Ep 376: Beardy Robots

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 11, 2019

More MIT Media Lab; that Equifax settlement; Facebook’s cheating, er dating app; please regulate us, says Microsoft; AI coming for small tasks; Walter Mosley quits Star Trek; the Spy; Whitney Cummings; vinyl rising; Korn’s podcast; robot priests help your soul; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Director of M.I.T.’s Media Lab Resigns After Outcry Over Jeffrey Epstein Ties

On Joi and MIT by Lawrence Lessig

Apple tweaked App Store searches so its apps don’t always rank first

Those Equifax asshole don’t really want to pay

If You Asked for $125 from the Equifax Settlement, You Need to Verify Your Claim

IN THE NEWS

Facebook broke democracy — now it’s coming for your marriage

Please Regulate Us by Brad Smith, President of Microsoft

AI Is Coming for Your Favorite Menial Tasks

MEDIA CANDY

Author Walter Mosley Quits ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ After Using N-Word in Writers Room

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

Super Hi-Fi Granted U.S. Patent for Its AI-Powered MagicStitch Streaming Technology

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2

The Spy with Sacha Baron Cohen

Whitney Cummings – Can I Touch It?

Fleabag, a second time around

J. Grant Brittain: Skate Photographer

J. Grant Brittain Instagram

Vinyl set to outsell CDs for first time since 1986

Even Korn can’t resist releasing its own branded fictional podcast miniseries

Bauhaus Reunite with Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, and David J for Hollywood Gig November 3rd

MORON OF THE WEEK

Robot priests can bless you, advise you, and even perform your funeral

FEEDBACK LOOP

Libro.fm

Detroit Tigers prospect dies after electric skateboard accident

‘Who the f*ck is Tool?’ Fans freak over ‘unknown’ band dethroning Taylor Swift

Ready Player One is coming true

Holy ads, Batman!

Pirated textbooks & essays are full of malware

How to use Apple Card

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