Thursday, July 29, 2021

Friday Links!

It's a big week out of nowhere. Happy weekend, everybody.

This is unbelievable: American Cars Are Now Almost As Big As the Tanks That Won WWII.

From Mark H., and it's amazing; Computers Will Be Able to Read Images From Your Brain Within a Decade. A brief history of a remarkable fellow: Jack (baboon). This is a spectacular way to misrepresent data: Average women's height around the world. These are fascinating, and beautifully illustrated: 37 Comparisons Of The Sizes Of Prehistoric Animal Ancestors And Their Modern Relatives By Roman Uchytel

From C. Lee, and I blame drinking on the job: Robot Collision Sets London Warehouse Ablaze, Delays Orders. This is a terrific read: When Americans Dreamed of Kitchen Computers. It's incredible how lucrative this is (more lucrative than mining cryptocurrency, I bet): The 3,800 PlayStation 4 Consoles Were Actually Used As FIFA Bots, Not As Cryptocurrency Mining Systems. These all sound interesting: The Indie Video Games Bringing South and Southeast Asian Food to Your Screen. This somehow doesn't surprise me: A War Thunder player leaked classified documents to show that an in-game tank's model was wrong. Not nearly as bad as Michael Stipe: A Springsteen Mystery Solved. I am all in favor of this (and as often as possible): Fukuoka to Paint Giant Port Crane as Giraffe, Hopes it Will Cheer up Children in Hospital

From Meg McReynolds, and it's surely one of the greatest headlines ever: A Lesson in Decaying Victorian Architecture From Scooby-Doo.

From Wally, and this is very cool: The Soviet spy steam railway that's still running. I really don't understand the wealthy: Billionaires Can’t Get Enough of 220 Central Park South. It's incredible what these are worth now: Space and sci-fi memorabilia breaking records at auction.

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