Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Griffin Cheng, and this is a staggering story: The Rock That Fell To Earth. Also, and this is a great read, it's Welcome to Blaine, the town that Amazon Prime built.

This will absolutely blow your mind (in the best way): 12-year-old pianist improvises a sonata using 4 random notes drawn from a hat.

From Scott Z., and I posted this a few years back, but it's worth it one more time: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE COLLAR BOMB HEIST.

James Lee sent this in, and it's both important and very difficult to read: Pixar’s Sexist Boys Club.

From C. Lee, and mistakes were made: Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops. Predatory capitalism: The Demise of Toys ‘R’ Us Is a Warning. Gamestop will be dead soon: GameStop Seeks a Buyer, in Deal That Could Reshape Console Gaming. Well, this is unsettling: IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds. The future: The man who was fired by a machine. I had no idea: The Turkish Roots of Swedish Meatballs.

From DQ Reader My Wife, and this is incredibly gripping and tragic: Former NHL player Daniel Carcillo discusses head trauma and treatment.

From Wally, and this is a fascinating read: Preliminary Notes on the Adamski Scout Ship Photos. I have no words: Gadsby: A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter "E" by Wright. If you're into environment creation, this will amaze you: A Quick Creepy Forest Environment In UE4. Next, ticks! The tick that can make you allergic to meat is showing up in Maine. This is quite interesting: Why Disney Water Rides Smell Different.

From Chris Pencis, and these are excellent listens (British history podcast):
The End of the Age of AEthelflaed
War in the Five Boroughs

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