Ep 292: Ethical Old Geeks

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  October 25, 2018

Apple data; Lime life; AI, Silicon Valley & ethics; holistic cybersecurity; drone armies; salaries on the blockchain; Disgraceland; Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage & Netflix; Quincy; coddling the American mind; Dungeons & Dragons; Lestat; Assange; Orinoco Flow.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

‘You Are All Inside Amazon’s Second Headquarters,’ Jeff Bezos Announces To Horrified Americans As Massive Dome Envelops Nation

Lime is building its first scooter “lifestyle brand store” in LA

Establishing an AI code of ethics will be harder than people think

Who Will Teach Silicon Valley to Be Ethical?

This CEO is paying 600,000 strangers to help him build human-powered AI that’s ‘whole orders of magnitude better than Google’

IN THE NEWS

NAORIS

Germany calls for global minimum tax on large tech companies

Feds Order Company to Stop Shuttling Florida Kids to School in Autonomous Bus

Ford will test self-driving cars in Washington, DC, with an emphasis on ‘equity’

CAN A DRONE ARMY DELIVER DARA THAT $120 MILLION BONUS?

Salaries for blockchain engineers are skyrocketing, now on par with AI experts

Amazon Pushes ICE to Buy Its Face Recognition Surveillance Tech

You Are Jeff Bezos

MEDIA CANDY

The Extraordinary Accomplishment of Serial Season 3

Disgraceland

Daredevil Season 3 Is a Great Reminder That It’s Harder to Be a Hero Than a Villain

Holy Cow, Iron Fist Has Been Canceled By Netflix

Sweet Christmas, Netflix and Marvel Just Canceled Luke Cage, Too

Quincy

Sail Away: How Enya’s “Orinoco Flow” Went From a Hit to a Punch Line to a Pop Culture Anthem

Bitcoin Poorly Explained

AT THE LIBRARY

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

New D&D art book delivers the history of the original role-playing game

So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

MORON OF THE WEEK

Julian Assange is fighting the Ecuadorian government over a cat

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Wears ‘Star Trek’ Uniform in Space (Photo)

FEEDBACK LOOP

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica

Seven years after Nature, pilot study compares Wikipedia favorably to other encyclopedias in three languages

Wikipedia Or Encyclopædia Britannica: Which Has More Bias?

I love you like a fat lady loves apples (requires Flash)

A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany

Joe’s Blockchain Presentation (requires registration)

IntelTechniques

IntelTechniques Workbook

Schlage smart locks gain Amazon Alexa voice unlocking

Cisco wants option to contest decryption notices in court

Australia’s encryption-busting bill also after PINs, passwords

Apple says decryption should ‘alarm every Australian’

Scotty Doesn’t Know: prankster takes over Scott Morrison’s website

THE HTC EXODUS BLOCKCHAIN PHONE COMES INTO FOCUS