Ep 96: The Bullshit Engineers

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  February 13, 2015

Blockin’ ads, lyin’ fitbits, dumpin’ on Prius, searchin’ on the dark web, brewin’ expensive tea, laughin’ at Kayne, talikin’ to TVs, dyin’ on Facebook, cryin’ for Aibo, feelin’ bad for shaming, baskin’ in comment love. Or did we misremember it all?

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Show Notes

INTRO

How do I enable Click to Play in Google Chrome?

Science to Yuppies: Your FitBit Is Lying to You

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

Boxed in, wanting out

Take that, Genius: Aphex Twin fans annotate the entire SoundCloud demo dump

Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists

The secret policy war at the Grammys

NET WORTH PERCENTILE RANK CALCULATOR

Your lifetime earnings are probably determined in your 20s

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Buddhify

Blade BLH7680 Nano QX BNF with SAFE (No Transmitter Included)

Syma X11

RCX H250CF-3K FPV Quadcopter (Barebone Frame / H1806 Motor / 12A ESC / 5030 / KK 2.1)

IN THE NEWS

Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About, Featuring President Obama

And Saved You A Click sums it up…

Dying on Facebook Just Got a Little Less Awkward

In Japan, Dog Owners Feel Abandoned as Sony Stops Supporting ‘Aibo’

Another Casualty Of The Booming Tech Industry

Miami cops are falsely reporting their locations on Waze to trick drivers

How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life

Apple and Pinterest Join Forces to Help You Discover New Apps

SECURITY? HAH!

Happy Safer Internet Day!

New agency to sniff out threats in cyberspace

Senate Report Slams Automakers for Leaving Cars Vulnerable to Hackers

Darpa Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

White House Project Will Yield Brain-Based Lie Detectors

Anonymous takes down dozens of “terrorist” social media accounts in #OpISIS

Fearing an FBI raid, researcher publishes 10 million passwords/usernames

have i been pwned?

PwnedList

Samsung SmartTV customers warned personal conversations may be recorded

Some Guy Figured Out How to Delete Every Photo on Facebook

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Romantimatic

Am I Going Down?

Breville BTM800XL One-Touch Tea Maker

Watch The New Phorm iPad Mini Case Generate Physical Keys Out Of Thin Air

Samsung UN55H6350 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV

MEDIA CANDY

CITIZENFOUR

The Trust Engineers

YANSS 043 – The Science of Misremembering with Julia Shaw and Daniel Simons

Freakonomics Radio: How Safe If Your Job?

Netflix launches, then yanks, third season episodes of House of Cards

ABC Revives ‘BattleBots’ As Summer Reality Series

MORON OF THE WEEK

Shirley Manson perfectly nails what’s wrong with Kanye

Beck and Beyonce mash-up ‘Single Loser (Put A Beck On It)’ surfaces online – listen

KANYE WEST: Wants This Photo Removed From The Internet, So Share It Around

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

We Went To A Water Tasting Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

DIHL 33: Highlander 2