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[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • Charlie Stross at Antipope looks at the catastrophe that a United Kingdom bent on Brexit despite itself is heading for.
  • Crooked Timber takes a look at the collapse in Bitcoin prices and sees what this might mean for financial markets and speculation more generally.
  • D-Brief looks at the discovery of tools made by ancient humans in China.
  • L.M. Sacasas at The Frailest Thing considers the consequences–the prices to be paid–as technology transforms the way we see the world, into a collection of manipulable entities.
  • JSTOR Daily considers how the mutilated veterans of the First World War, and their masks, changed the culture of the post-war world.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money suggests trying to cater to white racism in the United States based on a misunderstanding of class structure is mistaken, in multiple ways.
  • The Map Room Blog links to a site tracking in detail the many different wildfires of California.
  • Marginal Revolution, looking at the remarkable power of artificial intelligence to discover unknown relationships, considers it as an alien intelligence. What might it do?
  • The NYR Daily, inspired by the horrors in Xinjiang being inflicted on the Uighurs, looks at the relationship in China more generally between that country and Islam.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel explains why quantum mechanics are necessary to explain the sun’s fusion.
  • Arnold Zwicky, noting a recent news report mistakenly claiming the death of Spike Lee, examines the mechanics of misremembering names.
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