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From Schneier on Security at 2024-05-29 12:01:24

Privacy Implications of Tracking Wireless Access Points

Brian Krebs reports on research into geolocating routers:

Apple and the satellite-based broadband service Starlink each recently took steps to address new research into the potential security and privacy implications of how their services geolocate devices. Researchers from the University of Maryland say they relied on publicly available data from Apple to track the location of billions of devices globally—including non-Apple devices like Starlink systems—and found they could use this data to monitor the destruction of Gaza, as well as the movements and in many cases identities of Russian and Ukrainian troops...

From Drachinifel at 2024-05-29 12:00:24

5 Naval Engineering Failures - Sink, Swim or Explode

At the behest of the fine folks over on Patreon, another installment of why some ship designers are best left at home. Naval History books, use code 'DRACH' for 25% off - https://www.usni.org/press/books?f%5B0%5D=subject%3A1966 Free naval photos and channel posters - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt 'Legionnaire' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

From More or Less: Behind the Stats at 2024-05-29 09:30:00

UK growth, prisons and Swiftonomics (p0j0t4q1.mp3)

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said that the UK economy is growing faster than Germany, France and the US, while Labour says the typical household in the UK is worse off by £5,883 since 2019. Are these claims fair? We give some needed context.

Net migration has fallen - we talk to someone who predicted it would - Dr Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

Is Taylor Swift about to add £1 bn to the British economy as some media outlets have claimed? The answer is ‘No’.

Why are our prisons full? We ask Cassia Rowland from the Institute for Government.

Presenter: Tim Harford Producers: Charlotte McDonald, Nathan Gower, Bethan Ashmead Latham and Ellie House Series producer: Tom Colls Sound mix: Neil Churchill Production coordinator: Brenda Brown Editor: Richard Vadon

From Empire at 2024-05-29 00:30:00

153. The Founding Fathers: Alexander Hamilton (Ep 3) (GLT7862438879.mp3?updated=1716832205)

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence impoverished in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar? Listen and find out. Twitter: @Empirepoduk Email: empirepoduk@gmail.com Goalhangerpodcasts.com Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis Producer: Callum Hill Exec Producer: Neil Fearn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-29 00:28:48

US sanctions operators of “free VPN” that routed crime traffic through user PCs

911 S5 residential proxy service was comprised of 19 million IP addresses.

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-05-29 00:10:00

256. Question Time: Will the podcast dynamic change after the election? (GLT1082660888.mp3?updated=1716920208)

Is it time for a new curriculum? Do the UK's creative industries receive enough funding in relation to the soft power they exude? Who is 'El Loco' in the election in Panama? Listen to Rory and Alastair answer all these questions and more in today's Question Time. Subscribe to The New European and receive a £25 voucher to spend on their shop, exclusively for The Rest Is Politics Listeners: theneweuropean.co.uk/TRIP 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restispolitics It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. TRIP FIRST 100 DAYS TOUR: To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Podcast Editor: James Hodgson Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell Social Producer: Jess Kidson Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Producer: Nicole Maslen Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Newscast at 2024-05-28 19:47:00

Electioncast: Tory Pension Pledge (p0j0tjnh.mp3)

Today, we look at the economic election battle, with spending announcements from the Tories and Labour. Plus, Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner will face no police action in the row over her council house sale.

Rishi Sunak has today launched his ‘Triple Lock Plus’: a promise to raise the tax-free pension allowance if he wins the general election. Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that Angela Rayner will not face no further action in the row over her council house sale. Adam and Alex are joined by by chief economics correspondent Dharshini David.

And Chris Mason has been to Dover to hear what Nigel Farage, Honorary President of Reform UK, has been saying about small boats, and the role he will play in the election campaign. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-05-28 18:29:00

255. Is Labour's lead narrowing? (GLT7822717360.mp3?updated=1716918464)

Is the gap between public opinion of Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak narrowing already? Have the Conservatives stolen Rory's idea for a compulsory national service? What tactics are being used to suppress democracy in India? Rory and Alastair discuss all this and more in today's episode of The Rest Is Politics. Subscribe to The New European and receive a £25 voucher to spend on their shop, exclusively for The Rest Is Politics Listeners: theneweuropean.co.uk/TRIP 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restispolitics It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. TRIP FIRST 100 DAYS TOUR: To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Podcast Editor: James Hodgson Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell Social Producer: Jess Kidson Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Producer: Nicole Maslen Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-28 17:05:58

OpenAI training its next major AI model, forms new safety committee

GPT-5 might be farther off than we thought, but OpenAI wants to make sure it is safe.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-05-28 12:09:28

Lattice-Based Cryptosystems and Quantum Cryptanalysis

Quantum computers are probably coming, though we don’t know when—and when they arrive, they will, most likely, be able to break our standard public-key cryptography algorithms. In anticipation of this possibility, cryptographers have been working on quantum-resistant public-key algorithms. The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has been hosting a competition since 2017, and there already are several proposed standards. Most of these are based on lattice problems.

The mathematics of lattice cryptography revolve around combining sets of vectors—that’s the lattice—in a multi-dimensional space. These lattices are filled with multi-dimensional periodicities. The ...

From School of War at 2024-05-28 11:20:00

Ep 125: Nick Bunker on America and the Early Cold War (NEBM8284423885.mp3?updated=1716864629)

Nick Bunker, journalist and author of In the Shadow of Fear: America and the World in 1950, joins the show to talk about the first decade of the Cold War. ▪️ Times      •      01:36 Introduction      •      02:26 Countdown to war     •      05:17 Biden and Truman       •      09:05 A failure of American policy?     •      13:09 Present at the Creation       •      21:16 Stalin’s view of the world     •      25:50 Stalin and China         •      30:44 Developing nuclear thinking       •      32:39 Robert Taft     •      38:01 No choice but to defend Korea     •      46:44 NSC-68 Follow along  on Instagram Find a transcript of today’s episode on our School of War Substack Follow the link to buy the book - In the Shadow of Fear: America and the World in 1950

From Empire at 2024-05-28 00:30:00

152. The Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson (Ep 2) (GLT1688458692.mp3?updated=1716837007)

Thomas Jefferson is one of the most complex figures in the whole American Revolution. A child of the enlightenment, it was he who wrote 'we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are born equal'. Yet, throughout his life he possessed over 600 enslaved people and had sexual relations with some, including Sally Hemings. Listen as William and Anita dive into the early life of Thomas Jefferson and try to understand this contradiction. Twitter: @Empirepoduk Email: empirepoduk@gmail.com Goalhangerpodcasts.com Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis Producer: Callum Hill Exec Producer: Neil Fearn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-05-28 00:10:00

TV Property P**n & Scarlett Johansson vs AI (GLT2980785858.mp3?updated=1716819923)

Why does the This Morning sofa strike fear into every hopeful PM? Richard and Marina take a look at politicians vs daytime TV, tech bros misunderstanding cinema and if Netflix's new show 'Buying London' is any good, and what are the secrets of some of our favourite property programmes? Twitter: @restisents Instagram: @restisentertainment YouTube: @therestisentertainment Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producers: Neil Fearn + Joey McCarthy Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport + Tom Whiter Recommendations: Marina - Final Cut: Art, Money and EGO in the Making of "Heaven's Gate" by Steven Bach (Read) Richard - Glow Up (iPlayer) 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Newscast at 2024-05-27 19:43:00

Electioncast: Pebbledash Semis and Dribbling (p0j0mffc.mp3)

Today, Adam and Chris discuss Keir Starmer’s first major speech of the general election campaign and the latest on Rishi Sunak’s plan to bring back national service for 18-year-olds.

The Labour leader delivered a speech which included a detailed account of his upbringing as well as plans for national security.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak showed off his football skills while he continued his campaign by returning to his plan to bring back national service for teenagers.

The Liberal Democrats’ were on the road with Ed Davey making his way north to Scotland, with the SNP’s John Swinney campaigning in Dumfries. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From Mark Felton Productions at 2024-05-27 15:00:42

Churchill Visits Hitler's Bunker

Two months after Hitler's death, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid a special visit to his Berlin bunker and the ruined Reich Chancellery, the only Allied political leader to do so. The experience made a lasting impression on Churchill. Find out the full story here... Dr. Mark Felton is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Help support my channels: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Sources: - 'Churchill’s Character: Berlin, 1945 – “In Victory, Magnanimity”' by Fred Glueckstein, 1 July 2015, The Churchill Project - 'Mr Churchill's informal tour', Manchester Guardian, 17 July 1945 Credits: US National Archives; Library of Congress; Jean-Pierre Dalbera; Imperial War Museum; Bundesarchiv

From Americast at 2024-05-27 10:00:00

Americanswers! Where is Melania Trump? Will AOC run in 2028? (p0j01xx5.mp3)

Last week, Donald and Melania Trump attended Barron Trump's high school graduation ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida. Melania has been largely absent so far from the campaign trail. Is that likely to change in the coming months?

Americasters have also been in touch about candidates who could run in the 2028 presidential election. Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likely to be one of them?

Plus, we answer your request for travel recommendations during the presidential election…

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This episode was made by George Dabby with Catherine Fusillo. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The series producer is Purvee Pattni. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

From Not Just the Tudors at 2024-05-27 03:00:32

Female Spies in the 17th Century (media.mp3?tk=eyJ0ayI6ImRlZmF1bHQiLCJhZHMiOnRydWUsInNwb25zIjp0cnVlLCJzdGF0dXMiOiJwdWJsaWMifQ==&sig=IIPn7uQuCF-QDR_68S2Q8rGpFjWsl7gqIu3idEJwxm8)

If you think that the female spy is a 20th century phenomenon - be it Mata Hari, Mrs Zigzag or Eve Polastri - think again!  Accounts of numerous 17th century 'she-intelligencers' have lain undiscovered in archives for centuries.  And these remarkable women were much more than the honey-trap accomplices of a Stuart-era George Smiley. 


In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, first released in May 2021, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is joined by Professor Nadine Akkerman, author of Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain to talk about her fascinating quest to unearth the plots and conspiracies involving women spies that have been forgotten by history.


This episode was produced by Rob Weinberg.


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From Leading at 2024-05-27 00:10:00

76. Rachel Reeves: Britain’s next Chancellor? (GLT9392436359.mp3?updated=1716745898)

How would an incoming Labour government fund the NHS? How does Reeves and Starmer's relationship compare to Blair and Brown? What is the experience of being a woman in the world of banking and politics? Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Rachel Reeves joins Rory and Alastair as they discuss all this and more. TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. TRIP FIRST 100 DAYS TOUR: To buy tickets for our October Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Podcast Editor: James Hodgson Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell Social Producer: Jess Kidson Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Producer: Nicole Maslen Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is History at 2024-05-27 00:10:00

454. Fall of the Sioux: Death of Crazy Horse (Part 1) (GLT1647500583.mp3?updated=1716764160)

Though the Battle of the Little Bighorn seemed for the triumphant Lakota and their allies - the largest gathering of Plains Indians ever assembled - a miraculous victory, it was for them the beginning of the end. A great council was held near the battlefield in which they made the fateful decision to split up. Meanwhile, in Washington, Custer’s death and the military defeat of the army was being politicised, and the public rallied against the Lakota. Red Cloud, their political leader through so many of their struggles, was replaced with a puppet interloper. Then, during the winter of 1877, a contingent of ruthless and fiercely effective U.S. officers, including General Crook and General Miles, chased and harried the retreating Sioux contingents through the snows, leaving them starving, beleaguered and desperate. At last, in March 1977 the once formidable war chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull found themselves cornered, and their people left with little choice but to admit defeat. What then would be their fate? Join Dominic and Tom as they discuss the annihilation of the Plains Indians and the dissolution of their extraordinary culture and nomadic way of life, along with the tragic death and downfall of one of the most mesmerising and mysterious characters of the entire story: Crazy Horse.  EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restishistory Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! *The Rest Is History LIVE in 2024* Tom and Dominic are back onstage this summer, at Hampton Court Palace in London! Buy your tickets here: therestishistory.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Assistant Producer: Tabby Syrett Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Money at 2024-05-27 00:00:00

61. Is it time for a wealth tax? (GLT7872596630.mp3?updated=1716553343)

Where will the Treasury find £10 billion for infected blood victims? How do you actually question and challenge business leaders and politicians? And is is true that we're running out of cocoa?  Join Steph and Robert as they answer all these questions and more on this episode of The Rest is Money. Sign up to our newsletter to get more stories from the world of business and finance. Email: restismoney@gmail.com X: @TheRestIsMoney Instagram: @TheRestIsMoney TikTok: @RestIsMoney goalhangerpodcasts.com Audio Editor: Dan Riedo Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Neil Fearn, Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Popcorn In Bed at 2024-05-26 22:41:23

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (2009) | FIRST TIME WATCHING | MOVIE REACTION

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From Drachinifel at 2024-05-26 15:42:20

The Drydock - Episode 299 (Part 2)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:28 - Can you explain and summarise the problems with availability of RN secondary armament turrets of various calibres before and through WW2, significant delays in commissioning and changes made to ships to overcome these issues? 00:06:57 - Stablity calculations through time? 00:12:40 - Why was Admiral Nagumo selected for command of Kido Butai? 00:16:26 - In the film Master & Commander, there are two lieutenants as far as I can tell, Mr. Pullings and Mr. Mowett. Would it be typical for a frigate to sail with only three officers? 00:19:17 - What is Ammonium Picrate (a.k.a. Dunnite) and why did the United States Navy keep using Ammonium Picrate for so long, since pretty much every other nation switched to other alternatives? 00:23:59 - Yamato's gunnery at Samar? 00:29:14 - Getting close to an enemy to provoke friendly fire / avoid being hit by enemies scared of it? 00:33:13 - Land based anti-shipping strike aircraft? 00:40:45 - Germans POW's in Canada? 00:45:05 - Caustic commentators? 00:52:40 - Top 3 and Bottom 3 converted aircraft carrier hulls? 01:01:12 - USN ship on the Thames in the late 1960's? 01:02:23 - What is the combination of flags to be flown to show a ship has been captured? 01:04:10 - Aircraft carrying Fletcher's. Why? 01:07:33 - Malta Convoy book recommendations? 01:09:56 - How often were ships lost in the Age of Sail? 01:13:38 - So there seems to be this perpetual myth going around that the reason the Battlecruisers at Jutland had accuracy issues was because Royal Navy XOs were limiting the amount of gunnery practice because it made the ship look dirty, which hurt their chances for promotion. 01:18:34 - Hypothetical auto-loading AA 6" secondary battery? 01:22:15 - How was Shinano's one good photo discovered? 01:24:53 - What is the difference between how a surface search radar and a surface fire control radar works? 01:30:41 - Why did the 20" Rodman gun fail? 01:35:01 - Just how good of commerce raiding ships would the Des Moines class have been? 01:40:55 - What would the the Japanese would have done if the U.S. Navy had left their battleships on the west coast of the U.S. instead of forward deploying them to Pearl harbour? 01:47:29 - How would a contemporary 'Great Eastern' have been used in WW1/2? 01:55:23 - Later pre-dreadnoughts / semi-dreadnoughts vs early Dreadnoughts? 02:00:13 - Guns that survive from ships that didn't? 02:05:14 - How much priority was given to aircrew if a carrier needed to be evacuated?

From Drachinifel at 2024-05-26 13:32:16

The Drydock - Episode 299 (Part 1)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:28 - What kind of kill/loss ratio would the German U-boats needed to have a chance at starving out the UK in World War 2? 00:04:22 - Was it common for American warships to have major "teething troubles" right out of commissioning, or were quality control standards largely upheld in the various shipyards despite the speed of expansion? 00:08:56 - Were sabots and undersized ammunition used during the age of iron & steam? 00:12:04 - What were the chances of friendly fire from descending AA shells that hit nothing but air? 00:15:57 - What is your opinion on 8-9 larger guns vs 12 smaller guns on a battleship? 00:22:23 - Why didn't the Italian's build their Dreadnoughts like they eventually rebuilt them in the first place? 00:25:17 - What's the point of a Naval Ensign / Navy Jack flag? 00:33:34 - How were ships moved around in harbor before the advent of steam-powered tugs? 00:35:23 - What's your call for the most interesting/unusual/obscure ship "legacy name" worldwide? 00:37:57 - The sinking of USS McCawley? 00:40:56 - What are 10 of your favorite badass quotes from naval figures in the middle of a battle or about to go into battle? 00:47:00 - Why was Habbakuk never followed through? 00:53:19 - Mk18 torpedo issues? 00:57:14 - Why did the RN order any Essex class? 01:03:24 - What was the damage to the Graf Spee that prevented her from sailing out? 01:07:50 - What was the best general purpose World War II destroyer? 01:10:27 - Razee'd first/second rates? 01:13:48 - As a kid, I always wondered why the dive bombers didn't just drop their bombs down the funnel? 01:17:21 - What was the procedure for dealing with coal bunker fires and how did it vary between civilian and military vessels? 01:21:05 - Cities built out of ships? 01:23:59 - During the bombardments as part of the allied invasion, Warspite had to have her guns replaced, when she did so, how likely would it be for any of the guns she picked up to have been ones she had carried previously? 01:29:43 - Could USS Wyoming be refit to be a fast AA Battleship? 01:36:48 - Kongo's at Jutland? 01:45:04 - Did the USN aerial torpedoes use the same triggering mechanism as the Mark 14, and if not, could this mechanism been retrofitted into the Mark 14? 01:47:51 - Are you familiar with the historic fiction novel series “Bolitho” by author Alexander Kent? 01:50:03 - What are the theoretical size limits to bronze guns? 01:52:46 - Could you 'Pearl Harbor' the Royal Navy? 01:58:30 - Did the French cheat the Washington Naval Treaty? 02:01:55 - What happens if the Royal Navy and U.S Navy adopt a more Italian/French/Japanese 'interpretation' of the treaty limits... and lie horredously about displacement? 02:07:18 - What exactly made the Hipper class so inefficient? 02:12:19 - Do you ever intend to visit the Washington Navy Yard/National Museum of the US Navy and/or feature some of the more unique artifacts they have there? 02:14:02 - What tensions existed between Britain and the US that warranted the Naval Treaties to ease the relationship? 02:21:14 - Could torpedoes be used against wooden ships? 02:25:29 - To the best of your knowledge, when was the first time a Chinese warship circumnavigated the Earth? 02:27:00 - If Vickers hadn’t upsold the 14” guns to the IJN, would the 12” armed Kongos still have been viewed as useful? 02:30:43 - Earliest 'real' naval battle photos/film? 02:34:33 - I can't visualize a paravane "chain" cutting another chain holding a mine to the seafloor. How exactly does this work? 02:37:16 - HMS Garry and the shooting of the crew of UB-110? 02:42:03 - So why did the British do that whole USS Robin exercise? 02:43:27 - What in your opinion are the most amusing messages/banners/signal flags exchanged between two enemy combatant ships? 02:48:17 - Would an ocean going train ferry have made a better 'ready to convert to aircraft carrier' ship? 02:53:01 - What happened when sailors and officers boarded a ship in the Age of Sail? 02:59:37 - Could Hood have 'won' the Battle of Denmark Strait?

From Newscast at 2024-05-26 12:31:00

Electioncast: Labour's Tax Plan + Rishi Wants You (for 25 days) (p0j0f85v.mp3)

Today, Laura, Paddy and Adam discuss Labour’s tax pledge and the Conservative plan bring back mandatory national service.

Rachel Reeves says there will be no rises in income tax or national insurance if Labour wins the general election - but spending cuts have not been ruled out.

James Cleverly says the Tory national service plan would address social fragmentation and get young people "out of their bubble"

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer is Ricardo McCarthy. The social producer is Charlie Henry. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From Leading at 2024-05-26 00:00:00

75. The Greek Prime Minister vs Rishi Sunak: The Elgin Marbles, immigration, and the EU (GLT2156720645.mp3?updated=1716572099)

Why did Rishi Sunak snub the Prime Minister of Greece? How have Greece solved their immigration issue? How will populist ideology fare in the upcoming European elections? The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, joins Alastair and Rory to discuss all these topics and more in today's Leading. TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. TRIP ELECTION TOUR: To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Ahoy at 2024-05-25 17:18:03

War Has Never Been So Much Fun

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From Newscast at 2024-05-25 15:54:00

Electioncast: How Many More MPs Will Quit? (p0j09ghn.mp3)

Laura and Paddy are back in the Newscast studio as the party leaders spend the weekend campaigning.

Rishi Sunak met with veterans in his constituency in North Yorkshire as Sir Keir Starmer campaigned in the West Midlands.

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg & Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade. The technical producer is Ricardo McCarthy. The social producer is Charlie Henry. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham

From Drachinifel at 2024-05-25 12:00:10

HMS Canada / Almirante Latorre - Guide 389

HMS Canada / Almirante Latorre, a single dreadnought battleship of the British Royal Navy and Chilean Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleships-World-War-One/dp/1848321473 www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Fleet-Warship-Development-1906-1922/dp/186176099X www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleship-Norman-Friedman/dp/1848322259 Naval History books, use code 'DRACH' for 25% off - https://www.usni.org/press/books?f%5B0%5D=subject%3A1966 Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt 'Legionnaire' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

From The Week in Westminster at 2024-05-25 11:43:00

25/05/2024 (p0j08bll.mp3)

The BBC's Deputy Political Editor, Vicki Young, hosts a live edition of The Week in Wesminster, in the week the general election was announced.

Joining her in the studio: The Spectator's Political Editor, Katy Balls, the Financial Times' Political Editor, George Parker, and Guardian columnist and writer, Gaby Hinsliff.

From More or Less: Behind the Stats at 2024-05-25 06:00:00

Is intermittent fasting going to kill you? (p0j04mqm.mp3)

News stories earlier in the year appeared to suggest that time restricted eating – where you consume all your meals in an 8 hour time window – was associated with a 91% increase in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

But is this true? Tim Harford looks into the claim with the help of Cardiologist Dr Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University in the US.

Presenter: Tim Harford Producer: Debbie Richford Series producer: Tom Colls Production coordinator: Brenda Brown Sound mix: Nigel Appleton Editor: Richard Vadon

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-05-25 00:10:00

254. Question Time: Is Biden alienating young voters? (GLT5177080305.mp3?updated=1716485184)

What is the international significance of Mexico's presidential election? Is Biden risking the support of young voters over his stance on Israel? And how did Rory find his silent retreat?! Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more on this week's Question Time. TRIP ELECTION TOUR: To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Edited by Robby Williams Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell Social Producer: Jess Kidson Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Producer: Nicole Maslen Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Popcorn In Bed at 2024-05-24 23:39:51

LAST ACTION HERO (1993) | FIRST TIME WATCHING | MOVIE REACTION

Enjoy my reaction as I watch "Last Action Hero" for the first time! You can watch the full reaction here: https://go.popcorninbed.com/lah1993 //🎉 P A T R E O N For all 400+ uncut, full-length movie reactions, early access and behind-the-scenes goodies check out my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcorninbed //📮 M A I L PO BOX 547, Provo UT 84603 I open your packages LIVE every few weeks! // 🚇 S U B S C R I B E https://www.youtube.com/c/popcorninbed?sub_confirmation=1 ~3 new videos every week! //👏 F O L L O W Cassie's Instagram: https://bit.ly/3OOTSJc Twitter: https://bit.ly/3KNVxO8 Facebook: https://bit.ly/3QLvcUP Reddit: https://bit.ly/3P6H42p TikTok: https://bit.ly/3smDxnE //👕 M E R C H https://www.popcorninbed.com //📖 C H A P T E R S

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-24 23:06:57

Newly discovered ransomware uses BitLocker to encrypt victim data

ShrinkLocker is the latest ransomware to use Windows' full-disk encryption.

From Newscast at 2024-05-24 19:28:00

Electioncast: Michael Gove Votes to Leave (p0j058kb.mp3)

Today, we look at Keir Starmer kicking off his party’s Scottish campaign, and Jeremy Corbyn confirming he will stand as an independent candidate in Islington North.

Plus, a surprise announcement from Michael Gove!

Adam is joined by Chris from Westminster and James from Scotland.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer is Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From The Incomparable Mothership at 2024-05-24 19:22:04

717: Swept up in the Deadpool of It All (858c6b87-68be-4af8-a792-7cccb5ca46a0.mp3)

You just can’t kill us, unless we’re wearing something on our necks that means you can. We’re back to cover 2018’s “Deadpool 2,” which bring you… more Deadpool. Not necessarily a bad thing, but should it have tried to elevate its game? Does its ending completely invalidate the story? And what’s the serious plot element at the center of the ridiculous meta superhero action?...

From Americast at 2024-05-24 19:13:00

Trump Trial Week 5…Chaos in the courtroom! (p0j054nr.mp3)

Former US President Donald Trump’s trial in New York is in its sixth week, where he’s accused of trying to cover up a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. He’s pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records and also denies having a sexual encounter with Daniels.

This week, there was a moment of chaos when Justice Merchan ordered the jury out of the courtroom to admonish defence witness Bob Costello for his conduct on the stand.

Sarah and Anthony, alongside the BBC’s US reporter, Kayla Epstein, take a look at Costello’s evidence, and when we could expect a verdict on the historic trial.

HOSTS: • Sarah Smith, North America editor • Anthony Zurcher, North America correspondent • Kayla Epstein, BBC reporter covering the trial in New York

GET IN TOUCH: • Join our online community: https://discord.gg/qSrxqNcmRB • Send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp to +44 330 123 9480 • Email Americast@bbc.co.uk • Or use #Americast

US Election Unspun: Sign up for Anthony’s new BBC newsletter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-68093155

This episode was made by George Dabby with Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The series producer is Purvee Pattni. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

From A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry at 2024-05-24 19:07:21

Collections: On the Reign of Alexander III of Macedon, the Great? Part II

This is the second and final part of our look at Alexander III of Macedon (Part I), who you almost certainly know as Alexander the Great. Last week, we looked at the sources for Alexander’s life, the historiography (that is, the history-of-the-history) of his modern reception and then he abilities as a military commander, both … Continue reading Collections: On the Reign of Alexander III of Macedon, the Great? Part II

From Ahoy at 2024-05-24 15:52:12

POPPY GAME INSULT TO OUR WAR DEAD

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ahoy 00:00 Introduction 01:24 Some Quick Historical Context 02:16 Cannon Fodder 04:00 Controversy 08:01 Game Changes 09:24 Reception 10:24 Conclusion Bibliography [1] Zzap! Issue 62 (June 1990), p46 [2] https://twitter.com/jonhare/status/293414909176328193 [3] Amiga Power, Issue 20 (December 1992), p29 [4] CU Amiga, Issue 44 (October 1993), p65-66 [5] https://theweekly.co.uk/ap2/issues/AP32_real.html [6] Sunday Mirror, October 24th 1993, p38 [7] Daily Star, October 26th 1993 [8] https://theweekly.co.uk/ap2/dissent/poppy.html [9] Amiga Power, Issue 32, December 1993 [10] Daily Star, November 23rd 1993 [11] Sensible Software 1986–1999, Gary Penn, p125 [12] https://twitter.com/StooCambridge/status/1140729557668040704 [13] Retro Gamer, Issue 193, p90-95 [14] Retro Gamer Issue 54, p56-57 [15] Amiga Format, Issue 54 (Xmas 93), p80 [16] Amiga Computing, Issue 70 (February 1994), p137 [17] Amiga Format, Issue 66 (December 94) p53 [18] Lemon Amiga - Top 100 Amiga Games [https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/votes_list.php] [19] Cannon Fodder, Instruction Manual, 1993

From Mark Felton Productions at 2024-05-24 14:44:38

Kill Patton! German Operation to Assassinate the Famous General

When the Germans discovered General Patton's new HQ in the French city of Nancy in November 1944, they determined to kill him using a special long-range weapon - the railway gun! Dr. Mark Felton is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Help support my channels: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Sources: - 'The Shelling of Patton's Nancy HQ' by Jim Sulmeier & Jerome Leclerc, After The Battle, No. 176, 2027 - 'The Lorraine Campaign', Hugh M. Cole, United States Army in World War II: European Theater of Operations, Center of Military History, Washington DC, 1950 - 'Patton: A Genius for War', Carlo D'Este, (New York: Harper Collins, 1995) Credits: US National Archives; Library of Congress; Superx308

From Schneier on Security at 2024-05-24 12:07:53

On the Zero-Day Market

New paper: “Zero Progress on Zero Days: How the Last Ten Years Created the Modern Spyware Market“:

Abstract: Spyware makes surveillance simple. The last ten years have seen a global market emerge for ready-made software that lets governments surveil their citizens and foreign adversaries alike and to do so more easily than when such work required tradecraft. The last ten years have also been marked by stark failures to control spyware and its precursors and components. This Article accounts for and critiques these failures, providing a socio-technical history since 2014, particularly focusing on the conversation about trade in zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits. Second, this Article applies lessons from these failures to guide regulatory efforts going forward. While recognizing that controlling this trade is difficult, I argue countries should focus on building and strengthening multilateral coalitions of the willing, rather than on strong-arming existing multilateral institutions into working on the problem. Individually, countries should focus on export controls and other sanctions that target specific bad actors, rather than focusing on restricting particular technologies. Last, I continue to call for transparency as a key part of oversight of domestic governments’ use of spyware and related components...

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-24 12:00:27

Google’s “AI Overview” can give false, misleading, and dangerous answers

From glue-on-pizza recipes to recommending "blinker fluid," Google's AI sourcing needs work.

From Drachinifel at 2024-05-24 12:00:17

Shipwrecks and Australia - The Dutch VOC, Batavia and SS Xantho at the WA Shipwreck Museum!

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today we take a look at the Western Australia Shipwreck Museum and the long history it chronicles! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:55 - Museum Naval History books, use code 'DRACH' for 25% off - https://www.usni.org/press/books?f%5B0%5D=subject%3A1966 Free naval photos and channel posters - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt

From Ink Stained Wretches at 2024-05-24 09:45:00

So I Married a Flag Flyer (NEBM1449399618.mp3?updated=1716512563)

Watch this episode on YouTube. Before you enjoy your holiday weekend, hear about how the media isn’t allowing Justice Alito enjoy his. On top of that, we’re talking veepstakes, NYT’s in-house hammer, WaPo’s $70 million loss, and a not-so-facile piece on Red Lobster. Wretch on! Time Stamps: 01:15 Front Page 43:02 Obsessions 52:11 Reader Mail 55:59 Favorite Items If you have a story you want us to talk about, e-mail us at wretches@nebulouspodcasts.com. Sign Up for the Newsletter: https://nebulouspodcasts.com/shows/ink-stained-wretches Show Notes: NYTimes: Supreme Court Justice Alito’s House Displayed a ‘Stop the Steal’ Flag After Jan. 6  NYT: Supreme Court Justice Alito’s Beach House Displayed ‘Appeal to Heaven’ Flag The Atlantic: The UN's Gaza Statistics Make No Sense WaPo: The problem with diversity statements — and what to do about them Vanity Fair: Meet “the Inspector General” of the New York Times Newsroom CNN: The Postman's Plan WSJ: OpenAI, WSJ Owner News Corp Strike Content Deal Valued at Over $250 Million FastCompany: The new CEO of 'The Onion' is bringing back 'the good internet.' Here's how  NYPost: Sports Illustrated fails to deliver May issue after breakup with publisher: sources Indiewire: 'Queer Planet' Trailer: Andrew Rannells Narrates LGBTQ+ Nature Doc  Latimes: Column: News business needs help in California. Is government the answer? NYPost: Larry David tells CNN's Chris Wallace 'none of your f–king business' when asked about net worth Obsessions:  WaPo: Business titans privately urged NYC mayor to use police on Columbia protesters, chats show  Pew Research: More Americans want the journalists they get news from to share their politics than any other personal trait  Fav Items: Yahoo: Opinion | Why Red Lobster’s downfall hits differently for Black communities  FreeBeacon: 'A Failed Medical School': How Racial Preferences, Supposedly Outlawed in California, Have Persisted at UCLA

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-05-24 00:00:00

253. Donald Trump vs. Keir Starmer: The end of the special relationship? (GLT9288188370.mp3?updated=1716485264)

Which states will decide the US election? Why does Wall Street love Donald Trump? Could we see the end of the UK's special relationship with America?  Join Anthony and Katty for episode 5 of TRIP US, as they answer all these questions and more. 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restispolitics It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Instagram: @RestPoliticsUS Twitter: @RestPoliticsUS Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell Social Producer: Jess Kidson Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Americast at 2024-05-23 23:47:00

Why is Biden falling behind Trump in the polls? (p0hzyqjv.mp3)

With both candidates gearing up for the first presidential debate and national party conventions, the Americast team takes a step back to look at where the race stands now.

Justin Webb and Sarah Smith give their analysis on recent polling and ask whether the Biden camp should be worried, and how polls could influence the next six months.

Also, the Trump campaign reposted a video this week which referenced a “unified reich.” Marianna Spring looks into where this video came from and why it matters that staffers are posting videos that they did not make themselves.

HOSTS: * Sarah Smith, North America Editor * Justin Webb, Radio 4 presenter * Marianna Spring, Disinformation & Social Media Correspondent

GET IN TOUCH: * Join our online community: https://discord.gg/qSrxqNcmRB * Send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp to +44 330 123 9480 * Email Americast@bbc.co.uk * Or use #Americast

US Election Unspun: Sign up for Anthony’s new BBC newsletter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-68093155

This episode was made by Purvee Pattni with Rufus Gray, Catherine Fusillo, and Claire Betzer. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The series producer is Purvee Pattni. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-23 23:46:51

Crooks plant backdoor in software used by courtrooms around the world

It's unclear how the malicious version of JAVS Viewer came to be.

From Newscast at 2024-05-23 21:51:00

Electioncast: Rwanda... Slogans… and No Farage! (p0hzy5vf.mp3)

Today, we look at Rishi Sunak confirming that no deportation flights to Rwanda will set off before the general election. Plus Nigel Farage says he will not run to be a MP.

It had been thought that the government would try to get the first flight off the ground to Rwanda before the election on 4th of July. Sunak has now said they will go ahead “If i’m re-elected”. Labour has pledged to scrap the plan if it wins power.

And, Nigel Farage has announced he will not stand in the general election. In a statement on X, Farage said he would still “do my bit to help” Reform UK.

To reflect on the opening day of the campaign, Adam and Chris are joined by political editor for Newsnight Nick Watt and BBC chief economics correspondent Dharshini David.

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-23 21:01:29

Bing outage shows just how little competition Google search really has

Opinion: Actively searching without Google or Bing is harder than it looks.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-23 18:10:34

A root-server at the Internet’s core lost touch with its peers. We still don’t know why.

For 4 days, the c-root server maintained by Cogent lost touch with its 12 peers.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-23 17:38:38

EmTech Digital 2024: A thoughtful look at AI’s pros and cons with minimal hype

At MIT conference, experts explore AI's potential for "human flourishing" and the need for regulation.

From Electoral Dysfunction at 2024-05-23 16:19:03

'It's on - what will the 2024 election be like?' (ed_ep_13_edit_2.mp3)


With Westminster still reeling from the prime minister's decision to call a general election on the 4 July, Beth, Jess and Ruth lift the curtain on what was going on in parliament as rumours started to swirl.   
  
Who decided to call an election now? Why did Rishi Sunak not have an umbrella? And what kind of campaign will the parties run over the next six weeks?   
  
Plus, a listener wants to know if her MP will still be working on her case during the election campaign.   
 
Email Beth, Jess, and Ruth at electoraldysfunction@sky.uk, post on X to @BethRigby, or send a WhatsApp voice note on 07934 200 444.       

From The Briefing Room at 2024-05-23 14:24:00

How much trouble are UK universities in? (p0hztmzf.mp3)

David Aaronovitch and guests discuss the current financial crisis facing UK universities and ask what can be done about it.

Guests:

Branwen Jeffreys, BBC Education Editor Nick Hillman, Director of The Higher Education Policy Institute Madeleine Sumption, Director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford and member of the Migration Advisory Committee Alan Manning, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics

Production team: Sally Abrahams, Kirsteen Knight, Miriam Quayyum and Ben Carter Editors: Richard Vadon Production Co-ordinator: Gemma Ashman Sound engineers: Neil Churchill

From Schneier on Security at 2024-05-23 12:00:36

Personal AI Assistants and Privacy

Microsoft is trying to create a personal digital assistant:

At a Build conference event on Monday, Microsoft revealed a new AI-powered feature called “Recall” for Copilot+ PCs that will allow Windows 11 users to search and retrieve their past activities on their PC. To make it work, Recall records everything users do on their PC, including activities in apps, communications in live meetings, and websites visited for research. Despite encryption and local storage, the new feature raises privacy concerns for certain Windows users.

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From Newscast at 2024-05-23 10:20:00

Electioncast: The campaign begins! (p0hzr5mz.mp3)

Today marks day one of the general election campaign, and the Prime Minister has done his first round of interviews.

Adam and Chris discuss what was said, what the party slogans say about their campaigns and where the leaders start on the campaign trail.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC.

It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

From In Our Time at 2024-05-23 10:15:00

Bertolt Brecht (p0hsnvgy.mp3)

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest European playwrights of the twentieth century. The aim of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was to make the familiar ‘strange’: with plays such as Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle he wanted his audience not to sit back but to engage, observe and discover the contradictions in life, and act on what they learnt. He developed this approach in turbulent times, from Weimar Germany to the rise of the Nazis, to exile in Scandinavia and America and then post-war life in East Berlin, and he has since inspired dramatists around the world.

With

Laura Bradley Professor of German and Theatre at the University of Edinburgh

David Barnett Professor of Theatre at the University of York

And

Tom Kuhn Professor of Twentieth Century German Literature, Emeritus Fellow of St Hugh's College, University of Oxford

Producer: Simon Tillotson In Our Time is a BBC Studios Audio production

Reading list:

David Barnett, Brecht in Practice: Theatre, Theory and Performance (Bloomsbury, 2014)

David Barnett, A History of the Berliner Ensemble (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Laura Bradley and Karen Leeder (eds.), Brecht and the GDR: Politics, Culture, Posterity (Camden House, 2015)

Laura Bradley, ‘Training the Audience: Brecht and the Art of Spectatorship’ (The Modern Language Review, 111, 2016)

Bertolt Brecht (ed. Marc Silberman, Tom Kuhn and Steve Giles), Brecht on Theatre (Bloomsbury, 2014)

Bertolt Brecht (ed. Tom Kuhn, Steve Giles and Marc Silberman), Brecht on Performance (Bloomsbury, 2014)

Bertolt Brecht (trans. Tom Kuhn and David Constantine), The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht (Norton Liveright, 2018) which includes the poem ‘Spring 1938’ read by Tom Kuhn in this programme

Stephen Brockmann (ed.), Bertolt Brecht in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Meg Mumford, Bertolt Brecht (Routledge, 2009)

Stephen Parker, Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life (Bloomsbury, 2014)

Ronald Speirs, Brecht’s Poetry of Political Exile (Cambridge University Press, 2000)

David Zoob, Brecht: A Practical Handbook (Nick Hern Books, 2018)

From Not Just the Tudors at 2024-05-23 03:00:52

Six Wives: Katherine of Aragon (media.mp3?tk=eyJ0ayI6ImRlZmF1bHQiLCJhZHMiOnRydWUsInNwb25zIjp0cnVlLCJzdGF0dXMiOiJwdWJsaWMifQ==&sig=8PmUQVRLdhUSAXP2aegmz9yWhEyCd1GdpcaA6njg2XY)

Six wives - six lives that we think we know everything about.  But beyond their mostly doomed marriages to Henry VIII and, in most cases, tragic ends, here were six women who shaped history in their own unique ways.


In this special six part series, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb brings together the most illuminating interviews about the six wives from the Not Just the Tudors archive.  She also explores some of the latest research and speaks to Dr. Charlotte Bolland - curator of the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition Six Lives: The Stories of Henry VIII’s Queens - to paint an even fuller portrait of each of the six wives.

 

First up, Katherine of Aragon, the wife to whom Henry was married for twice as long as all the others put together - a woman much underrated and much maligned.


This episode was produced by Rob Weinberg.


From 20 June to 8 September 2024, the National Portrait Gallery in London is hosting an exhibition titled Six Lives: The Stories of Henry VIII’s Queens, displaying the images that have shaped our perception of the six wives . Find out more, here >


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From A Muslim & A Jew Go There at 2024-05-23 02:00:46

A new Jew and the ICC arrest warrants (media.mp3)

David’s away, so Sayeeda is joined by journalist and new Jew for the week Hugo Rifkind. They discuss Hugo's Scottish Jewishness, Jews as an ethnic minority and those against multiculturalism, as well as the International Criminal Court’s recent application for arrest warrants for the Israeli PM, defence minister and three Hamas leaders. Are war crimes inevitable in any conflict? Does Israel care how it’s viewed on the world stage? And Sayeeda tests Hugo’s Scottish-Yiddish.


This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions


Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah Linton


Series Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan Goldsmith


Production Manager: Sangeetha Veluru


Send in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew



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From Empire at 2024-05-23 00:30:00

151. The Founding Fathers: George Washington (GLT2617917909.mp3?updated=1716408427)

Everybody knows Washington as the strapping, powerful general and then president who helped to overthrow the British and forge America, but how did he get there? He was born into a respectable Virginian planter family, had an ordinary education and, with the exception of his tortured relationship with his mother, had a childhood of no note. However, as a young man he sought out the world and learnt all he could from it. He fought as a soldier alongside the British where he displayed his capacity for immense bravery and his ability to motivate men, setting him on his path to his great achievement. But he was not a saint, his great passion was farming and to work his farm he had vast numbers of slaves. He consistently sought to expand his land too, normally at the expense of the Native Americans. Join William and Anita as they discuss the complexity of George Washington and his life before the American Revolution. Twitter: @Empirepoduk Email: empirepoduk@gmail.com Goalhangerpodcasts.com Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis Producer: Callum Hill Exec Producer: Neil Fearn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-05-23 00:10:00

Auditions, Adaptations and Law Suits (GLT7218197524.mp3?updated=1716401905)

Do all actors have to audition and what is the modern audition process? How do you translate a book to a film or even a theatre production? Can it be a simple copy and paste? Plus how do shows such as Mr Bates vs. The Post Office avoid law suits from those that are shown in what could be described as, an unfavourable light? Those questions and more tackled by Richard and Marina on The Rest Is Entertainment. Twitter: @restisents Instagram: @restisentertainment YouTube: @therestisentertainment Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producers: Neil Fearn + Joey McCarthy Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is History at 2024-05-23 00:10:00

453. Custer's Last Stand: The Final Showdown (Part 8) (GLT8261745977.mp3?updated=1716402472)

What happened between the moment that George A. Custer dispatched a trumpeter with his famous final plea for back-up, and the gruesome discovery of his forces at the Little Bighorn? Certainly, the morning of the 26th of June 1876 found the overwhelmed Major Reno and what remained of his men, along with Captain Benteen, gathered atop a hill, bloody, dehydrated, surrounding by putrefying corpses, and mystified as to the whereabouts of Custer. And the nightmarish ordeal of Reno's clash with the Lakota and their allies was not yet over. Gunfire, carbines and the whiz of arrows echoed in the distance, while below them fearsome Lakota warriors were unnervingly draped in the bloodied jackets and hats of Custer’s 7th Cavalry. Finally, at 3pm, the vast encampment of Lakota began moving off, and at dawn the next day they glimpsed a dust cloud in the distance: reinforcements at last. What they saw upon finally descending the hill, was a scene of such horror, that it would resound through the ages… Join Dominic and Tom as they describe, moment by moment, the events of George Custer’s electrifying last stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and its aftermath. What really happened, and what became of Custer, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull? Above all, who was to blame for the events of that shocking day? EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restishistory Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! *The Rest Is History LIVE in 2024* Tom and Dominic are back onstage this summer, at Hampton Court Palace in London! Buy your tickets here: therestishistory.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Assistant Producer: Tabby Syrett Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Money at 2024-05-23 00:00:00

60. The economics behind Sunak’s general election gamble (GLT7191159868.mp3?updated=1716402462)

What are the implications of lower inflation for a general election? In a globalised economy, do we really have control of our prices as a country? And with lower inflation will we see some relief on interest rates? Robert and Steph are joined by Torsten Bell, Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation, to answer all these questions and more Sign up to our newsletter to get more stories from the world of business and finance. Email: restismoney@gmail.com X: @TheRestIsMoney Instagram: @TheRestIsMoney TikTok: @RestIsMoney goalhangerpodcasts.com Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Neil Fearn, Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Popcorn In Bed at 2024-05-22 23:00:39

PLEASANTVILLE (1998) | FIRST TIME WATCHING | MOVIE REACTION

Enjoy our reaction as we watch "Pleasantville" for the first time! You can check out this specific full-length reaction on Patreon here: https://go.popcorninbed.com/pleasantville //🎉 P A T R E O N For all 400+ uncut, full-length movie reactions, early access and behind-the-scenes goodies check out my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcorninbed //📮 M A I L PO BOX 547, Provo UT 84603 I open your packages LIVE every few weeks! // 🚇 S U B S C R I B E https://www.youtube.com/c/popcorninbed?sub_confirmation=1 ~3 new videos every week! //👏 F O L L O W Cassie's Instagram: https://bit.ly/3OOTSJc Twitter: https://bit.ly/3KNVxO8 Facebook: https://bit.ly/3QLvcUP Reddit: https://bit.ly/3P6H42p TikTok: https://bit.ly/3smDxnE //👕 M E R C H https://www.popcorninbed.com //📖 C H A P T E R S

From Newscast at 2024-05-22 19:49:00

Electioncast: IT’S ON! (p0hzn4x9.mp3)

Rishi Sunak has called the UK General Election for the 4th July.

Adam is joined by Laura Kuenssberg, Faisal Islam and Alex Forsyth to discuss the surprise announcement by the Prime Minister this afternoon.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Jack Maclaren, Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Natasha Mayo. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-05-22 19:07:00

252. SUNAK CALLS GENERAL ELECTION (GLT7601492757.mp3?updated=1716401831)

Why has the PM called a general election for 4th July? Is Keir Starmer ready? Will the polls narrow or are we heading towards a landslide? Join Rory and Alastair for an emergency episode of The Rest Is Politics as they answer all these questions and more. TRIP US will be released as usual on Friday. Question Time will now be released on Saturday. TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. TRIP TOUR: To buy tickets for our October Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restispolitics It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell Social Producer: Jess Kidson Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Producer: Nicole Maslen Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Django weblog at 2024-05-22 13:40:20

Django 5.1 alpha 1 released

Django 5.1 alpha 1 is now available. It represents the first stage in the 5.1 release cycle and is an opportunity for you to try out the changes coming in Django 5.1.

Django 5.1 brings a kaleidoscope of improvements which you can read about in the in-development 5.1 release notes.

This alpha milestone marks the feature freeze. The current release schedule calls for a beta release in about a month and a release candidate about a month from then. We'll only be able to keep this schedule if we get early and often testing from the community. Updates on the release schedule are available on the Django forum.

As with all alpha and beta packages, this is not for production use. But if you'd like to take some of the new features for a spin, or to help find and fix bugs (which should be reported to the issue tracker), you can grab a copy of the alpha package from our downloads page or on PyPI.

The PGP key ID used for this release is Natalia Bidart: 2EE82A8D9470983E.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-05-22 12:03:26

Unredacting Pixelated Text

Experiments in unredacting text that has been pixelated.

From Drachinifel at 2024-05-22 12:00:31

Galveston Naval Park - The Dichotomy of Submarine and Sub-Hunter

Today we take a look at the history behind one half of the main exhibits at this small but mighty museum, and the other half sank the carrier Shokaku! Visit them here: https://www.galvestonnavalmuseum.com/ My interview on their channel: https://youtu.be/BX3wv7x6WN4 Naval History books, use code 'DRACH' for 25% off - https://www.usni.org/press/books?f%5B0%5D=subject%3A1966 Free naval photos and channel posters - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt 'Legionnaire' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

From More or Less: Behind the Stats at 2024-05-22 09:30:00

MP misconduct, NHS waiting lists and gold (gold) (p0hzdwh9.mp3)

Is it going to take 685 years to clear NHS waiting lists in England?

Are 10 per cent of MPs under investigation for sexual misconduct?

How does gold effect the UKs export figures?

What does it mean to say that a woman has 120% chance of getting pregnant?

Tim Harford investigates some of the numbers in the news.

Presenter: Tim Harford Producers: Nathan Gower and Bethan Ashmead Latham Series producer: Tom Colls Sound mix: Neil Churchill Production coordinator: Brenda Brown Editor: Richard Vadon

From The Last Best Hope? at 2024-05-22 07:01:47

The Black Founders, America and the Claim of Equality (media.mp3)

At the heart of the "promise" of the American Revolution and the new republic's claim to be the last, best hope of earth, is the assertion in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal". How did Black Americans react to the Declaration? How did they seek to shape the character of the new Republic? And what was the relationship between the Black struggle for freedom and equality and the American Revolution? To examine this once-hidden history of Black Americans in the founding era, Adam is joined by Professor James Basker, the President of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History at Barnard College. Jim is the editor, with Nicole Seary, of a remarkable new collection published by the Library of America called “Black Writers of the Founding Era” which contains texts – most previously unpublished – by more than 120 Black Americans.

Readings in this episode were performed by Chelsi Campbell and Darius Jackson. Producer: Emily Williams. Presenter: Adam Smith.



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From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-05-22 00:00:00

251. The Infected Blood Scandal (GLT8703348001.mp3?updated=1716318381)

Could the bill for the infected blood scandal fall on Labour? What makes politics so bad for mental health? Could Benjamin Netanyahu be arrested for war crimes? Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more on today's episode of The Rest Is Politics. 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restispolitics It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. TRIP ELECTION TOUR: To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell Social Producer: Jess Kidson Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Producer: Nicole Maslen Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Ty & That Guy at 2024-05-21 22:01:03

Top 80s Action TV Shows

#tyandthatguy TOP 80s ACTION TV SHOWS Ty Franck (one half of James S.A. Corey) and Wes Chatham ('Amos Burton' on The Expanse) gave into Producer Joe who kept bothering them to do this because he saw The Fall Guy Movie. Of course they had a great discussion about some banger tv shows form the 80s and I won... 😄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/tyandthatguy 🍎 Listen on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ty-that-guy/id1544619644 🔊 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2EPXLXoqwfdynyhQmRF46M?si=Z59WcKP4TFWIG56eTtEdgQ https://linktr.ee/tyandthatguy #moviereview #moviereviews #moviecritic #moviegeek #movielover #movieexplained #movieaddict #filmreview #filmreviews #filmcritic #filmlover #filmaddicts #react #cinephile #cinema #cinemareview

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-21 20:14:55

Researchers spot cryptojacking attack that disables endpoint protections

A key component: Installing known vulnerable drivers from Avast and IOBit.

From Newscast at 2024-05-21 20:08:00

Lost in Translation: Scarlett Johansson v AI (p0hzf9vc.mp3)

Today, we look at, how much the victims of the infected blood scandal could receive in compensation And a major row between a Hollywood A Lister and OpenAi.

The government has announced some infected blood victims will receive £210,000 compensation within 90 days. This is an initial payment whilst work continues on a final scheme. It is estimated final payments could rise to £2.6m for certain infected people. Adam is joined by the BBC’s health reporter Jim Reed.

And, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has said she was left "shocked" and "angered" after OpenAI launched a chatbot with an "eerily similar" voice to her own. The AI company have said they would remove the voice, but insisted that it was not meant to be an “imitation”. Does AI pose a real danger to acting? Adam speaks to the BBC’s AI Correspondent Marc Cieslak and Remie Michelle Clarke, a voice over artist who discovered her voice was being used by AI without her knowledge. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From Mark Felton Productions at 2024-05-21 13:19:06

Hiroshima's 'Atomic' Trams - Working Survivors of the 1945 Bomb

Following the 6 August 1945 atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, the city was largely destroyed, yet within three days, some of the city's trams were running again! And, 79 years later, three of the trams that survived the bomb are still running, including two on daily services! Find out the full story here... Dr. Mark Felton is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Help support my channels: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Sources: - 'Hiroshima’s Reconstruction and Trams “ Other Cities War-damaged Trams”', Hiroshima for Global Peace, www.hiroshimaforpeace.com - 'The Trams of Hiroshima', www.twosecondstreet.com - 'A-bombed tram in Hiroshima runs same route as 75 years ago' by Sonoko Miyazaki, Asahi Shimbun, 6 September 2020 Credits: US National Archives; Library of Congress; @JapanRailway; hiroshimaforpeace.com; jazz cool; Khws4v1; Taisyo; Zairon; John Leeming; Tom Page; Mjobling; Galmkuro; GFDL; Darinsz Jemielniak

From Schneier on Security at 2024-05-21 12:09:36

Detecting Malicious Trackers

From Slashdot:

Apple and Google have launched a new industry standard called “Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers” to combat the misuse of Bluetooth trackers for stalking. Starting Monday, iPhone and Android users will receive alerts when an unknown Bluetooth device is detected moving with them. The move comes after numerous cases of trackers like Apple’s AirTags being used for malicious purposes.

Several Bluetooth tag companies have committed to making their future products compatible with the new standard. Apple and Google said they will continue collaborating with the Internet Engineering Task Force to further develop this technology and address the issue of unwanted tracking...

From School of War at 2024-05-21 11:15:00

Ep 124: Shane Brennan on Xenophon and Leadership (NEBM2458184223.mp3?updated=1716243120)

Shane Brennan, Associate Professor of History and Classics at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh and author of Xenophon's Anabasis: A Socratic History, joins the show to talk about why the Anabasis remains an important part of the Western canon of military writing. ▪️ Times      •      01:30 Introduction      •      02:05 Dubai to Bangladesh     •      05:37 Xenophon’s start       •      09:25 Several levels of failure     •      12:37 “An exemplary Socratic student”       •      14:40 Fighting for the Persians     •      17:18 Cyrus the Younger         •      20:46 A leader emerges       •      29:41 “How was he so right?”      •      36:43 Matterhorn     •      38:33 Exile     •      42:01 An instruction on leadership     •      44:16 “There is always something there…” Follow along  on Instagram Find a transcript of today’s episode on our School of War Substack Follow the link to buy the book - Xenophon's Anabasis: A Socratic History

From Empire at 2024-05-21 00:30:00

150. Worlds Colliding: Seizing Settlers in New England (GLT6952482090.mp3?updated=1716228822)

Deerfield, February 1704. The small, puritan town of roughly 300 inhabitants in western Massachusetts has been riven with tension ever since the French and Native American forces had begun raiding them at the end of the previous year. The snows of winter have settled over New England and, on the last night of February 1704, the village is attacked. What follows is an extraordinary tale that not only tells us about life in New England, but also illuminates the fragility of early colonial America. Listen as William and Anita discuss captivity in New England and how the religious and political dynamic of this period is far more porous than some would believe. Twitter: @Empirepoduk Email: empirepoduk@gmail.com Goalhangerpodcasts.com Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis Producer: Callum Hill Exec Producer: Neil Fearn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-05-21 00:10:00

How to make a billion in showbiz (GLT9017957499.mp3?updated=1716403209)

The Sunday Times rich list has been revealed but which are the names from the world of entertainment, and how have they made their money? Cannes Film Festival is underway, and the world has seen for the first time Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis. A film long talked about and self-financed by the man himself, why has he had to put his hand in his own pocket, like Kevin Coster with Horizon: An American Saga, is it all vanity? Plus, Have I Got News For You is soon to be on US screens. Does the history of UK formats trying to make it in American show it will be a success? Twitter: @restisents Instagram: @restisentertainment YouTube: @therestisentertainment Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producers: Neil Fearn + Joey McCarthy Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Recommendations: Marina - Inside No.9 (iPlayer) Richard - Triangle Of Sadness (Netflix) / We Are Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Game (iPlayer) 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-05-21 00:10:00

How to make a billion in showbiz (GLT9017957499.mp3?updated=1716242519)

The Sunday Times rich list has been revealed but which are the names from the world of entertainment, and how have they made their money? Cannes Film Festival is underway, and the world has seen for the first time Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis. A film long talked about and self-financed by the man himself, why has he had to put his hand in his own pocket, like Kevin Coster with Horizon: An American Saga, is it all vanity? Plus, Have I Got News For You is soon to be on US screens. Does the history of UK formats trying to make it in American show it will be a success? Twitter: @restisents Instagram: @restisentertainment YouTube: @therestisentertainment Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producers: Neil Fearn + Joey McCarthy Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Recommendations: Marina - Inside No.9 (iPlayer) Richard - Triangle Of Sadness (Netflix) / Secrets Of Spies (ITVX) 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-20 22:43:24

New Windows AI feature records everything you’ve done on your PC

Recall uses AI features "to take images of your active screen every few seconds."

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-05-20 21:51:57

OpenAI on the defensive after multiple PR setbacks in one week

Sexy voices, departing employees, and NDA rumors have challenged the AI company.

From Americast at 2024-05-20 21:19:00

Americanswers! Marjorie Taylor Greene, disinformation campaigns, and who will run in 2028? (p0hz7fbk.mp3)

The team regroup to make more predictions about possible candidates for the Democrats and Republicans in 2028. We also take stock of foreign influence operations ahead of the upcoming US election. What has the US learnt since the last election?

Plus, Ivanka Trump played an influential role in her father’s first administration, but she’s since disappeared from the public eye. Could she reappear in Trump’s next White House?

HOSTS: • Marianna Spring, Disinformation & Social Media Correspondent • Anthony Zurcher, North America Correspondent

GUEST: • Miles Taylor, former chief of staff at Department for Homeland Security

GET IN TOUCH: • Join our online community: https://discord.gg/qSrxqNcmRB • Send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp to +44 330 123 9480 • Email Americast@bbc.co.uk • Or use #Americast

US Election Unspun: Sign up for Anthony’s new BBC newsletter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-68093155

This episode was made by George Dabby with Claire Betzer. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The series producer is Purvee Pattni. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2024-05-20 21:15:00

The Biggest Treatment Disaster in NHS History (p0hz7f8m.mp3)

Today we look at the final report into the infected blood scandal, which accuses doctors, the government and the NHS of letting patients catch HIV and hepatitis.

In total, it's thought about 2,900 people have died since being infected by contaminated blood, and the number continues to rise. The report into the scandal suggests evidence of failure and cover-up.

PM Rishi Sunak apologised to the victims and described it as a “day of shame for the British state”.

Adam is joined by Chris Mason and Jim Reed, BBC health reporter. Plus, he speaks to Carly Bayford, whose father was a victim of the scandal. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From TIKhistory at 2024-05-20 17:00:23

Britain’s WORST EVER tank battle: The Battle of Gazala 1942 BATTLESTORM Documentary

The Battle of Gazala in 1942 was Rommel’s most important battle, and one of the worst defeats in British history, especially for the Royal Tank Regiment. The British 8th Army deployed over 900 tanks in this battle, but was left with just a handful by the end of it. However, Rommel was also close to defeat too and Gazala could have ended in total disaster for him had the British not dropped the ball. Using detailed maps and animations, this video goes over the complete history of the battle, supported by 57 historical sources and 742 citations at the bottom of the screen. This video is discussing events or concepts that are academic, educational and historical in nature. This video is for informational purposes and was created so we may better understand the past and learn from the mistakes others have made. Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tikhistory/ The thumbnail for this video was created by https://www.instagram.com/tessdailyttv/ Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro and Recap of the North African Campaign 00:00:47 - British Preparations 00:21:35 - German Preparations 00:32:18 - Numbers for Both sides 00:35:28 - 26th of May 1942 (Phase 1: Rommel’s Attack) 00:37:04 - 27th of May 1942 00:58:48 - 28th of May 1942 01:03:57 - 29th of May 1942 01:11:16 - 30th of May 1942 (Phase 2: The Cauldron) 01:15:27 - 31st of May 1942 01:18:33 - 1st of June 1942 01:20:49 - 2nd of June 1942 01:22:51 - 3rd of June 1942 (Phase 3: Operation Aberdeen) 01:33:36 - 4th of June 1942 01:34:04 - 5th of June 1942 01:42:01 - 6th of June 1942 01:44:48 - 7th of June 1942 (Phase 4: French Pride) 01:49:44 - 8th of June 1942 01:52:20 - 9th of June 1942 01:53:41 - 10th of June 1942 01:57:30 - 11th June 1942 (Phase 5: British Catastrophe) 01:58:31 - 12th of June 1942 02:03:55 - 13th of June 1942 02:06:22 - 14th of June 1942 (Phase 6: Endgame) 02:21:50 - 15th of June 1942 02:28:39 - 16th of June 1942 02:33:21 - 17th of June 1942 02:36:31 - 18th of June 1942 02:38:50 - Aftermath and Assessment - - - - - 📚 BIBLIOGRAPHY / SOURCES 📚 Gazala source list https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R0Skeai3KpyjXagb4m7aJVJDxdNIVe_mWdQIBPF9Wck/edit?usp=sharing Full list of all my sources https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/114GiK85MPs0v4GKm0izPj3DL2CrlJUdAantx5GQUKn8/edit?usp=sharing - - - - - ⭐ SUPPORT TIK ⭐ This video isn't sponsored. My income comes purely from my Patreons and SubscribeStars, and from YouTube ad revenue. So, if you'd like to support this channel and make these videos possible, please consider becoming a Patreon or SubscribeStar. All supporters who pledge $1 or more will have their names listed in the videos. There are higher tiers too with additional perks, so check out the links below for more details. https://www.patreon.com/TIKhistory https://www.subscribestar.com/tikhistory Thank you to my current supporters! You're AWESOME! - - - - - ABOUT TIK 📝 History isn’t as boring as some people think, and my goal is to get people talking about it. I also want to dispel the myths and distortions that ruin our perception of the past by asking a simple question - “But is this really the case?”. I have a 2:1 Degree in History and a passion for early 20th Century conflicts (mainly WW2). I’m therefore approaching this like I would an academic essay. Lots of sources, quotes, references and so on. Only the truth will do.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-05-20 12:04:19

IBM Sells Cybersecurity Group

IBM is selling its QRadar product suite to Palo Alto Networks, for an undisclosed—but probably surprisingly small—sum.

I have a personal connection to this. In 2016, IBM bought Resilient Systems, the startup I was a part of. It became part if IBM’s cybersecurity offerings, mostly and weirdly subservient to QRadar.

That was what seemed to be the problem at IBM. QRadar was IBM’s first acquisition in the cybersecurity space, and it saw everything through the lens of that SIEM system. I left the company two years after the acquisition, and near as I could tell, it never managed to figure the space out...

From Newscast at 2024-05-20 10:36:00

Breaking Newscast: Iran’s President killed in helicopter crash (p0hz32j8.mp3)

Today we look at the death of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

The hard-line cleric was killed alongside Iran’s foreign minister when a helicopter they were travelling in, crashed in heavy fog in northern Iran. The president was elected in 2021 and was seen as a potential successor to Iran’s Supreme Leader.

Adam is joined by the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet to discuss what this means for Iran and the region.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From Not Just the Tudors at 2024-05-20 03:00:03

Henry VIII's Sister, Margaret Queen of Scots (media.mp3?tk=eyJ0ayI6ImRlZmF1bHQiLCJhZHMiOnRydWUsInNwb25zIjp0cnVlLCJzdGF0dXMiOiJwdWJsaWMifQ==&sig=iJwbF8GTQOezgIOD27nI4aeEP8a3ZkfuQXjfGAHYinI)

Margaret Tudor - daughter of King Henry VII, sister to Henry VIII - was married at 13 to James IV of Scotland, learning the skills of statecraft that would enable her to survive his early death and to construct a powerful position in Scotland. 


In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb finds out more about Margaret from Dr. Linda Porter. Her new book, The Thistle and the Rose: The Extraordinary Life of Margaret Tudor puts the record straight about a misunderstood and underestimated Tudor monarch, whose determination to fight for the rights of her son James V laid the groundwork for a future British state.


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From The Rest Is History at 2024-05-20 01:20:00

452. Custer's Last Stand: The Battle of the Little Bighorn (Part 7) (GLT7290391290.mp3?updated=1716164561)

“You and I are going home today, and by a trail that is strange to us both…” The Battle of The Little Bighorn is one of the totemic moments of American frontier history. However, it is also mysterious, with the exact events of that blood-soaked day difficult to trace. On the 22nd of June, George Custer marched out with vague orders to drive the vast gathering of the Lakota and their allies, under the leadership of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, towards General Terry’s force, advancing from the South. Custer, keen as ever for a charge, was hoping to score a considerable defeat over the Native Americans in time for the 4th of July centenary. Then, on the evening of the 24th of June, Crow scouts reported that the Lakota’s trail had been found, and Custer launched into action. Marching his men through the night, they arrived at the encampment the following morning, shocked to discover a camp of thousands. At 3pm, the first force attacked, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, in all its horror and gore, had begun… Join Dominic and Tom they explore one of America’s most mythologised battles, separating fact from fiction, as they build up to George Custer’s last stand. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restishistory Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! *The Rest Is History LIVE in 2024* Tom and Dominic are back onstage this summer, at Hampton Court Palace in London! Buy your tickets here: therestishistory.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Assistant Producer: Tabby Syrett Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Leading at 2024-05-20 00:10:00

74. Kwasi Kwarteng: Liz Truss, becoming Chancellor, and Britain on the brink (Part 2) (GLT7979855855.mp3?updated=1715358972)

Why did the Tory Party choose to make Liz Truss and Boris Johnson prime minister? How does it feel to be the second shortest-serving chancellor in post-war history? What was the true thinking behind the disastrous Truss-Kwarteng mini-budget? On today's episode of Leading, Rory and Alastair are joined for the second and final episode of their conversation with former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng. TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. TRIP ELECTION TOUR: To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Podcast Editor: Nathan Copelin Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell Social Producer: Jess Kidson Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Producer: Nicole Maslen Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Money at 2024-05-20 00:00:00

59. Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist: Are we too ideological about privatisation? (GLT2331963820.mp3?updated=1715869708)

Is happiness correlated with GDP? Are Gen Z richer than their parents? Could Modern Monetary Theory ever be implemented? Robert is joined by Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, to answer all these questions and more. Sign up to our newsletter to get more stories from the world of business and finance. Email: restismoney@gmail.com X: @TheRestIsMoney Instagram: @TheRestIsMoney TikTok: @RestIsMoney goalhangerpodcasts.com Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas Senior Producer: Dom Johnson Head of Content: Tom Whiter Exec Producers: Neil Fearn, Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Newscast at 2024-05-19 14:36:00

What can we expect with the infected blood report? (p0hyzd33.mp3)

Today, we heard from the government and the Labour party about the infected blood scandal - ahead of the inquiry’s final report being published tomorrow.

Laura and Henry discuss what defence secretary Grant Shapps had to say about the government’s plan to compensate victims and how much they would be prepared to spend - as well as more on defence spending.

And, after forgetting one of Labour’s six pledges, shadow health secretary Wes Streeting tells Laura more about how he’ll deliver on the pledge to cut NHS waiting times. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From Drachinifel at 2024-05-19 12:00:47

The Drydock - Episode 298

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:47 - How common was it for small navy ships to enter civilian service after WWII? 00:05:00 - Could the Scharnhorst-class have been armed with 14" 3-gun primary turrets? 00:07:12 - How did Byrd and King get along? 00:09:27 - Where would you say is the definitive beginning of the Royal Navy? 00:14:39 - Would Sovereign of the Seas have been competitive in the early 19th century with updated armaments? 00:17:10 - Why did deck edge elevators take so long to be introduced onto aircraft carriers? 00:21:58 - Why build a 3-gun instead of a triple turret? 00:26:37 - 18"/47 vs 16"/56 in triple turrets? 00:29:17 - Was there ever a thought of a temporary framework of wood or canvas being added to increase the Monitor's freeboard? And would that even work? 00:31:50 - Could the fast trade clipper ships have been converted into effective commerce raiders? 00:33:48 - You mentioned that USS Monitor had its doorknobs stolen by tourists during its stint at the Washington Naval Yard. Are there any other notable incidents of ships being looted, either by their own crews or tourists, and what were the most popular items to steal? 00:37:46 - Stability of CSS Virginia and USS Monitor? 00:40:08 - Was there anything particularly interesting about the Royal Navy’s East Indies Station during the period of 1865-WW1 onset? 00:43:53 - Assuming an ahistorical willingness to engage with or be baited into a grand battle by the US, when was the last date in which the Japanese could have won their Kantai Kessen major battle? 00:49:08 - What sea fortifications throughout naval history paid for themselves? 00:54:09 - What really defines a transitional design? 01:00:35 - How exactly were ships' timbers and masts seasoned in the age of sail? 01:02:42 - Was the Admiralty M-N Scheme feasible?

From Popcorn In Bed at 2024-05-19 01:56:00

TOTAL RECALL (1990) | FIRST TIME WATCHING | MOVIE REACTION

Enjoy my reaction as I watch "Total Recall" for the first time! You can watch the full reaction here: https://go.popcorninbed.com/total-recall //🎉 P A T R E O N For all 400+ uncut, full-length movie reactions, early access and behind-the-scenes goodies check out my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcorninbed //📮 M A I L PO BOX 547, Provo UT 84603 I open your packages LIVE every few weeks! // 🚇 S U B S C R I B E https://www.youtube.com/c/popcorninbed?sub_confirmation=1 ~3 new videos every week! //👏 F O L L O W Cassie's Instagram: https://bit.ly/3OOTSJc Twitter: https://bit.ly/3KNVxO8 Facebook: https://bit.ly/3QLvcUP Reddit: https://bit.ly/3P6H42p TikTok: https://bit.ly/3smDxnE //👕 M E R C H https://www.popcorninbed.com //📖 C H A P T E R S

From Mark Felton Productions at 2024-05-18 20:08:46

Napoleon's Nazi Funeral

One dark and snowy night in December 1940 in German-occupied Paris, a strange funeral took place when German soldiers carried the coffin of Emperor Napoleon II into Les Invalides. Why was a Napoleon receiving a Nazi funeral? Find out the strange story here... Dr. Mark Felton is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Help support my channels: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Sources: - 'December 1940: Return of L'Aiglon Part II', johntyrell.blogspot.com - 'Napoleon II, Emperor of the French,' by Susan Flantzer, Unofficial Royalty 2019 - 'LES INVALIDES, THE MILITARY MUSEUM AND TOMB OF NAPOLEON', Napoleon.org Credits: US National Archives; Library of Congress; Bede735c; C.Stadler/Bwag; Eric Gaba; Daniel Vorndrau; Katepanomegas

From Newscast at 2024-05-18 18:08:00

Can Rishi Sunak turn it around? (p0hyw9xv.mp3)

Today, Adam and Laura discuss ‘Project Sunak’, and Laura shares some of the insights she’s heard from people who know and have worked with the Prime Minister about what he’s like behind the scenes - as well as the operation to improve his popularity.

And Laura has interviewed Leonid Volkov, a close ally of Alexei Navalny, who was attacked with hammers outside his home in Lithuania last year.

You can read Laura's piece here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cy6332vx5n8o You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

From Drachinifel at 2024-05-18 12:00:05

HMS Neptune - Guide 388

HMS Neptune, a single dreadnought battleship of the British Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleships-World-War-One/dp/1848321473 www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Fleet-Warship-Development-1906-1922/dp/186176099X www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleship-Norman-Friedman/dp/1848322259 Naval History books, use code 'DRACH' for 25% off - https://www.usni.org/press/books?f%5B0%5D=subject%3A1966 Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt 'Legionnaire' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

From The Week in Westminster at 2024-05-18 11:30:00

18/05/2024 (p0hyqtnw.mp3)

Sonia Sodha of The Observer assesses the latest developments at Westminster. Following the Prime Minister's speech on global insecurity she speaks to former Conservative Defence Secretary, Sir Liam Fox MP, and former Labour International Development Secretary, Douglas Alexander. Theo Bertram, director of the Social Market Foundation and a former Labour adviser, discusses whether election 'pledge' cards are a good idea following Sir Keir Starmer's campaign event this week. After a knife-edge vote on excluding from Parliament MPs accused of serious offences, Sonia speaks to Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain MP and Conservative MP Nigel Mills. And, after claims a Liberal Democrat candidate was deselected because of his Christian faith, Sonia brings together the Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, and Polly Toynbee, journalist and vice president of Humanists UK, to discuss whether Christianity and modern politics are compatible.

From More or Less: Behind the Stats at 2024-05-18 06:00:00

Are falling marriage rates causing happiness to fall in the US? (p0hypntd.mp3)

It’s long been known that marriage is associated with happiness in survey data. But are falling marriage rates in the US dragging down the mood of the whole nation?

We investigate the statistical relationships with Professor Sam Peltzman from the University of Chicago, and Professor John Helliwell, from the University of British Columbia.

Presenter: Tom Colls Reporter: Natasha Fernandes Production co-ordinator: Brenda Brown Sound mix: Nigel Appleton Editor: Richard Vadon

From Americast at 2024-05-17 23:16:00

Trump Trial Week 4… Will the jury believe Michael Cohen? (p0hys5qf.mp3)

Donald Trump’s former lawyer takes the stand.

Former US President Donald Trump’s trial in New York is in its fourth week, where he’s accused of trying to cover up a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

He’s pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records and also denies having a sexual encounter with Daniels.

This week, the man at the centre of those allegations - Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and right hand man - took the stand. 

Anthony Zurcher, alongside the BBC’s US reporters, Kayla Epstein and Madeline Halpert, take a detailed look at Cohen’s evidence, and they also discuss why high ranking Republicans have been speaking outside the court in New York and why it could affect the Vice Presidential nomination.     HOSTS:  • Anthony Zurcher, North America Correspondent   GUESTS:  • Kayla Epstein, BBC reporter covering the trial in New York • Madeline Halpert, BBC  reporter covering the trial in New York   GET IN TOUCH: * Join our online community: https://discord.gg/qSrxqNcmRB * Send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp to +44 330 123 9480 * Email Americast@bbc.co.uk * Or use #Americast

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This episode was made by Purvee Pattni with Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The series producer is Purvee Pattni. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-05-17 22:04:39

Friday Squid Blogging: Emotional Support Squid

When asked what makes this an “emotional support squid” and not just another stuffed animal, its creator says:

They’re emotional support squid because they’re large, and cuddly, but also cheerfully bright and derpy. They make great neck pillows (and you can fidget with the arms and tentacles) for travelling, and, on a more personal note, when my mum was sick in the hospital I gave her one and she said it brought her “great comfort” to have her squid tucked up beside her and not be a nuisance while she was sleeping.

As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered...