Ep 99: Because Freedom!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  March 6, 2015

Troll fails & wins, Hillary’s email, hot Prius talk, the literal poop hits the fan turbine, Kickstarter fails yet again, Tinder goes ageist, Facebook looks at your account, there is no blue, ad agency tearjerkers & lasers on sharks!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Distil Union – Wally Bifold Slim Leather Wallet

Ikea Wants You to Wirelessly Charge Your Smartphone on Tables, Desks, and Lamps

The Unbearable Lightness of Tweeting – What good is twitter?

The Semi-Retirement Myth

The Beater Meter

When Did Banks Stop Accepting Coin Deposits?

IN THE NEWS

Curt Schilling goes after the trolls who went after his daughter

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

Google: The Mobile-Friendly Ranking Factor Runs In Real-Time & Is On A Page-By-Page Basis

Google Is Slowly Phasing Out Google+

You’re Paying Too Much for Wireless – Here’s how Google will change that

Are You 30? Tinder Has Officially Decided You’re Old.

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus To Plead Guilty In Case Involving Former Mistress

Petraeus Is Getting Off Easy, But Not All Intel Leakers Are So Lucky

The epic rise and fall of Fab.com is finally complete

There’s Nothing Quaint About Etsy’s IPO

Strippers Go Undercover on Snapchat

If you love something, set it free

Portland installs turbines in their city water pipes, powers city by flushing toilets

The Bruised Woman on This Billboard Heals Faster as More Passersby Look at Her

SECURITY? HAH!

Hillary Clinton exclusively used private email while secretary of state

Lockheed Martin’s laser can stop a truck from over a mile away

Think you have the right to demand police identify themselves? Look closer.

Uber Suffers Data Breach: 50,000 Affected

Uber subpoenas GitHub in search for hacker of driver database

Facebook Employees can Access your Account without Password

Facebook explains when and why it peeps at your account

Detecting trends from images uploaded to a social network

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Lawrence W. Lee

AT THE LIBRARY

Lock In by John Scalzi

Something Quite Peculiar by Steve Kilbey

Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Push for Pizza

This wearable predicts when you have to poop

Twitter Vets Launch OneShot, An App For Highlighting And Tweeting Screenshots Of Text

OneShot

MEDIA CANDY

The Fall

StarTalk Live!

No one could see the color blue until modern times

Colors

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Find the #1 Song on the Day You Were Born

Loser.com

Extremely cool pop-art prayer candles

It Only Takes 30 Seconds to Find Out Why People Are Falling in Love With This Video

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Pop Diva Lights