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Feb 28, 2022

Last week’s linkage (week 8, 2022)

The Bored Horse newsletter goes out to subscribers on Fridays (except two weeks ago, as you know), free of charge. One section in said newsletter contains links to things I found interesting, things that are not, in fact, published on Bored Horse because it appears that there are other websites on the internet, too. Who could’ve known?!

Anyway, these are the links from last week’s newsletter.

🇺🇦 NiemanLab has a list of sources to follow the war in Ukraine.

📬 Want to write a letter to Vladimir Putin, to tell him what you think? Sign it like this, maybe?

🤪 Working at Meta? Well, then you’re a “metamate”. I feel sorry for you.

🔠 Wordle is now on New York Times. Want more? Worldle is about geography, Squabble is a battle royale take on the concept, and Lordle wants you to figure out names from The Lord of the Rings.

🐶 A guide on how to throw a party in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, because that’s apparently still a thing since this two year old piece got brushed up for 2022.

🎮 Speaking of games, if you’re lucky enough to get a Steam Deck, you can check what games in your Steam library will actually work on the thing. Spoiler: Not all of then.

🪐 NASA took photos of Venus’s surface, and that’s obviously cool.

🚀 Speaking of space, let’s use lasers to get to Mars in 45 days or so. This one’s interesting, but a little dry.

✨ Have you seen Inventing Anna on Netflix? It was okay, I guess. NYT has an interview with Anna Sorokin, who made a bundle on the show.

📺 More TV to watch in the future: Ridley Scott backed shows in the Alien and Blade Runner universes, respectively. The latter could be cool, and it reminds me that I really should watch the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime.

⌨️ The Penkesu Computer is really cool, and I want one.

🤥 The UK tax authority has seized three NFTs, because there are laws, and the shit will hit the fan on this, sooner or later.

🧠 There might already be a conscious AI (or AGI, rather), according to Ilya Sutskever of the OpenAI research group.

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