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The Baffler,  July 24, 2015

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• Dmail, a new email service, offers to self-destruct those emails you regret as soon as you hit send. Unlike Gmail’s “unsend” feature and others like it, Dmail offers you the option to revoke your missives at any point in the future, leaving the recipient with a head-scratching “message unavailable.”

• re/code wonders if venture capital is dead. (Dare we hope?)

• Today in billionaire techies: Stephen Hawking has announced a $100 million initiative to search for alien life, and Paypal founder cum space explorer Elon Musk thinks he’s finally solved his pesky rocket problem.

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