100 days of podcasts, music (including "Cajon Madness"), books, movies & more. Enjoy life, eat out more often!

4/26 Thursday

🔊 Believe in your actions. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Papias - An early Christian Interpreter, from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ridehome Podcast for Wednesday, Apr. 25

I’m Alright - Kenny Loggins added to the “Cajon Madness” playlist.

📓 The Hero With A Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell

Facebook reports Q1 revenue of $11.97B, up 49% YoY, vs. $11.41B est, and net income of $4.99B, up 63% YoY; MAUs up 13% YoY to 2.20B and DAUs up 13% YoY to 1.45B

DDoS-for-Hire Service Webstresser Dismantled

Looks like Google is changing Android’s gun emoji into a water gun

Most Americans believe in a higher power, but not always in the God of the Bible

Crossing the water: Comparing Buddhist and Christian imagery

Coming and Going, or not

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4/25 Wednesday

🔊 Oneness is a water snake. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Use Of Scripture In The Early Church (#16/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Tuesday, Apr. 24

🔊 James Baraz on “Comprehension”

🔊 Gil Fronsdal on “fear”

🔊 Gil Fronsdal - Earth Day: Grand Canyon

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more

Amazon just created a version of Alexa for the yutes

Opera Touch is a new Android browser tailored for one-handed use

Facebook closes down a number of APIs

Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism means coming face-to-face with the suffering of all sentient beings. It’s not fun.

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4/24 Tuesday

🔊 The Alternative of Concentration. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 2 Clement - an Early Sermon (#15/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Monday, Apr. 23

Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of Prime customers cars in 37 cities. You can check your eligibility here. They are working with a number of auto companies to use technology to let them get right into your car.

As it prepares to launch a podcasts app, Google adds seamless podcast listening across devices, allowing users to listen on a phone and resume on Google Home

A full experience of calligraphy and ceramics dissolves the distinction between artist, work, and viewer

Buddhism and Individualism - Matthieu Ricard

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4/23 Monday

🔊 Exploring the present. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Rise Of Christian Anti-semitism (#14/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 History in the Bible: 2.20 Herod’s Heirs

🔊 The History of Witchcraft: 030 - The Lynching of John Lambe

🔊 Episode 96: The Colossi of Memnon – The History of Egypt Podcast

🔊 246 A Rough Wooing – The History of England

🔊 History of Pilosophy 300a - The Relevance of Ancient Philosophy Today

In interview Cambridge Analytics’ Kogan admits he broke Facebook’s ToS but his app was within norms, says he worked on 10+ papers with Pete Fleming, now Instagram’s head of research

Amazon is creating a robot for the home

Who Has More of Your Personal Data Than Facebook? Try Google

How spyware was inserted in CCleaner

How Instagram marketers target teens

Secure Gmail accounts appear to be sending spam

Gnostic Interpretation of Exodus and Beginnings of the Joshua/Jesus Cult

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4/22 Sunday

🔊 Monastery Standard Time. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Barnabas And The Opposition To The Jews (#13/24), from the Christianity page

REOL - ちるちる - ChiruChiru added to the “Cajon Madness” playlist.

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4/21 Saturday

🔊 Patterns to Happiness. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Ritual In The Early Church (#12/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-012

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Friday, Apr. 20

🔊 Waking Up with Sam Harris #124 - In Search of Reality

SmugMug snaps up Flickr photo service from Verizon’s Oath

There’s no way Apple can convince me to pay $1,000 for a new iPhone X this year

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4/20 Friday

🔊 Ending suffering. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 A Church Manual - the Didache Of The Apostles (#11/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme ridehome podcast for Thursday, Apr. 19

🔊 Judaism Unbound #114 Science & Synapses - Geoffrey Mitelman

Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Google unveils Chat, an RCS-based carrier messaging service to supplant SMS, with typing indicators, full-res pics, video, group texts, no end-to-end encryption

Companies are scaling back and simplifying their ToS to comply with GDPR because users’ consent would be legally invalid if they don’t understand the agreement

German Supreme Court rules ad blockers legal, in defeat for Springer

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4/19 Thursday

🔊 Roast the bean but don’t burn them. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Persecution Of The Christians (#10/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Wednesday, Apr. 18

🔊 Interview: Historian and Author Roger Crowley on the Portuguese Voyages to India

Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Palantir Knows Everything About You

Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

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4/18 Wednesday

🔊 Evaluation. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The First Martyrology - Polycarp (#9/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Tuesday, Apr. 17

Midnight At The Oasis - The Brand New Heavies

Reconstructing Papias and a new look at the Synoptic Problem

A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes

YouTube promises expansion of sponsorships, other monetization tools for creators

Google Chrome now mutes annoying videos that autoplay with sound

Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message apps

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4/17 Tuesday

🔊 True honesty. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Use Of Authorities In The Early Church (#8/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Monday, Apr. 16

Apple to launch a premium news subscription service

New York’s Tibet House hosts a new body of work by master Nepalese artist Karsang Lama that celebrates the wisdom of awakened female buddhas

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4/16 Monday

🔊 Dharma Warrior. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Letter Of Polycarp To The Philippians (#7/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 The History of Witchcraft #29 - By the Sword of the Magistrate

“Privacy is not for sale,” Telegram founder says after being banned in Russia

Facebook ad feature claims to predict user’s future behaviour - The document describes Facebook’s ability to use its vast amount of personal data to identify individual users who are “at risk” of changing to competitors’ products, and then target them with advertising at the moment they would be about to switch.

Android apps improperly track children

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4/15 Sunday

🔊 Sorting out your selves. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Still other doctrinal disputes in early Christianity (#6/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 The History of England #245 The Prebendaries Plot

Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love, by Acharya Buddharakkhita

The Skill of Release: teachings of Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo (Phra Suddhidhammaransi Gambhiramedhacariya) compiled and Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Trees talk to each other, and work together as a community

Artificial intelligence & the workplace of the future

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

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4/14 Saturday

🔊 W.W.B.R. (What Would the Buddha Recommend?), Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Doctrinal Problems In The Early Church (#5/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Friday, Apr. 13

The heart of rock & roll - Huey Lewis & The News

Harvard researchers study how mindfulness may change the brain in depressed patients

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4/13 Friday

🔊 A blameless well-being. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Letters Of Ignatius (#4/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Thursday, Apr. 12

🔊 Judaism Unbound #113: Embrace the Weird - Miriam Terlinchamp

🔊 The Mindful Way to Kick a Craving - interview with Psychiatrist Judson Brewer

Thank you falettinme be mice elf - Sly & the family Stone

Telegram is the hot new source for pirated content

Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail

Android’s trust problem isn’t getting any better

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4/12 Thursday

🔊 How to be an admirable friend. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Church Structures In Early Christianity (#3/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Wednesday, Apr. 11

🔊 Literature & Historpy #52 - White Flowers Die - Virgil’s Eclogues

🔊 Tides of History #21 - Columbus, Da Gama, and the Age of Discovery

Author discovers Facebook keeps a permanent record of friends that users delete, and many advertisers he had not interacted with had his contact information

Zuckerberg won’t give a straight answer on data downloads

A Well Known Historian Praises Bart Ehrman’s History of Christianity’s Triumph

Beginning Meditation - Matthieu Ricard

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4/11 Wednesday

🔊 Protection. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Letter Of 1 Clement (#2/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 - Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington

No Phone - Cake

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs start tonight - here’s the schedule and chart - Feel the power… fire on ice!

Apple loses $500m patent case over iMessage and FaceTime features

New Google Gmail design coming soon

Spotify preparing better mobile version of it’s free service

The First Do No Harm training program aims to make meditation safer, in part by recognizing its pitfalls.

Dogen Zenji’s (1200–1253) nuanced teaching on temporality is revisited in the book Being-Time, by Shinshu Roberts.

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4/10 Tuesday

🔊 Timeless practice. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Introduction To The Apostolic Fathers (#1/24), from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Monday, Apr. 9

🔊 The history of philosophy in India podcast (all 62 episodes)

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Annie Lennox

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings

Instagram is testing Nametags, a Snapchat-like QR codes feature that lets users create a special image that people can scan to follow them

Facebook has intentionally kept Instagram’s branding independent in consumers’ minds; source says Zuckerberg personally requested Stories functionality

Google launches an improved speech-to-text service for developers

Facebook Science: How Facebook Breaks Effect Stress and Wellbeing

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4/9 Monday

🔊 The source of blessings. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 When Did the Canon Get Finalized? From the Christianity page

🔊 Sam Harris’s Waking Up Podcast #123 w/ Ezra Klein

🔊 The History of Philosopy #299 - Robert Pasnau on Substance in Scholasticism

Un Amor - Gipsy Kings

China’s SenseTime, the world’s highest valued AI startup, raises $600M

SenseTime, a Chinese AI startup specializing in object and face recognition, raises $600M from Alibaba and others at $3B+ valuation, up from $1.47B in July 2017

Blockchain’s key promise of no-need-for-trusted-parties tech is largely irrelevant; systems built on trust, norms, and institutions inherently function better

The Thana Sutta looks at how to cultivate skillful action that leads us away from suffering.

What does Faith mean in Buddhism?

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4/8 Sunday

🔊 At the checkpoint. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Importance of Interpretation, from the Christianity page

Steely Dan - Bodhisattva

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4/7 Saturday

🔊 Respect for concentration. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Authority in the Early Church, from the Christianity page

🔊 Buddhist Economics - Della Duncan

🔊 Donald Rothberg - Things Are Not What They Appear 4: The Emptiness of Self

🔊 Ayya Anandabodhi - Four Postures For Meditation

Free online books by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo

Twitter postpones platform change that would cut off third-party apps

Skype’s call recording feature is made for podcasters

Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then

Google Chrome adds a new emoji right-click shortcut

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4/6 Friday

🔊 Stay right here. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Copyists Who Gave Us Scripture, from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Thursday, Apr. 5

🔊 The Flourishing Synagogue - Aaron Bisno, Harlan Stone - Judaism Unbound #112

🔊 Audio Dharma › Nikki Mirghafori - Practice Notes: Is That So (Instructions)

🔊 Audio Dharma › Nikki Mirghafori - Dharmette: Is That So (Discussion)

Stereo Mc’s - Scene of the crime

Facebook retracted Zuckerberg’s messages from recipients’ inboxes

Malware Attack on Vendor to Blame for Delta and Sears Data Breach Affecting ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Customers

Young Adult Novelist Emily X. R. Pan Didn’t Mean to Write a Buddhist Book

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4/5 Thursday

🔊 Directing the flow. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Apocalypticism and the Apocalypse of John, from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Wednesday, Apr. 4

🔊 Medieval Exploration and the Age of Discovery - Tides of History #20

🔊 Mark Nunberg - The Five Spiritual Faculties - Week 3 - Talk

🔊 Mark Nunberg - The Five Spiritual Faculties - week 4 - talk

🔊 Mark Nunberg - Addiction to busyness part 2 - talk

🔊 Mark Nunberg - Addiction to busyness part 4 - talk

📓 Sam Harris - Lying

AWS Secrets Manager plugs a major cloud security hole

Sarah Lacy launches Chairman Mom, a social platform for working mothers

Facebook’s new privacy rules just broke Tinder

Exploring Unknown Tibet

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4/4 Wednesday

🔊 Beneficial thinking. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Other Gospels, from the Christianity page

🔊 Waking Up with Sam Harris: #122 — Extreme Housekeeping Edition

🔊 Collection - Evening Dhamma Talks for March 2018 - dhammatalks.org

🔊 Collection - Short (Morning) Dhamma Talks for March 2018 - dhammatalks.org

🔊 Refinement of Abiding - Mark Nunberg

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Tuesday, Apr. 3

Woman wounds three at YouTube headquarters in California, then kills herself

A hacked Twitter account spread fake news during YouTube HQ shooting

An in-depth look at how Twitter is scrambling to combat abuse on its platform, after initially being blinded to safety concerns by its zeal for free speech

MN 10 Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta - The Great Establishing of Mindfulness Discourse

AN 2:35 Samacitta Sutta - Minds in Tune

DN 1 Brahmajāla Sutta - The Brahmā Net

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4/3 Tuesday

🔊 Settling in. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Earliest Gospels, from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme podcast for Monday, April 2

🔊 Namaste: Seeing the Truth of Who We Are - Tara Brach - and yeah… she’s on Twitter

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-011

Buddhism Demystified - Matthieu Ricard

Spotify’s direct listing is an inflection point in the Wall Street-Silicon Valley relationship

Snapchat introduces group video chat and friend tagging in Stories

Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel

Twitter Changes Form to Include Hate Against People With Disabilities

The Inside Story of Reddit’s Redesign

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4/2 Monday

🔊 Beyond the call of duty. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Beginnings of the Gospel Traditions, from the Christianity page

🔊 Audio Dharma - Matthew Brensilver: Grief

🔊 Episode 95: Hundred-Gated Thebes – The History of Egypt Podcast

The Happiness of Abiding - Mark Nunberg

Announcing the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

Google-Led Plan to Upend Wireless Industry Gains Momentum

Zuckerberg fires back at Tim Cook, opens up about fake news

Could Amazon Dominate the Future of Video Games?

Google is making a cheaper Pixel 3 model, but don’t call it a Nexus

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4/1 Sunday

🔊 Remember this. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Problem of Pseudonymity, from the Christianity page

🔊 History in the Bible: 2.19 What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us?

🔊 244 No More Time to Dance – The History of England

U.S. government seeks end to Supreme Court privacy fight with Microsoft

Facebook plans crackdown on ad targeting by email without consent

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3/31 Saturday

🔊 The Buddha’s 16 steps. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The Pauline Epistles, from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Friday March 30

Come for your drugs, leave with more shopping: Walmart’s new growth strategy?

Google’s on-by-default ‘Articles for You’ leverage browser dominance for 2,100 percent growth

The real threat to Facebook is the Kool-Aid turning sour

Psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher Gina Biegel explains what practices work best with young adults (and if you should even try to make them put down their smartphone)

Mottos to help you stay committed after Meditation Month ends

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3/30 Friday

🔊 Warrior Knowledge. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 Paul - Our Earliest Christian Author, from the Christianity page

🔊 Audio Dharma - Andrea Fella - Applying Right View

🔊 Unaffilliated Affiliation - Debbie Bravo - Judaism Unbound #111

🔊 TechMeme ridehome podcast for Thursday, March 29

European Commission says it will cancel all UK-held .eu domains when it leaves EU in March 2019; analysis shows these are ~317K, or ~10%, of total .eu domains

FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

Facebook starts fact checking photos/videos, blocks millions of fake accounts per day

Microsoft Reorganizes to Fuel Cloud and A.I. Businesses

Our ideas about what meditation should feel like are just more thoughts.

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3/29 Thursday

🔊 Breath meditation - the second tetrad. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), from the Buddhism page

🔊 The New Testament, an overview, from the Christianity page

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Wednesday, March 28

📺 Wonder Woman (2017) directed by Patty Jenkins

Facebook is cutting third-party data providers out of ad targeting to clean up its act

A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder

Ecuadoran Embassy in London cuts off Julian Assange’s Internet

Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle victim

Snap Cuts About 100 Employees in Latest Round of Downsizing

Pandora takes on Spotify with dozens of personalized playlists built using its Music Genome

Facebook latest: video issue emerges; firm blocks data brokers; tech workers say they will delete accounts

Tips from Japanese psychology on developing consistent meditation in an inconsistent life

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3/28 Wednesday

🔊 Good meditation. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Audio Dharma - Andrea Fella - Working with Thoughts in Daily Life

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Tuesday March 27

📺 Mean Streets (1973) directed by Martin Scorsese

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3/27 Tuesday

🔊 Basic Meditation. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Aquarius (Let the Sunshine in) - The 5th Dimension

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Monday, Mar. 26

Intercom’s new funding brings valuation to $1.275 billion

Killing the (Facebook) Messenger

Here are our favorite books on meditation to help you navigate the stacks.

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3/26 Monday

🔊 Establishing priorities. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

📓 The Last Temptation of Christ, by Nikos Kazantzakis

📺 The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) directed by Martin Scorsese

Regulation could protect Facebook, not punish it

Mark Zuckerberg Thinks We’re Idiots

How Calls for Privacy May Upend Business for Facebook and Google

Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back?

More Local News on Facebook, Globally

Apple’s original shows may launch next March

A practice to develop the steady mind necessary for attaining wisdom

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3/25 Sunday

🔊 The middle way. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Waking Up with Sam Harris: #121 — White Power with Christian Picciolini

🔊 The all around likeable Sophocles – Mythology Translated #80

🔊 The History of Witchcraft: 027 - A Wonderful Discovery

🔊 History of Philisophy #298 - Renaissance Men - Ramon Llull and Petrarch

🔊 243 A Jewel for Womanhood – The History of England

You’ll never forget the girl from ipanema

Uber agrees to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab after costly battle

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants “well-crafted” privacy regulations after latest Facebook scandal

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones

Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People’s Fingerprints

Africa’s newest tech hubs are in Senegal, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Uganda

Google Moves to Develop Its Own Blockchain Technology

Gun Culture: What Makes America Different?

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3/24 Saturday

🔊 A gift of stillness. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Human Bible March 21, 2018 - Robert M. Price

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Friday, Mar. 23

Diamonds on the soles of her shoes - Paul Simon

Stillness in meditation refers to the mind, not a rigidly stiff body

Did Paul Think of the Pre-Incarnate Christ as God?

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3/23 Friday

🔊 Creating a world of concentration. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus (1818) Mary Wollstonecraft SHELLEY (1797 - 1851) - LibriVox

🔊 The Odes and Carmen Saeculare - Quintus HORATIUS FLACCUS (HORACE) (65 BC - 8 BC), translated by John CONINGTON (1825 - 1869) - LibriVox

🔊 Judaism Unbound Episode 110: Glean - Elan Babchuck

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Thursday Mar. 22

Reading Garry Shandling’s “Zen Diaries”

Christianity as a counter-cultural myth to delegitimize Rome

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3/22 Thursday

🔊 Refuge for all beings. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 The Printing Press and the Information Revolution - Tides of History #19

🔊 TechMeme podcast for Wed. Mar. 21

The Classics Scholar Redefining What Twitter Can Do

Zuckerberg and other executives are in denial: Facebook is not a force for good, having helped destroy industries and break societies, and should be shuttered

YouTube Bans Firearms Demo Videos, Entering the Gun Control Debate

Slack picked a weird time to make it easier for bosses to download you

Twitter’s chief information security officer is leaving the company

YouTube just became the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time

Why “What Would Dogen Say About #MeToo?” Is the Wrong Question

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3/21 Wednesday

🔊 A quality of character. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Audio Dharma - Max Erdstein - Path to Wholeness

🔊 Episode 165 – The Eagle and the Frogs - The History of Byzantium

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-010

🔊 TechMeme podcast for Tuesday, Mar. 20

Recommended by Doug Metzger, The Endless Knot podcast (Twitter account). Aven McMaster is a Classicist and a knitter. She edits the scripts, helps produce the videos, and maintains the website. She can be found at @AvenSarah on Twitter. She has a PhD in Classics from the University of Toronto. Mark Sundaram is an interdisciplinarian, medievalist, Anglo-Saxonist, (cognitive) philologist, academic, and philosophical layabout. He is the main force behind the Alliterative YouTube channel and this website; he writes the scripts and creates the videos, including writing and recording the music. He has a PhD in Medieval Literature from the University of Toronto.

I discovered a classical music radio program worth checking out called Here of a Sunday morning that airs Sunday 9-11am (but you can listen to archived shows on demand) on WBAI 99.5 FM Hosted by Chris Whent.

WhatsApp co-founder tells everyone to delete Facebook

Zuck and Sandberg go M.I.A. as Congress summons Facebook leadership by name

The European Commission proposes a 3% tax on EU revenues of companies with global annual revenues of €750M+, like Google, Facebook, and Amazon

Facebook launches ‘joinable links’ and ‘admin approval’ tool for Messenger group chats

A “tamper-proof” currency wallet just got backdoored by a 15-year-old

Netflix unveils its own custom typeface, Netflix Sans, to be used globally; brand design lead says it will save millions of dollars per year in licensing costs

Google is buying Lytro for about $40M

Google brings DDoS protection and other new security features to its cloud

Marketers Aren’t Shifting Ad Budgets Because of Facebook’s Data Crisis

Forbes Posts Article on the Cruelty of White Evangelicalism, Then Pulls It

The article removed from Forbes, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel”

These Are Not “Your” Thoughts

Bouddhism and individualism - Matthieu Ricard

Discovering Why “Even Atheists” Deplore Jesus Mythicism. (Or, Thoughts on “Cult Atheism”)

Nothing to (Im)prove

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3/20 Tuesday

🔊 Wisely Ardent, Alert & Mindful. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Literature & history podcast, #51 Horace and Augustan Poetry

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

Five Practices for Your Daily Commute

How Europe’s New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

Google Play Instant lets you try games without having to install them

Google buys $2.4 billion building in Chelsea NYC

Google unveils its $300M News Initiative, with tools for subscriptions, security and fighting fake news

You Should Really Look At Your Facebook Third-Party App Settings Right Now

Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street

Google News Initiative announced to fight fake news and support journalism

Telegram Loses Bid to Block Russia From Encryption Keys

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3/19 Monday

🔊 Caring for the mind. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Audio Dharma - Gil Fronsdal - Three Forms Of Faith

🔊 Waking Up with Sam Harris: #120 — What Is and What Matters with Rebecca Goldstein and Max Tegmark

🔊 Episode 164 – Don’t Believe Your Map - The History of Byzantium

🔊 Episode 94: The Pools of Horus – The History of Egypt Podcast

Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

HTC drops Vive to $499, opens preorders for $799 Vive Pro headset

Voice Chat App Zello Turned a Blind Eye to Jihadis for Years

Is Buddhism Useful?

Margaret Froelich on the Death of Aesop and Luke 4:16-30

How Did Christianity Switch to a Historical Jesus? - Richard Carrier

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3/18 Sunday

🔊 There is no happiness other than peace. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 History in the Bible: 2.18 Modern Debates: Scandal of the Dead Sea Scrolls

🔊 Aspiration For Awakening - Audio Dharma by Gil Fronsdal

🔊 242 Anne and Thomas – The History of England

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-009

🔊 The History of Witchcraft: 026 - Demon Women and Foul Devices

When an AI finally kills someone, who will be responsible?

They’ll squash you like a bug. How Silicon Valley keeps a lid on leakers

The Perfect Selfishness of Your Mapping App

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

Calming the Not Now Mind - Meditation tips for procrastinators and perfectionists

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3/17 Saturday

🔊 Protecting yourself. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

📓 The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life, by Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson

🔊 Judaism Unbound Episode 106: Cohere - Ari Moffic

🔊 Judaism Unbound Episode 109: Open Doors summary

Buddhist Publication Society - new (to me) Buddhism resource link

🔊 TechMeme podcast for Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

Facebook suspends Trump and Brexit affiliated data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica after reports it and affiliated psychologist lied about data retention

Wikipedia survey across 14 languages with 215K+ responses shows about 35% seek a specific fact, 33% want a topic overview, and 32% want to read a topic in-depth

Digg announces that it will shut down Digg Reader, its barebones RSS reader, on March 26

What everyone gets wrong about touchscreen keyboards

How to Choose the Meditation Seat That’s Right for You

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3/16 Friday

🔊 A well that never runs dry. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 TechMeme “ride home” podcast for Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018

BitCoin miners are driving up electricity prices. Plattsburg NY passes mining moratorium.

Chipmaker Qualcomm may attempt to go private

Serverless computing, containers see triple-digit quarterly growth among cloud users

Village Global raises $100M seed scout fund from Zuck, Bezo, and others

Thich Nhat Hanh explains why it’s important to have a sacred space in your home.

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3/15 Thursday

🔊 Comprehending stress. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Audio Dharma - Gil Fronsdal - Noticing

🔊 TechMeme Ride Home Podcast for Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

Karma Q & A, compiled by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu. Kamma and rebirth are often understood to be teachings of fate and helplessness in the face of unknowable influences from the past. Instead of teaching fate, The Buddha’s teachings on kamma and rebirth are empowering, showing how people can develop skills in the present that will lead to the end of suffering. So, to help show how valuable these teachings are, here’s a set of answers, based on the Pāli Canon, to some questions frequently asked about these topics.

YouTube didn’t tell Wikipedia about its plans for Wikipedia

EU wants to require platforms to filter uploaded content (including code)

Google is opening up Maps so game developers can create the next Pokémon Go

Latter-day Zen

Meditation Month 2018: Week 3 - Creating Space

Prosthetic Sensory Feedback - NeuroLogica Blog

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3/14 Wednesday

🔊 The Dhamma eye. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Judaism Unbound Episode 107: Because Jewish - Dan Ain

🔊 Max Erdstein: The True Shape of Water

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

📺 The Innkeepers (2011) directed by Ti West

📺 11.22.63 (TV Series) - Wikipedia

Liberating Your Thoughts

When Albert Schweitzer Changed His Mind and Nobody Noticed

The Other (Less Bloody) Side of Christian Origins

Like any artistic endeavor, meditation is a matter of practice.

Google banning cryptocurrency-related advertising

YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about conspiracies

WhatsApp will not share user data with Facebook until it complies with GDPR, ICO closes investigation

Google’s public WiFi hotspots come to Mexico

Security researchers find flaws in AMD chips but raise eyebrows with rushed disclosure

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3/13 Tuesday

🔊 Right speech, inside & out. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Waking Up with Sam Harris: #119 — Hidden Motives with Robin Hanson

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-008

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: There Is No Blasphemy in Buddhism

🔊 Judaism Unbound Episode 108: The Jewish Studio Project

🔊 TechMeme, the ride home, for Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

South Dakota urges Supreme Court to click ‘buy’ on internet sales tax

Trump blocks Broadcom-Qualcomm deal, citing national security concerns

Scoop: Facebook aiming to launch News for Watch this summer

Larry Page’s Flying Taxis, Now Exiting Stealth Mode

Apple, Google see reputation of corporate brands tumble in survey

Alexa calling and messaging comes to tablet devices

May All Beings Be Happy

📺 Detachment (2011) directed by Tony Kaye

📺 Deadfall (2012) directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky

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3/12 Monday

Talks by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: Four Interpretations of the Second Noble Truth

🔊 Episode 93: The River War – The History of Egypt Podcast

📺 Red Sparrow (2018) directed by Francis Lawrence

📺 Darkest Hour (2017) directed by Joe Wright

Microsoft Teams is now used by 200,000 organizations, up from 125,000 in September

Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture as it doubles down on content from trusted sources

The Decentralized Internet Is Here, With Some Glitches

Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Plots a Radical Overhaul of His Creation

After Team Owner Charges Field Carrying a Gun, Greek Soccer League Suspends All Matches

NT/History Blog: The Weight of Discourse (Versus Story)

Fundamentals of historical research and the difficulties faced by historical Jesus studies

The Brain and Predictive Coding - NeuroLogica Blog

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3/11 Sunday

🔊 Proactive mindfulness. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 The History of Witchcraft: 025 - Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot

🔊 HoP 297 - The Prague Spring - Scholasticism Across Europe

🔊 241 The Illness of King Henry – The History of England

🔊 History in the Bible: Bonus 18: Yochi Brandes’ novel ‘The Orchard’- Judaism and Christianity after the fall of the Temple

Five Drinkable Remedies for Each of the Five Hindrances

Twitter Is Trying To Kill “Tweetdecking.” Here’s What You Should Know.

Twitter Just Suspended A Ton Of Accounts Known For Stealing Tweets

Feds Bust CEO Allegedly Selling Custom BlackBerry Phones to Sinaloa Drug Cartel

Americans say AI poses greater job threat than immigration

Most major outlets have used Russian tweets as sources for partisan opinion

Inside Facebook’s Bet On An Augmented Reality Future

Essential really wants to solve the screen notch problem

•     •     •

🔊 Maintenance work. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Peter Gabriel - Red Rain

The Brand New Heavies - Put the funk back in it

📺 The Departed (2006) directed by Martin Scorsese

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: Not Carrying the Burden

🔊 TechMeme “ride home” podcast for Friday, Mar. 9, 2018

Snapchat and Instagram remove Giphy feature due to racial slur GIF

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous - The true believers won’t stop until they’ve remade the world. Some of it will be thrilling. Some of it will keep us up at night.

Behind The Great Slate, a Twitter-driven fundraising campaign by Bay Area tech workers for progressive Congressional candidates in poorer, rural districts

Facebook Signs Exclusive Deal to Stream 25 MLB Games

Why Neuroscientists Are Excited for a Wearable PET Scanner 030918

Sri Lanka Struggles to Contain Its Violent Buddhist Extremists

Study Shows Efficacy of Mindfulness Meditation in Treating Adults With ADHD

Xi Jinping’s latest tag: living Buddhist deity, Chinese official says

The Abomination of Desolation in Mark 13: What Did the Reader Need to Understand?

I’m Bad at Meditating says Buddhist magazine’s web editor

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3/9 Friday

🔊 Beginner’s mind. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

📺 The Path (TV series) - Wikipedia

📺 The Alienist (TV series) - Wikipedia

📺 Bellevue (TV series) - Wikipedia

🔊 Sam Harris, AMA #11

🔊 TechMeme podcast for Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

Twitter may eventually let anyone become verified

On Twitter, the lure of fake news is stronger than the truth

Ad-Blocker Ghostery Just Went Open Source—And Has a New Business Model

Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Shambhala Owns Up to Past Abuse. What Comes Next Remains Unclear.

Small Mind, Big Mind

Fiction Spreads Farther than Truth - NeuroLogica Blog

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3/8 Thursday

🔊 Strengthening discernment. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Just be thankful, for what you’ve got is not just a great cover of a classic song, but it’s great advice as important and/or useful as any of the teachings of any of the popular religions of the world.

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: Practice Notes: Glass Half Empty, Glass Half Full

🔊 TechMeme ride home podcast for Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announces new investment fund focused on job creation

Snap Plans Biggest Round of Layoffs Yet on Cheddar

Three Mythicist Novels

The Hidden Messiah

🔊 #18 Gutenberg and the Printing Press - Tides of History

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3/7 Wednesday

🔊 Kind & happy. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Max Erdstein: Being This Body

🔊 TechMeme podcast for Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018

Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for Medicaid recipients

Japanese Banks to Harness Ripple DLT for Consumer Payments App

VMware and AWS roll out new services for the hybrid cloud and bring their joint product to Europe

Microsoft wants to help developers bring their AI models to the desktop

Tibet’s Vegetarian Debate

For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.

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3/6 Tuesday

🔊 Family ties. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: Nothing Is Worth Clinging To

🔊 Episode 163 – The Magyars, Pechenegs and Rus - The History of Byzantium

Listen Up! News Aggregator Techmeme Is Launching A Podcast

It’s official: Washington governor signs landmark net neutrality bill into law – GeekWire

Disney theme parks now on Google Street View

The Buddha’s Original Teaching on Mindfulness

International Women’s Day on 8 March - Matthieu Ricard

A Redactional Seam in Mark 8:28?

Top Five Meditation Timer Apps for iOS

The False Flag Delusion - NeuroLogica Blog

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3/5 Monday

🔊 Basic breath instruction. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-007

🔊 History in the Bible: 2.17 Recovering the Bible: A Century of Revelations

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: Desire

🔊 February short morning talks collection now available - dhammatalks.org

🔊 February evening talks collection available - dhammatalks.org

Online giant wants to develop product that would appeal to younger customers and those without bank accounts

Facebook apologises for asking if men should be allowed to request sexual pictures from underage girls

Why Shamatha Meditation Can, and Should, Be Simple

Why the Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

Farming Ideology Trumps Evidence - NeuroLogica Blog

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3/4 Sunday

🔊 Stay principled. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

📺 The Circle (2017) directed by James Ponsoldt

📺 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) directed by Martin McDonagh

Study: in the US, 78% of 18-24 year olds use Snapchat, 71% use Instagram, 45% use Twitter; nearly 75% of US adults and 94% of 18-24 year olds use YouTube

Researchers describe 10 possible attacks on LTE networks that allow eavesdropping on texts and calls, taking devices offline, and spoofing of emergency alerts

Google Fiber deployment has slowed due to high costs, challenges from politically-powerful incumbent ISPs, and the potential of next-gen wireless broadband

•     •     •

3/3 Saturday

🔊 Directing (not directing) the mind. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Google’s new YouTube Stories feature lets you swap out your background (no green screen required)

•     •     •

3/2 Friday

🔊 Skillful Determination. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-006

GitHub Survived the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Recorded

The world’s largest DDoS attack took GitHub offline for less than ten minutes

Instagram code reveals unreleased voice and video calling

Facebook ends its experiment with the alternative ‘explore’ news feed

Déjà vu and Familiarity

•     •     •

3/1 Thursday

🔊 The truth of transcendence. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness, by John Yates, Matthew Immergut, Jeremy Graves

Uber launches Uber Health, a B2B ride-hailing platform for healthcare

Twitter is asking the public to help measure how toxic it is

Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack competitor, comes out of beta

How Pregnancy Changes the Brain

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2/28 Wednesday

🔊 Don’t clap hands with pain. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Waking Up with Sam Harris: # 118 — The View from Trumpistan with Preet Bharara

Inside Amazon’s Battle to Bring Conversational AI Into Your Home

Uber’s culture fixer, Frances Frei, is leaving the company

Google not obligated to vet websites, German court rules

How Buddhist and Muslim Stereotypes Conceal the Real History

•     •     •

2/27 Tuesday

🔊 Pleasure not to be feared. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

📺 Kundun (1997) directed by Martin Scorsese

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-005

🔊 Sex, Race, Money, Dharma - Max Erdstein

🔊 Episode 162 – Venetians and Normans - The History of Byzantium

Apple is launching its own medical clinics for its employees

Vero, an ad-free social networking app that first launched in 2015, becomes the top app on the App Store in US as frustration with Instagram’s algorithm grows

Researchers and tech firms are using digital phenotyping, an emerging field that aims to assess people’s health based on their interactions with digital devices

Facebook to launch a Local News Subscription Accelerator

Apple now relies on Google Cloud Platform and Amazon S3 for iCloud data

The Efficacy of Antidepressants - NeuroLogica Blog

The Memory Mavens, Part 11: Origins of the Criteria of Authenticity (3)

GMOs and the Revenge of Lysenko - NeuroLogica Blog

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2/26 Monday

🔊 Obsessive Thinking. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Guy Armstrong: Transcendent Dependent Origination

Corporate America’s new dilemma: raising prices to cover higher transport costs

Do text based therapy apps really work?

Meditation Month 2018: Developing a Daily Meditation Practice

Putting 4 sticking points on the historical/mythical Jesus argument into perspective

•     •     •

2/25 Sunday

🔊 Mundane Right View. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Forged: Writing in the Name of God : Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are, by Bart D. Ehrman

Does “Brother of the Lord” settle the Jesus myth question?

🔊 240 Henry VIII in Ireland and Wales – The History of England Podcast

Apple moves iCloud encryption keys for Chinese users to China

Nokia unveils its new slate of Android smartphones starting at $85

•     •     •

2/24 Saturday

🔊 Wisdom for Dummies Revisited. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Grateful Dead 8-27-72 China - Rider

New Musik - Dead Fish Don’t Swim Home

Pictures at an exhibition - Emerson, Lake & Palmer Live in Royal Theatre Drury Lane London, UK 6/20/1971

📺 13 Sins (2014) directed by Daniel Stamm

📺 Molly’s Game (2017) directed by Aaron Sorkin

📺 The Strange Ones (2017) directed by Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein

Nope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)

Apple devices are butt dialing 9-1-1 from its refurbishing facility — 20 times per day

•     •     •

2/23 Friday

🔊 Step by step. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

The Ten Unwholesome Deeds in Buddhism

Google, YouTube, and Facebook don’t find misinformation and hoaxes quickly enough after tragedies, may need breaking news teams to scan for misleading content

If Buddhist Monks Trained AI

Samsung rescues data-saving privacy app Opera Max and relaunches it as Samsung Max

Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

Selfies to Self-reflection - how to use your camera to get closer to zen

The Death of a Problematic Pioneer, Eido Tai Shimano Roshi

Grateful Dead - Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad into Not Fade Away 5/7/1972

Grateful Dead 8-27-72 China - Rider

Shambala - Three Dog Night

🔊 Andrea Fella: Heavenly Messengers

•     •     •

2/22 Thursday

🔊 Thinking your way to stillness. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Elon Musk leaves board of AI safety group to avoid conflict of interest with Tesla

WhatsApp Co-Founder Puts $50M Into Signal To Supercharge Encrypted Messaging

Anchor’s new app offers everything you need to podcast

Despite recent moves to strengthen social connections, Facebook’s real agenda and core DNA is to extract user data and make more money by keeping users addicted

Low Fat vs Low Carb – No Difference - NeuroLogica Blog

Sex and Death

📺 2010 (1984) directed by Peter Hyams

Grateful Dead - Truckin’

•     •     •

2/21 Wednesday

U.S. women win historic gold medal in cross-country skiing

🔊 Andrea Fella: Guided Meditation: Noticing the affect of thinking

🔊 Andrea Fella: Awareness of Thinking

Google debuts AdSense ‘auto ads’ with machine learning to make placement and monetization choices

Spotify’s Founders Aren’t Giving Up Control Any Time Soon

Nest rolls out a $5 cloud recording plan for its cameras

In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

The #1 Trending Video on YouTube Right Now Suggests That a Student From the Parkland Shooting Is a Crisis Actor

The Case Against Google

China Grove - The Doobie Brothers

The water is wide - Karla Bonoff

A whiter shade of pale - Annie Lennox

•     •     •

2/20 Tuesday

🔊 Distracting Thoughts. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: To Be Changed By Change

A Facebook Executive Apologizes To His Company - And To Robert Mueller

After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

Stride, Atlassian’s Slack competitor, opens its API to all developers

Elizabeth Swaney meanders through trickless freestyle ski run after qualifying through loophole

What is the Mindful Response to a Mass Shooting at a School?

Superbrain Yoga is Still BS - NeuroLogica Blog

•     •     •

2/19 Monday

🔊 The duty to be positive. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 239a Robin Hood by Glen Longwell – The History of England

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: The Ethical Path

🔊 Waking Up with Sam Harris: #117 — Networks, Power, and Chaos with Niall Ferguson

🔊 Literature & History - episode #50 Our Brutal Age; Horace and the Beginning of Augustan Age Literature

🔊 Episode 92: The Great Lady – The History of Egypt Podcast

🔊 Episode 161 – Not Yet Holy Roman Emperors - The History of Byzantium

📺 Same Kind of Different as Me (2017) directed by Michael Carney

📺 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) directed by Stanley Kubrick

Why Decentralization Matters – Chris Dixon

Apple’s Software “Problem” and “Fixing” It (via twitter)

The Mueller indictment exposes the danger of Facebook’s focus on Groups - The Verge

The Mess at Meetup

Don’t Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas

Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before a patch is ready

The case for using the iPhone X without a case

Brain Plasticity in Infants - NeuroLogica Blog

•     •     •

2/18 Sunday

🔊 Leaving meditation. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 History in the Bible: 2.16 Meet the Neighbours: Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes

📺 Phantom Thread (2017) directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

📺 The Sense of an Ending (2017) directed by Ritesh Batra

Everyone Hates Silicon Valley, Except Its Imitators

Silicon Valley’s Singularity University Is Close to Flunking Out. It’s lost Google funding and dealt with allegations of assault and fraud.

Twitter Now Says Rules About Journalists Being Impersonated In Tweets Need To Be Revised

•     •     •

2/17 Saturday

🔊 A home of your own. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Alternative Cancer Treatment Dangers - NeuroLogica Blog

Three Tactics from the Buddha to Forgive without Defeat

•     •     •

2/16 Friday

🔊 Stepping out of the truth. Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

📺 Why Are We So Nostalgic?

Google removes Search by Image feature

Facebook Must Stop Tracking Belgian Web Users, Court Rules

Apple employees are reportedly walking into walls at the company’s fancy new glass office

Google launches a lightweight ‘Gmail Go’ app for Android

Why Choosing Between Android and iOS Still Matters

•     •     •

2/15 Thursday

🔊 Effective self discipline. A dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Gil Fronsdal: Mindfulness Of Thinking

Five Steps to Renovating Your Home Without Losing Your Mind(fulness)

The Neuroscience of Virtual Reality

HomePod costs $216 to build, generates 38% profit, compared with profit margins of 66% for Google Home and 56% for Amazon Echo

Apple HomePod Review: It Only Sounds Great

Big meme pages are skirting Facebook’s spam detection by overlaying static videos with watermark-like white arrows and triangles, and reaching millions of users

Facebook begins rolling out Messenger Kids to Android users in the US

Analysis finds Facebook has financial ties to 7+ members of its 13-person Messenger Kids advisory board used to shape the product, with limited disclosure

•     •     •

2/14 Wednesday

📺 Lecture 26 The “Afterlife” of the New Testament and Postmodern Interpretation the final lecture of our presentation of Dale Martin’s Yale University lecture series on the Christian New Testament

🔊 As days and nights fly past - a dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

📺 Buddhism: Ethics or Not? A talk by Gil Fronsdal

What to Do When Laptops and Silence Take Over Your Cafe?

How Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will work when it goes live tomorrow

Fitbit just acquired a cloud-based health care company that connects you with health coaches and doctors

A Google R&D team wants to bring Smart Reply to all your chat apps

AMP for email is a terrible idea

Shinnyo-en Priest Bringing Meditation to the NYPD

Data Driven Making Sense of a Deluge of Information

To Understand the Brain You Have to Do the Math

The Tools That Let Neuroscientists Study and Even Repair Brain Circuits

Teasing Out the Mysteries of the Brain to Enhance Artificial Intelligence

Wake Up To Love On Valentine’s Day With Buddhist Teachings

How Buddhist Teachings Helped this Writer Embrace the Single Life

Dogen and No-Self

•     •     •

2/13 Tuesday

🔊 Bare attention - a dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

The Memory Mavens, Part 11: Origins of the Criteria of Authenticity (2)

What is really Buddhism - Matthieu Ricard - yeah… you get to use Google translate

Book; Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators, by Guy Armstrong

Book; The World’s Religions, by Huston Smith

The Shallowness of Google Translate

The Long, Slow Decline of BitTorrent

Why the Web 3.0 Matters and you should know about it

Bringing the power of AMP to Gmail

Google sold 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017, Less than a week’s worth of iPhone sales

Microsoft To Embrace Decentralized Identity Systems Built On Bitcoin And Other Blockchains

Facebook works it out with Apple to test news paywalls on iOS

Why Google Stories will save, not screw, Snapchat Discover

New California Initiative – Crank Magnetism in Action

•     •     •

2/12 Monday

🔊 The Aggregates as a path - a dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 #239 Henry VIII and his Realm – The History of England

🔊 Episode 91: The Mighty Bulls – The History of Egypt Podcast

🔊 The History of Witchcraft: 024 - Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair

🔊 History of Philosophy #295 - The Most Christian Doctor - Jean Gerson

🔊 3 John – Sunday School Dropouts

Amazon Is Becoming an AI Chip Maker, Speeding Alexa Responses

Instagram is warning users when someone screenshots their ‘story’

Facebook lost around 2.8 million U.S. users under 25 last year. 2018 won’t be much better

Significant but Irrelevant – Study on Correcting False Information

The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses

•     •     •

2/10 Saturday

🔊 What are you doing right now? Dharma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🔊 Waking Up Podcast - The Russell Brand Interview

🔊 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-004 Today he’s interviewing Bart Ehrman about Bart’s new book The Triumph of Christianity coming out on February 13

Uber settles suit with Waymo

How a Low-Level Apple Employee Leaked Some of the iPhone’s Most Sensitive Code

Inside the Olympics Opening Ceremony World-Record Drone Show

Google may be preparing to let you text from your desktop

Let Mind Nature Be Your Guru through Mystical Devotion

What You Need to Know About Sex, Love, and Buddhism

•     •     •

2/8 Thursday

🎙 Dharma talk - Preparing to meditate, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Walmart makes push to sell online goods at $10 and up to capture elusive e-commerce profit

Internet firms back congressional vote to restore net neutrality rules

Twitter Soars After Surprise Sales Gain, First Real Profit

Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online in ‘Biggest Leak in History’

What Are Hallucinations

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation what are these therapies

Did a Comet Kill the Mammoths

What Would 13th Century Zen Master Dogen Say About #MeToo

•     •     •

2/7 Wednesday

📺 Lecture 25 Ecclesiastical Institutions: Unity, Martyrs, and Bishops from our continuing weekly presentation of Dale Martin’s Yale University lecture series on the Christian New Testament

🎙 Morning dharma talk - Your primary duties, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🎙 Evening dharma talk - Skills for living & dying, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

🎙 Episode 160 – Why Italy Matters - The History of Byzantium Podcast

Russian Trolls Ran Wild On Tumblr And The Company Refuses To Say Anything About It

Facebook hired a full-time pollster to monitor Zuckerberg’s approval ratings

PS4 update lets parents control how long their kid can play

Why Goldman Sachs wants to help pay for your $1,000 iPhone

•     •     •

2/6 Tuesday

🎙 Morning Talk - Maintaining Resolution

🎙 Evening Talk - Subduing Greed & Distress

🎙 The Waking Up Podcast #116 — AI: Racing Toward the Brink (Eliezer Yudkowsky)

Dhamma Talk eBook Collections

Tablet shipments decline for 13th straight quarter, Amazon overtakes Samsung for second place

ISPs must follow net neutrality in New Jersey, governor declares

Twitter’s director of AR/VR leaves the company

Facebook, Google Ex-Employees Start Tech De-Addiction Campaign

Mindfulness No Better Than Watching TV - NeuroLogica Blog

•     •     •

2/5 Monday

🎙 237 Dissolution and Destruction – The History of England Podcast

🎙 Ancient Greece Declassified Podcast: 16 Dialogue and Dialectic w/ MM McCabe (Philosophy, Plato, Socrates)

Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) Dharma Talks from January

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

•     •     •

2/4 Sunday

🎙 History in the Bible: 2.15 The Rise and Ruin of the Maccabeans

🎙 238 The Fight Back – The History of England Podcast

🎙 2 John – Sunday School Dropouts Podcast

Tired of Sitting? Try Walking Meditation

📺 Chloe Kim’s Historic Perfect Snowboard Score. Back to back 1080 degree rotations (first woman ever)

📺 Alan Watts - The Bible Secret no one wants you to Know

Amazon could disrupt US healthcare by converting a standardized healthcare interface for its employees into a marketplace for individuals and other employers

Dozens of people, rich from blockchain startups and cryptocurrency, try to build a Puerto Rican city where money is virtual and contracts are public

Zero-day vulnerability in the current version of Flash is being actively exploited in the wild; Adobe plans to patch it next week

How Amazon may prevent Alexa ads from activating Echo devices: acoustic fingerprint comparison and inaudible sound signals

How Facebook stole the news business

The ‘King of Kong’ could be stripped of his high score

•     •     •

2/3 Saturday

Webmention - I discovered this while looking for something else last night. This may be the future of blogging and podcasting. A way to build distributed networks and communities without the need for a central player like Facebook. More research needed, but I believe it is exactly what I have been nebulously looking for for over a year now.

📺 The Florida Project (2017) directed by Sean Baker

📺 Den of Thieves (2018) directed by Christian Gudegast

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2/2 Friday

Love To Infinity - Pray For Love

📺 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) directed by Dan Gilroy

Robyn - Dancing On My Own

Apple plans to reduce $163bn cash balance to “approximately zero”

Alphabet is tumbling after a fourth quarter whiff and names John Hennessy as new board chair

Chrome OS 64 rolling out w/ new screenshot shortcut, Android app updates, security patches

Signals from Tim Cook indicte people no longer switching from Android to iPhones

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2/1 Thursday

🎙 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-003

Noble Strategy, Essays on the Buddhist Path, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Mind like Fire Unbound, An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses, Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

📺 Huang Yu: Researching Alzheimer’s Disease

Motherhood and the Brain

A Case of Brain Death - NeuroLogica Blog

📺 Brazil (1985) directed by Terry Gilliam

Yuqi Kang’s A Little Wisdom to Debut at South by Southwest Film Festival

Telegram apps fall foul of iOS App Store content rules - Something in this story just doesn’t seem right. Yeah, aside from the fact that we don’t know exactly what the app was pulled for.

Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada. Facebook’s daily active user base in the U.S. and Canada fell for the first time ever in the fourth quarter, dropping to 184 million from 185 million in the previous quarter. Each user accounted for $26.76 worth of revenue for the company last quarter, and it went up by 35 percent over the same quarter last year.

eBay to switch from PayPal to amsterdam based Adyen for it’s backend payments services. eBay may have taken equity stake in Adyen.Adyen plans an IPO as early as this year.

India says it does not consider cryptocurrencies legal tender and will eliminate their use for payments, but would explore use of blockchain technology.

Discord Desktop Apps Gain Deep Spotify Integration, Including Real-Time ‘Listen Along’ Feature

A company called Owl is introducing its first product today: the LTE-connected Owl Car Cam. It’s essentially a dash cam that films both the inside and outside a car. You can watch the feed live on the company’s companion iOS / Android app (inside footage records at 1440p and outside footage records at 720p), or save certain 20-second moments to revisit in the future. The device is essentially a home security setup, like Nest or Canary, but for the car. System costs $399. Later will be $299 with $10 per month charge.

YouTube TV – a $35/month live TV package aimed as a replacement for cable TV – is now available on Roku, and YouTube has said that the Apple TV app is ‘coming very soon’.

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1/31 Wednesday

Happy Uposatha! A Buddhist day of observance, in existence from the Buddha’s time (500 BCE), and still being kept today in Buddhist countries. The Buddha taught that the Uposatha day is for “the cleansing of the defiled mind,” resulting in inner calm and joy.

📺 Lecture 24 Apocalyptic and Accommodation from our continuing weekly presentation of Dale Martin’s Yale University lecture series on the Christian New Testament

🎙 Literature & Histor Podcast, Episode 49 The strange roots of love - The Poetry of Catullus

📺 Away (2016) directed by David Blair

Bill Gates new favorite book of all time is Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now

The Fate of Rome - radio interview

Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies — including bitcoin and ICOs

Nintendo earnings beat: Switch sale forecast increased to 15 million

You can now use Alexa to send SMS messages

Big Data firm Trifacta nabs $48M from Google and others for its AI-based approach to ordering data

SoftBank buys into Line’s mobile service in Japan

What the Rat Brain Is Telling Neuroscientists about Connection between PTSD and Opioids 013018

Tackling the Opioid Crisis by Understanding Trauma

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1/30 Tuesday

The Wings to Awakening: An Anthology from the Pāli Canon, by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

In 2018, let’s be altruistic, that’s what we can save us and our planet - Matthieu Ricard - Yeah, you get to use Google translate!

Did the Original Buddha Really Have a Wife and Son?

Schwann Cells Keep Signals Strong 012918

Gattaca - NeuroLogica Blog

📺 100 Feet (2008) directed by Eric Red

📺 Downsizing (2017) directed by Alexander Payne

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Chase to partner on health care

Dog-walking service Wag is replacing its CEO and accepting $300 million in cash

Child advocates urge Facebook to end Messenger Kids

UK mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful

Facebook will start prioritizing local news in user feeds

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1/29 Monday

🎙 Strength from the Basics - dharma talk, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu / Geoffrey DeGraff

📺 Daddy’s Home (2015) directed by Sean Anders

🎙 Waking Up Podcast #115 — Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss, and Matt Dillahunty - In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Lawrence Krauss and Matt Dillahunty about the threat of nuclear war, science and a universal conception of morality, the role of intuition in science, the primacy of consciousness, the nature of time, free will, the self, meditation, and other topics. This conversation was recorded at New York City Center on January 13, 2018.

A Burden Off the Mind - A Study Guide Compiled by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

Why is the Bible So Badly Written?

Shameless Organic Fearmongering

Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases. Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here

First Cryptocurrency Freight Deal Takes Russian Wheat to Turkey

Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models

How publishers will survive Facebook’s newsfeed change

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1/28 Sunday

🎙 Start the new year here - dharma talk

📺 All the Money in the World (2017) directed by Ridley Scott

YouTube Buddhism lecture series, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu / Geoffrey DeGraff, and here they are in order by subject

A Meditator’s Tools - a study guide

U.S. to make streaming services pay more for music

First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs — Krebs on Security

Google began selling its Clips camera today

Why Amazon Alexa is the best way to future-proof your smart home

Alexa Loses Her Voice In New Super Bowl Ad Starring Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Himself

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1/27 Saturday

📺 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) directed by Kenneth Branagh

🎙 Desires Have Their Reasons - evening dharma talk

🎙 A Self Rightly Directed - evening dharma talk

📺 The Post (2017) directed by Steven Spielberg

Telegram’s ICO is attracting the industry’s newer crypto investors while firms like Andreessen Horowitz sit this one out

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1/26 Friday

📺 The Others (2001) directed by Alejandro Amenábar

📺 The Religion Of Dudeism

📺 Dudeism on ABC Nightline

🎙 A talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu entitled “Freedom through Restrictions”

Google experiments in local news with an app called Bulletin

The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google

Facebook lets you tip game livestreamers $3+

China’s JD Prepares to Take on Amazon on Its Home Turf

Buddhism and the Common Cold

No Fear

The Neuroscience of Violence

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1/25 Thursday

The Memory Mavens, Part 11: Origins of the Criteria of Authenticity (1)

🎙 The Bible Geek Podcast 18-002

Book Mark Epstein, Advice Not Given

Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

Apple’s Getting Back Into the E-Books Fight Against Amazon

Why would game industry veteran Phil Harrison join Google?

Greater control with new features in your Ads Settings


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1/24 Wednesday

📺 Lecture 23 Apocalyptic and Resistance from our continuing weekly presentation of Dale Martin’s Yale University lecture series on the New Testament

📺 The Haunting (1999) directed by Jan de Bont

Why I left Google to join Grab – Steve Yegge

Sequoia and DFJ bet $66M on Front’s collaborative inbox

Google Assistant now supports voice match for multiple Netflix profiles

Amazon Go and the Future – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Apple previews iOS 11.3 - Major Updates to ARKit, Messages and More Coming This Spring

Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup Confirm.io

Location History allows Google (GOOG) to track every move you make with an Android phone

How Rinzai Zen Came to America through an Unusual Pairing

📺 BAW Online Webinar full

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1/23 Tuesday

VNV Nation - Dark Angel (Azrael)

📺 Mama (2013) directed by Andy Muschietti

🎙 Episode 90: Neb-Ma’at-Re – The History of Egypt Podcast

The Apple HomePod ships February 9 for $349, available to order this Friday

Netflix Blasts Past Q4 Subscriber-Growth Expectations, Shares Soar to All-Time High

Snapchat will now let you share some Stories outside the app

The Early Stages of the Brain

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1/22 Monday

🎙 Waking Up with Sam Harris: #114 — Politics and Sanity - In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with David Frum and Andrew Sullivan about the Trump presidency, hyper-partisanship, how democracies fail, immigration, the lowering life expectancy in the U.S., racism, social media, the opioid crisis, marijuana legalization, religion, what a healthy politics might look like, and other topics.


Microsoft unveils cheap laptops and more tools for education

Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Chang that makes its own food

Witch Hunts, an Economic Explanation

6 More Reasons to Question Josephus’ “James the brother of Jesus” passage

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1/21 Sunday

🎙 078 – Death By Sympathetic Magic – Mythology Translated

🎙 History in the Bible: 2.14 Grappling with the Greeks V: Jubilees Reconstructs Judaism

🎙 Gospel of Mary – Sunday School Dropouts

Contrite Facebook executives seek to ward off more European rules

Amazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, will finally open on Monday — with no checkout lines and no cashiers

Slack comes to Linux as a snap

Google CEO: ‘I don’t regret’ firing James Damore

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1/20 Saturday

Update on Twitter’s Review of the 2016 U.S. Election

Facebook to rank publishers in News Feed on how ‘trustworthy’ readers think they are

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1/19 Friday

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t let nephew use social media

Facebook’s latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers - Facebook to survey users to measure trust in publications, data will affect News Feed rankings; news will make up 4% of News Feed posts, down from 5%

Silicon Valley would be wise to follow China’s lead

YouTube Is Assembling New Teams To Spot Inappropriate Content Early

After initial rejection, Apple approves Wehe, an app that detects net neutrality violations by testing download speeds and video throttling in seven apps

EU says social networks remove 70% of hate speech, up from 59% in May, review 81% of reported content within 24 hours; Instagram and Google+ join the initiative

Snap Threatens Jail Time for Leakers

Amazon boosts monthly Prime fee to $12.99, while $99 annual fee remains unchanged

Apple has hired tech team from data science startup SVDS

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1/18 Thursday

🎙 Mark Epstein: The Task Is Being You by Tricycle Talks - The Buddha had a prescription to end suffering—the eightfold path. But can the Western tradition of psychotherapy build upon these essential steps? Here, Buddhist psychotherapist and bestselling author Epstein talks with Tricycle contributing editor Amy Gross about how the two realms of wisdom view the idea of self as both problematic and helpful. Drawing from his new book, Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself, to discuss the ways meditation illuminates aspects of ourselves that we’re afraid or ashamed of, allowing us to let go of the identities that constrict us.

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Apple Gives Employees $2,500 Bonuses After New Tax Law

Amazon narrows HQ2 search to 20 cities, moving to next phase in contest for $5B economic prize

Google’s Project Fi now caps data bills at $60

Apple rerouting employee shuttles after highway attacks shatter windows on buses during commutes

NT/History Blog: Episodic Tradition

The Dangers of Celebrity Culture

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1/17 Wednesday

📺 Lecture 22 Interpreting Scripture: Medieval Interpretations from our continuing weekly presentation of Dale Martin’s Yale University lecture series on the New Testament

How the Author of Acts Rewrote Stories from Luke

Luke Makes Jesus More Patient with the Fig Tree

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

YouTube Sets Stricter Requirements for Creator Partners in Response to Advertiser Concerns

TWiT is suing Twitter, alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement

It’s the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

The impromptu Slack war room where ‘net companies unite to fight Spectre-Meltdown

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1/16 Tuesday

The Catholic Church says no to gluten-free communion. Here’s why

If this microwave espresso maker ever gets made, I want one. But I’ve been waiting to hear more news it’s status for like 3 years. They seem to have dropped off the map. Or… Nestles kidnapped them / bought them out and have them locked in a basement in Switzerland some place.

🎙 Literature & History Podcast #48 The Right and the Expedient - Cicero and the Fall of the Republic

Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018

Sakyong Mipham on Why We Must Practice the Art of Good Conversation

The Fear Factor (increasing empathy & altruism) - Matthieu Ricard

More Mental Illness Denial

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1/15 Monday

The Four Seasons - Oh What a Night

Harvard Study Shows Why Big Telecom Is Terrified of Community-Run Broadband

Chinese Workers Abandon Silicon Valley for Riches Back Home

Facebook Report Sparks Danish Crackdown on Underage Sex Post

Oprah would be a disaster as president

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