article roundup: 20210502

Party in a Shared Google Doc. What if no one comes? | by Marie Foulston | OneZero

How Yahoo Became an Internet Villain – The Atlantic
Filed under: internet-history

Max Barry | Who Deserves Better Healthcare
Filed under: satire, medicine

Daniel Kaminsky, Internet Security Savior, Dies at 42 – The New York Times

Dr. Fill, an A.I., won the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Here’s how.
RT @ollie: the long, puzzling journey of dr. fill:
Filed under: future-history, crossword

Feds Arrest an Alleged $336M Bitcoin-Laundering Kingpin | WIRED

The case shows yet another example of how Bitcoin, once widely believed to be a powerful tool for making anonymous, untraceable transactions, has turned out to be in many cases the very opposite. The blockchain’s ledger of all Bitcoin transactions since the cryptocurrency’s creation has often instead served as a means for law enforcement to trace even years-old transactions.
Filed under: bitcoin, law

The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Jailbreak Artist | GQ

The descriptor employed by the ministry of justice in its subsequent audit is sidération, an archaic word that refers to the state of being “planet-struck.”
Filed under: crime, france

Crypto miners are killing free CI
Filed under: programming, ci

Who won the Amstel Gold Race? Human error in photo-finishes – Tom Lynch
Filed under: best-of, games

(t,i,x,y,z) => “creative code golfing”
Filed under: cool, programming, javascript

This Artist Faked Being a Billionaire to Photograph New York City’s Best Views | Architectural Digest
Filed under: architecture

Watch this 1-minute time-lapse of a 4-year performing arts center construction project | Boing Boing
Filed under: cool

A Grudge Match in Japan: One Corner, Two 7-Elevens – The New York Times

milad eshtiyaghi envisions a glass-bottomed house suspended over a cliff
Filed under: architecture

A Wildlife Photographer Critiqued Our ‘New Pokémon Snap’ Photos | WIRED
Filed under: best-of, video-games, funny, pokemon