Issue 61: Quoth the Raven "Ever Given"
Trawl fishing, cities of light, destroying surveillance capitalism, and more
how are you on this fine Wednesday? We are approaching hot season here in Thailand and one can definitely feel it. And while I don’t live in Bangkok anymore the below image also applies to our island.
This week’s links
😱 My First BillG Review
Joel Spolsky remembers his first “BillG” (Bill Gates) interview from his days at MS.
⛔️ Google’s top security teams unilaterally shut down a counterterrorism operation
Project Zero disclosed 11 zero-day bugs linked to a state actor’s counterterrorism efforts.
🎣 Trawling for Fish May Unleash as Much Carbon as Air Travel, Study Says
Bottom trawlers already are horrible because of the bycatch but apparently, they also have CO2 emissions equal to the entire aviation industry.
🕵️ The UK professor and the fake Russian agent
Information and disinformation campaigns are a part of every war, but this reads like straight out of a spy novel.
🇮🇹 Italian mafia member arrested after tattoos recognised in YouTube cooking video
It’s hard to imagine a more Italian reason for getting arrested.
🧩 The Solution of the Zodiac Killer’s 340-Character Cipher
A while ago I shared that the Z340 cipher had been solved after 51 years. This posts looks at the math/crypto theory behind it.
☄️ Mysterious Glow Caught in Our Galaxy's Center Really Could Be Due to Dark Matter
Or at least we can’t rule out it’s dark matter, which is slightly more accurate than the headline.
🌞 Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures
A free collection of short stories by award-winning sci-fi authors about how solar energy will transform cities. What’s not to like?
🇰🇷 Why South Korea should stand up for Mongolians in China
A very interesting read on why South Korea should take an interest in recent developments in Inner Mongolia (内蒙古).
🔨 How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism
Buckle up, this is a loooooong read.
I have a soft spot for Italian crime drama (Suburra, Romanzo Criminale, etc.) but never got around to watching Gomorrah. Thanks to my friend Jan’s prodding I’m now rectifying this and am extremely hooked. I also ❤️ the Neapolitan accent, which makes this show even more enjoyable.
Until next week,