Thursday, March 30, 2023

Friday Links!

This is one of the deepest dives I've ever seen on a game-related subject: My quest to re-create Street Fighter’s long-lost pneumatic controls.

This is a highly unexpected (to me, anyway) use for cultivated meat: Meatball from long-extinct mammoth created by food firm.

From Wally, and it's a deep and interesting dive into American Cheese: What Is American Cheese, Anyway? Surprisingly, biblioburros existed in the U.S., too, in slightly altered form: Pack Horse Library Project. This is absolutely foul: How Cigna Saves Millions by Having Its Doctors Reject Claims Without Reading Them. For Trekkies: William Shatner Explains How He Landed ‘Star Trek’ Role as Captain Kirk. This is very cool: Batmobiles, Bugs Bunny and James Dean’s jeans: a day inside the Warner Bros top-secret archive

From C. Lee, and this is terrific: Quitters. We have a system where asses are the one driving everything, unfortunately: The Incredible Tantrum Venture Capitalists Threw Over Silicon Valley Bank. This is a brutl (and deserved) takedown: Pluralistic: The "small nonprofit school" saved in the SVB bailout charges more than Harvard. An interesting read on a complex issue: Geothermal Power, Cheap and Clean, Could Help Run Japan. So Why Doesn’t It? This is fascinating: Ichigaya Letterpress Factory: Tokyo Museum Showcases Challenges of Printing Japanese Before the Computer Age. I had no idea: Why Chinese Rockets Spew Toxic Bright Red Gas Clouds On Launch. Also fascinating: DNA From Beethoven’s Hair Reveals Clues About His Death. This is absolutely hilarious, and Afroman has and always will rule: Cops Sue Afroman for 'Emotional Distress' After He Made Music Videos of Botched Raid. "Groom of the Stool" would make a fabulous t-shirt: The Toilet Duty Dukes and Duchesses of England.

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