December 1, 2020

A snowy thicket of trees at twilight, with the warm light of a cabin radiating from them

Linkage 

Newly discovered art is an ancient Amazon time machine - Rock paintings... in the Amazon... depict mastodons.

The Code That Controls Your Money - There's a surprising amount of critical infrastructure running on COBOL. That's not the problem. Now,  the real problem is that all of those developers are retired, or gone.

How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody's iPhone from Anywhere in the World - Quite simply, if you have a smartphone, you are not safe. You are not secure. And someone is watching you. (Posted from my iPhone XS Max.)

Queer identity in Watch Dogs: Legion should be more than flavor text - It's getting better, and it can keep getting better. 

Ajit Pai is stepping down from the FCC - Bye bye, ya evil motherfucker.

Media

A red image, like a BREAKING NEWS alert that reads: BREAKING You can train yourself to ignore this shit. Don't let them invade your space. It's cheap psychological colour trickery.
A Public Service Announcement

Chill out with Ghostfields

Cait O'Riordan surprises Irish author Donal Ryan and the result is glorious. She's a Man You Don't Meet Everyday

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This article was updated on December 1, 2020

Daniel Messer

Dan is a systems librarian, technologist, podcaster, blogger, historian, coder, digital creative, author, and cyberpunk. He's the creator and host of Cyberpunk Librarian, a podcast exploring public libraries and open source. He's written five or six books, depending on how you want to count them. And he's typically working on some kinda musical project involving ambient and space genres.

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