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Tuesday - June 8, 2021

Immune Cells Are More Paranoid Than We Thought

(theatlantic.com)
The mere sight of a sick friend can rev up a bird's immune system, almost like what you could call bystander immunity. The body's defenders are seriously amazing. Such a joy to cover this study. via

Supercut.org — Home of the Obsessive Video Montage

(supercut.org)
A Supercut of Supercuts: this pushed me to put back online, frozen in time from 2015 via

https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.561170/gov.uscourts.nysd.561170.33.2.pdf

(storage.courtlistener.com)
I'm reading Edwin Meese's amicus brief in support of the frivolous All-Star Game lawsuit. It's one of the most impressive dumps I've ever seen someone take on their own reputation. It's a pathetic reflection on the current state of the Republican party. via

Colonial Pipeline chief says an oversight let hackers into its system.

(nytimes.com)
Interesting, but not surprising, that the exploit of Colonial Pipeline began with a system that didn’t have 2FA turned on. Do you have 2FA turned on for your accounts, devices, and systems? via

Conservatives Want Common Carriage. They're Not Going to Like It.

(techdirt.com)
Common carriage is an unconstitutional solution designed to work around First Amendment jurisprudence that'll almost certainly make the internet worse, not better, for conservatives Special thank you to @mmasnick and team for my 1st piece in @techdirt ☺️ via

Bo Burnham: Inside | Netflix Official Site

(netflix.com)
Bo Burnham: Inside: finally finished this and it's very good, grappling with the pandemic, mental health, and the internet via

✨ Playdate Update — 6/8/2021

(youtube.com)
Playdate Update: full Season 1 game lineup, a delightful dock, a browser-based no-code game maker, and preorders start next month! via

Review | ‘Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart’ is the best PlayStation exclusive since ‘Bloodborne’

(washingtonpost.com)
"In a time when sneering, ironic detachment remains in fashion, Insomniac Games has created the rare modern masterpiece with no convoluted agenda, no subtext — just so many reasons to smile and laugh." "The best PlayStation exclusive since Bloodborne" via

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax

(propublica.org)
Tax stories can cause people's eyes to glaze over, which is why ProPublica's real feat isn't just getting and reporting out the data (which, wow) but explaining it in terms that everyone can understand. Just an incredible accomplishment. via

Operators of MoviePass Subscription Service Agree to Settle FTC Allegations that They Limited Usage, Failed to Secure User Data

(ftc.gov)
FTC: MoviePass invalidated the passwords of the 75k subscribers who used the service most often while falsely claiming that it had “detected suspicious activity or potential fraud” on their accounts, then made sure its pw reset process failed, too. via