Thursday, November 26, 2020

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, and it's mind-blowing (to me, at least): Running DOS off a vinyl record is wildly impractical but deeply hip. Space pranksters: How a Thanksgiving Day gag ruffled feathers in Mission Control. This is an emotional and riveting piece of writing: 100 Years On, Bloody Sunday Still Bleeds.

From Wally, and its bittersweet: I Miss My Restaurant Family, Unfortunately. These are board games submitted to the Finnish National Library (it's not in English, but the images are interesting, and I know we have a few Finnish readers): Viimeksi syötetyt Lautapelit. This is an excellent read: My Hunt for the Original McDonald’s French-Fry Recipe. Hmm: 12 Very Haunted Roads.

From Geoff Engelstein, and this is just silly: Football agents "tried to bribe" Football Manager into giving better ratings.

From Meg McReynolds, and it's entirely delightful: Why Are These Sea Urchins Sporting Cowboy and Viking Hats? There's Science to Their Hot Looks. This is very, very good: I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.

Excellence from C. Lee. First, and this is a wonderful story, it's She Helped South Korea in Its Time of Need. In the Pandemic, It Repaid Her. This is quite helpful: Stop Glasses From Fogging Up With a Band-Aid on Your Mask. An interesting read: Covid-19 Mutated. Can Vaccines Keep Up? This is a wonderful site and a fascinating article: Ethics in Strategy Gaming, Part 1: Panzer General. This is thought-provoking: The Prosperity Hoax. I'm not going to get lost walking the three minutes back home from Jimmy John's, but for some of you, this could be incredibly useful: How to Turn Your Watch Into a Compass. This is excellent: How The Princess Bride Built Film’s Most Beloved Sword Fight.

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