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Friday Links

The Jeep Hackers Are Back to Prove Car Hacking Can Get Much Worse.

Revolutionary War Olympics: The Games Our Founders Played.

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight, with the best viewing after local midnight. Too late or cloudy for you? NASA will live-stream the shower.

Predicting weather with bug sex.

Laziness is a sign of high intelligence.

10 Travel Tips From the Age of Napoleon.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include the history of French fries, the anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae, a supercut of “We don’t negotiate with terrorists”, and a roundup of wooden skyscrapers.

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Why Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Throwing Away His Shot?

Everybody needs a vacation, and after Hamilton maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda needed one more than most. At some point, though, relaxing becomes loafing. Miranda has a wonderful gift, but what he’s done with it lately is unconscionable. This week marks four years since Miranda’s musical masterpiece Hamilton ... Read More