Declaring email bankruptcy & we attempt to get to feedback zero; Gates calls Microsoft’s TikTok deal a poisoned chalice; looking back at Deep Space Nine; Lower Decks; Umbrella Academy 2; socially distanced concerts don’t work; Daniel Ek hates music; Derek Sivers; no shoes, no pants, no education; Mandy Patinkin deleting emails; wireless power in New Zealand; ditching charging pads; tons & tons of feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Bill Gates calls Microsoft’s TikTok deal a poisoned chalice

GOOGLE PLUS PROFILE LITIGATION

IN THE NEWS

The First U.S. Contact-Tracing App to Use the Apple-Google System Is Finally Here

MEDIA CANDY

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Organisers of socially distanced Frank Turner gig in London say it “did not succeed” in creating live music blueprint

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says working musicians may no longer be able to release music only “once every three to four years”

AT THE LIBRARY

Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers

MORON OF THE WEEK

Colbert Drops COVID Parody of ‘All Star’ for Smash Mouth at Sturgis Rally (Video)

No Pajama Pants Allowed While Learning From Home, Illinois District Says

Mandy Patinkin Has Deleted About 28,000 Emails, So Far

FEEDBACK LOOP

A new AI language model generates poetry and prose

Firm under investigation for Florida unemployment failures lands new $110M contract with state

Wireless Charging Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Disney has no Fox left to give as it renames TV studio to 20th Television – The Verge

Bexar County court hearing streamed on Zoom hacked with porn

Logan’s Run (1976) – “Last day, Capricorn Fifteens,…Carousel Begins”

Jack Dorsey on Twitter’s Mistakes

Learn relevant skills for jobs in-demand

NZ to trial world-first commercial long-range, wireless power transmission

Lord of the Rings – Lighting of the Beacons

TikTok ban reports see huge VPN search surge | TechRadar

Jason DeFillippo on Goodreads

Want To Escape From America? 12 Countries Where You Can Buy Citizenship (And A Second Passport)

Google Music shutdown starts this month, music deleted in December

The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

VideoRankMe

Hacker was paid ransom after NUI Galway alumni data targeted in worldwide cyber attack

Laptop Docking Stations

Andrew Barnes: The Four-Day Week

Florida man accused of buying Lamborghini with coronavirus relief funds

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Computer scientist Frances Allen, known for her work on compiling, dies at 88