Ep 339: Let Them Eat Cake

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  April 25, 2019

Capitalism in crisis; viva la revolution; shutting down social media; rejecting Silicon Valley education; Facebook antitrust case; Alexa, let me tell you about my mother; firefighting drones; the Spiderverse; punk podcasts; ex-goth President; feedback; more eggs; 555; AI beer; San Fran’s poop patrol.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Capitalism in crisis: U.S. billionaires worry about the survival of the system that made them rich

Disney CEO Bob Iger’s compensation is “insane,” says Abigail Disney

Organizers of the Google Walkout Say They’ve Been Threatened With Demotion

IN THE NEWS

Sri Lankan government blocks social media and imposes curfew following deadly blasts

Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.

Can Antitrust Law Rein in Facebook’s Data-Mining Profit Machine?

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook: a turning point in the debate over Big Tech and monopoly

FTC considering taking ‘direct aim’ at Mark Zuckerberg as it investigates Facebook privacy lapses

Talking to a therapist through Alexa could make mental health care more accessible

Sony launches a taxi-hailing app to rival Uber in Tokyo

JCPenney drops Apple Pay support from retail stores and app

DJI R&D head dreams of drones fighting fires by the thousands in ‘aerial aqueduct’

Drone Pilots Deserve Privacy Too

MEDIA CANDY

Spiderman Into the Spiderverse

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Bad Times at the El Royale

Catwoman Will Be Played By a Different Actress in the Gotham Season Finale

PODCAST WARS: $100 MILLION STARTUP LUMINARY LAUNCHES TOMORROW WITHOUT REPLY ALL OR THE DAILY

Andrew Yang Promises To Be First Ex-Goth President—Says He is Cure, Depeche Mode, and Siouxsie Fan

FEEDBACK LOOP

Here’s One Area Where PS5 and Xbox Scarlett Could Make Huge Progress In

Eggs & Breast Cancer

Chinese Internet Slang

16 Arrested In Chicago Theft of 100 Car2go Mercedes

How Artificial Intelligence Is Used To Make Beer

The Amount of Poop on San Francisco’s Streets Has Hit an All-Time High

Tech’s new stars have it all—except a path to high profits

Firefighters had a secret weapon when Notre Dame caught fire: A robot named ‘Colossus’