Ep 350: Cangaroooooo!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  June 5, 2019

Tech don’t care; more unintended consequences; FTC, DOJ mull tech antitrust; blitzup bop; Hyperloop, scaled down; Apple news; iTunes is dead, finally; YouTube’s pedophilia algorithm is a feature, not a problem; Deadwood wrap-up; Good Omens; Britpop; Factfulness; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

CRISPR Baby Mutation Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death

IN THE NEWS

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe

U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Workers Came Up With a Brilliant Plan to Use Postmates’ Exploitative Platform Against Itself

The Hyperloop Has Taken a Detour

BBM Shuts Down Today Due To Lack Of Users

The iPad is getting its own OS

Apple’s new Sidecar feature is great for users, but third-parties take a hit

Apple will soon require apps with any third-party logins to offer Sign In With Apple also

Apple announces separate Music, Podcast and TV apps for Mac

Maxed out Mac Pro with Pro Display XDR could reach $50,000, estimate suggests

On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles

MEDIA CANDY

The Gorgeous First Trailer for Ron Moore’s For All Mankind Teases a Space Race That Doesn’t End on the Moon

Deadwood Movie

Third and final season of ‘Jessica Jones,’ Marvel’s last Netflix series, arrives June 14th

Good Omens

Always Be My Maybe

Silicon Valley Will Close Up Shop After Season 6

Britpop Revival Show

Sleeper – The Modern Age

The Cure perform Disintegration | Full Set | Sydney Opera House

The Creative Life of Jim Henson Explored in a Six-Part Documentary Series

AT THE LIBRARY

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling et al

New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050

Fall, or Dodge in Hell

FEEDBACK LOOP

Silent Mode Timer

Amazon defends UK role as ‘clicks and mortar’ pop-ups launch

Swedish Startup to Bring Pogo Sticks to S.F. as E-Scooter Alternative

Truck full of scooters catches fire in downtown Austin

DIY Facial Recognition for Porn Is a Dystopian Disaster

Seaside Heights Photographer Fights Facebook For Her Video Rights

Meh t-shirt

Apple Is Selling Your iTunes Listening Data Despite Its Privacy Claims, a Lawsuit Alleges

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Christopher Lochhead’s Follow Your Different Podcast with Max Temkin