Weekend Reading CXCVII

by uber

Remember Zip Disks? These Election Departments do

I lived out of (several) Zip disks for the duration of my undergraduate career. The click of death of a drive chewing a disk still stalks my nightmares.

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/storage-disaster-recovery/remember-zip-disks-election-departments/


Primitive Technology

This fellow builds huts and traps and other things in the Australian wilderness from scratch. It’s real-life Minecraft; I bet the Australian Creepers are poisonous as well as explosive.


https://primitivetechnology.wordpress.com/


The Most Expensive Weapon Ever Built

The US Spends more money than the next seven biggest military budgets. It’s a truly astonishing amount of money, almost impossible to comprehend.

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/daniel-soar/the-most-expensive-weapon-ever-built