Qatar World Cup, quettabytes, and more: THE WEEKLY RECAP (2022#47)

Packed week: recorded an episode for the podcast (Alien rules!), and managed to play a little bit of Pokémon (shame on you, GameFreak). Also had a bit of time to read a few interesting stories. Let’s start:


Qatar: the World Cup

Amazing documentary on the procedure that lead to the FIFA World Cub being hosted by Qatar. Lots of shame on many people: the list is so long that I cannot paste it here or the post would never end. With versions both in English and Spanish!

QATAR: THE WORLD (CUP) AT THEIR FEET | ALL THE FIFA’S MEN, on Youtube
QATAR: THE WORLD (CUP) AT THEIR FEET | THE LOST LIVES, on Youtube
QATAR: THE WORLD (CUP) AT THEIR FEET | INFANTINO’S «NEW» FIFA, on Youtube
QATAR: EL MUNDIAL A SUS PIES | TODOS LOS HOMBRES DE FIFA, on Youtube
QATAR: EL MUNDIAL A SUS PIES | LAS VIDAS PERDIDAS, on Youtube
QATAR: EL MUNDIAL A SUS PIES | LA «NUEVA» FIFA DE INFANTINO, on Youtube

The shitshow must go on

From being worried about bots going rampant on the platform to giving back their accounts to the most toxic people in the internet. Long gone are the days of «a moderation council» to take these kind of decisions.

Elon Musk just decided to bring the worst people on the internet back to Twitter, on The Verge

That’s privacy, once more

Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for, in plain language, and repeatedly.

The Privacy Test – Steve Jobs, 2010
Apple’s Device Analytics Can Identify iCloud Users, on Michael Tsai Blog

Yotta yotta yotta

We have new names for the very big (and very small) numbers that are gonna become common in the following years. The volume of information being transmitted/generated nowadays is so big that in the near future we will start hearing the prefixes ronna (1027), and quetta (1030). On the small side of things, we have ronto (10−27) and quecto (10−30).

How many yottabytes in a quettabyte? Extreme numbers get new names, on Nature

A new record

10 million copies in less than a week, and 10 million bugs on a 60€ video game coming from the biggest IP in the world. Nintendo did it again.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the fastest-selling games in Nintendo history, on GamesIndustry.biz
Pokémon Violet and Scarlet are the vast open worlds the series has been building to, on The Verge
Everyone’s Still Playing Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Even Though It’s Glitchy As Hell, on Kotaku

And that’s it for the week. Stay safe!
Now playing: Pokemon Violet
Now listening: Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Shape I’m Takin’
Featured image: Pokemon Violet and its polished finish

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