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Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Toronto Queer Theatre Festival, Junction, Shevchenko, 1926, suicide

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  • Drew Rowsome reviews the offerings at the Toronto Queer Theatre Festival, here.
  • blogTO notes the displeasure of the Junction at the removal of a wooden train platform, become a community hub, for condo construction.
  • Bloor West Village, blogTO notes, hosts a museum–newly reopened in a new location–devoted to the poetry of Taras Shevchenko.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at vintage Toronto ads, these from the parties contending 1926 federal election.
  • In this long-form CBC feature, Ioanna Roumeliotis writes about the new things the TTC is doing to try to prevent suicides on the subway tracks.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Bruce Dorminey notes that NASA plans to launch a CubeSat into lunar orbit for navigational purposes.
  • Far Outliers looks at an instance of a knight seeking to avoid battle.
  • io9 looks at how Boris Johnson ludicrously compared himself to the Hulk.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how climate change helped make civil war in Syria possible.
  • Language Hat looks at a bad etymology for “province” published by a reputable source.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that the United States has had below-average economic growth since 2005. (The new average, I suppose?)
  • Drew Rowsome reviews the new Stephen King novel, The Institute.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel explains that, with K2-18b, we did not find water on an Earth-like exoplanet.
  • Strange Company looks at a peculiar case of alleged reincarnation from mid-20th century Canada.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how, although North Caucasians marry at higher rates than the Russian average, these marriages are often not reported to officialdom.
  • Arnold Zwicky considers the possible meanings, salacious and otherwise, of a “Boy Party”.

[PHOTO] 314 Jarvis Street, destroyed

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314 Jarvis Street, destroyed #toronto #jarvisstreet #carltonstreet #gardendistrict #314jarvis #destroyed #fire

Written by Randy McDonald

September 16, 2019 at 11:15 am

[PHOTO] Looking west on Market Street at The Esplanade

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Looking west on Market Street at The Esplanade #toronto #stlawrence #stlawrencemarket #marketstreet #theesplanade

Written by Randy McDonald

September 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

[PHOTO] Under the tent at the Sunday Antique Market, looking east

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Under the tent at the Sunday Antique Market, looking east #toronto #stlawrencemarket #stlawrence #sundayantiquemarket #antiques #collectibles #tent #theesplanade

Written by Randy McDonald

September 16, 2019 at 9:45 am

[PHOTO] Looking north, Yonge at Front

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Looking north, Yonge at Front #toronto #yongestreet #frontstreet #rain #afternoon #grey

Written by Randy McDonald

September 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

[NEWS] Five sci-tech links: ISS internet, Maritimes, CRISPR, machine translation, Trabants

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  • Universe Today looks at the impressive Internet speed of the ISS, 600 megabits a second, here.
  • The National Observer reports on how the infrastructure of the Maritimes will need to be able to handle climate change, here.
  • Wired reports on the partially successful effort in China to use CRISPR to cure HIV, here.
  • Technology Review looks at how machine learning can be used to translate lost languages and unknown scripts, like Linear A, here.
  • Atlas Obscura reports on how the Trabant car of East Germany keeps its fanbase, here.