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Tonight: Activision, AirPods, Adams, and your calls

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Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Knew for Years About Sexual-Misconduct Allegations at Videogame Giant (WSJ, Nov 16, 2021). Echoing what Paul Bradley Carr talked about on last week’s Techtonic: “Activision [known for Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush] has been thrown into turmoil in recent months by multiple regulatory investigations into alleged sexual assaults and mistreatment of female employees dating back years. Mr. Kotick has told directors and other executives he wasn’t aware of many of the allegations of misconduct, and he has played down others, according to people familiar with the matter and internal documents. Those documents, which include memos, emails and regulatory requests, and interviews with former employees and others familiar with the company, however, cast Mr. Kotick’s response in a different light. They show that he knew about allegations of employee misconduct in many parts of the company. He didn’t inform the board of directors about everything he knew, the interviews and documents show, even after regulators began investigating the incidents in 2018. Some departing employees who were accused of misconduct were praised on the way out, while their co-workers were asked to remain silent about the matters.” Then yesterday (Nov 21), Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Tells Colleagues He Would Consider Leaving if He Can’t Quickly Fix Problems.

Are AirPods Out? Why Cool Kids Are Wearing Wired Headphones (WSJ, Nov 13, 2021): “Beyond [a] nostalgic sheen, corded headphones can be perceived as the laissez-faire antidote to optimized, geeky corporate culture. Courtney Park, a 25-year-old social media manager, said that they are the ‘polar opposite’ of the ‘finance-bro aesthetic.’ She explained, ‘A lot of people make fun of that whole tech-finance-bro look where they always have their Patagonia vest on and their AirPods in.’ She herself recently ditched her AirPods after three years of being let down by, among other issues, their failure to charge. Corded headphones, she said, ‘have this aura of carelessness and effortlessness.’ The person in the Patagonia vest who automatically updates to the latest iPhone... is perhaps too conformist to be perceived as truly cool.”

My life without a smartphone is getting harder and harder (by Jen Wasserstein in the Guardian, Nov 4, 2021):

Americans check their smartphones an average of 96 times a day, which works out to once every 15 minutes. Two-thirds of Americans check their phones 160 times every day. Social media companies admit they exploit our dopamine receptors, designing products to hook us, such as irregularly timed rewards."

Everywhere I go, I see people staring into their screens. On sidewalks, I walk hoping people look up in time to avoid a collision. I see couples in restaurants each staring lovingly into their hand-held device. When I eat out with friends, their phone sits face-up on the table like a third wheel, pinging and flashing until attention is inevitably turned in its direction. Apologies are made and there’s always an urgency for one response, one minute.

I want to take a walk with only the city or woods taking my attention. I look up at buildings. I people-watch. Usually people are on their phones, so there’s no eye contact. The clock on my flip-phone tells me if I’ve walked for an hour. I don’t need to know how many steps I’ve walked. I have an alarm clock on my night table. I hail taxis; there’s no Uber or Lyft in my little, shrinking world. I lug whatever book I’m reading in my purse – my excuse for never reading War and Peace. I’m all about the old model; everything being replaced by innovation is what I still rely on.

...Getting back home to Spain required a Covid form with a QR code. The airline employee at the Newark check-in counter seemed baffled by my not having a smartphone and told me in a conclusive tone that the QR-coded form is required, despite my proof of vaccination. I started to panic and said, “So, everyone needs to buy one product in order to fly now?” He said, “I don’t make the rules” – an Orwellian response if ever there was one.



• New York City’s mayor-elect Eric Adams was spotted with Eric Schmidt in a victory party on election night. Then he boasted to Miami’s mayor (see above) that he’ll take his first three paychecks as mayor in bitcoin. (more in Bloomberg)

• Sally Gold quoting Eric Adams at Nov 17 tech event: “After saying he wants to be paid in Bitcoin a few weeks ago, young ppl approached him in bodegas to ask about Bitcoin, Adams said. ‘They will never again be afraid of the concept of Bitcoin,’ Adams says about young people who changed their views on it after he publicly embraced it a few weeks ago. ‘It is my belief that we should be paying our employees with a cyber wallet,’ Adams says of city’s 350,000-plus workforce.” (Past guest Shoshana Wodinsky has this to say about Adams’ idea that bitcoin would combat antisemitism.)

Bonus stories

Karen Hao (Nov 20, 2021): “Over the past few weeks, the Facebook Papers have reaffirmed that Facebook has fueled the spread of hate speech and misinformation around the world. Facebook isn’t just amplifying misinformation. The company is also funding it.” That goes for Google, too. See Karen Hao's Nov 20 Technology Review story, How Facebook and Google fund global misinformation.

Biden’s $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Hastens Beacons For Bicyclists And Pedestrians Enabling Detection By Connected Cars: “The more likely version of the future is deeply dystopian, says transport historian Peter Norton. Only the beacon-equipped will be spotted, he fears. Those choosing - say, for economic or privacy reasons - not to fit bicycle-to-vehicle beacons will be blamed for being hit by sensor-equipped cars, believes Norton, author of Autonorama, a new book which details the potential civil liberty issues that pedestrians and cyclists may face from the roll-out of driverless vehicles.” (thx, Michael)

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Listener comments!

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Handy Haversack:

Hey, Mark and all the Techyon Drives! Looking forward to the show. Elbow-deep in Crescent Roll Surprise right now, but I'm listening hard!
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ultradamno:

Mark! Triplechton-A's!
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Will the Sound Guy:

Hi Mark and all!!!
Avatar 6:00pm
HyperDose:

The crescent rolls weren't enough, Handy? You gotta butter Mark up too? :p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm
DjLorraine:

Techin in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm
tim from washington:

Hey Mark and crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm
DanFA:

Yo yo yo
  6:02pm
Jackie G:

No problem
  6:02pm
David in London:

Evening Mark and all Technoids.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
melinda:

hi friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
PaulRobeson1920:

Hi Hi Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
DanFA:

Let's turn Techtonic into a Crossfire-style tech show with Mark arguing with Matt about technology.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
Webhamster Henry:

Hi friends! One of my apps just got updated about an hour ago - but it's just a few bug fixes.
  6:03pm
queems:

HELL YES POKECHAT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
melinda:

oh no not pokemon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm
Webhamster Henry:

Pokéman NFTs ... gotta catch 'em all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm
DanFA:

Pokemon go donate to wfmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm
Folsom:

Matt needs to somehow get Don Felder into the conversation
Avatar 6:05pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Evening.
  6:05pm
Jackie G:

Mark knows what's what Tech-wise. And whatnot
Avatar 6:05pm
Bas NL:

Hi Mark! People!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
tim from washington:

Hmmmm. Word to the wise App companies. DO NOT let Matt Warwick download your apps!
  6:06pm
Glistener MW:

I love Matt’s app-usage updates! I hope that can be a semi-regularly thing now and then
  6:06pm
Jackie G:

No problem. Those words just gall Fabio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
DanFA:

Elon Musk stopping by tonight to chat about how boss NFTs are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
chresti:

Mr. Hurst's neighborhood!
  6:07pm
Glistener MW:

I’d donate $0.02 to WFMU for a Matt Warwick NFT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
tim from washington:

This is tech news to me....TiteAid requires one to sign in with or sign up for a goooogle account in order to get to schedule a COVID test.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
tim from washington:

TiteAid = RiteAid
  6:09pm
yippie:

virtual property is heading to becoming more valuable than physical property
  6:09pm
Listener Robert:

Your door has a long way to go to beat Mr. Diken's. He even gets dead people in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Good evening, Matt and early adappters!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
joe mulligan:

@Tim and the receipt is as long as a line in the grocery store this week before thanksgiving
  6:09pm
Glistener MW:

I’d play “World of Warwick”. Get on that, Matt!
Avatar 6:10pm
HyperDose:

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for lyfe!
  6:10pm
Glistener MW:

Every player could start as a Lv1 Garbageman class
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm
PaulRobeson1920:

@DanFa @6:02 “ Whether or not it draws on new scientific research, technology is a branch of moral philosophy, not of science.”

Foreword to Neil Postman’s - Technopoly


Oh my. Oh my. Oh my
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm
tim from washington:

What is a NFT again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm
Folsom:

I still don't understand why people preorder games.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:13pm
ultradamno:

That's almost as inflammatory as calling Taiwan a country
Avatar 6:13pm
ARB:

❤️Today's playlist image❤️
  6:14pm
yippie:

a digital cryptographically protected record someone owns something
  6:15pm
Glistener MW:

Nor I, Folsom — and unreturnable digital-preorders baffle me even more than physical-media ones
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:16pm
ultradamno:

Well, you can preorder TRUTH social (for free?), which is never going to happen. apps.apple.com...
  6:17pm
David in London:

Not ‘Board kept in the dark’ shocker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm
tim from washington:

@DiL - ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm
tim from washington:

Man, whatever happened to the good old days of Burger Time?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Machines controlling humans! Zombie slaves! www.gocomics.com...
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HyperDose:

@Tim Was it a Whopper® of a time?
  6:20pm
Glistener MW:

Activision’s CEO cameoing in the opening scene of “Moneyball” is now such a blight on an otherwise fantastic film.
  6:22pm
yippie:

I wear wired headphones cause I freaking hate bluetooth I need purpletooth to come out now
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HyperDose:

Bluetooth degrades audio quality. If you have to go that route, get some high-end headphones instead of earbuds. Your ears will thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm
tim from washington:

I'm finally on the cutting edge of fashion! I've been wearing corded headphones since the 80s!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:23pm
ultradamno:

I thought all this speaker tech would be in cochlear implant form by now.
  6:25pm
castor:

I wear bluetooth headphones but not apple ones. I do it b/c the wires always get caught up while im moving around the MTA
  6:25pm
David in London:

I share a name with the CEO of Goldman Sachs.
I’m frequently mistaken for a tech bro...
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:26pm
joe mulligan:

I've been wearing wired headphones because I'm worried about the radio waves. my brother-in-law got an acoustic neuroma. but I'll take the anti-tech bro movement too. when bluetooth phone earpieces started getting uncool people'd say you looked like a car service driver.
  6:26pm
Glistener MW:

Some ladyfriends prefer wired as it’s easier to tell from afar that someone’s listening to something and probably don’t want to be interrupted by you (of course, that won’t stop some pushy people from trying anyway)
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Handy Haversack:

I don't play video games ... but as a corporate culture, it seems pretty toxic. I have enjoyed Mythic Quest.

I don't use headphones either, except when I need to be in a meeting *and* listen to WFMU.

Also, I have *so* many phone numbers memorized!
  6:26pm
queems:

sometimes only my torso is cold
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joe mulligan:

vests are only good in SF bay area or Denver. no utility in any other region
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SeaCreature:

Bluetooth audio is way too slow if you walk around writing music on your phone or iPad. Wired rules.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:27pm
ultradamno:

Jacket and pants do all the work but the vest gets all the gravy!
  6:27pm
castor:

I wear vests too, but only the old fashioned ones, especially striped
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HyperDose:

You a Sunny fan, Handy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm
tim from washington:

My vest has a dickie wearing an ascot.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Sweet! So I will assume that because I use an iPod shuffle I am super cool :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

I find airline travel to be more pleasant with a pair of noise-cancelling headphones and listening to WFMU archives.
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Handy Haversack:

K8 and I keep waiting to see what will be denied us next by our not having smartphones. So far it's mostly douchebag restaurants that only have menus on QR codes. When travel is cut off ... well, that will suck.

As in "It's Always ...," HyperD? I don't know it well.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:28pm
ultradamno:

I would go for a headphone/mask Bane style combo
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PaulRobeson1920:

guns are tools created to speed the act of killing. Guns are so unimaginative in films and in video games.


You want to be like the folks on the hill? But first you must learn to smile as you kill
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:29pm
joe mulligan:

or vest work in highly AC'd up office spaces.. tech offices keep it super cold like the casinos so people have to always keep moving and activated to stay warm = higher productivity/less sleepyness
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herb.nyc:

Thx, mark, for citing Lower East Side Ecology Center. Yes, we will accept yr Surveillance Devices, and peripherals (hello airbuds). I work for LESEC, and will staff the food scraps table at Union square greenmarket tomw, 8-5pm. Bring yr surveillance devices, plz. Thx. (Note, gmkt is never on tue at Union Sq *except* for thanksgiving week)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm
Handy Haversack:

K8's Light Phone came yesterday!
  6:30pm
Old Dave:

I narrowly miss running over people with all kinds of phone and head pods and big ear muff things on as they stagger back and forth on local streets with their dogs on long leashes.
Pennsylvania law requires me to give 4 feet of distance to pass these languidly wandering people who can't hear a car approaching, and if I ever graze one it is a lawsuit!
You hit the spot again, Mark..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm
DanFA:

Kneel, peasant.
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joe mulligan:

chip in your brain will really sift a lot of us
  6:30pm
David in London:

I remember being at a Barry Adamson gig a few years ago, and a guy in the row in front was phone fiddling quite badly. I was just starting to get irritated, when the guy next to him, obviously past his breaking point, literally swatted it out of his hand. It was magnificent. A little aggressive, true. But also magnificent.
  6:31pm
yippie:

some Jews say kosher phone for a phone that can't get the internet or porn
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:32pm
ultradamno:

@DiL Picked up BA's new ep for Bandcamp Friday last, really good, by the way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm
Handy Haversack:

I will shout "put your fucking phones down" repeatedly at concerts. I don't care anymore. It's so inconsiderate. Not holding my breath for the phones coming up with a "concert mode" that presents a black screen on the back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm
chresti:

I had fake air pods. they would pop out of my ears whenever I chewed
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HyperDose:

Light Phone looks cool and I get it, just wouldn't recommend it if you're trying to meet new people in this day and age.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm
DanFA:

Schmitty?
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Handy Haversack:

HyperDose, there's no one you need to meet who isn't on this (or Ken's) board!
Avatar 6:34pm
ARB:

Here for Dune humor and fashion advice
  6:34pm
David in London:

Ultradamno, cool. Have you seen his new biography? Wow, it’s quite a read. Massive respect for Barry.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
ultradamno:

I had not but will look for it now!
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DanFA:

@ARB, the spice must flow
  6:35pm
queems:

big yikes
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Handy Haversack:

The slow blade penetrates the bro vest, ARB.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Google surveillance kiosks in all apartment hallways!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
shiloh in spirit:

every time you screenshot an NFT someone in new york city disappears
  6:36pm
yippie:

I think now New York has the strictest laws in USA about crypto now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm
tim from washington:

I'll take his direct deposit paychecks if bitcoin isn't available.
  6:36pm
Old Dave:

So let's all just burn our USD savings...
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ARB:

The internet is like a Melange Spice consciousness orgy experiment gone Frankenstein
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm
tim from washington:

What's an NFT? (for real question)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm
DanFA:

Hello fellow kids. Would you like to buy some bit coins? They're fire.
  6:37pm
David in London:

ARB, wired headphones pair nicely with a stillsuit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm
shiloh in spirit:

bitcoin/ETH is just extremely environmentally unhealthy it's really shitty and not very private
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm
Handy Haversack:

Start writing your city councilpeople. They skew a lot more progressive than cop mayor (at least some do).
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ARB:

LOL David iL
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HyperDose:

CRYING, Shiloh 😂
Darn you, Handy. Stop making so much sense!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
ultradamno:

@I don't know but I saw that Quentin Tarantino got sued by Miramax (still exist?) for making Pulp Fiction ones...which is pretty funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
Handy Haversack:

tim: see here: wfmu.org...

From here: www.wfmu.org...
  6:38pm
yippie:

most nyc workers don't know enough about crypto to keep their own crypto wallets
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Megaroni:

He’s already in the pocket of Silicon Valley, pathetic and so out of touch with real New Yorkers
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:39pm
joe mulligan:

I've found it very common for tech companies I've worked for to force apps/technology on employees (classpass required to redeem free workouts etc.) but New York City employees? No way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm
Handy Haversack:

Mark: "New York used to be ..."
K8: "... interesting!"

Also: when I can answer all questions with links to WFMU content, I have transcended the matrix, gone into the west, and shot the curl.
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Carmichael:

Put that down. Water is for closers.
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chresti:

I think tech bros wear vests because it hides their pot bellies.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:40pm
ultradamno:

Well, it's all for laundering money, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm
PaulRobeson1920:

Yes
  6:41pm
David in London:

When I am world ruler (benign despot, natch), you will all be forced to wear vests. British 1940s style string vests that is...
  6:41pm
Old Dave:

Philadelphia can't get more than half it's workers to get vaccinated. So, good luck ever getting them on board with crypto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
tim from washington:

Techtonic needs a Bro Tech Vest for the next Marathon premium.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
Handy Haversack:

It was in mid-November 2021 that the seeds of the Benign Waistcoat Empire were planted ... and that eventually would bloom among the stars.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
DjLorraine:

The light phone packaging is minimalistic but classy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Mayor Adams can confer with El Salvador President Nayib Bukele on Bitcoin cities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm
solo mon:

Don’t invest in vests!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm
RevErie:

i just got my light phone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
Handy Haversack:

DjLorraine, we haven't set K8's up yet, partly because we're both kind of like, "What's a SIM card again?"
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Analog Nights:

Requiring people to have certain tech, credit card or crypto etc to complete a basic transaction seems exclusionary and maybe there should be a federal law?
  6:44pm
?:

Angry white hipster luddites unite !!!
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PaulRobeson1920:

@Ultradamno Drugs are the largest single commodity on Earth & Remember there exists an artificial constraint on the trade.
Prohibition drives the price of an illegal drug up 1,000% and this Crime Tariff has resulted in corruption on a massive scale.
  6:46pm
David in London:

Any takers for VestCoin, my new crypto currency?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
DjLorraine:

Unless it's a Alignmed vest for muscle activation not compression
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
PaulRobeson1920:

Cocaine is NOW worth more than Gold, Gram for Gram
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Fredericks:

Don't use Google as a verb.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
ultradamno:

Drugs are bigger than vests?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
Handy Haversack:

I'll have a fob's weight, David.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
tim from washington:

@DiL - I'll email you my bank account, routing number and social security number.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
ultradamno:

...though a good vest will have a watch pocket you can put drugs in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm
Handy Haversack:

Hey, 20-somethings: wfmu.store...
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Carmichael:

My Levi's already have that li'l drug pocket.
  6:48pm
yippie:

I'm actually more into the third hand clothing stores
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:48pm
spacecadet:

koss porta-pros for ever!!!
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Analog Nights:

I see lots of 20 somethings with old SLR cameras now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
chresti:

Safari vests have a lot of pockets
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
DjLorraine:

Handy Haversack i am un techy :(... but i love this show
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Carmichael:

Inner City Pressure by Flight of the Conchords: "considering 2nd hand underpants ..."
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
joe mulligan:

the vest can have a tech bro logo stitched on it, they're cheaper than jackets, and they fit easier than jackets or shirts. Combined with the cold AC in offices to keep people moving/active, it's also free advertising/bragging like a tribe. Tough Mudder employees always wore logo'd clothes in DUMBO and they thought they were so cool but they were really the laughing stock of the neighborhood
  6:49pm
David in London:

Tim, you won’t regret it. (Until you do.)
Handy, this is going to be the biggest investment opportunity since your spork empire.
  6:49pm
MarSea:

Yes - suit vests are super cool - even better if vintage!
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HyperDose:

The official WFMU football phone
  6:49pm
castor:

I'm so cool, I just wear clothes I find on the sidewalk in NY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
PaulRobeson1920:

Where does the $ go? Billions of dollars has to get laundered somehow? In real estate and in crypto. Banana Republicanism on a large scale and the fruits are starting to ripen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
PaulRobeson1920:

“Facebook will stop those Drug Trafficking Organizations”
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
spacecadet:

Steam WFMU to a rasberry pi: www.pimusicbox.com
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
ultradamno:

The other thing about NFTs that I know, aside from the QT lawsuit, is Elijah Wood got in trouble recently for witlessly buying and promoting racist cartoonist George Trosley's NFTs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
Handy Haversack:

James is NOT letting go of the Bluetooth adapter. Nice call, James!

HyperD, I'm in!
  6:51pm
matt:

So we are forgetting how much the wired ones suck? They stop working if you look at them cross eyed, and you just have to replace them, and if you are working at all doing anything physical the cable always get caught. That said, head phone jacks should be mandated by law.
  6:51pm
MarSea:

I now always refer to my phone as my Tracking Device after seeing "LadyBird"
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ultradamno:

(and when I say 'racist cartoonist' he's not a cartoonist who got caught being racist, he's artist of breathtakingly racist cartooon)
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Webhamster Henry:

Nothing new: bikes are always at fault in any accident, according to car drivers everywhere.
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Analog Nights:

Mandating sensors for bicyclists will never happen in NYC.
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Handy Haversack:

Well, one does not simply walk into Mordor, ultradamno. Not without consequences.
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lpfnrobin:

Beacons are not smart. Smarts are about the orchestrations. Who can trust the DJ/MC all the times.........................
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MarSea:

What's wrong with lights and florescence while biking? oh wait...
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ultradamno:

My town is full of nighttime drunk bicyclists, it's a hazard.
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yippie:

it doesn't need to be a mandate, it's just going to be standard built into car AI
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Old Dave:

Oh no- it will get worse? The senseless dog walkers and presuming bikers won't have me
watching out for them much longer.
They will be mown down.
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Carmichael:

What is an NFT?
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Webhamster Henry:

Some Teslas locked out their drivers in when one of their servers went down. thehill.com...
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PaulRobeson1920:

Ding ding ding ding…. Technopoly- “The Surrender of Culture to Technology”
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lpfnrobin:

We only wake up at night, the daylight too much rbi high hi height
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joe mulligan:

It may also be that there originally was a problem with autonomous cars recognizing bikes.. I've seen articles years ago saying that if a cyclist stopped at an intersection even to do a repair, the auto driving car would never move forward. so messengers in SF would do "track stands" just to mess with the early tests of self-driving cars
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Handy Haversack:

Hey, Old Dave, check out the current playlist graphic. It's a thinker.

Carmichael: Non-fungible token:

wfmu.org...

From here: www.wfmu.org...
  6:56pm
David in London:

Mark, can I just say, I like the odd guest book author, but I love it most when you just talk and go the full Hurst on us.
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lpfnrobin:

Yah handy. I need to be ambidextrous
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Webhamster Henry:

Mark needs to clear the the slushpile once in a while.
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joe mulligan:

so the bike beacons win twice for tech: once to fix their bug, secondly to surveil
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Old Dave:

Where is that graphic from?
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bLeubombersune:

and tne insurance companies will not cover your medical cost for injuries
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Fishtown Mike:

Great show, Mark!
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P-90:

Plus one for “The Full Hurst”
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ultradamno:

See you in two weeks.
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RevErie:

the wired headphones act as an antenna while listening to tha radio on your phone
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PaulRobeson1920:

Thank you Mark!!!!


Ding ding ding ding ding
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lpfnrobin:

Take care of each other. UDmN
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Handy Haversack:

100 percent, David. Mark is the ideal of commitment and just cause. He is giving an ever-renewing gift by bringing these things to light and avoiding the corporate cant that forms so much of modern discourse.

Thanks as ever, Mark. It is, I have to say, a mitzvah.

Later on, Techyons!
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listener 126464:

Loved the show Mark!
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HyperDose:

Thanks, Mark! Bummer about Activision, but glad they're getting their acts together.
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tim from washington:

Hey guys, I'm off to check out the fridge. Aw shit, I just surveilled myself!

Thanks, Mark. I am truly thankful for Techtonic.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

The person who invents the hoverbikes where people are up above the cars will make millions!
Thanks, Mark. Enjoy the week off.
  6:58pm
Glistener MW:

but also, befund the show! — WFMU.org/pledge
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Mark Hurst:

Thanks, everyone!
  6:58pm
Glistener MW:

Great show, Mark!!!
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chresti:

Thanks Mark!
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David in London:

DM me to buy VestCoin everyone...
Night all. Thanks Mark.
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HyperDose:

In the style of Lonely Island, nice!
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joe mulligan:

Full Hurst! thanks Mark
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lpfnrobin:

Mark....TBC thank you
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Mark Hurst:

Thanks for commenting & tuning in tonight. Sorry I couldn't comment throughout the show - I was busy at the time... but I will read through all the comments. Thanks & have a good week.
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