Ep 85: You and I are Pilgrims of the Grid

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  November 21, 2014

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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Show Notes

INTRO

Irving Azoff Threatens to Yank 20,000 Songs From YouTube

TIDAL – High Fidelity Music Streaming

Grumpy Old Geeks – We Should Have Stuck With Tape

After Show Me Your Mic #59 with Jason DeFillippo

THE DRINKING JACKET: the Ultimate Drinking Accessory!

pzizz 3.0 for iOS

pzizz website

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Vapid podcast episodes 8-10

Hover.com

Linode

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

SECURITY? HAH!

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

MEDIA CANDY

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

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Ride Reunite, Announce World Tour

Ride on iTunes