Daveslist #8: Vacation Edition

I've been on vacation in L.A. (Lower Alabama) for the past week, and it's been great. Great weather,
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Daveslist #8: Vacation Edition
By Daveslist • Issue #8
I’ve been on vacation in L.A. (Lower Alabama) for the past week, and it’s been great. Great weather, great beaches, great house on stilts. Sunk the SUV in the soft sand on Day One and had to get towed out and didn’t even care. Now it’s back to the grind.
Let’s get it on…

First day back at work after vacation be like...
First day back at work after vacation be like...
How to work from home successfully.
There is something here for everyone, whether you work from home or not. Neville Medhora is copywriting genius, and this is a fascinating glimpse into how he makes it all work for him. Great stuff.
Shaving start-up firm bought by Unilever
This is an incredible success story. Dollar Shave Club was launched with a viral video on YouTube just a few years ago, and the founder just pocketed $1 billion in cash. For a razor-of-the-month club. What a time to be alive.
Scientists just put a 3D printer in space. This is a huge deal for space travel.
The biggest hurdle to interplanetary travel is just getting off Earth in the first place. Gravity is a bitch, and that’s why two-thirds or more of the energy created in a launch goes to just getting off the ground. With 3D printers in space, we could just build up there and save ourselves all the trouble. It really can’t be overstated what a big deal it is to be able to build in orbit.
New paper claims that the EM Drive doesn't defy Newton's 3rd law after all
Building spacecraft in orbit is all well and fine, but how useful is it if everything is still so far away? Well, hold the phone, because the drive technology that was once thought to violate Newton’s 3rd Law might not. What’s the significance of that? How about cutting the 7-month trip to Mars down to a mere 70 days?
100-Year-Old Theatre Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
For a book lover like me, this is practically pornographic. One of the great joys of my life has been casually browsing libraries and bookstores over the years, and I have to admit that I’m sad to see them disappearing. This is absolutely gorgeous, and I would get lost in here for hours.
5,000-year-old pay stub shows that ancient workers were paid in beer
So we’ve basically added a step over the past 5,000 years. Now we get “money”, which we then convert to beer. Not much has changed.
Greenland Just Lost a Trillion Tons of Ice and Nobody Noticed
Is that a lot? Because that sounds like a lot. And it happened over a period of…what? Three years? Jesus, that sounds fast. Is that fast? Because it sounds fast. I guess it’s a good thing the science isn’t settled.
Antarctic carbon dioxide reaches highest levels in 4 million years
Concerned yet? Unless you’re a tree, carbon dioxide is pretty hard to breathe. What most people don’t realize (or choose to ignore) is just how little carbon dioxide it takes to turn Earth into a hellscape like Venus. 
The Case for the ‘Right to Disconnect’
I just spent the past week completely disconnected from work and it was GLORIOUS. As our world becomes more and more connected 24/7, the expectation of employers to always be able to reach employees has become unreasonable and untenable. At least the French are doing something about it.
Honey Badger Houdini
Honey badger is the skate punk of the animal kingdom. Honey badger don’t give a shit about your barbed wire fence.
That’s it for this week, y'all. Hit REPLY and let me know what you thought about this week’s links. As always, feel free to share with anyone you think might enjoy it.
Stay safe, and have an epic weekend!
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