Links around the web for 9/18/15

Tech (Software & Hardware)
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc
Podcast Pick

Tech

How the Unicode committee broke the apostrophe: Which Unicode character should represent the English apostrophe? (And why the Unicode committee is very wrong.)

What is C in practice? : Survey results. What do systems programmers assume C does?

A Brief History Of Video Gramophone Records – Before VHS, before DVD: meet the video gramophone records

15 year old classic Face Hallucination: Theory and Practice

MarI/O : Is a program to play a game by itself made of neural networks and genetic algorithms [Youtube Video]

The forgotten Amiga from 1996.The Walker

Nano Contaminants: How Nanoparticles Get Into the Environment & why is it a big deal

Science

Photo of twin tornadoes was storm chaser’s ‘unicorn’ shot

The Mysterious X : ‘I have seen my own death!’ The events leading to Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays:

What does fMRI measure?

Why Fireworks Displays Can’t Include a Perfect Red, White, and Blue

Nano Contaminants: How Nanoparticles Get Into the Environment & why is it a big deal

Tornado looks like from 16,000 feet up : Flying through a tornado: Plane passenger’s terrifying photo of super storm from 16,000ft as it ripped through Kansas

(Book Review) Breaking the code | Review of Life’s Greatest Secret by Mathew Cobb – The Economist

Von Karman vortex : over the Canary Islands + same process in a soap bubble. (Photo: P. Nathan)

Beijing skyline before and after VDay

Linguistics Culture

The revolution that almost wasn’t : Castro’s revolution eventually succeeded, but for a short time Mexican authorities unknowingly held the power to change history. Had Fidel or Che been killed in a number of narrowly averted shoot-outs, or if they had been extradited as the authorities intended — or even just prevented from securing weapons — ours would be a different planet.

Singapore at Fifty : 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence (The History to Today)

Guerrillas Mothers and Distant Doubles: look at affinities between West German and East Asian feminists in the 1970s (West German Feminists Look at China and Vietnam, 1968–1982)

Free access to TandFOnline  maritime journals until the end of October

Beijing skyline before and after VDay

History

The Mysterious X : ‘I have seen my own death!’ The events leading to Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays:

The revolution that almost wasn’t : Castro’s revolution eventually succeeded, but for a short time Mexican authorities unknowingly held the power to change history. Had Fidel or Che been killed in a number of narrowly averted shoot-outs, or if they had been extradited as the authorities intended — or even just prevented from securing weapons — ours would be a different planet.

Singapore at Fifty : 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence (The History to today)

Guerrillas Mothers and Distant Doubles: look at affinities between West German and East Asian feminists in the 1970s (West German Feminists Look at China and Vietnam, 1968–1982)

Released as an e-book on Amazon – Gunboat Justice Volume 1: British and American Law Courts in China and Japan

(Book Review) Breaking the code | Review of Life’s Greatest Secret by Mathew Cobb – The Economist

Free access to TandFOnline  maritime journals until the end of October

A Brief History Of Video Gramophone Records – Before VHS, before DVD: meet the video gramophone records

The forgotten Amiga from 1996.The Walker

15 year old classic Face Hallucination: Theory and Practice

Misc

hoto of twin tornadoes was storm chaser’s ‘unicorn’ shot

9 Generic Logotypes You Should Avoid When Designing A Logo

Podcast Pick

The Basics: Episode 56: What “In Tangles” Meant, with Dan Harmon The Titanium Physicists Podcast

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