Tea: Liu An Gua Pian (“Melon Slice” or “Sunflower Seed”) green tea. Damon talks about the developing drama around a purported iCloud ransom. Michael touches on where you can and where you can’t make choices about your information online. Also: Sichuan spicy dry green beans, a Sprint Saga update, bad predictions of male pregnancies, another kind of fountain pen technology, ballpoint ink accidents, Leonard Nimoy and Tennessee Williams and Robert Frost, the world’s best playlist, Applebee’s gift cards, extortion strategies, 13 email addresses, PR for crime, more tea, herd immunity, virtual private networks, El Chapo, selling eyeballs, and searching for underwear.
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- More on Liu An Gua Pian: Punk Rock Green Tea
- A scientific paper on the combined effects of caffeine and L-theanine on cognitive performance and mood
- Note: What Damon described as a “leak” was actually “nib creep“
- Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” (which likely doesn’t mean what you think it means)
- The singer was Diana Ross, not Dinah Shore
- Nji Collins Gbah
- An article about aggregating people’s data, though in a political context rather than a marketing one
- Ars Technica: Anti-Doxing Strategy–or, how to avoid 50 Qurans and $287 of Chick-Fil-A (Yes, only 50 Qurans…Michael misremembered)
- US Senate Joint Resolution 34 blocking the FCC rule that prevents internet service companies from selling your browsing data
Our theme music was written by Lisa Purdy.