It’s our (shhh) Two Hundredth Episode (counting the 000th and 12b episodes) – but it’s still labeled 198. It’s the Animal Style Fries 200th Episode.
We say THANKYOU… which for a short while was a trademark dispute for CitiGroup and AT&T.
Kalashnikov opens a lifestyle and firearm replica store at the Moscow Airport.
The US Justice Department decides to end involvement with private for-profit prisons.
Social Network Nextdoor introduces measures to reduce racial profiling.
The City of Hayward obliterates a curb that showed evidence of tectonic movement.
A New Zealand company makes a personal faraday cage wetsuit for swimming undetected with sharks.
Astronomers confirm an exoplanet Proxima B in the next closest star system of Alpha Centauri — still 4 light years away
Listen to Brendan and Not A Thing! Podcast theme creator (and podcast guest) Garrin O’Brien on Stillborn Messiah’s Shanked By A Unicorn
Not one cop volunteers in Boston for the body camera pilot program.
Univision to buy Gawker media in wake of losing their lawsuit with Hulk Hogan.
Animators for the movie Sausage Party explain its cheapness with mandatory unpaid overtime.
Hacking group The Shadow Brokers claims to have hacked the Equation Group which is (maybe) the NSA.
A class action suit regarding Google reading emails is proceeding.
GPS coordinates in Australia are off by as much as five feet and are getting worse.
The National Park Service is having trouble dealing with black slime biofilm on Washington DC monuments. Spoiler Alert: LASERS are involved.
Audi looks to add countdown timers for stoplights to car dashboards.
Don’t see the new Jason Bourne movie.
Instead watch the Jimmy Kimmel take on the Bourne Ultimatum.
Update: China is actually building a bus that will straddle traffic. (Also, great headline. It’s a Thing!)
Update: Instead of 3d printing a finger, law enforcement got away with a 2d inkjet print with conductive ink.
Florida leads the nation (in infectious diseases) by having the first cases of Zika in the continental US.
Unfrozen Siberian anthrax infects thousands of reindeer and a few humans.
Researchers are hypothesizing flossing is Not A Thing.
Peter Thiel investing in a company fighting aging with transplants of blood from young donors.
Comcast looks to follow AT&T in charging a fee for customers to maintain internet privacy.
Instagram launches “Stories” which appear very similar to the Snapchat Stories feature.
The Rio 2016 Olympics will partially be recorded and broadcast in 8k.
We turned FOUR! Listen back to our first episode.
Maybe Bitcoin isn’t money according to a Florida judge.
The US Olympic Committee wants to restrict using their hashtags.
The NBA pulls the All-Star game from North Carolina.
The MIT Media Lab announces a prize for Disobedience.
Scientists want to shoot Prairie dogs with peanut butter snacks from drones.
Porn website Redtube wants to launch a physical magazine.
Twitter to add the use of stickers.
Mercedes releases a Rescue app for first responders.
The Infinity Burial Suit helps you stylishly (and stealthily) decompose after death.
We talked a little bit about Star Trek: Beyond
The EFF is suing the Federal Government to remove DRM.
Farmers aren’t allowed to work on their own tractors because of DRM.
One can buy fingerprints to use biometric features without using your actual fingerprints.
Cops 3d-print a finger to unlock a phone.
A Knightscope security bot runs over a toddler.
Dallas police use a robot to kill a suspect.
Facebook tests a solar drone to deliver internet.
Germany looks to legislate black boxes into autonomous cars.
The last Japanese company making VHS VCRs will stop this month.
Scientists develop a material allowing transparent windows to the skull for brain access.
We talked a little bit about the new Ghostbusters movie.
We have a special guest, Jørgen Holst (@jorgenism) and we’re talking about Universal Basic Income!
The original story about Foxconn jobs replaced with automation that touched off our research.
That led us to a discussion of China’s Minimum Income Guarantee.
Shortly after we heard about the vote in Switzerland.
That url from basicincome.org led to a lot of other resources!
An article on Basic Universal Income from FiveThirtyEight.
Bonus: The former US Ambassador to Finland, Bruce Oreck, has sweet holiday cards.
An article on wikipedia on Basic Income.
The MINCOME experiment from the 1970s in Canada which was reopened, digitized, and analyzed recently.
We referenced Nick Hanauer’s TED Talk about inequality and minimum wage.
The Illustrated Guide to Law’s chapter on Entrapment and the myth that undercover cops must identify themselves.
Boston Dynamics has a new, even more scary robot dog.
The Air Force has created an AI that can dogfight and win against humans.
The DoNotPay app is an AI chatbot lawyer that helps fight parking tickets.
California is putting recreational marijuana on the November ballot.
There’s a way to watch TV at 150% the normal rate.
Scientists 3d-printed a camera so small it fits in a syringe needle.
Other scientists are helping get ALL the shampoo out of the bottle.
Putting googly eyes on the robot dog DOES NOT HELP.
Supreme Court allows retroactive justifications for unconstitutional traffic stops.
Update: Daily Fantasy Sports is legal again in New York.
Russia to require encryption backdoors in messaging apps.
Net Neutrality prevails in federal court challenge.
Santa Clara county enacts laws to limit surveillance tech until privacy policies are enacted.
The Arecibo Radio Observatory is in danger of being defunded.
China is to build an underwater observatory platform.
The Warcraft movie looked pretty, but it was bad. It was pretty bad.
It’s Primary voting day in California
Buffalo Wild Wings sponsors but might not show eSports.
Scripps Media buys podcast distribution network Stitcher Radio for 4.5 million.
The Navy looks into augmented reality for dive helmets.
Luxembourg set aside investment money for asteroid space mining.
We got no monies from the Stitcher Radio purchase.
North Korea’s state-run media engine endorses Donald Trump
An apartment complex adds mandatory Facebook Likes to their rental agreement.
Bonus: Man-Made Meteor Shower being researched for Japanese Olympics.
China looks to elevated buses to ease congestion and pollution.
The Ekin patrol lightbar for police vehicles combines license plate reading, facial recognition, and speed cameras.
The SkinGun uses one’s own skin stem cells to regrow skin for burn victims.
Scientists combine an engineered virus and drug to limit brain cancers.
We talk about X-Men Apocalypse and The Nice Guys