Reading Log - December 9, 2022 (#9)

Ignoring more Twitter drama this week to look at the FTC filing a lawsuit to stop Microsoft and more.


Marketplace: FTC sues to block Microsoft-Activision Blizzard $69 billion merger

After having just read Chokepoint Capitalism, it’s good to see the FTC step up and sue to stop this. Microsoft is currently saying and doing “the right things”, but who knows how long that will last if the purchase goes through and they corner more of the market.

Link Blast

👨🏼‍💻 Software Development & Design

C# 11 Strings in the Raw (Shawn Wildermuth)

The Word “Value” in CSS (Jim Nielsen)

Get your developer news (Mads Kristensen)

CSS Variables for React Devs *(Josh Comeau)

🖥 Technology & the Internet

Windows 11 is finally getting a built-in screen recording tool (Tom Warren)

Apple adds end-to-end encryption to iCloud device backups and more (Samuel Axon)

Hello! You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About Twitter And Hunter Biden's Laptop (Mike Masnick)

🎮 Gaming

Microsoft promises Call of Duty for Nintendo consoles in surprise 10-year deal (Kyle Orland)

🔬 Science

Fifty years later, remastered images reveal Apollo 17 in stunning clarity (Eric Berger)

Report: Greener fuels are best path to cutting carbon out of air travel (Samantha Fields)

🎧 Podcasts

Planet Money #1595: My Favorite Tax Loophole

Cyber: Taking Elon Musk Seriously

Cyber: Railroad Strikes and Killer Robots

🎒 Everything Else

Mike Flanagan is creating a TV series for The Dark Tower (Jess Weatherbed)

🎵 A Song to Leave You With

Frank Turner - Perfect Score