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Past Word Passwords

A New Yorker article all about passwords has Jeff musing on what Anthony's passwords mean about him.  It is a secret people tell themselves every time they log on to something, so what are the most common topics that appear in passwords?  What are the smartest passwords?  How can they can used to hack your life?

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/magazine/the-secret-life-of-passwords.html?_r=2

Today's story was sent in by Shawn Stringfield. Thanks Shawn! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-072-pastwordpasswords.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Drying Too Hard

A new study suggests that using hand dryers in public restrooms is actually less hygienic than using paper towels.  This leads Jeff and Anthony to discuss bathroom etiquette, personal hygene, germophobia, assumptions about cleanliness, and the coolest way to dry your hands.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3629/hand_dryers_can_spread_bacteria_in_public_toilets_research_finds

Today's story was sent in by Jonathan Smith. Thanks Jonathan! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-071-dryingtoohard.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Anthony and Jeff delve into perhaps the most disturbing topic they have ever tackled.  An article in National Geographic features the top 5 most terrifying "zombie" creatures - parasites that get inside of other creatures and force them to change their behavior, malform, or otherwise serve the parasite's procreation.  These are some of the most horrible organisms in the natural world.  This episode is not recommended for sensitive listeners.

This show is entirely listener supported. To find out how to help AND get early episodes and bonus content, head to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141031-zombies-parasites-animals-science-halloween/

Today's story was sent in by Xaccie. Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-070-naturesparasitichellscape.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

200 PC

New anaysis suggests that the bronze computing device known as the Antikythera, discovered at the bottom of the Aegean Sea in 1901 is even older than previously thought.  In fact, this computer dates back to 200 BC and represents a incredible feat of pre-historic human engineering.  Anthony and Jeff marvel at a people that could devise such a thing, and rail at the Dark Ages for stealing away so many awesome advancements.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/ancient-computer-even-more-ancient

Today's story was sent in by Paul Langdon. Thanks, Paul! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-069-200pc.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Work the Planck

According to quantum physics, Planck's Constant is the smallest unit of measure in the universe, beyond which nothing can be further divided.  Scientists at the Fermilab are building a Holographic Interferometer, or Holometer, with which they intend to test this theory.  If true, it could mean that our entire dimension is a hologram, projected into 3D space like a pixelized image on your computer screen.  Heavy stuff, but Jeff and Anthony wonder if it is cause for existential crisis or if it would even really matter.   Of course, that's exactly what holograms would say.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://www.wired.com/2014/11/planck-length/?mbid=social_twitter

Today's story was sent in by Joe Steiner. Thanks, Joe! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-068-worktheplanck.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Sound Shapes

Researchers at the University of Bristol are using ultrasound to create invisible objects in the air that you can reach out and touch.  Of course, Anthony and Jeff see this as the first step toward full holodeck technology, and and try to determine which industry can accelerate progress to that goal fastest. Hint: it's porn.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/ultrasound-used-create-3d-shapes-mid-air-can-be-seen-and-felt

Today's story was sent in by both Nathan Schammer and Scott Kaufman Thanks, guys! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

 

Direct download: whc-067-soundshapes.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Must Seethe TV

An NPR story about NBC's Peter Pan Live television event points out that a significant portion of the audience of major TV hits are people who self-identify as "hate-watching" the programming.  In fact, some networks are even programming to take advantage of these tendencies, embracing the live-tweeters who mock and add snide comments to the viewing experience.  Jeff and Anthony have a major problem with the idea of "hate-watching", but also both enjoy a great bad movie.  Are they hypocrites, or is there a difference between ironic enjoyment and vicious mockery?

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://www.npr.org/2014/12/04/368308833/hate-the-idea-of-peter-pan-live-nbc-is-counting-on-it

Today's story was sent in by Ian Villarreal. Thanks, Ian! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

 

Direct download: whc-066-mustseethetv.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:46pm PDT

Cocoa Beware

We are consuming more chocolate than we produce, and at the current deficit we may soon be facing a global cocoa shortage.  As a fan of chocolatey goodies, Jeff is worried about a potential joyless chocolate-free future, while Anthony welcomes a forced worldwide dietary shift.  One thing's for certain, this episode is totally sweet.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/11/17/chocolate-makers-warn-that-world-is-running-out-chocolate/

Today's story was sent in by Bilbo Sexy Hobbit. Thanks, Bilbo! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-065-cocoabeware.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:49pm PDT

Your Sh@t Don't Stink

By actually printing DNA, researchers are now able to create entirely new species.  They started with a glow-in-the-dark plant, and now have plans to design microbes that will live in your stomach and actually change the smell of your fecal matter. Even crazier, they may be able to associate particular gas odors with biological states, so you can effectively have an early warning system built inside you.  Anthony couldn't be more excited, but Jeff wonders when our Frankenstein microbes will inevitably destroy us all in a flowery-smelling apocalypse. 

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://demo.ottw.net/fall2014_lab?ch_id=298

Today's story was sent in by Michael Hand. Thanks, Michael! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-064-yourshtdontstink.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

The Crystal Method

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. That means that we may be able to use crystals to replace oxygen tanks or even allow divers to simply draw oxygen directly out of H2O through the crystal.  Anthony has always wanted to breathe underwater, but Jeff is worried about sucking on crystals for more than good vibes.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140930113254.htm

Today's story was sent in by Shawn Andrich. Thanks, Shawn! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-063-thecrystalmethod.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT