Aug. 18, 2021

518: Eternal September of the Nerd Only Internet

518: Eternal September of the Nerd Only Internet

Back in the (Canadian) saddle; the metaverse has already peaked; tech expat troubles; Facebook is really just truly awful; AI diagnosing dementia; Motorola wants to be Apple; Making the Cut; Suicide Squad; Shazam; the Ms. Pat Show; Pig; White Lotus; Disney nostalgia; bye, Hallo; right to McFlurry; Children of the New World; Stand on Zanzibar; Apple CSAM debate; Amazon wants to read your palms; scamming as a service; Eternal September; creativity is waning.


Back in the (Canadian) saddle; the metaverse has already peaked; tech expat troubles; Facebook is really just truly awful; AI diagnosing dementia; Motorola wants to be Apple; Making the Cut; Suicide Squad; Shazam; the Ms. Pat Show; Pig; White Lotus; Disney nostalgia; bye, Hallo; right to McFlurry; Children of the New World; Stand on Zanzibar; Apple CSAM debate; Amazon wants to read your palms; scamming as a service; Eternal September; creativity is waning.

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FOLLOW UP

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IN THE NEWS

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MEDIA CANDY

Making the Cut

The Suicide Squad

The Ms. Pat Show

Pig

Ted Lasso

White Lotus

The Imagineering Story

The Cure bassist Simon Gallup announces he's leaving the band after 4 decades: 'Just fed up of betrayal'


APPS & DOODADS

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Sennheiser Pro Audio HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone

Why the McFlurry Machine Company Just Got Hit With a Restraining Order


AT THE LIBRARY

An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia Kang

Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

The Candle of Crest: A Rhyming Epic Adventure by Demethius Jackson


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Recorded Future

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Amazon will pay you $10 for your palm prints. Should you be worried?

Scammer Service Will Ban Anyone From Instagram for $60


BRIC-A-BRAC

The Day the Good Internet Died

Eternal September

Research Suggests We're All Getting Less Creative and Scientists Think They Know Why

Children born during pandemic have lower IQs, US study finds

Why pop music is obsessed with this one note


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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