Top Ten for May 26, 2022

Col. Roger Cirillo hilariously slagging Patton

Real-time bidding considered harmful – adtech-derived info on people gets sold to China, which is busy compiling a massive data trove on Westerners to aid in recruiting assets (h/t the Seriously Risky Business newsletter)

Jon Anderson with tales of topographic Vangelis (RIP)

Nuclear Fusion Is Already Facing a Fuel Crisis

The Russian military, press-ganged into impossible tasks with unclear aims, does excel at terrorizing civilians – “They’re Armed to the Teeth, But They’re Not An Army”, “Such Bad Guys Will Come”: How One Russian Brigade Terrorized Bucha, “We Will Never Be the Same”: Bullets and Blindfolds in a Ukrainian City Under Siege

Roche’s metabolic pathways and cellular and molecular processes maps

Il Giardino Armonico plays Sonata Jucunda

From 2016, an excellent intellectual history – Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism

Gun control being an issue captured by a vocal minority isn't supported by the data – the status quo is reified by the majority, despite their expressions to the contrary when polled (via David Shor)

Amazing visualization of a proton – more from Jefferson Labs and MIT on the project (via Martin Bauer)