how are you doing on this fine Wednesday? After handling COVID well for all of 2020 it seems like Thailand is unfortunately dropping the ball now 😭 We’re currently seeing over a 1000 new cases per day and unlike last year when numbers were much lower there doesn’t seem to be a real government response this time, so we’re self isolating again.
This week’s links
💾 Reconstructing a lost NES game from 30-year-old source code disks
Any regular reader of this newsletter can tell from the title alone that this will be right up my alley.
🤯 Death of a (Really Good) Salesman
Truth really is stranger than fiction sometimes.
💪 Four Bytes of Power: exploiting CVE-2021-26708 in the Linux kernel
This is a really great writeup of a Linux kernel exploit, a fascinating read.
🪱 Zombie Worms Crave Bone
The title is a bit click-baity but nature sure can be weird.
🇦🇫 Has The Taliban Changed? Afghans Living Under Militant Group Say It Still Rules Using Fear, Brutality
With half of Afghanistan contested by the Taliban, the country still has a long way to go until constitutional rights will be available to everyone equally.
💭 The benefits of being nostalgic
This is very interesting, I’ve also been feeling more nostalgic during this pandemic.
🤑 The Signal app added a new cryptocurrency, MobileCoin
Here are two different viewpoints, which do you agree with? Signal hops on the Dunning-Krugerrand bandwagon vs In defense of Signal
✈️ Audio tapes of thousands of overheard conversations, a reconstruction of the MH17 disaster
This provides a bit more clarity around what happened to MH17.
🇳🇬 How online scammers fooled one of Africa’s biggest fintech startups
The fintech startup will get over it, I’m more concerned about the poor students who were the actual victims of this scam.
Right, so if you aren’t the type of person who enjoys watching math and/or programming algorithm videos this may not be for you, but maybe give it a chance anyway, it’s very interesting.
Until next week,