Links for week of Mon 21 Aug 2017 (2017W34)

Southern Comfort | by James M. McPherson | The New York Review of Books   →

RT @joshtpm: Good, accessible, short primer on centrality of slavery to Civil War by one of great CV historians of recent decades

Master of the universes: Brian Aldiss | Books | The Guardian   →

RT @Eaterofsun: If you want to know more about the late great #BrianAldiss, fill your boots with @seatrout’s magnificent profile

BrianAldiss

The Universe of Discourse : Recognizing when two arithmetic expressions are essentially the same   →

Recognizing when two arithmetic expressions are essentially the same

Links for week of Mon 24 Jul 2017 (2017W30)

Britain didn’t fight the second world war — the British empire did | The Spectator   →

RT @aakritik: Britain didn’t fight the second world war, the British empire did. Insightful & fascinating piece by @DalrympleWill

The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy — Revolutions — Overcast   →

Revolutions: The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy

In ‘Fluorescent Light,’ Stars Soar To Heart-Swelling Heights : NPR   →

RT @youarestars: In ‘Fluorescent Light,’ Stars Soar To Heart-Swelling Heights

The Unique Bravery of Transgender Soldiers | War Is Boring   →

The Unique Bravery of Transgender Soldiers

Links for week of Mon 26 Jun 2017 (2017W26)

After 5 years of Dvorak, I am switching back to Qwerty.   →

“After 5 years of Dvorak, I am switching back to Qwerty.” - most Medium post ever? (via @lobsters)

Links for week of Mon 19 Jun 2017 (2017W25)

The Koh-i-Noor: the greatest blood diamond in the world | The Spectator   →

RT @DalrympleWill: A solution for the Koh-i-Noor: “it should be reset in Pataudi Trophy & fought for by England’s & India’s cricketers”

Links for week of Mon 12 Jun 2017 (2017W24)

The Book of Jeremy Corbyn - The New Yorker   →

RT @iainthomson: Utterly wonderful summation of the UK election from the New Yorker.

Links for week of Mon 5 Jun 2017 (2017W23)

Britain: The End of a Fantasy | by Fintan O’Toole | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books   →

Britain: The End of a Fantasy | by Fintan O’Toole | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

The Male Impersonator | by Fintan O’Toole | The New York Review of Books   →

The Male Impersonator | by Fintan O’Toole | The New York Review of Books

Links for week of Mon 8 May 2017 (2017W19)

India: You’re Criminal If Gay | by Leila Seth | The New York Review of Books   →

RT @cfhaviland: A pioneering woman judge of #India, Leila Seth (mother of Vikram), has died. Here’s her 2014 article on gay rights:

India

The Importance of Being Ideological | Russia Without BS   →

The Importance of Being Ideological

Earth and other unlikely worlds: Close Encounters   →

Earth and other unlikely worlds: Close Encounters

Onfim - Wikipedia   →

RT @mjomark: Ibland tänker jag på lille Onfim.

Commentary: The Roots Of Russia’s New Anti-Americanism   →

RT @marasawr: If you’re wondering why the fmr DNI feels this way, this is a great explainer :

Bruce Cumings · A Murderous History of Korea · LRB 18 May 2017   →

RT @amendlocke: ‘A Murderous History of Korea’ - Bruce Cumings in the #LRB: via @LRB

LRB

Cédric Villani - Wikipedia   →

French mathematician continues national legacy of involvement in legislative matters, flamboyant dress @michelv

People freaked the fuck out when this dancing Pikachu malfunctioned · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club   →

@ketchupsenap People freaked the fuck out when this dancing Pikachu malfunctioned via @TheAVClub

Links for week of Mon 1 May 2017 (2017W18)

Cats Who Just Realized You Took Them To The Vet   →

@crugolddodox RT @cstross: And now: cats who just realized you took them to the vet!

Why the Phrase ‘Late Capitalism’ Is Suddenly Everywhere - The Atlantic   →

RT @amendlocke: Why is the phrase “late capitalism” suddenly everywhere? @Annie Lowrey investigates

Links for week of Mon 24 Apr 2017 (2017W17)

Sweet revenge for Quebec maple syrup producers: Thief gets five years for role in $18.7 million heist | National Post   →

RT @Windrunner75: @loweringthebar There’s been a update in the maple syrup heist trial:

Why Twitter Banned GIF Avatars - BuzzFeed News   →

RT @katienotopoulos: Wonder why Twitter banned GIF avatars? It’s probably @jwherrman and @peretti’s fault

Alexander Mahmoud: Jag ramlar ner på marken. Skyddar kameran. Tror att jag skriker. Det tar slut i någon sekund. - DN.SE   →

RT @niklasorrenius: Om Sverige. Om våld. Läs:

Links for week of Mon 17 Apr 2017 (2017W16)

Measure for measure | The Renaissance Mathematicus   →

RT @rmathematicus: Brexit Inanity: Imperial vs Metric: Measure for measure

Dortmund bus terror arrest: German-Russian man ‘carried out attack to affect share price then blamed Muslims’ | The Independent   →

RT @Independent: German-Russian man ‘carried out Dortmund attack to make money on stocks then blamed Muslims’

Links for week of Mon 10 Apr 2017 (2017W15)

Secret Knowledge—or a Hoax? | by Eamon Duffy | The New York Review of Books   →

RT @richove: Excellent & persuasive review of @BeineckeLibrary’s #VoynichManuscript by Eamonn Duffy: Secret Knowledge—or a Hoax?

VoynichManuscript

A Guide to Exposing Hoax and Stolen Images on Social Media - feat. @PicPedant and @HoaxEye : photography   →

@brownpau A Guide to Exposing Hoax and Stolen Images on Social Media - feat. @PicPedant and @HoaxEye

Links for week of Mon 3 Apr 2017 (2017W14)

Lyme disease is set to explode and we still don’t have a vaccine | New Scientist   →

RT @newscientist: Lyme disease is set to explode, and you can’t protect yourself

One Woman’s Journey Back to Language, After an Aneurysm Silenced Her Inner Monologue   →

One Woman’s Journey Back to Language, After an Aneurysm Silenced Her Inner Monologue (h/t @varjag)

Links for week of Mon 27 Mar 2017 (2017W13)

Russian scientists find 7,000 Siberian hills possibly filled with explosive gas - The Washington Post   →

RT @bldgblog: “This is really a new thing to permafrost science… 7,000 Siberian hills possibly filled with explosive gas.”

Four Pests Campaign - Wikipedia   →

“After two days of constant drumming, the Poles had to use shovels to clear the embassy of dead sparrows.”

Film review – Ghost in the Shell (2017) | The Kim Newman Web Site   →

RT @AnnoDracula: Film review – Ghost in the Shell (2017)

How can you tell if the union flag (union jack) is upside down?   →

@mrbellek @Anna_Mazz @CllrBSilvester Also

Links for week of Mon 20 Mar 2017 (2017W12)

Cigarette Secrets by Ellen Sundberg on Spotify   →

I have to ration my listening to as not to totally overplay this great album

Cavalorn | Why eggs and bunnies aren’t ‘pagan symbols’ (long,…   →

RT @Cavalorn: An absurdly long and nitpicky post on why eggs and bunnies are NOT ‘pagan symbols’ appropriated by the Church

Links for week of Mon 20 Feb 2017 (2017W08)

A Comprehensive Guide to Camera Lens Design and Zeiss Nomenclature | ilovehatephotography   →

lens camera optics Zeiss tessar planar sonnar

The Guardian view on Trump’s Sweden: another country | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian   →

RT @guardian: Whatever misguided US conservatives like Donald Trump think, Sweden is not a battlefront in a clash of civilisations

The Downfall Of YouTube’s Biggest Star Is A Symptom Of A Bigger Illness - BuzzFeed News   →

The Downfall Of YouTube’s Biggest Star Is A Symptom Of A Bigger Illness via @jacobtwop

Out of step: the 90s punks of Belfast – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian   →

RT @iannmcdonald: Out of step: the 90s punks of Belfast – in pictures

Portrait of a botnet – @DFRLab – Medium   →

RT @stefant: Uncovering a network of fake Trump supporters set up to make money from clicks

Joseph Banks: Portraits of a Placid Elephant | The Public Domain Review   →

Joseph Banks: Portraits of a Placid Elephant | The Public Domain Review

Fake Sweden expert on Fox News – has criminal convictions in US, no connection to Swedish security - DN.SE   →

RT @anneapplebaum: here’s the story of the fake Swedish security expert on @FoxNews, in English

Links for week of Mon 13 Feb 2017 (2017W07)

The True History of Fake News | by Robert Darnton | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books   →

RT @nybooks: Fake news was everywhere: in The Morning Post, in coffee houses, scribbled on scraps of paper left on park benches

Om bostadsfrågan — Snedtänkt med Kalle Lind — Overcast   →

Oväntat fascinerande: Snedtänkt med Kalle Lind: bostadsfrågan

The Trenchcoat Robbers | Alex Kotlowitz   →

RT @thegrugq: Examples from bank heist tradecraft: - The Stopwatch gang: - The Trenchcoat Robbers:

Idiotic Hat: I’ll Never Forget Old Wotsisname   →

Idiotic Hat: I’ll Never Forget Old Wotsisname

How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math - Issue 17: Big Bangs - Nautilus   →

How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math @tjajka

Links for week of Mon 23 Jan 2017 (2017W04)

Hep-Hep riots - Wikipedia   →

I kinda knew anti-Semitism in Germany has a long history but I’ve never heard of the Hep-Hep Riots

Inauguration 2017 Attendance: A Photographic Fact Check - The Atlantic   →

Someone should be able to count everyone using these pics -

Links for week of Mon 24 Oct 2016 (2016W43)

Following Rules For Stupid Reasons - K. Praslowicz, Photographer   →

Following Rules For Stupid Reasons

I Went Undercover With a Border Militia. Here’s What I Saw. | Mother Jones   →

RT @shane_bauer: I bought a rifle, went undercover with a right wing militia, and travelled to the border to “hunt Mexicans.”

Strömholm och Iturbide visas samtidigt - Fotosidan   →

Strömholm och Iturbide visas samtidigt - Fotosidan via @fotosidan

Untitled (https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/next/connectivity/pre-safe-sound-playing-pink-noise-in-the-split-second-before-impact/)   →

RT @cstross: Stapedius reflex, pink noise, and priming the human ear to take less acoustic damage in event of a car crash:

Links for week of Mon 17 Oct 2016 (2016W42)

There is no neutral there: Appalachia as a mythic “Trump Country” – elizabeth catte   →

RT @elizabethcatte: My response to the ‘Appalachia as Trump Country’ phenomenon.

Putin’s hope to ignite a Eurasia-style protest in the United States - The Washington Post   →

RT @scalzi: Your daily reminder Trump and his Trumplings are useful idiots for Vladimir Putin:

The Death of British Business | by Simon Head | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books   →

RT @educationpriest: “It is hard to exaggerate the scale of the disaster the British people have inflicted upon themselves…”

Fear of a Feminist Future | Laurie Penny   →

RT @RationalWiki: Fear of a Feminist Future by @PennyRed

The Sad Attempt to Make Trumpism Cool - The New Yorker   →

RT @NewYorker: “#DaddyWillSaveUs,” a pro-Trump exhibit, tried to make Trumpism cool again. It failed.

DaddyWillSaveUs

Comma Queen: Affect vs. Effect - The New Yorker   →

RT @NewYorker: “Affect” is a verb, and “effect” is a noun—except when it’s the other way around:

Links for week of Mon 10 Oct 2016 (2016W41)

Radio War Nerd EP #47 [*REPOST] — North Carolina’s Civil War | Gary Brecher on Patreon   →

Re-posted unlocked/free our excellent interview with @DavidForbes on lost history of the Civil War in North Carolina

A Fuller Vision of Russia’s Far East - The New Yorker   →

RT @NewYorker: A new translation restores Vladimir Arsenyev, one of the greatest 20th century explorers, to his rightful perch.

Russia and the 2016 Campaign - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money   →

RT @drfarls: Russia and the 2016 Campaign Trying to collect my thoughts on the weirdness of Russia in this election.

Deutsche Physik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   →

@jwomack “Non-American Science”

Grave of Joseph Palmer – Leominster, Massachusetts | Atlas Obscura   →

“Persecuted for Wearing the Beard” -

Terror from the Deeps: The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham (1953) | Fantasies of Possibility   →

Links for week of Mon 3 Oct 2016 (2016W40)

Deep-Fried Data   →

Reading @Pinboard ‘s latest talk. SO MANY ZINGERS

Donald Trump: The Ugly American (with Apologies to Lederer and Burdick | Vanity Fair   →

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter on what happened when he took Trump to the 1993 WHCD

B: Q & A with Brittany Marcoux   →

B: Q & A with Brittany Marcoux #photo #StephenShore

StephenShore photo

Prepper fiction reveals dark truths.   →

RT @UnlikelyWorlds: Prepper fic - ‘a cross between a novel, a shopping list, a survival manual, and a field guide’

Cape Adare (Idle Words)   →

“Cape Adare”, in which @baconmeteor channels his inner Conrad -

Links for week of Mon 19 Sep 2016 (2016W38)

The Opposite of a Muse - The New Yorker   →

The Opposite of a Muse - The New Yorker

“Will Coke Dissolve A Nail?” Experiment – JoshMadison.com   →

RT @varjag: an affirmative ‘no’ to all cocacolaphobes, the anti-vaxxers of leisure drinks:

Ursula K. Le Guin: How I Started Writing   →

RT @brumnordie: Ursula K. Le Guin on her first attempt at a novel #bookbloggers

bookbloggers

Making Sense of Modern Pornography - The New Yorker   →

Great read: “Making Sense of Modern Pornography” via @newyorker

Links for week of Mon 12 Sep 2016 (2016W37)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/12/hms-terror-wreck-found-arctic-nearly-170-years-northwest-passage-attempt   →

RT @messagesfromsea: Amazing - HMS Terror found in Arctic 168 years after Sir John Franklin’s doomed Northwest Passage attempt:

Interview | ‘Let the backlash begin’ – The Drive-By Truckers tackle a divided America | For Folk’s Sake   →

RT @forfolkssake: ‘Let the backlash begin’ | @iparky speaks to Mike Cooley and @pattersonhood about the new @drivebytruckers record

Idiotic Hat: Top Tips on Photographing Autumn Colours   →

Top Tips on Photographing Autumn Colours

In India’s Silicon Valley, the water wars have turned deadly   →

It begins - “In India’s Silicon Valley, the water wars have turned deadly” @bruces

Links for week of Mon 5 Sep 2016 (2016W36)

Bizarre ant colony discovered in an abandoned Polish nuclear weapons bunker | Ars Technica   →

RT @kwasbeb: Detta superfascinerande är bokstavligt talat som en Kafkaroman om en myrkoloni:

DPRK Missile Designations   →

US cultural imperialism extends to missile designations via @armscontrolwonk

Turkey to keep permanent DST - Time zone news - Time.is   →

FML RT @Time_is: Turkey will keep DST permanently, staying on UTC +3 all year …

Links for week of Mon 29 Aug 2016 (2016W35)

Excel is to blame for major typos in 20% of scientific papers on genes - ScienceAlert   →

RT @agapow: Excel is to blame for major typos in 20% of scientific papers on genes

「科学の眼 ニコン」東京シネマ1966年製作 - YouTube   →

Weirdly relaxing “how it’s made” video about the #Nikon F in 1966 (Japanese only) via @YouTube

Nikon

Links for week of Mon 22 Aug 2016 (2016W34)

Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   →

Still dunno how many divisions the #Pope has, but TIL the Knights Hospitaller have 3 brigades

Pope

Stockholms växtvärk: Här säger folket NEJ! till nya bostadsbyggen   →

RT @mjomark: Stockholms växtvärk: Här säger folk NEJ! till nya bostadsbyggen. Snygg sammanställning av @crj138 & @StockholmDirekt

Links for week of Mon 15 Aug 2016 (2016W33)

The Terrifying JFK Airport Shooting That Wasn’t   →

The Terrifying JFK Airport Shooting That Wasn’t

Alicia Vikander – Wikipedia   →

Someone pointed out that Alicia Vikander looks just like Ayn Rand and now I can’t unsee

Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered - BuzzFeed News   →

RT @michelledean: For over a year I’ve been reporting a story about a Munchausen’s case that turned into a murder in Missouri.

Sad Trombone Exoplanet Reality Check - Charlie’s Diary   →

Some people like to pour cold water on other’s excitement. @cstross pours the Arctic Ocean

Photos and Stuff: Grumpy Notes from Here and There   →

“The main impediment to new photographers is old photographers with their stupid advice.”

Links for week of Mon 11 Jul 2016 (2016W28)

Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Worked for Warlords, Arms-Dealers and Dictators — War Is Boring   →

“Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Worked for Warlords, Arms-Dealers and Dictators” by @warisboring

The Empire’s Ironclad: Flying & Fighting in the B-52 | Hush-Kit   →

The Empire’s Ironclad: Flying & Fighting in the B-52

PROFESSIONAL POKEMON GO TRAINER $20/hr   →

Professional Pokemon Go trainer. It’s happening. (thanks @lemonodor!)

Trump as a Strategic Asset of the Islamic State   →

RT @RobinSMessing: See also article by Israeli historian @GershomG explaining y ISIS wants us 2 fear all Muslims and overreact

The Cavalier Crusade for a War With Iran — War Is Boring   →

RT @warisboring: The Cavalier Crusade for a War With Iran

Emma, 27, kom hem – möttes av kvargexplosion | Nyheter | Aftonbladet   →

RT @KetchupSenap: Vilken oerhört dum artikel! Jag kunde inte sluta skratta!

Links for week of Mon 4 Jul 2016 (2016W27)

Vladimir Putin has a plan for destroying the West, and it looks a lot like Donald Trump.   →

RT @JamesGleick: @JamesGleick: Trump’s love of Putin is no casual infatuation. Must read @FranklinFoer

Kidlington’s mystery tourist influx continues to baffle locals - BBC News   →

RT @mjohnharrison: Please, NO EXPLANATION: It was perfectly strange until we started helping each other understand it.

Was the Russian Military a Steamroller? From World War II to Today   →

RT @WarOnTheRocks: Did the Soviet military prevail in World War II because it was able to mobilize hordes of troops? Not so much

Links for week of Mon 27 Jun 2016 (2016W26)

The Modern Horror Genre: Bootleg Mobile and Flash Games - The Lifecast   →

RT @BootlegStuff: Hey, I wrote an article about the horror that is bootleg games for @TheLifecast! Go check it out!

Of course the Brexiters didn’t plan. Arsonists never carry water | Rafael Behr | Opinion | The Guardian   →

Of course the Brexiters didn’t plan. Arsonists never carry water | Rafael Behr

Samtal med en genomsnäll Nosferatu | David Nessle   →

RT @DavidNessle: Jag minns några möten med Freddie Wadling.

Exclusive: Nigel Farage’s Plan for UK Departure from the EU   →

Exclusive: Nigel Farage’s Plan for UK Departure of the EU via @thebrexitplan1

Links for week of Mon 20 Jun 2016 (2016W25)

Songs We Love: Drive-By Truckers, ‘Surrender Under Protest’ : NPR   →

RT @nprmusic: . @drivebytruckers announces ‘American Band.’ Hear the rallying “Surrender Under Protest.”

Australia 20 years after gun reform—no mass shootings, declining firearm deaths   →

RT @Tortured_Verse: Australia 20 years after gun reform—no mass shootings, declining firearm deaths

The Polyamorous Christian Socialist Utopia That Made Silverware for Proper Americans | Collectors Weekly   →

RT @pourmecoffee: “The Polyamorous Christian Socialist Utopia That Made Silverware for Proper Americans”

Was Cameron’s Referendum Decision Defensible? (SPOILER: No.) - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money   →

“Cameron massively blundered. […] Comparing him to Chamberlain is unfair to Chamberlain” - @osfameron

Links for week of Mon 13 Jun 2016 (2016W24)

What 3 Words? Jog on mate! – Lost Boy   →

@kazarnowicz sadly data+algo proprietary, not open!

ChangeTip Struggles to Sell Assets After Airbnb Acqui-Hire - CoinDesk   →

RT @izakaminska: Has your internet experience been joyfully free of Bitcoin tipping harassment recently? This could be why

Photos and Stuff: Through the 4th Dimension   →

Photos and Stuff: Through the 4th Dimension

Trump as a Strategic Asset of the Islamic State   →

Trump as a Strategic Asset of the Islamic State:

Andrew O’Hagan · The Satoshi Affair · LRB 30 June 2016   →

RT @CarlPackman: Cancel the weekend! The @LRB has published Andrew O’Hagan’s piece on Satoshi (Bitcoin) affair & it’s 35,000 words

Links for week of Mon 6 Jun 2016 (2016W23)

Film Review – When Marnie Was There | The Kim Newman Web Site   →

RT @AnnoDracula: Film Review – When Marnie Was There

LOST LUGGAGE — NORTH OF REALITY   →

RT @ThePatanoiac: WEEK IN REVIEW BARAQEL’S PRISM: ON GREMLINS: LOST LUGGAGE:

Thoughts and Prayers – Whatever   →

RT @scalzi: “Thoughts and prayers,” mass shootings, and how one helps some avoid serious thought on the other. (TW: Violence)

Links for week of Mon 30 May 2016 (2016W22)

Fru Philippas känsla för kungakadaver | David Nessle   →

RT @DavidNessle: Jag har skrivit ett enormt långt blogginlägg om hur en glad amatör ledde arkeologerna till Richard III:s lik.

What is geek culture’s big problem with criticism? | Damien Walter   →

RT @damiengwalter: What is geek culture’s big problem with criticism? -

Here comes the summer: how Daylight Saving Time came to Ireland | Century Ireland   →

RT @jm_links: - Here comes the summer: how Daylight Saving Time came to Ireland : good history on the crapfest that is DST

Why did the secular ambitions of the early United States fail? | Aeon Essays   →

Why did the secular ambitions of the early United States fail? — via @aeonmag

Women and Dreams: Various Artists - Ringtones (Touch, Tone 14)   →

Women and Dreams: Various Artists - Ringtones (Touch, Tone 14)

Donald Trump’s Bandwagon is Full (of Racist, Anti-Semitic Morons) - MTV   →

.@cjane87 explains why Trump attracts bigots of all stripes, with a cameo by yours truly:

Socks by Janet Malcolm | The New York Review of Books   →

RT @yaffaesque: My version of clickbait: Janet Malcolm in @nybooks, on the controversies surrounding how to translate Anna Karenina.

The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali - The New Yorker   →

RT @JeffreyGoldberg: All you have to do at this moment is read David Remnick on Muhammad Ali:

Picture Imperfect: The Side of Farming You Won’t See on Facebook - Modern Farmer   →

RT @beatonna: pretty interesting read about curated images of modern farming

How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus | Vanity Fair   →

RT @mat: It finally hit me why this anecdote seemed so familiar. Straight out of Microserfs

Links for week of Mon 23 May 2016 (2016W21)

Russia Declares War on Eurovision - The New Yorker   →

RT @NewYorker: Eurovision bans political content in performances, but this year’s contest has sparked an international crisis:

Titty’s family ‘furious’ over name change for Swallows and Amazons film | Film | The Guardian   →

Titty’s family ‘furious’ over name change for Swallows and Amazons film

Burt Kwouk, Cato in the Pink Panther films – a life in pictures | Film | The Guardian   →

RT @guardian: Burt Kwouk, Cato in the Pink Panther films – a life in pictures

I’m Fairly Certain Keats Never Actually Read Chapman’s Homer - The Toast   →

RT @mallelis: never realized how much Keats’ “On Chapman’s Homer” sounds like he has never read Homer

The U.S. President Who Finally Went to Hiroshima | Foreign Policy   →

RT @Cirincione: Forget all the other essays about Hiroshima, including mine. Read this one. Slowly. Thoughtfully.

Southern France’s Bloody Past: Six Lessons from a Forgotten Crusade   →

Southern France’s Bloody Past: Six Lessons from a Forgotten Crusade via @warontherocks

The Wars of Vladimir Putin by Timothy Snyder | The New York Review of Books   →

Wow, Paul Manafort worked for Viktor Yanukovych? @varjag

10 sadistic pranks pulled by Alfred Hitchcock - AOL   →

TIL that Alfred Hitchcock was a total asshole to other people

One of the Best War Movies I’ve Ever Seen Has Barely Any Combat — War Is Boring   →

One of the Best War Movies I’ve Ever Seen Has Barely Any Combat

Kingdom of Dust — Matt Black   →

RT @UnlikelyWorlds: Matt Black - Kingdom of Dust:

Links for week of Mon 16 May 2016 (2016W20)

Shuffleboard At McMurdo (Idle Words)   →

Maciej comes through with the promised installment of his account of a trip to Antarctica. Great read, as usual.

travel antarctica

Opinion // Don’t Despair: Israel’s Not a Failure - Moment Magazine   →

RT @NewIsraelFund: Worth a read! @GershomG in @MomentMagazine Opinion // Don’t Despair: Israel’s Not a Failure

israel politics usa

Is The DAO going to be DOA? — Steemit   →

Interesting background on Bitshares and The DAO

crypto bitcoin ethereum corporate investment

The Perry Bible Fellowship   →

RT @PerryFellow: New comic, in case anyone missed it yesterday: #marvel #pbf

pbf marvel

Climbing the Eye of God by Matt Donovan | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books   →

Amazing article with great pictures about people getting on the roof of the Pantheon in Rome in the 1970s.

pantheon rome architecture history

The American Scholar: Jane Austen’s Ivory Cage - Mikita Brottman   →

The American Scholar: Jane Austen’s Ivory Cage - Mikita Brottman via @theamscho

‘Working Here is Psychological Torture’: Law Firm Sues Over Anonymous Comments | Above the Law   →

RT @Popehat: You went full Streisand, @LayfieldBarrett. Never go full Streisand.

How Trump’s troll army is cashing in on his campaign | Fusion   →

RT @jm_links: - How Trump’s troll army is cashing in on his campaign :

Of the dozens of Trump pages seemingly run by click-farm…

Här är bakgrunden till bilden av skrattande stenkastare – Metro   →

RT @viralgranskaren: Här är bakgrunden till bilden av skrattande stenkastare.

Uncharted 4 developers explain why they added accessibility options to the game | Polygon   →

RT @FrokenNorgren: Väldigt intressant om hur Unchraated 4 blev mer inkluderande för personer med funktionsvariationer:

Shtetl-Optimized » Blog Archive » “Largely just men doing sums”: My review of the excellent Ramanujan film   →

“Largely just men doing sums”: My review of the excellent Ramanujan film

Bruenighazi: How a feisty Bernie blogger’s firing explains Democratic politics in 2016 - Vox   →

Very good @mattyglesias look at Bruenighazi

Upprivna rötter | Bokrecensioner | Kultur | Aftonbladet   →

RT @JohannesKlenell: JÄKLAR vilken fin recension av Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöbloms Palimpsest!!!

Women and Dreams: Unitor 28mm f/2.8: Everyone’s Dreaming of All They’ve Got to Live For   →

Women and Dreams: Unitor 28mm f/2.8: Everyone’s Dreaming of All They…

Links for week of Mon 9 May 2016 (2016W19)

The Cyberpunk Colouring Book by DS Blake - Album on Imgur   →

RT @GammaCounter: Cyberpunk coloring book. via @SimonCardew @ellouis

That kid did didn’t find a lost Maya city. Don’t believe what you read.   →

RT @DrDonnaYates: Here’s what’s wrong with the “Kid discovers lost Maya city” story.

Best Days of Stillman: The Love & Friendship Auteur Talks Jane Austen, Will Ferrell and His Search for Connection | Village Voice   →

RT @BilgeEbiri: Hello, I interviewed Whit Stillman, and we talked about all the things.

Giant Bags of Mostly Water by Konstantin Ryabitsev   →

RT @samnewman: “This is what DevOps is about: running Ops like you’re Developing an app, not letting your devs run your ops.”

Fixing NATO Deterrence in the East, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love NATO’s Crushing Defeat by Russia   →

Fixing NATO Deterrence in the East ping @dantilert

In Oracle v. Google, a Nerd Subculture Is on Trial | Motherboard   →

RT @sarahjeong: In our brave new world, Oracle v Google is a rare instance of nerds getting owned by normals

Film review – Money Monster | The Kim Newman Web Site   →

RT @AnnoDracula: Film review – Money Monster

The secret lives of movie-star newborns: who are they, and what is all that goo? | Film | The Guardian   →

The secret lives of movie-star newborns: who are they, and what is all that goo?

It’s the Billionaires vs. the Millionaires in This Hawaiian Resort War   →

It’s the billionaires vs. the millionaires in this Hawaiian resort war

Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries   →

Uganda’s top export: mercenaries

A History Of Sumo | FiveThirtyEight   →

RT @mathisonian: My latest for @FiveThirtyEight:

A History Of Sumo

World Wide Words: Corium   →

New to me! #nuclear World Wide Words: Corium #fb

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World Wide Words: Type louse   →

@mc you might enjoy this: World Wide Words: Type louse

Crackdown’s cartoon police state feels more real in 2016 · To The Bitter End · The A.V. Club   →

Crackdown’s cartoon police state feels more real in 2016 via @TheAVClub

​Iceland’s Ghost Planes — War Is Boring   →

“​Iceland’s Ghost Planes” by @warisboring

Links for week of Mon 2 May 2016 (2016W18)

TED CRUZ FOR HUMAN PRESIDENT   →

TED CRUZ FOR HUMAN PRESIDENT

Women and Dreams: Expired Film from Long Ago   →

Women and Dreams: Expired Film from Long Ago

Some Of Facebook’s Newest Users Are Olds Desperate To Tinder - BuzzFeed News   →

RT @katienotopoulos: Notice anyone who only JUST joined Facebook? It’s probably bc they’re horned up and want to get on Tinder

Remembering Orson Welles by Gore Vidal | The New York Review of Books   →

Classic Gore Vidal: “Remembering Orson Welles” via @nybooks

The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies | World news | The Guardian   →

RT @McFaul: Your have to read this piece by @shaunwalker7 — The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies