Elsewhere for July 12, 2020

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Art, Music, and Film

decorative leaf bulletEnnio Morricone, legendary film composer for ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, dies at 91
decorative leaf bulletExplore the Beautiful Pages of the 1902 Japanese Design Magazine Shin-Bijutsukai: European Modernism Meets Traditional Japanese Design

Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language

decorative leaf bulletScottish politicians call for urgent action to stop Gaelic dying out
decorative leaf bulletA Public Space APStogether Virtual Book Clubs

Coronavirus | COVID-19

decorative leaf bulletWarning Of Serious Brain Disorders In People With Mild Coronavirus Symptom
decorative leaf bulletThese Disinfectants Have Been Proven to Work Against the Coronavirus

There are 431 disinfectants that the EPA says will kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. They made the list because they kill other, similar viruses. But now two of the disinfectants have been tested, successfully, against the actual coronavirus you’re worried about.

decorative leaf bulletCoronavirus: How libraries provided a lifeline in lockdown

Food and Drink

decorative leaf bulletThe 1066 diet: Normans passed on their love of pork, study suggests

Before 1066, beef, lamb, mutton and goat were among the meats most likely to be served in England, but a study of human and animal bones – as well as fat residue found on fragments of cooking pots – found that pork and possibly chicken became much more popular following the arrival of William the Conqueror.

decorative leaf bulletOur Best Methods to Clean Stained Pots and Pans
decorative leaf bulletHow to make the perfect key lime pie – recipe
decorative leaf bulletThis Is the Easiest Way to Prepare Beets I love roasted beets, but this method, salt roasting, is new to me.

History and Archaeology

decorative leaf bulletKen Burns: Our Monuments are Representations of Myth, Not Fact
decorative leaf bulletShannon LaNier Poses as His Sixth Great-Grandfather Thomas Jefferson: Two Portraits Juxtaposed
decorative leaf bulletHorse Burial Discovered in Central Iran

The animal was placed next to the remains of a person thought to have been its owner. Similar burials have been uncovered in Parthian cemeteries in northern Iran

Science and Nature

decorative leaf bullet “An ashram for the hummingbird”: the Trinidad haven for world’s tiniest bird

“My admiration for the indigenous people of these islands grew because they were able to see the magic of these creatures that I didn’t see for most of my life. They saw the birds as linking the spiritual with the earthly world, and they awarded them special status. When a bird does something amazing that brings out the ‘wow’ in you, I call it the chi moment. It only lasts a fraction of a second but if you can capture that moment and freeze it for perpetuity, it is something so special.”

Hungry wolf shows up on bear cams, scarfs dozens of fish decorative leaf bulletMuch to the fascination of viewers, the Alaskan Gray Wolf spent about three hours wolfing down thirty or so salmon.
decorative leaf bulletBirdwatch: a pair of barn owls make our midsummer’s evening
decorative leaf bulletBright feathers, bright brains: hummingbirds “can order numerically.”


decorative leaf bulletFacebook Admits Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire Has Engaged In Pay-For-Engagement Scam
decorative leaf bulletAthlete stopped by Met police says it feels like ‘being black is a crime’ As Olympic runner Bianca Williams explains:

I have to speak about it, let people out there know that it happens to people who are representing the country. It could happen to anyone, it could happen to my brother, it could happen to my son when he’s older.
“I’m going to have to teach him from when he’s able to go to school on his own, or to go out with his friends. You have to be careful because being black is a crime.”

My Bizarre Stint As an Amazon Reviewer for Hire
decorative leaf bulletAn online propaganda campaign used AI-generated headshots to create fake journalists

However, the current generation of AI headshots isn’t flawless. They share a number of common tells, including odd-looking teeth, asymmetrical features, hair that blurs into nothing, earlobes that are strangely melted, and indistinct background imagery.


decorative leaf bulletBrent Simmons: Apple Privacy Changes

I was actually surprised at the changes Apple is making to stop tracking. It’s not enough to stop tracking on the web, and it’s not enough to stop tracking in iOS apps — which is happening probably way more than you think it is — so Apple did both.

decorative leaf bulletVia Morning Brew: Discord’s $3.5 Billion Valuation Begs the Question: What Is It?<

In many ways, Discord is the platform Zuckerberg is now trying to build with Facebook. It’s full of small communities that foster connections over shared interests by chatting and doing activities together. Morning Brew’s creative director Blake says, “Slack is the cafeteria. And Discord is the AV Club.”
Where you choose to sit could represent the future of social media. Or it could just be a really cool place to talk about parrots.

How Have I Been Pwned became the keeper of the internet’s biggest data breaches
decorative leaf bulletWhat is clipboard snooping, and should I be worried about it? See also: On Ios Apps Peeking At Your Clipboard Contents.
decorative leaf bulletHow to convert a PDF file for your Kindle
decorative leaf bulletCourt Shoots Down AT&T, Comcast Attempt To Crush Maine Privacy Law
H/T Morning Brew: decorative leaf bulletSQL for the rest of us

If you’re not a data scientist but you have questions, you want to know SQL. This guide will run through everything you need to get started: from technical topics to how to be a useful, smart teammate.

decorative leaf bulletBest dynamic wallpapers for Mac (and how to make your own!)

Women’s Work

decorative leaf bulletDenial of women’s concerns contributed to medical scandals, says inquiry

Instead, women routinely had symptoms attributed to psychological issues or it being “that time of life”, with “anything and everything women suffer perceived as a natural precursor to, part of, or a post-symptomatic phase of, the menopause”, the inquiry heard.

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

decorative leaf bulletFacebook bans Roger Stone after linking him to fake accounts

The company connected Stone’s Facebook and Instagram accounts with a US-based disinformation network that also had ties to the Proud Boys far-right organization, the company said in a statement Wednesday. The Proud Boys was founded by Gavin McInnes, and members have attended right-wing extremist gatherings like the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.

Sarah Cooper: decorative leaf bulletHow to cognitive

Something Wonderful

decorative leaf bulletWilliam Gibson’s Seminal Cyberpunk Novel, Neuromancer, Dramatized for Radio (2002)
decorative leaf bulletA twitter thread about a Roman gold ring lost in Britain, a curse, and a Roman gold ring discovered in Britain Includes a reference to Nodons, and to Tolkien.
Video: decorative leaf bulletTiger the Cat wants to participate in the morning prayers presented by the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral

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