Ep 110: Poor Pierre

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  May 15, 2015

Meditating on Prius; digital death; don’t quit school to code; the Singularity will kill us all; Die WordPress Die!; Jason really didn’t like an app; Brian doesn’t like social PR teams; Waldorf & Statler are back but we’re more bitter & miserable.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Robert Glen Fogarty

Cards for Mindfulness

A Blueprint for Your Digital Afterlife

A Blueprint for Your Digital Afterlife Part II

Start Your Own Neighborhood Scandal With a 3-D Printed Snowden Bust

Tech’s Colossal Failures Live on in These T-Shirts

Extinct Startups

Is Netflix seriously going to revive ‘Top Gear’ as ‘House of Cars?

The Real Teens of Silicon Valley By Nellie Bowles

Planned Obsolescence

IN THE NEWS

Facebook Is Eating the Media. Is That Such a Bad Thing?

Apple’s New Music Service Will Push Paid Subscriptions, With Free Samples

Investors loan Rhapsody $10M as losses deepen at pioneering music service

Santa Monica council votes 7-0 to crack down on Airbnb

Will Words Soon Be Replaced by GIFs? A Debate in Words and GIFs.

A Web-reading bot made millions on the options market. It also ate this guy’s lunch.

FatKat

FatKat on Wikipedia

Three 2019 Predictions And How To Profit From Them

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Lawsuit says Fitbit overestimates sleep by 67 minutes per night

After Backlash Over Upgrade, Flickr Considers Letting Users Opt-Out Of Auto-Tagging

SECURITY? HAH!

Mobile Spy Software Maker mSpy Hacked, Customer Data Leaked

In Defence Of WordPress by Mattias Geniar

Jason’s Maxim: “Compare dog shit to elephant shit all you like. You’re still left with a pile of dog shit.”

Fujitsu ships first phone with eyeball-scanning authentication

Sales Exec Says She Was Fired for Uninstalling GPS App That Tracked Her Constantly

Home Automation Protocol Z-Way Vulnerable to Remote Attacks by Chris Brook

Default Credentials Lead to Massive DDoS-For-Hire Botnet

The US Army Is Serious About Developing Invisibility Cloaks

United Airlines Will Give You Up To A Million Miles For Finding Security Bugs

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Life of Layoff

Connected Camps

Code.org

ReadMe!

Argus

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Lily, Assassinate!

Sony put a Bluetooth speaker in an LED light bulb

Humanity weeps as Candy Crush Saga comes preinstalled with Windows 10

MEDIA CANDY

IT’S TIME TO GET THINGS STARTED!

Everything We Know About ABC’s The Muppets So Far

Defocused Podcast

Planet Money Episode 621: When Luddites Attack

Planet Money Episode 622: Humans vs. Robots

Planet Money Episode 623: The Machine Comes To Town

More human than human: the making of Ex Machina’s incredible robot

DARK STAR – HR GIGER’S WORLD

OOOH FANCY

This New Workspace Pod Will Help You Focus in Distracting Open-Plan Offices

Why not just get these? Probably work better. – JPD
Cone-of-Silence

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

THESE 15 ISOLATED TRACKS FROM FAMOUS SONGS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

12 Ways to be a Completely Bitter and Miserable Musician