Goldieblox Took That "Girls" Ad Down

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Today, Goldieblox wrote an open letter response to the Beastie Boys open letter (relatedly, everyone knows you can privately mail a letter too, right?) saying that they have taken that "Girls" parody ad down.

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The NSA Spies on People's Porn Habits

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Glenn Greenwald pops up in The Huffington Post today, with a new Snowden leak story. This one is about how the NSA has spied on the porn viewing habits of six unidentified Muslim targets

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The gay waitress who says she was discriminated against may have lied. Now what?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Perhaps you saw this incredibly viral story. A gay waitress in New Jersey is stiffed on a tip. On the receipt, the customer explains that they can't pay her because they "do not agree with her lifestyle." 

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Goldieblox v. Beastie Boys: Let's Ask An Actual Expert

Monday, November 25, 2013

You’ve probably seen this by now. Goldieblox, a company that makes toys designed to get young girls excited about engineering , is suing the Beastie Boys for the right to use a parody of the song “Girls” in a YouTube ad for their toys. 

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What does TLDR mean?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hello! We are taking a week off the podcast to work on some special things that you will like a lot. This episode is a Best Of*, in case you have a friend who hasn't gotten a chance to check us out who you might like to share TLDR with. It also includes an answer to one of our show's enduring mysteries - just what the hell TLDR stands for.

Thanks for listening, and if you like the show, subscribe to it on iTunes. If you want other people to hear it, please rate and review it! If you want to check out our previous episodes on our website, you can listen here. If you like our theme song, you can hear more by Breakmaster Cylinder here.

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How JFK’s Death Helped Inspire the Kitty Genovese Myth

Friday, November 22, 2013

One of my favorite OTM interviews is one from a few years ago between Brooke and a Queens historian named Joseph De May

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Winamp Might Survive, Actually

Friday, November 22, 2013

On Wednesday, AOL announced plans to shut down Winamp, which was the first decent MP3 player for many early adopters of online music. 

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Creeping Through Ross Ulbricht's Bookmarks

Friday, November 22, 2013

Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of the Silk Road, was denied bail yesterday. Prosecutors also released additional evidence against Ulbricht. The big headline was the allegation that Ulbricht has ordered as many as 6 murders, up from the previously alleged 2.

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In-Flight Cell Phone Calls Are Possibly In Your Near Future

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FCC plans to recommend that airline passengers be allowed to make phone calls from their cellphones during flights. 

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You Should Follow JFK on Twitter today

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The JFK library has been running a project this year where they tweet Kennedy's last year alive, 1963. 

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Why this Google Books Ruling Is Important

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Being the nerdier half of the TLDR boys, I'll totally cop to having an interest in the arcane complexities of the internet. Not just the technical stuff and the cultural stuff, but also the legal stuff.

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About That #Roofbreakup Story

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Over the weekend, New York comedian Kyle Ayers livetweeted the conversation of a couple as they broke up on the roof next to him. 

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A Spam Filter You Use On Your Friends

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rather is a new Chrome extension that promises to filter your Facebook and Twitter streams for you, replacing content you hate with content you like.

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Snapchat's Snaps are Beating Facebook Photos (Corrected!)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Business Insider reports that, as of this month, Snapchat users are sharing more Snaps than Facebook users are sharing photos. 

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Here's a tiny story about JFK calling his Dad

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ted Sorenson on JFK

Ted Sorenson was John F. Kennedy's speechwriter and chief legislative aide. 

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Should We Pay Attention To Assassination Markets?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Forbes' Andy Greenberg has a piece today profiling someone who calls themself Kuwabatake Sanjuro, the founder of the website Assassination Market. 

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#7 - It's Rating Men

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lulu is an app that lets women rate guys they've slept with. Was he willing to commit? Was he gassy? The ratings are anonymous, and men can't see their profiles.

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A Defense of #SFBatkid

Friday, November 15, 2013

 

 

 

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