Ep 231: Unbingeable

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  October 16, 2017

Open kimonos & making your nut; Magic Leap to nowhere; Google really is listening; Twitter is burning, arbitrarily; Facebook’s FYMK secrets; Run Pee; Blade Runner’s VO; Star Trek concerns; Mr. Robot what?; dark web scans; let’s Disqus your pwned password.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Google balloons set to bring internet to Puerto Rico
http://bgr.com/2017/10/09/puerto-rico-cell-status-google-project-loon/

Alphabet quietly made its experimental balloon project a full-fledged corporation — a first step to a new Google spinout
http://www.businessinsider.com/googles-parent-company-quietly-made-project-loon-a-corporation-2017-10

Amazon has replaced Google as the company others are most worried about
https://www.recode.net/2017/10/11/16458490/amazon-google-alphabet-corporate-conference-call

Stats Overhaul, IAB Compliance And Your Podcast’s Stats: Libsyn Company Announcement
https://blog.libsyn.com/2017/09/18/stats-overhaul-iab-compliance-podcasts-stats-libsyn-company-announcement/

Libsyn Stats Overhaul: What You Need To Know
https://blog.libsyn.com/2017/09/18/libsyn-stats-overhaul-need-know/

PODCAST MEASUREMENT GUIDELINES
https://iabtechlab.com/specifications-guidelines/podcast-measurement-guidelines/

IAB Podcast Measurement Guidelines Version 2.0
https://iabtechlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Podcast-Measurementv2.0.pdf

DEFINITION of ‘Open Kimono’
http://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/open-kimono.asp

Making your nut
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cover%20your%20nut

IN THE NEWS

New Magic Leap Video Tells Us Nothing About What the Company Is Working On
https://www.roadtovr.com/new-magic-leap-video-tells-us-nothing-company-working/

Magic Leap raises big new funding round
https://www.axios.com/magic-leap-raises-big-new-funding-round-2496000932.html

Snapchat is getting closer and closer to being a truly useful app
https://qz.com/1099238/snapchat-is-getting-closer-and-closer-to-being-a-truly-useful-app-with-context-cards-snap/

Google’s Home Mini needed a software patch to stop some of them from recording everything
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/10/16456050/google-home-mini-always-recording-bug

GOOGLE OFFERS ‘HELP’ TO INDUSTRIES IT HELPS TO DESTROY
https://www.wired.com/story/google-offers-help-to-industries-it-helps-to-destroy

Twitter Suspends Actress Rose McGowan’s Account
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rose-mcgowan-twitter-suspended_us_59df0f1de4b00abf364657f9

Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/twitter-russia-data-deleted-investigation-243730

How Facebook Outs Sex Workers
https://gizmodo.com/how-facebook-outs-sex-workers-1818861596

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How
https://gizmodo.com/facebook-figured-out-my-family-secrets-and-it-wont-tel-1797696163

APPS & DOODADS

The Side Winder by Fuse: Wind your charger with ease
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/341336269/the-side-winder-wind-your-macbook-charger-with-eas

Elmedia Player
https://mac.eltima.com/media-player.html

Run Pee
http://runpee.com/

This storm cloud lamp erupts with lightning every time Donald Trump tweets
http://bgr.com/2017/10/10/lightning-lamp-parseerror-donald-trump-tweets/

MEDIA CANDY

Mr. Robot Returns to Form in Season Three
http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/mr-robot-season-three-review.html

Hulu Drops Prices Just as Netflix Raises Theirs
https://lifehacker.com/hulu-drops-prices-just-as-netflix-raises-theirs-1819314197

Chance on Hulu
https://www.hulu.com/chance

The Church – man woman life death infinity
https://open.spotify.com/album/4LNZ9W2Vr4vceuMrRvhafQ

The Secret History Of Hollywood Podcast
https://www.attaboyclarence.com/the-secret-history-of-hollywood/

Bloody in Love Podcast by Rich and Naomi
https://bloodyinlove.com/

Sword and Laser
http://swordandlaser.com/

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609048/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-ai-predictions/

Protecting your identity starts now. Take the first step with a FREE Dark Web Email Scan.
https://www.experian.com/consumer-products/free-dark-web-email-scan.html

IsItBullshit: Experian Dark web scan
https://www.reddit.com/r/IsItBullshit/comments/6z1vdq/isitbullshit_experian_dark_web_scan/

Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/equifax-website-hacked-again-this-time-to-redirect-to-fake-flash-update/

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/technology/kaspersky-lab-israel-russia-hacking.html?_r=0

Disqus Security Alert: User Info Breach
https://blog.disqus.com/security-alert-user-info-breach

Have i been pwned?
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

A new Facebook scam allows your friend contacts to hack your account
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/64276/cyber-crime/facebook-scam-trusted-contacts.html

Police arrest Airbnb host after guests discover spy camera pointed at bed
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/airbnb-sex-cam/

BRIC-A-BRAC

Visual history: Windows splash screens from 1.01 to 10
http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/dinosaur-sightings-windows-splash-screens-from-101-to-7/

WHY THE WEB WON’T BE NIRVANA BY CLIFFORD STOLL ON 2/26/95
http://www.newsweek.com/clifford-stoll-why-web-wont-be-nirvana-185306

MORON OF THE WEEK

Dove is done: When a brand shows you it values whiteness above all, believe it
https://www.salon.com/2017/10/09/dove-is-done-when-a-brand-shows-you-it-values-whiteness-above-all-believe-it/

Mark Zuckerberg ‘tours’ flooded Puerto Rico in bizarre virtual reality promo
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/09/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-puerto-rico-virtual-reality

Dow Jones mistakenly reports Google to buy Apple for $9B
https://thenextweb.com/money/2017/10/11/dow-jones-mistakenly-reports-google-buy-apple-9b/

FEEDBACK LOOP

The Uber Game
http://ig.ft.com/uber-game/

How to Punch a Nazi
https://youtu.be/HSExpmrDogU

Learn about safety and the Internet of Things – three steps to take now
https://cba.ca/safety-and-the-internet-of-things?l=en-us

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

I Believe That We Must Blow the Whole Thing Up
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2017/10/three_u_s_soccer_obsessives_debate_the_future_of_the_men_s_national_team.html

Eminem Lashes Out at Trump With Freestyle Rap Video
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/arts/music/eminem-donald-trump-bet.html