Ep 290: The Other Shoe

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  October 19, 2018

Nice guys finish last; Legend or Loser?; RIP Paul Allen; Russians scrape faces off Facebook; IRC turns 30; your DNA is out there; Magic Leap may be a leap, someday; Good Omens; Music Modernization Act; Pod Save America; 99 Cents; My god, it’s full of stars.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Nearly Every Real FCC Public Comment Supported Net Neutrality, Stanford Study Says

IN THE NEWS

Researchers Think They Know Why Nice Guys Finish Last

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen dies at age 65 after a battle with cancer

Facebook Says Russian Firms ‘Scraped’ Data, Some for Facial Recognition

It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads

Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

So many people have had their DNA sequenced that they’ve put other people’s privacy in jeopardy

Sears, the store that changed America, declares bankruptcy

Inequality in Silicon Valley is getting worse: Wages are down for everyone but the top 10 percent

When Can the Government Shoot Down Civilian Drones?

Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users’ data

Magic Leap’s conference teases the thrilling potential of what its hardware can’t yet provide

MEDIA CANDY

Watch the trailer for Amazon’s Good Omens, from Neil Gaiman

House of Cards

Rosanne Barr on Joe Rogan

Trump Signs Landmark Music Bill Into Law

The Music Modernization Act: What Is It & Why Does It Matter? (Guest Column)

Kanye West Just Showed the Whole World His iPhone Passcode

Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever

Podnews – Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand

Legends and Losers 220: Jason DeFillippo Grumpy Old Geeks & The Jordan Harbinger Show Podcast CoHost

The Good Place

Pod Save America

AT THE LIBRARY

2001: A Space Odyssey

Stranger in a Strange Land

MORON OF THE WEEK

Would You Pay a Random Website 99 Cents to Find Out Who Else Paid It 99 Cents?

All the dumb things? Blink 182 front man’s UFO project $37 million in debt

FEEDBACK LOOP

Red Hat welcomes milestone addition to Open Invention Network as Microsoft joins to safeguard Linux from patent attacks

musicForProgramming

The Engineer in the Google vs. Uber ‘Stolen Tech’ Case Really Was Terrible

New Pennsylvania bill will fine drone operators up to $300 for invading privacy

A Smart Robot For Your Pet – VARRAM

A mysterious grey-hat is patching people’s outdated MikroTik routers

BBC News – Mobike: Hundreds of Manchester police incidents revealed

FastPeopleSearch

FastPeopleSearch Removal Tool

RPG on IBM i for Newbies and Upgraders Part 1

Identity inference of genomic data using long-range familial searches

Spot the robot dog dancing to UpTown Funk

Nine Colorful Office Chairs Autonomously Perform a Choreographed Dance Upon a Highly Polished Floor

Star Trek Tour

NAUGHTY ‘NAUTS Sex robots ‘will colonise MARS’ says love-bot tester who spent $200,000 on droids

Spot the robot dog dancing to UpTown Funk