This weeks links (2016-02-08)

In brief:

* Tutorial: Photographing fireworks (2016-Feb-08) [Australian Geographic]

* The Echo Chamber (2016-Feb-01) [David Byrne]
Not too long ago some friends were asking each other, “How are Trump supporters so seemingly unaware of his lies and bullshit, and the ridiculousness of many of his positions and ideas?” (His claim that he “watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering” on 9/11 comes immediately to mind.) Lately it seems that anything that contradicts a passionate belief has become invisible.

* Why are Americans so angry? (2016-Feb-04) [BBC]
Americans are generally known for having a positive outlook on life, but with the countdown for November’s presidential election now well under way, polls show voters are angry. This may explain the success of non-mainstream candidates such as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. But what is fuelling the frustration?

* Worst. Heroes. Ever.

* … and Deadpool is coming to theaters on February 11, 2016 (Australia)


* parkrun – Quite Simply The Most Important Sporting Event On The Planet (2016-Feb-05) [Run Leeds]
What other sporting event can (and it has) have an Olympic Gold medalist stood next to an 85 year old Granny with arthritis on the same start line at the very same event on the same level playing field? No matter what ability, age, class, religion, race or nationality, you can, every week stand on that start line with all other walks of life and give it your all, or not, if that’s what you prefer. parkrun is a run at the athlete’s own pace, not a race.


* The Froome Factor: What impact did the Tour de France champion have on the Sun Tour? (2016-Feb-08) [Cycling Tips]

Some reading/listening:

* Jennifer Fallon – First Kill (2016-Jan-26) [Tor]
Epic Fantasy || How do you kill with honor? When is murder not a murder? In “First Kill”, assassin Kiam Miar will find out when his first assignment goes awry and he is faced with an ethical choice…as if assassins could have ethics. And if he makes the wrong choice, he could not only lose his life but throw a good chunk of his world into chaos…

Something from Bandcamp:
Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute by Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer AN OFFICIAL PATRON-SUPPORTED RELEASE, FEBRUARY 5, 2016

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