Ep 330: Bush League

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  March 25, 2019

Our 6 year anniversary; Florida Man meme; escooter fatalities; everything is good, no wait bad; FCC’s commenting problem; Myspace blanked; Moviepass does not understand unlimited; Patreon goes Pro; EU fines Google, again; Clint Watts; AI art & memories of KPT Bryce; Facebook’s plaintext passwords; Bill & Ted; the fall of Theranos; Apple product drop; Digital Minimalism; Shabbat Shalom.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Police Investigate 1st Dockless Scooter Fatality in San Diego

Santa Monica scooter rider killed in hit-and-run

When the Rules Disappear – How the American fervor for deregulation contributed to the 737 Max crashes.

Money-losing companies that went public in 2018 did better than profitable ones

Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says

Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended as heart attack preventative for older adults

Kickstarter Employees Plan To Unionise

IN THE NEWS

FCC Admits in Court That It Can’t Track Who Submits Fake Comments

Myspace loses all content uploaded before 2016

MoviePass brings back unlimited plan with heavy caveats

Patreon launches Pro and Premium tiers to compete with Facebook and YouTube

THE EU HITS GOOGLE WITH A THIRD BILLION-DOLLAR FINE. SO WHAT?

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Messing with the Enemy – Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News by Clint Watts

NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes

KPT Bryce

Flood of 4K James Bond Leaks Further Point to iTunes Breach

AT&T and Comcast claim “anti-robocalling milestone” with new Caller ID tech

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years

Keeping Passwords Secure

Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia

Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint over iOS Screen Time

MEDIA CANDY

The Punisher S02

Workin’ Moms

Happy Frellin’ 20th! Beloved Sci-Fi Series ‘Farscape’ Now on Amazon Prime

Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music Announcement

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019 Movie) New Trailer

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The Dropout Podcast

The Dropout on 20/20

American Gods Will Get Another Season…and Another New Showrunner

Should This Exist? By WaitWhat

Moby’s new album is exclusive to the Calm meditation app

APPS AND DOODADS

All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability

Apple’s new AirPods come with a wireless charging case, Hey Siri support, and more battery life

RUOQINI Compatible with Apple Watch Band 44mm 40mm [Series 4] 42mm 38mm [Series 3/2/1],Strong Magnetic Closure Leather Loop Replacement Starp Compatible for iWatch

Acer PKB810 Predator Aethon 500 RGB Mechanical Kailh Blue Switch Gaming Keyboard with 100% Anti-Ghosting, All-Key Rollover

NYT Cooking

AT THE LIBRARY

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

ShabbatTimes