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Links for July 2024

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

leaf sheep

Sapsucking slug / Costasiella sp. 2

Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C is a hardwax oil wood finish, $180 / 1.3l, 300 – 500 ft²/l

READING: Isaac Asimov on Dominationist Ethnonationalism. It is for everyone, and everyone catches it… by Brad DeLong. From his autobiography.

Links for June 2024

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Tintin store in Porto

DIY cat tower

Big doll mold

In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true. […] under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

The Time I Built an ROV to Solve Missing Person Cases

Links for May 2024

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

An Implausible Mr. Buckley: A new PBS documentary whitewashes the conservative founder of National Review. by Rick Perlstein, April 17, 2024

The misleading information in one of America’s most popular podcasts: The Huberman Lab has credentials and millions of fans, but it sometimes oversteps medical fact. by A.W. Ohlheiser

The USDA’s gardening zones shifted. This map shows you what’s changed in vivid detail

Sigma 45mm f/2.8 Lens Repair

What’s Glass Etching Cream Made of?

Open Bookcases by Robert Benchley, New York World, March 15, 1920

How to Make Google’s ‘Web’ View Your Search Default (&udm=14)

How Science Conquered Diphtheria, the Plague Among Children. It was highly contagious, lethal and mysterious. Then medical experts developed treatments and vaccines, and the affliction disappeared—but not entirely

Links for April 2024

Saturday, April 6th, 2024

WuXi AppTec news / blocking Chinese biotech outsourcing

Who Goes Nazi? by Dorothy Thompson (Aug 1941)

The Museum of Science and Industry closed for mysterious reasons last week. Here’s why. It’s a sad day when it’s easier to get information out of the Pentagon than from the Museum of Science and Industry. by Neil Steinberg

Links for March 2024

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

Velvet Ants of North America by Dr. Kevin Williams, Dr. Aaron D. Pan, Joseph S. Wilson. 2024.
A New Jersey city that limited street parking hasn’t had a traffic death in 7 years

Thermochromic properties of some colored oxide materials

Fig. 5. Evolution of the color from RT to 500 °C for all the compounds of this study.

Rheem 80 Gallon 6-Year Solar Tank Electric Water Heater with Heat Exchanger, $1600

How to Photograph the Sun

Steven Universe

Grep by example: Interactive guide

Pig Latin

37 Pieces of Career Advice I Wish I’d Known Earlier

Genialer Spickzettel für Fotografen

GOES Image Viewer
Hard disk prices


Links for February 2024

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

What we talk about when we talk about The Future. A few thoughts on four genres of futurism. by Dave Karpf. Pundit futurism, The Professional, Techno-optimist Futurist, Cassandra-futurism, The Sci-fi futurist

Google Pixel 6 Pro, $220, specs

Links for January 2024

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Robert Comploj, glass artist.

My proposed additions to the New York Times style guide to improve its political coverage by Dan Froomkin

Rich People Don’t Talk to Robots. How is it possible that I still need to explain this? by Josh Brown

10 Python Pandas Code Snippets That Solve Tasks Efficiently

Librarian on social media, mychal3ts

Links for December 2023

Sunday, December 10th, 2023

New gene therapies confront many sickle cell patients with an impossible choice: a cure or fertility.
CRISPR treatment for sickle cell approved (Casgevy)

USB Logic Analyzer – 24MHz/8-Channel ($20)
Bus Pirate – v3.6a ($33) — v4.0 still experimental

Flipper Zero — Multi-tool Device for Geeks ($150)
CC1101 chip, making it a powerful transceiver < 1 GHz, 125 kHz RF
ID antenna, NFC module 13.56 MHz, BLE, infrared transmitter/receiver, 1-Wire, GPIO

Mini WiFi Surveillance HD Camera, $12.50
2K Pan/Tilt Security Camera, $26

A New mRNA Malaria Vaccine. By targeting resident memory T cells in the liver, a novel mRNA malaria vaccine prevented infection, even in those with prior exposure.

Falling In And Out Of Love With LA’s Mystery-Cloaked Magic Castle, part2, part3

How Many Creationists Are There in America?
2019 poll: 61%-81% US adults pick evolution, 32%-62% of US white evangelical prostestants

Links for November 2023

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

G.M.’s Cruise Moved Fast in the Driverless Race. It Got Ugly.
“Half of Cruise’s 400 cars were in San Francisco when the driverless operations were stopped. Those vehicles were supported by a vast operations staff, with 1.5 workers per vehicle. The workers intervened to assist the company’s vehicles every 2.5 to five miles, according to two people familiar with is operations. In other words, they frequently had to do something to remotely control a car after receiving a cellular signal that it was having problems.”

Giant Pyramid Buried in Indonesia Could Be The Oldest in The World, Researchers Say
Gunung Padang

The genetic heritage of the Denisovans may have left its mark on our mental health. The study reveals that the genetic variant observed, which affects zinc regulation, could have signified an evolutionary advantage in our ancestors’ adaptation to the cold., link

Recent Trades – U.S. Congress. Reported within 45 days of trade.

NYT CTE in kids story

Zeppelins from Another World

Interview with GlobalFoundries CEO Dr. Thomas Caulfield by Dr. Ian Cutress
“There are only five foundries on the planet of any scale, > two billion dollars revenue. In 2022, GlobalFoundries was 8 billion dollars. In Taiwan it’s TSMC and UMC, then there’s GlobalFoundries with our global footprint, then Samsung Foundry and SMIC in China.”

SSD-Tester — SSD, M.2, thumb drive benchmarks

Warped Front Pages: Researchers examine the self-serving fiction of ‘objective’ political news

Kellogg, Kraft Win Antitrust Suit Against Egg Companies

Links for August 2023

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Book rec: John McPhee’s Annals of the Former World books, first is Basin and Range

Sator Square. The Rotas-Sator Square is a two-dimensional acrostic class of word square containing a five-word Latin palindrome.