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#119 – November 11, 2022

Why Everything Looks the Same

A triple threat of economic globalization, generational transition, and new technology has flattened the aesthetics of our digital and physical lives. What are the origins of these regressive trends.

IBM pushes qubit count over 400 with new processor

Milestone is important for the company's road map, less critical for performance.

The Age of Social Media Is Ending

It never should have begun.

Inside Alphabet X’s new effort to combat climate change with seagrass

A previously unrevealed program would use cameras, computer vision, and machine learning to track the carbon stored in the biomass of the oceans.

Accidental $70k Google Pixel Lock Screen Bypass

I found a vulnerability affecting seemingly all Google Pixel phones where if you gave me any locked Pixel device, I could give it back to you unlocked. The bug just got fixed in the November 5, 2022 security update.

The Sam Bankman-Fried empire crumbled. What happened? (part one)

Shorter title: SBF, FTX, WTF?

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