Dig if you will, this podcast; big GOG news; drone attack; science replication crisis; suing Kanye; get to know your new cash; Comcast kills the box; Alphabet rewards negative realities; Twilight Zone returns as a choose your own adventure; black holes!

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Show Notes

INTRO

What to do with the “rm -rf” hoax question

Cancer Research Is Broken

IN THE NEWS

Here Is A Chrome Extension That Turns All Text In2 Prince Text

A Man Is Suing Kanye West Because He Lied About His Album Being Exclusive To TIDAL

Don’t blame YouTube for screwing musicians, blame Metallica: Their fight with Napster set the tone for today’s crummy digital deals

Get to Know the Historical Figures on the $5, $10 and $20 Bills

Airbnb’s hipster city guides are a content-commerce play that might actually work

4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford

How Will Facebook Make Money Off Live Video? Just Look at TV.

Comcast’s bid to kill the cable box is good for consumers — and for Comcast

Magic Leap Has a Headset, but Its Technology Is Still Mysterious

VR porn to be offered as room service in Las Vegas

Ev Williams’s Medium raised $57 million in September — now it’s raised another $50 million

Inside Alphabet’s ‘Moonshot Factory,’ Killing Projects Is Celebrated

Here are some of the brutal memes Googlers created about Tony Fadell and Nest

SECURITY HAH!

Judge tosses evidence obtained by FBI malware planted on dark website

FBI Mass Child-Porn Hack Ruled Illegal on a Technicality

AT THE LIBRARY

Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley

MEDIA CANDY

‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ Footage Receives Ecstatic Response at CinemaCon

‘Twilight Zone’ To Return As Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Style Show

Dr. Drew To Leave Loveline After Three Decades On The Air

MORON OF THE WEEK

Damien Hirst’s animal carcasses may have made people sick

The Guardian Says Correcting Grammar Is Racist; Expression Of White Privilege

OOOH FANCY

NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Richard Lyons, Negativland Founder, Dead at 57