Ep 312: Red Hot Chili Tomatoes

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 17, 2019

Worldwide data grabs; sunscreen & science; I am the eggman; Bird censoring; WeChat about Chinese dystopias; now that’s a spicy CRISPR tomato; AI translation; Bird Box challenges; suing Bandersnatch; [email protected]; Clear & Vivid; Star Trek timelines; approval junkies; fully immersive toilet experiences.

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Show Notes



Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?

Don’t Abandon Sunscreen Just Yet

SUPERRIDE Self Balancing Electric Unicycle S1000 – One Wheel Electric Scooter with Single Fat Tire & 1000W Motor

An Egg Has Beaten Kylie Jenner’s Record for the Most Liked Photo on Instagram

The Unique Pleasures of Watching Alexa Deny Children What They Want

Chevrolet Silverado To Be Advertised On Amazon Boxes In Industry First


Bird Scooter tried to censor my Boing Boing post with a legal threat that’s so stupid, it’s a whole new kind of wrong

Bird apologizes for attempting to take down Boing Boing story about hacking its scooters

To Cover China, There’s No Substitute for WeChat

Our dystopian cyberpunk here and now

Venture capitalist: AI will displace 40 percent of world’s jobs in as soon as 15 years

Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence

The Jordan Harbinger Show 139: Kai-Fu Lee | What Every Human Being Should Know about AI Superpowers

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee

Scientists Are Using CRISPR to Make Spicy Tomatoes

Walgreens Tests Digital Cooler Doors With Cameras to Target You With Ads

Google looking at AI, transcription to search, analyze, and instantly translate podcasts


Bird Box

The Dark Knight

‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ publisher sues Netflix over ‘Bandersnatch’

[email protected]

Follow This – Scooter Wars

Bad Times at the El Royale


Clear and Vivid with Alan Alda

Underworld – New songs, remixes etc

CBS’ Picard series will loosely tie in with JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’

Frank Castle is back to his vigilante ways in trailer for The Punisher S2

The Grand Tour

Frankie and Grace

Star Trek: Discovery

Game of Thrones Trailer


Approval Junkie: My Heartfelt (and Occasionally Inappropriate) Quest to Please Just About Everyone, and Ultimately Myself by Faith Salie


Kohler’s smart toilet promises a ‘fully-immersive experience’

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ Inspires Teen, Leads to ‘Predictable Result’


Corner Gas

3D Robotics

Dog Does Bird Box Challenge

Super Listener Chad

Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence

Face unlock can easily be defeated with a photo on many popular phones, study finds

BBC News – US driver in ‘Bird Box blindfold’ crashes in Utah

Poland arrests Huawei and Orange employees in ‘spying’ case

Do you share your Netflix password? New AI can ‘sniff out’ unauthorised sharing


Bidding Farewell To ‘Hello, Dolly!’: Actress Carol Channing Dies At 97