Ep 134: Gimme Some Sugar Baby

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  October 30, 2015

Yet another spying bill dressed up as cybersecurity; slowing down the net for fun & profit; Google gets podcasts; YouTube didn’t Google it’s pay scheme’s name; IoT’s password distributing kettle; survival tips on the crapper; Bruce Campbell; booze comet!

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Show Notes

INTRO

BUSTED: Republican Trey Gowdy Caught Using Private Email Server

IN THE NEWS

Hyperloop Test Track Will Begin Construction In A Few Weeks

Some Jerk’s Drone Knocked Out The Power In West Hollywood Yesterday

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill

New York’s broadband speeds are under investigation

NY suspects Verizon, TWC, and Cablevision of slowing Internet traffic

Facebook will give employees super slow internet speeds every Tuesday to better understand markets like India

Lawsuit accuses Apple’s iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist of burning through $5M+ in data

Apple Doesn’t Need Apple Music to Win, Which Is Why It Will

Google Brings Podcasting to Play Music, Swinging at Apple’s Dominance

Everything you need to know about YouTube Red

For BuzzFeed, Five Billion Views Are Worth More Than 18 Billion Impressions

BuzzFeed To Withdraw From SXSW Over Canceled Gaming Panels

SXSW Cancels Gaming Panels Over “Numerous Threats Of On-Site Violence”

Comet found spewing booze out into space

Drinking Beer Slows Down Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Disease

SECURITY? HAH!

US Senate passes CISA, a very bad spying bill dressed up as a cybersecurity bill

Reading The Tea Leaves To Understand Why CISA Is A Surveillance Bill

Petition: Facebook betrayed us by secretly lobbying for cyber-surveillance bill

1Password Leaks Your Data

Three-quarters of industry pros say a breach caused by an IoT device is likely

The Internet of Things: Stop the things, I want to get off!

Putting your kettle on the Internet of Things makes your wifi passwords an open secret

Most Hotel Safes Have a Hidden Lock That’s Easy to Break Into

Even the IRS has Stingray phone surveillance tools

GE’s Smart City project now includes streetlights with gunshot detection

AT THE LIBRARY

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore

The Truth by Neil Strauss

Neil Strauss on The Art of Charm

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation by Clint Emerson

Heretics of Dune

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Handbrake

G-RO: Revolutionary Carry-on Luggage

Apple TV (4th generation) 64GB

WP Security Audit Log – A Complete Audit Log Plugin For WordPress

The Scenestar

MEDIA CANDY

Hitman Agent 47

Ash vs. The Evil Dead

Starz Renews ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ For Second Season

OOOH FANCY

Want to buy a Space Mountain Ride Vehicle?

This Optical Illusion Makes You See Black And White As Green And Red For Up To Three Months

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Jenny Pagliaro – Roses & Cigarettes

Jenny’s Cancer Fighting Fund