Thursday, February 17, 2022

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, and it's an intersection of many things, it's Roboticists can learn a lot from robber flies about intercepting targets mid-flight.

From Meg McReynolds, two AI-related links. First, it's Curse your valentine with these candy hearts. Also, it's AI-generated Valentine's Cards (I have to say, "with all my sparklepants" is totally acceptable). Private prisons are a catastrophe (and this is a well-written, very personal story): The Rise and Fall of a Prison Town Queen

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is excellent: This Reddit Thread Of Mind-Blowing Science Facts Will Challenge Your Perception Of Reality

From David Gloier, and I always wondered about this: How did the stars point the way to Delphi’s Oracle? 

Stellar links from C. Lee. First, and this is an excellent read, it's The Tsunami Could Kill Thousands. Can They Build an Escape? If you're a fan of 17th century bisexual opera-singing sword fighters, it's your lucky day: The bad-ass rogue who cross-dressed and dueled her way to infamy. Here's another blast from the past: The Bygone Era of the Hotel Detective. These all sound fantastic: How to Grow Your Own Wondrous Fruits. This is a heartwarming story: Uncomfortable moment becomes shining example of community. There are absolutely people like this (but far more with Excel): I cannot begin to tell you how proficient I am at Microsoft Word.

From Wally, and this is absolutely amazing: Wood is good - Xylophone magic in a Japanese forest.

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