Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald
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[BLOG] Some Friday links


  • Dangerous Minds suggests that T-shirts with wildly offensive phrases in English are common in Asia. Asian friends and readers, is this actually true?

  • The LRB Blog makes the point that immigration restrictionism is hardly a policy that will aid hard-pressed workers, that only broader reform will do this.

  • Marginal Revolution looks at how the state bureaucracy in India can hinder the implementation of reforms.

  • The NYRB Daily reviews a grim play, Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, set in a near future where cruelty is normalized.

  • The Planetary Society Blog talks about the intricate maneuvers of the Dawn probe in Ceres orbit.

  • Personal Reflections' Jim Belshaw links to photos of a stunning home in Catalonia built in a slightly refurbished industrial plant.

  • Peter Rukavina talks about how he built an app for Charlottetown's City Cinema.

  • Seriously Science reports on a study suggesting that most people would not wish to know the future, even if it was a good future.

  • Strange Maps links to an online map tool comparing different countries.

  • Supernova Condensate shares a fantastic chart showing how much delta-v one would need to expend to reach different points in the solar system from Earth orbit.

  • Transit Toronto notes that the Sheppard subway line will be closed this weekend.

  • Linguist Arnold Zwicky links to and reflects on a recent article looking at how gendered language for different jobs can discourage, differently, male and female job-seekers.

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