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Show Notes


iTunes headache is a reminder purchases might not travel with you


Tesla Is Facing U.S. Criminal Probe Over Elon Musk Statements


Facebook Plans to Use A.I. to Start Fact-Checking Photos and Videos

Facebook’s Crackdown on Misinformation Might Actually Be Working

Twitter Is Giving Its Most Rabid Users What They Want: A Reverse-Chronological Timeline

Apple’s iOS 12 is out today

Amazon’s new small-business product ‘feels like a trap,’ says Shopify’s CEO

How Expensive Is Your Drunk Shopping Habit?

Music Modernization Act Passes in Senate With Unanimous Support


The Emmys Were an Island of Boredom in a Sea of Chaos

Watch the Trailer For Yet Another Coen Brothers Western, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Savage rhetoric mars the promise of the America I chose to move to

Nine Inch Nails Play Entire “Broken” EP—”Happiness In Slavery” Performed Live for the First Time in 23 Years

Gothic Rock Super Group Beauty in Chaos Premiere Their Video for “Storm” featuring Ashton Nyte

Better Call Saul

Empire Season 4

Iron Fist Season 2

Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology

Every Keanu Reeves Whoa In Chronological Order (1986 – 2016)

Every Matthew McConaughey “Alright” In Chronological Order (1993 – 2017)

MXV’s The Punk Vault


Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, Kevin Maney

The X-Files: Cold Cases


Massachusetts Police Tweeted a Screenshot—and Accidentally Revealed They’re Watching Left-Wing Activist Groups



Cockford Ollie Photogrammetry

The best UK roads for driverless lorries identified

Blackvue Dash-Cams Broadcasting Live Video and GPS of Your Car PUBLICLY by DEFAULT!

Blackvue Registration process

Xage – Cybersecurity on the Blockchain

This Startup Is Using Blockchain Tech To Rethink Cyber Security In The Bitcoin Era

Major Japanese ramen chain’s logo confuses Honda cars’ AI

This is what may happen at your local 7-Eleven: stolen cash registers, $180, and some shooting.

This robotic bartender is coming soon to an airport near you.

Amazon is up to some shady stuff to polish their PR

Scooters in the River PDX

Peter and the Math of Death

1. If everyone stopped having kids for 10 years, how many people would there be in 10 years? (Because the question is kind of vague, let me assume the following)

a. Everyone currently pregnant would still give birth but procreation would cease entirely
b. The statistical rate of successful births and deaths by natural causes would stay the same (ignoring the Donald Element…)

So taking the current world population of 7,649,888,013 With a global rate of 360,000 births per day meaning that for the next 9 months this number would stay constant until dropping to 0 on June 1st, 2019, and 151,6000 deaths per day, we can crunch the numbers on this one…

There are 260 days between today and June 1st, 9 months from now and when the last currently pregnant woman would give birth. So at 360k/day births, that would mean 93.6M babies would be born and at 151k/day deaths, 39.26M people would croak.

The population that day, when the last baby is born, would be 7,704,228,013 people. Then from June 1st 2019 to September 14th 2028, there are 3,393 days in total. Now we just need to use the death rate of 151k/day, which equates to 512,343,000 buckets kicked in the following 9 years 3 months.

Thus putting our population on September 14th, 2028 at…. 7,191,885,013 people alive world wide! I personally loved the movie Children of Men, and if you haven’t seen it I would definitely recommend checking it out. In the spirit of that, well, rather dower film. If the death rate kept steady at 151k people daily, then it would take 47628 days (and change) for everyone to die if we stopped procreating. Thats roughly 130 and a half years from now. Meaning that on February 7th, 2149 at around [9:00] AM the last human alive would be dead.

Heres my work if you want to double check my math:


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