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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • blogTO recommends five neighbourhoods for people looking for apartments.
  • False Steps’ Paul Drye describes a failed European-Russian project for a manned capsule.
  • Language Log looks at the oddity of English pronunciations of words in foreign languages, like placenames, with no connection to how these words are pronounced in English.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money is critical of the coverage given to Trump and Clinton, finding it biased against the latter.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests that seasteading has a future.
  • The NYRB Daily suggests Israeli colonization will mean the end of the traditional lifestyle of Palestinian Bedouin.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw reports on the spread of the red fire ant in Australia.
  • Peter Rukavina describes the unusual round boundaries of the Island village of Crapaud.
  • Savage Minds shares a lovely timeline of the history of anthropology.
  • Torontoist looks at the origins of human rights law in Ontario.
  • Window on Eurasia argues Russia’s position as the Soviet successor state hampers its ability to engage with Communism, and reports on Belarus’ concern at the dominance of local television by Russian imports.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

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  • blogTO shares photos of Toronto streets in the 1960s, cluttered by signage.
  • Crooked Timber and the LRB Blog respond to the death of Fidel Castro.
  • Far Outliers looks at the exploitative but functional British treatment of servants.
  • Language Hat notes the insensitivity of machine translation and examines the evolution of the Spanish language.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money advocates for an energized public response to racist displays in Trump’s America.
  • The Map Room Blog looks at a controversial Brexit art exhibition.
  • Marginal Revolution notes a pay by the minute coffee shop in Brooklyn.
  • The NYRB Daily shares images of Hokusai.
  • The Planetary Society Blog shares beautiful space photos.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how terror famines were used to russify peripheral areas of the Soviet Union, reports on strengthening religion among younger Daghestanis, and suggests there will be larger Russian deployments in Belarus.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • Bad Astronomy notes the weird polar hexagonal wind systems of Saturn.
  • blogTO notes that Presto is now in fifty TTC stations.
  • The Broadside Blog talks about ways to be a good guest.
  • Centauri Dreams notes efforts to image planets orbiting Alpha Centauri A and/or B.
  • Crooked Timber takes a first look at the origins of Trumpism.
  • Dangerous Minds notes that the Jesus and Mary Chain are set to release a new studio album.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the testing of the James Webb Space Telescope mirror.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that HIV is now recognized in the US as a carcinogen.
  • Language Hat looks at principles for naming in different languages.
  • Language Log notes that Trumps’ granddaughter did a good job of reading Tang China poems.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that the TPP is dead.
  • The LRB Blog looks at the continued threat of tuberculosis.
  • Steve Munro looks at 504 King travel times.
  • The NYRB Daily notes the likely future degeneration of Turkey.
  • Seriously Science notes that the most one posts comments on Reddit (and other forums?) the worse they become.
  • Transit Toronto looks at TTC bus route changes planned in light of subway expansion.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at ethnic conflict in Archangelsk, in multi-ethnic Stavropol and among Circassians in Krasnodar, even with Belarusian activists in Smolensk.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Beyond the Beyond shares an early 17th century Catholic Church communication doubting the Earth went around the sun.
  • blogTO notes the sympathy cards placed outside the American consulate in Toronto.
  • Crooked Timber argues that liberal progressivism hasn’t been tried in recent years and so can’t have failed.
  • The Dragon’s Tales shares one model explaining the contradictions between the faint young sun and a warm early Mars.
  • Far Outliers reports on the roles of different types of British servants in India.
  • Language Hat shares a history of Canadian English.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes Richard Rorty’s prediction of a Trump-like catastrophe and argues that economics do matter.
  • On the anniversary of the Bataclan, the LRB Blog reflects on the music of France.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes the grim predictions of Hans-Joachim Voth as to the degeneration of American life likely under Trump.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes the relatively low population growth of France in the 19th century.
  • Towleroad notes Trump’s statement that gay marriage is settled.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Belarus will have less maneuvering room under Trump.
  • Arnold Zwicky considers the colours of the pride rainbow.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Beyond the Beyond notes an upcoming exhibition of photos of Vaclav Havel.
  • blogTO notes a local controversy over the demolition of a community-built skate park.
  • Centauri Dreams considers how advanced starfaring civilizations might deal with existential threats.
  • Crooked Timber looks at how presidential debates could be used to teach logic.
  • Language Hat examines the origins of the evocative Slavic phrase “they perished like Avars.”
  • Language Log notes how “Molotov cocktail” was confused by a Trump manager with “Mazel tov cocktail”.
  • The LRB Blog notes Brexit-related insecurity over the rule of law in the United Kingdom.
  • The Map Room Blog notes an exhibition in Maine of Acadian-related maps.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at how the Hong Kong press has been influenced by advertisers.
  • The NYRB Daily looks an exhibition of abstract expressionism.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at what we can learn from Rosetta.
  • Savage Minds considers the place of archeology in anthropology.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Belarus’ commemoration of the Bolshevik Revolution and considers the dispute in Kazakhstan as to whether the country should be known as Qazaqstan.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • blogTO warned yesterday of impending snowfall.
  • Centauri Dreams considers if planets in the circumstellar habitable zones of red dwarfs, like Proxima Centauri b, might tend to be ocean worlds.
  • Crooked Timber tries to track down the source of some American electoral maps breaking down support for candidates finely, by demographics.
  • D-Brief shares stunning images of L1448 IRS3B, a nascent triple stellar system.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the advent of same-sex marriage in Gibraltar.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that, the last time the Cubs won, Russia was run by Romanovs.
  • Maximos62 meditates on Bali as a plastic civilization.
  • The NYRB Daily reflects on how the Beach Boys have, and have not, aged well.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw looks at un- and underemployment in Australia.
  • Torontoist looks at what we can learn from the dedicated bus routes of Mexico City.
  • Understanding Society looks at economics and structural change in middle-income countries.
  • Window on Eurasia notes one man’s argument that Russians should be privileged as the only state-forming nation in the Russian Federation, and shares another Russia’s argument against any idea of Belarusian distinctiveness.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • Joe. My. God. notes that Peter Thiel gave $US 1.25 million to the Donald Trump campaign.
  • Language Log reports on one parents issues with traditional Chinese characters.
  • Marginal Revolution reflects on the interaction between pain medication and labour force participation.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money shares the right’s criticisms of Hillary Clinton for her politics and Miley Cyrus for her sexuality.
  • The NYRB Daily reports on one Syrian’s despair at the fighting in his country.
  • Window on Eurasia reports on history wars in Tatarstan over Ivan the Terrible and looks at Belarus’ opening to the European Union.