Relatively quiet week again. That is, in terms of stories we have to share, not in terms of world affairs.
- Since I’m shooting revolver in USPSA this year (or at least that’s the plan, when it actually starts around here), it makes sense to reload – What with the clips retaining the spent brass and all. I got a Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner, too, which I’m filling with a solution of Five-Star Powdered Brewery Wash from one of my other hobbies. Sixteen minutes of ultrasonic cleaning power yields a nice shiny result.
- Is the Wu-Flu a blood vessel disease? – We previously shared a story about a possible interaction between the Wuhan coronavirus and red blood cells, which we walked back when evidence piled up against it. Here is an alternate take on why the disease has effects all around the body.
- Italian doctors: coronavirus losing potency? – The story is extremely light on science and, indeed, definitions of ‘losing potency’, but curious nonetheless.
- Graphing the changes in human activities due to coronavirus lockdowns
- Arresting members of the media is bad optics – Also, this story was back on Friday; since then, several more reporters have been either arrested or attacked.
- Antiracism: the new civic religion
- B-1s fly with Flankers and MiGs – And the lion shall lay down with the lamb… although these are Ukrainian, so less conflict there.
- Taiwan wants land-based Harpoons
- USMC Squad Common Optic goes to Trijicon – We missed this a week or two ago.
- Historical photo of the week (colorized) – Swordfish over Ark Royal.
- Aston Martin to produce 25 limited edition DB5s – But not just any DB5s—James Bond-themed DB5s as seen in Goldfinger. Your $3.5 million US buys you, among other things, a functional smoke generator, simulated front machine guns, and a removable passenger seat roof panel (BYO ejection seat).
- A SlateStarCodex book review, on a hypothesis about the development of the theory of mind – Like all SSC articles, it’s fascinating reading.