500 episodes & 8 years of grump; crushing Dreams because copyright; still no self-driving cars; buy your Tesla with Bitcoin; Dispo gonna disappear; men behaving badly; India says no Bitcoin; your NFT is gonna disappear; Facebook’s AI kicks off punk rockers; paying creators to pump up platforms; uBiome charged with fraud; Jeff Goldblum’s world; Sting; Tower Records; the Last Blockbuster; smart bird feeders from Slovenia; Tinder lets you get a Lyft; Neil Gaiman; Amoralman; everyone has a podcast; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

STEVIE NICKS CRUSHED MY ‘DREAMS’ … Blocked Song from NFT!!!

NFTS: ALL POWER TO THE ARTISTS by Sean Bonner

Krispy Kreme will offer free doughnuts—all year long—to people with COVID-19 vaccination cards

Drone Footage Of A Guy Testing Out Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” Autopilot On Uprotected Left Turns

IN THE NEWS

Elon Musk says people can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin

Spark Capital decides to ‘sever all ties’ with David Dobrik’s Dispo app weeks after leading deal

L.A. Goth nightclub known for rituals and secrecy has closed amid sexual misconduct claims

India will reportedly introduce bill to make owning cryptocurrency illegal

How NFT’s actually reference the media you’re “buying”

Here’s an example. This artwork is by Beeple and sold via Nifty

The NFT token is for this JSON file hosted directly on Nifty’s servers:

Facebook Treats Punk Rockers Like Crazy Conspiracy Theorists, Kicks Them Offline

Scoop: Facebook explores paid deals for new publishing platform

Substack writers are mad at Substack. The problem is money and who’s making it.

Here’s why Substack’s scam worked so well

Substack’s UI and 1Password just cost me $2,023

The cofounders of bankrupt poop-testing startup uBiome have been charged with fraud

Google plans to invest $7 billion in US offices and data centers, including new offices in Houston and Portland, even while others eye permanent remote working

MEDIA CANDY

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

A Shark Tale

Bring on the Night

Why Is Tower Records Coming Back Now, of All Times?

The Last Blockbuster

APPS & DOODADS

Bird Buddy: A Smart Bird Feeder

Hard drives are about to get supercharged

WD 12TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 – WDBBGB0120HBK-NESN

Tinder will soon let you gift a Lyft ride to your date

AT THE LIBRARY

Do Stand So Close: my improbable adventure as Sting’s guitarist by Jeffrey Lee Campbell

The Neil Gaiman at the End of the Universe by Arvind Ethan David

AMORALMAN: A True Story and Other Lies by Derek DelGaudio

Derren Brown’s Boot Camp for the Brain by Derren Brown & Brian King

Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)

Starting a Podcast Is Harder Than It Looks

FEEDBACK LOOP

Trump hints at launching his own social media platform

Make sure to get this domain before he snags it up

David Cross: Why America Sucks at Everything

HBO’s NEWSROOM Opening scene “Why America’s Not the Greatest Country”

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