The Weekly OT #10
This is our 10th Weekly OT Anniversary! I am really starting to enjoy this new format. With the “Scheduling” feature in WordPress, I can actually start preparing the post in advance, collecting and compiling any interesting tidbits as they come into my hands or across my screen. This week I have a veritable grab bag of goodies to present on the “front page”, as it were. First of all, Dubious Quality’s Friday Links! There is always at least one interesting link in that dump, and almost always something for everyone. Next, as several of you live near/in Portland, or on the West Coast, there is this must-read, Pulitzer Prize winning New Yorker article, “The Really Big One“:
…Most people in the United States know just one fault line by name: the San Andreas, which runs nearly the length of California and is perpetually rumored to be on the verge of unleashing “the big one.” That rumor is misleading, no matter what the San Andreas ever does. Every fault line has an upper limit to its potency, determined by its length and width, and by how far it can slip. For the San Andreas, one of the most extensively studied and best understood fault lines in the world, that upper limit is roughly an 8.2—a powerful earthquake, but, because the Richter scale is logarithmic, only six per cent as strong as the 2011 event in Japan.
Just north of the San Andreas, however, lies another fault line. …
The author, Kathryn Schulz, has a follow up article on “How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes“.
And BF1 will not look this good on our Ones, but it may look that good on Scorpio.
Also, while digging for good podcasts, I came across a short Bruce Lee Series focusing on his philosophy, presented by his daughter, Shannon Lee. The first “One Inch Punch” episode actually discusses how his daughter regained control and rights to use his name. (The fact that it was necessary, and that I had to write that sentence just now, enrages me.) Another must-listen is the David Simon interview by Mark Maron on WTF. Did any of you read Simon’s Twitter exchange with Snowden?
And finally, I end with this video, also from Friday Links!, and is like a British Comedy.