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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.

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429: On the Sauce

429: On the Sauce

2020-04-0801:10:37

Virtual happy hours; wherefore art thou, sports?; Apple frees up some software, releases a new phone; Microsoft Edge gains popularity; more Amazon internal meetings leaked; how US employment has changed in a month; NASA worm; Common Sense; more free media; Quibi; Little Weirds; no, 5G didn't cause coronavirus; Dr. Drew; spirited & spirit-fueled feedback.Show notes at Show notes at https://gog.show/429
428: Fundamentally Useless

428: Fundamentally Useless

2020-04-0401:24:10

Masks are the new masks; the C19 playlist; Zoombombing; Airbnb, Amazon step up a little; restrictions are slowing things, a little; will a recession mean more automation; DoorDash doesn't know what's open; tech giants giving away ad credits, not cash; pop-up experiences shut down; fired by Zoom meeting; we give up on security and reminisce about the old days; Americans are drinking tons; whiskey doesn't protect you; Ina Garten, hero; dark humor is indicative of a high IQ.Show notes at https://gog.show/428
427: What’s a Hug?

427: What’s a Hug?

2020-04-0101:06:24

Coronavirus Day 7,284... the internet is creaking a bit; more work from home tips; gig workers striking; privacy is dead, governments tracking movements via cellphones; Amazon hid competitors faster shipping options; Zuck puts a drop from his bucket into Gates' fund; Bird lay offs; Altered Carbon; survival playlists; guilty pleasure shows; Quibi launches; Google finally pulls Infowars; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/427
426: WE’RE #1!

426: WE’RE #1!

2020-03-2801:02:46

The USA takes first in Coronavirus infections; ambient music playlists; gig workers getting support; Amazon, Uber, Tesla cases; free media to keep you occupied; why do tech companies have stockpiles of masks; Airbnb doing good deeds but suffering; cybersecurity fallout; day drinking with Bittner; Golden Girls Tiki mugs; topless food delivery; Picard wrap-up.Show notes at https://gog.show/426
425: Climbing Up the Walls

425: Climbing Up the Walls

2020-03-2501:04:151

We killed all the TP; we're all hypochondriacs now; US Digital Dollar; Amazon Prime no longer delivering quickly; Amazon releases more kid's shows; Disney+, Facebook reducing streaming quality in Europe; smart thermometers tracking Coronavirus; comfort TV; Bert Kreisher; reading dystopian fiction in a dystopian present; Musk's coronavirus journey; feedback loop.Show notes at Show notes at https://gog.show/425
424: Strategic TP Reserve

424: Strategic TP Reserve

2020-03-2101:04:032

California goes full lockdown; KROQ fires morning show; Trapt Twitter meltdown; Netflix may go SD to manage surge; Ibuprofen is the new eggs; Facebook has a virus in their spam filters; our advice for working at home; resources for parents at their wits end; more coronavirus scams on the internet; how much TP do you have on hand; new iPad Pro; free Adobe for 2 months; shout out to the teachers.Show notes at https://gog.show/424
423: Earth Interrupted

423: Earth Interrupted

2020-03-1801:01:201

Social isolation linked to inflammation; one degree of separation; statements on misinformation is not action; Amazon suspends third party sales except for medical, household; Teams goes down; Google screening service unrolls; bitcoin price drops; what will and won't work on the internet; rich people stepping up; Picard & Westworld; Gen-X, this is your time to shine; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/423
422: Panic at the Costco

422: Panic at the Costco

2020-03-1401:30:30

What a great time to be a nihilist; all podcasts are coronavirus podcasts now; feinds of the show; nerd utopia; everything is cancelled; corona-pocalypse tips; financial costs; people on the front lines; companies & employers stepping up to help; be kind, be empathic, be smart; working from home is hard; social media impact; that speech; buy a gift card from your local establishment; free porn for Italy; feedback;Seth Miranda.Show notes at https://gog.show/422
421: All Alone Together

421: All Alone Together

2020-03-1101:00:18

Coronavirus effects roll on; Jack keeps his gig at Twitter, for now; Twitter tags Trump tweet as manipulated; NetNewsWire for all your RSS; Wuhan students tried to boot DingTalk from the app store; Kids in the Hall; Sex Education; Dracula; 1917; Knives Out; Hardcore History; Facebook groups, explained; feedback loop from down under.Show notes at https://gog.show/421
420: Bad Video! Bad Video!

420: Bad Video! Bad Video!

2020-03-0901:22:30

The many benefits of quitting Facebook; eggs, again; Coronavirus and tech companies; we're all already self-quarantining; technology's burden on teenage girls; YouTube recommending fewer conspiracy videos; RSA wrap-up; voting technology; Utah Panopticon; Clearview AI as a plaything; robot lawyers; hoodies; SETI@Home; Twitter's Fleets; outbreaks of idiocy.Show notes at https://gog.show/420
Shout out to the clan; liable for counterfeits; Walmart+ taking on Amazon Prime; e-Scooter frenzy is over; unintended consequences of ride sharing - pollution and alcohol; Billy never Idles; self-driving cars are hard; Altered Carbon; Obi-Wan on a motorcycle; stand-up fest; CoronaCoin; drone shark week; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/419
Talking music & tech with Andy Stochansky; Clearview AI gets hacked; DoorDash delivering a confidential IPO; no 1st amendment right to be on YouTube; Coronavirus panic; Bloomberg pushing Twitter boundaries; EasyMile needs seatbelts; don't keep a balance on your mobile payment apps; no iPhones for bad guys in movies.Show notes at https://gog.show/418
Wine drone prank; Netflix postmortem emails; welcome to the streaming wars; collapsing Daqri & the state of AR; Westworld, Better Call Saul return; Dracula; Narcos Mexico; Stephen Fry's 7 Deadly Sins; sanctioned deep fakes; Staples podcasts; BSG & Ron Moore; subscription cars; Slickwraps; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/417
416: Helicopter Mode

416: Helicopter Mode

2020-02-2301:09:041

A walk down music industry memory lane; unions; blockchain & the supply chain; 30 years of Photoshop; Uber's horrific climate; antitrust spooks Apple, Google, Amazon; tricking Teslas; caucus tools; our social media diets; the complicated ethics of spyware; wireless network maps; truepenny & straight fingered bawcocks.Show notes at https://gog.show/416
415: Up Shipt Creek

415: Up Shipt Creek

2020-02-1901:22:13

Amazon climate change fund; sex bots; gig economy, Shipt & bringing the magic; don't start a trivia company; Doordash tables are turned; the bracelet of silence; Amazing Stories; Ray Donovan gets a wrap-up; the Farewell; Avenue 5; Pandemic; the Last Day; Terminus; the Houston Astros; Rihanna, Kate Hudson and subscription models; wine drones; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/415
414: Brew-Ha-Ha

414: Brew-Ha-Ha

2020-02-1201:02:20

Cyberwar is here; thoughts on leaving Facebook; AI for Coronavirus; Russian spacecraft trailing US spy satellite; Jack asks Elon for help; ICE buying cellphone location data; Netflix autoplay off; the Expanse; Star Trek: Consolidating; Oscars; getting lost and sometimes found; beer rage; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/414
413: Hey, Handsome Guy!

413: Hey, Handsome Guy!

2020-02-0801:10:59

Twitter's finances; Google tells Clearview AI to cease & desist; Paypal's banned word list; Shadow Inc Iowa caucus app just incompetence; China's dystopian drone usage; anonymized data no longer exists; Hue security flaw; Wacom's data collection; Mr. Beast passes out his credit card on YouTube; Gen X; an excellent phone both; Lady Gage pirates a photo to protest pirates; hot camera talk.Show notes at https://gog.show/413
412: Bottle Head

412: Bottle Head

2020-02-0501:00:092

More tech unions; put your thinking caps on when you launch your browser; gig economy unintended consequences; Alexa Is A Human; checking in to butthole; the Good Place; Hardcore History; Mo Amer; Daniel Sloss; 2 billion hours of Sandler; Mumbai red lights; Google photos; bottle heads & coronavirus; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/412
411: Avast, WeMateys

411: Avast, WeMateys

2020-02-0101:08:35

Facebook clear history; Peloton doesn't want to pay for music; Apple, Broadcom lose WiFi lawsuit; UK to use Huawei for 5G; Data Privacy Day; Ring packed with third-party trackers; UN cyber attack; are privacy controls working; Google charging for search warrants; Avas Jumpshot packing and selling your data; AirPod tricks; Byte; celebrity texting; WeWorks taps the keg; raving with Elon Musk.Show notes at https://gog.show/411
23andMe layoffs; surveillance capitalism; MoPub realtime data sharing; undermined trust in society & capitalism; Amazon employees speaking out; don't trust the blockchain; facial recognition in London; Byte spammed; Patreon's porn pirate problem; Amazon Prime Video by the people; Daniel Sloss; Elizabeth Wurtzel; Alice in Wonderland & Hitler; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/410
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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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