|Giant linkapalooza: moving your settler in Civ V, the Protestant work ethic, Internet empathy proble
||[Apr. 6th, 2014|10:27 pm]
Life has gotten kinda crazy so I haven't posted links in *checks* ack, months! So, here goes...
- You Never Move Your Settler! - Opening Strategy Splits Civ V Studio - like all good arguments, this one was settled with science!
- America And The Protestant Work Ethic - working is good but the work ethic in the US can be a bit out of control.
- Our Internet Empathy Problem - or "People are Terrible on the Internet"
- A long article about ITER's quest to make a fusion reactor with a tokamak and the problems with a large international engineering effort.
- When the emergency room is your only option - lack of after-hours care is a problem. (thanks David!)
- An interesting article on apps and books with crazy prices
- This Super Bowl for a lawyer in Georgia is...truly amazing.
- The Global Map of Homophobia - pretty stark differences between the continents
- Cryptic Crossword: Amateur Crypto and Reverse Engineering - very detailed (but interesting!) story of reverse-engineering some custom "encryption".
- Space Elevators Are Totally Possible (and Will Make Rockets Seem Dumb) - nothing new here, but I believe in space elevators!
- Super-old news at this point, but: the Texas same-sex marriage ban was struck down! (pending appeal, of course)
- Netflix and Net Neutrality - yeah, any time I hear "innovation" from ISPs I get scared.
- Behold Arscoin, our own custom cryptocurrency! - very cool to see the steps you have to take to make your own cryptocurrency!
- Iranian Ship, in Plain View but Shrouded in Mystery, Looks Very Familiar to U.S. - so weird
- Sesame Street: Pentatonix Counts (& Sings) to Five - yay for awesome people on Sesame Street! (thanks Britton!)
- The Kindly Brontosaurus: The amazing, prehistoric posture that will get you whatever you want, whenever you want it. - does this actually work? I am skeptical.
- What people order at Starbucks around the United States - apparently I belong in Omaha!