Ep 193: Injecting Digital Magic

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 20, 2017

Podcasting for exposure; to the Moon, grumps; hoverbikes & airUbers; Netflix & Net Neutrality; Google picking over Twitter; USPS hunting down the dark web; Assange reneges; CIA releases secret history; toys for rich people; TPS reports; Good Omens.

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Show Notes

IN THE NEWS

After fatal Tesla crash probe, US regulators conclude there’s no need for recall

Hair stylist to Marla Maples: No free services in exchange for Inauguration Day ‘exposure’

Moon Express has raised enough money for its first mission

San Francisco District Attorney files lawsuit against drone maker Lily for false advertising

Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017

The FAA just issued the largest fine ever against a company for flying drones illegally

The U.S. Army is bringing autonomous ‘hoverbikes’ to the battlefield

Scottish Newspaper Lists TV Coverage of Trump Inauguration as Twilight Zone Reboot

Facebook Launches Tool to Flag Fake News in Germany Ahead of Election

Netflix Beats Subscriber Count Target By 36% As Growth Strategy Pays Off

Netflix May Not Be Worried About The Looming Death Of Net Neutrality, But Startups Should Be God-Damned Terrified

Germany: Streaming was a quarter of the 2016 music market

Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks

Google has acquired most of Twitter’s developer products, including Fabric and Crashlytics

Google Maps may soon show how difficult parking is near your destination

Apple and Amazon end decade-long audiobook exclusivity deal

The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author?

Google takes self-driving cars offline to prevent hacking

Sending this text will cause any iPhone running iOS 10 to instantly crash

Julian Assange says he’s willing to return to the US

The CIA’s Secret History Is Now Online

APPS & DOODADS

Loctek Gas Spring Dual LCD Arm

Play Impossible: Reinventing the Ball

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23snaps

Groovebooks

Beeline is a bike compass that lets you choose your path

ICAROS

Apple’s Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for iOS Receive Major Updates

MEDIA CANDY

Not this Dirk Gently

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 2016

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens TV Miniseries Arrives on Amazon Next Year

Amazon Is Giving Us a Good Omens Miniseries in 2018, If the World Hasn’t Ended by Then

Sherlock Season 4

The Grand Tour

Last Week Tonight Season 4 Promo

The Crown

Brian’s “The Top 10 Teen Albums” meme:

The Cure – Disintegration
Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
Love & Rockets – Earth * Sun * Moon
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
Echo & the Bunnymen – Songs to Learn & Sing
The Police – Synchronicity
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Peepshow
Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands
Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
The Smiths – Louder than Bombs

 

 

How Much Money Has Rick Astley Made From Rickrolling?

What Is a TPS Report?

Office Space

Star Trek Discovery delayed, no longer has a release date

Knighted actor Patrick Stewart to play animated poop in ‘The Emoji Movie’

MORON OF THE WEEK

MADONNA POSTED A PHOTO OF PUBES SHAVED INTO A NIKE SWOOSH AND GROSSED OUT THE INTERNET

The alt-right eats its own: Neo-Nazi podcaster “Mike Enoch” quits after doxxers reveal his wife is Jewish

Disgraced Neo-Nazi pundit “Mike Enoch” vows to expand racist podcast network, despite alt-right doxxing war

The Cautionary Tale of “No More Woof,” a Crowdfunded Gadget to Read Your Dog’s Thoughts

Alanis Morissette’s Ex-Manager Admits to Embezzling $4.8 Million From Her

BRIC-A-BRAC

Watch the quick brown fox actually jump over the lazy dog

7 Types of Drunkards, According to the 1834 Book ‘The Anatomy of Drunkenness’

Beer Yoga Is Happening – Because Who Says You Can’t Have It All?

The Drunken Yoga Show

TACO BELL® EXPOSES THE NAKED CHICKEN CHALUPA, LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE ON JANUARY 26

Farewell to the “queen of the skies”: United is to stop flying 747s at the end of this year

Coming This Summer to Florida: America’s First New Private Passenger Rail System in 100 Years

Cadillac Launches Subscription Services for Their Cars

FEEDBACK LOOP

AI Can Predict When Patients Will Die From Heart Failure ‘With 80% Accuracy’

People Don’t Realize How Deep AI Already Is In So Many Things, Salesforce CEO Benioff Says

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Miguel Ferrer Dies: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ & ‘Crossing Jordan’ Star Was 61

EUGENE A. CERNAN

LGBTQ Protesters Threw a Huge Dance Party in Front of Mike Pence’s House Wednesday Night

Women’s March on Washington and Sister Marches – EVERYWHERE