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Link Roundup: June 11, 2016

I’ve recently come into a surplus of links, and I’m passing the savings on to you! Politics * [A Republican Senator just prayed that Obama's "days be few." This is how the GOP got Trump.]( -- Once again, Republicans don't dislike Trump because of his beliefs, just that he's embarrassingly forthright about them. Seriously, though, praying for the President to die is disgusting. * [Democrats will learn all the wrong lessons from brush with Bernie](http://www.

Link Roundup: June 4, 2016

Making up for the slim pickings the last few weeks, here’s a fresh batch of good stuff! Food * [Getting weird in the kitchen with the 'Bob's Burgers' cookbook]( -- I admit, I'm tempted to get it myself. Many of these sound delicious. Social Justice * [KING: Racism has found its way into the Cincinnati Zoo saga]( -- Apparently, people are digging into the family history of the child's parents, because that's a totally normal thing to do, right?

Link Roundup: May 28, 2016

I may be driving 1400 miles this weekend, but that don’t stop the links from coming. Social Justice * [Featured Voices: Accidentally Out]( -- Accidentally outed at work, M finds some pleasant (and not so pleasant) surprises. * [Ice cream parlor responds perfectly to anti-Muslim bigotry]( -- Well done. Stores don't need business from bigots. Film * [Netflix to spend $6 billion on content this year. Six.

Link Roundup: May 21, 2016

Another week’s worth of links for your consumption. Enjoy! Politics * [Bernie Sanders, eyeing convention, willing to harm Hillary Clinton in the homestretch]( -- I don't see this as that big a deal, personally. He has enough support that he should have influence over the convention platform. * [Eyewitness: "Wire" star Wendell Pierce went crazy in hotel fight]( -- I can understand people disagreeing with one another over which politicians they support, but coming to blows is totally unacceptable, no matter who you are.

Link Roundup: May 14, 2016

It’s Saturday, so I have some things for you to click on. Social Justice * [Billy Corgan upset that "the wrong racial epithet" could destroy his career]( -- I think the solution to this one is staring you in the face: _don't use racial epithets._ It's not even hard. * [This sexist dress code poster compares girls to meat]( -- Student makes a poster that suggests letting girls dress however they want distracts boys and sends boys down a path to career destruction.

Link Roundup: May 7, 2016

Who needs search engines when you have me? Video Games * [With Stellaris, Paradox is making a better Star Trek game than any official Star Trek game]( -- OK, the title could use some cleanup, but _Stellaris_ sounds really great. Politics * [In reversal, Trump expresses openness to raising minimum wage]( -- Pretty soon he's going to look like the most liberal candidate. Of course, he'll still be a horrible, repulsive racist and misogynist.

Link Roundup: April 30, 2016

Fresh from my browsing history, here’s another set of links! Politics * [The habits of highly cynical people]( -- An exploration of how political engagement is damaged by the relentless insistence that we can't change anything, so it's best not to even try. * [The end of empathy]( -- This applies to politics as much as anything, so I'm putting it here. One woman elaborates on how empathy is devalued and chastised in our culture, and how easily we are cruel to one another.

Link Roundup: April 23, 2016

Nothing to see here but some links! You knew what this was. History * [_Titanic_ sinks in real time - 2 hours 40 minutes]( -- A YouTube video taken from a video game currently in development, attempting to simulate the sinking of the _Titanic. _Interesting idea, if a bit morbid. Culture * [What do you owe the friends you unwittingly scammed?]( -- A discussion of the hazards and consequences of involving friends in your business ventures.

Link Roundup: April 16, 2016

Psst, hey kid. Wanna see some links? They’re free. Uhhh * [KFC Australia's unfortunate NSFW promo was posted to its Twitter account for an hour]( -- Yeah, I don't even know how to categorize this one. The responses are gold, though. Social Justice * [Why nerds are so sexist]( -- Nothing really Earth-shattering here, but a good read, and a decent primer if you're not familiar with the issues involved.

Link Roundup: April 9, 2016

Once again, I’m going to be traveling when this goes up, but hey. Also, since I haven’t been online much this week, there won’t be a lot of links. Take what you can get! Tech * [Steam hacker says more vulnerabilities will be found, but not by him]( -- A teenage university student finds multiple backdoors in Valve's game distribution platform and online store, and Valve doesn't even see fit to acknowledge him, so he's calling it quits.