Friday, August 09, 2019

Friday Links!

Leading off with something cheerful, because we can all use it right now: The Greatest Try Ever Is What I Watch When Things Get To Be Too Much.

These are beautiful beyond words: Spirograph-like multi-color ellipses.

It's not really that complicated: What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer.

This is another significant (and deeply concerning) piece of data: Just one season of playing football—even without a concussion—can cause brain damage.

This is legitimately adorable: Big Dog Plays An Expert Level Game Of 'Hide And Seek' With A Little Dog.

If you want to go further down yesterday's mathematical rabbit hole, you can, thanks to P. Rowe: Numberphile.

From C. Lee, and it's more detail on Wednesday's post: Goodbye Aberration: Physicist Solves 2,000-Year-Old Optical Problem. This is a welcome surprise: Unearthed Steinbeck Short Story Isn’t at All Like ‘Grapes of Wrath’. This is remarkable: The trick that makes you overspend. This is fantastic: For Sale: A Poisoner’s Lab Secreted in a Beautiful Book. I had no idea: There Is Just One Sculpture on the Moon.

From Wally, and this is ridiculous: Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books. This is useful: Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2019. This is surprisingly fascinating: A Musicologist Explains Why There's Something Fishy About That Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Katy Perry. A good read: Does This Schnitzel Define Vienna? I think it was always 10%: The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking. This is excellent: Neal Stephenson on Depictions of Reality (Ep. 71).

From Marc, and man, Wii Sports was amazing: The strange and surprisingly intense world of Wii Sports speedrunners.

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