Tag: Links

Links 2/16/19

Jokers please: first human Mars mission may need onboard comedians Guardian Watch a satellite spear space debris with a harpoon The Verge (Kevin W) School climate strike children’s brave stand has our support Guardian (martha r) ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com uses AI to generate endless fake faces The Verge (Kevin W) Don’t Call […]

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Links 2/15/19

Big tech disrupters may pose risk to financial stability, warns global regulator FT The U.S. government and Facebook are negotiating a record, multibillion-dollar fine for the company’s privacy lapses WaPo. Martha Stewart when to jail on a nothingburger insider trading charge. Why are we even “negotiating” with Zuckerberg? “My Only […]

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Links 2/14/19

Dear patient readers, Your humble blogger is STILL not fully over That Bug. So forgive me for having less to say than usual. Birdwatching Incidental Comics (blckdgrd) What will climate feel like in 60 years? Fitzlab China and India Lead the Way in Greening Earth Observatory Famed WW2 Aircraft Carrier […]

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Links 2/13/19

Black leopard spotted in Africa for first time in 100 years National Geographic (integer) Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air PhysOrg (David L) Pretty sure I linked to a video of this device quite a while back, but it is still totally cool: Mesmerizing. The […]

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Links 2/12/19

Scientists Are Totally Rethinking Animal Cognition Atlantic (J-LS). Ahem, see video at the end of the post. Nature’s Revenge: Wildlife in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Sputnik (TYJ) Artificial intelligence used to decode rodent chitchat Science Focus (David L) Archive shows medieval nun faked her own death to escape convent Guardian […]

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Links 2/11/2019

Pablo Escobar’s hippos keep multiplying and Colombia doesn’t know how to stop it CBS News Town in northern Russia battling invasion of polar bears Irish Times David Attenborough: ‘Making TV about animals isn’t that difficult’ FT Key West to ban sunscreen with coral-harming chemicals TreeHugger Climate change seen as top […]

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Links 2/10/19

Chimpanzees escape from Belfast Zoo enclosure using tree branch ladder Independent 3 philosophers set up a booth on a street corner – here’s what people asked The Conversation How to save a dragon in Indonesia Asia Times Unravelling a Havana mystery AFP. Missed this last month and it piqued my […]

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Links 2/9/19

Dear patient readers, We had a good meetup in Fort Lauderdale. We had over 10 people attend and the discussion included living in Europe, the Federalist Society, crisis reminisces (as in of telling incidents), and MMT. We met outside on a lovely day. But the flight back today was totally […]

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Links 2/8/19

Anti-grizzly Fever Grips Wyoming, Again Grizzly Times. It makes me happy there’s a blog devoted to news and opinion about grizzly bears. Montana veterinarians bring nearly frozen, unresponsive cat back to life (video) WABC Left high and dry by a crypto founder’s demise FT No thank you, Mr. Pecker Jeff […]

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Links 2/6/19

Dear patient readers, I had to waste time tonight looking for a replacement for my GE microwave which died with my dinner locked in it. The locking a a big feature on these stupid microwaves so it’s not as if I can pry the door open. And this microwave sits […]

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Links 2/5/19

Florida readers: We did get a few responses to my plea, yesterday, for which I thank you, so I will again refrain from using the phrase “chewing our hands,” but we’re still a bit concerned about attendance at the NC Fort Lauderdale Meetup this Thursday, February 7. Floridians, please step […]

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Links 2/4/19

Florida readers: I wouldn’t go so far as to use the phrase “chewing our hands,” but we’re a little concerned about attendance at the NC Fort Lauderdale Meetup this Thursday, January 7; we only got three comments for last week’s reminder post, and they were all from people who could […]

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Links 2/3/19

Five Things That Stand Out from This Week’s “Arctic Midwest” Weather Underground Michiganders answered call, cut gas usage 10 percent after emergency plea Mlive Popularity of brief Uber, Lyft rides on campus raises environmental concerns Daily Bruin The Green New Deal Must Put Utilities Under Public Control In These Times […]

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Links 2/2/19

The Most Magical ‘Little Free Library’ Is Built Right Into a Tree Stump Atlas Obscura (martha r) 13 vintage photos of major US snowstorms that will make you want to hibernate Business Insider (Kevin W). Of course, Buffalo, New York gets way worse every winter. Polar vortex death toll rises […]

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Links 2/1/19

Local Man Arrested After Cosplaying Mr. Freeze And Yelling Cold Weather Puns At People Sioux Falls Headliner Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay NASA America colonisation ‘cooled Earth’s climate’ BBC (original). 1492’s version of the Jackpot, as it were. We may be overestimating the carbon cleanup power of […]

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Links 1/30/19

How frigid polar vortex blasts are connected to global warming PhysOrg (David L) As The Arctic Warms, US Navy Considering Summer Transit, Bering Sea Port Defense One. Resilc: “Can’t wait to see the year-round heated golf course at the base. Nothing but the best for our heros of endless war.” […]

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Links 1/28/19

These Alligators Have Gone Into Deep-Freeze Mode Motherboard Bride added pockets into her wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses Metro.co.uk. I had pockets sewn into my wedding dress: doesn’t everybody? The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives New Yorker. Robert Caro. I’ve read the Robert Moses book, but only one volume of […]

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Links 1/27/19

Bacteria and viruses are fighting back, but will big pharma save us? Guardian (The Rev Kev) Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say Ars Technica (Chuck L) Brianna Decker Will Get Her Prize Money After All, Just Not From The NHL [Update] Deadspin (Chuck L) Why women […]

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Links 1/26/19

Happy Australia Day! Kiss a ‘roo, or if you can’t do that, toast with some Shiraz or antipodean sparking! I really miss Sydney. And big thanks to Izabella Kaminska of FTAlphaville, who linked to our post on the Tepper Tantrum. This Valentine’s Day, give the gift that lasts: A hissing […]

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Links 1/24/19

Dog-walking app accused of cover-up over dog’s death BBC Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth ScienceDaily (Kevin W) Computer science reveals why this headline is not funny MIT Technology Review (David L) Greenland is approaching the threshold of an irreversible melt, and the consequences for […]

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Links 1/23/19

Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life New York Times (Robert M) A Meteorite Hit the Moon During Total Lunar Eclipse New Scientist Drone sighting disrupts major US airport BBC The Matchmaker Who Flirts on Dating Apps for You524 The Cut. Resilc: “Just wait until AI can […]

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