Stereogum - So while I really like this deep investigation into the idea that Andrew WK may have spent a decade and a half trolling his fans and the press, but it depresses me that this is one of the best pieces of investigative journalism next to the NYT story on telling us things we already knew about Trump's money.
AV Club - From the department of unintentional insights, apparently the Top Minds crowd has decided they’re the only ones who are truely informed. While dehumanizing political opponents isn’t anything new, it is interesting to see the millenial manifestation. Well and it’s an excuse to share the Subhumans song.
Five Thirty-Eight - I think that the idea that midterms are all about engagement isn't a new one. It appears that the current battle over Kavanaugh, regardless of how you feel about it, is pushing turnout for both parties now. Taking what should usually be a more sedate midterm, and amping it up to Presidential level is going to be . . .
Bloomberg - In what is essentially a sign that we're totally screwed as an industry, Bloomberg alleges that China has managed to get snooping devices on the silicon in high profile servers made by Super Micro. These chips found their way into Apple and Amazon's data centers, putting everyone's privacy at risk.
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Technology Review - The original paper is behind a paywall, so you'll need to take Technology Review's word on the soundness of the methodology. There is a new study published in Joule that has evidence that replacing the entire grid in the US with wind power could actually increase warming by a tenth of a degree.
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