Ep 227: Bots & B.S.

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 18, 2017

Lone gun developers; hunks of glass & metal; snoozing social influencers; bad Bodega; our Amazon carts; Tesla range; Riot Fest; Star Trek & Orville; Equifax; Apple’s puzzling approach to security; habits of mediocre people; RIP Cassini; it’s complicated.

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Grumpycoin; UBI; Uber needs a pick me up; is your cellphone listening?; autonomous cars are not coming soon; Facebook lies; Netflix, & Chill; Equifax; getting AI off our chests; selfie sticks & dog toys; ruining the Alien mythology; Bond, Amazon Bond.

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Broadly 23 & Me; #hashtag; Ikea’s smart home; tin foil tents; Uber’s new CEO; WhopperCoin; Echo sync; Defenders; the Tick; Depeche Mode & KMFDM; Netflix & toke; Little Snitch; suing Yahoo; Messenger virus; security cam roundup; Harvey Manfrenjensenden.

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Jason goes down memory lane with a special Grump on Grump episode from December 23rd, 2015. We talk art, music, crappy LA drivers, Safecast, Apple Music, how crappy iTunes is, and a whole lot more.

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A very special Nazi episode; Musk’s AI; the slippery slope of shutting down hate; Godwin chimes in; Uber’s audits; silly ice cube trays; It; Good Omens, the series; Obi-Wan; Revisionist Beach Boys; doxing; security camera showdown; Booze; the Bobiverse.

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Dwindling earnings; Tech-bro manifestos; Snapchat stock drop; Uber board’s b*tch-fight; Amazon’s secret brands; charging with FIRE; 3-D tires; Disney uncouples from Netflix; Lemmysuchus; Hardcore History; Audible for Dogs; DNA malware; N3v$r M1^d!.

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The smartphone generation; Facebook FTW; Uber on fire, literally; Hyperloop is a go; Bitcoin split; Shatner being Shatner; the Circle; Cobra Kai; Themis Files; #LeakTheAnalyst; IoT regulation; hacker vacations; be bored; non-melting ice cream, alright!

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This week we’re watching The Running Man from 1987 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jesse Ventura and Richard Dawson. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser. Written by Stephen King and Steven E. de Souza.

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AI nerdfight; siliCONs; Paint, undead; App-ocalypse; Taco Mode; Twitter tanking; Roomba mapping; drones falling out of the sky, the Cheetos of the Beast; Alexa slacking; pizza-taco-burgers; Take On Me; the darkening Web; Comic-Con trailers; goodbye, iPod.

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Star Trek utopia vs Star Wars dystopia; dark web takedowns; sex-bots; robot drowning; SnapMap; Google Glass 2.0; self-driving disease havens; droning drones; Doctoress Who; SocialStar camp; Microsoft fights back; panoramas gone wrong; DPRK news service.

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Net Neutrality Day of (in)Action; What Did We Do; Amazon’s Geek Squad; Snap, Blue Apron stock; ads within ads; Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality; Sous-vide botnets; Twin Peaks; 80s & 90s music love; Laundry Files; Verizon hack; AlphaBay; MOMA texts; Coke’s AI.

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Measuring AI; retail apocalypse continues; robot journalists; Soundcloud, Microsoft layoffs, Jawbone shutters; drone identification; Xbox One; hackintosh; internet TV; MeDoc; cryptocurrency hacks; Zip Bomb; Panda solar farms; Panopticon; OK Computer.

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