Friday, August 03, 2018

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Bryan, and it's a staggeringly good read: How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions.

This is an incredible story: Marine Biologist Melissa Cristina Márquez Was Bitten and Dragged by a Crocodile...and Lived to Tell Her Story.

From Marc Klein, and it's really refreshing to see an athlete who genuinely cares about other people: How LeBron James’ new public school really is the first of its kind.

From Wally, and I did not quite belong to this group: Every Parent at Disney.

From Michael M., and this is good motivation for hockey goalies and everyone else: Jocko Motivation "GOOD".

From C. Lee, and this is a fascinating approach: Hunting for fossils in the quirks of language. Yeah, this is going to be a thing (dammit, people): A $225 GPS spoofer can send sat-nav-guided vehicles into oncoming traffic. This seems like an excellent idea: Don’t Throw It Away—Take It to the Repair Cafe. Ah, this explains it: Study: Elderly drivers more easily angered by red stop lights.

More from C. Lee. This seems like a good point, and it's a terrific read: Don't fear robots, fear robotic humans, says Japan's AI auntie. Both of the films they mention are masterpieces: Shinobu Hashimoto obituary: Japanese screenwriter best known for the the film classics Rashomon and Seven Samurai. This seems like the kind of thing people should go to prison for: Tokyo Medical University discriminated against female applicants by lowering entrance exam scores: sources.

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