Thursday, December 03, 2020

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, a fascinating look at the technology that saved Romain Grosjean's life last weekend: How Romain Grosjean walked away from F1’s scariest crash in decades. Also, this is a terrific read: WarGames for real: How one 1983 exercise nearly triggered WWIII.

Jazzy bagpipes? We've got jazzy bagpipes.

Here's an astonishing exploit: iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever.

From Wally, and it's a charming little experience: Short Trip. This is remarkably badass: 7 levels of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". This is amazing: Tom Scott | The Most Dangerous Path In Britain.

From Meg McReynolds, and it's a fantastic discovery: Accidental Renaissance: today's photos on yesterday's canvas.

Excellent links from C. Lee (the rest of the links this week). First and second, two bleak articles about Frank Herbert's Dune:
Heresies of "Dune".
Race Consciousness: Fascism and Frank Herbert’s “Dune”.

A terrific read: 
Breaking out of the Malthusian trap: How pandemics allow us to understand why our ancestors were stuck in poverty

Very useful information: Study: Opening windows not best defense against droplets in car.

An incredible story of evolution: Medicinal Plant May Have Evolved Camouflage to Evade Humans.

Not what I pictured: Police Sketches of Literary Characters Based on Their Book Descriptions.

This is such a nice story: Room 8, The Cat That Adopted An Echo Park School, Died 50 Years Ago Today.

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