Ep 286: Back With Another One of Those Blockchain Beats

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  October 4, 2018

Leave Facebook, if you dare; Amazon wage increase; Musk SEC settlement; CA sued for Net Neutrality Bill; Devil’s Triangle; shoe gazing supergroup; Tea & booze with the Dames; the Notorious RBG; Joan Jett; Molly’s Game; Blockchain for Brexit, Lettuce & Life; Incept: Web 4.0?

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

A Wise Man Leaves Facebook By Kara Swisher

Would you leave Facebook if you could take all your friends and photos with you?

IN THE NEWS

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all US employees

Elon Musk’s Sec Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

Elon Musk ‘Nuts’ To Call For AI Regulation, Says Facebook’s Chief AI Scientist

Tesla asks employees to beta test its full self-driving system

CA governor signs net neutrality bill into law, Justice Department sues

California will require women on corporate boards under bill signed by Brown

Project Atlas

Children Who Get Less Screen Time Think Better, Study Finds

The Debate Over “Devil’s Triangle” Shows Wikipedia at Its Best

MEDIA CANDY

Lush’s Miki Berenyi forms supergroup featuring members of Elastica, Moose and Modern English

The Good Place

Tea with the Dames

Which Tea With the Dames Dame Are You?

RBG

Joan Jett: ‘My Lot in Life Is to Battle’

Bad Reputation Trailer

BURT REYNOLDS HONORED AT NY CAR SHOW … 100-Trans Am Salute!!!

AT THE LIBRARY

Molly’s Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World

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

Blood Communion – Anne Rice

Agency by William Gibson

Option Deal Signed – Dennis E. Taylor

MORON OF THE WEEK

Blockchain may resolve Irish border Brexit problem: Hammond

No, blockchain can’t solve the Irish border problem

FEEDBACK LOOP

A 183-year-old law created for horse-drawn carriages has frustrated Silicon Valley’s buzziest startups

Flatulence Filtering Men’s Hipsters

MoviePass Is Now Re-Enrolling Former Customers in an ‘Unlimited’ Plan Unless They ‘Opt Out’

No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data

Cunni: The Smart Oral Sex Toy

WhatsApp cofounder: “I sold my users’ privacy”

Finally: The FCC Is Fighting Back Against Robocalls

We hired ethical hackers to hack a family’s smart home — here’s how it turned out

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

Can you tell a fake video from a real one?

How hard is it to make a believable deepfake?

M1 Finance

Emergency Rooms Say People Are Getting Really Hurt on Electric Scooters

Walmart plans to use blockchain to track lettuce