Friday, May 08, 2020

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, one of the most amazing stories I've ever read (and Adam Driver is starring in a movie adaptation): The Yankee Comandante.

From Wally, and I guess we shouldn't be surprised: The ‘Credibility Bookcase’ Is the Quarantine’s Hottest Accessory. This is a fascinating bit of history: The tiny 'country' between England and Scotland. This is very useful: How to Manage Cabin Fever. This is awesome: Incredible Map of Pangea With Modern-Day Borders. From the Wayback Machine: “The Machine That Was Going To Tranquilize This Scene Was Locked Away In A Quiet Cubicle”. This is very, very funny: Two types of dogs.

From C. Lee, and this is quite interesting: The Compost by My Couch: How (and Why) I Started an Odorless Bin at Home. This is unbelievably funny, and I want the stories illustrated: Leo Tolstoy’s Children’s Stories Will Devastate Your Children and Make You Want to Die. Fascinating: What Rome Learned From the Deadly Antonine Plague of 165 A.D. This is excellent: Visualizing the History of Pandemics. This is just terrific: A Peek Into the Soviet Computer Revolution. This is interesting: The World's Largest Camera Collection Belongs to a Government Worker in Mumbai.

More C. Lee links, broken up for readability. Outstanding: Ventilator from old car parts? Afghan girls pursue prototype. These are fantastic: Visit the workplaces of Japan’s artisans while staying at home. This is incredible: These Ferrofluid Sculptures Will Melt Your Mind. A fascinating bit of history: How Britain’s First Mission to China Went Wrong.

From Geoff Engelstein, and here's something you can feel good about: Emerson's Wild Ride.

From John Willcocks, and it's amazing artistry with a +10 in showmanship: PEINTRE FOU OU GÉNIAL.

From jdv, and just wait, because this is coming sooner than we think: Jukebox, a neural net that generates music. Dave Eggers understands: Flattening the Truth on Coronavirus.

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