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- 02 / 05 / 2020 -
It's a last-minute fundraising edition, a tribute to Kirk Douglas, a revelation of an experiment that took place aboard the Queen Mary 2 in December of 2018, an empty bottle was flung into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and recently discovered in the Shetland Islands, an interview with Henry Anderton who found the bottle, the types of trash that wash up on shore, the condition the bottle was in when it was found, some of Henry's history, the reward money sent to Henry will be spent on restoring an old telephone kiosk, the importance of the phone box in the local neighborhood, what the Ocean Cleanup campaign is all about, how to hear the full interview, how Emmanuel got past the guilt of throwing a bottle into the ocean, Kyle and Emmanuel have just returned from the far north, the nightmare of being connected to Videotron in Canada, how there are still lots of phone booths in Canada, taking the First Nations train from Sept-Iles to Schefferville, some of the challenges involved in communicating in that region, a rollout of fiber optics, what this will mean for communications, there is no cell phone service in Schefferville, some interesting facts about the language in this region, Emmanuel is able to verify that SMS doesn't work over WiFi, why this train is so vital, why APTN is such an important network in Canada, the accessibility of television networks in ways that aren't familiar in the States, the exact route that Kyle and Emmanuel took, the disaster of the Iowa caucus, all of the issues that went wrong with the app used by the Democratic party, companies named Shadow and Acronym were behind the whole thing, questioning why counting needs to be so complicated, the need for a backup system, a list of all the things that were wrong with the app, how this could be a good way to not have Iowa count so much, alternative ways of running primaries, there are 2600 meetings this week. This show includes light fundraising.
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- 02 / 19 / 2020 -
The show wasn't on last week and won't be on next week, an ABC piece from 1968 after the Martin Luther King assassination that mentions WBAI, a car-oriented show and premium idea, thoughts on how to make Waze more challenging, the Right to Be Forgotten Act in Iowa, the question of whether statements from public figures could be erased under this law, why Emmanuel never deletes anything he says, the ability to create new personas, the story of a used Tesla that had features deleted remotely after its sale, Jason Torchinsky joins the discussion to talk about an article he wrote on this subject, how this type of behavior seems to be unique to Tesla, questioning whether this is the equivalent of a license agreement, how a car was bricked, the legal issues involved here, a reminder to vote in the Pacifica bylaws election, how a car could potentially be taken over remotely for nefarious purposes. This show includes light fundraising.
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