Thursday, March 17, 2022

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, a fantastic read: A brief tour of the PDP-11, the most influential minicomputer of all time.

I mean, you can just taste it, but this is still impressive: How to tell if your spaghetti is perfectly done using just a simple ruler.

From Wally, and LOTR nerd alert: Hoard of the rings: ‘lost’ scripts for BBC Tolkien drama discovered.

From C. Lee, and this is no surprise: Ukrainians Find That Relatives in Russia Don’t Believe It’s a War. This is an excellent read: Kyiv vs. Kiev, Zelensky vs. Zelenskyy, and the immense meaning of ‘the’. Incredible: Half of Americans Exposed to IQ-Lowering Levels of Lead Growing Up, Study Finds. This could be useful: Two Simple Movements Can Reduce Dizziness When Standing Up, Study Finds. This was an amazing writer: A Holocaust Survivor’s Hardboiled Science Fiction. This is an absolutely fascinating story: Okuda Hiroko: The Casio Employee Behind the “Sleng Teng” Riddim that Revolutionized Reggae.

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