Ep 254: Pedantic Fail

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  April 9, 2018

More Facebook fails; the Zuck Community drinking game; YouTube shooting; France goes AI; Google military projects; Phantom Auto; Virgin Galactic is back; Apple ditches Intel; put the camera down; RIP Meltdown; mini-podcasts; mapping music; data spills; mail drones.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Everything you need to know about the great electric-scooter takeover of San Francisco
https://sf.curbed.com/2018/4/5/17202690/electric-scooters-san-francisco-facts-info-how-to

In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad idea
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/04/02/in-case-you-missed-the-condom-snorting-challenge-and-didnt-know-its-a-bad-idea/

We Can Do IT (:60) – University of Phoenix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TTd2FmYr0g

IN THE NEWS

Shooting at YouTube headquarters leaves suspect dead and several injured
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/3/17194228/youtube-active-shooter-san-bruno-police

YouTube shooting suspect had been angry over filtering, demonetization
https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/04/youtube-shooting-suspect-filtering/

Tragic YouTube shooting casts new light on creators’ “adpocalypse” complaints
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/04/how-youtubes-adpocalypse-may-have-figured-in-its-tuesday-campus-shooting/

YouTube shooter IDed as woman angry at site’s “age-restricted” policies
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/youtube-shooter-ided-as-woman-angry-at-sites-age-restricted-policies/

What We Know About Nasim Aghdam, the YouTube Shooter
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/what-we-know-about-youtube-shooter-nasim-aghdam.html

Amazon customers take to social media after mysterious account closures
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/amazon-customers-take-to-social-media-after-mysterious-account-closures/#p3

YouTube shooting victims taken to San Francisco hospital named for Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder
http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article207843409.html

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and what comes next
https://www.vox.com/2018/4/2/17185052/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-interview-fake-news-bots-cambridge

Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a U.S. House committee on April 11
https://www.recode.net/2018/4/4/17196716/mark-zuckerberg-testimony-congress

Facebook Will Let You Check if Cambridge Analytica Got Access to Your Data
https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/facebook-data-leak-cambridge-analytica-how-to-check.html

Bulk Delete Apps and Website Logins on Facebook
https://lifehacker.com/facebook-finally-lets-you-bulk-delete-apps-and-website-1824286409

Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/05/facebook-building-8-explored-data-sharing-agreement-with-hospitals.html

Facebook’s Fact-Checkers Sound Like They’re Miserable
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/04/facebooks-fact-checkers-sound-like-theyre-miserable/

Emmanuel Macron Talks to WIRED About France’s AI Strategy
https://www.wired.com/story/emmanuel-macron-talks-to-wired-about-frances-ai-strategy/

Google Workers Urge C.E.O. to Pull Out of Pentagon A.I. Project
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/technology/google-letter-ceo-pentagon-project.html

Google employees petition to pull out of Pentagon AI project
https://thehustle.co/google-employees-petitions-pentagon-AI-project/

SEC Charges Founders of Cryptocurrency ICO Promoted by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled with Fraud
https://gizmodo.com/sec-charges-founders-of-cryptocurrency-ico-promoted-by-1824269530

Spotify’s first day of trading ended up being surprisingly normal — and that’s a win for the direct listing
https://www.recode.net/2018/4/3/17194006/spotify-ipo-direct-listing-first-day

Google is shuttering its URL shortening service, goo.gl
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/31/17184164/google-alphabet-url-shortening-service-closed

Firebase Dynamic Links
https://firebase.google.com/products/dynamic-links/

Phantom Auto will drive your autonomous car if it gets confused
https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/05/phantom-auto-will-drive-your-autonomous-car-if-it-gets-confused/

Virgin Galactic Spaceplane Makes First Powered Flight Since Deadly 2014 Disaster
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/04/virgin-galactic-spaceplane-makes-first-powered-flight-since-deadly-2014-disaster/

APPS & DOODADS

Apple Reportedly Killing Laptops With Intel Inside, the Hackintosh, Dreams
https://gizmodo.com/apple-reportedly-killing-laptops-with-intel-inside-the-1824262384

HTTPS Everywhere Now Delivers New Rulesets Without Upgrading Extension
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/https-everywhere-now-delivers-new-rulesets-without-upgrading-extension/

Wayfarer Canvas Equipment Bag
https://affinityfind.com/products/wayfarer-canvas-equipment-bag

STAR WARS BEDDING SET
https://www.amdestore.com/products/star-war

Want to Remember Your Vacation? Take Fewer Photos
http://mentalfloss.com/article/538439/want-remember-your-vacation-take-fewer-photos

Tello Drone
https://store.dji.com/shop/tello-series?from=menu_products

MEDIA CANDY

MELTDOWN COMICS, AN LA LANDMARK, TO CLOSE AFTER 25 YEARS
https://nerdist.com/meltdown-comics-closing-nerdmelt-showroom-los-angeles/

Marc Maron’s Los Angeles Home (and Famous Podcasting Garage) Hit the Market for $749K
https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/marc-maron-house-for-sale-photos-wtf-podcast-257321

This Silly Denny’s Commercial Is Secretly a Solo Movie Preview
https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-silly-dennys-commercial-is-secretly-a-solo-movie-p-1824263625

Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years – the stories behind inventions
http://www.stephenfry.com/greatleapyears/

Facebook uses AR to make movie posters more interactive
https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/05/facebook-ar-movie-posters-interactive/

Silicon Valley
https://www.hbo.com/silicon-valley

Ugly Delicious
https://www.netflix.com/title/80170368

Hot on the heels of the Breeders reunion, Belly is back
http://bellyofficial.com

Belly – Stars Align
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgxHiKv25EM&feature=youtu.be

Underworld – Brilliant Yes That Would Be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R-bl2s5V74&feature=youtu.be

Ladytron – The Animals
http://www.post-punk.com/ladytron-premiere-their-video-for-the-animals/

Music-Map
https://www.music-map.com/

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-zen-diaries-of-garry-shandling

AT THE LIBRARY

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
https://amzn.to/2GwKcix

Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore
https://amzn.to/2EnvsAA

Secondhand Souls
https://amzn.to/2IwqoMt

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Enough With the Trolley Problem
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/03/got-99-problems-but-a-trolley-aint-one/556805/

You Can’t Clean Up a Data Spill
https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/facebook-cant-clean-up-its-data-spill.html

Facebook says it will not extend GDPR privacy protections beyond EU
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/3/17194504/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-gdpr-privacy-protections-europe

Zuckerberg says Facebook will offer GDPR privacy controls everywhere
https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/zuckerberg-gdpr/

Facebook hackers could have collected personal data of 2 billion users
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cambridge-analytica-facebook-20180404-story.html

Hooray! Facebook ditches searching for people by phone number or email
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/04/05/hooray-facebook-ditches-searching-for-people-by-phone-number-or-email/

Facebook retracted Zuckerberg’s messages from recipients’ inboxes
https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/zuckerberg-deleted-messages/

Russian submarines are lurking near the underwater cables that power the internet
http://bigthink.com/news/russian-submarines-are-lurking-near-the-underwater-cables-that-power-the-internet

MORON OF THE WEEK

Amazon wants developers to build more Echo Button games
https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/04/amazon-wants-developers-to-build-more-echo-button-games/

$20,000 mail drone takes flight — and hits a wall
https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/04/russian-mail-drone-crash/