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  1. Gillmor Gang 09.15.17: Staff Infection

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, September 15, 2017. Topics: Bitcoin, Apple Watch 3, iPhone X, commodity cloud.

    G3: Control Panel recorded Thursday, September 14, 2017 with Denise Howell, Elisa Camahort Page, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Topics: Equifax, Tesla, Apple Watch 3, Face ID.

    @stevegillmor, @dsearls, @kteare, @kevinmarks, @DenisPombriant

    Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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  2. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 200, With Special Guest Craig Federighi

    The Talk Show

    ‘200: Episode CC’, With Special Guest Craig Federighi

    Friday, 15 September 2017

    Very special guest Craig Federighi returns to the show to talk about Face ID, the perils of live demos, Apple’s approach to designing the iPhone X, privacy, security, and more.

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    This week’s keynote address.

    More on the Face ID demo glitch.

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

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  3. Gillmor Gang 08.31.17: Summer School

    The Gillmor Gang — Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Thursday, August 31, 2017.

    G3: Exit Interview recorded live Thursday, August 31, 2017 with Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, Maria Ogneva, and Tina Chase Gillmor.

    @stevegillmor, @jtaschek, @kteare, @fradice, @DenisPombriant

    Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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  4. Benedict Evans on the Future of Cars | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

    Intro. [Recording date: July 27, 2017.]Russ Roberts: Today we’re going to be talking about the future of the car, based on a very provocative and lengthy blog post that you wrote on the rise of two things that appear to be transformative for that industry—which are the electric car and the driverless car. And what I loved about the post—it was a beautiful example of one extremely important aspect of what I call the economic way of thinking, and that I associate with George Stigler and Thomas Sowell. And that is: And then what? That is: Something gets put in motion. Something happens. Something changes. And a lot of people think, ‘Well, that’s the end of that.’ And, what a good economist does, and what you did in this blog post, is start thinking about, ‘What are going to be the implications for a much wider range of stuff?’ In particular about the consequences of more electric cars or more driverless cars—what you call second- and third-order effects. So, I want to get started with electric cars. How might they change things? Benedict Evans: Well, I think there’s sort of, there’s two sets of things to think about here. The first is that the electric car doesn’t so much as get rid of the gas tank as kind of rip out the spine[?] of the car. So, it’s not that you get rid of the gas tank and replace it with batteries. You get rid of the internal combustion engine and all of that’s[?] associated systems. And you get rid of the transmission system and the gear box. Or most of the transmission system. So, you probably have between 5 and 10 times fewer moving parts. And, that obviously has an awful lot of consequences inside the car industry, which are kind of the first-order effects. It has fairly obvious effects on kind of the supply chain; and also on things like companies making machine tools—which is a big part of German industry. But then the [?]— Russ Roberts: Companies—I’m sorry. Companies making what? Benedict Evans: Machine tools. Russ Roberts: Oh, machine tools. Sure, the work on the cars. Yeah. Benedict Evans: Yeah, like the people who make old stuff—the machine tools that make all those moving parts inside the gear box have a problem. But then you sort of start [?] thinking, ‘Well, what about things like gas stations?’ So, there’s 150,000-odd gas stations in the USA. Gas is sold at almost no margin. They make their money from everything else. [?] they would base it, you mean [?] salt, sugar, and nicotine, in kind of shiny plastic packaging. And some portion of that is an impulse purchase. And, if you are never going to a gas station again—basically you’ll only go there if you want the salt, sugar, or nicotine—you won’t [?] go to get gas any more. So what happens to sales of those? Something over half of sales tobacco in the United States, say, are sold in gas stations. Some portion of that is an impulse purchase—as [?] sort of suggests studies of who and what pricing changes and what availability in packaging changes due to tobacco consumption. So, um, I thought that was kind of an interesting consequence. There’s another, um, perhaps [?] more directly related to cars, around repair. So, as far as I can make out, something around half of repair maintenance expenditure in the USA on the stuff[?] that’s already related to the internal combustion engine—like the oil change and the transmission and everything else—the rest is like, you need tires or body work or the age-fact[?] rates, or something, so there’s other stuff that won’t be in sync[?]. But, again, you go—you have many fewer moving parts; you will have many fewer failures. You won’t need an oil change because there’s no oil. The radiator fan belt won’t fail because there’s no radiator. So, you get a radical simplification in the mechanics of the car; and that’s what a lot the maintenance expenditure you go through [?]. And of course that is actually the economic support for a lot of the dealer network as well. Um, that’s where they make their money. So, you’ve got these sort of rippling-out effects around the stuff that’s sort of the support infrastructure around the gasoline car. Which will go away. You know, the adoption of electric cars is really a question of when rather than if. It’s a function of battery pricing. And, battery pricing is kind of function of scale. So there’s a circularity there, or virtuous circle. We are now at the point that we have expensive, un-economic electric cars. We will get to the point in the next 5 or 10 years that electric cars become cost-competitive with gasoline. And then it’s[?] just the question of time, [?] or basically cycles out. Russ Roberts: How confident are you that it’s a 5-10 year process? Benedict Evans: Well, so there’s two processes here. So, there’s: How long does it take to get to the point that, um, an ordinary, boring car is cheaper to buy as an electric car—it’s cheaper to buy an ordinary, boring electric car than to buy an ordinary, boring gasoline car. So, that’s how long—and that’s a question of battery pricing, really: How long does it—and scale? Then: how long would it take before all new cars on the market are electric? How long does it take before all new cars on the market are electric? How long does it take before all the old cars cycle out of the system? And that kind of depends on public policy, because it depends on what kind of incentives you put into government [?] to do that. But, that feels like, you know, a 20-, 30-, 40- year process, depending on how aggressive you are, while going, you know, from the $50,000 electric car to the $10,000 or the $20,000 electric car; and how what you think the lifespan of existing vehicles is, and so on. So, it’s not something—it’s not likely when it will be done in 5-10 years. It’s more likely it will get started in 5-10 years.

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  5. Vijay Iyer On Jazz’s ‘History Of Defiance,’ His Influences And Playing In A Sextet : NPR

    The acclaimed jazz pianist and Harvard music professor talks with NPR’s Scott Simon about the Vijay Iyer Sextet’s new album, Far From Over, and the politics that inspired it.

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  6. Gillmor Gang 08.25.17: What It’s Worth

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 25, 2017.

    G3: Pardon Me recorded Friday, August 25, 2017 with Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, Lisa Padilla, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor.

    @stevegillmor, @dsearls, @kteare, @fradice, DenisPombriant

    Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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  7. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 198, With Special Guest Jason Snell

    The Talk Show

    ‘Prison Oreos’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

    Friday, 25 August 2017

    Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Daring Fireball’s 15th anniversary, fruit fly infestations, clicky keyboards, sandwich cookies, the birth of Markdown, iOS 11’s new “cop mode”, favicons in Safari, Apple’s Project Titan, last week’s total solar eclipse, and Jerry Lewis.

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    Justin Scott’s “upstream/downstream” advice.

    Wireless Emergency AMBER Alerts have supposedly saved 40 kids.

    Steven Troughton-Smith’s new Apple Extended Keyboard II inspired keyboard.

    WASD keyboards.

    Leopold keyboards.

    WASD tester.

    Newman-O’s vs. Oreos.

    DF turns 15.

    This Is How Apple Rolls.

    Cop Mode on iOS 11.

    Mark Gurman’s embarrassing article positing that Apple follows its competitors.

    Safari should show favicons in tabs.

    Project Titan.

    iMessage as an unheralded social networking Goliath.

    Jason’s road trip.

    Kottke on the eclipse.

    Letterman to return with Netflix series.

    Jerry Lewis and ‘The King of Comedy’).

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

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  8. Episode 565 - Women in gay bars. We have a problem. | Savage Lovecast

    Women in gay bars. We have a problem.

    Dan Savage, America’s only advice columnist, answers your sex questions on the Internets. To record a question for Dan to be answered in a later podcast, call 206-302-2064.

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  9. Members Only #25: Reconcilable Differences: Peak Idiot - Relay FM

    For this special, members-only episode, John and Merlin are joined by their friends, Alex Cox and Max Temkin.

    (Recorded on Friday, August 11, 2017.)

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  10. Libertarian Lee Doren vs. Leftist Sam Seder

    From the Majority Report, live M-F 11:30am EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM: Lee Doren answers Sam Seder’s Libertarian Open Challenge on Sam’s 12 Hour 1 Year Anniversary Live Broadcast. A Libertarian vs. Leftist debate!

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