Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Links!

From C. Lee, and it's a fascinating read: George Kennan’s Love of Russia Inspired His Legendary “Containment” Strategy. This is an absolutely fantastic piece of history: The Redacted Testimony That Fully Explains Why General MacArthur Was Fired. Here's an interesting look at the future: Look, no claims!: Self-driving cars are set radically to change motor insurance. This is very cool: Life, as seen through 73,732 digital photographs. We discussed this a few weeks ago: Japanese idol group member misses performance after misreading train station kanji.

When one paper on raccoon-dog feces just isn't enough: Emperor's latest paper on raccoon-dog feces published.

From Wally, and it's very charming: The magpie that saved a family. This is quite fantastic: The rise and rise of tabletop gaming. These are quite beautiful: The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner. This is quite interesting: Roman Times and Dates. This is a terrific read: The Pleads Of The Many: 50 Years of Star Trek Lawsuits. I had no idea: How a Board Game Helps DoD Win Real Battles. These are both clever and quite a portal into the past: 11 Amazing Home Front Posters From The Second World War.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is both amusing and awesome: Man unwittingly attempts to rob big-time college runners. A big mistake.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is fascinating:  Why Americans and the British Spell English Words Differently.

From Brett Harper, and this is an absolutely mesmerizing read: SPEAK, MEMORY: When her best friend died, she rebuilt him using artificial intelligence.

From Steven Davis, and this is just fantastic: Salvador Dali’s Rare Surrealist Cookbook Republished for the First Time in over 40 Years. Next, and this is amazing, it's World's Largest Ship Elevator Opens at Three Gorges Dam in Central China. Next, how pop-up books are designed: Engineering the Perfect Pop. I can confirm that these are very, very good: Honeycrisp was just the beginning: inside the quest to create the perfect apple.

From Sean McIlroy, and this is hypnotic to watch: Eruptions, Earthquakes and Emissions.

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