how are you on this fine Wednesday? We’re still in a semi-lockdown so I don’t have many interesting things to share. I just hope you and your loved ones are healthy and doing ok in general.
This week’s links
🌖 Lunar Dust and Duct Tape
How do you fix a lunar rover? Like everything else, with duct tape.
🇦🇹 Muslim groups in Austria fear attacks after government publishes map of mosques
Populism wins again. I’m disappointed but not surprised.
🕵️ US Soldiers Expose Nuclear Weapons Secrets Via Flashcard Apps
Admittedly good op-sec can be hard but this seems like a 101 level mistake. A fascinating read though, highly recommended!
❌ What we got wrong: the Guardian’s worst errors of judgment over 200 years
This was insightful, a newspaper reflects on what it got wrong over the past two centuries.
🕖 More accurate clocks may add more disorder to the universe, scientists say
I can’t think of any direct consequences of this finding has but it’s still quite interesting.
🦠 The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill
When science becomes dogmatic, things tend to go wrong. A great read.
🚀 Is Mars Ours?
How long until we mess up the entire solar system?
🚙 The Electric-Car Lesson That China Is Serving Up for America
A very interesting read on the Chinese government’s economic intervention in the electric car industry.
🇨🇳 Malaysia protests ‘suspicious’ Chinese air force activity over South China Sea
China has long been trying to establish dominance over the South China Sea (see e.g. the Spartly Islands dispute) and things seem to only get worse.
🖥 How the Commodore Amiga Powered Your Cable System in the ’90s
This is the retro computing content I’m here for.
This week’s content recommendation may seem a bit weird but “Girl With The Dogs” is an oddly soothing YouTube channel by a dog groomer who absolutely loves her job and who provides extremely funny deadpan commentary. This is the video that got me hooked:
Until next week,