Posts by colin

Hacking the System

  • August 15, 2017
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This week we talk about QR codes, security theater, and hacking HBO.

We also discuss Dunbar’s Number, getting free meals for a year, and being rude to robots.

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Electric Cars

  • August 08, 2017
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This week we talk about the GM EV1, the Chevy Volt, and the Tesla Model 3.

We also discuss the fossil fuel death spiral, autonomous ridesharing, and the year 2040.

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Corporatocracy

  • August 01, 2017
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This week we discuss an array of -ocracies, the smartphone patent wars, and Google’s Project Zero.

We also talk about the world’s richest man, seasteading, and private militaries.

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Evidence

This week we talk about faking Obama, Photoshop for audio, and the US Civil War.

We also discuss knock-off Magic cards, artificial neural networks, and the Illuminati.

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Incentives

This week we talk about net metering, reproducibility, and the Laffer Curve.

We also discuss Amgen, anecdote, and the Edison Electrical Institute.

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Let's Know Things is a podcast about adding context to the news. Each episode, host Colin Wright unspools a news item and discusses the broader topics that make it relevant and worth understanding.

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