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January 24, 2022

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  • You can't get there from here. (Hacker news)

    Try to log in to Gmail from a device or browser they don't recognise, and it will tell you to try again from one that they do. Got a security code? Tough shit, you're not getting in.

    Now, if you have a device they recognise, the way it works isn't bad at all - it will pop up an alert on the other device and say "is that you?" and you just press the button and you're in.

    If you don't, though, you're kind of screwed.

    In the comments, people complaining about Apple, Facebook, and Amazon pulling the same crap.

  • Medium was a promising, um, medium. Then it turned to shit. (etcetera)

    I mean legitimately worse than Twitter, which is a pretty impressive achievement. Not because of the content, but because of the platform.

  • What are NFTs, how do they work, and why do they suck? (Absolucy)
    The ultimate goal of NFTs is kind of awful when you look at it - people want to reintroduce scarcity to the internet, a landscape where scarcity doesn't really exist.
    Yes. Well, mostly yes. NFTs have valid purposes, but for those purposes there is no artificial scarcity.

  • Businesses are banking on cryptocurrency. But there are two big challenges ahead. (ZDNet)

    1. Cryptocurrencies suck.
    2. Governments suck.

    Though #2 is hardly a new discovery.

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