Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday Links!

Here's quite a story--a superstar NFL project who wanted to be a firefighter instead: Finding Danny Watkins.

The Edwin Garcia Links Machine dropped a metric ton of links this week, and here's a sampling. First, and this is quite useful, it's The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained. Next, here's a terrifying and amazing base jumping video: There’s A Fine Line Between Fun And Terrifying - These Guys Just Jumped Off It. Next, and this is just incredible, it's Brain-controlled robot arm. Next, and this is utterly beautiful, it's Humpback Whales Bubble Feeding Drone Views. This next link is both remarkable and essentially unwatchable (see you long you last): "The Cut Ups," (1966) William S. Burroughs. Next, a lecture: William S. Burroughs lecture,July 20,1976,on paranormal,EVP,text+tape cut-ups,prognostication.

From Steven Davis, and this is excellent: What Traditional Publishing Learned in 2014.

From C. Lee, and this is so beautiful: Beautiful Kinkakuji temple even cooler under blanket of snow. Also, and this is crazy efficient, it's Too busy to wrap Christmas presents? Not if you’ve got 12 seconds, Japanese store shows. Also, and this is a mandatory read, it's They also served: How statisticians changed the war, and the war changed statistics.

From Tim Hibbetts, and this is fascinating: Bolts from the blue: The history of life in the universe may have been governed by the frequency of giant stellar explosions.

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