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15% Extra – Show 178 – 2 November 2018

 

15% Extra Strong

Hooray ! we extended Halloween another week with more monstrous mashups and metal.
A healthy selection of tech news again this week and plenty of science.
Thanks as ever to the faithful nerds in the chatroom for submitting some fine music selections.
More Halloween next week 😀

TRACK LIST

Celebrity Murder Party — The 13 Sins of Scooby Doo
Iron Maiden — The Prophecy
DJ Robotron — PROTEUS IV MIX
Dyslexic Fudgicle — International Erection
Autopilot — Devil Went Down On Betty
Rudec — Speechless Supremacy (Muse vs Lady Gaga)
The Beatles — Blue Jay Way
Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade — D’s Diner
G3RSt — Boogie Dragula (Rob Zombie vs Earth Wind and Fire)

SHOW TOPICS

Mario Segale, namesake for Nintendo’s mascot, dies at 84
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/11/mario-segale-namesake-for-nintendos-mascot-dies-at-84/

Fake Cambridge Analytica ad hits Facebook
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46043578
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/26/facebook_plays_whacatroll_with_iran/

Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/19/facebook_hires_nick_clegg/

Musk: New Tesla summon feature will “follow you like a pet”
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/11/musk-new-tesla-summon-feature-will-follow-you-like-a-pet/

It’s been a week since engineers approved a new DNS encryption standard and everyone is still yelling
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/30/dns_over_https_controversy/

Samsung agrees to payouts after worker deaths
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46060376

This revolution will not be televised – but it will be sanctioned: Googlers walk out over ‘sex pest’ executive scandals
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/01/google_employees_walk_out/

Oculus co-founder: “Free is still not cheap enough” for current VR tech
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/11/oculus-co-founder-free-is-still-not-cheap-enough-for-current-vr-tech/

Anatomy of a sextortion scam
https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/10/anatomy-of-sextortion-scam.html
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/necurs-botnet-distributing-sextortion-email-scams/

Complete Works Of Shakespeare Hidden Inside Twitter Thumbnail Image
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/complete-works-of-shakespeare-hidden-inside-twitter-thumbnail-image/

Stupid Patent of the Month: How 34 Patents Worth $1 Led to Hundreds of Lawsuits
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/stupid-patent-month-how-34-patents-worth-1-led-hundreds-lawsuits
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/11/most-litigious-patent-enforcer-in-us-calls-it-quits-files-bankruptcy/

Kepler telescope dead after finding thousands of worlds
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-kepler-telescope-dead-thousands-worlds.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-11-mikulski-archive-space-telescopes-kepler.html
The Dawn spacecraft exploring the asteroid belt has gone dark
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/the-dawn-spacecraft-exploring-the-asteroid-belt-has-gone-dark/

Spying out ancient ruins on Earth from space
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/ars-lunch-break-spying-out-ancient-ruins-on-earth-from-space/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/ars-on-your-lunch-break-finding-pharoah-and-spotting-looters-from-orbit/

Most detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-material-orbiting-black-hole.html

Numbers in the news? Make sure you don’t fall for these 3 statistical tricks
https://phys.org/news/2018-11-news-dont-fall-statistical.html

One way to reduce food waste: Use it to make soil healthier
https://phys.org/news/2018-11-food-soil-healthier.html

Dams and the damage they do
https://phys.org/news/2018-11-dams-and-the-damage-they.html

Researchers achieve breakthrough in process to produce hydrogen fuel
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-breakthrough-hydrogen-fuel.html