🎧 A deep dive into cucurbit names

A deep dive into cucurbit names by Jeremy Cherfas from Eat This Podcast
Continuing the short season of bits and pieces that didn't quite fit in the year's episodes by getting to grips with the origin of "gherkin" and other names we give cucurbits.
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🎧 India’s bread landscape and my plans here | Eat This Podcast

India’s bread landscape and my plans here by Jeremy Cherfas from Eat This Podcast
I’ve hinted before that I’d like to do more constructed shows here, where I speak to a few different people about a topic to try and get a broader sense of the subject. They’re harder to do, but more rewarding, and they consistently get more listeners. The problem is that as a one-man band, I don’t have the time I need to do that kind of show very often. As an experiment, I’m going to try chunking episodes into seasons, with a break between seasons when I’ll be working on those more complex shows. I’m not sure yet how long either the seasons or the breaks will be.
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This Week in Google 386: You Got Something Jammed in There Good

This Week in Google 386: You Got Something Jammed in There Good by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis from twit.tv
How targeted ads on Google and Facebook are affecting politics and destroying mass media. CES 2017: Alexa everywhere, Samsung's Chromebook Pro, Asus ZenFones, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. Google Home's New Year Resolutions. Jeff's Number: Celebrity Telethon on Facebook Live vs. Trump inauguration Mathew's Stuff: From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers) Leo's Tool: Pre-register Super Mario Run for Android

This Week in Google 384: Schmoopie

This Week in Google 384: Schmoopie by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from twit.tv
What the world searched for in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg's AI home assistant sounds like Morgan Freeman, fake news, Uber loses $3 billion, Tom Wheeler quits the FCC, Waymo minivans. Stacey's Thing: Canary Flex Jeff's Number: $250 million home for tech in NYC Leo's Tool: Netgear Orbi

This Week in Google 383: The Spectacles Spectacular

This Week in Google 383: The Spectacles Spectacular by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from twit.tv
Trump meets with tech leaders. Yahoo reveals a new hack of 1 billion accounts. Google's self-driving division is now a new Alphabet company called Waymo. Google Assistant will add Actions on Google. Android Things, Google's IoT platform, gets a developer preview. Is Magic Leap a hoax?

🎧 Gillmor Gang: Unborn Child

Gillmor Gang: Unborn Child by Steve Gillmor from TechCrunch
The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 26, 2016. Oh no, Volumetrics meets the Beatles in a trip forward down memory lane. Eventually we even discover the chewy center.

Note from 12/20/16: Like others commented on the show, the concept of the Unborn Child and the Living Dead in analogizing new technologies (at least from the perspective of venture capital) is a very interesting and useful one.

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🎧 Gillmor Gang: Monetize This

Gillmor Gang: Monetize This by John Taschek, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor from TechCrunch
Recorded live Friday, September 2, 2016. Waiting for latency can be a lonely thing, but the media march toward live streaming reaches new urgency.

🎧 This Week in Google 382: Last Media

This Week in Google 382: Last Media by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Mathew Ingram from twit.tv
Google goes 100% renewable in 2017. Google and Minecraft's Hour of Code plans. Amazon Go is a vision for the automated grocery store. New Qualcomm 10nm server chips. YouTube Rewind 2016. Pardon Edward Snowden! Mathew Ingram's pick: Design Solutions for Fake News Google Doc is a collaborative effort to combat fake news. Stacey's things: GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control and iDevices Outdoor Switch - control your holiday lights from your phone! Leo's Picks: Dark Patterns catalogs user interfaces designed to trick people, and QEMU Advent Calendar 2016 is the geekiest advent calendar ever.

Mention of Dark Patterns which sounds like an interesting UX/UI resource for “fighting user deception worldwide.”

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🎧 Episode 29: Dot blog | Timetable

Episode 29: Dot blog by Manton Reece from Timetable
Manton Reece describes how he registered the domain name micro.blog and what he might do with it.

From a big proponent of microblogging, this seems suspiciously like a micropodcast.

I’m surprised more people aren’t doing something like this. I’m considering doing something similar myself now.

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🎧 This Week in Google 381: Bikinis in the Man Cave

This Week in Google 381: Bikinis in the Man Cave by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Kevin Marks from twit.tv
Google will make $4 billion in sales from the Pixel and Pixel XL. Gooligan hack puts malware on 1 million Android phones. The petition to repeal the Snoopers' Charter has gotten over 100,000 signatures. The Internet Archive is moving to Canada. San Francisco transit hit by ransomware attack. How to start an infinite loop with Amazon Echo and Google Home.
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🎧 This Week in Google 380: Cauliflower Sex Tape

This Week in Google 380: Cauliflower Sex Tape by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from twit.tv
How micro-targeted ads on Facebook helped get Donald Trump elected. Intel's place in a world of single-purpose devices. Google's lip reading Deep Mind. Pixel phone re-sellers unbanned from Google. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in VR on YouTube.

🎧 This Week in Google 379: Ixnay on the Eet-tway

This Week in Google 379: Ixnay on the Eet-tway by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from twit.tv
Does Facebook have a responsibility to weed out fake news stories? Google releases PhotoScan to digitize your old pictures. Google Translate gets some machine learning improvements. Twitter kicks out alt-right users. BLU phones sending user info to China. Snapchat Spectacles will be available in Tulsa next - and Snapchat files a secret IPO. Stacey's Thing: June oven Jeff's Number: Facebook's new measurement strategies Leo's Thing: 2016 MacBook Pro

A great episode as usual. The discussion at the beginning on the fake news issue in the media recently was particularly good.

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Dave Brubeck – Time Series

Dave Brubeck – Time Series, a playlist by Chris Aldrich on Spotify from Spotify
A playlist featuring The Dave Brubeck Quartet and their complete "Time" series

Including Time Out, Time Further Out, Time Changes, Countdown: Time in Outer Space, and Time In, this series of albums commonly known as the Time Series from Dave Brubeck and the Dave Brubeck Quartet is a masterclass in how important time is in music as well as how it can evolve.

Here you’ll find Brubeck experimenting with time signatures including recordings of “Take Five” in 5/4 time, “Pick Up Sticks” in 6/4, “Unsquare Dance” in 7/4, “World’s Fair” in 13/4, and “Blue Rondo à la Turk” in 9/8.

This is a great way to spend the day/night when you have some active listening time.

Album Art from Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring abstract art

 

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