✱ 5ives 015 / by Evan Troxel

After taking a couple of weeks off for a much needed vacation, 5ives is back.


1. Digital photos way back from the year 2000 (Game Boy edition)

And speaking of Nintendo (bonus linkage)

2. D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings. The Allied invasion to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during the second world war took place on 6 June 1944. Operation Overlord was the largest seaborne invasion in military history, with more than 156,000 Allied troops storming the beaches of France

3. The History of the Tax Code

I know... taxes. But check it out anyway.

4. The Fermi Paradox

Some people stick with the traditional, feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. Personally, I go for the old “existential meltdown followed by acting weird for the next half hour.” But everyone feels something.
Physicist Enrico Fermi felt something too—”Where is everybody?”

5. THE AEROPRESS INVENTOR'S SECRET TO A PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE

There are more elegant ways to brew coffee today than ever before. And yet one of the most popular methods involves a sterile plastic tube that bears a striking resemblance a certain enhancement pump for the male anatomy. It is called the AeroPress, and it is $25, simple to use, and makes a very good--and very fast--cup of coffee.


And a quote for the weekend:

We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.
— Albert Einstein

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