The world is running down and we’re bugging out to Canada and Estonia. Ecological collapses, depressed start ups, death by selfie, Greeks without Apple Music, Reddit burns, the Hacking Team fallout… maybe we need a guided meditation. F That.

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Show Notes


Bug-Out Scenarios

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

Twitter explodes after woman named Sarah O’Connor accidentally tweets ultimate ‘Terminator’ reference.

If Apple Music wins, what will we lose? Here’s the corporate clampdown we didn’t see coming

Facebook says it’s not building a streaming music service

John Oliver gets results! New York City to change bail requirements for low-level offenders

Did Anonymous take down the NYSE? Some very amusing tweets suggest it’s possible…

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Take The Safe Road To Austin

There’s a dark side to startups, and it haunts 30% of the world’s most brilliant people

In Russia, selfie takes you, prompts official “safety selfie” warning


Greece is losing financial access to the internet

Planet Money 637: The Last Euro In Greece

Planet Money 636: Yes Or No

How to land a plane if the pilot has a heart attack

NME goes free: The once-great music publication could lose all relevancy now

Maximum RocknRoll

As Reddit Burns, Some Hard-Earned Lessons on Building an Open Community

What the Reddit Rebellion Is Really About

Forget Bitcoin — What Is the Blockchain and Why Should You Care?

Facebook Announces Fifth Data Center, Located In Fort Worth, Texas

Open Compute Project

Facebook Has Finally Decided You Might Know Yourself Better Than It Does

Subway frontman Jared Fogle’s house raided in child porn investigation

Airbus’ all-electric E-Fan aircraft crosses the English Channel


The U.N.’s New Digital Privacy Investigator Should Have Been Estonian

The hack that took down a global spyware vendor

The FBI Spent $775K on Hacking Team’s Spy Tools Since 2011

Hacking Team Couldn’t Hack Your iPhone

Leaked Flash zero-day likely to be exploited by attackers

Flash malware that gives you a free security update

Butterfly: Profiting from high-level corporate attacks

Lizard Squad hacker convicted on 50,000 hacking charges

OpenSSL says patch for high severity bug to come soon


Ion Tape2PC USB Cassette Deck


The Long Utopia: A Long Earth Novel by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Ernest Cline’s Armada is everything wrong with gaming culture wrapped up in one soon-to-be–best-selling novel.

Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact by Steven Kotler

The Rise of Superman: Decoding The Science Of Ultimate Human Performance


Microsoft Releases “Tossup” to Help Friends Meet Up Because No Apps Do That

Who Deleted Me

Logitech Is Changing Its Name to “Logi” Because Tech Means Nothing

ScreenFlow 5



This rapper recorded an entire album in secret from an Apple Store display computer

‘The X-Files’ Revival: Fox Releases First Footage of Mulder and Scully

Christopher Miller And Phil Lord To Helm Han Solo Anthology Film

Comic Con: Wesley Snipes On ‘Blade’ Marvel Talks, ‘The Player’ & Spike Lee


Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project


F*ck That: A Guided Meditation

10 Words We Invented That Should Be in the Dictionary

Change the name of Cracker Barrel to Caucasian Barrel


Telemundo Broadcaster Yells ‘Goal!’ for 38 Seconds After Carli Lloyd’s Hat Trick

dineL.A.’s Restaurant Week

The Morning Dump with Jordan Cooper