Ep 225: A Beacon of Light and Hope

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 4, 2017

Broadly 23 & Me; #hashtag; Ikea’s smart home; tin foil tents; Uber’s new CEO; WhopperCoin; Echo sync; Defenders; the Tick; Depeche Mode & KMFDM; Netflix & toke; Little Snitch; suing Yahoo; Messenger virus; security cam roundup; Harvey Manfrenjensenden.

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Show Notes

IN THE NEWS

The Internet of Hate
https://slate.com/technology/2017/08/the-alt-right-wants-to-build-its-own-internet.html

As the Hashtag Celebrates Its 10th Birthday, Are We #Blessed?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/business/hashtag-anniversary-twitter.html

Not everyone is a Facebook. Small companies are thriving even while surrounded by tech giants.
https://www.recode.net/2017/8/17/16162630/technology-silicon-valley-competition-ecosystem-anker-roku-airbnb

IKEA’S SMART HOME DARES TO MAKE SENSE
https://www.wired.com/story/ikea-smart-home?mbid=social_tw_gear

How A Burning Man Camp Project Became A Multimillion-Dollar Business
https://www.fastcompany.com/40448192/how-a-burning-man-camp-project-became-a-multimillion-dollar-business

Uber picks Expedia head Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/27/16162344/uber-new-ceo-dara-khosrowshahi-meg-whitman-travis-kalanick

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will be offered the job as Uber’s new CEO
https://www.recode.net/2017/8/27/16212552/uber-ceo-dara-khosrowshahi

A judge just sent Benchmark’s dramatic lawsuit against Travis Kalanick to arbitration
https://www.recode.net/2017/8/30/16226838/judge-benchmark-lawsuit-travis-kalanick-arbitration

Uber’s market share has taken a big hit
https://www.recode.net/2017/8/31/16227670/uber-lyft-market-share-deleteuber-decline-users

Uber and Lyft’s effort to disrupt public transportation will hurt the environment and screw the poor
http://www.salon.com/2017/08/29/uber-and-lyfts-effort-to-disrupt-public-transportation-will-hurt-the-environment-and-screw-the-poor/

Domino’s and Ford will test self-driving pizza delivery cars
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/domino’s-and-ford-will-test-self-driving-pizza-delivery-cars/ar-AAqUDK8

These four key areas of Trump’s tech policy are top of mind for Silicon Valley CEOs
https://www.recode.net/2017/8/27/16192514/trump-tech-policy-regulation-immigration-hiring-intellectual-prorperty-ai-automation

Burger King launches WhopperCoin crypto-cash in Russia
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41082388

Eliminating the Human
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608580/eliminating-the-human/

APPS & DOODADS

You can now play your music across multiple Echo devices
https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/29/you-can-now-play-your-music-across-multiple-echo-devices/

How to set up multi-room music playback with Amazon Echo
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/29/16219978/amazon-echo-multi-room-music-playback-how-to

Majority of U.S. consumers still download zero apps per month, says comScore
https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/25/majority-of-u-s-consumers-still-download-zero-apps-per-month-says-comscore/

Little Snitch 4
https://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html

Carbon Copy Cloner 5
https://bombich.com/

ammoon MS-12 Mini Foldable Desktop Tabletop Tripod Microphone Mic Stand Holder
http://amzn.to/2v6C5ao

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ pits BB-8 against its dark side, BB-9E
http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/31/technology/star-wars-bb9e-bb8/index.html

KFC made a VR training module and it’s terrifying
https://holykaw.alltop.com/kfc-made-vr-training-module-terrifying

MEDIA CANDY

SiriusXM VOLUME gets louder with 3 new series from your favorite musicians and industry experts
http://blog.siriusxm.com/2017/08/15/siriusxm-volume-gets-louder-with-3-new-series-from-your-favorite-musicians-and-industry-experts/

Banking on Bitcoin
https://www.netflix.com/title/80154500

The Defenders
https://www.netflix.com/title/80002566

Death Note 2017
https://www.netflix.com/title/80122759

Death Note Original
https://www.netflix.com/title/70204970

Netflix develops marijuana strains based on its original shows
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/aug/25/netflix-marijuana-strains-original-shows

“Heathers” reboot TV series: Watch the first teaser trailer here
http://www.salon.com/2017/08/28/heathers-reboot-tv-series-trailer/

11 Fun Facts About A Fish Called Wanda
http://mentalfloss.com/article/85294/11-fascinating-facts-about-fish-called-wanda

HELL YEAH by KMFDM
https://open.spotify.com/album/2XZuiJPqDW9UXssGEKEbAL

Depeche Mode’s Historic ’88 RoseBowl Concert Revisited at Eat/See/Hear Screening
http://www.ocweekly.com/music/depeche-modes-historic-88-rosebowl-concert-revisited-at-eat-see-hear-screening-8379038

Depeche Mode – 101
http://amzn.to/2en3El1

The Tick
http://amzn.to/2eEyU2H

Black Mirror Season 4 titles

Hello Internet
http://www.hellointernet.fm/

AT THE LIBRARY

The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
http://www.audible.com/mt/butterfly

All These Worlds – Bobiverse Book 3 by Dennis E. Taylor
http://amzn.to/2vYhd49

Terry Pratchett’s Unfinished Novels Have Been Destroyed With a Steamroller, in Accordance With His Wishes
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/08/30/terry_pratchett_s_unfinished_novels_have_been_destroyed_by_steamroller_as.html

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

US judge says Yahoo data breach victims have the right to sue
https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/01/judge-says-yahoo-data-breach-victims-can-sue/

Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign, Citing His ‘Insufficient Attention’ to Threats
http://fortune.com/2017/08/26/trump-cybersecurity-advisors-resign/

This Is How Cops Trick Dark-Web Criminals Into Unmasking Themselves
http://www.thedailybeast.com/this-is-how-cops-trick-dark-web-drug-dealers-into-unmasking-themselves

Beware of Windows/MacOS/Linux Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger
https://thehackernews.com/2017/08/facebook-virus-hacking.html

Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080P Wireless WiFi IP Camera, Black
http://amzn.to/2vXyhE5

Logi Circle
http://amzn.to/2wzv67s

Nest Cam
http://amzn.to/2iVcgo2

Synology Disk Station 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS416j)
http://amzn.to/2wzo5W3

BRIC-A-BRAC

The one percent plans to ride out the end of the world in style
http://www.salon.com/2017/08/21/survivalism-one-percent-style_partner/

Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
http://amzn.to/2g6a64a

This Cube Is Made From Every Collectible Element on Earth
http://mentalfloss.com/article/70305/cube-made-every-collectible-element-earth

FEEDBACK LOOP

Shark-detecting drones to patrol Australia beaches
http://www.msn.com/en-au/video/watch/shark-detecting-drones-to-patrol-australia-beaches/vi-AAqH53t?ocid=spartandhp