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RFID // Tracking // Disney // Lexus // Facebook //

Katherine reminds us of how she had warned that RFID would be used for tracking in the name of convenience.  She relates the story of the Alston Towers theme park in the UK.  Disney has built upon this.  Now Lexus is using RFID in ads in Wired magazine.  Facebook is using acquisitons to get what it does not have.

Disney's ‘NextGen’ plan is expected cut wait times for rides and more

What is Disney Doing With RFID at its Theme Parks?

RFID-enabled Lexus Ad Debuts in Pages of Wired Magazine

Facebook sweeps up e-commerce talent by acquiring Tagtile

Epcot entrance image: Entrance to Epcot and other Disney parks could be accelerated by a combination of RFID and fingerprint scanning. Image: Bryan Peters

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Paul  Gautschi // Back to Eden // Organic Sustainable Farming //

What an enlightening hour!  Paul provides insight and direction in starting your own sustainable organic garden.  In a nutshell it is all about the cover.  It is low labor and high yield.  Watch his film - Back to Eden and listen to this hour.  Thanks to Jim Arnold who recommended this guest.  Thanks for the call from Jim in Washington and the email from a listener.

Back to Eden film

Over the Garden Fence: 'Back to Eden' teaches to mimic nature in our gardens


Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 15:01
Tue., April 01, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

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Land Lines // Daylight Savings // Smart TVs // April Fools // Facebook v. Google //

They are working to phase out land lines.  Katherine explains how that will be a hardship during emergencies.  Daylight savings time impacts the number of heart attacks the Monday following.  Smart TVs can be hacked.  Katherine tells us about an low tech April Fools joke she played when she was young.  Facebook and Google seem to be having another go aroung.  This about drone use.

Prepare To Hang Up The Phone, Forever

Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks: study

Philips Smart TVs wide open to Gmail cookie theft, other serious hacks

Highjacking a Facebook Account With SMS

Why Zuckerberg prefers drones to Google's balloons

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Scott Cleland // Land Lines // Google //

Katherine and Scott discuss the reason for the move to retiring land lines stemming from being technology from the 1880's.  They seque into the lawsuit against Google for it reading emails before delivery to the recipient.  Thus far it has survived a challenge to dismiss.  Google has been concerned about Facebook employees - and it came out in emails. Some of the richest people are techies that make their money by selling our privacy.

Scott Cleland

Precursor, llc

Prepare to Hang Up the Phone, Forever

Copper phone lines being phased out

Is Google Too Big to Sue Over Gmail Privacy Concerns?

Google’s Widespread Wiretapping Could Have Snowden-esque Repercussions

Fread v. Google, Inc. (pdf)

bMail and Google’s “Content One Box”

Emails detail Google's battle to stop Facebook from poaching its employees

Exhibit 666

The Richest People on the Planet Now


Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 22:50
Mon., March 31, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

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Glowing Plants // Reading Minds //

Katherine was creeped out when she saw the work on developing a glow in the dark plant.  Now it is reality and on sale commercially.  Another creepy idea is reading your mind.  Another creepy story relates to technology to read your mind.

Glowing Plant

Glow-in-the-dark plants go on sale

We know what you’re thinking: Scientists find a way to read minds

Happily Surprised! People Use More Facial Expressions Than Thought

HowJSay - Guanine

HowJSay -Thymine

HowJSay -Cytosine

HowJSay -Andenine

Mind reading 2b.jpg

Twenty facial expressions of basic and compound emotion categories. From left to right and top to bottom, these categories correspond to: happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised, disgusted, happily surprised, happily disgusted, sadly fearful, sadly angry, s

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Mary Jo Sonntag // History //

Westward Ho!  Mary Jo talks about history of western expansion as revealed through 120 years of a treasure trove of family letters.  Very fascinating discussion.

Write if You Live to Get There

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 15:51
Sat., March 29, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

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China // Posture // iPads // Oculus Rift //

Selling air? China is doing this with all their smog. Chiropractors are warning us about the adverse impacts of electronic devices.  Will the excuse for using GoogleGlass? Russia is not using Apple products because of spying fears.  Minecraft was scared off by Facebook's planned use of Oculus Rift.

China sells BOTTLED AIR to tourists as smog described as 'environmental crisis'

Texting for long periods 'could lower life expectancy'

Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

Minecraft release for Oculus Rift canceled, creator creeped out by Facebook


Dense smog: Pollution levels in China have been described as an environmental disaster by the WHO Air in a bottle: Oxygen Bunnies hand out bottles of fresh air as part of a promotion in China

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Joe Carvalko // Implants // Medical Ethics //

Joe talks about his research into medical implants including RFID and the medical ethics of such implants.

Joe Carvalko

VeriChip RFID Implants in Mexican Attorney General's Office Overstated


Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 17:16
Fri., March 28, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

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Good News Friday //

'Phantom' quints pregnancy devastates dad-to-be

Stian Ytterdahl, Norwegian teen tattoos McDonald’s receipt on arm.

Sweden Leads the Way in Dumping Socialism

Study shows families need to swap the gadgets for an outdoor adventure

Drone-assisted hunting to be illegal in Alaska after game board decision

Turkey's attempt to ban Twitter is a big failure on Day 1

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Robert Ellis Smith // Privacy //

Robert joins Katherine to discuss state privacy laws.

Privacy Journal

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 16:15
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