Linked List: June 2022

First Silent Plane

MIT develops an airplane prototype with no moving parts and an ion engine.

The Dissent (PDF)

I agree with the judges who disagreed with this today’s terrible decision. Their conclusion, in page 60:

One of us once said that “[i]t is not often in the law that so few have so quickly changed so much.” For all of us, in our time on this Court, that has never been more true than today. In overruling Roe and Casey, this Court betrays its guiding principles.

With sorrow — for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection — we dissent.

Running an NES Emulator on an NES

To “enhance nostalgic hardware and the human brain.”

Wow. An image of an amazed flight instructor called Shirley in the video game Pilotwings.

Bonus points to Tom 7 for mentioning I Am a Strange Loop author Douglas Hofstadter.

A Trail Tale

Live hiking journal with lovely pixel graphics, acoustic music, and natural ambient sounds. Inspired by the 1971 Oregon Trail game.

Found Elon Musk’s Car in Space

If Elon wants to sponsor my stream I accept $4200 per month for regular Tesla, SpaceX, Starlink, and Boring Company shout-outs, whether I am playing ∆V Rings of Saturn or any other video game!

Text Message to Enceladus Base

🌌 ssssshhhhhh ⚡️ click ⚡️ 📡

🎙️ Enceladus Base, this is Text. Be advised a long-range subspace channel data stream test will be transmitted from vicinity of Saturn Ring A on 2022-06-02 @ 09:00 EST (13:00 ZULU) Earth time on



⚡️ click ⚡️

ssssshhhhhh 🌌

PS. Do try ∆V: Rings of Saturn, available for Mac, Linux, and even PC. A lovely hard-science space mining game! Here is an interview with Mariusz Chwalba, the game’s developer.