The Internet’s taken a scatological turn this week; bad news from the WEF; Tidal’s billing problem; Verizon kills Net Neutrality; blinding us with science; quantified break-ups; coffeeshop cube-farms; your stupid password; building a better pyramid.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Watching Drones Fly Through This Glowing Neon Course Is Better Than Drugs

Ready Player One Movie Casting

Three Myths About the Digital Economy

Overall Best Countries Ranking

IN THE NEWS

Robots, automation, and AI will replace 5 million human jobs by 2020

Amazon exec explains how Prime Air delivery drones will work

Exclusive: Amazon Reveals Details About Its Crazy Drone Delivery Program

WhatsApp is dropping the $1 annual fee

Google Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Search Bar on iPhone

Tidal charged ex-subscribers and re-activated accounts

Verizon wants advertisers to pay for ‘free data’ websites

Finally, There Are Decent Mobile Options for International Travelers

GM quietly buys failed Uber rival Sidecar

Mcity: America’s true nexus of self-driving research

Adele breaks more records with Carpool Karaoke

Music publicist accused of sexual misconduct issues classic non-apology: “If I crossed the line of decency or respectfulness” isn’t owning up to anything

Deezer Replaces Its $330 Million IPO With a $110 Million Funding Round

Technology Didn’t Kill The Music Industry. The Fans Did.

CERN scientists ‘break the speed of light’

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet

SECURITY HAH!

BitTorrent Sync gets support for running a Windows service, SD cards on Android, and encrypted folders

The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2015: We’re All Such Idiots

Princeton researchers find security flaws in IoT devices

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Sleep Tech Will Widen the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

Getting Rich: from Zero to Hero in One Blog Post

AT THE LIBRARY

Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Mozilla co-founder’s new browser blocks ads, speeds up web

Massive Attack app uses iPhone data to give fans unique remixes

MEDIA CANDY

Doc About Adam Ant’s Struggle With Mental Illness Screens At Cinefamily

Black Mirror revived by Netflix for 12 new episodes

Pee-wee Herman madness returns in Netflix movie teaser

REDISCOVER 50 YEARS OF FILM, TELEVISION, AND MUSIC. 100 CITY TOUR BEGINS JANUARY 2016.

MORON OF THE WEEK

Etiquette: Is It OK To Bring A Gigantic Computer Setup To Starbucks?

Woman Who Spent Her Life Savings On Lottery Tickets Has Made A GoFundMe Page To Get Her Money Back

OOOH FANCY

Why pay for hotel rooms when you can sleep comfortably in your car

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

The Shit Pyramids of King Sneferu

I asked 8 researchers why the science of nutrition is so messy. Here’s what they said.

Guy’s Fitness Monitoring App Captures The Moment He Was Dumped

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

The Internet of Things in Your Butt: smart rectal thermometer

This Rectal Thermometer Is the Logical Conclusion of the Internet of Things