Weekend Reading CLXX

by uber

Did Chinese Live in London?

The seed of a thousand speculative fiction novels. I’d be interested in the perspective of the empires in between these two potential world-conquerors.

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2016/09/did-chinese-live-in-roman-london.html


Australia Is Drifting So Fast GPS Can’t Keep Up

There are corrections upon corrections upon patches in the GPS system. The Earth is fluid over geological time, and most certainy not a uniform sphere. There have been numerous corrections to the GPS to account for leap-seconds and other temporal issues as well.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/australia-moves-gps-coordinates-adjusted-continental-drift/


https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2016/sep/23/governments-oldest-computer-isnt-technically-compu/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2016/sep/23/governments-oldest-computer-isnt-technically-compu/


Who the Hell Is This Joyce

Did Joyce write books that were more fun to create than to consume? Is the academic-industrial complex that surrounds his body of work built on sand?

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/09/21/who-the-hell-is-this-joyce/