Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Things I Read July 2018




  • 7/13/2018: Neutrinos Linked With Cosmic Source for the First Time
    • Combining detection sources to basically triangulate - usually traced back to a blazor (black whole eating something).
  • 7/12/2018: Minnedemo 29 (attended)
    • I liked Squigl, the technovation project (teen mentoring doing live tech work), the yoga presentation, and the musical presentation...really, they were all pretty good.  Funny crowd, although a very wet and musty smelling crowd given all the rain.  Went with Ming.
  • 7/12/2018: Major Thomson Reuters Launch: Westlaw Edge, West Search Plus, Analytics, Enhanced Citator and More - Dewey B Strategic
  • 7/11/2018: Dijkstra's algorithm in python: algorithms for beginners
    • I'm not sure it's a must know for any programmer - I haven't had to use it before except for managing graphs.  But it is fun.
  • 7/10/2018:  TotalBiscuit's Legacy And The Collateral Damage of GamerGate
    • "You do have a responsibility to make sure your audience doesn’t go do things that you don’t want to represent as your own brand"
    • These things don't seem quite equivalent and the language makes it feel almost like an equivalency despite dropping alt-right in there.  There's not an equivalency between alt-right and I-don't-want-to-be-assaulted... "While Gamergate went on to spawn and populate the alt-right and shape conservative language commonly used today, the women affected went on to support and publicize the #metoo movement and influence liberal messaging."
    • This is an interesting take on the lack of permanency despite an online culture.  "Another hurdle for his legacy is the fact that much of gamer lore, including about Bain, is oral, social -- it is told through videos, live streams, podcasts, group skype calls, team chat over headsets and in-person at tournaments. The majority of his history, like most top gamers and personalities, is not written down in an easily accessible format. It is in stories friends tell each other."
    • I'm pretty sure this is not the lesson.  I found the article to be an interesting take on Gamergate and an individual's place in it until I got to the punchline.
      • "...if there is a lesson in all of this, it’s that one must make peace and settle any internet beef you have with feminists while you’re still living. History is written by the victors, after all."
  • 7/9/2018: ARE YOU REALLY A ZOMBIE FAN IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE 25 BEST ZOMBIE BOOKS? - Bookriot.com
    • Kind of a mixed batch.
  • 7/8/2018
  • 7/7/2018
  • 7/6/2018
  • 7/5/2018: The largest tank battle in history began 75 years ago today — here’s how it changed WWII
    • Battle of Kursk
  • 7/4/2018
  • 7/3/2018: Queens of Infamy: Joanna of Naples - Longreads, Anne Thériault 
    • Trigger warning: climate change as a political benefit.
    • Exchange:
      • RAYMOND: I love you, babe
      • PHILIPPA: as much as you love taking money and property away from rich white people?
      • RAYMOND: LOL
      • PHILIPPA: LOL
      • RAYMOND: maybe next year we’ll buy Portugal
    • By all accounts, he lagged behind his wife when it came to social and emotional maturity (pretty normal for teenage boys, who apparently haven’t changed much since the Middle Ages)
    • so many fucking cousins in this story, sometimes quite literally
    • Meanwhile, in the east, two forces were preparing to invade Naples: the Hungarians, and the Black Death. Only one of them would make people poop blood (presumably; I mean, I don’t know what kind of spooky shit Louis of Hungary was capable of). 
  • 7/2/2018
  • 7/1/2018

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