Episode 105: Don’t DMCA The Messenger

Grumpy Old Bens

On this episode we talk about a program used to download web videos being removed from GitHub, transcriptions coming to the podcast specification, Wikipedia wokeness, what Socialized medicine would look like in the United States, and more. Thank you for listening! Please consider supporting the show.

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NOTES / LINKS:

Has Covid killed off the flu? Experts pose the intriguing question as influenza cases nosedive by 98% across the globe
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8875201/Has-Covid-killed-flu.html

YouTube-dl removed from GitHub after RIAA DMCA notice
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/youtube-dl-removed-from-github-after-riaa-dmca-notice/

Experts Warn of Privacy Risks Caused by Link Previews in Messaging Apps
https://thehackernews.com/2020/10/mobile-messaging-apps.html

The US now seems to be pinning all of its hopes on COVID-19 therapies and vaccines
https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/25/the-us-now-seems-to-be-pinning-all-of-its-hopes-on-covid-19-therapies-and-vaccines/

Deaths and Mortality in the USA
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

Average 2019 American spent $15,245 combined on food, clothing, healthcare, and entertainment, and had $18,764 stolen in taxes
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/terence-p-jeffrey/americans-spent-more-taxes-2019-food-clothing-health-care-and

Youtube-DL source taken down from github by RIAA DMCA notice
https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/10/24/0058203

Wikipedia deletes “List of scientists who disagree with the scientific consensus on global warming”
https://electroverse.net/wikipedia-deletes/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List_of_scientists_who_disagree_with_the_scientific_consensus_on_global_warming

What wikipedia considers “notable”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Death_Note_episodes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Naruto_episodes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Friends_episodes

Expensify gets woke
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-23/expensify-biden-email-goes-out-to-10-million-customers

FEE analysis of deaths under US healthare vs socialized systems
https://fee.org/articles/if-american-healthcare-kills-european-healthcare-kills-more/

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