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friday linked list: ferguson protests, drunk driving, working at amazon [Sep. 4th, 2015|02:15 pm]
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(thanks to Pai, I think, for the new name!)

- The Ferguson Protests Worked - interesting look at why civil unrest is sometimes necessary to make change happen.

- A Simple Fix for Drunken Driving - neat, although I don't think that full abstinence is necessary for all alcoholics. (see this Atlantic article) I do think that one of the things we're going to look back on in astonishment in 50 years is that we let everyone drive 2 ton vehicles next to each other down the highway at 65 miles per hour.

- Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace - this is a big exposé about working at Amazon that ran a few weeks ago. It started a lot of conversations at work...that environment sounds pretty toxic!

- Target is moving away from gender-based signs for toys and such. Hooray!

- The Real War on Families: Why the U.S. Needs Paid Leave Now - the US is just embarrassingly bad here. (thanks Jessica!)

- Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high - yay, I think!

- A Former Baltimore Cop Explains, on Camera, Why Police Are So Violent Toward Black Men - informative and kind of chilling.

- Oracle security chief to customers: Stop checking our code for vulnerabilities - there is a kernel of truth in there that automated scanners can find a lot of false positives. But saying that their software is secure because they have some certifications is pretty ridiculous...

- High Tech Hope for Repelling Mosquitoes - sounds promising. (thanks David!)

- In California, Millions of "Shade Balls" Combat a Nagging Drought - clever!

- The Moon crossing the sunlit face of the Earth - neat!

- Say hi-diddily-ho to a Ned Flanders-themed metal band - um, sure, why not!