In this episode of Grumpy Old Geeks we talk the dystopian future of The Circle, what are they smoking at Snapchat, anti-rape clothing, sleep tips, working tips, business tips, just the tips. It’s a humdinger!
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Vagabonding and Tim Ferriss’s new book club.
Breaking news: iOS BSOD
Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won
YouTube / Google – algorithm promotes trolls comments – but at least they’re using their “real names”
Facebook may not be cool with the kids anymore, but it doesn’t really matter.
106,185 crashed it all?
Vice investigates Soylent, finds rats and mold
Snapchat Spurned $3 Billion Acquisition Offer from Facebook
Oh, to be 23 and feel invincible. What an idiot. The entire point is to get bought out for FU money.
And in related news, if they took the 3b they might have been able to afford to stay in Venice. God knows I can’t.
Well, this will depress you even more.
Do We Live in the Matrix?
Yes, there is an afterlife?
Reminder: Tomorrow We Live In Gotham City
Fuck yeah McRib!
Google wins decade-long book-scanning lawsuit
Making love is the most enjoyable human activity, a study has found.
Sex and alcohol make you happier than kids and religion, study finds
Wisconsin lawmakers approve ‘revenge porn’ bill
Netflix, YouTube cause dramatic drop in file-sharing traffic
LA school district slows distribution of iPads after hacking incident
Does Bedtime Honey Improve Sleep? Nine Reasons to Think So
Lightbulb based internet!!!
Coffitivity – Coffee shop BG noises. Doesn’t work with Match.
They’re Watching Us: So What?
Did your Adobe password leak? Now you and 150m others can check
Government agency compromised by fake Facebook hottie
UK spies continue “quantum insert” attack via LinkedIn, Slashdot pages by Cyrus Farivar
Silky Honey Pot
San Diego quietly slips facial recognition into the hands of law enforcers
Cisco’s gloomy revenue forecast shows NSA effect starting to hit home
The Useless Web
Fuck me gently with a chainsaw
The only thing I like about the web anymore is amusing educational videos and podcasts
Ball Camera for panos – Every cop car will have one of these in the future and it won’t be for the good of the people.
Of course it’s being crowdfunded. Forehead slap…
William Gibson x Buzz Rickson MA-1
TSA blows a billion bucks on unscientific “behavioral detection” program, reinvents phrenology
Why Are We Building Jailbait Sexbots?