Ep 218: Shaka, When the Walls Fell

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  July 17, 2017

Net Neutrality Day of (in)Action; What Did We Do; Amazon’s Geek Squad; Snap, Blue Apron stock; ads within ads; Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality; Sous-vide botnets; Twin Peaks; 80s & 90s music love; Laundry Files; Verizon hack; AlphaBay; MOMA texts; Coke’s AI.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Net Neutrality Day of Action spurs millions to speak out for online freedoms
https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/13/net-neutrality-day-of-action-spurs-millions-to-speak-out-for-online-freedoms/

AT&T is joining a pro net neutrality rally even as it fights to kill current net neutrality rules
https://www.recode.net/2017/7/11/15952896/att-net-neutrality-day-of-action-fcc

THE INTERNET IS FUCKED (AGAIN)
https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/12/15715030/what-is-net-neutrality-fcc-ajit-pai-bill-rules-repealed

Nest Founder: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”
https://www.fastcodesign.com/90132364/nest-founder-i-wake-up-in-cold-sweats-thinking-what-did-we-bring-to-the-world

Online harassment keeps getting worse, study shows
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/11/online-harassment-increasing-cyberbullying-security/

Lumosity doesn’t actually improve your cognitive skills
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/11/lumosity-does-not-improve-cognitive-skills/

Federal Appeals Court Voids FAA Registration Rule For Model Aircraft
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoglia/2017/05/19/federal-appeals-court-voids-faa-registration-rule-for-model-aircraft/#73d8a30b4238

Taylor v FAA Ruling
http://www.wolfenstock.com/TaylorvFAA/TaylorFAAOpinion.pdf

IN THE NEWS

In Blow to Tech Industry, Trump Shelves Start-Up Immigrant Rule
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/technology/in-blow-to-tech-industry-trump-shelves-start-up-immigrant-rule.html

Amazon is quietly rolling out its own Geek Squad to set up gadgets in your home
https://www.recode.net/2017/7/10/15930998/amazon-geek-squad-smart-home-alexa-set-up-installation-consultation

Snap stock is at an all-time low after its lead underwriter said it’s not innovating fast enough
https://www.recode.net/2017/7/11/15953906/snap-stock-tank-morgan-stanley-downgrade-ipo-innovation

A week after its IPO, Blue Apron’s stock is about 25 percent below its IPO price
https://www.recode.net/2017/7/7/15937090/blue-apron-food-delivery-ipo-price-wall-street

Blue Apron Share Price Now Cheaper Than A Blue Apron Meal
https://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewzeitlin/blue-apron-share-price-now-cheaper-than-a-blue-apron-meal

The Uber manager who headed Susan Fowler’s department has departed
https://www.recode.net/2017/7/11/15953794/uber-susan-fowler-manager-engineering-sexism-harassment

UBER’S NEW TOOL LETS ITS STAFF KNOW LESS ABOUT YOU
https://www.wired.com/story/uber-privacy-elastic-sensitivity

THE UBER V. WAYMO COURT SHOWDOWN LOOMS. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
https://www.wired.com/story/uber-waymo-court-showdown

Microsoft will try to bring better broadband to two million rural Americans in the next five years
https://www.recode.net/2017/7/11/15950670/microsoft-rural-broadband-internet-investment-white-spaces

Facebook will start showing ads inside Marketplace, its Craigslist-style section for browsing used goods
https://www.recode.net/2017/7/14/15969286/facebook-marketplace-ads-test-craigslist

Least Surprising Study Ever Finds No One Cares About Your Holiday Photos
http://www.ladbible.com/more/interesting-least-surprising-study-ever-finds-no-one-cares-about-your-holiday-pics-20170702

Magic Leap is still figuring out what ‘mixed reality’ is
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/11/magic-leaps-mixed-reality/

The Rise and Fall of Working From Home
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-10/the-rise-and-fall-of-working-from-home

APPS & DOODAD

TR800-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill
https://www.lifespanfitness.com/workplace/treadmill-desks/tr800-dt3-under-desk-treadmill

Zoom H1
http://amzn.to/2u6xm7k

Samson MK-10 Microphone Boom Stand
http://amzn.to/2udIFKZ

Smart home device alerts New Mexico authorities to alleged assault
http://abcnews.go.com/US/smart-home-device-alerts-mexico-authorities-alleged-assault/story?id=48470912

I’m So Excited to Precision-Cook My Meat While Also Attacking Websites Around the World
http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/07/im-so-excited-to-join-a-botnet.html

SMONET 4CH 720P Wireless Home Surveillance Security Camera System
http://amzn.to/2tRF6JL

MEDIA CANDY

Twin Peaks
http://www.sho.com/twin-peaks

Nine Inch Nails Detail New ADD VIOLENCE EP, Share New Song “LESS THAN”: Listen
http://pitchfork.com/news/nine-inch-nails-detail-new-add-violence-ep-share-new-song-less-than-listen/

Netflix Sets Oct. 27 Premiere Date for ‘Stranger Things 2’
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/stranger-things-premiere-date-october-27-netflix-1202491839/

’90s alt faves Belly return to studio for first time in 23 years
http://www.salon.com/2017/07/10/belly-reunited-new-album/

Listen to Garbage’s New Song “No Horses”
http://pitchfork.com/news/listen-to-garbages-new-song-no-horses/?mbid=social_twitter

Patriot on Amazon Prime
http://amzn.to/2uelUan

Utopia
http://amzn.to/2vcQ2PE

Utopia (UK TV series)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_(UK_TV_series)

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Recap Seasons 1 – 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3sP4JXbmf8

Tarantino’s Movie Soundtrack Playlist on Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/user/jswerve386/playlist/7ylRZRi1Xj2Np9IC6gtuho

Radiohead album hides an app that only runs on an ’80s computer
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/13/radiohead-album-hides-an-app-that-only-runs-on-an-80s-computer/

OK Computer
http://amzn.to/2uawFKh

AT THE LIBRARY

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s by Lori Majewski & Jonathan Bernstein
http://amzn.to/2ubgr3X

The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines
http://amzn.to/2sV0Xgl

The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross
http://amzn.to/2vhnLrp

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire
http://www.thecyberwire.com/

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Authorities bust AlphaBay, the dark web’s biggest marketplace
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/14/authorities-bust-alphabay-the-dark-webs-biggest-marketplace/

Data of 14 Million Verizon Customers Exposed in Server Snafu
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/data-of-14-million-verizon-customers-exposed-in-server-snafu/

Trump Hotels discloses data breach at 14 properties
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trumphotels-cyber-idUSKBN19X2G2

China Tells Carriers to Block Access to Personal VPNs by February
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-10/china-is-said-to-order-carriers-to-bar-personal-vpns-by-february

“Particle” Chrome Extension Sold to New Dev Who Immediately Turns It Into Adware
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/-particle-chrome-extension-sold-to-new-dev-who-immediately-turns-it-into-adware/

Hackers Are Using Automated Scans to Target Unfinished WordPress Installs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-are-using-automated-scans-to-target-unfinished-wordpress-installs/

The June 2017 WordPress Attack Report
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/07/june-2017-wordpress-attack-report/

BRIC-A-BRAC

Researchers make a surprisingly smooth artificial video of Obama
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/11/researchers-surprisingly-smooth-artificial-video-obama/

San Francisco’s MOMA will text you fine art whenever you ask it to
http://mashable.com/2017/07/11/sf-moma-art-text-message-project/

Cheers to Whoever Snuck In That Star Trek Reference on Last Night’s Jeopardy
http://io9.gizmodo.com/cheers-to-whoever-snuck-in-that-star-trek-reference-on-1796851589

MORON OF THE WEEK

Coca-Cola reveals AI-powered vending machine app
https://venturebeat.com/2017/07/11/coca-cola-reveals-ai-powered-vending-machine-app/

Man gets stuck in ATM and slips ‘help me’ notes through receipt slot
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/us/repairman-stuck-in-atm-room-trnd/index.html

Insider trader caught because he googled how to commit fraud
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/14/insider-trader-caught-because-he-googled-how-to-commit-fraud/

FEEDBACK LOOP

Hidden Features and Third Party Programs That Make Spotify Work for You
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59z7vk/hidden-features-and-third-party-programs-that-make-spotify-work-for-you

Best laid plans of mobs and men: The 5 biggest crowdfunding failures of all time
http://www.appy-geek.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=3&articleid=104139124&source=digest&tagid=5816&tagname=Android

NASA finally admits it doesn’t have the funding to land humans on Mars
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/nasa-finally-admits-it-doesnt-have-the-funding-to-land-humans-on-mars/

Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition
http://amzn.to/2t7Yq6I

Why Security Experts Are Pissed That ‘1Password’ Is Pushing Users to the Cloud
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/evdbdz/why-security-experts-are-pissed-that-1password-is-pushing-users-to-the-cloud

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

#WeMakeNPR
https://www.wemakenpr.org/

GEEKS AND BEATS
http://www.geeksandbeats.com/

PODCASTING MASTER CLASS WITH ADAM CAROLLA OF PODCASTONE
http://irvine.improv.com/comedian/tw-eventinfo/PodCasting Master+Class+With+Adam+Carolla+of+PodcastOne/7500195/

Pro Podcasting School
http://propodcasting.school/