Posts by Shane Barnhill

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Are poop-powered buses RAD or BAD? And what about "drunk shopping" apps? Find out the answers to these questions -- and more -- in the 9th episode of This Week In Jackassery, where Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss jackass ...
Politicians Don't Have A Monopoly On Jackassery

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 9

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Are poop-powered buses RAD or BAD? And what about “drunk shopping” apps? Find out the answers to these questions — and more — in the 9th episode of This Week In Jackassery, where Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss jackass politicians and trolls, “Unschooling,” tech media consolidation, and more. Plus, we
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The eighth episode of the This Week In Jackassery podcast is now available, and it's a fun one. Adrienne Boettinger and I once again play the game "Rad or Bad," while covering Scott Walker's mathematical ability (hint: Bad), ...
I'd Suggest a Stiff Drink While You Listen

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 8

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The eighth episode of the This Week In Jackassery podcast is now available, and it’s a fun one. Adrienne Boettinger and I once again play the game “Rad or Bad,” while covering Scott Walker’s mathematical ability (hint: Bad), Sweden’s “gay sailor” system of defending against Russian submarines (100
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In the seventh episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss the protests in Baltimore, The Clinton Foundation, Bud Light "missing the mark" with a joke about removing "No" from our vocabularies, ...
Yes, we're drinking again

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 7

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In the seventh episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss the protests in Baltimore, The Clinton Foundation, Bud Light “missing the mark” with a joke about removing “No” from our vocabularies, giant penis drawings that are dotting the streets of Manchester, England, and more. We also play
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I've been wearing an Apple Watch for about 6 days now. It's a handy device, with several convenient features that I'll get to below, but I think my overall reaction to the watch thus far is best summed up in this brief ...
Seriously, ¯_(ツ)_/¯

What’s an Apple Watch Good For?

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I’ve been wearing an Apple Watch for about 6 days now. It’s a handy device, with several convenient features that I’ll get to below, but I think my overall reaction to the watch thus far is best summed up in this brief Twitter exchange with my friend Lauren: @LaurenMColman ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — Shane Barnhill (@shanebarnhill
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You know George W. Bush fairly well, right? He's the former president who started two wars and just generally made a mess of United States while presiding over the country. However, you probably know less about his younger ...
Hard to Tell

Who Said It: Jeb or George?

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You know George W. Bush fairly well, right? He’s the former president who started two wars and just generally made a mess of United States while presiding over the country. However, you probably know less about his younger brother, Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida, who hasn’t yet declared but is definitely running for
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In the sixth episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss America's eroding trust in law enforcement, Intuit's lobbying to keep tax filing as difficult as possible, California's drought, presidential ...
Jackassery, Presidential Politics, Tax Hell, Rad or Bad, and the Things That are Driving Us To Drink This Week

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 6

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In the sixth episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss America’s eroding trust in law enforcement, Intuit’s lobbying to keep tax filing as difficult as possible, California’s drought, presidential declarations, and proof that everything in the world doesn’t suck. We also play a brand new gam
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In the fifth episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss Indiana becoming the first state to sentence a woman to 20 years in prison for having a miscarriage, the new discriminatory "Religious ...
Jackassery, "Religious Freedom," Indiana, Arkansas, Jay-Z's Tidal app, and Things That Are Driving Us To Drink

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 5

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In the fifth episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss Indiana becoming the first state to sentence a woman to 20 years in prison for having a miscarriage, the new discriminatory “Religious Freedom” bill in Arkansas, livestreaming apps Meerkat and Periscope, Jay-Z’s re-launched music streaming
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So you're interested in learning more about Tidal, the new HiFi music streaming service owned by Jay-Z and other celebrity music artists? Well, I already wrote about Tidal--what it is, and why Tidal's goals worth ...
Half Baked

Streaming with Jay-Z’s Tidal: A Stream of Consciousness Review

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So you’re interested in learning more about Tidal, the new HiFi music streaming service owned by Jay-Z and other celebrity music artists? Well, I already wrote about Tidal–what it is, and why Tidal’s goals worth supporting–and you should go read that post. It’s much better than this one, which already kind of
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The world gained a new streaming music service yesterday, as hip-hop and entertainment mogul Jay-Z relaunched Tidal, the music streaming service that he acquired in January as part of a $56 million purchase of Aspiro, a ...
A Worthwhile Goal

Why the Idea of Tidal, Jay-Z’s Spotify (and Beats) Competitor, is Worth Supporting

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The world gained a new streaming music service yesterday, as hip-hop and entertainment mogul Jay-Z relaunched Tidal, the music streaming service that he acquired in January as part of a $56 million purchase of Aspiro, a Swedish tech company. At a launch event in New York, Jay-Z was joined by a star-studded group of artists: [&hellip
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