Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday Links!

I saw some very good stories this week, and there are a ton of links.
Wels Catfish (there's a Planet Earth II episode--I think that's it--where these catfish are attacking pigeons on the bank. It's insane)
Good: The Man Who Would Kill Horse Racing.
Such excellent writing: Did WWE Star Grandmaster Sexay Have to Die?
This is an incredible story: She Won Athletes' Hearts. And Robbed Them Blind.
A fantastic read: My father had a lifelong ticket to fly anywhere. Then they took it away.

From Ken Piper, and this is a big deal: Paper leaks showing a quantum computer doing something a supercomputer can’t. Not good: This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It. Come on: Nerf unveils "DRM for darts". This is very cool (but make it available to everyone): Ubisoft put an official video game design course inside a video game.

From Wally, and this is fantastic: Engineering Student Builds Exoskeleton Dinosaur Costume. This is very, very cool: This chainless bike's a gear closer to revolutionizing the cycling world. This is terrific: How Pencils are Made. This is very interesting: ‘Letters From Hollywood’ opens mail from Humphrey Bogart, Joan Crawford and more. Insert your dice joke [here]: Truck Carrying Gaming Dice Spills Onto Highway, Rolls A Perfect 756,000.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is surprisingly fascinating: The Weirdo’s Guide to Bruce Hornsby, Reigning King of Soft Rock Strangeness.

From David Gloier, and it's one of the greatest marketing coups of the decade: Social-media battles, massive crowds, and overworked employees: Inside the rise and fall of Popeyes' chicken sandwich.

From C. Lee, and this is utterly fantastic: Atsuko Yukawa Creates Homopolar Motor Sculptures Using Wire and a Battery. Next, and this is a terrific read, it's How Rick Ocasek and the Cars shaped the sound of pop. This is excellent: How your language reflects the senses you use. This is brilliant: Student Discovers Secret Acrostic in Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost'. Hopefully you'll never need this: How to Jump from a Moving Train Using Science. I would really like to visit: The New Vonnegut Museum Could Only Have Ever Been in Indianapolis.

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