Elsewhere for December 30, 2017

You should read this for 12/30/2017:

Books, Writing, and Language

Via Twtter @Sarah Mei: Sarah Mei quotes her favorite Simon & Schuster editorial comments on Milo Yiannopoulos’s contracted-then-rejected book. She then posts selections from the editorial comment, which are revelatory and amusing. It’s just as horrific a MS as you’d expect from Milo. But see also: ‘Unclear, unfunny, delete’: editor’s notes on Milo Yiannopoulos book revealed

hy Words Matter: What Cognitive Science Says about Prohibiting Certain Terms Scientific American asks an expert about the 💩🔥💰 administration’s latest CDC language guidance

Food and Drink

The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them

History and Archaeology

Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

NORAD Santa Tracker: The Backstory

‘I WANT IT TO STOP’ Teens are committing suicide in record numbers. We need to fix this.

Science and Technology

Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options “This account of the United States’ piecemeal response to the Russian disinformation threat is based on interviews with dozens of current and former senior U.S. officials at the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and U.S. and European intelligence services, as well as NATO representatives and top European diplomats.”

A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance Apple has a perfectly reasonable response to battery management and now one pays attention. They’re too busy having hysterics.

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She plays o' the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.
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