Jan. 4, 2022

535: Consider Your Risk Appetite

535: Consider Your Risk Appetite

2022, here we go again; the case against crypto; feels like a sea change against crypto & NFTs; the metaverse still doesn't exist; decentralized Web3 is, you guessed it, centralized; DoorDash requires engineers to deliver goods once a month; Uber launching driverless food delivery; everyone's delaying returns to the office, again; Grand Tour; Hannah; Red Notice; Don't Look Up; the Matrix; Salvation; Hawkeye; Free Guy; Jungle Cruise; South Park; Star Trek's feelings; Twetch; Catatouille & the Catellite Dish; the Book of Boba Fett; anything exciting happen over the break?


2022, here we go again; the case against crypto; feels like a sea change against crypto & NFTs; the metaverse still doesn't exist; decentralized Web3 is, you guessed it, centralized; DoorDash requires engineers to deliver goods once a month; Uber launching driverless food delivery; everyone's delaying returns to the office, again; Grand Tour; Hannah; Red Notice; Don't Look Up; the Matrix; Salvation; Hawkeye; Free Guy; Jungle Cruise; South Park; Star Trek's feelings; Twetch; Catatouille & the Catellite Dish; the Book of Boba Fett; anything exciting happen over the break?

Show notes at https://gog.show/535

FOLLOW UP

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In 2021, tech talked up ‘the metaverse.’ One problem: It doesn’t exist.

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web3 is Centralized by Wesley Aptekar-Cassels

IN THE NEWS

San Francisco-based DoorDash is requiring engineers to deliver food — and they’re furious

Uber will launch driverless food deliveries in California in 2022

Autonomous car developers lobby to defang safety data regulations

Apple joins the ranks of companies delaying their return to office

Comcast won't enforce Northeast data caps until 2023 at the earliest

AT&T and Verizon settle FCC 911 outage investigations

Verizon and AT&T Decline Regulators’ Request to Delay New 5G Services

MEDIA CANDY

The Witcher

Netflix drops a surprise teaser for its 'Witcher' prequel

The Grand Tour Presents... Carnage a Trois

Hannah Season 3

Red Notice

The Matrix Resurrections

Don’t Look Up!

Salvation

Hawkeye

Free Guy

Jungle Cruise

South Park: Post Covid

APPS & DOODADS

Twetch

Halide for iPhone

FiLMic Pro

FiLMiC Creator Bundle

DJI Osmo Pocket 2

Your cat could burn your house down, Korean officials warn after 107 fires sparked by felines

Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Dishes Are Attracting Cats

AT THE LIBRARY

Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events by Brent Spiner

Quantum of Nightmares (Laundry Files Book 11) by Charles Stross

Escape from Yokai Land (Laundry Files Book 12) by Charles Stross

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

January 1, 2022, is Public Domain Day: Works from 1926 are open to all, as is a cornucopia of recorded music: an estimated 400,000 sound recordings from before 1923!

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Recorded Future

The Book of Boba Fett

'The Book of Boba Fett' premiere is an abysmal failure on every level

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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