Ep 203: What Really Grinds Our Gears

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  April 3, 2017

Revolting against experts; mobile app report; Musk’s empire; burnin’ down the Samsung store; killer drones, here & abroad; sold out to the ISPs; chatbots; MySpace photos; Neal Stephenson & Daniel Suarez; storage solutions; IT; Britpop; Rogue One on VHS.

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Show Notes

Credo Mobile

INTRO [00:20]

Adam Carolla Amazon Page

Stephen Hawking Says We’re in the Middle of a “Global Revolt Against Experts”

IN THE NEWS [11:12]

The 2016 U.S. Mobile App Report

Kevin Rose Newsletter The Journal

‘Siri, please dial 999 and save Mummy’s life’

Elon Musk has job openings for 473 people at SpaceX — here’s who it’s hiring

ELON MUSK’S BILLION-DOLLAR CRUSADE TO STOP THE A.I. APOCALYPSE

Elon Musk is setting up a company that will link brains and computers

In On-Brand Move, Samsung Store Literally Catches Fire

The Hoverboard Company Suing Jennifer Lopez Has a Decent Case

Cops Just Got One Step Closer to Killing Americans by Drone

DJI proposing “electronic license plates” for drones

Major American companies say thanks but no thanks to Trump’s environmental regulation rollbacks
Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta

Amazon Influencer Program-Beta Details

SECURITY HAH! [29:53]

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

First on CNN: New terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security, intel sources say

For sale: Your private browsing history

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise

Mat Talk Online

Internet Noise

Make some noise.

Don’t give your money to that GoFundMe to buy Republicans’ browser histories

How to set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need one)

Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, ‘Can you hear me?’

WikiLeaks Dumps Source Code of CIA Tool Called Marble

About 90% of Smart TVs Vulnerable to Remote Hacking via Rogue TV Signals

AT THE LIBRARY [46:41]

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez

Netflix Options Upcoming Sci-Fi Novel ‘Change Agent’

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland

APPS & DOODADS [50:54]

How to recover all your embarrassing Myspace photos

How to Use Night Shift in macOS Sierra 10.12.4

StarSailor Live

Typing Bolt

You Can Now Play Ms. Pac-Man on Google Maps

BEKANT Screen for desk, gray

Texture

Synology Disk Station 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS416j)

Synology

MEDIA CANDY [01:04:04]

‘It’ Trailer Scares Up Worldwide Traffic Record In First 24 Hours With Near 200M, Smokes ‘Fate Of The Furious’

An important message about Star Wars: Rogue One on VHS.

Sing Street

The 50 Best Britpop Albums

FEEDBACK LOOP [01:08:44]

‘Marijuana cannon’ used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico

My Droid TV

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS [01:15:22]

Watch Bastian Schweinsteiger’s dream MLS debut with goal for Chicago Fire