Nov. 14, 2022

578: The Psychosis of Billionaires

578: The Psychosis of Billionaires

Moving to Mastodon; doom scrolling & would you really miss social media; Boot Up shanghai'd; lingering COVID societal effects; Twitter's insane week continues - a masterclass is what not to do; Tesla's recalls; collapse through small cascading failures; META layoffs; Wings delivery via Wing; Welcome to Wrexham; Star Trek: Lower Decks; Disney+ catches up to Netflix; AMC attempts another pivot; Brave cookie blocking not working; Spotify Apple Watch update; still no iPad Instagram app; Eyes of the Void by Adrian Tchaikovsky; Magic Journeys, more Captain EO, Michael Jackson, Disney & Star Wars memories.


Moving to Mastodon; doom scrolling & would you really miss social media; Boot Up shanghai'd; lingering COVID societal effects; Twitter's insane week continues - a masterclass is what not to do; Tesla's recalls; collapse through small cascading failures; META layoffs; Wings delivery via Wing; Welcome to Wrexham; Star Trek: Lower Decks; Disney+ catches up to Netflix; AMC attempts another pivot; Brave cookie blocking not working; Spotify Apple Watch update; still no iPad Instagram app; Eyes of the Void by Adrian Tchaikovsky; Magic Journeys, more Captain EO, Michael Jackson, Disney & Star Wars memories.

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MEDIA CANDY

Welcome to Wrexham

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Disney now matches Netflix's subscriber numbers across its combined services

AMC Entertainment To Open “Zoom Room” Auditoriums At Theaters In 17 Markets


APPS & DOODADS

Blocking annoying and privacy-harming cookie consent banners

Spotify’s redesigned Apple Watch app feels less like an afterthought

Instagram on the web has been redesigned for large screens


AT THE LIBRARY

Eyes of the Void (The Final Architecture Book 2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Control Loop

Magic Journeys - Full Film - August 1991

THE MAKING OF CAPTAIN EO

Disney's Captain EO Grand Opening

Captain EO - Rare Dance Rehearsals & More


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Dashaun

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