In the strangest episode to date, Jason buries the tin-foil hat & Brian takes up the mantle of Grumpy Prime. Uber Incompetence is on the rise. WTF was Mattel thinking? Podcasting renaissance is balderdash. No sparks actually fly over Amanda f’in Palmer.
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TIDAL – High Fidelity Music Streaming
Grumpy Old Geeks – We Should Have Stuck With Tape
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THE DRINKING JACKET: the Ultimate Drinking Accessory!
pzizz 3.0 for iOS
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
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IN THE NEWS
Cabs Cause Gridlock At SFO To Protest Uber, Lyft And Sidecar
Uber executive Emil Michael suggests exposing ‘personal lives and families’ of female reporters who write negatively about car hire app
Sarah Lacy on Exec’s Plan to Smear Her: “Every Woman Using Uber Should Be Scared.”
The moment I learned just how far Uber will go to silence journalists and attack women
“God View”: Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations
A Leaked Internal Uber Presentation Shows What The Company Really Values In Its Employees
Introducing data center fabric, the next-generation Facebook data center network
Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands
The Fall of Facebook
Westsiders Are Reportedly Joining Forces To Drive Out Shortcut-Loving Waze Users
Why Adele was right to ignore Bob Geldof and Band Aid
How 18 inmates at California’s notorious San Quentin prison learn to code
Barbie book about programming tells girls they need boys to code for them
PS: “All five reviews for the two-book set on Amazon are from baffled parents wondering why a called “I Can be a Computer Engineer” is sending the opposite message. ”
GET A FUCKING EDITOR!!! Love JPD.
Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry – in full
Twitter opens its archive of every public tweet ever sent
16 Reasons Why Taco Bell Wins At Social Media
Brand of the Day: Yes, TGI Fridays Is Bringing Its In-Restaurant Mistletoe Drones to the U.S.
Heat Your House with Someone Else’s Computers
NYC to blanket the city in free public Wi-Fi with 10,000 stations
How Obama Endangered Us All With Stuxnet
The Feds Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ in Planes to Spy on Our Phone Calls
Typewriters are back, and we have Edward Snowden to thank.
Voiceprints being harvested by the millions
Anonymous statement: KKK is a terrorist group, KKK responds poorly
AT THE LIBRARY
Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Cory Doctorow
The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Amanda Palmer makes a decision about Jian Ghomeshi in the most Amanda-Palmer way possible
Amanda Palmer refuses to take a stand on Jian Ghomeshi
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid Camera
Why stars love Polaroid’s retro chic: no risk of embarrassing uploads on the net
Man School #77: The Self-Made Man
Serial by Bob Leftshitz
Success And ‘Serial’ Backlash
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World
New Age Bullshit Generator
Map Shows How Likely You Are To Step In Poop
Ride Reunite, Announce World Tour
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