https://youtu.be/g2tMcMQqSbA amazing history of Colossus and the true details behind breaking Enigma during WWII.
Interesting technical talk if you're a developer and use Linux
Watch "Tech Talks @ Kinvolk: IPC on Linux - DBus & bus1 w/ Tom Gundersen and David Herrmann"
@pixelfed Everytime I click "send verification" during register I get an "Oops" page. This started a few days ago when I first tried, and apparently wasn't a temporary issue.
Can I email someone my email address to check your logs and see what's wrong?
It is proven! I am jzacsh on Keybase: https://keybase.io/jzacsh/sigchain#861ffe2bdf24de08ead58bab2f42d6a4f8891e26f91ce30e0c47684a476163760f
Huh! Why you can smell rain | Earth | EarthSky
Best explanation I've seen on wood movement: "What is Wood Movement in Woodworking - Expansion and Contraction."
“We’ve had a variety of unruly protests by armed, far-right militia groups that the police react to in a very calm manner,” he said. “And yet when you see a group of environmentalists or people who might look similar to the way environmentalists at a protest look, you see a hyper-aggressive police response, even though the level of violence coming from those groups is significantly lower
-- FBI Chased Imagined Eco-Activist Enemies, Documents Reveal
Fun: TIL about both an Erdos conjecture, as well as a not-Erdos quote:
An Open Letter to J.K. Rowling | Tor.com
Useful post, as I hadn't heard any of this about Rowling before.
It's the perfect day to start reading Octavia Butler's Kindred. | Literary Hub
Totally agree. Great book.
Colorful Maps of a World in Coronavirus Lockdown - CityLab
New math theory suggests time travel is impossible
This was a really fun (and as usual depressing) read.
CNN: The 40 wildest lines from Donald Trump's impromptu Friday press conference.
"The world urban system—from its richest to poorest cities—is not a set of playgrounds or amenity parks but instead a vast system of interlinked workshops."
As a city lover, this was a great read.
Desperately Seeking Cities | Online Only | n+1
Ned Flanders Metal Band Okilly Dokilly Appears on ‘The Simpsons’ – Rolling Stone
This is really sad
The New York Times: Menial Tasks, Slurs and Swastikas: Many Black Workers at Tesla Say They Faced Racism.
really cool digitized online viewer of Leonardo da Vinci sketches
found via this 2013 article: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2013/feb/12/leonardo-da-vinci-notebooks-art
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