Thursday, June 01, 2023

Friday Links!

We're loaded this week, so enjoy the wide variety of excellent reads.

Leading off, and it's a great piece of writing, it's Kid Cop Returns (Again and Again).

This is a terrific read: ‘Unpredictability is our biggest problem’: Texas farmers experiment with ancient farming styles

From C. Lee, and why is this happening? Aderrien Murry: Mississippi boy, 11, shot by officer after calling police. This is just gross: The Newest College Admissions Ploy: Paying to Make Your Teen a “Peer-Reviewed” Author. This is stunning (to me, at least): How a CCP Propaganda Campaign Targeted the Dalai Lama. This is essential reading: These ‘experts’ sold the U.S. on a disastrous COVID plan, and never paid a professional price. Part 3 of a remarkable series by the Digital Antiquarian: The Next Generation in Graphics, Part 3: Software Meets Hardware. This is highly nerd-friendly: The Birthday Paradox. The Algonquin Headstone: The Witty Epitaphs of Key West Cemetery. This is long and fascinating: Lost Illusions: The Untold Story of the Hit Show’s Poisonous Culture

From Kevin W., and here we go: I tried the AI novel-writing tool everyone hates, and it’s better than I expected

From Meg McReynolds, and it's a wonderful essay: The Fourth Of July: The America That Could Be.

From Ken Piper, and it's another incredible telescope: Captivating Close-Ups Show Amazing Details Hiding in The Glare of The Sun. I had no idea dogs could ever live this long: World’s oldest dog celebrates 31st birthday. This is incredible: Man with paralysis walks naturally after brain, spine implants. This is alarming: Fake Publications in Biomedical Science: Red-flagging Method Indicates Mass Production. It'll still be cloudy here: The northern lights are heating up: Could they come to all 50 states? This is going to get much worse, thanks to Twitter's "new policies": Verified Twitter Accounts Spread AI-Generated Hoax of Pentagon Explosion

From Wally, and it's a terrific read: Along the highways, Indian restaurants serve America’s truckers. This is wildly clever: The 10 Types of Magic

From David Gloier, and it's fantastic: Why do animals keep evolving into crabs?

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