Social isolation linked to inflammation; one degree of separation; statements on misinformation is not action; Amazon suspends third party sales except for medical, household; Teams goes down; Google screening service unrolls; bitcoin price drops; what will and won’t work on the internet; rich people stepping up; Picard & Westworld; Gen-X, this is your time to shine; feedback loop.

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Show Notes


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Social Isolation Is Linked to Higher Levels of Inflammation, Studies Show


Universal Music chief hospitalised after contracting coronavirus

Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation

Amazon Suspends Third-Party Sales of Anything But Medical Supplies and Household Staples

Microsoft Teams goes down — just as everyone starts working from home

Alphabet’s Verily launches coronavirus screening service in California

San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order does not apply to gig workers

The Groceries That No One Wants to Panic-Buy

Price Drop Casts Pall Over Bitcoin Miners’ Equipment Upgrades

Will the Coronavirus Break the Internet?

Internet companies won’t disconnect people for unpaid bills for 60 days, FCC says

Your Computer Can Help Stanford Researchers Fight The Coronavirus. Here’s How

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

Mark Cuban to pay hourly arena workers during NBA season suspension

China’s Richest Man Jack Ma Donates 1M Face Masks And 500K Coronavirus Test Kits To US


Bezos asks employees to give up paid sick leave

American Shoppers Queuing Around The Block For Guns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


E-scooters set to be trialled on UK roads as government consults on rules to make them legal

Lewis Black | A Very Special “The Rant Is Due” 3/14/20

Most airlines could be bankrupt by May. Governments will have to help

America Is a Sham

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Forbes: Apple Just Gave Millions Of Users A Reason To Quit Their iPhones.

Jalopnik: Tesla Announces Plans For Workers To Build Cars At Home Due To Coronavirus Concerns:

Beware of ‘Coronavirus Maps’ – It’s a malware infecting PCs to steal passwords

Chinese barbers offer ‘long-distance’ haircuts amid Covid-19 outbreak

Why It Pays to Be Grumpy and Bad-Tempered

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