Ep 243: Never Grow Old

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 21, 2018

Doggie DNA; Walmart, Apple & tax cuts; YouTube dumps small video producers; about those new Google & Facebook jobs; consensual ICO app; Electric Dreams; old music; Ned’s Wonder; Twitter god mode; VR security; bad UI & sticky notes in Hawaii; RIP, Dolores.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

After bonus announcement, Walmart fires thousands of co-managers, replaces them with cheaper workers
https://thinkprogress.org/walmart-fires-thousands-after-bonus-annoucement-47df627e0e04/

Apple’s big jobs announcement may save the GOP in 2018
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/18/apple-jobs-announcement-could-save-gop-in-2018-commentary.html

Apple Will Let Users Disable Intentional Battery Slowdowns
https://slate.com/technology/2018/01/apple-battery-slowdowns-fix-tim-cook.html

Bird riders could face fines for breaking vehicle laws
http://smdp.com/bird-riders-could-face-fines-for-breaking-vehicle-laws/163848

How DNA Testing Botched My Family’s Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too
https://gizmodo.com/how-dna-testing-botched-my-familys-heritage-and-probab-1820932637

Dog DNA
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/aa304cf020/dog-dna

Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification DNA Test Kit
http://amzn.to/2rcHZFK

IN THE NEWS

Amazon Prime Price Change
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202213110

Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/17/bitcoin-drops-below-10k-after-three-days-of-cryptocurrency-correction/amp/

YouTube is trying to clean itself up by making it much harder for small video makers to make money
https://www.recode.net/2018/1/16/16898660/youtube-content-advertising-revenue-program-new-rules-google-preferred

Want a Terrible Job? Facebook and Google May Be Hiring.
https://slate.com/technology/2018/01/facebook-and-google-are-building-an-army-of-content-moderators-for-2018.html

The tyranny of “the Internet is forever”
https://www.salon.com/2018/01/10/the-tyranny-of-the-internet-is-forever/

England Children’s Commissioner Suggests Banning Social Media in Schools
https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/england-asked-parents-delete-snapchat-suggesting-dropping-instagram/

Why not everything should be controlled by voice
https://www.salon.com/2018/01/15/why-not-everything-should-be-controlled-by-voice/

These are the people paying journalists to promote brands in articles
https://theoutline.com/post/2978/these-are-the-people-paying-journalists-to-promote-brands-in-articles?zd=2

APPS & DOODADS

Star Wars Battlefront 2
https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Launch Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvmx94cUVEY

App creates contracts for one night stands to ‘prove’ sex is consensual
http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/10/app-creates-legally-binding-contracts-one-night-stands-prove-sex-consensual-7220206/

LegalFling
https://legalfling.io/

LegalThings One
https://livecontracts.io/

How to Check for Net Neutrality Violations on Your Network
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-check-for-net-neutrality-violations-on-your-netw-1822200634

MEDIA CANDY

Somebody Feed Phil
https://www.netflix.com/title/80146601

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
http://amzn.to/2Dajhae

Murder City Devils – In Name and Blood (2000)
https://open.spotify.com/album/5tuEDkwb9PevMKbjZNvELl

Murder City Devils – Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts (1998)
https://open.spotify.com/album/0VihuYytKsFpek94c0bX7n

Murder City Devils – I Drink The Wine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9nR9DUUBJo

Eels
http://eelstheband.com/

Eels – The Deconstruction
http://smarturl.it/the-deconstruction

13 GREAT ALBUMS THAT WILL TURN 30 THIS YEAR
https://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/great-albums-that-will-turn-30-this-year

40 Years of Goth: Essential Albums from the Genre’s Beginnings
http://www.post-punk.com/40-years-of-goth-essential-albums-from-the-genres-beginnings/

Ned’s Wonder
https://www.frothblowersbrewing.com/contact

AT THE LIBRARY

Data Science Ethics
https://www.coursera.org/learn/data-science-ethics/home/welcome

Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)
http://amzn.to/2DgVq8X

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Wedding Crasher Drone Wrecks Picture Pose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-0MA6QNj6g

Can a home drone kill you? This test with a chicken says maybe!
https://youtu.be/MgeRchTHxVk

Thanks to this listener for pointing it out
https://twitter.com/avandlen/status/954049414280118273

BREAKING: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View “Everything You Post,” & Private “Sex Messages”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=rgyPpsX2B0g

BitTorrent users beware: Flaw lets hackers control your computer
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/bittorrent-users-beware-flaw-lets-hackers-control-your-computer/

Jason’s Deli POS systems hacked, up to 2 million credit cards stolen
https://www.jasonsdeli.com/data-breach

VR Adult App Had Security Flaw That Could Have Exposed Users
http://www.ladbible.com/news/technology-vr-adult-website-had-security-flaw-that-could-have-exposed-users-20180116

People love Google’s new feature that matches your selfie to a famous painting
https://www.recode.net/2018/1/14/16890826/google-arts-and-culture-selfie

Hawaii missile mess: That was no ‘wrong button.’ Take a look.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/01/16/that-was-no-wrong-button-in-hawaii-take-a-look/

And speaking of sticky notes on computers
http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/pornhub-saw-increase-in-traffic-from-hawaii-after-the-ballistic-missile-threat-was-declared-false/news-story/9f7f2d30d27ea284ae12f9d08e0471a4

FEEDBACK LOOP

Start-up Simulator
https://toggl.com/startup-simulator/

the Daily Dab – episode 43 – Star Wars the Last Jedi Review
https://youtu.be/UFIq4WZPO2U

The Last Shit on Twitter
http://pic.twitter.com/6l8cLZ1cHA

Fart-tracking pill spies on your gut gases
https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/fart-tracking-pill-gut-ingestible-gases-swallowable-sensor/

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly aged 46
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42696376