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HOTorNOT, IoT Chastity devices, billionaires getting billionaire-er

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It’s been a busy few weeks, and I’ll be away for a few days. I’ve got stuff to cover soon, but for now I’m gonna stick with a few reading and watching suggestions. Everyone have a great weekend!


HOTorNOT shaped the social web as we know it – Jess Joho, Mashable

Twenty years ago today, HOTorNOT launched and created the social web as we know it. Maybe this wasn’t the best way to usher in the information age?

There’s always something going on with Internet of Things, isn’t there? First, Lisa sent me this story about how some coffee makers can be hacked, used to mine cryptocurrency, and display ransom messages. But what about this chastity cage that I saw Chris post, which can be hacked in a variety of ways to lock it with no physical override?

Favorite line: “that is made trickier by the fact that the shackle in question is fastened tightly around the wearer’s testicles”

This Land Is No Longer Your Land – Monte Reel, Bloomberg Businessweek

Last week I brought up private beaches in Sarasota and across the state of Florida. But what if it’s not the land that is private, but access to the land?

Billionaires see fortunes rise by 27% during the pandemic – Simon Read, BBC

I thought that the economy was doing poorly? I thought that we were losing jobs left and right? It doesn’t seem to be reflected here, right? /sarcasm

Reddit Among Us post that says

This is a cruel prank ๐Ÿ˜‚ HT to L James for this


Thunder & Lightning – NSP

New Ninja Sex Party album next week! New videos!!

Influencers: How Democracy Created a Monster

It was all of us all along!

When Time Became History – The Human Era

The way to view and interpret history is always contested. It can be cool to think of what the past is like, but upscaling old film to 4k changes how we view history.

This person on tiktok has developed a classification model for conspiracy theories

There’s a few of these videos, and a diagram too. It’s a pretty good overview of conspiracy theories from the benign to the dangerous.

Hey look, the weekend! Make a bit of time for yourself where you can ๐Ÿ’

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