Wild Times, 31
August 8, 2017
1 – Atlanta's Controversial 'Cityhood' Movement – Sam Rosen @ The Atlantic
"Recent border battles have once again redrawn the lines of the metro area."
2 – Alex Jones’s Infowars Media Empire Is Built to Sell Snake-Oil Diet Supplements – Seth Brown @ New York Magazine
"How does Alex Jones make money? It’s not advertising, and it’s not subscriptions."
3 – The Russians Troll Trump – Julia Ioffe @ The Atlantic
"He is acting in accordance with his competence, in accordance with his law and constitution. What about us? Why us?"
4 – America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide – Ben Tarnoff @ The Guardian
"The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground."
5 – Bombshell: Initial Thoughts on the Washington Post’s Game-Changing Story – Lawfare Blog
"The Washington Post this afternoon published a stunning story reporting that President Trump disclosed highly-classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their visit to the Oval Office last week."
6 – A Year of Google Maps & Apple Maps – Justin O'Beirne
"Google Maps's Quiet Transformation"
7 – How to Sleep – James Hamblin @ The Atlantic
"Should you drink more coffee? Should you take melatonin? Can you train yourself to need less sleep? A physician’s guide to sleep in a stressful age."
8 – A Mind Made Out of Silk – Quanta Magazine
"Spiders appear to offload cognitive tasks to their webs, making them one of a number of species with a mind that isn’t fully confined within the head."