We’re moving to Germany, on a plane with a parachute, taking selfies, reading Kindle Unlimited, listening to Neil Gaiman’s sexy voice on a Pono while playing with Jason’s blue balls! Also, Uber, Ayn Rand and the big fat lie.*

*Due to a slight Skype error we lost the first sentence of Media Candy. The band we’re talking about in the beginning of the segment is Kraftwerk.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Why Germans Work Fewer Hours But Produce More: A Study In Culture

Intercept Drones

Re-Pono

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Thanks to @The_Wampster

The Uberpreneur: How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year

IN THE NEWS

Net neutrality wins: the FCC will propose strong Title II regulation

New FCC Rules Could Make Your Mobile Data Plan a Lot Less Annoying

AP’s ‘robot journalists’ are writing their own stories now

The sharing economy is a lie: Uber, Ayn Rand and the truth about tech and libertarians

Robert Reich: The sharing economy is hurtling us backwards

Whoa, If True: Is Google Launching an Uber Rival?

Uber Wants to Replace Its Drivers With Robots. So Much for that “New Economy” It Was Building.

Uber Chases Google in Self-Driving Cars With Carnegie Mellon Deal

Transportation Department Releases Tech-Focused 30-Year Report

NTSB: Selfies caused fatal Colo. plane crash

Pilot uses full-plane parachute in crash

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are paying to get around Adblock Plus

US Army Sends Out a Tweet About Its Badass New Armor, But One Word Sets Off a Firestorm

Katy Perry’s lawyers demand takedown of 3D printable Left Shark

SECURITY? HAH!

UK tribunal says intelligence-sharing with U.S. was unlawful

Health Insurer Anthem Hit by Hackers

Ulbricht guilty in Silk Road online drug-trafficking trial

THE SILK ROAD TRIAL / ARS SERIES

Operator of ‘Revenge Porn’ Website Convicted in California

Flash Player faces its third zero-day flaw in a month, updates coming

AT THE LIBRARY

I love Kindle Unlimited

Brilliance (The Brilliance Saga) by Marcus Sakey

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Harper Lee sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ coming in July

MEDIA CANDY

Watch Kraftwerk: Pop Art, an hour-long documentary on the band from BBC4

NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You’re Free To Use Them

Spotify Drops Russia Start on Slowing Economy, Web Rules

Cocked

The Man in the High Castle

FUCK THE VERGE – Batman & Robin is terrible, and here’s why you should watch it immediately

OOOH FANCY

MultiPass

This Millennium Falcon is the drone you’ve been looking for

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

The Belty motorized belt keeps you comfortable, tries to keep you active

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Rad Roller

The Morning Dump with Jordan Cooper