Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday Links!

From Steve West, and this is a fascinating read: The Day the Music Burned.

From Ryan Brandt, and this is in response to the mowing post: The Lawn Care Nut.

From C. Lee, and this is terrific: George Orwell's 1984: Why it still matters. This is unbelievable: “WHAT HAPPENED????” How a remote tech writing gig proved to be an old-school scam. This is excellent: A tale of lost WW2 uranium cubes shows why Germany’s nuclear program failed. Fascinating: The slippery genius of the Cinderella story. A terrific read: By night Oakland's pothole vigilanties repair damaged streets. Thought-provoking: Improbable research: why random selection of MPs may be best.

From Wally, and this is very technical (but interesting), it's How Allied Planes Got Their D-Day Invasion Stripes and other “Retro-High Tech” Secrets of the Normandy Invasion. I might leave Chrome over this: Chrome-derived browsers threaten to fork from Google, refuse to eliminate ad-blocker features. GoT wonks, rejoice: The Army of the Living’s Battle Plan Wasn’t So Bad. This was excellent: The unique culture of Japanese convenience stores.

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