Ep 294: We Broke the World

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  November 1, 2018

The digital gap; alt-right on the blockchain; Twitter’s still too late; Silicon Valley vs the homeless; Google & Amazon employee rebellions; radicalizing the world; Daredevil; Discworld’s punk-rock Watch; Massive Attack Banksy tour; Muderbots; bottled air; feedback loop!

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids

RED HYDROGEN ONE REVIEW: ALL HYPE

Tom DeLonge is not reuniting with Blink-182, but Travis Barker is ready to drum again

IN THE NEWS

The Alt-Right’s Favorite Social Network Gab’s Plan To Use Blockchain To Make Itself Indestructible

Twitter says it ‘made a mistake’ for not removing threatening tweets from Florida bomb suspect

Twitter suspends accounts linked to mail bomb suspect

Twitter Should Kill the Retweet

Remember When Longer Tweets Were the Thing That Was Going to Ruin Twitter?

Remove Vanity Metrics for Twitter

Here’s why tech billionaires are fighting over San Francisco’s Prop C ballot measure

Google employees stage a walkout over company’s sexual assault policies

Alphabet exec Rich DeVaul resigns after harassment allegation

This Is How We Radicalized The World

Facebook’s Vision for the Future: Less News Feed, More Stories

WISCONSIN’S $4.1 BILLION FOXCONN BOONDOGGLE

Amazon Smile has raised $100 Million for charities

IBM is making the third-largest tech acquisition ever

Waymo Can Finally Bring Truly Driverless Cars To California

MEDIA CANDY

The Facebook Dilemma: A Two-Night Special Event

Two other Marvel shows on Netflix might be in danger, based on this warning sign

Naomi Watts to Star in ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel for HBO

Avatar Franchise Releases New, Papyrus-Free Logo

Classic Episodes of Jeopardy! Are Now Streaming on Netflix

BBC AMERICA GREENLIGHTS ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES THE WATCH

Dead Can Dance – Dionysus

Massive Attack Announce Mezzanine Anniversary Tour With Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser

AT THE LIBRARY

The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

The Labyrinth Index (Laundry Files Book 9) by Charles Stross

Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

MORON OF THE WEEK

Are You Ready to Turn Your Car Into a Mobile Billboard?

The dystopian business of bottled air

FEEDBACK LOOP

‘The Blowjob Paper:’ Scientists Processed 109 Hours of Oral Sex to Develop an AI that Sucks Dick

Vatican launches Pokémon Go-like game where you collect Catholic saints

How I cheated the Apple Podcast charts for $5

Electric scooters awarded official traffic permit in Germany

GERMAN LAWS FOR ELECTRIC SKATEBOARDS COMING IN 2018

Stats Canada requesting banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge

Ancestry Tracing Websites Turning Over DNA to Law Enforcement

Lawyer suing e-scooter companies calls user agreements “draconian”

La Mia Triumph

Sweden: Lessons for America?

Fired Helsinki Airport security worker has “no regrets” over pink ribbon hassle

Amazon Employees Protesting Sale of Facial Recognition Software