Ep 212: High Heals and Dyslexia

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  June 5, 2017

Covfefe & tea; trickle-down workaholism; self-driving car news; the “passenger economy”; CRISPR beer; anticipated slide decks; EFF sues FBI; plastic surgery hacks & backend exposures; Kodi & dots; House of Cards; Twin Peaks; 3 seashells; Icelandic Costco.

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Show Notes

INTRO

A ROUNDUP OF THE BEST COVFEFE MEMES AND JOKES ON TWITTER

Spicer offers cryptic explanation for Trump ‘covfefe’ tweet

Why manufacturing jobs are coming back to the U.S. — even as companies buy more robots

Silicon Valley’s basic income fans should spare a minute to defend the actual safety net

Trickle-down workaholism in startups

IN THE NEWS

Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer at the helm of its self-driving car efforts

Russian internet giant Yandex shows off its self-driving car

Study says self-driving cars will create a $7 trillion ‘passenger economy’

Lexmark Loses Supreme Court Case. Users Can Sell Refurbished Ink Cartridges

CRISPR Gene Editing May Cause Hundreds of Unintended Mutations in DNA

I bio-engineered glowing beer and it hasn’t killed me (yet)

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

How to break up Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook

Amazon patent details desire to rain Prime deliveries from the heavens

Tesla is powering the Hawaiian island of Kauai with more than 54,000 solar panels and its giant battery packs

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal

EFF Sues FBI For Refusing To Turn Over Documents About Its Geek Squad Informants

Pinboard Acquires Delicious

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

Man gets 180 days in jail for not handing over his iPhone PIN

Hackers Leak Cosmetic Surgery Patient Photos After Obscene Ransom Demands Denied

Massive Security Breach At Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Clinic Puts Thousands Of Patient Files At Risk

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Trump administration approves tougher visa vetting, including social media checks

Don’t Buy Into Putin’s Latest Misdirection on Election Hacking

Hadoop Servers Expose Over 5 Petabytes of Data

HospitalGown: Appthority Discovers Backend Exposure of 43TB of Enterprise Data

APPS & DOODADS

How NAGRA Fights Kodi and IPTV Piracy

Echo Dot

Publish a Skill, Get an Echo Dot

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker

Amazon is now offering refunds for kids’ unauthorized in-app purchases

FIVE ESSENTIAL APPS TO TRACK YOUR SPENDING, SAVE MONEY, AND PAY YOUR FRIENDS

Personal Capital

MEDIA CANDY

The ‘Harry Potter’ prequel about Voldemort is actually happening

House of Cards

War Machine

T2 Trainspotting

Twin Peaks

T.J. Miller Breaks Silence on Leaving ‘Silicon Valley’

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, the musical

Radiohead Shares “I Promise,” a Previously Unreleased Song From the OK Computer Sessions

SCTV and Kids in the Hall Members Team Up for Star-Studded Toronto Show

BRIC-A-BRAC

Paul Allen just rolled out the world’s largest airplane, and he is ready to take on the rocket makers.

Iceland’s first Costco is so popular that one-fifth of the population has joined its Facebook group

This May Be the Best Art Ever Made To Hang in Your Bathroom

FEEDBACK LOOP

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook and Pilot FriXion Clicker

Plex Just Killed My Cable Box Rental, and It Could Kill Yours Too

You don’t have the right to marry your laptop, Utah insists

VPN Provider’s No-Logging Claims Tested in FBI Case

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Demolition On Sunset Strip’s Iconic House Of Blues Has Begun