Tab Sweep 24: Low and Slow

In which I post, with little or no comment, a variety of unrelated things that are cluttering up my browser and/or newsreader…

I’ve certainly been guilty of being a barbecue snob in the past—“if it’s not low-and-slow, it’s not barbecue”–but after reading this extensive and well researched article on, I promise I’ll give it a break.

The music industry is in trouble! It’s dying! That’s okay, it’s always dying.

Researchers at Los Alamos National Labs have been running a quantum internet for the last two and a half years.

Cabel Sasser (of Panic) had a chance to dine at Club 33, the exclusive and semi-secret restaurant inside Disneyland. Not content to enjoy the surroundings, he tore it up on Lillian Disney’s harpsichord. Brilliant.

It’s only taken 105 years, but fragments of the Tunguska Meteorite may have been found (among the haul from a 1988 expedition).

Two Months Breaking Ice (in under five minutes): a time-lapse video of the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer traveling through the Ross Sea. (via BoingBoing.)

Breakfasts Around the World. Every single one of these look delicious, though I think I might prefer to have a few of them for dinner. (via Reddit.)

I’ve done it with a liter bottle. Veritasium did it with a 55-gallon drum. But I’ve never seen it done with a tank car before. (via kottke.)

GeoGuessr shows you a Google Street View scene from somewhere in the world. Your job it to figure out where you are. The closer your guess, the higher your score. So far, my top score for five rounds is a little over 14,000 points. How well can you do?

Matthew Ingram asks, “What if the ‘mass media’ era was just an accident of history?.” Maybe. But don’t forget Betteridge’s law of headlines. (via @counternotions.)