Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday Links!

Out of nowhere, a pretty substantial week.

This is a fascinating story: Why a college football coach hid his bipolar disorder diagnosis for 30 years. What an idea for a science fiction story: Mystery as 60 peculiar cubes with inscriptions pulled from Coventry river.

From Wally, and among others, Instacart appears to be the devil: Sick Days. This is so bizarre and such a good read (and a staggeringly great headline): A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question. It's all very, very strange (but kudos for wearing a mask): 28 of the most creative face masks from around the world. Terrifying: I Can't Believe I'm Still Alive After Using Facebook Dating.

From Ken Piper, and this is fascinating: Gears of war: When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves. Next, and this is so strange, it's This Lickable Screen Can Recreate Almost Any Taste or Flavor Without Eating Food. This is excellent: The Science of Temperature is Weirder Than You Think.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and these images are amazing: You Can Lose Hours Looking at These Old Photos of Car Dealerships From Decades Past.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is wonderful: Your Guide To Not Getting Murdered In A Quaint English Village.

Tremendous links from C. Lee. First, and it's an excellent read, it's How We'll Live on the Moon. This is such a terrific story: Teen who lost all video games on 3/11, buddy, win award for app. A warning, to be sure: Warren Harding Tried to Return America to ‘Normalcy’ After WWI and the 1918 Pandemic. It Failed. Well, one party feels this way today, at least: The 1924 Law That Slammed the Door on Immigrants and the Politicians Who Pushed it Back Open.

From David Gloier, and it could be useful: Washing Your Hands Triggers Trillions Of Tiny Molecular Explosions.

From Geoff Engelstein, and it's amazing: Cleveland Indians Hid Nicolas Cage in 39 Lineup Graphics in 2019, and No One Had a Clue.

Closing out the week, from Brian Brown, and it's a fantastic read: The sprawling, must-read history of Maxis’ former “serious games” division.

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