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  1. Frank Wilczek — Why Is the World So Beautiful?

    Nobel physicist Frank Wilczek sees beauty as a compass for truth, discovery, and meaning. His book, A Beautiful Question, is a long meditation on the question: “Does the world embody beautiful ideas?” He’s the unusual scientist willing to analogize his discoveries about the deep structure of reality with deep meaning in the human everyday.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  2. 5by5 | Back to Work #282: Boring and Yet Wonderful

    TOPIC: Orinoco Flow

    —Huffduffed by mathowie

  3. From Soviet Russia to the Tappan Zee Bridge, A Short History of the E-ZPass - WNYC

    The surprising history of the E-ZPass includes Russian spies, the world’s first electronic musical instrument, and the time government bureaucracy …

    —Huffduffed by stan

  4. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 162, With Glenn Fleishman

    The Talk Show

    ‘Special Bullying Venue’, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman

    Saturday, 23 July 2016

    Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include security vulnerabilities on MacOS and iOS, ransomware, counterfeit products and outright fraud on Amazon, and online harassment and “free speech”.

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    Glenn Fleishman, writing for Macworld on recent image processing bugs in MacOS and iOS.

    Motherboard: “How Sony, Microsoft, and Other Gadget Makers Violate Federal Warranty Law”.

    New Ransomware Takes Your Money, Deletes Files Anyway.

    John Norstad, developer of the fantastic early-1990s Mac anti-virus utility Disinfectant.

    F-Secure tests the customer service of ransomware pirates. Glenn’s long-standing book search and price comparison site.

    Glenn’s two new books on Slack: Take Control of Slack Basics and Take Control of Slack Admin.

    Randi Harper’s Good Game Auto Blocker utility for Twitter.

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

    —Huffduffed by mathowie

  5. Track Changes #0022: Karen McGrane – Content and discontent

    How does a content strategist see the web? This week Paul Ford and Rich Ziade talk to Karen McGrane, a user-experience expert who writes books, gives speeches, leads workshops, and takes on a variety of web projects with her agency Bond Art + Science. Topics covered include the bold fashions of the dot-com era (many buckles); nightmare pitch meetings involving handcuffs and action figures; introductory email etiquette; and Paul’s formal apology to the International Association for Pawn Shop Owners.

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    —Huffduffed by jgarber

  6. Documentary on One: Roar and Pace

    There is an Irish family who have called all their children after racing drivers. Just one of the things John Kenny found out when he decided to make a documentary about rallying.

    Kenny is an RTE sports journalist who has covered many sports but his firm favourite is rallying. He loves everything from the roar of the engines to the easy camraderie between competitors.

    In this documentary, Kenny brings the listener behind the scenes at the Cork 20 Rally 2015, which took place in North Cork last October.

    He records the contrast between the spectators excitement at the danger and the organisers’ fear of it: one farmer wishes the cars would drive faster near his land - even if it meant hitting his wall. While nearby, marshalls are threatening to call off a stage unless spectators stand well back.

    Kenny focusses particularly on the overlooked work of the ‘co-drivers’ and the companies who sell them navigation guides, called ‘pacenotes’.

    One of those co-drivers is Alison Levis, a chef from Skibbereen, who navigates for her brother, Adrian, who is a truck driver and farmer. Alison and Adrian love rallying but especially the stages - where they are racing against the clock. Alison: “You’re sitting there concentrating. You’re on your notes. You’re in the zone.” Adrian: “Say a stage takes 10 minutes. For 10 minutes, you’re free. It’s you and the road. You forget about everything - you’re free.” Alison: “You’re not on Facebook, or Snapchat. You’re not checking in.” Adrian: “That’s why we do it!”

    Zen and the Art of Irish Rallying, sort of.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  7. Game Show | Low Definition: Hell Is Other People’s Words (Episode 41)

    More ridiculous definitions, both real and imagined. Plus, we’ll take your orders for some disgusting mixed drinks, and ponder a Slovenian proverb.

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  8. Freakonomics: Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble?

    You’ve seen them — everywhere! — and often clustered together, as if central planners across America decided that what every city really needs is a Mattress District. There are now dozens of online rivals too. Why are there so many stores selling something we buy so rarely?

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  9. SCB Radio Episode #001

    I’m very excited to announce the launch of SCB Radio, my brand new weekly show. Every week I’ll be presenting a rundown of my favourite tunes, not so much in a mix format but playing tracks and putting them into a bit of context and hopefully introducing you to some music you haven’t heard before.

    This is the first weekly show I’ve done since being on pirate radio in London many years ago so I’m really looking forward to getting back on the airwaves for a packed hour of music each week. The show will be broadcast on FM radio throughout the world and of course we’ll be archiving it too, so lock on, tune in, and drop out….Here’s the first edition.

    Hope you enjoy.


    1 Moderat – Running (Shed Remix) 2 Tessela – Diving 3 Midland –Blush 4 Mind Against –Gravity 5 Härdstedt – Alliteration 6 Pearson Sound – XLB 7 Trevino – Desecrate 8 Pedram - LEX (Craig Richards Magic Carpet Ride Remix) 9 Recondite – Nock 10 Eric Cloutier -Ipseity 11 Sepalcure - Devil Inside (LA-4A remix) 12 Truncate - Another One -(Len Faki Remix) 13 Robert Hood – Magnet 14 Eric Cloutier –Heuristic 15 Nicole Moudaber & Skin -Organic Love (Scuba Remix)

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    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  10. Episode 61: Sally Kohn is Radical

    (Tomorrow News) – Unnamed sources in New York tell us that JOSHUA TOPOLSKY and CNN political commentator and writer SALLY KOHN sat down to discuss the horrible events this week.

    Reports are coming in that they attempt to grapple with the political and social realities America is facing, reflect on the issues the white community needs to own up to, and try and sort out exactly who’s facing the worst abuse on Twitter.

    Though there’s no way they could solve any of this themselves, we’re hearing that they came to some pretty enlightening conclusions and simply hope to have started a dialogue on where we need to go. We’ll update you on the situations as Episode 61 unfolds.

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    —Huffduffed by jgarber

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