Weekend Reading CCXII

by uber

How the Oil Pipeline Began

Coopers and Teamsters are both professions nearing the end of their existence these days. A hundred years from now, what other titles will be faintly quaint?


Maps of the World’s Five Military Empires

Are the modern Alexanders, Napoleons, and Henry Vs now Musks, Zuckerbergs, and Mas?


Graphing the Distribution of English Letters

Maybe we need to revisit the Scrabble rules?


Photos of China’s Bitcoin Mines

The amount of energy used is astonishing, with an estimate that it could consume as much energy as a country the size of Denmark by 2020.