This Week in Tech

May 22nd 2022

This Week in Tech 876

Elon and L. Ron

Hosted by Leo Laporte

NY goes after Twitch, Musk's real plan, Apple's DeepMind defection

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Category: News

NY goes after Twitch, Musk's real plan, Apple's DeepMind defection

  • Elon Musk says Twitter deal can’t happen until bot account dispute is resolved.
  •  Twitter asks shareholders to support Musk's purchase.
  •  NY Launches Ridiculous, Blatantly Unconstitutional ‘Investigations’ Into Twitch, Discord; Deflecting Blame From NY’s Own Failings.
  •  @kendraschaefer: My goodness. China's cyberspace watchdog, the CAC, just published a long (and unprecedented) set of draft regulations for recommendation algorithms.
  •  Why is the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial so visible on social media?
  •  The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt.
  •  Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell.
  •  Dianetics and scientology technical dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard.
  •  Losing Ian Goodfellow to DeepMind is the dumbest thing Apple’s ever done.
  •  The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology by Amy Webb, Andrew Hessel.
  •  Apple Shows Headset to Board in Sign It’s Reached Advanced Stage.
  •  VeeCon: Exclusive Conference Around Web 3 and Culture.
  •  Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates.
  •  Ransomware gang Conti ‘shuts down’ in midst of Costa Rica attack.
  •  Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.
  •  Bobiverse by Dennis Taylor.
  •  The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman.
  •  Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand.
  • Ideas That Created the Future: Classic Papers of Computer Science by Harry R. Lewis.
  •  Pinball Map

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