Saturday, July 18, 2015

Post-All-Star Game Weekend Links

Work and the weather have been beating the crap out of me, but I still managed to track down a few stories for you to take a look at this weekend:

Take Me Out To The Brain Game - SBNation

New Order: What's Behind the Sudden Surge in Pitchers Batting Eighth - Grantland

This is Baseball--British-Style - Vice Sports

Football in a Time of War: The Strange Story of the Steagles - priceonomics

The 9 Bullet Points of Doom for ESPN - Medium

Farming Hops During The Ultra-Hoppy Beer Craze - Modern Farmer.  For Pete and Brian.

Unhealthy Fixation - Slate.  On opposition to GMOs.

New Push for Sanctions on Belarussian Potash - Wall Street Journal.  From a New Mexico Congressman.  New Mexico produces 75% of the nation's potash.  

The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt - The Salt

The Really Big One - The New Yorker

Room At The Inn - Cincinnati Magazine
The Zankou Chicken Murders - Los Angeles Magazine.  An old article, but interesting.

Intel Rechisels the Tablet on Moore's Law - Wall Street Journal.  At some previous point, I noted the flexible definition of Moore's Law.  Expect it to slow down more in the future.

The Age of Megaprojects - Project Syndicate.  Also, the age of looting through public-private projects.  Any savings from PPPs are in cutting worker wages, which is more than offset by returns paid to private capital.  That is a feature of PPPs, not a bug.

The Destruction of a Black Suburb - Citylab.  Interesting regional history.

Loyalist marches and bonfires are going the way of the Confederate flag - Irish Central.  Not quickly enough for my taste.  Good riddance to bad rubbish.  Also, see Confederate Madness, Then and Now - The Daily Beast

Congress Attempts to Run the Government Under Norquist Rules - New York Magazine.  Idiots following a jackass.

Kansas's Teacher Exodus - The Atlantic.  The Republican war on public education in action.

The world eats cheap bacon at the expense of North Carolina's rural poor - Quartz

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