That’s Actually True?

From Wally, and this is quite a story:  Bullets and Balloons: Escape From the Siege of Paris 1870. Seriously, this is the most charming plane ever: Airbus just flew its incredibly bizarre BelugaXL for the first time, and it looks amazing.

This next link is from Wally, and I'm separating it out because it is the nerdiest, deepest dive into Blade Runner I've ever seen: Blade Runner | Typeset in the Future.

From Roger Robar, and this is both fascinating and terrifying: We’re underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video.

From C. Lee, and this is a terrific documentary: GOG: Preserving Gaming's Past & Future. This is riveting: Between Two Homes: A 102-Year Old Japanese Woman in South Korea. This was a remarkable woman: Manzanar detainee who found reason for WW2 internment dies.

Vote, vote, vote when you can, to stop people like this: National Anthem Controversies Don't Get More Soul-Sucking Than This. Also, this one thousand times: Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports.

From Eric Higgins-Freeze, and it's excellent: The Beautiful World of Bacteria.

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