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The Drill Down 493: Selling Hate
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On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Tosin’s Pax picks, iPhone updates, more Equifax fallout, can you buy hate speech ads on Facebook?, and much more.

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Netflix Will Restore ‘LOST’ Finale After Airing Cut Version
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Oh LOST… you are still mixing it up, years after you ended with one of the most talked about series finales in television history. Fans watching the show on Netflix noticed that little bits were missing from that controversial last episode, and took to the internet to complain.

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The Drill Down 386: Space Invaders
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VLA Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI

This week, Reddit lays down the law, drones hinder rescue efforts, a cheating site gets hacked, an exploit to hijack a car remotely, Prof. Stephen Hawking joins the search for ET … and much much more.

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The Drill Down 385: Over the Glass Cliff
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[Artwork by Peach Bunni]

This week, the Internet comes to low-income housing, Reddit’s woes are far from over, is it finally time to kill Adobe Flash? We say farewell to a gaming legend … and much much more…

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The Drill Down 377: Hail to the Tweet
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This week, POTUS tweets, an Apple television is officially dead, hacking a planes controls from a passenger seat, amazing timelapses from still photos … and much much more.

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The Drill Down 364: Where’s the Drone Porn?!
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Dwayne and Andy are joined by Greg Davies (from TARDISBlend, Blendover, and Heavy Metal Historian podcasts) as we discuss: Edward Snowden answers almost anything, Reddit wants you to keep your clothes on, how to keep drones out of your backyard, a new Pebble watch… and much much more.

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The Drill Down 279: Money in the Banana Stand
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Stair Car by Joe Faux

[Illustration by Joe Faux]

This week a bidding war starts (and ends) over Waze, Yahoo wants Hulu, Tim Cook spills the beans about…well, nothing, Blizzard drops its new MMO from the schedule, backlash against Microsoft’s XBox One, a 3D food printer, and the possible look of the next Playstation.

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The Drill Down 275: All-Purpose Tool
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This week, the potential dangers of crowdsourcing a manhunt, a hacked tweet that cost economic markets billions of dollars, Twitter Music, Windows brings back the start button, Netflix’s winning strategy, and a couple of bills in the US Congress you won’t want to ignore.

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The Drill Down 267: Through The Looking Glass
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This week, Google Glass gets its first real review; will it alter the social contract? Turn any iPhone into a spycam, Groupon‘s CEO is fired, HP sells WebOS to LG, An Australian hacker knows the secrets of the next XBOX & Playstation, Is Reddit being gamed by marketers?, How NetFlix is using Big Data to turn us into their puppets, and How “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” ruled the Internet.

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The Drill Down 265: How to Succeed on Reddit, A Top User’s Secret Tips
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Within the course of seven months, Reddit user Scopolamina went from relative newbie to 2012’s top ranked user on the social news site, amassing an unheard of 1.87 million karma points, the Reddit currency that marks the success and popularity of a particular user. During that span of time, he also submitted well over 37,000 posts, moderated about 300 subreddits (most NSFW), and has personally been responsible for removing countless incidents of spam on the site.

Then, in mid-January, as seems to happen with increasing frequency to top Reddit users, he was unceremoniously banned from the site, following allegations of selling his influence to spammers. Joining us to talk about that incident, his experience as Reddit’s top user, and his insider secrets to becoming a top user, is Reddit user Scopolamina…

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