Tea: Shi Feng Long Jing (“Lion Peak Dragonwell”). Damon covers fresh water from thin air. Michael talks about Google’s recent hardware launch event, including the new Google Pixel phone. Also: talking in binary, tourist traps, the difficulty in moving a hole to a new home, predicting the year of the zombie apocalypse, a follow up on differential privacy (Google did it first), how to say “desalinization plant” in German, the hands on a hummingbird’s tongue, and the danger of having your fingers stolen.
This episode was brought to you by:
- Seven Cups Fine Chinese Tea. Use coupon code westlake for Shi Feng Longjing 2016.
- Dreamhost web hosting and domain registration
- Shi Feng Longjing leaves, before steeping and after steeping
- Northwest Tea Festival episode
- China National Tea Museum
- The first well
- Michael discussing the mountain with a Hangzhou tea farmer
- The Longjing temple
- The second well
- Michael at the third well
- Nixon’s visit to China
- Your Money or Your Life (affiliate link)
- Gene bank use of genetics
- Linear Digressions podcast about differential privacy
- Time article about fresh water
- Google Daydream View
- Google Assistant
- Google Home
- Google Pixel
Our theme music was written by Lisa Purdy.