Thursday, December 10, 2020

Friday Links!

EA will use this someday and the Madden AI still won't be able to do zone coverage properly: Quantum device performs 2.6 billion years of computation in 4 minutes.

JAG (just another grifter): The Rise and Fall of Carl Lentz, the Celebrity Pastor of Hillsong Church.

From Wally, and this is discouraging: An analysis of the $82 million eBay Scalping Market for Xbox, PS5, AMD, and NVIDIA. Star Trek nerd alert: This Video Calculates How Huge STAR TREK’s Enterprise-D Is. This is interesting: One-star wonders: how to make a film that’s so bad it’s good. Oxford's influence on fantasy: Empire of fantasy. This is astonishing: Listen as Lancaster Crew Takes ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ to a Whole Other Level.

From Meg McReynolds, and it's long overdue: A letter to Batman from the Gotham Tourism and Business Development Council.

From C. Lee, and it's fascinating: The Deadly Temptation of the Oregon Trail Shortcut. These look tasty: Around the World in 130 Chicken-Soup Recipes A new cookbook is devoted entirely to the soothing, healing meal. An amazing story: The Brief, Wondrous, High-Flying Era of Zeppelin Dining. This is so fantastic: Maryland Teen Designs App To Help Families Dealing With Type 1 Diabetes. R.I.P.: Collapsed Arecibo Radio Telescope Was Originally Built For Ballistic Missile Defense Research. As the world turns into Short Attention Span Theater: Internal Sony Docs Explain How "Activities" Became a Cornerstone for PS5. I would absolutely eat this ASAP: RECIPE: TUNNEL OF FUDGE CAKE (1966). This is some terrifying shit, and there are plenty of those people still around: American Nazis in the 1930s—The German American Bund.

From Mark H., and it's incredible: Paddle of the Century: a world record-setting canoe trip.

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