Dark mode Mojave; ChairGate2018; IoT California Bill; microtasking & gig economy problems; SiriusXM & Pandora; Instagram’s not CEO leaving; NYT sues FCC; our Mosquito overlords; Tenacious D; Picard; Dan Rather; Dark Matter leaves us hanging; don’t steal GPS devices; sexy Handmaids.

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Show Notes


Amazon’s blockbuster Alexa event made zero mention of privacy concerns — and that may say more about us than about them

How beneficial is ECG in the new Apple Watch? We asked an expert

Facebook: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Vox Media Podcast Network’s Fall 2018 Slate

Serial, Still a Juggernaut


3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson is in the US and out on bond after sexual assault charges

A New California Bill Would Require Better Passwords for Internet of Things Devices

Low pay, poor prospects, and psychological toll: The perils of microtask work

Uber drivers and other gig economy workers are earning half what they did five years ago

SiriusXM to pay $3.5 billion for Pandora

How SiriusXM’s Purchase of Pandora Could Change the Balance of Power in the Music Industry

Why Instagram’s founders are resigning: independence from Facebook weakened

When Facebook goes down, people go read the news

One small change to New York’s intersections is saving pedestrians’ lives

For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal

Here’s the Plan to End Malaria With Crispr-Edited Mosquitoes


Patrick Stewart shares first photo from new Star Trek Picard show

Tenacious D announce sequel to The Pick of Destiny

Sleeping Dragon – Calming Tones Sound Generator

Dead Can Dance Share New Song “The Mountain”: Listen

Blinking Red – The Dan Rather Podcast

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Addendum – EP5 Nightmares of Indianapolis

Sam Harris Podcast – #138 – THE EDGE OF HUMANITY – A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

Dark Matter

Parts Unknown


The First Purge

PJ Harvey Will Score Ivo Van Hove’s Stage Adaptation of All About Eve


Yandy’s Sexy Handmaid Costume Is the Perfectly Logical Merger of Halloween Sexification and Consumer Feminism

Linus Torvalds apologizes for years of being a jerk, takes time off to learn empathy

Thieves caught hours after stealing GPS tracking devices from tech company


Here is the link for more info, and I am happy to talk about anything if needed.

Instagram’s Vishal Shah explains how shopping tags make money

Former Facebook employee Selena Scola seeks a class action suit

Facebook Content Moderator Says Job Gave Her PTSD, Sues Company

How the three seashells work, reddit edition.

Braking bad: Mitsubishi recalls 68k SUVs over buggy software

All the things that still baffle self-driving cars, starting with seagulls

Emergency Rooms Say People Are Getting Really Hurt on Electric Scooters

Lime Scooters Has Its Second Fatality in a Month

This Ring Lets You Feel Your Partner’s Heartbeat Anywhere In The World, In Real Time

Cracking Dropbike: Data Breach and Free Bike Rides

Peepeth – Social networking on the blockchain


Paul Simon Closes Out Farewell Tour With Euphoric Hometown Show