Ep 242: The Last Shithole

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 15, 2018

We finally talk Last Jedi; Alexa & Spotify; the 2018 web; cryptocurrency bandwagons; Amazon’s tax breaks; jacking Google bikes; Kodi trouble; new music; CES kids toys; Mac spyware; the return of Fancy Bear; Dunning-Kruger; Schnurzelpurzel; drunk droning.

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FOLLOW-UP

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IN THE NEWS

Anti-Diversity Memo Author Sues Google for Alleged Discrimination Against White Conservative Men
https://gizmodo.com/anti-diversity-memo-author-sues-google-for-alleged-disc-1821880497

Kodak’s stock doubles after camera and film pioneer boards blockchain bandwagon
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/kodak-boards-the-blockchain-bandwagon-2018-01-09

Kodak is trying to stay relevant with a cryptocurrency scheme run by paparazzi
https://qz.com/1176495/kodakcoin-kodak-is-trying-to-stay-relevant-with-a-cryptocurrency-scheme-run-by-paparazzis/

Kodak stock price up 89% after announcing ICO
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/10/kodak-stock-price-up-89-after-announcing-ico/

Why Kodak’s Bitcoin Scheme Is a Scam You Should Avoid
https://lifehacker.com/why-kodaks-bitcoin-scheme-is-a-scam-you-should-avoid-1821957658

Coinbase bug let Overstock users pay in Bitcoin Cash, get refunds in Bitcoin
https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/01/10/coinbase-overstock-bitcoin-cash/

Overstock and Coinbase briefly mixed up Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/10/overstock-and-coinbase-briefly-mixed-up-bitcoin-and-bitcoin-cash/

Even a bitcoin conference can’t handle bitcoin payments
http://mashable.com/2018/01/10/bitcoin-conference-no-bitcoin-transaction-fees/#n7Hppmhe9aqy

This Is the Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You to See
https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-is-the-data-snapchat-doesnt-want-you-to-see

The Best Tech For Parents From This CES 2018
https://www.fatherly.com/gear/best-parenting-tech-from-ces/

Amazon Is Thriving Thanks to Taxpayer Dollars
https://newrepublic.com/article/146540/amazon-thriving-thanks-taxpayer-dollars

Walmart to raise its starting wage to $11, give some employees bonuses following tax bill passage
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/11/walmart-to-boost-starting-wage-give-employees-bonus-after-tax-bill.html

Google Can’t Stop Getting Its Bikes Jacked
https://gizmodo.com/report-google-cant-stop-getting-its-bikes-jacked-1821854324

Warren Buffett thinks bitcoin will “come to a bad ending” as Berkshire Hathaway boss wades in on cryptocurrency craze
http://www.cityam.com/278547/warren-buffet-thinks-bitcoin-come-bad-ending-berkshire

MEDIA CANDY

Studios Sue Dragon Box in Latest Crackdown on Streaming Devices
http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/dragon-box-sued-netflix-amazon-universal-warner-bros-disney-paramount-1202660358/

Silicon Valley Season 5 Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7pYslGR6GU

Ride – Catch You Dreaming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYN7ncj0zM4

The Breeders – All Nerve
http://thebreedersmusic.com/#allnerve

Wait in the Car
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=5i76b0OrdIQ

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures
http://smarturl.it/BRMC-WrongCreatures

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Little Thing Gone Wild
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBjg8zSqvQc

David Byrne – American Utopia
http://davidbyrne.com

Star Trek: Discovery
http://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine In 82.5 Hours
https://medium.com/maxistentialism-blog/star-trek-deep-space-nine-in-82-5-hours-10acde591fd2

The Last Jedi
http://www.starwars.com/films/star-wars-episode-viii-the-last-jedi

Mark Hamill Hates Star Wars The Last Jedi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0biqMZrxJ0

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Smart Toy Maker to Pay $650,000 After Millions of Kids Get Hacked
https://gizmodo.com/smart-toy-maker-to-pay-650-000-after-millions-of-kids-1821878827

Prosecutors say Mac spyware stole millions of user images over 13 years
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/man-charged-in-malware-mystery-that-allegedly-spied-on-mac-users-for-13-years/

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs
https://apnews.com/9a6888c2163f43a7913c808e8cf9bc6e/Cybersecurity-firm:-US-Senate-in-Russian-hackers’-crosshairs

Keep Track Of Who Facebook Thinks You Know With This Nifty Tool
https://gizmodo.com/keep-track-of-who-facebook-thinks-you-know-with-this-ni-1819422352

Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs
https://lifehacker.com/your-amazon-order-might-lock-you-out-of-trusted-travele-1821964978

My Joke Cryptocurrency Hit $2 Billion and Something Is Very Wrong
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9kng57/dogecoin-my-joke-cryptocurrency-hit-2-billion-jackson-palmer-opinion

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
https://vantagepointtrading.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Charles_Mackay-Extraordinary_Popular_Delusions_and_the_Madness_of_Crowds.pdf

Drunk droning in New Jersey could land you in prison
https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/10/drunk-droning-in-new-jersey-could-land-you-in-prison/

BRIC-A-BRAC

15 Adorably Wunderbar German Terms of Endearment
http://mentalfloss.com/article/81764/15-adorably-wunderbar-german-terms-endearment

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing: An Animated Lesson from David Dunning (of the Famous “Dunning-Kruger Effect”)
http://www.openculture.com/2017/12/why-incompetent-people-think-theyre-amazing.html

John Cleese on How “Stupid People Have No Idea How Stupid They Are” (a.k.a. the Dunning-Kruger Effect)
http://www.openculture.com/2014/12/john-cleese-on-stupidity-and-a-cornell-study.html

Hasselblad H5D-60 Medium Format Digital SLR Camera Body – 1 Star Reviews
https://www.amazon.com/Hasselblad-H5D-60-Medium-Format-Digital/product-reviews/B00CX7JRP2/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

Captain Picard with a wig
https://twitter.com/paul_haine/status/951806832976236544

MORON OF THE WEEK

Tom Brady’s New App Will Give You Terrible Wellness Advice For $199.99 A Year
https://deadspin.com/tom-bradys-new-app-will-give-you-terrible-wellness-advi-1821231813

‘F-52’ planes Trump boasted of selling to Norway only exist in the ‘Call of Duty’ video game
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/f-52-planes-trump-boasted-of-selling-to-norway-only-exist-in-the-call-of-duty-video-game/#.Wle7wYfW6QU.twitter

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Andy Stochansky
https://open.spotify.com/album/7uyExwy6fpa9QjxkbacxZe