Elsewhere for October 30, 2022

You should read this for 10/30/2022:

Art, Music, and Film

decorative leaf bulletDoomed revival: Star Trek, Captain Kirk and the resurrection that never was

decorative leaf bulletJudi Dench wins royal rumble as Netflix labels The Crown ‘fictional dramatisation’

Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language

decorative leaf bulletPeterborough libraries offer amnesty on fines to recover 22,000 missing books

Food and Drink

decorative leaf bulletHow to make pulled pork – recipe

History and Archaeology

decorative leaf bulletGreek monastery manuscripts tell new story of Ottoman rule

And the manuscripts tell a story at odds with the traditional understanding in Greece of Ottoman depredations in the newly conquered areas, through the confiscation of the Mount Athos monasteries’ rich real estate holdings. Instead, the new rulers took the community under their wing, preserved its autonomy and protected it from external interference.

decorative leaf bulletCaesar’s favourite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off

Perfume, tonic – even love potion – silphium was prized by the ancient Romans, but in its success lay the seeds of its own downfall

decorative leaf bullet1,700-Year-Old Roman Villa Complex Identified By Archaeologists Using Google Earth Images in England

Science and Nature

decorative leaf bulletWhy did he suspect a COVID surge was coming? He followed the digital breadcrumbs

Over the course of the pandemic, social media sleuths, epidemiologists and health nerds alike began noticing an interesting trend in the review section for Yankee candles on Amazon.
Whenever there was an influx of negative reviews citing no smell, there was usually a spike in COVID cases to go along with it.

decorative leaf bulletHow a desert bloomed in the driest place on earth

decorative leaf bulletA colossal meteorite struck Mars. Then NASA made an even bigger discovery.

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David Sparks: decorative leaf bulletThe Trouble With Apple Watch Faces

decorative leaf bulletShe clicked sign-in with Google. Strangers got access to all her files.

You’ve probably seen it on lots of apps and websites: buttons urging you to sign in with your Google or Facebook account. Sometimes it’s to let you share files, photos or emails. Other times it’s to use Google or Facebook as a quick way to log in somewhere new.

My rule of thumb is to just say no.

There are too many ways using these buttons can leak personal information or help Big Tech track you.

H/T @lymond: decorative leaf bulletWelcome to hell, Elon You Break It, You Buy It

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Women’s Work

decorative leaf bulletOcasio-Cortez to Pence: ‘No one wants to hear your plan for their uterus’“Congresswoman makes remark after former vice-president says there will be ‘pro-life majorities’ in House and Senate”

decorative leaf bulletA retiree served food to the homeless for years. Then it got her arrested.

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

decorative leaf bulletHow one school makes kindness a visible priority

Stuff I Wrote

decorative leaf bulletThings I Dread About Samhain

Something Wonderful

Video: decorative leaf bulletWhale’s majestic move brings dramatic end to marine rescue off Canada

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