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?

http://nautil.us/issue/50/emergence/how-the-oil-pipeline-began


Maps of the World’s Five Military Empires

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

http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/the-worlds-five-military-empires


Graphing the Distribution of English Letters

Maybe we need to revisit the Scrabble rules?

http://www.prooffreader.com/2014/05/graphing-distribution-of-english.html


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.

https://qz.com/1026605/photos-chinas-bitcoin-mines-and-miners/