Ep 147: Jesus Take the Wheel

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  February 12, 2016

Brian’s recording from his Lanai; Jason charms a Lyft driver; Stupid Hackathons; Google kills Picassa, Jason longs for Flicker; Twitter Pivots; Flash is finally dead; no one is registering their drones; Top Gear jumps shark; Gravity waves & sheet cake.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Uber Agrees to Pay $28.5 Million to Settle ‘Safe Ride’ Suits

I Was a Super Bowl Concession Worker

Let’s Not Force Eagles to Fight Rogue Drones

STUPID SHIT NO ONE NEEDS & TERRIBLE IDEAS HACKATHON

IN THE NEWS

Google display ads go 100% HTML5

Google Is Finally Killing Picasa

Apple will reportedly release new iPhone and iPad Air 3 on March 18th

Never miss important Tweets from people you follow

In New Anti-Aging Strategy, Clearing Out Old Cells Increases Life Span of Mice by 25 Percent

Spotify’s Spam War Could Change How We Listen To Music

Zepeda v. PayPal Settlement

Elephant, Meet Room: Here’s What LinkedIn CEO Said to Employees After Stock Dropped 40 Percent

Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge

Google just passed a big milestone for getting self-driving cars on the road

SECURITY HAH!

Hacker Publishes Personal Info of 20,000 FBI Agents

Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: ‘They’re Trying to Ruin My Life.’

325,000 People Have Now Registered Drones With the FAA. That’s Not Enough.

The FAA Plan to Prevent A Modern-Day “Fan Man” from Crashing the Super Bowl

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

MEDIA CANDY

Geeks & Beats Podcast Calls it Quits

Top Gear’s Dream Team Is Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz, Rory Reid, LeBlanc And Evans

The Physics of OK Go’s Epic New Zero-G Video

NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA MOVIE IN DEVELOPMENT AT UNIVERSAL

MORON OF THE WEEK

KURT RUSSELL ACCIDENTALLY SMASHED A PRICELESS GUITAR ON THE HATEFUL EIGHT SET

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Thursday’s massive gravitational wave news was broken by a sheet cake (really)

Cosmic breakthrough: Physicists detect gravitational waves from violent black-hole merger

Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them