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23 FEBRUARY 2022

TOP STORY

A Bunch of People Who Got Scammed by an NFT Project Took Sweet Revenge

As the old saying goes, “don’t get mad; get even.” A group of crypto enthusiasts took that approach when they were scammed by an NFT project. Instead of walking away to lick their wounds, they decided to band together and make things right.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEVirgin Galactic Lost an Absolutely Staggering Amount of Money Last Year

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TWOPhysics Professor Regularly Flings Himself From Airplanes in Batman-Like Glider

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THREEFormer Astronaut Suggests Specific Planet for James Webb to Search for Life

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OF INTEREST

Neural Networks Generate Demonic Simpsons Characters Straight From Hell

Some mad scientists have been training neural networks with imagery from “The Simpsons” — and the results are, in a word, demonic. Posted on the delightful MediaSynthesis subreddit by a user whose account is full of trippy art generated by AI, this most recent monstrosity represents the latest in a long line of multimedia artists who use machine learning to pay homage specifically to “The Simpsons.”

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ No ad agency would have done this ad. 

— Coinbase CEO Bryan Armstrong, on his company’s Super Bowl ad (which, as it turns out, was pitched to Coinbase by an ad agency).

FROM THE DEPT. OF STUFF TO SPEND MONEY ON

The Ember Cube Could Save Millions of Lives — Also, Your Groceries.

Look into this cube. You have seen many cubes like it, but this is not those cubes. It’s a cube that keeps things cold. Sounds like a cooler, nothing new, right? Except: Not. Because a cooler? A cooler can’t change the world. And this thing just might.

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