Thursday, December 30, 2021

Friday Links!

Happy New Year, everybody.

From Leo M., and it's long, but what a fantastic read: Demolishing Dick — How A Real Domestic Terrorist Spawned Rogue Warrior, One of the Worst Video Games Ever Made.

From C. Lee, and it's just another reason to turn the damn thing off: Alexa tells 10-year-old girl to touch live plug with penny. This is tremendous: Jared Diamond on the Downfall of Civilizations — and His Optimism for Ours. A terrific essay: The Wrath of the Gods: Surviving the Pandemic with Petronius, Fitzgerald, and Eliot. A fascinating read: Hiding Homosexuality on the Cover of America’s Magazines a Century Ago. This is quite odd: Vaccine trial finds a glitch with children in one age range. Bizarre: The ‘Rock Food’ Feast That Looks Good Enough to Eat. This is so, so beautifully written: A Taxi Farewell

From Wally, and if you ever wanted to see a brilliant DC3 landing, here you go: Accident: Transnorthern DC3 at Anchorage on Dec 8th 2021, engine failure and gear up landing. Here's a fascinating bit of history: Steamship Crews on the SS City of New York - 1903. These are so striking: 'The World Without Us': The abandoned sites overrun by nature

From David Gloier, and I love reading about this: An Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculation Machine Reveals New Secrets.

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