Ep 278: A Sinking Ship Brings Down All Boats

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 6, 2018

Rejected by Instagram; Petro nonexistent; genesis of the gig economy; unpaid moderators & “volunteers”; Facebook’s private groups; UBI is hard; robot-safe jobs; NASA product endorsements; Follow This; ASMR; Mr. Robot goes offline; Jaron Lanier; we gotta fight, for our right, to scoooooter!

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

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IN THE NEWS

Silicon Valley has been treating workers ‘miserably’ since the 1970s

Unpaid and abused: Moderators speak out against Reddit

Reddit just overtook Facebook as the third most popular website in the U.S.

AOL Settled with Unpaid “Volunteers” for $15 Million

Fringe Figures Find Refuge in Facebook’s Private Groups

Y COMBINATOR LEARNS BASIC INCOME IS NOT SO BASIC AFTER ALL

SILICON VALLEY WANTS TO USE ALGORITHMS FOR DEBT COLLECTION

These are the few jobs that robots won’t take from us

The New Social Network Dodging Government Surveillance—and Nazis

The Global Internet Is Being Attacked by Sharks, Google Confirms

Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers

Using AI to help organizations detect and report child sexual abuse material online

NASA explores product endorsements and rocket naming rights

MEDIA CANDY

Follow This

Autonomous sensory meridian response

Misophonia

NETFLIX DOES NOT CARE IF YOU HATE THE AUTO-PLAY TRAILER FEATURE

Mr. Robot to Go Offline After Season 4

‘TOP GEAR HOST RICHARD HAMMOND GASSED BY BURGLARS… While in Saint-Tropez

AT THE LIBRARY

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier

Waking up with Sam Harris #136 – DIGITAL HUMANISM

MORON OF THE WEEK

Columbus man starts movement to fight scooter regulations

FEEDBACK LOOP

David Begnaud on Twitter

5 Crazy Dangers of Sex You Had No Idea Existed

Waze is doing ride share?

Buzzword Bingo!!!

Your favorite scooter company in the Baltimore inner harbor

How Apple’s iOS 12 Password AutoFill Feature Works With 1Password

1Password Travel Mode