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$59m Crypto Incinerated, Big Firefox DoH, Smart Pet Feeding is Stupid, All Music is Public Domain

  • Episode 644
  • February 26, 2020
  • 2,305

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A man hid the keys to $59M worth of Bitcoin with his fishing gear, which got thrown out and incinerated while he was in jail. - Firefox has turned on encrypted DNS by default to thwart snooping ISPs. - Automatic pet feeding systems could starve your pet in event of failure. - Musicians have algorithmically generated every possible melody and released them to the public domain. - Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101. - SpaceX has their permit for a Starship rocket facility in the Los Angeles port. - A new algorithm could prevent autonomous vehicles from crashing. - ESET has uncovered a serious vulnerability in common WiFi chips.

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Is Smart Tech Making Us Stupid? The Petnet "Smart" Feeder Stopped Feeding Pets for a Week.

  • Episode 644
  • February 26, 2020
  • 196

Robbie thinks our faith in smart tech has made us stupid as owners of a convenience device designed to release food for pets say their animals were left hungry during a week-long system failure.

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Massive Structure Found in Antarctica Using Google Earth: Could It Be a Ziggurat?

  • Episode 641
  • February 5, 2020
  • 2,190

A Google Earth user has found a '2,000ft structure' emerging from the snow. The so-called monolith was compared to a ziggurat – a massive structure built in ancient Mesopotamia and Iran.

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