Things I read while I drank coffee this morning (4.25)

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Phones and Bolas edition.

Ape using a smartphone from r/Damnthatsinteresting

The Actor Who Plays Game of Thrones’ Hot Pie Has a Real Bakery and Sells Direwolf Bread

There’s heartening news for our location privacy out of Massachusetts this week. The Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court, ruled that police access to real-time cell phone location data—whether it comes from a phone company or from technology like a cell site simulator—intrudes on a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy. Absent exigent circumstances, the court held, the police must get a warrant.

I hope this holds. It should.

Massachusetts Court Blocks Warrantless Access to Real-Time Cell Phone Location Data

Interesting trailer for the new Magic The Gathering expansion. I think the interesting this to me is that Wizards of the Coast now has 2 product lines that are entirely in sync with each other (3 if you count books, etc.). You have physical cards for playing, which based on my last few visits to my local comic store are still widely used, and the new Magic Arena video game. I played some of the betas for the MTG: Arena game and I am VERY impressed with the ability for the company to take a slow approach and make sure the gameplay is right. I think that is one of the problems they had with the old Magic The Gathering Online. They didn’t set themselves up well for card abilities that they had not dreamed of yet in future expansions and sets. It is a pretty fun game and great for casual play, especially if you don’t want to put any money into the game. I highly recommend it.