Ep 192: Bob Is Your Dark Uncle

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 13, 2017

Buzzfeed, what hath you wrought? Yahoo becomes Altaba; Verified God banned from Facebook; Unlimited data definition limited; Amazon misleads; paper drones; Trust us, we’re the Geek Squad; Big Picture; Viva Amiga; Bright Lights; Goat Yoga; CES of 💩.

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Show Notes


Fox’s digital ad boss wants you to use an ad blocker


BuzzFeed’s Bombshell

Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself

The End of Yahoo: Marissa Mayer To Resign; Yahoo To Change Its Name To Altaba

God Banned By Facebook For Wanting Healthcare and Education

Introducing: The Facebook Journalism Project

What Facebook’s Decision to Hire Campbell Brown Says About Its Future

Replying to a Trump Tweet Is a Strange Internet Experience You Should Try

Verizon Will Cut Off Unlimited Data Users Who Average 200GB a Month

Google’s new image compression tech is actually pretty cool

Apple wants to make its own movies and TV shows — to help it compete with Spotify

Amazon just got slapped with a $1 million fine for misleading pricing

Amazon plans to add 100,000 new US jobs

These paper-airplane drones may one day save your life

Searching deep and dark: Building a Google for the less visible parts of the web

Your Browser’s Autofill Data Can Be Phished, Here’s How to Stay Safe

Los Angeles Valley College Paid $28,000 In Bitcoin As Ransom Money To Hackers

FBI allegedly paid Geek Squad for evidence


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire

Stealing Elections Is All in the Game

Peace Sign Pics Could Give Hackers Your Fingerprints

A lot more people will now have access to the NSA’s raw surveillance data

Trump picks Rudy Giuliani to meet with companies about cybersecurity


The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll

10 Discworld Quotes You’ll Desperately Need for the Next Four Years

BBC reveal plans for “poignant” new Terry Pratchett documentary


We’re on the cusp of some of the biggest changes in technology in years


Adobe demos a virtual assistant for voice-based photo edits

Add a Windows-Style Start Menu to Your Mac’s Dock

There’s finally a box that lets you control any TV with Amazon Alexa


Pete Burns, Dead or Alive Singer, Dead at 57

Dropkick Murphys

At last, new ‘Twin Peaks’ gets a premiere date: May 21

New X-Files Episodes Coming in 2018?

Viva Amiga! Watch a documentary about the best computer

808s and Heart Eyes

‘Urban Myths’ Trailer: Joseph Fiennes Makes His Debut as Michael Jackson in British Comedy Series

The Wall


Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds


WikiLeaks Takes a Bold Stand Against Leaks

Adidas Ignores Student’s Commercial Made For Them, And Now It’s Going So Viral They Probably Regret It

Thieves stole the hottest laptop at CES

Moronic internet trend has people breaking their thumb ligaments (10 Photos)

How to Break Your Thumb Ligament

Teens Are Going Nuts Over This Meme That Claims To Teach You To Break Your Thumb


Trains in the Netherlands Now Run Entirely on Wind Energy

Using just 2 ingredients, make this delicious pineapple dole whip

Researchers discover that experimental Alzheimer’s drug causes teeth to regrow tissue lost to cavities

CVS just announced a super cheap generic alternative to EpiPen

Oregon’s goat yoga now has a 900-person waiting list


Virginia man spends $1,000 to deliver 300,000 pennies to Lebanon DMV