I'll circle back to a couple of these later today. But at the moment, I've got the following queued up for my lunch hour:
- The Washington Post charitably describes yesterday's press conference in France as "a glimpse into Trump's unorthodox mind." As in, he lied through the whole thing.
- MSNBC says the G7 as a whole (which ended in the aforementioned presser) shows that other world leaders have learned to manipulate the president pretty well.
- Brazil, meanwhile has become the latest country to discover that authoritarian leaders don't know what they're doing and cover it up with bluster and blame-shifting. Oh, and corruption.
- And when those authoritarian leaders (and wannabes) tank the economy, millennials will, once again, get the worst of it. (Though we Xers aren't exactly raking it in either.)
- Via Schneier, Lawfare raises the alarm about the dangers of fake scientific research.
- Adam Gopnik asks, are spies worth it?
- Meanwhile, Riz Virk argues that we need to figure out if we're in a simulation.
- Finally, Microsoft's Raymond Chen takes us back to the days when software used to cost manufacturers a dollar a byte. (That's around when TV producers paid about $1 per foot, or 2/3 of as second, for film.)
That's enough of a queue for now.