jgarber / Jason Garber

Web developer, musician, photographer, author, and suspect patent holder.

There are sixteen people in jgarber’s collective.

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  1. What Kind of Idiot Gets Phished? by Reply All from Gimlet Media

    This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers.


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  2. Four Thought: All The Music We’ll Never Hear

    Ian Brennan is a Grammy award-winning music producer. He and his wife have travelled the world discovering music that most people have never heard.

    He argues that the ‘West’ and in particular English speaking countries have dominated music for so long they have drowned out voices from around the world.

    This includes the incredible story of the Tanzanian Albinism Collective, from one of the most isolated places on earth. The members have suffered persecution for years for their condition. Brennan describes how music has brought them together with their neighbours.


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  3. The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome | The New Yorker

    Adam Entous and Jon Lee Anderson on the unexplained brain injuries that afflicted dozens of American diplomats and spies stationed in Cuba.


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  4. How The Beatles Made ‘The White Album’

    Fifty years ago, just before the holidays in 1968, The Beatles put out not just a new album, but a double album, something relatively unheard of at the time. The album art was a stark, white, glossy cover with raised, slanted lettering that simply said, "The Beatles." That self-titled album, with its 30 songs that span genres from American country music to avant-garde tape collage, has come to be known as "The White Album." And in celebration of its birth 50 years ago, The Beatles label Apple Records has scoured the archives for a new deluxe edition of the album that, for the first time, includes previously unreleased, early demo recordings, studio outtakes and stunning remixes in both stereo and 5.1 surround.

    Today we’ve got a conversation with the man who produced this 100-plus song celebration, Giles Martin, whose father, George Martin, produced "The White Album" back in ‘68 (along with most everything else The Beatles ever made). In this interview with Giles Martin, you’ll hear some of the early demos, outtakes and remixes. But he begins by describing the process of making of the "The White Album," how it turned out to be a much-less planned and much more organic process than ever, and how that frustrated George Martin.


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  5. The moon and other things - This Is About - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    This is About…the unsung hero who saved the Apollo 11 moon mission in 1969. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things,” goes the famous quote from John F. Kennedy, “not because they are easy but because they are hard.” The little known story of just how hard the Apollo 11 mission was — and how close it came to disaster.


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  6. The Doomsday Flight (Entry 372.AM0214)

    n which the U.S. government tries to ban a Rod Serling TV movie for inspiring too many mid-air extortions, all of which can be foiled by knowing the right trivia fact about Denver.


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  7. A Little Less Conversation

    Some people thought the laying of the trans-Atlantic cable might bring world peace, because connecting humans could only lead to better understanding and empathy. That wasn’t the outcome—and recent utopian ideas about communication (Facebook might bring us together and make us all friends!) have also met with a darker reality (Facebook might polarize us and spread false information!). Should we be scared of technology that promises to connect the world? Guests include: Robin Dunbar, inventor of Dunbar’s Number; Nancy Baym, Microsoft researcher.


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  8. Episode 7: Misinformation on the Internet - Untangling the Web

    How did the internet become a tangled web of misinformation? Miles speaks to danah boyd, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, founder of Data & Society, and Visiting Professor at New York University. boyd offers insight into the history of misinformation on the internet and the role social media plays in the proliferation of fake news. It’s an interview we did for our upcoming series on "junk news" for the PBS NewsHour.


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  9. The Google Story with Matt Cutts @mattcutts | Internet History Podcast

    From Netscape To The iPad

    I figure most of you should know who Matt Cutts is, but if you don’t, let’s just leave it at this: he’s about to give you the best, most behind-the-scenes oral history of early Google we’ve gotten so far on this podcast. He was the head of Google’s web spam team for nearly 15 years. He’s also the current head of the USDS, so if you what to know what YOU can do for your country—if you’re in technology and you want to make the government work better—listen to this episode!


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  10. In 1968, computers got personal: How the ‘mother of all demos’ changed the world

    A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.


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