Tea: Dian Hong Jin Ya (“Golden Buds”) black tea. Damon talks about shoe technology. Michael tackles the basics of blockchain. Also: ice cream and bitterness, asparagus, Latin problems, the Pope, building a base, gas masks, extra bones, cylons vs. Knight Rider, pop culture of the 1980s, prosthetics and keeping body parts around the house, survival lip-syncing, imagining with your hands, voting abnormalities, and some social media site trivia.
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- Genetics of Phenylthiocarbamide Perception (There’s probably about 25% of the population like Michael, and 75% like Damon, but it’s maybe more complicated than we thought.)
- More on the asparagus issue related to rs4481887
- The genetics of cilantro
- Buckaroo Banzai sign
- The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (IMDB)
- I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables
- A somewhat code-centric description of how blockchain works (video)
- Blockchain description and many more applications
- 19 Industries the Blockchain Will Disrupt (video)
- Easily hacked voting machines
- Russian attempts to breach voting systems in at least 39 states
- An overview of The DAO and the subsequent hacker attack
- Google+ takes #1 spot in the 2017 American Consumer Satisfaction Index for social media; Facebook and Twitter fall below “Other”
- Twitter didn’t add any new users last quarter
Our theme music was written by Lisa Purdy.