Always Open Thread

This is a new version of the Always Open Thread. I have noticed that some posts are not showing up correctly, possibly because there are too many comments.

Here is a link the the previous Always Open Thread:

Just as a reminder, the Always Open thread is a place for readers to post relevant and interesting news, links, thoughts that are relevant to the scope of the site, but may be off-topic for some of the other active threads. Users can treat this page as a general chat box, but E-Cat World’s posting rules will apply.