how are you? I’m a bit down to be honest because the COVID situation in Thailand is still pretty dire and we now also have clusters on our island. Just in time for my birthday and one week's staycation next week…
BTW, there will be no newsletter next Wednesday, as I’ll be “on holiday”.
This week’s links
😎 Hummingbirds Can See Colors We Can’t Even Imagine
This is quite fascinating. I’m also not sure I ever quite realized that purple is the only nonspectral color humans can see.
🍻 A Bootlegger Opens up on the Risks and Secrets of India's Illicit Alcohol Trade
Yes, it’s Vice, so read this with a grain (or sack) of salt but it’s still interesting.
😡 Activision Blizzard Sued Over ‘Frat Boy’ Culture, Harassment
The title unfortunately says it all.
🤔 Aggregators aren't open-ended
I found this quite thought-provoking, looking forward to finding out what exactly the author is building themselves.
∞ How Many Numbers Exist? Infinity Proof Moves Math Closer to an Answer.
I’ve been fascinated by Cantor’s work on infinity since I first read about it many years ago (I think in Journey through Genius, Amazon affiliate link), so this is pretty exciting.
⚓️ Naval Architecture
I think I just nerd-sniped myself, it’s going to be tough to finish this newsletter now.
CVE-2021-22555: Turning \x00\x00 into 10000$
I love good security writeups.
📻 Is There Still A Space For Long Hip-Hop Albums?
I definitely hope so! I really enjoy longer albums that take you on a journey.
🔭 Scientists Just ‘Looked’ Inside Mars. Here’s What They Found
Seismology on Mars, a very interesting read.
🍅 Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years
What an entertaining read, I really enjoy these types of useless historical knowledge posts.
Bandsplain is a Spotify podcast about cult artists. If you like music, give it a listen, especially if there’s an episode about an artist you like.
Until next week,