Share the best you come across, any topic goes.
This is mad: https://www.wired.com/story/i-forgot-my-pin-an-epic-tale-of-losing-dollar30000-in-bitcoin/
Great thread idea and a great read. Thanks.
Good. I'll add some more later on but here's one I have bookmarked on my phone
Here's that Neal Stephenson Wired classic about undersea cabling (v long) (both the article and the cables)
That got me through sitting in the queue at the barber's for the last half an hour. Brilliant read, my palms were sweating by the end!
Love this one
I'm sure the film rights for this were snapped up within hours.
"EXCLUSIVE: HOW ELIZABETH HOLMES’S HOUSE OF CARDS CAME TUMBLING DOWN
In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope that she could still pull it off. Then, it all fell apart."
Five years ago, a legendary art dealer left his home in Santa Fe, traveled to an undisclosed location somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, and hid a 42‑pound chest filled with priceless treasure. Why?
What a brush with death taught David Eagleman about the mysteries of time and the brain.
and a list of journalism pieces (from 2013)
I found this far more interesting than it should be
[Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history?
['London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death
An earlier thread with pretty much the same theme, started by @Gustav:
Dead for five years!
This is good: https://www.outsideonline.com/2267491/red-dawn-lapland
Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.
Dead for five years!
People are still busy reading the original links. :)
For you long read fans, I can highly recommend this browser plugin if you have a Kindle
It formats and uploads any long article perfectly.
I send all long reads I come across to my kindle and save them for long haul flights when I'm away for work.
Didn't expect a tale of the tunnels of Faroe Islands to be quite so fascinating
Enjoyed this group interview with american stand-ups.
Not light reading
Hm, this isn't a hugely long read but has some lovely pictures:
This is a long read:
This is good, too:
“We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it matter if we do?”
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