Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • At Antipope, Charlie Stross wonders why we need to work so long when productivity and per capita wealth have skyrocketed.

  • At the Broadside Blog, Caitlin Kelly describes a week in her life as a writer.

  • The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper suggesting that ancient Population III stars could, in theory, have rocky planets.

  • The Dragon's Tales warns that the Japanese economy is about to tank.

  • Joe. My. God. notes that young conservative Ben Shapiro is now boycotting Mozilla after Brandon Eich's departure.

  • Savage Minds has an essay by anthropologist Elizabeth Chin suggesting that Lamilly, a new anatomically-correct doll, won't take off because issues with beauty are much more deeply embedded in the culture than the designers believe.

  • The Signal examines the proliferation of E-mail storage formats.

  • The Volokh Conspiracy's Jonathan Adler doesn't like the pressure applied to Brandon Eich.

  • Window on Eurasia has two posts warning that Crimea's annexation to Russia will destabilize the Russian Federation, one arguing that ethnic minorities and their republics will be put in a state of flux, the other arguing that Russian nationalists will be upset by the concession of so many rights to Crimean Tatars.

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