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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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Hawaii development highlights economic impacts (propublica.org)

The headline focuses deep on Obama's ties to a hawaii development, which the article makes it seem more like he's completely ancillary aside from the fact he is planning to buy a house in the development that a close friend is building.

Farmers Find YouTube a Welcome Second Income (nytimes.com 🗝️)

I've watched a YT channel of a family in North Carolina for a while now, and it's proven an interesting peek into this world.

Roanoke's lost colony didn't disappear, they joined the natives, according to researcher (pilotonline.com)

AdAge talks to Ripley Scott and has a side-by-side examining Riot's Apple commercial remake (adage.com)

The oldest archaeological site to contain worked gold is in Bulgaria (en.wikipedia.org)

Saw a picture from it on Reddit earlier this morning and fell down a rabbit hole today between meetings and while out with the dogs. The graves have been dated to 4569–4340 BC, forging is said to begin around 4000 BC.

Wealth Tax thoughts from Paul Graham (paulgraham.com)

Paul Graham hits on something I have to admit I hadn't processed when it comes to wealth tax discussions, which is that it taxes the same money every year. I am still overall pro the concept, but acknowledge that this is a wrinkle I hadn't considered and don't know enough about how other countries have implemented it successfully.

Speakeasy gyms are a thing during Covid it seems (npr.org)

There are things which we mentally tie to larger statuses. I have realized using a sprinkler is one of those things which really makes me feel like a homeowner.

Holey Moley continues to be one of my favorite guilty pleasures on TV. Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore are great and the show is so dumb it's great too.

Reminder: Key locks are deterrant from random people, not true security

Not only can keys be copied from a photo of a key, but now research shows that keys can be made based on the sound they make sliding into a lock. And it doesn't require a professional mic.

Musings on the future of the workforce (theatlantic.com 🗝️)

Found via Matt Mullenweg's blog. Atlantic is a site where you might hit a paywall, hopefully you can read it as I really liked this article and the questions asked. The nature of work from home has serious implications and potential repercussions for the future of the workforce if it becomes the de facto.

Museums show off their creepiest items (trib.al)

My favorite is the Japanese merman figure from the Horniman museum in the UK.

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