Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday Links!

Bucking the historical trend around the holidays, we're loaded this week!

Leading off, and you absolutely must see these, it's  This Deep Sea Fisherman Posts His Discoveries on Twitter and OH MY GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE.

From Wally, and this is an excellent read: The Ones That Got Away – Seven of Military History’s Most Incredible Evacuations. Next, and these are very clever, it's 9 SUPERHERO SNOWFLAKE PATTERNS [FREE PRINTABLES]. This is stunning: Silver Swan Clockwork Automaton, with mechanical water. This is terrific: A Sci-Fi Short Film: "The New Politics" - by Joshua Wong.

From Steven Davis, and this is disturbing: Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise. Next, and this is amazing, it's Sculpture Demonstration. This is sobering and interesting: 10 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Verdun. Next, and this is excellent, it's How you can be good at math, and other surprising facts about learning.

From C. Lee, and this is remarkable: Finding micrometeorites in city gutters: an amateur enthusiast advances planetary science. Boy, the truth hurts: Now, America, You Know How Chileans Felt. Pertinent: How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler: Reports on the rise of fascism in Europe was not the American media's finest hour. Now you know:  How the Tea Bag Was Invented. Next, and this is fascinating, it's The Founder of the Smithsonian Institution Figured Out How to Brew a Better Cup of Coffee. This is fantastic: Heinlein and Clarke discuss the Moon landings as they happen.

From David Yellope, and Grace Hopper was an asskicker: Google Honors Grace Hopper…and a “bug”. Also: Obama honors code pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton.

From Paul Meyer, and man, this country has a troubling history: Right Choice, Wrong Reasons: Wyoming Women Win the Right to Vote.

From Phil MacGovern, and it's quite surreal that we're in this group, I guess: Families Who Relocate for Sports Prodigies. Not a prodigy, but Eli 15.4 is pretty damn good.

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