Startalk: Edward Snowden (Part 2)

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s exclusive, one-on-one conversation with whistleblower Edward Snowden – via robotic telepresence from Moscow – concludes with a deeper dive into metadata, personal privacy and covert communications. Join us as Edward takes us further down the rabbit hole, where countries spy on their own citizens to protect them and “mere” metadata can be more intrusive and invasive than the actual content of a phone call. Decipher the differences between symmetric encryption, asymmetric encryption and secret sharing schemes. But this episode isn’t just advanced math and n-dimensional matrices – Neil and Edward leave Earth behind and dive into the wavelengths of pulsars and cosmic background radiation in search of the perfect random number generator for an ideal seed value. Plus, Neil and Edward discuss the difficulty of separating the signal from the noise, both in astrophysics and in government mass surveillance.

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Startalk Podcast: Edward Snowden

Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with whistleblower Edward Snowden via robotic telepresence from Moscow. The two card-carrying members of the geek community discuss Isaac Newton, the difference between education and learning, and even how knowledge is created. They also dive into the Periodic Table and chemistry, before moving on to the more expected subjects of data compression, encryption and privacy. You’ll learn about the relationship between private contractors, the CIA, and the NSA, for whom Edward began working at only 16 years old. Edward explains why metadata tells the government much more about individuals than they claim, and why there’s a distinction between the voluntary disclosure of information and the involuntary subversion of individual intent. Part 1 ends with a conversation about Ben Franklin, the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the CIA’s oath of service, and government Standard Form 312, which is the agreement Snowden violated.

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The Art of Manliness Podcast: Retiring at 30 with Mr. Money Mustache

7/10 microphones Listen to the Podcast, Find Mr. Money Mustache at his website How to retire at 30 by just mainly spending less, AKA “Financial Baddassery” Change your mindset/goals: Mr. Mustache focused on retiring by 30 to spend time with kids Saved through 20’s by earning 2 incomes, spending <50% of post-tax income, paid off … Continue reading The Art of Manliness Podcast: Retiring at 30 with Mr. Money Mustache

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The Joe Rogan Experience: Gad Saad

Listen to the Podcast Rating: 7/10 Microphones Find Gad Saad: @gadsaad Social Justice Warriors: Coddling of the American Mind I’m a Liberal Professor and My Liberal Students Terrify Me 44:1 ration of Dem/Reps In sociology, women studies (at times now spelled “womyn” so not to offend by include “men”) This limits perspective you are exposed to … Continue reading The Joe Rogan Experience: Gad Saad

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