Ep 264: Now with Extra Italy

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  June 18, 2018

Sherlock Escapes; Bird/Weed Connection; Net Neutrality is DEAD; FBI get the goods; Shatner and IBM go blockchain; Star Trek VR; Bunkers are bad; China hates monkeys; Google can’t translate rules judge; Smart water bottles are back.

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Show Notes

Kyle Roderick on Twitter
https://twitter.com/dogburps/

Previous guest host on: Ep 174 – Morphable Faraday

FOLLOW-UP

A Sherlock Escape Room Is Opening in London
http://mentalfloss.com/article/546848/sherlock-escape-room-london-benedict-cumberbatch

Santa Monica City Council Approves Shared Mobility Pilot Program
https://www.santamonica.gov/press/2018/06/13/santa-monica-city-council-approves-shared-mobility-pilot-program

THE BIKE SHARE WAR IS SHAKING UP SEATTLE LIKE NOWHERE ELSE
https://www.wired.com/story/the-bike-share-war-is-shaking-up-seattle-like-nowhere-else

Denver officials seize more than 250 electric scooters from city streets, levy fines
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/13/denver-electric-scooter-rentals/

IN THE NEWS

Net neutrality is officially repealed. Here’s what happens next.
https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17448680/fight-to-save-net-neutrality-repealed-what-next

AT&T Wins Approval for $85.4 Billion Time Warner Deal in Defeat for Justice Dept.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/business/dealbook/att-time-warner-ruling-antitrust-case.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh Balwani
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-files-criminal-charges-against-theranoss-elizabeth-holmes-ramesh-balwani-1529096005

Snapchat launches privacy-safe Snap Kit, the un-Facebook platform
https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/14/snapchat-snap-kit/?sr_share=twitter

FBI recovers WhatsApp, Signal data stored on Michael Cohen’s BlackBerry
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/fbi-recovered-hundreds-of-encrypted-messages-from-michael-cohens-phone/

MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it only thinks about murder
https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/7/17437454/mit-ai-psychopathic-reddit-data-algorithmic-bias

Don’t Be Fooled by the ‘Forced a Bot’ Meme
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/06/dont-be-fooled-by-the-forced-a-bot-meme/

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611397/machine-learning-predicts-world-cup-winner/

William Shatner’s new enterprise: A solar-powered bitcoin mining farm in southern Illinois
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-shatner-bitcoin-solar-panels-illinois-20180613-story.html

IBM Blockchain is the blockchain built for smarter business.
https://www.ibm.com/blockchain/

UK won’t be involved in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation program
https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/14/uk-not-involved-europe-galileo-satellite-navigation/

MEDIA CANDY

Star Trek™: Bridge Crew on PS4
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0001-CUSA05893_00-STARTREKBRGCRW01

Star Trek™: Bridge Crew The Next Generation on PS4
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0001-CUSA05893_00-STARTREKBCDLC001

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ replaces its showrunners (again)
https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/15/star-trek-discovery-replaces-showrunners-again/

BRIC-A-BRAC

All of the Ways Underground Bunkers Can Kill You
https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/all-of-the-ways-underground-bunkers-can-kill-you-2/

China Is Genetically Engineering Monkeys With Brain Disorders
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/china-is-genetically-engineering-monkeys-with-brain-disorders/561866/

Judge says ‘literal but nonsensical’ Google translation isn’t consent for police search
https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/15/judge-says-literal-but-nonsensical-google-translation-isnt-consent-for-police-search/

MORON OF THE WEEK

EQUA Smart Water Bottle: meet the future of hydration
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/goat-mug/equa-smart-water-bottle-meet-the-future-of-hydrati?ref=8e6ojj

FBI agent Chase Bishop charged after backflip shooting
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44465146

Man gets 20 years for trying to steal a domain
https://gizmodo.com/man-gets-20-years-in-jail-for-trying-to-steal-a-domain-1826891130

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Ted Dabney, Atari and Pong co-creator, dies at 81
http://www.geeksandbeats.com/2018/06/ted-dabney-atari-pong-dies/

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https://goodstuff.fm/