China bans US tech; meme thievery; high tech jobs consolidated in 5 metro areas; Yahoo bungles shutdown; password managers; SleepWatch; video editing lessons; Preacher; Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley finale; Ghostbusters are back; Wonder Woman 1984; Outland; the Expanse books; dentists on hoverboards; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Peloton Woman needed a drink after her viral ad. She got one in new spot for Ryan Reynolds’s gin.

Away CEO is stepping down in light of reports of toxic culture

Anti-Vaxxers Are Asking People To Stop Calling Them Anti-Vaxxers Because It’s “Highly Offensive”

IN THE NEWS

China bans all government departments from using US-made technology

Meme Thievery Goes Corporate

90 percent of growth in high-tech jobs happened in just 5 metro areas

“Let Us Get Our Stuff and Leave”

APPS & DOODADS

NordVPN launches NordPass as password protection market heats up

SleepWatch

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X with Doctor Ali Abdaal

MEDIA CANDY

Silicon Valley’s Series Finale Shows Just How Much Its Perspective on Technology Has Changed

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer: Who Ya Gonna Reboot?

Jason Reitman’s New Ghostbusters Sequel Does Not Make Leslie Jones Feel Good

Wonder Woman 1984 – Official Trailer

AT THE LIBRARY

Outland by: Dennis E. Taylor. Narrated by: Ray Porter

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Wayfarers, Book 1 by Becky Chambers

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1) by James S.A. Corey

Bonus: Kevin Smith Explains The Expanse

MORON OF THE WEEK

An Alaska Dentist Is Being Prosecuted for Riding a Hoverboard During a Tooth Extraction

FEEDBACK LOOP

Elon Musk wins defamation case over ‘pedo guy’ tweet about caver

Unicorn, e-scooter startup from co-creator of Tile, shuts down with no money for refunds

Why Are E-Bikes Legal For Amazon, But Not Immigrant Delivery Cyclists?

20 VPS providers to shut down on Monday, giving customers two days to save their data

Open Space 52: Dustin Gibson from Oceanside Photo and Telescope

BMW finally makes Apple CarPlay free

Mandalorian bitterly regretting feeding baby Yoda after midnight

Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, and the death of the good internet era

Gifts for Mom – Mama Shark Needs a Drink – Funny Mom Birthday Gifts – Christmas Gifts for Mom – Mom Gifts from Daughter, Son – Mommy Shark, New Mom, Pregnant Mom, Wife Gifts – Coolife Wine Tumbler Mug

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

René Auberjonois, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Boston Legal’ Actor, Dies at 79

Caroll Spinney, Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Has Died. Here Are Some of His Best Performances.