What Biden Said

I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son… You go down the list of all these guys. Well, guess what? At least there was some civility. But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We […]

Campus Delivery Robot

Prompted by a note from Listener Zach, we discuss the trend of “autonomous food delivery vehicles” on college campuses. Some of the highlights: “A non-robot way would be: a fixed program that says go forward 10 feet, turn right 90 degrees, go left 10 feet….it would never make it.” “I don’t know if I want […]

House Hunters

Per Slate: My story will possibly burst your bubble about the show. If this is not something you want, stop reading now. The first thing you need to know is that in neither episode of House Hunters were Jeff and I actually … house hunting. One time we’d already closed on the house we “chose” in the […]

Bodies in Seats

An amazingly powerful read. From The Verge: At Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site, operated by Cognizant in Tampa, FL one contractor has died, others have developed PTSD and fear for their lives.

Boaty’s Voyage of Discovery

I honestly feel like this was the best possible outcome, considering the naming kerfuffle previously. The yellow little submarine who could. From the NY Post: And when Boaty [the ship’s remotely operated undersea vehicle] took its first expedition in April 2017 to study the depths of the Southern Ocean, it uncovered a key process linking […]