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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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409: Furby Trumpskin

409: Furby Trumpskin

2020-01-2501:12:11

Avenue 5 & Picard; drama at the Grammies; PTSD from moderating; Netflix stats go down, changes how it does stats; but have you tried making them employees?; Google ad design change; Amazon Ring sales up despite scandals; baader-meinhof effect; Glenn Greenwald charged with cybercrime; Bezos phone hack; Apple encryption; games; legacy smart homes; CVS scarfs; hey Pepsi, I want my Harrier Jet.Show notes at https://gog.show/409
What is & what isn't a tech company; when 24-year olds run companies; social credit scores are here; Clearview & the end of privacy; more exposed data on the web; Amazon Ring password lawsuit; hibernation; Jo Koy; Mel Brooks; LOTR cast; Daredevil returning; Stephen Fry; Ted Chiang; Becky Chambers Wayfarers; the upside of stress; suing Pornhub; that hoverboard dentist; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/408
407: The Dark Fur

407: The Dark Fur

2020-01-1801:01:33

The tech lash & the evil list; yet another new streaming service, Peacock; living in a subscription world; Twitter's hashtag problem; Star Wars scripts; facial recognition warning; hope for being forgotten by AI; Deepfake detectors; all your phones are belong to us; furry fun on Twitter; Osmo; Zero f coins; bring back Macintosh; check your email before your Fruit Loops.Show notes at https://gog.show/407
406: The Internet of Starch

406: The Internet of Starch

2020-01-1500:50:33

TikTok security flaws; Steph went Away & now she's back; pink slipped robots; "living" robots aka xenobots aka pussbots; WB goes all in on AI; Google eats your 3rd party cookies; leaving a rising ship; trolling CES with a potato; Spotify does not have it all; Robby Chieng; Ricky Gervais; Succession; upcoming premieres; Star Trek changes timeline; Tim Draper loves blockchain; yes, the vagina candle.Show notes at https://gog.show/406
Facebook holds tight on political ads, places ad in Teen Vogue; CollegeHumor decimated; Lime trying to be profitable by shrinking; Uber changes in California; GrubHub for sale; AI trash; military app bans; Ring employees fired for watching videos; Delta Minority Report; red light cameras; Christmas apps & doodads; ball pits; forcing a smile makes you drink; calling bullshit.Show notes at https://gog.show/405
404: Ketosis Not Cirrhosis

404: Ketosis Not Cirrhosis

2020-01-0800:59:401

Brian's no longer 404; new year, new grump; YouTube treats us all as kids; digital hygiene; time not well spent; Facebook & deepfakes; Google cafeteria workers, unite; fake news: bias in media; Amazon's employee policies; Lost in Space; Don't F**k with Cats; Messiah; buzzed on a plane movie reviews; Loserthink; how not to keep a secret; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/404
403: The 2020 Extravaganza!

403: The 2020 Extravaganza!

2020-01-0501:55:42

Kevin Rose and Eric Hunley guest host; Star Wars finale, finally; Sleep Trackers as birth control; Uber and Postmates Sue California; CRISPR baby doc gets hard time; Segway brings WALL-E to life; CCPA is now in effect; Wyze isn't wise; SB-237 is coming soon!Show notes at https://gog.show/403
Our last show of 2019; drag-and-drop machine learning; Brexit unintended consequences; Emperor Thiel; Germany bans Uber; Uber's 4.4 million sexual harassment fund; Netflix global growth; NYC black-box algorithms; California Consumer Privacy Act; everyone is tracking your cell phone location; finally, a universal smart home standard, eventually; Wakanda Forever trade partner; feedback; Star Wars; Dave live-deactivates his Facebook.Show notes at https://gog.show/402
401: What’s Her Nuts?

401: What’s Her Nuts?

2019-12-1800:54:571

Deepfakes take effort; e-scooter unionizes; emotion recognition; ISIS harder to track online, but that's good; Instagram's new rules; Google Maps cover 98% of the world; podcast platform news; Top Gun: Maverick; killing in the age of algorithms; Murfie goes poof; Futurus AR windscreens; the decade tech lost it's way; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/401
400: Bad Request

400: Bad Request

2019-12-1401:20:56

Seamen & the Expanse; ad-targeting & unexpected consequences; online brands get on the shelves; YouTube is really, really going to do something about harassment; Twitter wants to go decentralized; losing landlines; DNA chimeras; Ring's not entirely their fault bad week; 53k macs; SFTP on Wordpress; Medieval Times; A Royale in a Tube with Cheese.Show notes at https://gog.show/400
399: Grouch, Out.

399: Grouch, Out.

2019-12-1100:58:17

China bans US tech; meme thievery; high tech jobs consolidated in 5 metro areas; Yahoo bungles shutdown; password managers; SleepWatch; video editing lessons; Preacher; Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley finale; Ghostbusters are back; Wonder Woman 1984; Outland; the Expanse books; dentists on hoverboards; feedback loop.Show notes at https://gog.show/399
398: For Your Protection

398: For Your Protection

2019-12-0701:09:55

Disappointment with tech; Uber's appalling safety report; Larry & Sergey leave Google; regulation & driving; DNA testing has peaked; that Peloton ad; TikTok suppressed videos for your own protection; Jason rejoins Facebook, Dave thinks about quitting; precious metal schemes; drunk on a plane & a sofa movie reviews.Show notes at https://gog.show/398
Brian is on vacation so Jason sits down with Seth Miranda. Seth is a professional photographer in New York City and is a prolific teacher on social media. Seth was previously the co-host of the Grime Life podcast. They cover cameras, the art of teaching, social media, the grind, and much more.Show notes at https://gog.show/397
396: Baby Yoda Face Off

396: Baby Yoda Face Off

2019-11-2700:56:42

Low pay & bad working conditions, yay gig economy; Alexa to get miniaturized; London boots Uber; California's infrastructure problems; Internet kill-switches; we don't have to reveal passwords; NYC creates algorithm czar position; Hail Satan?; Ray Donovan; Paul Rudd squared; the Sandman; Dig Me Out podcast; Musk returns to moron of the week; Baby Yoda do do do do do; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/396
395: We’ll Fix It in Post

395: We’ll Fix It in Post

2019-11-2301:21:04

Whoops, we screwed up; gig worker revolt; Uber videotaping; Apple repair costs; another self-driving crash; the decade of the grifter; Microsoft Teams; Disney data; Sacha Baron Cohen ADL award; Ring's horrific privacy practices; bluetooth scanners; stalkerware; Descript; 10 years of Angry Birds; Amazon smart shelf; shop Kondo; Musk's truck.Show notes at https://gog.show/395
Our uncool ad strategy; Brave browsing; how Facebook monetizes you; more FB lies; our not-so-smart homes aren't getting any smarter; who owns 3D scans of 3,000 year old art; Disney+ hacked; the Mandalorian; the Crown; Axel Foley; David Chang & famous people eating; "science" supports falling asleep to podcasts; Dan Carlin; Dennis E. Taylor; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/394
393: Peeping Tithingman

393: Peeping Tithingman

2019-11-1601:01:24

Who owns AI art; Disney+ & the Mandelorian; Google banking; YouTube kids content changes; Facebook's internal report; PayPal cuts off Pornhub; Singles Day; border agents can't randomly search phones; getting your big data; couple's disconnect on surveillance; new MacBook Pros; Brave browser; retro Razr returns; wtf.social; Westworld creators take on Gibson; beautiful data.Show notes at https://gog.show/393
Disney+ growing pains; Facebook lets you tweak UI; Microsoft all in on privacy; smart TV data; Google's Project Nightingale; Apple Card sexism; YouTube owes you nothing; Instagram to hide likes; robot sneaker factories; Twitter drafts a new policy; anonymous Facebook memos; Westworld's immersive promo; Dan Carlin & Bill Bryson books; Uber CEO's whoopsie; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/392
Fitbit is doomed; Airbnb not a platform in New Jersey anymore; Uber Ads; Bitcoin price manipulation; misleading ads; Coalfire arrests; TikTok and national security; idiot problems; Trend Micro data sales; secret consumer scores; Ring problems; Another Life; skip politics button; the Morning Show; our insider trading policy; magento lemonade; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/391
Smart city scale back; Apple moves to more subscriptions; Gawker chaos; 3rd party content moderator calls it quits; Twitter won't take political ads, maybe; Sorkin walks and talks to Zuck; free markets; music piracy down; Will.I.Am's Wink dying; Apple Watch 5 life alerts; car security; VPNs; Echo Buds vs AirPods; cleaning the brain; vampire apocalypse. Show notes at https://gog.show/390
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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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