Ep 233: Fork Disruption!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  October 30, 2017

Cell brain drain; FCC shenanigans; Facebook pay-to-play; Twitter turns a profit; Pravda problems; Citizen Robot; Amazon Key & drugs; dev stacks; Forks 2.0; Queens of Quirk; Tim O’Reilly; IoT bot; fingerprint security; antipodes; Mandela, Mandela, Mandela.


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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Report: Ageism in the Tech Industry
http://blog.indeed.com/2017/10/19/tech-ageism-report/

Separation From Your Cellphone Boosts Your Cognitive Capacity
http://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2017/10/12-1

Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/691462

We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/sunday/why-the-future-is-always-on-your-mind.html

F.B. Purity
http://www.fbpurity.com/

IN THE NEWS

APPLE IS NOT AMERICA’S FAVORITE TECH COMPANY
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/27/16552616/apple-popularity-survey-iphone-fanboy-price-trust

FCC Eliminates Main Studio Rule
http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/fcc-eliminates-main-studio-rule/282128

FCC won’t vote on Net Neutrality in November
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/26/fcc-wont-vote-on-net-neutrality-in-november/

Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/23/facebook-non-promoted-posts-news-feed-new-trial-publishers

No One Is Buying Snapchat’s Spectacles – And everyone’s hindsight is 20/20.
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2017/10/no_one_is_buying_snapchat_s_spectacles.html

Twitter is spiking after saying it could finally turn a profit (TWTR)
http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/twitter-earnings-stock-price-spikes-after-earnings-beat-2017-10-1005703900

Twitter to label election ads after U.S. regulatory threat
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-advertising/twitter-to-label-election-ads-after-u-s-regulatory-threat-idUSKBN1CT2XB

Announcement: RT and Sputnik Advertising
https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/topics/company/2017/Announcement-RT-and-Sputnik-Advertising.html

Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/technology/youtube-russia-rt.html?_r=0

Shares of Overstock.com spike after online retailer says its entering digital coin trading business
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/overstock-com-says-its-entering-digital-coin-trading-business.html

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/technology/artificial-intelligence-experts-salaries.html

LA Looks To Rideshare To Build The Future Of Public Transit
https://www.wired.com/story/la-rideshare-public-transit/

Sony reportedly announcing new robot dog next month
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/24/16533092/new-sony-aibo-robot-dog-announcement-report

Saudi Arabia Becomes the First Country to Give Citizenship to a Robot
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/10/26/saudi_arabia_gives_citizenship_to_humanoid_robot_named_sophia.html

Amazon could be responsible for nearly half of U.S. e-commerce sales in 2017
https://www.recode.net/2017/10/24/16534100/amazon-market-share-ebay-walmart-apple-ecommerce-sales-2017

Amazon’s move into wholesale pharmaceuticals sent pharmacy stocks plunging
https://www.recode.net/2017/10/27/16559284/amazon-pharmaceutical-wholesale-stocks-plunging-amzn-cvs

Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers unlock your front door
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/25/16538834/amazon-key-in-home-delivery-unlock-door-prime-cloud-cam-smart-lock

APPS & DOODADS

Recomendo
http://recomendo.com/

Transmit 5
https://panic.com/transmit/

MAMP Pro 4
https://www.mamp.info/en/

Sublime Text 3
https://www.sublimetext.com/

Coda 2
https://panic.com/coda/

Tower 2
https://www.git-tower.com/mac/

Sequel Pro
https://www.sequelpro.com/

iTerm2
https://www.iterm2.com/

xScope
http://xscopeapp.com/

Livestream’s new $500 Mevo Plus camera can automatically edit your live stream videos in real time
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/24/16537206/livestreams-new-500-mevo-plus-camera-can-automatically-edit-your-live-stream-videos-in-real-time

Amazon’s new Kindle app adds a light theme and deeper Goodreads integration
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/24/16528282/amazon-kindle-app-redesign-ios-android-light-theme-goodreads

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000
http://amzn.to/2hetppy

This $130 noise-canceling ramen fork is the dumbest gadget of 2017
https://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2017/10/24/this-130-noise-canceling-ramen-fork-is-the-dumbest-gadget-of-2017/

Should This Thing Be Smart? Fork Edition.
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/10/why_should_you_buy_a_bluetooth_enabled_smart_fork.html

Google Spoon Helps People With Tremors Eat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99t5c6j8BR0

MEDIA CANDY

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is returning for a second season
https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/23/star-trek-discovery-season-two/

Mr. Robot Recap: An Unnecessary Detour
http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/mr-robot-recap-season-3-episode-3.html

Grace and Frankie
https://www.netflix.com/title/80017537

Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too)
http://panoply.fm/podcasts/dexterguff

GrimeLife
http://grimelifepodcast.libsyn.com/website

The Ongoing History of New Music
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/category/ongoing-history-of-new-music/

AT THE LIBRARY

WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us by Tim O’Reilly
http://amzn.to/2y07nkS

Why Is Anyone Listening To Tim O’reilly? by Molly Sauter
https://theoutline.com/post/2413/why-is-anyone-listening-to-tim-o-reilly

The Punch Escrow By: Tal M. Klein
http://amzn.to/2y1wunu

Geek & Sundry – About
https://geekandsundry.com/about/

The Trouble with Transporters by CGP Grey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQHBAdShgYI

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Goldman Sachs Invests 30 Million Dollars in KnowBe4
https://blog.knowbe4.com/goldman-sachs-invests-30-million-dollars-in-knowbe4

A Massive New Internet of Things Bot Is Growing, and No One Knows What It Will Do
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/10/25/a_massive_new_internet_of_things_bot_is_forming.html

Equifax Was Warned
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ne3bv7/equifax-breach-social-security-numbers-researcher-warning

The Dark Web’s Most Notorious Thief, Phishkingz, Gets Doxxed
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-dark-webs-most-notorious-thief-phishkingz-gets-doxxed

About Touch ID advanced security technology
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204587

How does Android save your fingerprints?
https://www.androidcentral.com/how-does-android-save-your-fingerprints

Facebook is listening to me without my permission.
https://medium.com/@kyleroderick/this-weekend-after-playing-destiny-2-and-streaming-live-on-twitch-i-discovered-that-facebook-is-362c3f024d00

Watch Members of Congress Struggle to Pronounce “Kaspersky” at a Hearing
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/10/25/members_of_congress_can_t_pronounce_kaspersky.html

BRIC-A-BRAC

This map helps you find the antipodes (the other side of the world) of any place on Earth.
https://www.antipodesmap.com/

Why Do Canadians Drink Milk in Bags?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/81468/why-do-canadians-drink-milk-bags

The Monopoly Guy Never Had A Monocle And 7 Other Lies We All Believe
http://www.urbo.com/content/the-monopoly-guy-never-had-a-monocle-and-7-other-lies-we-all-believe

MORON OF THE WEEK

Robert Scoble and Me
https://medium.com/@quinnnorton/robert-scoble-and-me-9b14ee92fffb

Robert Scoble Blog Post Gives Crash Course in How Not to Apologize
http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/10/robert-scoble-writes-bad-sexual-harassment-apology.html

Scoble Isn’t Sorry
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2017/10/robert_scoble_s_blog_post_is_everything_you_shouldn_t_do_when_publically.html

#MeToo sex harassment charges hit Silicon Valley; Robert Scoble says ‘I feel ashamed’
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/10/20/metoo-sexual-harassment-charges-hit-robert-scoble-tech-guru/784286001/

Robert Scoble denies sexual misconduct allegations
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/10/25/robert-scoble-didnt-sexually-harass-women-because-had-no-power-over-them/799600001/

No, of that I’m innocent.
https://scobleizer.blog/2017/10/25/no-of-that-im-innocent-sexual-harassment-assault-accusations/

RAINN 1-800-656-HOPE
http://rainn.org

FEEDBACK LOOP

Mindhunter vs Real Life Ed Kemper – Side By Side Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDYBmNYc8IA

25+ Best Memes About Dum Fuck
https://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fpics.me.me%2Fuber-india-ebruary-14-6-please-use-our-service-27322904.png&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fme.me%2Ft%2Fdum-fuck&docid=Bh8WJKsANPOOyM&tbnid=i5Qv1hJHgOw36M%3A&vet=1&w=500&h=567&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim

Internet “entrepreneur” shocked that copyright owner sued him for stealing their work
https://www.diyphotography.net/internet-entrepreneur-shocked-copyright-owner-sued-stealing-work/

Elmedia Player and Folx installers infected by OSX/Proton credential-stealing malware on Oct. 19
http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/10/20/elmedia-player-and-folx-installers-infected-by-osxproton-credential-stealing-malware-on-oct-19

FlightRadar24 – HBAL199
https://www.flightradar24.com/HBAL199/f4f32f3

Football fan forced to pay Sky Sports £16k for illegally streaming channel through ‘well-known’ website
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/football-fan-forced-pay-16000-11416479

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

ROBERT GUILLAUME ‘LION KING’ AND ‘BENSON’ STAR DEAD AT 89
http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/24/benson-actor-robert-guillaume-dead-at-89/

R.I.P. Fats Domino, New Orleans rhythm and blues has died at 89
https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/10/r-i-p-fats-domino-new-orleans-rhythm-and-blues-has-died-at-89/

Mark Goffman Sells Drama Inspired By Morgan Spurlock To CBS, ‘After On’ AI Drama To The CW
http://deadline.com/2017/10/mark-goffman-drama-projects-cbs-morgan-spurlock-after-on-the-cw-podcast-1202193734/