Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday Links!

From Guy Byars, and it's both funny and a fascinating look at large numbers: When a Man Took a Joke in a Pepsi Ad Seriously, Chaos Ensued. This is excellent: How to Stay Calm When Things Get Scary

From Wally, and this is utterly fantastic: Horror Musical Instrument - The Apprehension Engine. I always wondered about this: The economics of all-you-can-eat buffets. This is a an odd one: Claws out! Why cats are causing chaos and controversy across Britain. I had absolutely no idea that this was a thing: Where Broadway Fans Wear the Crowns and the Tentacles.

From C. Lee, and cats are strange: And now, a spot of everyone’s favorite winter sport: Japanese cat curling. This is a tremendous article (and a tremendous website, I've recommended it before): Master of Orion. Still true, sadly: Neal Stephenson: Innovation Starvation. This is a brilliant, thoughtful book review (far better than the book): Barons of Crap. This is tremendously thought-provoking: Decline of social engagement may betray democracy. These are lovely: Japanese Illustrator Imagines A World Where Humans Live Among Giant Animals.

From Jonathon W., and it's amazing: This is the highest-resolution photo of the sun ever taken.

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