#6 - YouTube Spam, Spying, Satoshi Nakamoto, energy crisis, and more!

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#6 - YouTube Spam, Spying, Satoshi Nakamoto, energy crisis, and more!
By Simply Explained • Issue #6 • View online
Hi there!
Another month has passed, so it’s time for another Simply Explained newsletter. This might be the longest one yet, filled with cool things I found on the internet.
Before you dive in, I want to tell you why I write this newsletter. I’m a curious person, and I’m interested in a lot of areas. My life’s slogan is “while alive, keep learning.”
Through this newsletter, I want to share my excitement and curiosity with you. I hope I can “infect” you (poor choice of words right now?) with the same passion for science, technology, and anything else that’s even remotely interesting.
I hope you’ll enjoy this newsletter, and if you did, feel free to share it with friends and family. You can also reply to this email if you have feedback or suggestions.
Enjoy the week, keep it safe, and stay curious,
Xavier

👨‍🏫 Simply Explained
I Built a Spam Filter for YouTube (with TensorFlow & Python)
I Built a Spam Filter for YouTube (with TensorFlow & Python)
My YouTube channel has been attracting a lot of spammers. They try to trick people into investing money with them or claim to recover lost Bitcoin wallet keys.
I’ve been marking these as spam, but YouTube’s spam filter doesn’t seem to update itself. So time to take matters into my own hands and build a spam filter myself (with TensorFlow and the YouTube Data API).
I also wrote a detailed blog post about it and published the source code to GitHub so everyone can roll their own spam filter!
Building a killer NAS with an old Rackable Server
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🤓 Cool Stuff I Found on the Internet
Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations
The Day the Dinosaurs Died – Minute by Minute
Lego Microscope
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⚡️ Energy
The price of batteries has declined by 97% in the last three decades
The humble water heater could be the savior of our energy infrastructure woes
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🦠 SARS-CoV-2
I’m still very fascinated by the pandemic and everything around it. I still have many questions. How did the coronavirus come to be? How do the vaccines work? What practical measures can we take? etc.
I realize that not everyone shares this curiosity, so feel free to skip this section if you’re tired of all the corona-related news.
The Covid Lab Leak Theory: Why a Natural Origin Story Is More Likely
Deleted coronavirus genome sequences trigger scientific intrigue
Wow, you’ve made it all the way to the end. Thank you so much!
Have any feedback about this newsletter? Let me know by replying to this email.
Have a good week!
Xavier
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