Reading Log - December 16, 2022 (#10)

There's no escaping the Twitter drama this week after Elon's petty hypocrisy. But outside that, we look at the celebrating the 75th birthday of the transistor, a big advancement in fusion energy, as well as a big announcement from Apple.

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป Software Development & Design

What's new in Visual Studio productivity (Dante Gagne)

Prevent http requests to external services in unit tests (Gรฉrald Barrรฉ)

๐Ÿ–ฅ Technology & the Internet

TSA Quietly Deploying Facial Recognition Scanners At Major US Airports (Tim Cushing)

75 years ago, the transistor ignited the fire of modern innovation (David Brancaccio & Alex Schroeder)

Yes, Elon Musk Is Fucking Up Twitter; But No, The Government Has No Business Getting Involved (Mike Masnick)

Twitter's Big Ad Plan: Violate FTC Consent Decree, California Privacy Law & EU Privacy Laws To Force Users To Hand Over Info For Ad Targeting (Mike Masnick)

Elon's Promise Not To Ban Account Tracking His Jet Didn't Last Very Long At All; Also Bans Guy's Personal Account (Mike Masnick)

Big News: Apple Will Allow Outside App Stores In Response To EU Law (Mike Masnick)

Despite Warnock Win, Gigi Sohn's Path To The FCC Remains Mired In Dumb, Corrupt Bullshit (Karl Bode)

๐ŸŽฎ Gaming

Report: Microsoft Offered Sony Call Of Duty On PlayStation Plus (Luke Plunkett)

๐Ÿ“ˆ Business & Finance

How CoinDesk's FTX scoop left a hole in its corporate overlord (Elizabeth Lopatto)

How Congress' latest bid to help Americans save for retirement falls short (Meghan McCarty Carino)

GM and LG get $2.5 billion battery loan from the Department of Energy (Jonathan M. Gillian)

๐Ÿ”ฌ Science

Is This the 'Kitty Hawk Moment' for Fusion Energy? (Charles Seife)

โšพ Sports

Why Are Teams Issuing Extremely Long Contracts? (Ben Clemens)

๐ŸŽง Podcasts

The Indicator #1252: Revitalizing American innovation

How We Survive Season 2, Episode 7: Swampland for Sale

Fresh Air: Chaos reigns at Twitter as Musk manages 'by whims'

Against the Rules: Respect the Polygon

Money Talks: The changing ideology of Silicon Valley

๐ŸŽ’ Everything Else

When Things Go Wrong With Players Solving Escape Rooms (Kenneth Seward Jr.)

๐ŸŽต A Song to Leave You With

Rocky Votolato - Evergreen