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Grumpy Old Geeks

Author: Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister with Dave Bittner

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A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.

487 Episodes
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We give, it's Christmastime; how's that crypto going, bro; Apple lowers their app store cut; Buzzfeed acquires HuffPo because…?; Facebook's E.gg on the face; Comcast data caps; its a mess at the FCC & FTC; Facebook, Twitter face content moderation problems; adios, Arecibo; RadioShack in the Land of the Lost; Panopticon worries; Utah monoliths; Shane MacGowan; the Iron Lady; micropayments for artists; Hollywood isn't in Kansas anymore; Jeopardy hosts; AirPod woes; it's all about the grip; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/485
484: Space Karen

484: Space Karen

2020-11-1801:23:28

Pick your machine learning bias; TikTok ban forgotten; DoorDash taking the money & dashing; Uber selling off self-driving unit; Airbnb has some bigots; Austria wants to censor worldwide; another day, another Google fine; Zoomsgiving; Dave's bum is fine; yes, your computer phones home; Big Sur slowdown; Long Way Up; the Crown; Instagram's new features; Zuck's strange decisions; hyperventilate to sober up; Elon would like to speak to the COVID-19 manager; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/484
Canadian complaints; the never ending election; if I only had a brain; Uber, Lyft & DoorDash lie to buy their law, make millions; EU hits Amazon with antitrust charge; AI cracks PDEs; Eric Schmidt moves to Cyprus; fast radio bursts; Silk Road's bitcoin; Furry Season Landscaping; Carfax for cops; Ransomware Facebook ads; virtual Hall of Fame; podcast news; streaming devices; Apple's event; Loser.com; the finances of C19 safe concerts; feedback loop; goodbye, Alex.Show notes at https://gog.show/483
482: Choose Wisely

482: Choose Wisely

2020-11-0401:31:311

It's election day, let's just lie on the floor & scream together; Twitter explains how they will handle results; CISA says everything is going ok (from external threats, anyway); more cyberattacks against hospitals; Zoom adds end-to-end encryption; diving deep with the Mandalorian; Joe Rogan tests Spotify, wins; Tenacious D; Lewis Black; Bad Education; Mr. Rogers; Tehran; Fauda; Over the Moon; Somebody Feed Phil; Jon Stewart's back; ClipDrop; Elgato Key Light; Shure; Digislate; Spider WIFI routers; Cory Doctorow; catching up on feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/482
481: 18.09 Scaramuccis

481: 18.09 Scaramuccis

2020-10-2801:29:16

Quibi is toast, Scaramuccis galore, Wisconsin gets Foxconned, Tesla lies about self-driving tech, Police can read your phone, Twitter probably not hacked, creepy video bro's don't get fired, Animaniacs and Supermarket Sweep are back, Ghostbusters delayed, James Bond is homeless, Photoshop gets some AI, ClipDrop hits the streets, upcoming books, and more!Show notes at https://gog.show/481
480: BeelzeYeezy

480: BeelzeYeezy

2020-10-2101:22:071

TikTok's back (in Pakistan); China's law fighting addiction in kids; living with influencers; Instagram EU probe; about Biden's hard drive; Facebook really quashing left-leaning stories; relocating while working remotely & your salary; YouTube fighting conspiracy theories, again; BA hit with biggest-ever fine; Barnes & Noble data breach; Chinese hackers & McAfee; Sandworm; Google Chrome "bug"/feature; iPhones & AirPods Pro; Paperlike; Amazon Explore; streaming payments; Infinite Monkey Cages; I want my Apple TV; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/480
479: Good to the Last Click

479: Good to the Last Click

2020-10-1501:26:20

Aging Millennials embracing Folgers; Prime Day ridiculousness; a dip into COVID corner; Facebook bans Holocaust-denial content, finally; Quibi has no takers; Disney focuses on streaming; Yelp takes a stand against racism; phantom images fool autopilots; keeping e-scooters off sidewalks; 5G heartbreaks; Microsoft busts Trickbot; broken cables; Apple's bug bounties; Singaporn; Janeway's back; CRISPR doc; Fatman; Apple's new stuff; 1/2 a Christmas tree; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/479
478: XLS Extreme!

478: XLS Extreme!

2020-10-1201:24:44

Show news; Raised by Wolves; Pixar releasing new movie on Disney+; podcast unions; Facebook, Twitter play whack-a-mole with bad actors; Twitter's different rules for Trump; Amazon's Rivian electric vans; Waymo driverless rides in Phoenix; UK's Excel problem; Pantone, period; Google sharing search data with law enforcement; RainboxMix; Warner Music Group data breach; welcome to the future of delivery; random facts & blanket horn piping.Show notes at https://gog.show/478
A Stairway to lawyers; Triller's suspect statistics; Instagram labeling state-controlled media; frickin' laser beams taking down drones; Ted Lasso; Enola Holmes; West Wing special; movie industry learned nothing from the music industry; Dune, the Batman and Bond all pushed back; the Go Gos; Moron McAfee arrested; an epic feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/477
476: Pickle Me Elmo

476: Pickle Me Elmo

2020-10-0101:02:57

It's been a week; no self-driving cars anytime soon, shoooocking; Google & Fitbit deal with the EU; Hold For Me; Whole Foods employees angry at Amazon workers; cussing Parrots; Amazon's Utopia; Deep Questions with Cal Newport; Tehran; Borat's back; Hackers Part Deux; The Last Dance; RIP, Geeks & Beats; the Expanse books wrap up; Murderbot Diaries confusion; Phreaking at Disneyland; Elon Musk returns to Moron of the Week.Show notes at https://gog.show/476
475: Stay Drunky

475: Stay Drunky

2020-09-2601:32:51

A rare late night show with socially distant lubrications; Facebook blinks; rethinking contracting; streaming consolidation; Apple issues; the horrors of content moderation; Bezos wants your kid as a customer; words matter; VR as a Facebook platform; what happens if there's election chaos; Pinfluencers; global dark web takedown; being a smooth ethical criminal; Ring's Traffic Stop, home drone; brute forcing passwords; all of Amazon's new products; home speakers; JenniCam 4k; goodnight, Longcat.Show notes at https://gog.show/475
474: Boring Guy

474: Boring Guy

2020-09-2301:02:061

Client statue of limitations; Apple updates causing issues; the TikTok deal stinks; coronavirus work from home continues; Facebook vs Europe; iPhone voice memo "tracking"; Quibi exploring "options"; Microsoft buying up gaming companies; Amazon Sidewalk, why?; Palmer's podcast; Peacock on Roku; Emmies; Ted Lasso, Raised by Wolves renewed; Go Go's doc; Dune & Hackers; the Postman; Goodreads bad; Darwin Awards; crypto currency advice; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/474
473: GOG+

473: GOG+

2020-09-1901:05:31

Dead mediums doing well; Paramount joins the pluses; TikTok, WeChat ban from US app stores; TikTok brain; Arizona goes after Uber safety driver, not Uber; Amazon e-bikes in NYC; Spotify defends Joe Rogan, sort of; Hamm's Hog & internet freedom; don't post pictures of anything with a barcode; Twitter security for politicians; fake data markets; Windows exploit; ransomware attack leads to a death; new Lady in the tubes; Sky Guide; Apple iOS 14; Apple vs everyone; Roam if you want to; the most important plug in ever.Show notes at https://gog.show/473
Still on fire; sarcasm is hard; maybe CEOs should pay employees well; Oracle gets to host TikTok; NVIDIA acquires arm, costs arm & leg; Bitcoin bugs; QAnon site runner not so Anon; lady in the tube gets eyes; blurring your house; normal things, forgotten; Hamilton; Ted Lasso, finally; The Vow; The Gentlemen; the Social Dilemma; YouTube sued; Paw Patrol; Stuart Copeland & misophonia; John Scalzi; Ready Player Two; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/472
471: We're Number 28!

471: We're Number 28!

2020-09-1201:12:20

The spice must flow; TikTok's algorithm; the real reason there was a beer shortage; Amazon's exploding products; Facebook launches an app for... college kids; NFL in Microsoft Teams; I want my MTV; Los Angeles's contact tracing app rolls out; Amazon appointes ex-NSA director to board; license plate tracking; Portland bans facial recognition; moving to Wordpress; another streaming service; Nikon Z6; quality of life slipping in USA; color-correcting the apocalypse.Show notes at https://gog.show/471
No more phones in trees; Amazon Fresh review; new (old) memories; another Wordpress plugin bug; Instagram stories in Facebook; Zuck says there may (?) be violence & civil unrest; disinformation in Animal Crossing; Apple vs Epic continues; Twitter trends; Raised by Wolves; Away; The Boys; Star Trek news; streaming self-regulating, in India at least; Attack Surface; gender reveal party start massive fire; Sturgis COVID spread; masks aren't about you; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/470
469: Assed Vigilantes

469: Assed Vigilantes

2020-09-0501:08:09

New sci-fi, film production is back; Walmart+ launching; Facebook & Twitter catch Russian fake news site; more podcast unions; smart homes for landlords; Amazon drivers gaming the system, still being spied on; Apple-Google contact tracing gets an upgrade; Ben Yelin joins us; Ring cameras spying on cops; Snowden, vindicated; local sheriff's Minority Report; Oculus sales halted in Germany due to GDPR; Zero; technologies gone by the wayside; working from home is starting to stink; science!Show notes at https://gog.show/469
468: Three Little Piggies

468: Three Little Piggies

2020-09-0201:02:46

It was a very bad week; what's new?; big tech offices aren't dead; tech salaries revealed; Apple's new products, fixing the app store; Amazon gets drone delivery approval; Elon Musk creates cyber pigs, neuroscience theater; guillotine outside of Bezos' home, again; Zuckerberg admits Facebook erred with Kenosha; Bill & Ted 3; Star Trek Discovery dates; when they come for comedians; TikTok house parties; periods are triggering Gen Z; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/468
Slow week in tech news; another Tesla autopilot crash; Ladies in a Tube in your hotel rooms; Facebook apologizes for Apple's attempts to protect privacy; gaming Instagram; the pandemic devastated Instacart workers; too fast mopeds in NYC; the ongoing TikTok saga; Star Wars 4K77; busting the Swedish movie pipeline; Tesla targeted for ransomware attack; let's get US tech production back; Amazon fitness tracker; what boredom does for us; build your own air purifier; Jason gets a bike!Show notes at https://gog.show/467
466: Batman Prime

466: Batman Prime

2020-08-2601:02:08

Giant Meteor 2020; not-good Covid news; Uber & Lyft could have complied with the law, chose not to; Overcast & Spotify testing; why tech isn't exciting anymore; TikTok sues US government; Facebook war-gaming for election meddling; Facebook back taxes; FAA testing drone detecting tech; fastest internet speeds, ever; Lovecraft Country; Entourage; bundle confusion; the Batman, again; time travel sci-fi; OpenDyslexic Font; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/466
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Comments (11)

ezzie83

Jason... you're down with revenge porn? :(

Oct 21st
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Saeed H

I'm currently taking my mandatory military service in Iran(I'm 24) and I freaking love your podcast.I listen to it during my 2 hour guarding shifts (which I have to walk and guard a street for 2 hours!)....Thanks for making my boring shifts a little more exciting

Aug 24th
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Pre Historic

Jason and Brian make quite the pair, can't recommend this show enough.

Jul 17th
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Alan Keller

Y'all might remember the movie 'Holiday'? Jack Black, Kate Winslet, etc? A chick flick, I know. A meet-cute is a talking point in that, FYI.

Sep 18th
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Seth Bunton

Hey Jason just heard you complaining about the U.I. of Hulu. Have you tried the Xbox one Hulu app? I've used Hulu on other devices but it's a lot more user friendly on the Xbox

Mar 9th
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Joseph Rudolph

Just catching up and listening to this - perhaps advertisers think those who have purchased are most likely to repeat?

Feb 9th
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iTunes User

I found this quite entertaining and I only have a minor in geekdom!

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

As a up and coming younger geekster I found the webcast to be quite informative. The banter between these two geezers is fun and I enjoyed hearing their journey.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

It's refreshing to hear from talented folks who have been around the block and who aren't trying to sell you something. Well worth listening too.

Aug 30th
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Ivor Davies

A fantastic podcast that lays open the world of technology,the internet, music, science fiction and complains about it. A must have addition to your subscription list and definitely worth a few bucks a month on Patreon.

Jul 24th
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