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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.

512 Episodes
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Apple WWDC; NFT market collapsed; Clubhouse shark-fin; Stack Overflow gets a buyer; Twitter's geo-political problems; Facebook ends special treatment for politicians; G7 moves to shut down tax havens; Bezos takes flight; Facebook rolls out Bulletin, which is not them but is; Apple employees don't want to go back; Old; Danny Elfman; A Glitch in the Matrix; assimilating your watch; Airport fetish gear; time travel books; Ring asks for assistance; FBI follows the Bitcoin; here's your bad guy phone; TikTok's delightfully evil algorithm.Show notes at https://gog.show/510
509: Johnny Moronic

509: Johnny Moronic

2021-06-0201:06:332

Amazon Sidewalk launching; Twitter unsurprisingly pauses verification program; invisible sculptures & fake NFT markets; AI takes on disinformation; Tweet labels based on how wrong you are; Lemonade's bad week on Twitter; WhatsApp backtracks; Venmo to provide some privacy controls; Google buries tracking settings; Elon bores Vegas, Neuralink will end language in 10 years; Army of the Dead; Crime of the Century; Friends; Moby; Star Wars cartoons; Fire tablets; Zoom PodTrak; Drafts Pro; Cook Unity; transformers to the Moon; Muderbots; Code Girls; Have I Been Pwned; dreamy Troy Hunt.Show notes at https://gog.show/509
508: PanoptiCondo

508: PanoptiCondo

2021-05-2601:20:321

Apple vs Epic; Twitter's verification is back; Chia valuation & IPO; divesting Facebook; a lighthearted look at NFT headlines; US telecoms face no consequences for ripping off the government; Google AI centerpiece of I/O; Virgin Galactic completes flight; streaming Glasto; Gary Numan; the Mosquito Coast; podcasts, podcasts everywhere; Snap's new Spectacles; Muderbots; Amazon's Ringopticon; predictive policing; ransomware & hospitals; more data breaches; Citizen's frightening pivot; caught cheese-handed.Show notes at https://gog.show/508
507: DoppelBittner

507: DoppelBittner

2021-05-1901:18:071

No free lunches with cryptocurrency; DMV probing Tesla because words matter; Facebook toxic content moderators offered wellness coaches; YouTube Kids problem with autoplay; get ready for in-car ads; Waymo gets confused by construction; WarnerMedia and Discovery merger; Gates McFadden & Sarah Silverman; the Nevers; ProCon; playing with AirTags; NoPhone & NoPhone Air; On This Day In History; the Egg; pinball wizards; DarkSide Ransomware "quits"; buying data; leaky exercise APIs; Venmo is dumb; double-encryption; facial recognition for the people!Show notes at https://gog.show/507
506: Category 5 Super-Karen

506: Category 5 Super-Karen

2021-05-1201:01:451

Wait, Uber & Lyft's model doesn't work?; layers upon layers of copyright infringement in NFT; Lord Musk of the Doge-dorks; DOGE-1 to the Moon; Signal makes some honest ads, Facebook not a fan; Twitter puts a pause on mean replies; pay your airbag subscriptions; internet harassment; the Mitchells vs the Machines; vaccine passports & live shows; Audio-Technica record player; Microsoft stops Windows 10x; Beelink PC; Chia pets; Sony's groundbreaking DAT player; Project Hail Mary; ham feedback; Star Wars; DarkSide Colonial Pipeline cyberattack; hacking AirTags.Show notes at https://gog.show/506
505: Hammin’ It Up

505: Hammin’ It Up

2021-05-0501:11:072

May the 4th; Chia plotting; Facebook Oversight Board; Florida bill will fine social media for banning politicians; Elon vs Bezos; gig workers; NFT news; fungible houses; Epic vs Apple; Verizon sells AOL & Yahoo at bargain prices; EU proposed AI laws; Ted Lasso; Lovecraft Country; Godfather of Harlem; the Great Food Truck Race; pushing to Kindle; Apple Watch health tech; Apple's iOS 14.5 update & privacy; Irish history; Amazon & Ring cameras; wild college Ham radio parties; Robodog put out to pasture.Show notes at https://gog.show/505
504: Data Gone Bye

504: Data Gone Bye

2021-04-2801:24:431

Kalanick's Temple of Bros; self-driving divisions sold off; chia-bros; Elon being Elon; Tesla's ass-detecting technology; words matter, it's not an autopilot; Hyundai invests in Ottopia, people AI; Turkish crypto founder feels with $2 bn; people like drone deliveries; Facebook is a Bitche; don't mess with Cloudflare; Captain Fantastic; Berenstain Abbey; Mortal Kombat 2021; Nobody; Hulu's marketing genius; Scott Galloway; Anthony Bourdain; Terry Pratchett; Pentagon sells of IP addresses; Signal founder versus Cellebrite; delivery drivers jamming Ring cameras; My God, It’s Full of Vulns.Show notes at https://gog.show/504
503: Grumpy Stuff

503: Grumpy Stuff

2021-04-1401:20:091

Corona kills trust; Uber's back; programming errors; Tesla's crypto stock, 5 year olds are in charge; Google's Project Bernanke; Twitch will act on off-platform offenses; Facebook's Hotline; Pinterest creates a Creator Fund; Thiel on Bitcoin; China hits Alibaba with antitrust fine; Coded Bias; Made for Love; Hard; judging people on music taste, with science; Jon Stewart; Turntable.fm is back; the Serpent; the Nevers; working lightsabers; Logitech stops Harmony remote production; AR toys; Saturn's Monsters; Chuck Palahniuk; White Claw; nuclear sabotage at Natanz; LinkedIn, Clubhouse data scrapes; the Dutch are out of cheese.Show notes at https://gog.show/503
502: Deliver-oh-no!

502: Deliver-oh-no!

2021-04-0701:14:161

It's not AI; NFT price crash; don't forget those taxes; Chrome was a memory hog; Deliveroo crashes in London IPO; bad April Fool's jokes by Deliveroo & Volts, I mean Volkswagen; Supreme Court rules in favor of Google over Oracle; Amazon, Google returning to offices; 23andMe's SPAC; John Woo's Monkey Master; Godzilla vs Kong; Star Trek news; cutting edge iMacs; Apple Arcade+; Roadie memoirs; Star Wars news; not-breaking Facebook leak news; malware hidden in cheat codes; own your website before sending out the press release; more 80s tunes; don't stop believing, you've gotta have faith, relax!Show notes at https://gog.show/502
501: It Forked

501: It Forked

2021-03-3101:11:472

I've got an NFT bridge to sell you; Substack raises millions; Anti-Vax Mondays at Krispy Kreme, Zoom-Free Fridays at Citi; Jack Dorsey multi-tasks; nowhere on Earth without satellite light pollution; Moderna vaccine posted on GitHub; Moroccan bit-bros; OpenAI spewing words; BitClout; Virgin lost Spaceship II, goes straight to III; 6 Minutes to Midnight; concerts are coming back, but are the roadies; the Alchemist; the Immortality Code; Obi-Wan Kenobi; hackers backdoor PHP source code; your life on your phone; don't post on YouTube if you're a fugitive; best 80's albums; Utah's porn filter; the funniest joke in the world.Show notes at https://gog.show/501
500 episodes & 8 years of grump; crushing Dreams because copyright; still no self-driving cars; buy your Tesla with Bitcoin; Dispo gonna disappear; men behaving badly; India says no Bitcoin; your NFT is gonna disappear; Facebook's AI kicks off punk rockers; paying creators to pump up platforms; uBiome charged with fraud; Jeff Goldblum's world; Sting; Tower Records; the Last Blockbuster; smart bird feeders from Slovenia; Tinder lets you get a Lyft; Neil Gaiman; Amoralman; everyone has a podcast; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/500
499: Forever Old

499: Forever Old

2021-03-1701:13:531

Facebook censorship & playbooks; Kalanick, again; Twitter Spaces; Clubhouse upgrades; Bitcoin's problems; Uber, Lyft sharing banned driver data; Amazon gamification expands; NiFTy News; crypto-grifters; the Grammys weren't bad; Pivot; Netflix cracking down on password sharing; iPhone 12 upgrade; HomePod discontinued; FAA drone rules; Cyberweapons Arms Race; deepfakes in suburbia; hacking as a service; anonymized data is bullshit; Zoom Escaper; who wants to be the Technoking?Show notes at https://gog.show/499
498: Snakes on a Blockchain

498: Snakes on a Blockchain

2021-03-1001:31:231

NFT bubble grows; music & art blockchain applications; Banksy Morons; NFTs are the new eggs; ChiaCoin; Google eats their cookies; gig worker shortage; UBI seems to work; Facebook SEER AI; McAfee crypto fraud; Square aquires Tidal; Patrice O'Neal; Condor; Jungle Books; Coming to America 2; teleprompter gear; ripping audio; deep fakes are the new eggs; Solarwinds throws an intern under the bus; TALON; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/498
497: Not F’n Tangible

497: Not F’n Tangible

2021-03-0301:31:263

Baseball cards on the blockchain, NFT's go mainstream; Grimes 133tsp33k; Coinbase admits Bitcoin could crumble; pandemic stats; Twitter announces Super Follows; Star Trek news; Frasier's listening; the Lady and the Dale; Boss Obama not-a-podcast; Gell-Mann Amnesia; bye, bye Fry's; gadget ages; Radio Garden; Citizen notifications; Dispo; Where For; Sigh, Gone; subtitles; Facebook privacy lawsuit; Tom Cruise deep fakes; Microsoft's decentralized IDs; German pandemic words; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/497
496: "I'm Fired"

496: "I'm Fired"

2021-02-2401:17:241

It's time to get things started; regulations; still hacking tractors; Google has an ethical AI ethicist problem; UK slaps Uber with the law; Facebook stops news in Australia, restarts it as Australians abandon it; Facebook caught lying about metrics, again; WhatsApp details privacy change policy; Influencers for health; Hot Ones; Twitch & Metallica; Spotify HiFi; Reply All host hiatus; Amazon's Kickstarter; Think Again; CyberWar & the Lost Colony; Clubhouse concerns; Mac M1 malware; Nvidia anti-cryptomining drivers; Elon Musk & Bitcoin; Gwyneth's COVID long game; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/496
Bitcoin goes up, must come down; Facebook privacy payouts; Zuck wants to inflict pain on Apple; Oculus problems; Spotify unrolls Work From Anywhere program; AI can manipulate human behavior; Russia dealing with TikTok politics; Chappelle gets paid; Whedon cancelled twice; the Stand falls on landing; Discovery Plus shows; web sleuths at the Cecil Hotel; Kim's Convenience; iPad Life; Clubhouse facts & privacy; signs of intelligent life with Avi Loeb; supply-chain attacks; Bloomberg doubles down; Axel F; Intel mocks Apple; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/495
494: Jib Jab as a Service

494: Jib Jab as a Service

2021-02-1001:21:351

Flash, a-ah, saviour of the universe; WeWork might be just fine; Tesla buys bitcoin; Robinhood still very popular; Twitter confirms experiments with new models, subscriptions; AI COVID predictions; Amazon's new CEO; WFH causes chip shortages; Toyota's self-drifting car; In & Of Itself; the Expanse season finale; Fake Famous; Samsung's ridiculously large monitor; seven screen laptops; supplements on the blockchain; Heaven's River; tracked at the Capitol; hacker breaks into water supply; Pornhub biometrics; deep fakes as a service; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/494
493: Poverty Mode

493: Poverty Mode

2021-02-0301:26:481

Welcome back to paradise; Bye, Loon; Instacart layoffs; pay for pardons; India proposes banning Bitcoin; Apple & Facebook face-off on privacy; revisiting Covid corner; Facebook Oversight Board makes first rulings; Robin Hood, Game Stop & the stock market; Night Stalker; Tiger; Ten Little Things; Tenet; Mulan; Alto's Adventure; Apple magnets, facemask unlocking & privacy labels; Microsoft's new, improved, less racist chatbot patent; Thousand Bike Helmets; the Stand; Ministry for the Future; Ring cameras in my window; Lyft's poverty mode; Let It Go; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/493
492: Silovaya Ustanovka

492: Silovaya Ustanovka

2021-01-2001:14:141

Blue Monday; Biden's Biscuit; Bitcoin; Parler gets a landing page; Uber, Lyft drivers in California sue to overturn Prop 22; Virgin Orbit; lying over text; Dan Carlin, Common Sense; Spotify's bet on podcasts is failing; Apple looks into Podcast subscriptions; Paramount becomes a Plus; Wild Kratts; the Hustler; Fitbit joins Google; Instagram Reels audio; Ben Yelin joins us to talk 1st & 5th Amendments & the Internet; Pelosi's laptop; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/492
491: Set Democracy to Zero

491: Set Democracy to Zero

2021-01-1301:24:321

The week that lasted a year; 2021 has the worst 14 day trial period since Quibi, which Roku acquired; a plague still ravages the land; the good, the bad & the ugly of de-platforming; should all dictators be banned on Twitter; the big red button of treason; putting things in a little perspective; Area 41 alert; the week in escapism; Discovery ends; Discovery Plus had some 'splaining to do; bye, Alex Trebek; Bean Dad; Tweet Delete; Echelon; docks with ports; more Big Sur update stories; cyberattack at Ben-Gurion; social media evidence, Clearview AI & stolen Parlor data; set visibility to zero; feedback.Show notes at https://gog.show/491
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Comments (12)

Stuart Lloyd

Awesome podcast. They didn't read out my review because they said it was too long. I thought about leaving a worse review, but I can't stay mad at these guys for long.

May 16th
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ezzie83

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

Oct 21st
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Saeed

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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