Ep 199: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Cat

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  March 6, 2017

Snap’s IPO; SpaceX to the Moon; Yahoo breach again; FCC kills privacy requirements; Uber has another bad week; Amazon S3 typo outage; scary malware, super freaks; rage circuits; YouTube TV; Dropbox rebrand; smart condoms; Johnson’s Potato; but the emails.

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Show Notes

INTRO

ALL 43 SF FIRE STATIONS HAVE RESTROOMS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NASA Asks Internet To Name 7 New Planets And Regrets It Immediately

Sorry America, no Nokia 3310 for you

‘Visa War’: EU Votes to Bar Visa-Free Travel for American Citizens

IN THE NEWS

Pence used personal email for state business — and was hacked

Hillary Clinton Photographed On Plane Reading About Mike Pence’s Emails

Today’s Snap IPO lines the pockets of its twentysomething co-founders

eMarketer: Snapchat growth driven by older users, as usage among young adults declines

SPACEX TO SEND PRIVATELY CREWED DRAGON SPACECRAFT BEYOND THE MOON NEXT YEAR

Successful First Glide Flight Test For VSS Unity

Yahoo discloses yet another data breach, its third in the last 6 months

Yahoo’s head lawyer takes fall for hacking, while CEO Marissa Mayer gets her pay docked

FCC halts internet privacy requirements

The FCC Graciously Sets Internet Providers Free to Sell Your Data

Internet providers will soon need permission to share your web browsing history

FCC Partially Kills Rules Requiring ISPs Be Clear About Usage Caps, Hidden Fees

Uber’s SVP of engineering is out after he did not disclose he left Google in a dispute over a sexual harassment allegation

Susan Fowler: Uber is blaming me for all the account deletions

Susan Fowler Rigetti hires employment law firm in response to Uber’s actions

A new video shows Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arguing with a driver over fares

How Uber Deceives the Authorities Worldwide

Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos

Twitter’s New Anti-Harassment Effort Will Flag Users as Possibly Abusive Before They’re Reported

New Zealand offers to pay tech hires to flee the United States

Virginia is the first state to pass a law allowing robots to deliver straight to your door

Ford is looking to put a lot of people out of work with automated delivery trucks

Automation is Taking Over One of the Most Popular Professions

‘Alexa, Contact My Legislator’

That big Amazon S3 outage was caused by a typo, company admits

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

RSA Video – What’s the scariest malware you’ve seen?

The Amazon S3 Outage Is What Happens When One Site Hosts Too Much of the Internet

CloudPets’ woes worsen: Webpages can turn kids’ stuffed toys into creepy audio bugs

Coachella Website Hacked, User Data Stolen

Researcher Breaks reCAPTCHA Using Google’s Speech Recognition API

Cobalt takes the wraps off its indoor security robots

AT THE LIBRARY

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Why We Snap: Understanding the Rage Circuit in Your Brain by Douglas Fields

ANNE AND CHRISTOPHER RICE ANNOUNCE SEQUEL TO THE MUMMY: RAMSES THE DAMNED

APPS & DOODADS

Uplift Desk

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties

Drone startup Lily filed for bankruptcy as pre-order customers await their refunds

Netflix becomes your personal trainer with its new DIY device

Sex wearable is coming to track your performance and judge you

What is Dropbox Plus?

Facebook Has A ‘Secret Second Newsfeed’ – But Only Some Of You Have Access

A Letter from Brand Mobiata to Mobiata Users: Coming in for our final landing

Meet Jibo

NASA released a ton of software for free and here’s some you should try

MEDIA CANDY

11.22.63

Deep Space Nine Documentary Says Screw It, We’ll Make Some HD Scenes Ourselves

Gotham’s Best Decision Yet Is Hiring Game of Thrones’ Alexander Siddig to Play Ra’s al Ghul

YouTube, the world’s biggest video site, wants to sell you TV for $35 a month

We’re watching 1 billion hours of YouTube every day

Ready to engage: Patrick Stewart applying for US citizenship so he can ‘fight’ Trump

Spotify will soon introduce high-quality, lossless audio

Ad-averse Tesla will run a fan-made commercial

42 Hours of Ambient Sounds from Blade Runner, Alien, Star Trek and Doctor Who Will Help You Relax & Sleep

Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears Announce Tour

MORON OF THE WEEK

Man sentenced to 30 days in prison for accidentally hitting woman with his drone

BRIC-A-BRAC

ZomboCom

JUST F*CK IT: WILDLY OFFENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE T-SHIRTS ARE APPARENTLY ALL THE RAGE IN ASIA

3D-Printed Solar Systems That Fit On Your Table

Man dies under his six-ton pile of porn magazines

‘Cards Against Humanity’ Co-Creator Sends ‘Secret Hitler’ Board Game To Every Senator

JohnsonPotato.com

Computer operating system and short movie stored on DNA

FEEDBACK LOOP

Vinci – First Smart Headphones with Artificial Intelligence

The New Plan to Stop Internet Piracy Is Just the Old One on Steroids

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Mykal Burns on Instagram.

Jumbo’s Clown Room