Ep 279: Live from Fireside 2018

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 10, 2018

Coming to you live in front of a studio audience from the 2018 Fireside Conference in Canada, where the milk comes in bags and the vodka comes in cans; AI buzzword bingo; what not to do as a start up; Elon Musk, up in smoke; Stop BEZOS Act; you can’t give away crypto; white hats go rogue; send in the mounties!

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Show Notes

IN THE NEWS

5 must-have AI readiness strategies for business

will.i.am believes he’s building the future’s voice-based operating system (yes, really)

Tesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show

In A New Email, Elon Musk Accused A Cave Rescuer Of Being A “Child Rapist” And Said He “Hopes” There’s A Lawsuit

Scooting to Class

Bernie Sanders introduces ‘Stop BEZOS Act’ in the Senate

Google researchers say the tech industry has contributed to an ‘attention crisis’

The search for JOMO: New research on digital wellbeing

SECURITY HAH!

White-Hats Go Rogue, Attack Financial Institutions

Public IP Addresses of Tor Sites Exposed via SSL Certificates

Thousands of unsecured 3D printers discovered online

APPS & DOODADS

Chrome 69 Released With Enhanced Security, Customization, and Design

Thermacell’s Radius Zone System Is Built to Banish Mosquitoes From Your Backyard

BRIC-A-BRAC

The Republic of Indian Stream: The Forgotten Country Between the U.S. and Canada

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser resurfaces for rare live performance in London

Gross New Study Could Help Explain Why You Get Sick When You Fly

How The Favorite Alcohol In European Countries Has Changed Over Time, Mapped

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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Burt Reynolds, Star of ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ Dies at 82