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#125 – November 17, 2022

How Facebook designed the like button—and made social media into a pop

In terms of sheer impact, the like button was one of the most successful pieces of code ever shipped. But when you examine the quality of that impact, its flaws become glaring.

Sniper robot treats 500k plants per hour with 95% less chemicals

This “intelligent sharpshooter” farming robot distinguishes crops from weeds — and it could help feed 10 billion people.

Investor tells Google: Cut costs now and stop paying staff so much

Also wants Alphabet to slash losses in Waymo division, buy back shares, lots of them

Evernote’s Next Move: Joining the Bending Spoons Suite of Apps

CEO Ian Small discusses what’s next for the company, and reaffirms Evernote’s commitment to helping customers remember everything and accomplish anything.

Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself

The fallen crypto CEO on what went wrong, why he did what he did, and what lies he told along the way.

2 weeks of dealing with Google as a developer

Recently Google Play told us that we needed to update our target SDK version or our apps would no longer be able to be found on the Google Play Store.

New Ethernet Cyberattack Crunches Critical Systems

Ethernet, like all communication networks, continues to get faster with the passing years. In recent years, a subset of ethernet networks, called Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE), has emerged. TTE networks are built around precise signal timing, using redundant pathways and careful switching to ensure that information arrives precisely when it needs to.


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