A random collection of daily links drawn from the depths of the Internet.

10/29/11 Gil's LotD: Battleship

http://thevirtuosi.blogspot.com/2011/10/linear-theory-of-battleship.html A look at a system that estimates the probability of ship placements in Battleship.


10/28/11 Gil's LotD: Radioactive cargo

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/10/ff_radioactivecargo/all/1 The story of a shipping container accidentally loaded with radioactive metal.


10/27/11 Gil's LotD: The Bacone

http://bacon.wikia.com/wiki/Bacone The Bacone is a success story from the field of modern bacon research.


10/26/11 Gil's LotD: Nestorian Stele

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestorian_Stele The Nestorian Stele records the ancient history of Christianity in China. It was buried in 845.

10/24/11 Gil's LotD: Trusts

http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/essays/trust-issues.php?page=all An article about long-running trusts including a thousand-year trust given to a small college.


10/22/11 Gil's LotD: SJIS emoticons

http://sjis.me/ (っ´ω`)っ Have this handy collection of SJIS emoticons!


10/21/11 Gil's LotD: Song copyrights

http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2011/jay-z-and-alan-lomax/ How a folk song collector wound up as the legal co-author of a Jay-Z diss track.


10/20/11 Gil's LotD: Programmable Christmas lights

http://www.deepdarc.com/2010/11/27/hacking-christmas-lights/ This guy reverse engineered these Christmas lights and published a guide on programming them. They're kinda expensive but otherwise a really nifty Christmas decoration.

10/19/11 Gil's LotD: Civil War stories

http://civilwarstoriesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/rebel-snowball-wars-fighting-winter-boredom/ Historical accounts of a snowball battle between northern and southern armies in the Civil War.

10/17/11 Gil's LotD: Tally sticks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tally_stick Wikipedia on the history of tally sticks throughout the ages and how they were used.


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