I’ve got an NFT bridge to sell you; Substack raises millions; Anti-Vax Mondays at Krispy Kreme, Zoom-Free Fridays at Citi; Jack Dorsey multi-tasks; nowhere on Earth without satellite light pollution; Moderna vaccine posted on GitHub; Moroccan bit-bros; OpenAI spewing words; BitClout; Virgin lost Spaceship II, goes straight to III; 6 Minutes to Midnight; concerts are coming back, but are the roadies; the Alchemist; the Immortality Code; Obi-Wan Kenobi; hackers backdoor PHP source code; your life on your phone; don’t post on YouTube if you’re a fugitive; best 80’s albums; Utah’s porn filter; the funniest joke in the world.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Krispy Kreme’s Free Doughnut Promotion Has a Strange Provision for Anti-Vaxxers

“On the Cockchain”

Monty Python’s John Cleese Sells the Brooklyn Bridge as an NFT

Scoop: Substack is raising $65 million amid newsletter boom

IN THE NEWS

Jack Dorsey Could Not Contain His Annoyance at Being Grilled by Congress

Study finds nowhere on Earth is safe from satellite light pollution

Citi Creates ‘Zoom-Free Fridays’ to Combat Pandemic Fatigue

Stanford Scientists Reverse Engineer Moderna Vaccine, Post Code on Github

Morocco is seeing a huge surge in cryptocurrency use

OpenAI’s text-generating system GPT-3 is now spewing out 4.5 billion words a day

What Is BitClout? The Social Media Experiment Sparking Controversy on Twitter

Virgin Galactic unveils new SpaceShip III

MEDIA CANDY

Six Minutes to Midnight

COVID-19: 5,000 music fans attend Barcelona gig after passing same-day coronavirus screening

As Concerts Prepare to Return From Pandemic Lockdown, Roadies Have Moved On

Siouxsie And The Banshees: the story of the band who band who saved punk from parody and invented goth

Ep18: Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) on how Covid-19 stopped him from quitting the music business

Spotify is launching its own Clubhouse competitor

AT THE LIBRARY

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and narrated by Jeremy Irons

The Immortality Code by Douglas E. Richards

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Recorded Future

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series Cast Revealed, Including Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Kumail Nanjiani & More

Hackers backdoor PHP source code after breaching internal git server

A Man Says He Doesn’t Know Why He Stabbed His Grandma 50 Times—FBI Agents Hope His iPhone Will Tell Them

Mafia fugitive caught after posting cooking show on YouTube

MORON OF THE WEEK

Utah GOP Gov. Spencer Cox Signs Controversial Porn Filter Measure

BRIC-A-BRAC

Huge Scientific Study Reveals Funniest Joke In The World

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Jessica Walter and George Segal personified a time when movies grew up

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