Ep 194: 2 1/2 Minutes to Midnight

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 27, 2017

Computer, what is plural for Jedi? PodcastOne; AltGOGPodcast; Doomsday Clock; Die with your Boots on; AI Partnership; Yahoo pushes back; Jay Z, Sprint & Tidal; dashing rogue scientists; voice apps hitting walls; escape from LA tunnels; Brave New World.

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Show Notes

INTRO

PodcastOne Apps for iOS and Android

People Who Swear Are More Likely to Be Honest: Study

A 6 minute Intro to AI

IN THE NEWS

AltUSNatParkService

Alt

Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his claims about inauguration crowd

Activists protest Twitter demanding it ‘dump the real Donald Trump’

Uber CEO defends Trump relationship to employees

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight, Signaling Concern Among Scientists

Fear Materialized: Border Agents Demand Social Media Data from Americans

Twitter is replacing the Moments tab with a new Explore tab instead

Apple joins Amazon, Google, Facebook in ‘Partnership on AI ‘ research project

Partnership on AI

You can now use NFC to lock down your Facebook page

FIDO U2F Security Key

Yahoo surprises no one by pushing back its Verizon acquisition close date

The SEC is reportedly investigating why Yahoo took so long to disclose that it was hacked

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires and will free up science search engine Meta

Jay Z is selling a third of Tidal, which makes sense. Sprint is buying a third of Tidal, which makes less sense.

Rogue Scientists Race to Save Climate Data from Trump

Meet the Person Whose Life Is Being Changed by Universal Basic Income

Hold The Storefront: How Delivery-Only “Ghost” Restaurants Are Changing Takeout

A Guide to New York’s Delivery Only Restaurants

Alexa and Google Assistant have a problem: People aren’t sticking with voice apps they try

When Their Shifts End, Uber Drivers Set Up Camp in Parking Lots Across the U.S.

Elon Musk Says He May Start Building A Tunnel Under L.A. As Early As Next Month

Cognitive bias cheat sheet, simplified – Thinking is hard because of 4 universal conundrums.

How publishing platform Ghost plans to save journalism

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Russia-linked Fancy Bear hackers had access to UK television station for ‘almost a year’

Site that sold access to 3.1 billion passwords vanishes after reported raid

EXCLUSIVE: IG Investigating Obama Admin Cyber Attacks On Georgia Election System

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer accidentally tweets password two days in a row

Donald Trump Is Still Using His Unsecured Personal Cell Phone

AT THE LIBRARY

Amazon Sells Out of 1984 as America Decides to Read a Goddamn Book for Once

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Empire Games by Charles Stross

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t: Why That Is And What You Can Do About It by Steven Pressfield

The Swarm: The Second Formic War (Volume 1) by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

APPS & DOODADS

Amazon pushes Star Trek future with new Alexa wake word

Skinners Are The Durable Sock/Shoe Hybrid For Workouts And Walking On LEGOs

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds Stereo Earphones, Secure Fit for Sports with Built-in Mic

Blumoo

MEDIA CANDY

THE OFFICIAL TITLE FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII REVEALED

Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary

Zero Days

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Eighties

Harcore History 59: The Destroyer of Worlds

CBS and Paramount settle lawsuit with ‘Star Trek’ fan film

The Director of Die Hard Just Made His First Film in 14 Years, and It’s a Video-Game Commercial

Under the Noise

Hamilton in Chicago

MORON OF THE WEEK

After Donald Trump victory, British think tank downgrades US to ‘flawed democracy’

Fact Checking The Viral Post About Trump’s First Days

BRIC-A-BRAC

Cards Against Humanity describes Obama in CEO job posting

The Race to Pass Obama’s Last Law and Save Tech in DC

Matt Cutts officially resigns from Google

Could These World Maps Be the Future of a Connected Hyperloop?

Lego Bridge

New Exhibit Celebrates the Lost Art of the Screensaver

FEEDBACK LOOP

VR Porn Embraces Smell-O-Vision So You Can Smell The Debauchery Too

WHO WATCHES THE MEN?

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS