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Links 1/26/2021

Happy Australia Day!!! Please kiss a ‘roo or drink some Down Under shiraz for me. I still miss Sydney. How modern pet dogs originated from wolves in Ice Age Siberia Independent (Kevin W) The mystery of the blue flower: Nature’s rare color owes its existence to bee vision PhysOrg (Robert M) Sahara Desert Is Covered in Glittery Ice Crystals in the Aftermath of Rare Ice DustingMy Modern Met (David L) Litter provides habitat for diverse animal communities in rivers, study finds PhysOrg (Robert...

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Links 1/25/2021

40 Times Designers Forgot Things Need To Be Cleaned When Creating Them, As Shared On This Facebook Group Bored Panda What happens to the brain on sudden impact? Egg yolks could hold the answer Ars Technica US technological leadership is fragile Asia Times Tech is having a reckoning. Tech investors? Not so much. MIT Technology Review Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021 AP English and Scottish get drunk most often, 25-nation survey finds Guardian #COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine...

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10 Monday AM Reads

My back to work morning train WFH reads: • More Vaccinations, More Stimulus, More Sanity: A Guide to 2021 The economic outlook is starting to brighten, but the world still needs a shot in the arm. (Businessweek) see also These are 50 companies to watch this year Analysts tracking 2,000 companies in finance, retail, energy, and technology have identified these 50, based on factors including company size and growth opportunities, management changes, scheduled releases of noteworthy...

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Links 1/24/2021

Medicine Is Made for Men New York Review of Books Jim Haynes: A man who invited the world over for dinner BBC Yosemite closed after high winds bring down two giant sequoias Guardian NYC man chooses to go to jail rather than give dog back to his employer NY Post 10 Best Herbs to Grow Indoors TreeHugger Harvard’s top astronomer says our solar system may be teeming with alien technology New Statesman The new mosquito bringing disease to North America BBC The Limits of Caste London Review of...

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10 Sunday Reads

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • The Worst President in History Three particular failures secure Trump’s status as the worst chief executive ever to hold the office. 1) He failed to put the national-security interests of the US ahead of his own political needs. 2) In the face of a devastating pandemic, he was grossly derelict, unable or unwilling to marshal the requisite resources to save lives while actively encouraging public...

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Rights Advocates Alarmed by US Spy Agency’s Purchase of Warrantless Phone Location Data

By Brett Wilkins, staff writer at Common Dreams. Originally published at CommonDreams Digital rights advocates reacted with alarm to a report published Friday detailing how Defense Intelligence Agency analysts in recent years bought databases of U.S. smartphone location data without first obtaining warrants. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is part of the Department of Defense and is tasked with informing military and civilian policymakers about the activities and intentions of foreign...

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Links 1/23/2021

The Cat Laughs Dublin Review of Books (Anthony L) RIP to This Huge Gigantic Dinosaur Who Was Chilling in Some Mud Slate A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific PhysOrg (Robert M) :-( Thailand Serves Food with Cannabis to Happy Customers VOA (furzy) Game of Thrones getting another prequel series at HBO with fan-favourite characters Digital Spy (furzy) Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water Scientific American (Robert M) Real-life...

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10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Organic Ft Vienna Mexican HG EP Co-Op Fesich coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • America Abandoned Its Economic Prophet. The World Embraced Him. The pandemic has put Galbraith’s global legacy into stark relief. One can now map out the rise and decline of nations simply by distinguishing between those that have continued along the lines that once defined U.S. economic success as Galbraith saw it and...

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Links 1/22/2021

Dear patient readers, I apologize abjectly for being a bit short on original posts today, although Lambert has a juicy offering launching later in the day. Service crapification (basically all sorts of what ought to be routine stuff taking tons of extra steps and follow up) is one part of what is competing for my time. The other is all sorts of nonsense, like having to send multiple certified letters to a debt collector hounding my mother over an ambulance charge she already paid to dealing...

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