Our 2 year anniversary talking elitist buses in SF, legal tender, the Mars One scam, working Tinder, Twitter TV, Meerkat’s mistakes, Facebook suicide, Greedo fish, Rollin’ Coal, Sexy Time Steaks, Jason sans pants & no one caring about privacy. Again.
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Total Solar Eclipse of 2015 Occurs This Week: How to See It
Solar eclipse: amazing picture from International Space Station was photoshopped
Sending Terry Pratchett home with HTTP headers
GigaOm Was Universally Respected. Too Bad Respect Doesn’t Pay the Bills.
A $6 commute with Wi-Fi, USB ports, and coconut water
San Francisco Catholic church installs watering system to drench homeless people as they sleep
How This Family Made More Than $1 Million From YouTube Videos of Their Kids Playing With Toys
Texas man arrested for paying tax in $1 bills
“My kids were embarrassed that their dad worked at Target”: My American economy nightmare
IN THE NEWS
Amazon Wins Approval to Test Delivery Drones Outdoors
Paris police raid Uber offices as French drivers face fines
‘Mars One’ finalist breaks silence, claims organization is a total scam
Mars One Finalist Explains Exactly How It‘s Ripping Off Supporters
Google’s CFO Quits in the Most Poetic Way Possible
Tinder Users at SXSW Are Falling for This Woman, but She’s Not What She Appears
Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand
Twitter experiments with ‘TV Timelines’
Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages
Welcome to the clickhole abyss: Why Facebook won’t let you leave
Man Fakes Suicide to See How Facebook Suicide Preventing Tool Works, Gets Detained
Dolla Dolla Bill, Y’All
Don’t Limit #Emailgate to Emails
Japanese Scientists Just Beamed Energy Through the Air
A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source
See the resemblance? Catfish named for ‘Star Wars’ character
NASA: California Has One Year of Water Left
Target poised to settle breach for $10 million
Creating Better User Experiences on Google Play
HTTPS-crippling FREAK exploit affects thousands of Android and iOS apps
Online privacy nihilism runs rampant in US, survey says
A New, Simple Way to Log In
Make Hackers’ Jobs Harder
Pwnd. How a Google hacker would hack you… In her own words.
After Petraeus Plea Deal, Lawyer Demands Release Of Stephen Kim
The Orwellian Re-Branding Of “Mass Surveillance” As Merely “Bulk Collection”
‘Eavesdropping’ new Barbie has parents group worried
Hertz puts cameras in some of its rental cars, but it never meant to be creepy
The Real Scandal Behind Hillary Clinton’s Email
AT THE LIBRARY
Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door by Brian Krebs
Sexy Time Steak with Tim Ferriss
The 4-Hour Chef
Departure by A.G. Riddle
Which Bad Novel Is Perfect for You?
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Meerkat – Tweet Live Video
What Will Meerkat Do Without Twitter?
Let the Meerkat backlash begin
How Meerkat is Going to Change the 2016 Election for Every Campaign, Reporter and Voter
Pumped BMX 2
Robot Maker Says He’s Designed A Pocket Robot That Could Replace Your Smartphone
Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment sees revenue dive 9% and profits fall by half in 2014
Depeche Mode – 101
Should You Cut the Cord?
Bruce Sterling SXSW Closing Talk 2015
MORON OF THE WEEK
“Rollin’ Coal” Is Pollution Porn For Dudes With Pickup Trucks
Hattip to @GrimHarrison on this one.
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
The Jacket Maker
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
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