IC 19: Surprise, Facebook is Bad

Michael and Randolf dive into the complex story of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, and what a “good” social network should be. They also discuss Randolf’s “new” gaming system, a spectrum of battle royale games, and Michael finally has tried Breath of the Wild. Plus GIBI sees a cute school project, possible deepfakes, memes in the wild, and more.

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Show Notes
Cambridge Analytica articles by The Guardian
The Case against Facebook by Vox
News Feed Eradicator extension for Chrome
Facebook says sorry in full-page newspaper ads by The Verge
“Facebook killers” like Ello
Nearly half of U.S. teens prefer Snapchat over other social media by Recode

Gaming
PS Vita
Persona 4: Golden
Fortnite: Battle Royale
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Surviv.io
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Randolf’s Good: Producer dad helps kid with weather report video
Michael’s Bad: People are faking an image/GIF of Emma Gonzalez (Parkland student) ripping up a constitution.
Randolf’s Bad: Facebook, again. Many people are participating in the twitter #DeleteFacebook campaign (Elon Musk also deletes his Facebook pages)
Michael’s Good: Teens at March for Our Lives using Spongebob memes on signs (via Daily Dot) (Mocking Spongebob and Savage Patrick on Know Your Meme)
4chan on Wikipedia

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IC 18: What’s With Alexa?

Michael gives his review of Black Panther, he and Randolf discuss whether Black Mirror is hitting its stride or going off the rails, and lots of detailed gaming talk around a PUBG imitator. That plus more Netflix #content, people’s Alexa speakers are acting weird, and a live on-air meltdown.

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Show Notes
Black Panther on Wikipedia
Black Mirror signed for new season
Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce is a disappointment on Eater

Gaming
Surviv.io
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Steam
Agar.io
Slay the Spire on Steam
Hearthstone on Wikipedia
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on Wikipedia

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Michael’s Good: Altered Carbon on Wikipedia
Randolf’s Bad: Twitter video of Alexa laughing
Amazon’s patch for Alexa on The Verge
Super bowl Alexa ad on The Verge
Michael’s Bad: Sam Nunberg story on Vox and The Washington Post
Randolf’s Good: Violent video game research article and research summary

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IC 16: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

There’s a lot of weird stuff in this one. Michael and Randolf discuss the DeepFake trend on Reddit that has been in the news. Weird cryptocurrencies you’ve never heard of, as well as some Bitcoin discussion. Some bloody indie gaming, and then a GIBI about social networks, Disney, and beautiful HBO shows we love.

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Show Notes
SFW DeepFakes subreddit
r/DeepCage
Neural network technology
CGP Grey: How Robots Learn
“Be Right Back” Black Mirror Episode
r/Garlicoin
Banks get cold feet about Bitcoin

Gaming
Martial Arts Brutality on Steam
Hearthstone from Blizzard

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Randolf’s Good: Facebook’s usage drops, but Zuckerberg says it’s okay.
Michael’s Bad: The Solo TV Spot was meh. (They have since release a full trailer, but my thoughts are still similar about their teasers for the movie.)
Randolf’s Bad: r/AskReddit thread “Which Disney character would you want to have sex with?”
Michael’s Good: Westworld Season 2 trailer

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IC 15: Pineapple on a Leash

Michael and Randolf return for their first (publishable) episode of 2018. Some people aren’t liking the Last Jedi, a discussion of the merits of sleep, and some weird GIF based subreddits. Randolf is playing a cool Early Access game, and GIBI features both climate change denial and appreciation of fruit.

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Show Notes
Star Wars The Last Jedi on IMDb
Reactions to Star Wars The Last Jedi (articles on WaPo, Vox)
The Last Jedi is almost a Tragedy (Vox)
Why do we need to sleep? (The Atlantic)
r/nonononoyes (examples 1, 2, and others)
r/maybemaybemaybe

Gaming
Slay the Spire on Steam
Hearthstone from Blizzard

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Michael’s Good: Call Me By Your Name fan goes to Italy and takes photos (article, original tweets).
Michael’s Bad: NOAA says 2017 was the warmest year on record, Twitter idiots disagree .
Also Mashable review of the study and Vox’s graphic

Randolf’s Bad: Twitch streamer DrDisrespect announces his return to streaming, after marriage infidelity scandalMany commenters suggest that this entire thing was a ploy. (Also mentioned: Game Grumps on YouTube)
Randolf’s Good: r/KnightsOfPineapple

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IC 14: A Year in Review

A spoiler-free preview of Star Wars The Last Jedi (AKA Michael and Randolf make a bunch of guesses about the movie), and an episode reviewing the year that was 2017. We look at Reddit novelty accounts gone by, what’s happened in podcasting, and our favorite games of the past year. We also replace Good Internet, Bad Internet with a superlative Best Internet, Worst Internet. We hope you all enjoy and we’ll see you in 2018!

Please note that we do discuss current American politics in this episode starting around 50:10 for about 15 minutes.

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Show Notes
Star Wars The Last Jedi on IMDb
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on IMDb
Solo: A Star Wars Story on IMDb 
u/AWildSketchAppeared says he’s leaving Reddit
u/Poem_for_your_sprog
u/Shitty_Watercolour
Will Wheaton’s reddit account
Serial podcast on Overcast
S-Town podcast on Overcast
The Daily podcast by the New York Times
Missing Richard Simmons podcast on Overcast

Gaming
Factorio on Steam
Notch’s review of Factorio on Twitter
Starcraft II
Overwatch
World of Warcraft
Blizzard Entertainment on Wikipedia
The Witcher 3

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Michael’s Best and Worst Internet: Twitter
New York Times article about the President’s daily routine
Randolf’s Worst: The politicization of everything online (and offline)
Randolf’s Best: r/place (see the summary post , the r/place video summary and the r/place interactive Atlas )

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IC 13: An Ever-Present Sense of Impending Doom

China goes off the rails with smart bikes, Michael has been reading a self-help book, and Michael and Randolf spend good bit of time agreeing about the importance of Net Neutrality (made up for with a good bit of disagreeing about an article later in the episode). In our Gaming Corner, Electronic Arts screws up royally with a Star Wars Battlefront comment while Randolf is buying lots of Steam games. Good Internet, Bad Internet features some funny videos, a Nazi sympathizer, and a thought experiment in r/Tinder about an immortal and deadly snail.

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Show Notes
Sky News reporter on Twitter about China’s bikeshare bubble
Guardian article – China’s bikeshare “graveyard”
Michael’s local city subreddit has a post about smart bikes
“frequency illusion” or the Red Car/Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
Cal Newport’s Deep Work on Goodreads
r/DepthHub
r/TrueFilm

Deep Work’s quote from researcher Clifford Nass: “People who multitask all the time can’t filter out irrelevancy. They can’t manage a working memory. They’re chronically distracted. They initiate much larger parts of their brain that are irrelevant to the task at hand…they’re pretty much mental wrecks.”

Net Neutrality explained, via Wikipedia (also Vox explainer)
SOPA 2011 bill
Ajit Pai
Protests at Verizon stores, via The Verge

(If you’re in the US, get involved with the fight to save Net Neutrality: Battle for the Net or if you want more info, this is a non-partisan subreddit about Net Neutrality.)

Gaming
Moira on the Overwatch Wiki (& live on patch 1.17)
League of Legends via Wikipedia
The infamous EA comment on r/StarWarsBattlefront
r/DataisBeautiful chart comparing most downvoted Reddit comments ever
EA reduces cost to unlock heroes in Battlefront II, via IGN
Middle Earth: Shadow of War on Steam
Rocket League on Steam
Wolfenstein II on Steam

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Randolf’s Good: Five-year-old kid explains how everything in an airplane cockpit  works and airline invites him to use airplane simulator 
Michael’s Bad: The New York Times’ Nazi Sympathizer profile (the author’s response) (tweet by Ezra Klein)
Randolf’s Bad: Video showing the effects of the opioid epidemic (and related Reddit thread with insightful comment about medical professionals)
Michael’s Good: r/Tinder poster gets asked the immortal snail question (also a clip of the original podcast where the snail thought experiment first showed up)

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IC #12: Pugs All The Way Down

We start off with a discussion of the recent Paradise Papers revelations, followed by a supersized gaming corner wherein Randolf gives his verdict on Super Mario Odyssey and Michael is confused by play-to-win gamers. Then a Good Internet, Bad Internet with amazing Reddit comments in odd places, the onslaught of sexual harassment news stories, and a pug-tastic photo that will brighten your day.

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Show Notes

Paradise Papers via The Guardian
r/PanamaPapers (combined subreddit for the Paradise Papers)
“How the Aristocracy Preserved Their Power” via The Guardian

Gaming
South Park Phone Destroyer (official game website)
South Park: The Stick of Truth on Steam
South Park: The Fractured But Whole on Steam (sequel to The Stick of Truth)
Super Mario Odyssey on Wikipedia
Super Mario Galaxy on Wikipedia
Overwatch’s new hero Moira – intro trailer on YouTube and the Overwatch Wiki
Doomfist on the Overwatch Wiki
Orisa on the Overwatch Wiki
Zarya on the Overwatch Wiki
League of Legends via Wikipedia
Bastion is too powerful (from early 2017) via Eurogamer

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Michael’s Good: r/WashingtonDC tourist bike post gets a Fresh Prince comment
(see also u/Shitty_Watercolour and u/poem_for_your_sprog)
Randolf’s Bad: r/GIFS thread “Stealing Money from Uber driver’s tip jar”
Michael’s Bad: The sexual harassment stories in the news this month, aka “The Weinstein effect” (via Wikipedia)
Randolf’s Good: r/photoshopbattles: Pugs on pugs on pugs

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IC #11: The Conspiracy Podcast

Michael and Randolf discuss how the Internet is handling the JFK Files release, polarized opinions around Blade Runner 2049, and what games we’re playing this week. That plus a Good Internet, Bad Internet segment featuring Halloween costumes, healthcare, creepypasta and a very weird animal behavior.

JFK files download link
r/JFKFiles
British paper received tip to call the American Embassy on the day of the assassination
Reddit’s Boston Marathon bombing investigation (via the Atlantic)
Overwatch ARG for Sombra
Blade Runner 2049 on Wikipedia
r/movies official Blade Runner (spoiler-heavy) thread
r/truefilm Blade Runner thread
Hardcore Henry on IMDb
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Wikipedia
Wonder Woman on Wikipedia
Deadpool on Wikipedia

Gaming
Super Mario Odyssey on Wikipedia
Fallout 4 on Wikipedia
KeeperRL
Dungeon Keeper on Wikipedia
Battle Brothers on Steam
Opus Magnum on Steam

GIBI
Randolf’s Good: r/pics halloween photos megathread
Randolf’s 2nd Good: Polybius on Wikipedia, Angry Video Game Nerd video series about Polybius
Michael’s Bad: Woman ranting on Twitter about healthcare bureaucracy actually becoming life threatening
Randolf’s Bad: An example of what tiered Internet would be like (also Reddit discussion of this page)
Michael’s Good: Opossum catnapping/training on Twitter

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IC #10: The Dumbest Story of 2017

This episode features possibly the dumbest story of the year, the McDonald’s Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce debacle. Michael and Randolf also talk about how online communities celebrate Halloween and the games we’re interested in right now. In Good Internet, Bad Internet they discuss a $100 hamburger in the middle of nowhere, some hard truths about cruise ships, and a very, very good dog.

Season 3 Episode 1 of Rick and Morty on IMDb
Article about Szechuan Sauce debacle (also here)
Justin Roiland sent a jug of sauce by McDonald’s employee
Justin Roiland says he wasn’t involved with promotion
Photos of McDonald’s Szechuan sauce promotional materials
Twitter Moment about McDonald’s running out of Szechuan sauce
r/rickandmorty “the fanbase reacting to the fanbase”
People on Twitter change their display names (via The Verge)

Gaming
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Steam
Halloween events on World of WarcraftHeroes of the Storm, and Overwatch
JasonR on Twitch
Fran Bow on Steam
Super Mario Odyssey
Edge Magazine gives Super Mario Odyssey a perfect score (via GamesRadar)
Super Mario RPG on SNES
Super Mario 64
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

GIBI
Randolf’s Good: Alaska guy’s documentary about the $100 hamburger in rural Alaska (found on this subreddit)
Randolf’s Bad: Cruise ship emissions are really, really bad.

Michael’s Bad: Sonoma CA Tubbs fire (map of fire spreading, #CAfires Twitter hashtag of stories about victims) (Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Wikipedia)
Michael’s Good: Smiley the Dog gets a 15/10 on WeRateDogs

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