A Stairway to lawyers; Triller’s suspect statistics; Instagram labeling state-controlled media; frickin’ laser beams taking down drones; Ted Lasso; Enola Holmes; West Wing special; movie industry learned nothing from the music industry; Dune, the Batman and Bond all pushed back; the Go Gos; Moron McAfee arrested; an epic feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Led Zeppelin victorious in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ plagiarism case

IN THE NEWS

Insiders say TikTok rival Triller reported monthly active users that were 5 times higher than what some internal metrics showed

Instagram starts labeling ‘state-controlled media’ accounts and posts

The US Navy Has Released Footage Of A Laser Weapon Shooting Down A Drone For The First Time

MEDIA CANDY

Enola Holmes

A WEST WING SPECIAL TO BENEFIT WHEN WE ALL VOTE Premieres October 15 ON HBO Max

Warner pushes ‘Dune’ theatrical release back a year, to October 2021

The Go Go’s

MORON OF THE WEEK

John McAfee arrested for tax evasion, charged by SEC for touting ICOs

FEEDBACK LOOP

Raised By Wolves S02E05 The Car Boot

Windows to become emulation layer atop Linux kernel, predicts Eric Raymond

‘The Social Dilemma’ and The Last Fucking Thing I’ll Ever Write About Facebook

The Apple Watch Series 3 isn’t playing nice with WatchOS 7 for some

Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You

Apple Confirms Serious New Problems For iPhone Users

If you’ve ever wondered how astronauts use the bathroom in space –– today’s your day.

Atlanta Falcons to use drones to clean stadium after games

Here’s a podcast interviewing the showrunner. It’s sort of like sponsored content, a podcast about a tv show sponsored by the tv show but I still found it an interesting listen.

Fox’s Next Creator Introduces His Demonic AI With Deadly Methods

IOS CLOCK WIDGET WRONG TIME: HERE’S HOW TO FIX THE TIME ON APPLE PRODUCTS

This tiny robot is smaller than the width of a hair and scientists hope it will be used to hunt down and destroy cancer cells.

The first jetpack paramedic in the world for the Lake District (UK) – BBC News – 29th September 2020

Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one

The Sword and Laser

Spain’s top court declares gig-workers are EMPLOYEES, not contractors

NHS Covid-19 app: Design problem means people could be told to self-isolate unnecessarily | The Independent

Burger King trolls McDonald’s by leaving responses to their customers’ complaints | Fox News

Rejoice! “Somebody Feed Phil” returns to Netflix on 10/30!

Our Bond

Pretty sure this is exactly how it happens

How to Turn on FaceTime Creepy Eyes in iOS 14

Nintendo’s Switch faces French claim of ‘planned obsolescence’

It did give me fuel to go learn how to replace the faulty bits by following iFixit

The hell that is remote learning, explained in a comic

1Password launches virtual credit card generator for safer online payments

Security flaw left ‘smart’ chastity sex toy users at risk of permanent lock-in