Still on fire; sarcasm is hard; maybe CEOs should pay employees well; Oracle gets to host TikTok; NVIDIA acquires arm, costs arm & leg; Bitcoin bugs; QAnon site runner not so Anon; lady in the tube gets eyes; blurring your house; normal things, forgotten; Hamilton; Ted Lasso, finally; The Vow; The Gentlemen; the Social Dilemma; YouTube sued; Paw Patrol; Stuart Copeland & misophonia; John Scalzi; Ready Player Two; feedback loop.

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Show Notes


An ominous map shows the entire West Coast with the worst air quality on Earth as historic wildfires spew smoke

Content Moderation Case Study: Detecting Sarcasm Is Not Easy

Remember That Company With the $70K Minimum Wage? 5 Years On, the Results Suggest More Businesses Should Follow Suit


Oracle Doesn’t Buy TikTok, But Gets A Lucrative Hosting Deal, And Trump & Friends Will Pretend This Means Something

NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion, Creating World’s Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI

Researcher kept a major Bitcoin bug secret for two years to prevent attacks

Major QAnon Site Shutters After Operator Gets Outed

“Alexa, Look Into My Eyes”: New Prototype Combines Human Gaze with Voice Control to Help You Cook

Antitrust (film)

How to blur your house on Google Street View (and why you should)

35 Extremely Specific Things That Were Once So Normal, But That We’ll All Forget About In 10 Years

Gateway PCs are back


Ted Lasso

The Vow – A NXIVM Story

Steven Hassan on Amazon

The Gentlemen

The Social Dilemma

YouTube unlawfully violates kids’ privacy, new $3.2B lawsuit claims

Warning: A New ‘Paw Patrol’ Movie Is Already Out

Stewart Copeland Explores the Secret Life of His Father in New Audible Original Podcast My Dad the Spy

What Is Misophonia?

Penn’s Sunday School

How to Print Using Alexa


The Dispatcher By: John Scalzi

Murder by Other Means – The Dispatcher, Book 2 By: John Scalzi

Ready Player Two By: Ernest Cline


TikTok Video Shows No One In The Driving Seat Of Tesla Car


How long have you been working with the police?

CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit Apple Airpod Earbuds

Microsoft’s underwater server experiment resurfaces after two years – The Verge

Awesome Snapchat filter shows how we’ll navigate the metro in the age of AR

TikTok creators are pretending to be Holocaust victims in heaven in a new trend dubbed ‘trauma porn’