Tag Archives: Syria

Links: Kindred Britain, Assad social media, etc.

1. This cool site — Kindred Britain — shows familial relations between thousands of famous Brits (and some others). It’s a little tricky to navigate, but very interesting for geneaology and history buffs.

2. The Assad family’s Instagram.

3. An argument that grandparents helped further civilization by using their hard-earned wisdom to help younger generations. (I wonder if this entirely holds true though when societies change and things that used to be commonly held beliefs now sound ignorant, or worse?)

4. How the N.S.A. weakens encryption schemes for much of online security. Sorta incredible, really.

5. Via The Dish, don’t write what you know.

6. Also via The Dish, a study suggests that one’s political passions undermine one’s ability to think logically.

7. Half of the U.S. population lives in these few counties.

Links: Milgram obedience study, Calvin & Hobbes

1. An NPR story about the lasting legacy of the Milgram human-obedience experiments.

2. AVClub visits locations used in “Back to the Future.

3. A map made of one dot per person, color-coded by race, in the U.S.

4. An Atlantic post detailing bias in news reports about the president’s decision on Syria.

5. A Dish post discussing how people felt about their children when infant mortality was greater than now.

6. A Calvin & Hobbes tribute!