Mini Blog 7 March 2018

https://www.realmofhistory.cTimelapse Animation Reconstruction Cleopatra

Who Was the Most Powerful Woman in Ancient History?

The Jews Who Dreamed of Utopia

The Broccoli Tree: A Parable

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Hard Times in VHS Country

The homeowner said that the buck shows up everyday, so they gave him a bed too.

Fund ideas, not pedigree, to find fresh insight

U.S. Holocaust Museum Revokes Award to Aung San Suu Kyi

Samia Halaby is an 81-year-old Commodore Amiga artist

How America’s identity politics went from inclusion to division (uniters are what we need now – more uniters, please!)

This dreamy boutique hotel in California is made up of 11 refurbished Airstreams

Facebook’s VPN Service Onavo Protect Collects Personal Data — Even When It’s Switched Off

EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade

Diagramming for Developers (I thought these were called ‘mind maps’ now?)

Julia Evans: A few things I’ve learned about computer networking

Energy Industry Worried About Cyber Attacks – But Doesn’t Really Know What To Do (answer: decentralize – not them: you/us, obvs.)

Mental health food

Everyone Is Going Through Something

Banks Look to Break Government’s Hold on Student-Loan Market (A WSJ headline for amusement; translation: the “greedy liars on Wall Street” always push to ‘privatize’ because stealing from the poor is the only way they know how to make $$$.)

Arctic has warmest winter on record: ‘Never seen anything like this’

How to save all the cool posts you find on social media

Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

What Happened to My Mind & Body When I Quit My Phone for a Week

el motos

Aston Martin’s Lagonda concept car is breathtaking
(low whistle, eh?)

Aston Martin’s Lagonda concept car is breathtaking

Honda’s Urban EV pre-orders start in early 2019

Mercedes’ Futuristic Headlights Shine Warning Symbols on the Road, and They’re No Longer Just a Concept

Mini Blog 6 March 2018

art in film mashup by the Guardian

Painted into a corner: is the art world unfilmable?

How Ken Layne Created a Publishing Oasis in a Desert Town of 8,000 People

The Impossible Burden Of High-Cost Drugs

A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness

Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration

Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones

How can families afford children?

Politics back in fashion in Thailand despite poll delays

What Sea Slugs Can Teach Us About Saving the Environment

San Francisco is so expensive, people are commuting from an Oregon town that’s a 10-hour drive away

How the Science Consultant of ‘Annihilation’ Reimagined DNA

Faceless Toad Found Jumping Around in Forest

Counter-mapping: cartography that lets the powerless speak

Deep freeze in the UK causes massive die-off of sea creatures

Frequency Deviations In Continental Europe Are Causing Electric Clocks To Run Behind By 5 Minutes

Indie Hackers

Inside developer Playdead teams up with sex doll maker for $375 collector’s edition

The Case Against Retweets

This indoor farm in New Jersey can grow 365 days a year and uses 95% less water than a typical farm

A brief history of Dropbox

Camping with cats: The ultimate guide

The Craving for Wholeness That Drives Our Actions

el motos

Aston Martin's Luxury EV Concept the Lagonda Comes With a Concierge
The “Lagonda Vision, an emission-free electric concept car of the future.”

Aston Martin’s luxury EV concept comes with a concierge

Dyson’s electric car venture to be three-part

Audi put 250 camouflaged e-tron prototypes on Geneva’s roads

Hyundai’s Le Fil Rouge Concept is the Future of the Automaker’s Design

Jaguar’s all-electric SUV will start at $69,500 in the US

Renault’s EZ-GO concept car is built for autonomous on-demand ride-sharing

Honda’s Urban EV Concept is even more adorable in the flesh

Audi influences Pop.Up Next flying taxi concept