Ep 344: Dorf on Glue

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  May 16, 2019

Uber’s unsurprising IPO; airport facial recognition; Facebook steps up for moderators; Google backs out of the cloud; Amazon get cash, cashiers; fear-based social media; Amazon’s automation plan; be a delivery entrepreneur; Game of Thrones; the Wandering Earth; old man’s festivals; Adam Savage; the Daily Stoic; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Tidying Up Has Created a Flood of Clothing Donations No One Wants

Uber’s Market Debut Disappoints: Most Anticipated IPO Since Facebook A Dud

Tech Companies Are Deleting Evidence of War Crimes

Yes, Americans can opt-out of airport facial recognition — here’s how

IN THE NEWS

For Once, We Have Good News About Facebook and Content Moderators

Google Is Making a Powerful Change in Its Devices

Amazon’s Cashless, Cashierless Store Now Accepts Cash, Has Cashiers

Flexa will let you pay at Whole Foods using your bitcoin

The rise of fear-based social media like Nextdoor, Citizen, and now Amazon’s Neighbors

Even Facebook’s co-founder thinks it should be broken up

Exclusive: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs

Amazon’s latest warehouse machine demonstrates the slow drip of automation

Amazon to pay employees to start their own package delivery businesses

MEDIA CANDY

Game of Thrones Recap: How to Ruin Every Beloved Character

‘The Orville’ Renewed For Season 3 By Fox

Fleabag Season 2 – May 17

Amazon Beams Up Global Rights To CBS All Access’ Jean-Luc Picard ‘Star Trek’ Series

The Cure enlists Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses for Pasadena Daydream Festival

Levar Burton Reads

AT THE LIBRARY

Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It by Adam Savage

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman

Delta-V by Daniel Suarez

FEEDBACK LOOP

Twitter iOS Location Bug

School districts are spending more on social media monitoring technology, but there is little evidence it is keeping students safer.

Uber Is ‘Worth’ Twice As Much As Ford Because That’s the Insane World We Live In Now

Uber isn’t screwed. There are a ton of ways it could become a profitable monster.

Rabid Raccoon Found In Parkville Area

One-off injection may drastically reduce heart attack risk

Beyond Meat’s scorching-hot IPO has shades of the dot-com bubble

Man dies in hospital after crashing off Lime scooter in Brisbane

A woman was beaten to death with an electric scooter, police say

Bird is now selling its electric scooters directly to consumers

Facial recognition wrongly identifies public as potential criminals 96% of time, figures reveal

Two lawmakers urge the FTC to consider harsher penalties against Facebook

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Tim Conway, star of the ‘Carol Burnett Show,’ dies at 85