STH - A thorough analysis of how the Bloomberg story about hacked motherboards is technically implausible if not impossible. It appears that in some cases the story conflates previously known hardware vulnerabilities like Spectre/Meltdown and exploiting BMC with a custom chip for spying, and in others, they are explicitly playing into fears . . .
Nuerologica - It's little more than the return of patent medicine, complete with unaccountable ingredients listing, and worst than that it can kill. This poor guy survived the massive overdosing on Green Tea, but his health isn't likely to be the same. Regulations might not always protect you, but the supplement industry repeatedly . . .
NYT - While the process that allows Apple to take a slower and more thoughtful approach to aggregation matches their ethos, it probably isn't the panacea the media industry needs for its problems. As TFA says, their model isn't making a lot of money for the linked stories. It's also likely that aggregation costs more than the 30% . . .
The Quietus - The idea of using a novel's place in the cannon to properly review is certainly a grandiose thing to do for a new release. On the other hand, when people write about 9-11, things are going to get heavy. I have two complaints about the review. One, this list is missing Jonathan Safran Foer's excellent Extremely Loud And . . .