Ep 269: Winehousestein

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  July 30, 2018

Bad QI; Bird graveyards; Toronto tech; Twitter trending twitches; Facebook takes a hit, finally; Moviepass plunges; GM goes peer-to-peer; abandoning cash; Google’s DTP; Fairy Vulcan earbuds; Deadwood; Luke Cage; social prisons; hacking SIMs; ASCII art tattoos.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

If Your iPhone Keeps Dying, Check for Weirdly Behaving Apps
https://lifehacker.com/if-your-iphone-keeps-dying-check-for-weirdly-behaving-1827873220

Quitting All Your Apps in iOS Can Actually Worsen Battery Life
https://lifehacker.com/quitting-apps-in-ios-actually-worsens-battery-life-1560086834

Apple Watch: How to get the official Apple user guide for free
https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/26/apple-watch-how-to-get-official-apple-user-guide-free/

Bird scooters are ruining Venice
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jackson-bird-scooter-20180515-story.html

Bird Graveyard
https://www.instagram.com/birdgraveyard/

Segway’s New Electric Skates Are the Latest Volley in the Scooter Wars
https://www.racked.com/2018/7/25/17611988/segways-electric-skates-driftw1s

Toronto is the center of new technology jobs in North America
https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611709/toronto-is-the-center-of-new-technology-jobs-in-north-america/

Chris Hardwick Returning to AMC and ‘Talking’ After a ‘Comprehensive Assessment’ By the Network
https://www.indiewire.com/2018/07/chris-hardwick-returns-amc-talking-1201987978/

Pasadena’s Burger-Flipping Robot Will Now Fry Chicken at Dodger Stadium
https://la.eater.com/2018/7/26/17617246/flippy-robot-burgers-dodger-stadium-chicken-new

IN THE NEWS

Facebook Starts Paying a Price for Scandals
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/technology/facebook-revenue-scandals.html

Facebook officially loses $123 billion in value
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/26/facebook-officially-loses-123-billion-in-value/

Tracking Facebook’s fortunes in six charts
https://graphics.reuters.com/FACEBOOK-RESULTS/010071FV2TW/index.html

Departing Facebook Security Officer’s Memo: “We Need To Be Willing To Pick Sides”
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-alex-stamos-memo-cambridge-analytica-pick-sides

Virgin Galactic’s third supersonic test flight hits Mach 2 and 170,000 feet
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/26/virgin-galactics-third-supersonic-test-flight-hits-mach-2-and-170000-feet/

Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/25/world/mars-subsurface-water-lake-evidence/index.html

MoviePass boosts its stock with a reverse split — and immediately plunges 50%
https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/25/news/companies/moviepass-helios-matheson-stock-split/index.html

MoviePass couldn’t afford to pay for movie tickets on Thursday
https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/27/media/moviepass-service-outage/index.html

GM launches a peer-to-peer car-sharing service
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/07/24/gm-launches-peer-to-peer-car-sharing-service/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7f78589f07ad

Sh*tcoins! 4New lands $30 million to turn waste into cryptocurrency
https://venturebeat.com/2018/07/23/shtcoins-4new-lands-30-million-to-turn-waste-into-cryptocurrency/

No Shirt, No Swipe, No Service
https://slate.com/business/2018/07/cashless-stores-and-restaurants-are-on-the-rise-to-the-delight-of-credit-card-companies.html

‘SCRAPER’ BOTS AND THE SECRET INTERNET ARMS RACE
https://www.wired.com/story/scraper-bots-and-the-secret-internet-arms-race

Google launches ‘Data Transfer Project’ to make it easier to switch services
https://thehackernews.com/2018/07/google-data-transfer-project.html

Data Transfer Project
https://datatransferproject.dev/

DARPA pushes for AI that can explain its decisions
https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/23/darpa-third-wave-ai-support/

How Microsoft Is Profiting From the Amazon Backlash
https://slate.com/technology/2018/07/amazon-backlash-how-microsoft-is-profiting-from-retailers-who-dont-want-to-work-with-aws.html

APPS & DOODADS

M1 Finance
https://mbsy.co/nlz9Q

Razer Blade 15
https://www.razer.com/gaming-laptops/razer-blade

Sony announces world’s highest-resolution image sensor for phone cameras
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/7/23/17601858/sony-imx586-announced-image-sensor-resolution-specs

Star Trek fans can now buy Vulcan wireless earbuds to look the part
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/7/25/17613424/star-trek-vulcan-wireless-earbuds

MEDIA CANDY

‘Deadwood’ Movie Is Finally a Go at HBO
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/deadwood-movie-is-finally-happening-at-hbo-1129743

Glass trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ghQs5AmNk

Alita: Battle Angel | Official Trailer [HD]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7pYhpJaJW8

Alita: Battle Angel | James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Jon Landau & Rosa Salazar Live Q&A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYwjokFLKx4

Gunnm (1993)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107061/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Ready Player One
https://amzn.to/2JUBHyl

Luke Cage
https://www.netflix.com/title/80002537

The New Buffy Showrunner Addresses Reboot Concerns: It’s ‘Time to Meet a New Slayer’
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-new-buffy-showrunner-addresses-reboot-concerns-its-1827894455

NIN: “Cars” with Gary Numan, London 7.15.09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qlUFKFHNIU

Underworld and Iggy Pop release their 4 track collaborative EP Teatime Dub Encounters today (July 27th) via Caroline International. A video for the EPs final track – Trapped – has gone online today, directed by tomato’s Simon Taylor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjDbyewmOK4&feature=youtu.be

Why You Should Never Pay For Podcast Hosting
https://medium.com/@NirZicherman/why-you-should-never-pay-for-podcast-hosting-9c39becd7cf7

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS FREE PODCAST HOSTING
https://sixcolors.com/link/2018/07/why-you-should-never-pay-for-podcast-hosting/

‘Planet of the Apps’ star Gary Vaynerchuk attributes show’s failure to Apple’s bad marketing
https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/23/vaynerchuk-planet-of-the-apps-marketing/

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Ross Ulbricht on Twitter
https://twitter.com/RealRossU

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange may be evicted from Ecuador embassy providing asylum, reports say
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wikileaks-julian-assange-evicted-ecuador-embassy-providing-asylum/story?id=56808551

Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/google-security-keys-neutralized-employee-phishing/

Yes, Google’s Security Key Is Hackable
https://blog.knowbe4.com/yes-googles-security-key-is-hackable

LifeLock Bug Exposed Millions of Customer Email Addresses
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/lifelock-bug-exposed-millions-of-customer-email-addresses/

The SIM Hijackers
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbqax3/hackers-sim-swapping-steal-phone-numbers-instagram-bitcoin

Instagram is building non-SMS 2-factor auth to thwart SIM hackers
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/17/instagram-2-factor/

Maybe Fitness Tracking Shouldn’t Be Social After All
https://slate.com/technology/2018/07/fitness-tracking-apps-strava-polar-privacy-flaws-show-the-cost-of-sharing-activity-data.html

Snoopware installed by 11 million+ iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox users
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/snoopware-installed-by-11-million-ios-android-chrome-and-firefox-users/

How 3,000 streetlights turned San Diego into America’s smartest city
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/how-3000-streetlights-turned-san-diego-into-americas-smartest-city/

BRIC-A-BRAC

Ascii art tattoos!
https://www.instagram.com/tattoovrontis/

Witch Houses!
https://www.google.com/search?q=A+witch+house+wooden+cottage+,+Tatra+mountains+,+Poland&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiT47eTxbjcAhWxGjQIHYeGDMMQ_AUICigB&biw=1609&bih=1092&dpr=2

Archive with all Mac and iOS wallpapers
https://www.reddit.com/r/iphone/comments/90w3cl/archive_with_all_mac_and_ios_wallpapers/

A parasite found in cat poop has been linked to a higher likelihood of entrepreneurial behavior in people who get infected
https://www.businessinsider.com/parasite-in-cat-poop-linked-to-entrepreneurial-behavior-2018-7

Bittner called it.
https://twitter.com/bittner/status/1022479030380056577

MORON OF THE WEEK

‘Billions’ co-creator Brian Koppelman says everyone knows how to tell a great story — but few get the chance
https://www.recode.net/2018/7/19/17588580/billions-producer-brian-koppelman-peter-kafka-recode-media-podcast-transcript

USERS SUE JUUL FOR ADDICTING THEM TO NICOTINE
https://www.wired.com/story/users-sue-juul-for-addicting-them-to-nicotine

The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/magazine/big-business-gwyneth-paltrow-wellness.html

FEEDBACK LOOP

Contract Milestone Brings Enterprise Cloud Solution One Step Closer to Warfighter
https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1584975/contract-milestone-brings-enterprise-cloud-solution-one-step-closer-to-warfight/source/GovDelivery/

Big pharma makes a $300m bet on 23andMe
https://thehustle.co/Big-pharma-GlaxoSmithKline-23andMe/

Breaking: Researchers at CERN break “The Speed of Light”
http://www.physics-astronomy.org/2018/04/breaking-researchers-at-cern-break.html?m=1

Two private equity firms just created the largest private provider of public safety services in the US
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/24/two-private-equity-firms-just-created-the-largest-private-provider-of-public-safety-services-in-the-u-s/

This Old Man’s Advice About Dealing With Death Has Been Called ‘The Best Internet Comment Of All Time’
https://wokesloth.com/old-man-advice-about-dealing-with-death-anthony-bourdain-kate-spade/distributor/

Sia – Breathe Me (Six Feet Under Finale)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNwARV9tPUw