Ep 288: Ten Times the Nerve

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  October 11, 2018

SpaceX launch; police use Fitbit data; IoT privacy, botnets & California; Google+ gone; your Smart Speaker friends; Facebook Portal, Verizon’s lies; Bird delivery; SnapCrap; Mr. Bean; Jawbreaker; Banksy; listener feedback; we have reached peak stupid.

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Show Notes

IN THE NEWS

Fitbit data used to charge 90-year-old man in gruesome hacking murder case

Information privacy: connected devices.

California cracks down on Internet of Crap passwords with new law to stop the botnets

Google is shutting down Google+ following massive data exposure

The Way We Use Smart Speakers Continues to Evolve

Facebook’s Portal Device Has A Tracking Camera And Knows When You’re Home

Portal from Facebook

After throttling firefighters, Verizon praises itself for “sav[ing] lives”

Bird’s new scooter delivery service could become a clever hack around city regulation

The Mat Talk Podcast Network

You Can Now Use ‘Snapcrap’ to Report Piles of Literal Shit on SF’s Streets

MEDIA CANDY

Rowan Atkinson Announces That He’s Finished With Mr Bean

Cloud Atlas

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season two premieres January 17th

Four Sheets!

Jawbreaker (live concert) – August 23rd, 1992, McGreggors, Elmhurst, IL

Jawbreaker – The Fillmore – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Experiments in Terror: Halloween Music for 2018

Free Solo 360 | National Geographic

Dr. Death

Premiering Tonight/Today/Whenever the fuck the time is where you are…..Here’s a video update of Ship Of Fools……

MORON OF THE WEEK

Guy Puts Girlfriend Up For Sale On eBay And Her Price Reaches £70,000

Modobag: World’s First Motorized, Rideable Luggage!

Banksy on Instagram

Banksy ‘prank’ sees artwork shred itself after being sold for more than £1 million at auction

Chance The Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Mental Health Services

FEEDBACK LOOP

Engadget: Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 bug.

Say hello to bangs.

Amazon to cut bonuses, stock benefits as it raises wages

Amazon eliminating bonuses, stock awards to help pay for raises

NZ to fine travellers who refuse to hand over phone passwords at border

NodeHost

Limit Theory cancelled, six years after Kickstarter

Share Your DNA, Get Shares: Startup Files an Unusual Offering

Beer That Learns

Muse – The Brain Sensing Headband

Watch RBG

Sans Forgetica

BookPlayer

BookPlayer Source Code

Christchurch map for Lime scooters revealed

Hundreds of shared electric scooters proposed for Christchurch, Auckland

700 shared electric scooters to be let loose on Christchurch streets