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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sunspots 589

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

The Arts: (Sort of) National Public Radio tells us that Nigeria has the best Scrabble players in the world.

Christianity: Speculative Faith points out that some Christians use magic spells.
Weekend Fisher has posted a fine essay on confessing sin.

Computing: Trend Micro is offering free tools for recovery from ransomware.

Education: A Wired columnist says that college won't train you for a job, but that's OK.

Humor: (or something) Relevant has posted a short video of a Lego construction that makes shadows that look like three different objects, depending on how the construction is rotated. Perhaps the coolest Lego creation I've ever seen.

Politics: FiveThirtyEight details the changes in the US welfare system (actually, it's now 50 systems) since the welfare reforms put in place while Bill Clinton was President. You will probably be surprised by what has happened.

Science:, and many other outlets, report that a nearby star has a planet that may be suitable for life.

Listverse reports on 10 discoveries of things preserved in amber, and what they tell us about the past.


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FancyHorse said...

I enjoyed reading about the Nigerians who are doing so well in Scrabble. I enjoy the game, but not competitively. It's a fun way to exercise my brain, if I can find someone to play with.

The articles about Christianity were interesting and convicting. Lots to think about, and pray about.

I loved the Lego creations! Amazing! I'm going to email that to my son; he loved Legos as a child, and still plays with them sometimes! (He's 43.)

Sad about how the welfare "reforms" have hurt people.

Martin LaBar said...

Thank you!

43? Why not?