Thursday, February 15, 2024

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, a fascinating read: A new look at our linguistic roots

From Meg McReynolds, and as I can't eat cheese anymore, I'm less concerned: Beware: A cheese crisis looms

From Wally, and it's quite the read: It’s Mardi Gras. Welcome to The King Cake Drive-Thru. A deep dive: Bronze Age Robots! 1970s. A very cool cartoon: Tom Gauld on the journey to a magma chamber

From C. Lee, and a true legend, the creator of the Suikoden series, passed away this week: Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama dies. Unbelievable: Cable TV companies tell FCC: Early termination fees are good, actually. Amazing detective work: We may now know who’s behind the lead-tainted cinnamon in toddler fruit pouches. Uh-oh: BitLocker encryption broken in 43 seconds with sub-$10 Raspberry Pi Pico — key can be sniffed when using an external TPM. This is uncommon: Critical vulnerability affecting most Linux distros allows for bootkits. Seems reasonable: Military Flight Instructor’s Most Important Lesson: Student Pilots Will Try To Kill You. An excellent read: Water-Filled Missiles, Silo Problems Behind China Purge: Report. Terrifying: Yang Hengjun's death sentence shows power of China's secret service. A fascinating bit of history: Millennia After Leonidas Made His Last Stand at Thermopylae, a Ragtag Band of Saboteurs Thwarted the Axis Powers in the Same Narrow Pass. A deep dive into watches: SMARTWATCHES BEFORE THE SMARTWATCH - HOW JAPAN REDEFINED THE WRISTWATCH

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