Thursday, January 06, 2022

When Three Shots Are Not Enough NYT -Fintech Is a Scam

 When Three Shots Are Not Enough NYT

Explainer. Long Covid: why do some people have symptoms months after infection? FT

NY COVID Hospitalizations Top 2021 Surge Levels; Omicron Quintuples Risk of Breakthrough Cases NBC

Fintech Is a Scam — A Listicle in Eight Parts Cory Doctorow, Marker. With a shout-out to NC. 

CIA Experimented on Hundreds of Orphans, Torturing Them to Reveal Psychopathic Traits—Report Free Thought Project 

Unlocking the secrets of the world’s oldest computer

BBCA hundred and twenty years ago, divers discovered a shipwreck off the island of Antikythera in Greece. What they found changed our understanding of human history. The mysterious Antikythera Mechanism has captured the imagination of archaeologists, mathematicians, and scientists ever since. Now, using the latest 3D x-ray and modelling technology, experts are unravelling the secrets of what this machine may have been capable of…

The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek astronomical calculator, has challenged researchers since its discovery in 1901. Now split into 82 fragments, only a third of the original survives, including 30 corroded bronze gearwheels. Microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (X-ray CT) in 2005 decoded the structure of the rear of the machine but the front remained largely unresolved. X-ray CT also revealed inscriptions describing the motions of the Sun, Moon and all five planets known in antiquity and how they were displayed at the front as an ancient Greek Cosmos. Inscriptions specifying complex planetary periods forced new thinking on the mechanization of this Cosmos, but no previous reconstruction has come close to matching the data. Our discoveries lead to a new model, satisfying and explaining the evidence. Solving this complex 3D puzzle reveals a creation of genius—combining cycles from Babylonian astronomy, mathematics from Plato’s Academy and ancient Greek astronomical theories…”

Whistleblower warns baffling illness affects growing number of young adults in Canadian provinceGuardian. Guardian driving local coverage (which mentions past coverage by MacLeans, the Globe and Mail, and The Walrus).

The Roots of Inequality: An Exchange New York Review of Books


Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need


The Transformation of One of New York City’s Most Famous Squats Sapiens. 


Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolenGuardian (dk). dk comments: “Too much personal/class framing and schmaltz, but some useful info and observations on multi-tasking and info overload.” The Graceland story is pretty amazing.

How a Decade-Old Game Helped Me Cope with Seasonal Depression Wired. Better than carbs!

 Pet Scams continue to increase over holidays
BBB Studies. Here are links to the study topics of my studies: puppy fraudromance fraudBEC fraudsweepstakes/lottery fraud,  tech support fraudromance fraud money mulescrooked moversgovernment impostersonline vehicle sale scamsrental fraudgift cards,  job scams, and online shopping fraud
Virus Scams

Fraud News Around the world


  Virus Benefit Theft

Social media

Business Email compromise fraud 


Data Breaches 
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency

Jamaica and Lottery Fraud

Romance Fraud and Sextortion