Ep 274: Beer Saves the Day

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  August 23, 2018

San Fran Poop Patrol; AI art; who disrupts the disruptors; Twitter’s left leanings & nose rings; AR ads; Verizon throttling firefighters; Empire; Watchmen; Infinity War; Warren Ellis; Hemingway’s guide to life; listener feedback; the Podchain!

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

San Francisco Streets Are Covered in Human Poop. Here’s Why That Can Be Dangerous

San Francisco Formed a ‘Poop Patrol’ to Deal with the City’s Street Turds

This AI Creates Horrifying Images Based On Your Words

Elon Musk, in 2:32 a.m. Tweet, Addresses People Who Think He Needs to Get More Sleep

Natural Stacks’ MagTech Magnesium Complex (90 Capsules) – Promote Brain Health, Improve Cognitive Aging, Help with Sleep Support – Vitamin and Dietary Supplement

ASIA ARGENTO, ANTHONY BOURDAIN PAID ACCUSER In Sexual Assault Case

IN THE NEWS

It’s Not Technology That’s Disrupting Our Jobs

America’s prisoners are going on strike in at least 17 states

Cisco Said to Be Cited for Bias Against U.S. Workers

Jack Dorsey explains why Twitter is reluctant to fight fake news

Dorsey went on to categorically reject claims by President Trump and others that Twitter was biased against conservative views

Jack Dorsey Got a Nose Ring

Cracked Smartphone Screens Are About to Become a Thing of the Past

BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Leaves BitTorrent Behind

Retailers roll out facial recognition with mixed results — and minimal regulation

Augmented-Reality Ads Are Headed to Your Social Media Feed

Google sued for tracking you, even when ‘location history’ is off

Verizon throttled fire department’s ‘unlimited’ plan during deadly blaze

Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests

MEDIA CANDY

Kevin Spacey Pic ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Bombs At The B.O.: A Deeper Look

Condor

The Jordan Harbinger Show – Charles Ryu Part 1

Freshprinceofpyongyang on Instagram

Empire

‘New Order: Decades’ concert film/documentary to air on British TV next month

HBO Officially Orders Watchmen TV Series To Air In 2019

Better Call Saul, Season 1

Dark Matter, Season 1

Avengers: Infinity War

AT THE LIBRARY

Dead Pig Collector by Warren Ellis

Paradise (Expeditionary Force Book 3) by Craig Alanson

Trouble on Paradise: an ExForce novella (ExForce novellas Book 1) by Craig Alanson

Black Ops (Expeditionary Force Book 4) by Craig Alanson

Ernest Hemingway’s Guide to Life, In 20 Quotes

MORON OF THE WEEK

Trump on Aretha Franklin: “She Worked for Me on Numerous Occasions”

The Voice on Blockchain: Season 1

Beer deliverymen talk man out of jumping off bridge by offering him a 12-pack of Coors Light

FEEDBACK LOOP

Liability concerns continue amid dockless scooter crashes, complaints

Bold and Italics in a Facebook Status Update?

Drunk scootering becoming an issue in Downtown Austin

Quod Libet

Trump’s trade war is coming for cheap scooters and the startups that love them
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/17/17696294/trump-trade-war-tariff-china-electric-scooters-startup-bird-spin-lime-uber-lyft

Bird scooters halts Cleveland operations

Honeypot pornography lawyer pleads guilty

CROWDED #1

Netflix Is Introducing Adverts Between Episodes That Could Affect Your Binge-Watching

Meet the Man With a Radical Plan for Blockchain Voting

Radiolab

Alexa vs. Siri vs. Google: Which Can Carry on a Conversation Best?

Do something about the dangers of e-scooters

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Do we owe Sinéad O’Connor an apology for speaking the truth about church child abuse?

Sir Billy Connolly ‘No Longer Recognises Close Friends’