Ep 271: There are FOUR lights!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  August 13, 2018

Picard to the rescue; rigged gig economy; Moviepass changes plan; Facebook regrets; Twitter stands with Alex Jones; NYC caps Uber; music on the blockchain; podchaining; Snapchat fail; DARPA vs Deepfake; going cashless; Cozmo; Magic Leap; yay, asbestos!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Patrick Stewart To Star In New ‘Star Trek’ Series As Jean-Luc Picard On CBS All Access
https://deadline.com/2018/08/patrick-stewart-star-new-star-trek-series-jean-luc-picard-cbs-all-access-1202440156/

“Star Trek” seeks out new life for Jean-Luc Picard: Why he’s the captain we need now more than ever
https://www.salon.com/2018/08/07/star-trek-seeks-out-new-life-for-jean-luc-picard-why-hes-the-captain-we-need-now-more-than-ever/

FOLLOW-UP

MoviePass Rolls Back Price Hike, Limits Users to Three Movies Per Month
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/08/moviepass-three-movies-a-month-price-cut.html

RED’s Hydrogen One phone is delayed again
https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/08/red-hydrogen-one-phone-delayed-release-date/

Court was right about rigged gig economy
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Court-was-right-about-rigged-gig-economy-13142192.php

IN THE NEWS

Facebook ‘regrets’ balloons and confetti triggered by earthquake posts
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/10/facebook-regrets-balloons-and-confetti-triggered-by-earthquake-posts/

Apple Kicked Alex Jones Off Its Platform Then YouTube And Facebook Rushed To Do The Same
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnpaczkowski/apple-is-removing-alex-jones-and-infowars-podcasts-from

Twitter CEO Defends Giving Alex Jones a Platform to Spread Lies
https://gizmodo.com/twitter-ceo-defends-giving-alex-jones-a-platform-to-spr-1828185009

Uber Hit With Cap as New York City Takes Lead in Crackdown
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/nyregion/uber-vote-city-council-cap.html

‘People You May Know:’ A Controversial Facebook Feature’s 10-Year History
https://gizmodo.com/people-you-may-know-a-controversial-facebook-features-1827981959?rev=1533731099657

Soundcloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music
https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/08/audius/

Sure Looks Like Snapchat’s Becoming a Thing We Don’t Have to Pretend to Care About Anymore
https://gizmodo.com/sure-looks-like-snapchat-s-becoming-a-thing-we-don-t-ha-1828174672

Snapchat gets $250M investment from Saudi prince for 2.3%
https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/saudichat/

Elon Musk says going private is ‘best path forward’ for Tesla
https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/07/news/companies/elon-musk-tesla-private/index.html

Stock buybacks, explained
https://www.vox.com/2018/8/2/17639762/stock-buybacks-tax-cuts-trump-republicans

Facebook wants to be the future of online banking
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/08/facebook-wants-to-be-the-future-of-online-banking/

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

DARPA takes aim at deepfake forgeries
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/09/darpa-takes-aim-at-deepfake-forgeries/

Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities
https://www.zdnet.com/article/smart-cities-are-riddled-with-critical-security-vulnerabilities/

How a Cashless Society Could Embolden Big Brother
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/04/cashless-society/477411/

APPS & DOODADS

Cozmo
https://amzn.to/2OaMzLd

Geekbes 2 PCS Smart WiFi Plug Socket Outlet Compatible with Alexa/Google home, APP Remote Control Timing Socket for Android, IOS
https://amzn.to/2LZksSr

Vampire Power / Standby Power
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standby_power

Ficmax Ergonomic High-back Large Size Office Desk Chair Swivel Black PC Gaming Chair with Lumbar Massage Support and Retractible Footrest
https://amzn.to/2vgyapD

Presonus Studio One
https://www.presonus.com/products/Studio-One

AirMail 3
http://airmailapp.com/

Reeder 3 for iOS
http://reederapp.com/ios/

Things
https://culturedcode.com/things/

Quickly Delete Years of Facebook Posts With This Chrome Extension
https://lifehacker.com/quickly-delete-years-of-facebook-posts-with-this-chrome-1828148008

TweetDelete
http://tweetdelete.net/

Goo-gle gaga: Parenting in the age of Alexa and her ilk
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/goo-gle-gaga-parenting-age-alexa-ilk-57085341

Be Warned About Unpleasant Scenes in Entertainment With ‘Does the Dog Die?’
https://lifehacker.com/be-warned-about-unpleasant-scenes-in-entertainment-with-1828142232

I TRIED MAGIC LEAP AND SAW A FLAWED GLIMPSE OF MIXED REALITY’S AMAZING POTENTIAL
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17662040/magic-leap-one-creator-edition-preview-mixed-reality-glasses-launch

Magic Leap One Creators Edition
https://www.magicleap.com/magic-leap-one

The guy in charge of Magic Leap’s ‘go to market strategy’ just left the company
https://www.recode.net/2018/8/7/17659402/jeff-gattis-magic-leap-mixed-reality

BRIC-A-BRAC

Saturday Morning TV Memories 1964 – 1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBVyEPaY9ks

Humans Have Been Having the Same Nightmare for Thousands of Years
https://www.inverse.com/article/38619-what-causes-sleep-paralysis-science

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
https://amzn.to/2MfHns4

EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
https://archpaper.com/2018/08/epa-asbestos-manufacturing/

BROADCOM FOUNDER BILLIONAIRE BUSTED IN LAS VEGAS … For Room Stocked with Drugs
http://www.tmz.com/2018/08/09/broadcom-founder-henry-nicholas-arrested-drugs-vegas-ashley-fargo/

Affluenza
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affluenza