Ep 305: Stay Classy

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  December 13, 2018

A whopper of a deal; walled gardens coming down; app tracking data; Uber has a whistleblower; learning to code; AI dystopia or utopia; bird in the water; Russell Brand; Avengers; Anchorman – Jason loves lamp; Def Leppard & Depeche Mode; a real mechanical Russian turk; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Man charged more than $1,000 for penny Whopper deal at Quartz Hill Burger King

I Guess I’m Back – (Contains boobs and naughty bits)

Audit backs Apple’s denial of Chinese spy chips in servers

Expediting changes to Google+

IN THE NEWS

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

Congressman grills CEO: Does Google know when I move seats?

Google releases Google Earth Studio

Uber allegedly ignored safety warnings before self-driving fatality

I’m a Developer. I Won’t Teach My Kids to Code, and Neither Should You.

The AI crossroads: Dystopia vs. utopia

The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

Bird Bath

MEDIA CANDY

Russell Brand Re:Birth

You (and Your Kids) Can Now Watch the First 6 Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Shorts

Break Out the Peeps-Flavored Chili: The Good Place Will Return for a Fourth Season

Stranger Things Season 3 Has a New Teaser, and You Know What That Means: Episode Titles!

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

“Avengers: Endgame” offers hope for flailing Marvel movies

Alegria – Cirque du Soleil (1994)

Def Leppard – Personal Jesus

AT THE LIBRARY

Artemis: A Novel by Andy Weir

MORON OF THE WEEK

‘Hi-tech robot’ at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit

FEEDBACK LOOP

YOUR BOSS WANTS YOU HEALTHY FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

Uber Is Headed for a Crash

You guys may want to go the Sweden for this, The IT Crowd, a UK comedy.

WordPress Botnet Infects Over 20,000 Sites and Turns Them into Attack Bots

Puzzle solving ‘won’t stop mental decline’

Bird Creates a Car-less Society and Blissful Escape From Traffic in Animated Video

AdGuard DNS

Bloomington garbage fire started by Lime Scooter

Microlino | This is not a Car!

Smart Cars

Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg – Epic Rap Battles of History.

The Cost Of JavaScript In 2018

Electron and the Decline of Native Apps

Six Flags Biometric Case Could Turn One of the Toughest Privacy Laws in the U.S. Upside Down

HOMELAND SECURITY WILL LET COMPUTERS PREDICT WHO MIGHT BE A TERRORIST ON YOUR PLANE — JUST DON’T ASK HOW IT WORKS

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe has entered interstellar space

Russian Blogger Is Cosplaying Different Stars For Low Budget