Ep 219: Wow! Wow! Wow!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  July 24, 2017

Star Trek utopia vs Star Wars dystopia; dark web takedowns; sex-bots; robot drowning; SnapMap; Google Glass 2.0; self-driving disease havens; droning drones; Doctoress Who; SocialStar camp; Microsoft fights back; panoramas gone wrong; DPRK news service.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Workers at Disneyland are going homeless
http://www.salon.com/2017/07/17/workers-disneyland-homeless/

Anaheim approves 30-year tax exemption deal for Disney
http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/07/08/52946/anaheim-approves-30-year-tax-exemption-deal-for-di/

DC security robot quits job by drowning itself in a fountain
https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/7/17/15986042/dc-security-robot-k5-falls-into-water

IN THE NEWS

The Latest in Web Design? Retro Websites Inspired by the ’90s
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/fashion/90s-web-design.html

Even Teenagers Are Creeped Out by Snapchat’s New Map Feature
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/07/17/even_teenagers_are_creeped_out_by_snapchat_s_new_map_feature.html

Facebook Pages can now build their own communities
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/20/facebook-groups-for-pages/

GOOGLE GLASS 2.0 IS A STARTLING SECOND ACT
https://www.wired.com/story/google-glass-2-is-here

Feed your need to know
https://www.blog.google/products/search/feed-your-need-know/

Google and Amazon Hit the Feed Trough by John Battelle
https://shift.newco.co/google-and-amazon-hit-the-feed-trough-da4f7fb8cda8

Amazon’s Meal Kits are already available for some customers
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/18/amazons-meal-kits-available-some-customers/

Amazon Pay Places lets you pay for real-world shopping using your Amazon info, starting with TGI Friday’s to-go orders
https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/19/amazon-pay-places-lets-you-pay-for-real-world-shopping-using-your-amazon-info-starting-with-tgi-fridays-to-go-orders/

Sears is going to sell Alexa-enabled appliances on Amazon; shares jump 19%
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/20/sears-shares-jump-after-launching-kenmore-products-on-amazon-including-alexa-enabled-appliances.html

Elon Musk says he has approval to build NYC-to-DC hyperloop
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/20/elon-musk-approval-to-build-nyc-dc-hyperloop/

Self-driving Taxis Will Become the Most Disgusting Spaces on Earth
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/07/self-driving-taxis-will-become-the-most-disgusting-spaces-on-earth/

Soccer is the most popular sport on Instagram and it’s not even close
https://www.recode.net/2017/7/18/15992176/soccer-instagram-sports-streaming-facebook

APPS & DOODADS

Dyslexie Font
https://www.dyslexiefont.com/

THOR Transformer Drone Hovers and Cruises With No Compromises
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/drones/thor-transformer-drone-hovers-and-cruises-with-no-compromises

Drone noise is driving people crazy
https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/18/study-says-drone-noise-more-annyoing-than-any-car/

The New ISS Mascot: This Incredibly Cute Camera Drone
http://mentalfloss.com/article/502814/new-iss-mascot-incredibly-cute-camera-drone

Atari Has Revealed Details And Images Of Its First Console In 20 Years
http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/gaming-atari-has-revealed-details-and-images-of-its-first-console-in-20-years-20170717

Apple has invented a way to secretly call 911 using your fingerprint
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/apple-has-invented-a-way-to-secretly-call-911-using-your-fingerprint/ar-AAopj0f

Public Service Announcement: You Should Not Force Quit Apps on iOS
https://daringfireball.net/2017/07/you_should_not_force_quit_apps

You’ll soon be able to buy your kids a $500 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder
http://mashable.com/2017/07/20/star-wars-landspeeder-official/#dMHKgvH5usqG

MEDIA CANDY

Green Day – The Early Years (2017 Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-JueqS4CDk&feature=youtu.be

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere Shatters HBO Ratings Records
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/game-of-thrones-season-7-premiere-ratings-1202497751/

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker to be 13th Doctor – and first woman in role
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/16/doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-announced-13th-doctor

Dictionary shuts down Doctor Who fans outraged over Jodie Whittaker cast as female Doctor
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a833409/doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-female-dictionary-shuts-down-outraged-fans/

How The Fifth Element Subverted Sci-Fi Movies
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/how-the-fifth-element-subverted-sci-fi-movies/534108/

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Official Trailer #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogf2uuTo0LE

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Official Trailer #3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhvJhK_J9Gw

Family Guy’s Nine-Minute Tribute to Adam West Is Pure, Delightful Absurdity
http://io9.gizmodo.com/family-guys-nine-minute-tribute-to-adam-west-is-pure-d-1797017283

Adam Savage Turned a Star Wars Vs. Star Trek Debate Into the Most Depressing Moment of Comic-Con 2017
http://io9.gizmodo.com/adam-savage-turned-a-star-wars-vs-star-trek-debate-int-1797107746

Filmspotting Podcast
https://www.filmspotting.net/

Cries from Syria
http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/cries-from-syria

The White Helmets
https://www.netflix.com/title/80101827

TAKE A TRIP TO LOS ANGELES’ NEW INTERNET CELEBRITY SUMMER CAMP
https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/20/15992846/socialstar-creator-camp-la-teen-internet-celebrity

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

GLOBAL POLICE SPRING A TRAP ON THOUSANDS OF DARK WEB USERS
https://www.wired.com/story/alphabay-hansa-takedown-dark-web-trap/

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Says It Doesn’t Look at the Cloud When Searching Digital Devices
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/07/20/u_s_customs_and_border_patrol_says_it_doesn_t_access_remote_information.html

Hacked drones flying up, up and away over geofencing restrictions
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/07/18/hacked-drones-flying-up-up-and-away-over-geofencing-restrictions/

Experts in Lather Over ‘gSOAP’ Security Flaw
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/07/experts-in-lather-over-gsoap-security-flaw/

Ashley Madison’s parent company has proposed a settlement with users exposed in data breach
https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/16/15979222/ashley-madison-ruby-corp-settlement-data-breach-cybersecurity

Ashley Madison is back — and claims surprising user numbers
http://nypost.com/2017/05/21/ashley-madison-is-back-and-claims-surprising-user-numbers/

Nearly 90,000 Sex Bots Invaded Twitter in ‘One of the Largest Malicious Campaigns Ever Recorded on a Social Network’
https://gizmodo.com/nearly-90-000-sex-bots-invaded-twitter-in-one-of-the-la-1796985630

HACK BRIEF: A MYSPACE SECURITY FLAW LET ANYONE TAKE OVER ANY ACCOUNT, NO BIGGIE
https://www.wired.com/story/myspace-security-account-takeover?mbid=social_twitter

Putin’s Hackers Now Under Attack—From Microsoft
http://www.thedailybeast.com/microsoft-pushes-to-take-over-russian-spies-network

A smart fish tank left a casino vulnerable to hackers
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/19/technology/fish-tank-hack-darktrace/index.html

BRIC-A-BRAC

Psychologists Share The Subconcious Secrets They’ve Learned From Therapy
http://www.knowable.com/a/psychologists-share-life-changing-stuff-theyve-learned-from-listening-to-people

People Who Tried to Take Panorama Shots and Ended Up Opening the Gates of Hell
http://www.sadanduseless.com/2017/07/panorama/

Star Wars lightsabers with Owen Wilson saying “wow” as the sound effect
http://boingboing.net/2017/07/20/star-wars-lightsabers-with-owe.html

DPRK News Service Twitter Account
https://twitter.com/DPRK_News/

MORON OF THE WEEK

Tattoo This Hip Hotel’s Logo On Your Body For A Free Night’s Stay Because The Center Can’t Hold
http://laist.com/2017/07/14/tattoo.php

FEEDBACK LOOP

The videos about AI running are so much more hilarious with sound
http://www.appy-geek.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=3&articleid=105361284

Grumpy Old Geeks fan art
https://martinszb.zabarovski.lv/2017/07/20/grumpy-old-geeks-fan-art/

Ep 98: Live Long & Prosper
http://gog.show/ep-98-live-long-prosper/

AT THE LIBRARY

After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley at Amazon
http://amzn.to/2vyn9P0

After On Official Website
http://after-on.com/

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

DO NOT GO TO THIS WEDDING EVERYONE IS GONNA DIE
http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/posts/kit-harington-rose-leslie-married-137306