Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday Links!

From Wally, and it's fascinating: Russia’s Retro Lenin Museum Still Runs on Decades-Old Apple II Computers. Next, and it's brilliant, it's Painting 'Zebra Stripes' on Cows Wards Off Biting Flies. This is excellent: Warp speeds in 'Star Trek' are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it. This is hilarious: This chicken breaks into her owner’s house daily to lay an egg on the bed.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and it's an interesting look at design: An exclusive look at how Google designed its Stadia game controller.

From Joshua Buergel, and it's riveting: The Cheating Scandal Rocking the Poker World.

From C. Lee, and it's both simple and brilliant: Schoolgirls in Fukuoka use plastic bottle to save child in sea. This is fascinating: I learned how to do math with the ancient abacus — and it changed my life. Useful: How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct. This could be huge: Just a drop of urine, worms for highly effective cancer screening. Yuck: Your Washing Machine Could Be a Breeding Ground for Hazardous Germs. What a rabbit hole: Mathematics in Movies. Bewitching (sorry): This Map Shows the Scale of 16th- and 17th-Century Scottish Witch Hunts. They probably interfered in the walrus elections: Walrus attacks Russian Navy, sinking inflatable boat.

From Mark Hollett, and it's terrific (also, "How to Weigh a Whale" is an excellent title for a children's book): How to weigh a whale without a scale.

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