Linky Friday #65
[W1] Rabbits: Cute, furry, and ready to be weaponized.
[W2] Owls are good husbands and dads.
[W3] They found a chupacabra! And euthanized it.
[S1] According to Alex Berube, cities and suburbs are converging.
[S2] Shipping containers can be used to make pretty awesome homes.
[S3] The Guardian looks at floating cities.
[A1] The story of Los Angeles Doger Yasiel Puig’s escape from Cuba into the United States. Or, as Mike Schilling put it: “Dodgers implicated in human trafficking.” (link via James Hanley)
[A2] From Jonathan McLeod: Alex Wong writes about the Hillsborough disaster as ESPN releases a documentary on its 25th anniversary. Also check out Tony Evans twitter feed, where he recounts what it was like to be there.
[A3] From Kazzy: This is a little bit old, but it might be the best piece I’ve read on the NCAA/union thing.
[A4] From James K: Firaxis Games is making a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri. I am buying the hell out of this when it comes out.
[R1] The politics of the raw milk wars.
[R3] SEC employees are not only allowed to use their inside knowledge to sell stocks, they’re required to.
[R4] At Hit Coffee, I wrote about the allegations that the administration intentionally punted executive regulation until after the 2012 election.
[P1] How the Internet is driving outrage.
[P2] It’s interesting how hypocrisy sometimes seems to be the most unforgivable of sins. Clancy Martin wonders if this is how it should be.
[E1] According to Geoffrey Heptonstall, the rightward drift of Britain over the last few decades has transcended politics.
[E2] As we allow pot sales, the Netherlands is reversing course.
[E3] How Slovakia became one of Europe’s successes after the Czechoslovakian split.
[E4] Germany has the right to kick out unemployed Spaniards.
[C1] Off-the-grid living is off-limits in Florida.
[C2] Bob Cooke explains what it’s like to be an undercover cop.
[C3] A woman who purports to be an undercover cop who goes to frat parties to catch (attempted) rapists says the worst part is “Knowing that every single time I go to a party, without fail, there will be someone who tries to rape me.” … “[It takes] 30min-1h30min generally”
[C4] The story of an undercover OSI investigator who says she was raped, though the Air Force isn’t sure.
[C5] Conservatives are tackling criminal justice reform.
[L1] Most Americans live within 25 miles of their mothers. It warms your heart, if you ignore the inevitable economic inefficiency of misallocated labor.
[L2] Children bring with the more positive and more negative emotions for the parents.
[L3] Jesus Christ Superstar, made better by muppets. (Link from Jaybird)
[L4] From Saul DeGraw: College students don’t are too constrained to be weird, they go to binge drinking instead. This one is at my alma mater.
[H1] Google Glass may be a key innovation for doctors.
[H2] Physicians are concerned that under PPACA they’re going to get stiffed.
[H3] James Fallows collects anecdotes about electronic medical records.
[H4] Robert Pearl talks about what it’s like being a doctor.
[H5] From Christopher Carr: After inventing a new test for pancreatic cancer, 15-year old Jack Andraka’s first move has been to partner with a biotech firm and patent his test. Andraka has received Jesus-level praise from the media, but I find this high-school sophomore’s attempt to profit off his discovery made without any up-front investment highly morally questionable.