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The man behind the Love Bug.

A Wired journalist tracks down the author of the infamous Love Bug trojan that brought down millions of computers 20 years ago and made the news worldwide.

Linked on the 1st of October, 2020 Details

That phone on the table is reducing your brain's capacity.

Interesting study showing that the simple presence within eyesight of your phone reduces your brain's available cognitive capacity.

Linked on the 30th of September, 2020 Details

Israel’s Netanyahu brings his dirty laundry to Washington. Literally.

Not the Onion:

Israeli officials denied that Netanyahu overuses his American hosts’ laundry services, calling the allegations “absurd,” but they acknowledged that he has been the target of laundry-related accusations in the past.
Linked on the 26th of September, 2020 Details

Spotify's search-optimised spammers.

This article explains the glut of generic mood-based music that infects every corner of Spotify.

Linked on the 24th of September, 2020 Details

Kathleen Ryan’s decomposing fruit.

Artist Kathleen Ryan creates decomposing fruit sculptures from precious gems. I love the absurdity of it.

Linked on the 21st of September, 2020 Details

Boredom is good.

In this era of reaching for your phone whenever your mind is left to wander, being inured to boredom is practically a superpower.

A study found that, when confronted with boredom in an experimental setting, many people chose to give themselves unpleasant electric shocks simply to distract from their own thoughts, or lack thereof.

I endorse the idea of diving headfirst into boredom, it's quite liberating.

Linked on the 20th of September, 2020 Details