Thursday, September 09, 2021

Friday Links!

 Leading off this week, from Renaissance Man John Harwood, and it's a witty chemistry alert: Things I Won't Work With: Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane.

Absolutely no surprise: There’s a straight line from US racial segregation to the anti-abortion movement.

This is why I'm a cat person (even though I really like dogs): Cat derp.

From Wally, and it's a nice bit of gaming history: 10 Historical Facts About Avalon Hill. This is excellent: One Man's Journey To Document The Strangest McDonald's In The World

From Meg McReynolds, and it's a nice story: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team. This is terrific: One Man's Journey To Document The Strangest McDonald's In The World

From C. Lee, and it's a fascinating read: The War in Afghanistan Is What Happens When McKinsey Types Run Everything. The obituary of an amazing person: Pierre Sprey, Pentagon analyst who battled brass to produce A-10 warplane, dies at 83. An excellent podcast: This Is Your Brain on Pollution. Something's definitely a bit smelly here: The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson's Space Flight. The inventor of the pulse oximeter: If it wasn’t for Takuo Aoyagi, life today would be different. This is fascinating: Hyperinflation and Runescape clan warfare. Some of these are very solid, and others, um, aren't: Witness the horror of Street Fighter characters turned human by Google's AI. I had no idea: Remembering When Bermuda Was an Onion Island.

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