Thursday, September 10, 2020

Friday Links!

Leading off this, and I'm typing this with my shocked face, it's Russian vaccine trial data has some odd-looking data (hint: because it's not data). Sid Meier has a book, and here's a chapter: From Pong to Civilization: How I made “one more turn” work on consoles. This is a remarkable story: The Oldest Cookbook in Korean Was Written by a Genius Noblewoman.

From Wally, and this is an interesting explanation: The 'brushing' scam that's behind mystery parcels. This is very clever: The Daily Heller: The U.S. Constitution in Pictures.

From Chris Meadowcraft, and the headline says it all: Now there are candy canes flavored like shiitake mushrooms: "Thanks, 2020".

From C. Lee, and this was inevitable (and 100% an indictment of the school system that uses this): These students figured out their tests were graded by AI — and the easy way to cheat. A remarkable story: The tragedy of art’s greatest supermodel. A warning from the past: The Long Shadow of the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine ‘Fiasco’. A horrifying story: The 1995 Okinawa rape that shook U.S.-Japan ties. More useful than I want it to be: How Do People Actually 'Die From Old Age'? I missed one on this very fun quiz:

Those links seemed a little darker than usual, so let's close out with something sunny: AnimalsBeingDerps/r. This is also entirely hilarious: Carol Burnett Show outtakes - Tim Conway's Elephant Story.

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