Power washers & smart hotels; orbital junk; Zuck says screw you, Canada; Amazon’s small supplier purge; ba-Zynga; Google’s shadow work force; robocall bill; Deadwood; GOT BTS; Rim of the World; The Church on the Cure; History of Horror; Cory Doctorow; Ark Encounter rain damage; self-entitled Cha Cha Matcha; functionally extinct; feedback loop.

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Show Notes


Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX 2800 MAX PSI 1.30 GPM High Performance Brushless Induction Pressure Washer

All The Ways Google Tracks You—And How To Stop It

Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets


Elon Musk’s Starlink ‘Train’ Looks Amazing, But Astronomers Have Serious Concerns

Iron Sky

Facebook says Zuckerberg and Sandberg will defy Canadian subpoena, risking contempt vote

Amazon Is Poised to Unleash a Long-Feared Purge of Small Suppliers

Zynga sells its SF headquarters for $600 million

Google’s Shadow Work Force: Temps Who Outnumber Full-Time Employees

US Senate passes anti-robocalling bill


Ian McShane Says Good-bye to Deadwood

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Rim of the World

Fleabag Season 2

Good Omens – May 31

‘A lovely, idiosyncratic rush of melodic misery’: Steve Kilbey on The Cure

Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut

The Distributed Podcast


Radacalized by Cory Doctorow

George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons


Ark Encounter Sues Insurers for Not Covering $1,000,000 Worth of… Rain Damage

Abbot Kinney Business Paints over Public Utility Box, News Racks

Research Suggests That Koalas Are Now ‘Functionally Extinct’ In The Wild


Electro-Voice RE27N/D Dynamic Cardioid Multipurpose Microphone

Electro Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone

PreSonus Studio 192 26×32 USB 3.0 Audio Interface and Studio Command Center


Audio Hijack Pro

Sound Studio 4

iZotope RX 7 Advanced

Apple Logic Pro X





Laptop infected with world’s most dangerous malware sells for £1m

The Silent Killer Sticker

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt admits he uses an iPhone

Maker of US border’s license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

Rammstein – Deutschland (Official Video)

New San Francisco Real Estate Listing

For Fans of HBO’s Silicon Valley

This Jump bike is placed on the westbound SR520 bridge.


I miss blind, dumb enthusiasm for new tech by Martin Bryant

Does It Have Legs?

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens