The Link #211: [Play Defense]
September 1, 2019

Peloton filed for their IPO, because they ‘sell happiness’ at a significant loss.

As part of a settlement, the Sackler family may give up control of Purdue Pharma.

The extortion economy and fascinating incentives: how having cyberinsurance makes a company a more attractive target to hackers. Relatedly: discovery of a widespread iOS exploit, and Twitter CEO @Jack’s account/phone were hijacked.

Non-compete agreements create a wonderful opportunity to take some vacation.

It’s amazing how much better bicycling infrastructure is in the Netherlands – check out their new bike garage.

30 minutes is the amount of commuting humans are willing to do, and is has been for thousands of years — Citylab on how that principle has shaped our cities through history.

Trick, kickflips, and thumbsticks – an oral history of Tony Hawk Pro Skater.

Welcome back, College Football. 538 on the exuberant nonsense of fight songs

150 years of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements.

Data viz: names that ‘switch’ gender association over the last 100 years.

Beautiful photos of surfing.

Contest: America’s Best Restroom. Vote for your favorite before Sept. 13.

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