Dec. 17, 2022

582: Kind Of

582: Kind Of

We briefly focus on some hopeful technology breakthrough news, before returning to our bread & butter; we have achieved fusion, kind of; wind from another planet; AI revolution, Kurzweil & baby steps; Dramatron; social media for strangers; Meta's Hasher-Matcher-Actioner; Twitter's do what I say not what I do; Tesla's failure is not fraud; Sam Bankman-Fried & continued crypto arrests & lawsuits; Lord of the Rings marathon feast; Wednesday; The Peripheral; the White Lotus; Slow Horses; Drumpf NFT; too many tabs; Apple to allow outside app stores, dropping Webkit requirement; password managers; Twitter suspensions; the Marshall amp.


We briefly focus on some hopeful technology breakthrough news, before returning to our bread & butter; we have achieved fusion, kind of; wind from another planet; AI revolution, Kurzweil & baby steps; Dramatron; social media for strangers; Meta's Hasher-Matcher-Actioner; Twitter's do what I say not what I do; Tesla's failure is not fraud; Sam Bankman-Fried & continued crypto arrests & lawsuits; Lord of the Rings marathon feast; Wednesday; The Peripheral; the White Lotus; Slow Horses; Drumpf NFT; too many tabs; Apple to allow outside app stores, dropping Webkit requirement; password managers; Twitter suspensions; the Marshall amp.

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IN THE NEWS

Breakthroughs of the Year

Scientists achieve fusion ignition, a major milestone in clean energy production

Audio from a Martian dust devil captured for the first time

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

DeepMind created an AI tool that can help generate rough film and stage scripts

Google execs warn company’s reputation could suffer if it moves too fast on AI-chat technology

Social Media Is for Strangers Now

Meta releases an open-source tool that can scan for terrorist content

A New Lawsuit Accuses Meta of Inflaming Civil War in Ethiopia

Twitter disbands its Trust and Safety Council of external advisors

Elon Musk’s new Twitter Blue logo is perfectly awful

The college student tracking Elon Musk's jet lashes out after Twitter bans his account. He says he'll keep posting.

Twitter Suspends the Accounts Tracking Musk’s Jet and The Man Behind It

Elon Jet, the Twitter account tracking Elon Musk’s flights, was permanently suspended

Tesla: Our ‘failure’ to make actual self-driving cars ‘is not fraud’

Tesla’s latest update adds Steam games and Apple Music

Sam Bankman-Fried Arrested by Royal Bahamas Police Force

Sam Bankman-Fried: FTX founder charged with defrauding investors

Celebrity Promoters Sued Over Bored Ape NFT Endorsements

Crypto Was Always Smoke and Mirrors

‘O.C.' star and crypto critic Ben McKenzie tells lawmakers that the crypto market is the 'largest Ponzi scheme in history'

DOJ and SEC charge social media influencers in alleged $100 million stock pump-and-dump scheme


MEDIA CANDY

The Lord of the Rings Marathon Feast

Wednesday

The Peripheral

The White Lotus

Slow Horses


APPS & DOODADS

Donald Trump Digital Trading Cards (NFTs)

FTX-hosted NFTs break after website is redirected to a restructuring page

Chrome Gets Memory and Energy Saver Modes

1600 Tabs in Edge

Apple to Allow Outside App Stores in Overhaul Spurred by EU Laws

Apple Considering Dropping Requirement for iPhone Web Browsers to Use WebKit

Apple’s new whiteboard app gives you and up to 99 friends an ‘infinite canvas’


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Control Loop

Twitter has suspended the Helicopters of DC account.

FBI’s Vetted Info Sharing Network ‘InfraGard’ Hacked

The Story of the Marshall amp. from the BBC


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

RIP Angelo Baldalamenti

RIP tWitch








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