Ep 94: Shiny Happy Puppies Holding Hands

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 30, 2015

Uber & GoDaddy, contrasting case studies in using Puppies to win hearts & shut down minds. Drunk Droning! Brian updates hardware, Jason trains his mind. Everyone screws musicians! Every movie ever is being rebooted & m**ther f**kin dragon faucets!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Uber Is Hoping Cute Puppies Will Convince Everyone It’s Not Evil

Outrage spreads after GoDaddy ad ‘Journey Home’ is released

Ad Fumble: GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Puppy Commercial Amid Outrage

HoloLens follow-up. Watch the video.

The iPad Is 5 Years Old Today. You Still Don’t Need One.

Windows 10 looks fresh and exciting. It might even be good.

This Industry Is Still Completely Ridiculous

Actual Idiots Need to Be Told Not to Call 911 About Facebook Outage

How do vaccines cause Autism

Penn & Teller – Bullshit – Vaccines

IN THE NEWS

Instagrammers discover front-page NYT placement by chance

Google Fiber Is Coming to Four More Big Cities

Police say Waze cop-tracker is threat to officers

Uber Study Finds Driving for Uber Is Great. Uber Study Is Flawed.

DMV to reconsider commercial plates for Uber, Lyft drivers

Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools

Twitter tells users to stop posting Instagram links

Study: Complaining on Twitter correlates with heart disease risks

Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It?

Pinterest Plans Ad Offensive

Persons or Businesses Causing Intentional Interference to Wi-Fi Hot Spots Are Subject to Enforcement Action

I have a fiancé, a girlfriend and two boyfriends

Apple Watch on Schedule to Ship in April

Apple Just Had The Biggest Quarterly Earnings Of Any Company Ever

The State of Ello

Hershey’s Just Blocked British Chocolate From Entering The US — And Fans Are Furious

SECURITY? HAH!

Drone crash at White House comes as FAA develops rules

WH drone operator works for intel agency

Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash

Dating site buys back 20 million hacked email addresses

AT THE LIBRARY

Firefight: Reckoners, Book 2 – Sequel to Steelheart

Mitosis: A Reckoners Story

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Dell U2713HM-IPS-LED CVN85 27-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor

Peak – Brain Training

Desert Golfing

Sync Solver for Fitbit

MEDIA CANDY

“The Americans” returns: The new season spins parenthood into a Cold War fable

Is Aphex Twin secretly leaking an entire vault of unreleased music?

Google strong-arms indie musicians into accepting brutal, crowdfunding-killing deal for streaming service

Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key

What should I do about Youtube?

YouTube’s Music Key Terms for Artists, Clarified

Jay Z To Buy Streaming Music Service Aspiro for $56 Million

The Daily Show Wants Musicians To Work For Free

And the All-Female Cast for New “Ghostbusters” Film Is…

Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Revival

Winona Ryder Says ‘Beetlejuice 2’ Is Happening

OOOH FANCY

1996 Lockheed Martin Swathboat / Support Vessel US$ 180,000

Mother fucking dragon faucet in your mother fucking bathroom

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

I Noticed This Tiny Thing On Google Maps. When I Zoomed In… Well, Nothing Could Prepare Me.

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Podcast Awards

Ray Ortega