Drone crazy; BanderBirdSnatchBox; Ellison’s questionable home decor; Apple in China; Facebook philanthropy; shocking, most of the internet is fake; deep dive into non-lethal force; earthquake apps; Childhood’s End; the cable guy; #Watergate & PLATO; grumpy is good for you; sometimes you get sad.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Gatwick Airport drone sightings may have been of police equipment, chief constable admits

How Much Paid Leave And Holidays Workers Get In America Compared To The Rest Of The World, Charted

Black Mirror Bandersnatch

Jordan Harbinger Show 139: Kai-Fu Lee | What Every Human Being Should Know about AI Superpowers

Geoffrey Hinton and Demis Hassabis: AGI is nowhere close to being a reality

IN THE NEWS

Tesla Adds Larry Ellison, Walgreens Executive to Board After SEC Deal

Apple is basically blaming Trump’s trade war for disappointing iPhone sales in China

How Facebook’s slumping stock price could hurt Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy plans

How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

“Everything Is Fake”: Ex-Reddit CEO Confirms Internet Traffic Metrics Are Bullshit

Mining co. says first autonomous freight train network fully operational

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Dozens of LAX passengers try to sneak guns past security. Few face serious punishment

Testing a Semi-Automatic Pepper Spray Gun

Tippmann TPX Paintball Pistol Starter Kit – Black

Salt Supply Pepper Spray + Tear Gas Rounds for The Self Defense Gun

Chekhov’s gun

The Castle Doctrine

APPS & DOODADS

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

FAA – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

B4UFLY Mobile App

3D Robotics – FAA 107 Resources

SkyGuide for iOS – $299

There Is Now an Earthquake Early Warning App for Los Angeles

BRIC-A-BRAC

Childhood’s End – The digital revolution isn’t over but has turned into something else by George Dyson

Colin O’Brady Completes Crossing of Antarctica With Final 32-Hour Push

I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.

Watergate Was the World’s First Hashtag

Is It Better To Be Grumpier Or Happier?

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Sir Billy Connolly: Battle with Parkinson’s has left me ‘near the end’