Ep 177: Benedict Pleepleusbatch

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 16, 2016

Zane Lamprey drops in; iOS 10; cookies everywhere; the tech bubble; elephant charts; exploding batteries; Facebook annoys Norway; stank cyber hygiene; stream ripping; Penn, King & Tolhurst; laser tag backpack; ethical hacking; Sherlock & the Grand Tour.

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Show Notes

INTRO

ADV3NTURE HOODIE with 23 Pockets and Features!

Zane’s World

Three Sheets

Chug

IN THE NEWS

Most tech is made by tech companies, for tech people

As Uber’s robot cars hit the streets in Pittsburgh, the fears of its human drivers have become a reality

Watch: GTA is teaching self-driving cars how to navigate better in the real world

These Aren’t Wireless Headphones

Conan O’Brien turns Apple’s own classic iPod commercial against it

Legendary Apple Engineer Gets Rejected For Genius Bar Job

It’s Tough Being Over 40 in Silicon Valley

The real reason this elephant chart is terrifying

Instagram Now Lets Users Choose the Words They Don’t Want in Their Comments

Facebook’s Censorship Problem Is What Happens When a Tech Company Controls the News

Music Industry’s Latest Piracy Threat: Stream Ripping

Audio Hijack

How Can Tidal Bounce Back From This One?

How Tesla Fixed a Deadly Flaw in Its Autopilot

The History of Lithium Ion Batteries Is Explosive

Eagles away! Dutch police unveil latest recruits against drones

Amateur Einsteins rejoice: CERN has put 300TB of data from the Large Hadron Collider online

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet

California May Soon Treat Ransomware As Extortion

JUDGE RULES USE OF FBI MALWARE IS A ‘SEARCH’

Long Secret Stingray Manuals Reveal How Police Can Spy on Phones

Amateur Radio Sleuthing Pins Down Source of Strange RF Interference

Study finds gamer cyber hygiene stinks

Shocking! USB Killer Uses Electrical Charge to Fry Vulnerable Devices

GM Recalls Millions of Cars After Critical Bug Found

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Gary Johnson Is Not Worth Any Liberal’s Protest Vote

AT THE LIBRARY

Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette

Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales by Penn Jillette

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys by Lol Tolhurst

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

MSI’s VR backpack was built for the HTC Vive

1byone Amplified HDTV Antenna – 50 Mile Range

DTV Reception Maps | Federal Communications Commission

Owlet

23snaps.com

Learn Ethical Hacking From Scratch

Parallels Desktop for Mac

MEDIA CANDY

Night Attack Podcast with Brian Brushwood and Justin Young

Hollywood A-Listers Are Lining Up To Star In ‘The Grand Tour’

Sherlock