Ep 301: Useful Idiots

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  November 29, 2018

Facebook admissions; everyone’s an influencer; fake trumps real; Russia fines Google; holiday tech talk; GPS as a tech prosthetic; Elon goes to Mars; Ohio wants your bitcoin; no collusion; Singularity Trap; ban billionaires; normalizing new age; pooping legos.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

USPS patches API flaw that exposed data on 60 million users (update)

Horrified Nation Wakes Up On Cyber Monday To Find Amazon Echo Devices Embedded Beneath Skin

IN THE NEWS

Everything Facebook Admitted Just Before Thanksgiving When No One Would Notice

Everyone Wants to ‘Influence’ You

Study: It only takes a few seconds for bots to spread misinformation

GM cuts workers and plants as it shifts focus to electric vehicles

Russia may fine Google for failing to remove banned websites

How to Choose Between Google and Alexa in 2018

Do you really need a tablet?

GPS makes you worse at navigation, but that’s ok

Elon Musk says there’s a ’70 percent’ chance he’ll move to Mars

Ohio is the first state to accept bitcoin for paying business taxes

Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say

Here’s How Long It’d Take You to Poop a Lego

MEDIA CANDY

Universal Music Group Files a Lawsuit Against PokerNews for Infringing Works on Podcasts

Earlonne Woods, Co-Host Of ‘Ear Hustle’ Podcast, Gets Prison Sentence Commuted

This Map Is Made From Over 1,000 Song Titles That Cleverly Reference Each Location

Dandy Warhols – Why You So Crazy

Andy Stochansky is back as White Elephant Orchestra! Playing live November 29th, 2018 at Hotel Café, 7pm sharp.

Contact

The Final Table

AT THE LIBRARY

The Singularity Trap by Dennis E. Taylor

Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown

MORON OF THE WEEK

Billionaires Made So Much Money Last Year They Could End Extreme Poverty Seven Times

Ban Billionaires T-Shirt

How Marianne Williamson’s presidential bid is normalizing New Age spirituality

FEEDBACK LOOP

BAYESIAN NETWORK – JAVA IMPLEMENTATION

Wanted: The ‘perfect babysitter.’ Must pass AI scan for respect and attitude.

Automatically delete your old tweets with TweetDelete.net

Social Book Post Manager – Chrome Web Store – Google Chrome

Cyber Weekend Sale: 30% or more off all Snapchat Spectacles!

Facebook documents seized in ‘unprecedented’ move by UK parliament

Atari Gameband officially cancelled; Kickstarter backers may not receive refund

Technical foul: Amazon suffers data snafu days before Black Friday, emails world+dog

99% Off Sale – Cards Against Humanity

Jony Ive and Marc Newson designed a $250,000 all-diamond ring for charity

China’s Bike-Sharing Disaster

China Uncensored

How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes

M1 Finance – Team Jason

M1 Finance – Team Brian