Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday Links!

Some terrific links this week from C. Lee. First, and I've always had a soft spot for Finns, it's The most pessimistic town in the world. This is amazing: To Defy the United States, Fidel Castro Built the World’s Greatest Ice Cream Parlor. I'd like a dog to use a soundboard with a John Cleese accent: The World's First Talking Dog Is a Very Good, Very Smart Girl.

More links from C. Lee. Fantastic Innovation: This Bioplastic Made From Fish Scales Just Won the James Dyson Award. This is remarkable: Stretchy, Degradable Semiconductors Are the Future of Everything. Here's an excellent interview with Brian Reynolds: Brian Reynolds (MicroProse/Firaxis) – Interview.

From Wally, and Nolan Ryan already tested this: Relativistic Baseball. Wait, this is different than what they look like today? What America’s Shopping Malls Looked Like In 1989. This is a great, great video: Croatian firefighters on call seconds before winning penalty. What a disaster: Scandal Engulfs Independent Publisher Chizine Publications.

More links from Wally, but a new paragraph for readability. Well, this was decades overdue: Twinkies for breakfast? Snack cake in cereal form coming to groceries nationwide. I never thought this would happen: How airships could return to our crowded skies. This is excellent and incredibly obscure: The Lost Key of QWERTY. This is legitimately insane: Watch This Gargantuan Boat Lift An Entire Cruise Ship Out Of The Water.

Ending this week, and I think it might go down as one of the greatest achievements in gaming history (a dubious honor, perhaps, but still): The 9-year journey to explore each of EVE Online's 7,805 solar systems.

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