Jason’s live at DerbyCon; a # is not consent; offloading our memories; Du Hast vomiting rainbows; algorithms will beat your fantasy team; dislike this; #KardBlock’n the dom; mystery emojis; making Steve Jobs boring; Snowden, Maher & Dawkins lose it.
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IN THE NEWS
The internet is eating your memory, but something better is taking its place
Snapchat buys Looksery, a 2-year-old startup that lets you Photoshop your face while you video chat
Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight
DraftKings vs. FanDuel: Whoever wins, it won’t be you
Apple Car shipments aimed for 2019, Apple said to speed up development
A New Light-Based Memory Chip Could Change the Fundamentals of Computing
First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands
This Is Apple’s Weird New Emoji
How the Church of Scientology fought the Internet—and why it lost
Facebook to roll out a ‘dislike’ button … what’s not to like?
Selfies have killed more people than sharks this year, reports show
iOS 9 Lock Screen Exploit Gives Evildoers Access to Your Photos and Contacts
France Rejects Google Appeal on Cleaning Up Search Results Globally
Techie finds 1.5 MEELLION US medical records exposed on Amazon’s AWS
Yet another pre-installed spyware app discovered on Lenovo computers
Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Thought about you when I saw this
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Jeremy Clarkson’s Amazon Prime show could be called ‘Gear Knobs’
Francis Lawrence Directing Neil Gaiman ‘Neverwhere’ Adaptation for TV
Prometheus 2 Is Actually Called Alien: Paradise Lost
Rammstein In Amerika
MORON OF THE WEEK
Edward Snowden has a really good theory as to why we’ve never heard from aliens
Richard Dawkins Has a Conspiracy Theory: ‘Clock Kid’ Ahmed Mohamed ‘Wanted to Be Arrested’
Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins sink to new lows: Trolling a child in the name of Islamaphobia is not “passion for truth”
Can You Solve Einstein’s Riddle?
“Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him …(Oh, man, this is so bad, it’s good)… A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.”
You’re not irrational, you’re just quantum probabilistic: Researchers explain human decision-making with physics theory
Two Supermassive Black Holes Are Going To Collide And Here’s What Will Happen
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