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Author: Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister with Dave Bittner

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As one of the longest-running podcasts, "Grumpy Old Geeks" discovers what went wrong on the Internet, and who's to blame. Every week they cut through the BS from big tech and tell you what's really going on. With wide-ranging topics, this show has something for everyone. There is a reason Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and that crowd all hate this podcast. Listen and find out for yourself!

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Inappropriate portal behavior; RTO drives away top talent; Apple may add OpenAI to iOS; garbage in, garbage out; AI continues to promise more than it can deliver; Twitter redirecting to X; entire Supercharger staff fired; enshittification of the Web speeds up; Google AI search will kill what's left of the old internet; Uber announces new, worse bus; Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare; the Rings of Power returns; Dune: Prophecy; MoviePass, Ashley Madison docs; bundling & a return to cable; no MTV Movie Awards this year; ToDoIst; Sonos app; PPSSPP; META Quest on a plane; the Far Reaches & Forward Collections; Erik Larson; Neal Stephenson; Star Wars Oreos; Chuck E. Cheese Band, Jasper T. Jowls in the wild; Fabio and the Goose; Thelma.Show notes at https://gog.show/648Sponsors:Mood - For 20% off your order and a FREE THCa pre-roll, go to hellomood.com and use promo code GOG.DeleteMe - Head over to JoinDeleteMe.com/GOG and use the code "GOG" for 20% off.Factor - Head to Factor and use code grumpy50 to get 50% off. That’s code grumpy50 at Factor to get 50% off!1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!FOLLOW UPPortal Between New York And Dublin Closed After A Week Due To "Inappropriate Behavior"The OnlyFans Model Who Ruined the Portal Previously Went Viral for Licking a ToiletApple, SpaceX, Microsoft return-to-office mandates drove senior talent away | Ars TechnicaIs the Internet bad for you? Huge study reveals surprise effect on well-beingIN THE NEWSApple Reportedly Close To Deal With OpenAI To Add AI Features To iPhoneOpenAI inks deal to train AI on Reddit dataGoogle Project Astra hands-on: Full of potential, but it’s going to be a whileFor self-driving cars, the free ride is over - The VergeElon Musk’s X can’t invent its own copyright law, judge saysHere's the inside story of why Elon Musk fired the entire Tesla Supercharger staff - AutoblogEnshittificationAs Google AI search rolls out to more people, websites brace for carnage - The Washington PostGoogle is overhauling its search results page with AI overviews and Gemini organization - The VergeGoogle Search adds a “web” filter, because it is no longer focused on web resultsGoogle I/O 2024: Here's everything Google just announced | TechCrunchLearn how to use ChatGPT for SEOChatGPT likes to fight. For military AI researchers, that’s a problemUber announces its new, worse version of a busMEDIA CANDYThe Ministry of Ungentlemanly WarfareThe Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power - Official Teaser TrailerThe Stars of Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Promise Things Will Actually Happen This SeasonMax Releases First Dune: Prophecy Teaser: WatchDune: Prophecy | Official Teaser | Max - YouTubeHBO’s upcoming MoviePass documentary is a must-watch for fans of tech trainwrecksAshley Madison - Sex, Lies & Scandal'The Boys' Renewed for Season 5Jimmy Kimmel Unleashed at Disney Upfronts: See His Best JokesA ‘vastly reduced’ Netflix, Peacock and Apple TV+ bundle is coming this monthThe MTV Movie & TV Awards Scrapped for 2024, Returning Next YearSony Music Warns Companies to Stop Training AI on Its Artists’ ContentAPPS & DOODADSToDoIstURL CleanerIs Sonos' New App a Podcast Killer? : r/sonosApple brings eye-tracking to recent iPhones and iPadsPPSSPP game emulator now available on the iOS App StoreWipeout PureMeta encourages you to disregard your seat mates and use VR headsets on a planeAT THE LIBRARYThe Far Reaches collectionThe Forward Collection, curated by Blake CrouchThe Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War by Erik LarsonPolostan: Volume One of Bomb Light by Neal StephensonTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopOreo's Special Edition Star Wars Cookies Are Here to Feed Your Inner WookieeThe Chuck E. Cheese Animatronic Band Is Breaking UpFabio and the GooseThelma - Official Trailer | June Squibb, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey, Fred HechingerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
647: DarJar

647: DarJar

2024-05-1101:21:08

Neuralink, insulin pump software bugs & abandoned brain implant technologies; Dorsey peaces out from Bluesky; Dell RTO tracking; Meta pumps businesses for customer support; Uber hits a financial snag; Spotify's new royalty model screws songwriters; gaming platforms abandon X integration; Ghostbusters; Lord of the Rings new movies; Franklin; Dark Matter; Sugar; more streaming consolidation; Rabbit R1 real reviews roll in; Apple ads, good & bad; AI music, programming news; Portal; death of the web; hotel art; Tales of the Empire; IRS hold music; Peter Paints a Portrait in Pantaloons.Show notes at https://gog.show/647Sponsors:Factor - Head to Factor and use code grumpy50 to get 50% off. That’s code grumpy50 at Factor to get 50% off!DeleteMe - Head over to JoinDeleteMe.com/GOG and use the code "GOG" for 20% off.1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!FOLLOW UPNeuralink Admits That Implant's Threads Have Retracted From First Patient's Brain, Possibly Due to Air in SkullExperts Discuss The Dark Likelihood of 'Abandoned' Brain Implant TechnologyAn insulin pump software bug has injured over 200 peopleIN THE NEWSJack Dorsey departs Bluesky boardDell responds to return-to-office resistance with VPN, badge trackingMeta is expanding its paid verification service for businessesUber’s not out of the woods yet - The VergeSpotify’s New Royalty Model to Pay Songwriters $150 Million Less During First Year: ReportNintendo is done paying Elon Musk for X integrationTikTok is suing the US government to stop its app being bannedA Strategic Deep Dive on TikTok, The Boiling Moat of Taiwan, and China’s Next-Gen Statecraft — Matt Pottinger, Former U.S. Deputy National Security AdvisorMEDIA CANDYGhostbusters (2016)A new Lord of the Rings film, The Hunt for Gollum, will hit theaters in 2026FranklinDark MatterSugarA Disney+, Hulu and Max streaming bundle will soon be available in the USAPPS & DOODADSRabbit R1 review: A $199 AI toy that fails at almost everythingEverything You Should Know Before You Buy the Rabbit R1 AI CompanionApple Says Sorry For Much Criticized iPad Ad Trashed By CelebritiesElevenLabs previews music-generating AI modelCountry Star Who Can't Sing After Stroke Releases New Song Using AIAI Copilots Are Changing How Coding Is TaughtThe Next Big Programming Language Is EnglishThe teens making friends with AI chatbots - The VergeGratitude Plus makes social networking positive, private and personalAlways-on video portal lets people in NYC and Dublin interact in real timeMoallia Laptop Stand with 360 Rotating Base, Computer Notebook Laptop Riser Metal Holder for Desk Collaborative Work, Fully Foldable for Easy Storage, Fits All MacBook, Laptops up to 16 inchesOne Click Shrug Emoji CopySEO is in big troubleTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopDream PrintsStar Wars: Tales of the EmpireDarth Jar Jar Strikes in Lego's Crazy New Star Wars SeriesiPhone 15 Precision Finding | Find Your Friends | AppleApple’s “Let Loose” iPad Event was Shot on iPhone — With Panavision Lenses — ProlostApple Apologizes for Ad That Crushed CreativityCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSBernard Hill, Lord of the Rings' Théoden King, Has DiedRIP Steve Albini, influential producer and musician (1962-2024)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
646: Thanks, Gary!

646: Thanks, Gary!

2024-05-0401:11:13

Kagi not worth it; RIP Passcodes; Sora demo not exactly Sora; FCC fines carries for selling location data; TikTok ban signed; Meta's ad-buying AI blows through budgets; fighting the algorithm; OpenAI privacy complaints; Amazon ad revenue big leap, wonder why; blockchain's real use case; ludicrously hard-core at Tesla; Lord of the Rings returns to theaters; Dune Part 2; The Bad Batch series finale; Fallout; UMG artists return to TikTok; Walmart selling IRL items to kids in Roblox; Snapchat will let you edit chats, if you pay; Bluesky ads GIFs; short sci-fi fiction with Amazon; Essentialism; AI wrappers; Gary's valuable GOG contributions; vision issues; stay on target, stay on target!Show notes at https://gog.show/646Sponsors:DeleteMe - Head over to JoinDeleteMe.com/GOG and use the code "GOG" for 20% off.Factor - Head to Factor and use code grumpy50 to get 50% off. That’s code grumpy50 at Factor to get 50% off!Mood - For 20% off your order and a FREE THCa pre-roll, go to hellomood.com and use promo code GOG.1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!FOLLOW UPKagiTURNS OUT THAT EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE SORA DEMO... WASN’T EXACTLY MADE WITH SORAIN THE NEWSFCC Fines Major U.S. Wireless Carriers for Selling Customer Location DataSocial media companies have too much political power, 78% of Americans say in Pew surveyBiden Signed the TikTok Ban. What's Next for TikTok Users?Customers say Meta’s ad-buying AI blows through budgets in a matter of hoursA researcher is suing Meta for the right to ‘turn off’ Facebook’s news feedOpenAI hit with another privacy complaint over ChatGPT’s love of making stuff upAmazon Q1 Ad Revenue Leaps 24% to $11.8 Billion, Lifted by Prime VideoBinance founder Changpeng Zhao sentenced to four months in prisonA Vast New Data Set Could Supercharge the AI Hunt for Crypto Money LaunderingElon Musk loses at Supreme Court in case over “funding secured” tweetsTesla is reportedly getting 'absolutely hard core' about more layoffs, according to Elon MuskOnlyFans hits UK regulator's radar for age-verification failures around porn accessMEDIA CANDYLord of the Rings Trilogy to Return to Theaters this Summer, Extended and RemasteredDune Part 2The Bad Batch - Series FinaleFalloutRoku OS home screen is getting video ads for the first timeOlivia Rodrigo, Drake and other Universal artists return to TikTokWatch the Powerful First Trailer for Lee Miller Biopic Starring Kate WinsletAPPS & DOODADSWalmart thinks it's a good idea to let kids buy IRL items inside RobloxSnapchat will finally let you edit your chatsAT THE LIBRARYHello World (First Contact) by Peter CawdronThe Forward Collection, curated by Blake CrouchEssentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less By: Greg McKeownAudible to test using Prime Video data for audiobook recommendations as Spotify competition heats upTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopLM StudioAI For Humans PodcastPinokioOllamaCreative Computer Publishes Interview with the Guy Behind the Death Star Trench Run (1978)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
645: A Man on the Nude

645: A Man on the Nude

2024-04-2701:32:261

FTC restores net neutrality, ends non-competes; TikTok divest-or-ban bill passes; more bad news at Tesla; X TV; Amazon ends California drone deliveries; AI in law enforcement is just a bad idea; META's oversight board remains useless; Instagram blurring nudity rather than just banning it; post and boast law; Voyager 1 is back; Worldcoin Orb shortage; bird flu not looking great; Franklin; Disney+ looking to FAST; dystopian future of AI TV; YouTube ghost gun videos; saying no to Spotify; White Trash Wins Lotto; Lollapalooza doc; 24 in 24; Parish; Civil War; USB enter key; Rabbit R1; the ongoing appeal of the Muppets; gaming the lottery; BrickIt app; old man vision.Show notes at https://gog.show/645/Sponsors:DeleteMe - Head over to JoinDeleteMe.com/GOG and use the code "GOG" for 20% off.Factor - Head to Factor and use code grumpy50 to get 50% off. That’s code grumpy50 at Factor to get 50% off!Mood - For 20% off your order and a FREE THCa pre-roll, go to hellomood.com and use promo code GOG.1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!IN THE NEWSFCC votes to restore net neutrality protectionsTikTok Divest-or-Ban Bill Passes in the SenateByteDance 'would rather' torpedo TikTok than sell it offTesla halts Cybertruck deliveries due to 'unexpected delay'Tesla Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide For Killing Motorcyclist While Browsing His Phone On AutopilotTesla Autopilot investigation closed after feds find 13 fatal crashes related to misuseFACEBOOK COFOUNDER SAYS TESLA HAS COMMITTED "CONSUMER FRAUD ON A MASSIVE SCALE," WILL END IN JAILElon Musk says it's his turn to have the remoteAmazon ends California drone deliveriesNoncompetes Are Dead—and Tech Workers Are Free to RoamCops Are Now Using AI to Generate Police ReportsLos Angeles is using AI in a pilot program to try to predict homelessness and allocate aidThe world's leading AI companies pledge to protect the safety of children onlineMeta’s oversight board to probe subjective policy on AI sex image removalsInstagram begins blurring nudity in messages to protect teens and fight sexual extortionTeens Who Allegedly Stole Cars Face Two Extra Years for Bragging About It on Social MediaNASA’s Voyager 1 Resumes Sending Engineering Updates to EarthAmazon launches a new grocery delivery subscription in the USOh No, There's an Orb ShortageThe Bird Flu Situation Is Not Looking GreatMEDIA CANDYFranklinDisney+ may add cable-style streaming channels focused on Marvel and Star WarsThe Dystopian Future of TV Is AI-Generated GarbageManhattan's DA wants to know why YouTube is pushing 'ghost gun' tutorials to kidsInterview with the Vampire Season 2 Official Trailer | Premieres May 12 | AMC+As Spotify Amasses Power, Some Artists Find Success Without ItWHITE TRASH WINS LOTTOWhite Trash Wins Lotto on ConanLollapalooza Documentary to Premiere on Paramount+ in May24 in 24: Last Chef StandingBest Bite in TownParish on AMCCivil WarAPPS & DOODADSBig USB Enter KeyPEARLAApple Vision Pro Gets a Reality CheckSonos unveils app overhaul with customizable Home screen, search across all services, moreRabbit R1 hands-on: Already more fun and accessible than the Humane AI PinHow does ChatGPT work? As explained by the ChatGPT team.THE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopThis Jim Henson Documentary From Director Ron Howard Already Has Us WeepingJim Henson Idea Man | Official Trailer | Disney+The original model for Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise emerges after being lost for over 40 yearsHow someone stacked the odds in their favor to win a $95 million Texas Lottery jackpotTurn those boxes full of Lego into useful projects.CLOSING SHOUT-OUTSCall Me DonovanThe man who saved Star Trek has diedSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
644: Grok Hole Sun

644: Grok Hole Sun

2024-04-1301:24:27

ISP's get nutrition labels; Truth Social continues to drop; X, for free speech, gets anti-speech lawsuit dismissed; Grok fake news; Tesla taxi, maybe; problems with Starlink; Biden considering dropping prosecution of Assange; training AI on Youtube; Geek Squad layoffs; Texas replaces human graders with AI; Dove stays on brand; no selfie zones; Dune Part 2 leaks; Fallout; the Regime; Shaun of the Dead; Renegade Nell; Roku ad injection patent; Humane AI; the Anxious Generation; Wool; Lost in Time; fun with Suno; Apple Vision Pro demo.Sponsors:DeleteMe - Head over to JoinDeleteMe.com/GOG and use the code "GOG" for 20% off.Factor - Head to Factor and use code grumpy50 to get 50% off. That’s code grumpy50 at Factor to get 50% off!1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!Show notes at https://gog.show/644FOLLOW UPHire Jason for your voiceover project!ISPs roll out mandatory broadband 'nutrition' labels that show speeds, fees and data allowancesTrump Media shares close down by more than 5%, latest grim day for Truth Social ownerIN THE NEWSFederal Court Dimisses X's Anti-Speech Lawsuit Against WatchdogElon Musk's Grok Creates Bizarre Fake News About the Solar Eclipse Thanks to Jokes on XTesla will unveil a robotaxi on August 8, according to MuskThere Appears to Be a Huge Problem With Spacex's StarlinkBiden Says He's 'Considering' Request to Drop Prosecution of Julian AssangeOpenAI and Google reportedly used transcriptions of YouTube videos to train their AI modelsBest Buy’s Geek Squad agents say they were hit by mass layoffs this weekTexas is replacing thousands of human exam graders with AIDove Says It'll Never Use AI on Women in Its AdvertisementsTourist Falls 170 Feet Off a Cliff to Her Death While Taking SelfieMEDIA CANDYDune: Part Two Leaks Early on Pirate Sites ‘In Memory of EVO’FalloutThe Regime‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Returning to Cinemas This Year for 20th AnniversaryEdgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost break down the making of Shaun of the Dead, 20 years later: “Could Jack Black play this part?”Edgar Wright Will Direct Glen Powell in Stephen King Adaptation The Running ManRenegade NellTwitch CEO says DJs will have to share what they earn on the website with music labelsTaylor Swift’s Music Is Back on TikTok—Right Before Her New Album DropsAPPS & DOODADSRoku looks into serving you ads on whatever you plug into its TVsThe Humane AI Pin is the solution to none of technology's problemsHumane's AI "Pin" Is a $700 Flaming Dumpster FireNew Federal Bill Could Require Disclosure of Songs Used in AI TrainingAT THE LIBRARYThe Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan HaidtWoolLost In Time by A.G. RiddleTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopSetting the MIT open source license to music.Jumping Power TowerHow Amateur Performers Are Making Porn in the Apple Vision ProCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSRemembering Daniel Kahneman: A Mosaic of Memories and Lessons - By Evan Nesterak - Behavioral ScientistSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
643: Mechanical Goslings

643: Mechanical Goslings

2024-04-0601:27:03

Gmail turns 20; Google isn't good; coding with ChatGPT; court bans "AI-enhanced" evidence; AI Goslings everywhere; NYC chatbot spews out dangerously inaccurate information; Amazon's mechanical turks; California right to disconnect bill; Elon Musk has hurt the Tesla brand; Constellation; Road House; Jon Stewart; Star Trek: Discovery; AI in music; DVDs; Sherlock Holmes; Super Monsters Ate My Condo, +; app feedback: Canva, Apple Vision Pro, Kagi; new Star Wars content; Avatar: the Last Airbender; the Muppets; down the AI personality cloning rabbit hole; AI generated sludge or world changing genius?Sponsors:1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!Show notes at https://gog.show/643FOLLOW UPGmail is 20 years oldEudora (email client)Ten years later, Facebook's Oculus acquisition hasn't changed the world as expectedGoogle says it will destroy browsing data collected from Chrome’s Incognito modeIN THE NEWSCourt Bans Use of 'AI-Enhanced' Video Evidence Because That's Not How AI WorksWaymo self-driving cars are delivering Uber Eats orders for first timeNYC’s business chatbot is reportedly doling out ‘dangerously inaccurate’ informationAmazon just walked out on its self-checkout technologyCalifornia introduces 'right to disconnect' bill that would allow employees to possibly relaxApple confirms layoffs affecting 700+ workers, including car teamAT&T resets millions of customers’ passcodes after account info was leaked on the dark webElon Musk's unpleasant persona hurts Tesla brand: survey saysCybertruck Breaks Down After One Mile Of DrivingMEDIA CANDYBetter Call SaulConstellationThe RegimeRoad HouseJon Stewart says Apple asked him not to host FTC Chair Lina KhanAn executive who worked on '3 Body Problem' was sentenced to death for fatally poisoning the Netflix show's producerStar Trek: DiscoveryNew Matrix Movie in the Works from Drew GoddardSong Lyrics Today Are Less Sophisticated, Angrier, And More Self-Obsessed Than They Used To Be, Study SaysBillie Eilish, Greta Van Fleet, & Pearl Jam Among 200 Artists Calling for Responsible AI Music PracticesSuno AINew Bill in California Aims to Force Ticketmaster to Play Nice With OthersThe film fans who refuse to surrender to streaming: ‘One day you’ll barter bread for our DVDs’40 Years Later, Jeremy Brett is Still the Best Sherlock HolmesThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes w/ Jeremy BrettDownie via SetAppThe Labours Of HerculeAnthem Of LifeAPPS & DOODADSSuper Monsters Ate My Condo+Welcome to Canva, Affinity!KagiFriendship Ended With GOOGLE Now KAGI Is My Best FriendJon Stewart On The False Promises of AI | The Daily ShowAI Companies Running Out Of Training Data After Burning Through Entire InternetYahoo bought AI-powered news app Artifact from Instagram’s co-foundersTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopStar Wars' Next Animated Anthology Explores the Shadows of the EmpireBreaking Down the Sithy Secrets of Tales of the Empire's New TrailerWillie Nelson and Kermit the Frog sing "Rainbow Connection"Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Synthetic VoicesWhat Went WrongA 65-IN-1 THE 2024 WAYAn eye-rolling example of the kind of AI generated sludge that's clogging up Google's search results.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
642: Nerd Plumage

642: Nerd Plumage

2024-03-3001:31:52

Apple Vision Pro in the wild; everyone hates Sam; META's Project: Ghostbusters; getting device-blocked on Facebook; Meta & Google restricting reproductive health ads; anti-trans hate widespread on META properties; X testing NSFW communities, caught selling data to government while complaining about surveillance; FTC might sue TikTok; school boards suing social media giants; Truth Social stock; Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire; 3 Body Problem; Constellation; Heathers is 35 years old; the future of Star Trek needs to not be old and white; Adobe subscription shenanigans; YouTube Shorts; MacWhisper; Whoa API; why AI sucks; the Anxious Generation; german politeness; Keys to the Kingdom; What Went Wrong; keeping your mouth shut; being a pedandick.Sponsors:Factor - Head to Factor and use code grumpy50 to get 50% off. That’s code grumpy50 at Factor to get 50% off!1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!Show notes at https://gog.show/642FOLLOW UPApple launches first ever Immersive Video sports film for Apple Vision ProSam Bankman-Fried just got sentenced to 25 years in prisonIN THE NEWSProject Ghostbusters: Facebook Accused of Using Your Phone to Wiretap SnapchatFacebook Allegedly Killed Its Own Streaming Service to Help Sell Netflix AdsMeta and Google face claims of restricting reproductive health ads and fueling misinformationAnti-trans hate is ‘widespread’ on Facebook, Instagram and Threads, report warnsX is testing NSFW adult communities, according to screenshotsTwitter Caught Selling Data to Government Spies While Complaining About SurveillanceThe FTC might sue TikTok over its handling of users’ privacy and securityOntario school boards sue Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTokUber Eats courier's fight against AI bias shows justice under UK law is hard wonLike Elon Musk And Twitter Before Them, Investors In Trump's Newly Public Social Media Company Will Lose MillionsDJT stock hits turbulence: More volatility ahead for Trump's high-flying Truth SocialMEDIA CANDYGhostbusters: Frozen EmpireThe 3 Body ProblemThe GentlemenBetter Call SaulConstellationFred Durst and Billy Corgan to Host Shows on Bill Maher’s New Podcast NetworkSchmactors with James Marsters and Mark DevineIt’s almost time for T-Mobile customers to claim their free year of MLB.TV35 Years Later, Heathers Has Been Often Imitated, Never DuplicatedThe Future of ‘Star Trek’: From ‘Starfleet Academy’ to New Movies and Michelle Yeoh, How the 58-Year-Old Franchise Is Planning for the Next Generation of FansAPPS & DOODADSGoogle says Apple is bringing RCS to the iPhone in ‘fall of 2024’YouTube says over 25% of its creator partners now monetize via ShortsMacWhisperThe Keanu Reeves Whoa APIThis Website Plays Every Keanu Reeves 'Whoa' in Movie HistoryCan an A.I. Make Plans? | The New YorkerBiden orders every US agency to appoint a chief AI officerDisillusioned Businesses Discovering That AI Kind of SucksAT THE LIBRARYThe Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan HaidtThe Bezzle by Cory DoctorowTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopKeys to the KingdomWhat Went Wrong'This Is a Sputnik Moment': NYC Is Adding AI Metal Detectors to the SubwayA Data Broker Reportedly Tracked Visitors to Jeffrey Epstein’s IslandFirst Day - A Star Wars Short Film Made with Unreal Engine 5CLOSING SHOUT-OUTSLouis Gossett Jr., 1st Black man to win supporting actor Oscar, dies at 87See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
641: Subscription Screaming

641: Subscription Screaming

2024-03-2301:08:50

Lots of suggestions, no regulations: cars, broadband, AI & more; Apple lawsuits; drone delivery, again; Starbucks NFT program ending; Glassdoor adds real names to accounts without consent; AI news round-up; Stability AI wobbles; cyberflasher conviction; Russia warns of potential SpaceX strikes; data broker bar, sort of; happiness rankings, the kids aren't alright; Better Call Saul; the Acolyte; the juice is loose; the Regime; music revenue has grown (along with prices); Poe; Reddit goes public; photography; manuals; home repair with the Geeks; let's go karaoke!Sponsors:Factor - Head to Factor and use code grumpy50 to get 50% off. That’s code grumpy50 at Factor to get 50% off!1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!Show notes at https://gog.show/641FOLLOW UPEuropean crash tester says carmakers must bring back physical controlsBillionaire Who Died in Tesla Had Three Times Legal Blood Alcohol to DriveIN THE NEWSThe FCC just quadrupled the download speed required to market internet as ‘broadband’Apple can’t get out of facing a class-action lawsuit over AirTags stalking claimsJustice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Apple over its infamous 'walled garden'DoorDash and Wing are piloting fast food delivery in the USIt took Starbucks a little too long to realize coffee NFTs aren't itUsers say Glassdoor added real names to user profiles without their consentWorld’s first global AI resolution unanimously adopted by United NationsUnited Nations General Assembly Adopts by Consensus U.S.-Led Resolution on Seizing the Opportunities of Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Systems for Sustainable DevelopmentGoogle Hit With Huge Fine for Training Ai With News Articles Without Getting PermissionYouTube will require disclosure of AI-manipulated videos from creatorsFacebook’s Algorithm Is Boosting AI Spam That Links to AI-Generated, Ad-Laden Click Farms‘AI-powered’ ad ignites creator controversy on InstagramStability AI Is Falling ApartFirst 'Cyberflasher' Convicted in England Gets Year in Prison for Sending Explicit PhotoRussia Warns of Potential Military Strike on Spacex SatellitesHouse passes bill that would bar data brokers from selling Americans' personal information to 'adversary' countriesUS Happiness Ranking Plummets as One Group Struggles MostCanada Ranks 15th, But Young Canadians Are Unhappy, Finds 2024 World Happiness ReportThe kids are not OK. New data shows Canadians under-30 ‘very unhappy’Using Computers Strongly Linked to Erectile DysfunctionMEDIA CANDYBetter Call SaulStar Wars: The AcolyteTim Burton's First Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Trailer Summons More Afterlife ChaosThe RegimeThe 3 Body ProblemThe Bloody HundredthDirector of Original Crow Makes It Clear He's Not Happy with Remake, Before Deleting Post10.2% growth of global music industry; initial coverage of IFPI annual reportAPPS & DOODADSPoeReddit is now a publicly traded companyThis Website Tells Travelers If They're Flying on a Boeing PlaneZoom - for Home TVApple's new webpage helps users find product manuals and guidesCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSAstro JoeCan stop the music: Karaoke inventor diesVernor Vinge, father of the tech singularity, has died at age 79RIP, Vernor VingeChildren of the Sky | Vernor Vinge | Talks at GoogleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11 years & nothing's changed; IG impersonators & weird animal video creepiness; Apple restores Epic, for now; TikTok ban bill passes House but will most likely die in Senate; X usage declines, launching video app, Elon cancels Don Lemon show because he's a little beyatch; running out of power; AI Marilyn Monroe; NeMo, Devin & Gemini - one Poe to rule them all; bypassing AI guardrails; more bad Tesla news; Bluesky outsourcing - and charging - for moderation; Schmactors; Somebody Feed Phil; no Riker in Disco; Airbnb tells people to stop filming guests; AirPod hearing aids; Goodbye, Jumbo.Sponsors:Factor - Head to Factor and use code grumpy50 to get 50% off. That’s code grumpy50 at Factor to get 50% off!1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!Show notes at: https://gog.show/640FOLLOW UPJoe Zieja’s Voice Acting AcademyApple reinstates Epic's developer account two days after banning itJoe Biden says he would sign bill that would force a sale or ban of TikTokThe House Passed the Bill That Could Ban TikTok—and It Wasn’t CloseAddicted to TikTok? Here’s what the House vote to effectively ban it could mean for youIN THE NEWSTwitter/X Usage Sees Sharp DeclineX will launch a YouTube-like video app on Samsung and Amazon TVsElon Musk Cancels Contract with Don Lemon After Being Asked About Ketamine UsageAmid explosive demand, America is running out of powerAI Marilyn Monroe Marks Another Step Forward In Extending Celebrity Brand Value Beyond The GraveNow it's NVIDIA being sued over AI copyright infringementSXSW Audience Boos Sizzle Reel About the Virtues of AIIntroducing Devin, the first AI software engineerGoogle restricts AI chatbot Gemini from answering queries on global electionsResearchers jailbreak AI chatbots with ASCII art — ArtPrompt bypasses safety measures to unlock malicious queriesElevenLabs Block on Cloning Biden's Voice Easily BypassedEU votes to ban riskiest forms of AI and impose restrictions on othersExclusive: U.S. Must Move ‘Decisively’ to Avert ‘Extinction-Level’ Threat From AI, Government-Commissioned Report SaysMix-Up With Tesla Touchscreen Killed Angela Chao: ReportTesla Didn’t Pay Any Federal Income Taxes for 5 Years, Got $1 Million Tax RefundApple's Vision Pro was used in surgery to help perform spinal operationsMarc Andreessen’s VC Was Reportedly Behind Kickstarter’s Disastrous Pivot to CryptoThe US Government says IP infringement is all over NFT marketplacesBluesky snags former Twitter/X Trust & Safety exec cut by MuskBluesky launches Ozone, a tool that lets users create and run their own independent moderation servicesMEDIA CANDYSchmactors with James Marsters and Mark DevineSomebody Feed Phil Season 7Discovery Will Be the First Star Trek Show in 50 Years to End Without a Jonathan Frakes AppearanceAPPS & DOODADSPoeApple will allow iOS apps to be distributed on websites in the EUAirbnb to hosts: please stop filming the guestsApple’s AirPods Pro could be getting a “hearing aid mode” later this yearCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSWorld Party Frontman Karl Wallinger Dies at 66See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
639: TikTok MotherF#C&3R!

639: TikTok MotherF#C&3R!

2024-03-0901:32:13

Cybertruck vs. sign; the UK loves short weeks; US wants TikTok ban while TikTok frets; Meta's support sucks; Apple fined $2B; Musk sues OpenAI; Klarna's AI job fears; Twitter execs sue Musk; NFTs seek meaning; Bitcoin's inflation-adjusted; flop—science nixes sun dimming; Netflix drops 'The Brothers Sun'; 'Crime Scene Kitchen' cooks on; Tech toys abound, and books offer escape; Cyber threats grow; FCC fights shady doorbells; AI spooks; and TikTok's conspiracies rise.Sponsors:1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!Show notes at: https://gog.show/639/FOLLOW UPA Tesla Cybertruck lost its battle against the iconic "Beverly Hills Hotel" sign (video)Making It Stick: The UK Four-Day Week Pilot One Year On - AutonomyIN THE NEWSUS House to vote next week on TikTok crackdown billTikTok Seems Pretty Worried About Getting BannedInside the World of TikTok Spammers and the AI Tools That Enable ThemPodcast: AI-Powered TikTok Hustlers41 state attorneys general tell Meta to fix their customer support for hacking victimsEU fines Apple nearly $2 billion for 'blocking' alternative music appsThe law doesn't allow Apple to threaten Epic, says EUElon Musk sues OpenAI over AI threatOpenAI and Elon MuskElon Musk took drugs with Tesla board members: ReportKlarna CEO says AI can do the job of 700 workers. But job replacement isn't the biggest issue.How Klarna uses AI on Ben’s BitesTwitter's former CEO and other execs are suing Elon Musk and X for $128 million in unpaid severanceTumblr and WordPress to Sell Users’ Data to Train AI ToolsProposed class action lawsuit accuses Apple of monopolizing cloud storage for its devicesGoogle launches $5m prize to find actual uses for quantum computersOpenSea’s partnership with Coachella is a sign that NFTs can be more than profile picturesActually, Bitcoin Didn’t Hit an All-Time High If You Adjust for InflationScientists Warn 'Dimming The Sun' Is Simply Too Dangerous. Here's Why.MEDIA CANDYConstellation‘The Brothers Sun’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season'Crime Scene Kitchen' Renewed For Third Season By FoxFallout - Official Trailer | Prime VideoMax will start cracking down on password sharing this yearAPPS & DOODADSEpsteinDraftsGhostJPD.MeCleanMyPhoneSetAppAT THE LIBRARYThe Bezzle by Cory DoctorowSlow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal NewportThe Art of War (First Contact Series) by Peter CawdronWhat’s Going On with Kara Swisher’s Book Tour?THE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopIran's cyber quest in Middle Eastern aerospace.Andor Will Soon Give You the Most Politically Tense Sequence in Star ToursNew FCC rules would crack down on connected vehicle abusesMicrosoft AI engineer says Copilot Designer creates disturbing imagesIgnore This Title and HackAPrompt: Exposing Systemic Vulnerabilities of LLMs through a Global Scale Prompt Hacking CompetitionThese Video Doorbells Have Terrible Security. Amazon Sells Them Anyway.Police warn of thieves using wifi-jamming tech to disarm cameras, alarmsWhy TikTok Is Becoming a Conspiracy PlaygroundSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
638: Dave’s Lumber Yard

638: Dave’s Lumber Yard

2024-03-0201:20:52

AI's unintended consequences; chat bots; pink slips in podcasting, Playstation, Electronic Arts & Fisker; Tesla racism class action lawsuit; Apple pivots away from an electric car; TikTok's tussle with Universal Music continues, but UMG is just fine; call me on X; Bitcoin up, crashes Coinbase; OpenAI probe; Gemini woke prompt re-writing; Facebook News tab going away; Glasgow's sad Ooompa Loompa; where's the surge priced beef; Constellation; Neuromancer; The Crow Flies Again; Naked Gun; Ray Donovan; Next Goal Wins; Dune; transparent laptops & super DVDs; SetApp; Farscape; Losing Mars; Strong Songs; Beverly Hills drones; tripping the iPhone light fantastic; Dance your PhD.Sponsors:1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.SetApp - With a single monthly subscription you get 240+ apps for your Mac. Go to SetApp and get started today!!!Show notes at: https://gog.show/638/FOLLOW UPMat Talk OnlineAI Girlfriends Aren’t All Bad | AI UnlockedLaurie Anderson on making an AI chatbot of Lou Reed: ‘I’m totally, 100%, sadly addicted’IN THE NEWSPlayStation is laying off 900 staff across Naughty Dog, Insomniac and other studiosEA is laying off over 650 employeesTesla must face racism class action from 6,000 Black workers, judge rulesFisker is laying off 15% of staff and says it needs more cash ahead of a 'difficult year'R.I.P. Apple's Electric CarTikTok is muting more songs amid its tussle with Universal MusicUNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP N.V. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2023X starts giving non-paying users the ability to make audio and video callsBitcoin's so high, it crashed Coinbase todayUS SEC probes whether OpenAI investors were misled, WSJ reportsGoogle brings Stack Overflow's knowledge base to Gemini for Google CloudGoogle CEO Admits Gemini AI Image Failures: 'We Got It Wrong'AI-generated articles prompt Wikipedia to downgrade CNET’s reliability ratingFacebook plans to shut down its news tab in the U.S. and AustraliaCamera Inside Varda's Space Capsule Captured Its Wild Trip Back to EarthThe Asteroid Dimorphos Looks Totally Different After NASA's DART Mission Walloped ItCops Called to 'Willy Wonka Experience' as Crying Children Realize AI Ads Were LiesGlasgow’s Sad Oompa Loompa Isn’t Gonna Sugarcoat ThisWendy’s Surge Pricing Is Off the Menu After Internet BeefMEDIA CANDYConstellationNeuromancer Is Finally Getting Its Long-Awaited AdaptationFirst Look: The Crow Flies Again With Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs‘Naked Gun’ Reboot With Liam Neeson Lands 2025 Release From ParamountGuy Ritchie to Direct a ‘Ray Donovan’ Spinoff ‘The Donovans’ for Paramount+Next Goal WinsAPPS & DOODADSLenovo’s Project Crystal is the world’s first laptop with a transparent microLED displayThis 'Super DVD' Can Hold 20 Million PhotosJetpack Joyride 2Analogue PocketTetris Game Boy CartridgeMacPaw's Setapp becomes one of the first to agree to Apple's controversial DMA rulesSetAppAT THE LIBRARYFARSCAPE 25th Anniversary Comic Book CelebrationLosing Mars (First Contact) by Peter CawdronKasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16 By: Moshe KasherHidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things By: Adam GrantSupercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection By: Charles DuhiggBounce Back: 12 Warrior Principles to Reclaim and Recalibrate Your Life By: Travis MillsInfinity Gate By M. R. CareyTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopStrong SongsCurb Your Enthusiasm - Larry Has Issues with SiriWeli - Kangaroo Time (Club Edit) (from Dance Your PhD 2024 - Overall Winner)CLOSING SHOUT-OUTSAfter Dark perfected the screensaverRichard Lewis, Comedian and Curb Your Enthusiasm Actor, Dead at 76See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
637: Outragery!

637: Outragery!

2024-02-2401:15:50

Let's game the system; Rivian layoffs; Air Canada's chatbot lied; Twitter didn't violate data security because they ignored Musk orders; Science Corner: smartwatches & rings don't measure blood sugar, AMOC collapsing, Taylor Swift's planes could use new paint, red light improves eyesight; we're back on the moon; ChatGPT goes temporarily insane; Pentagon testing LLMs; the Bad Batch; Last Week Tonight on YouTube to be delayed; Amazon shutting down Freevee wait no they aren't; FuboTV accuses Disney, Fox, WBD of antitrust; TikTok grows up; BIGO; Office Space; No Values festival; browser market share; watching ads on TV through built in TV ads; Ultra 2 watch tips; Apple iMessage Level 3; Lockbit cybercrime group takedown; Pixel Envy; a deep dive into Wampas.Sponsors:1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/637FOLLOW UPOvercastIN THE NEWSRivian is laying off 10 percent of its salaried employeesAir Canada must pay damages after chatbot lies to grieving passenger about discountFTC concludes Twitter didn’t violate data security rules, in spite of Musk's ordersDon't use smartwatches and rings that claim to measure blood sugar without needles, the FDA warnsRun AMOCIt Looks a Lot Like Taylor Swift Had Two Private Jets for Her Super Bowl FlightScientists develop 'nanosphere' paint that could reduce planes' carbon dioxide emissionsStaring At A Red Light In The Morning Improves Worsening Eyesight, Study ShowsPrivate lander makes first US moon landing in more than 50 yearsJEFF KOONS: MOON PHASESChatGPT goes temporarily “insane” with unexpected outputs, spooking users | Ars TechnicaScale AI to set the Pentagon’s path for testing and evaluating large language models | DefenseScoopMEDIA CANDYStar Wars: The Bad Batch'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' on YouTube will now be delayedAmazon Shutting Down Freevee: ReportAmazon Says ‘No Changes’ Coming to Freevee Despite Reports of the Streamer ShutteringFuboTV accuses Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. of antitrust practices over joint streaming serviceTikTok Is on the DeclineBIGO LiveTyler Perry Raises Alarm on AI, Puts $800M Studio Expansion On Hold – The Hollywood ReporterMonsieur SpadeDeath and Other DetailsOffice Space Murdered Office Culture 25 Years Before It Died: ’99 RewindOffice Space on MaxNO VALUES | June 8th, 2024APPS & DOODADSBrowser Market Share Worldwide'Soaring' over hills or 'playing' with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality | AP NewsWhy Walmart is buying Vizio | CNN BusinessTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopApple Watch Ultra 2Apple Updates iMessage With a New 'Post-Quantum' Encryption ProtocolLockbit cybercrime gang faces global takedown with indictments and arrests | ReutersPixel EnvyA question about the Wampa in ESB.Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back | Deleted Scenes HDCorvette SummerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
636: Verified Terrorists

636: Verified Terrorists

2024-02-1701:07:331

Layoffs at Paramount, Instacart & Mozilla; Musk must testify in SEC investigation of Twitter takeover; Tesla driver not sure if he killed pedestrians because he was on autopilot; crowd burns Waymo car; 23andMe selling DNA data; Amazon Prime Video pulls Dolby Vision, Atmos on ad-supported plan; queer.af shut down by Taliban; X blue checks sold to literal terrorists; Past Lives; We Are the World; Jacqueline Novak; Somebody Feed Feel; Star Trek Disco; Downtown Abbey; AMC fined for 1988 law; Apple Cash to offer virtual cards; AI news round up; don't get an AI girlfriend; thought crimes; Sora & floating feet; Infinity Gate by M.R. Carey; the Bad Batch; cybercriminals stealing iOS users' face scans... are they, though?Sponsors:Mood - For 20% off your order and a FREE THCa pre-roll, go to hellomood.com and use promo code GOG.1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/636FOLLOW UPAxact sells fake diplomas and degrees. What could go wrong with this business plan?Found a cool easter egg on the Ookla speedtest appIN THE NEWSJust to keep the pink slips chat going.. Paramount doing some work.Paramount lays off 800 workers in cost-cutting bid: 'This is the right decision'Instacart lays off 250 employees, or 7% of its workforce, to 'reshape' companyMozilla is laying off around 60 workersCourt orders Elon Musk to testify in the SEC’s investigation of his Twitter takeoverTesla Driver Says He's Not Sure If He Killed a Pedestrian Because He Was on AutopilotCrowd Sets Waymo Self-Driving Car on Fire: ‘They Couldn’t Even Recognize the Vehicle’23andMe Admits ‘Mining’ Your DNA Data Is Its Last HopeAmazon Prime Video won't offer Dolby Vision and Atmos on its ad-supported planTaliban Shuts Down 'queer.af' Domain, Breaking Mastodon InstanceElon Musk’s X Gave Check Marks to Terrorist Group Leaders, Report SaysELON MUSK SELLING BLUE CHECKMARKS TO LITERAL TERRORISTSMEDIA CANDYLooney Tunes Movie Coyote vs Acme Expected to Be Destroyed ForeverPast LivesThe Greatest Night in PopJacqueline Novak: Get on Your KneesSomebody Feed Phil, Season 7 - March 1Star Trek: Discovery's Final Season Finally Has a Release DateA Hail Mary to Save ‘The Daily Show’Downton Abbey reportedly poised to return for a seventh seasonJohn Cleese has “always loathed and despised” Eric IdleAMC to pay $8M for allegedly violating 1988 law with use of Meta PixelAPPS & DOODADSApple Cash will offer virtual card numbers for online shoppingGoogle's Gemini AI Keeps Your Conversations for Up to 3 Years (Even If You Delete Them)OpenAI - Disrupting malicious uses of AI by state-affiliated threat actorsAI ‘companions’ promise to combat loneliness, but history shows the dangers of one-way relationshipsYour AI Girlfriend Is a Data-Harvesting Horror ShowAI monitoring employee comms for 'thought crimes' in Slack & moreMemory and new controls for ChatGPTNVIDIA’s new AI chatbot runs locally on your PCOpenAI’s newest model Sora can generate videos — and they look decentUSPTO says AI models can’t hold patentsAT THE LIBRARYInfinity Gate (The Pandominion Book 1) by M.R. CareyA different, darker take on The Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett & Stephen BaxterTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopWhat Has Happened So Far on Star Wars: The Bad Batch?Cybercriminals are stealing iOS users' face scans to break into mobile banking accountsLM StudioLily-Cybersecurity-7B-v0.2Propstore has an upcoming auction, including the Anthony Daniels collection.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
635: Optical Vortex

635: Optical Vortex

2024-02-1001:27:15

Science should be taken seriously; Read Write Own; layoffs at Snap, Microsoft, Grammarly & Warner Music Group; Americans going back into credit card debt; Amazon new AWS charge; Google's confusing Gemini AI plans; AI robocalls outlawed; META's confusing AI approach & continued useless Oversight Board; Moviepass shenanigans; Taylor Swift's private jet tracked; Optical Vortex to correct vision; Poor Things; Leave the World Behind; Moana 2; Apple Vision Pro reviews; Bluesky open to everyone; Slack is 10; Jason gets new gadgets; the 4 S's with Dave; smart toothbrush DDoS attack, smug superiority & journalism versus curators.Sponsors:Mood - For 20% off your order and a FREE THCa pre-roll, go to hellomood.com and use promo code GOG.1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/635/FOLLOW UPReview: Chris Dixon's Read Write Own by Molly WhiteHow Tech Firms Made a Crypto-Boosting Book an NYT Best Seller by Gaming the SystemIN THE NEWSSnap is laying off 10 percent of its workforceMicrosoft’s gaming layoffs include 86 jobs at Skylanders studio Toys for BobGrammarly lays off 230 employees as part of a ‘business restructuring’Warner Music Group Plans to Lay Off 600 EmployeesGraphics show how Americans' total credit card debt reached record highAmazon’s new AWS charge for using IPv4 is expected to rake in up to $1B per year — change should speed IPv6 adoptionGoogle launches Gemini Advanced to compete with OpenAIGet Gemini Advanced and more with a Google One AI Premium planGoogle saves your conversations with Gemini for years by defaultAI Tools Like GitHub Copilot Are Rewiring Coders’ Brains. Yours May Be NextPhony AI Biden robocalls reached up to 25,000 voters, says New Hampshire AGAI-generated voices in robocalls can deceive voters. The FCC just made them illegal.Axact sells fake diplomas and degrees. What could go wrong with this business plan?Meta plans to ramp up labeling of AI-generated images across its platformsMaliciously edited Joe Biden video can stay on Facebook, Meta's Oversight Board saysCompany Loses Millions After Employee Duped By Video Call DeepfakesFormer MoviePass Executive Convicted of Embezzlement to Pay Off Coachella Party DebtAdd Taylor Swift to the list of famous people who don't like their private jets being trackedAmazing Spiral-Shaped Contact Lens Uses 'Optical Vortex' to Correct VisionMEDIA CANDYPoor ThingsLeave the World Behind‘Moana 2’ Set at Disney With Surprise 2024 Release DateAPPS & DOODADSWill Apple’s Vision Pro Make Your Real Life Unbearably Boring?The thing no one will say about Apple Vision ProBluesky is ditching its waitlist and is now open to everyoneSlack Is Turning 10 Years Old, and Wow Has It Changed EverythingSlipdrive - Portable Hard Drive Sleeve for Laptop | SSD Solid State Drive | Reusable Adhesive | Stick on External Hard Drive Carrying CaseShineeKee 90 Degree Right Angle USB-C Adapter | 40Gbps Data Transfer | USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4 Type C Male to Female Connector Extender | for Mobile Phone, Switch, Steam Deck, Tablet, Laptop | 2 PackEXTNGO Retractable Network Cable Extender, 50 Ft (15 Meter) CAT 6 Ethernet Cable Flat-Portable 1Gbps Data Speed-Swiftly Setup Temp Networks-Cascadable Male-Female RJ45 Connector-UTP Cable ReelSewell U-Link Ul10, USB 2.0 Over Single CAT5E/6 Extender | 200 ft | 480 Mbps | 4 Port - V2.0Check Your DecafThe National Association of Unclaimed Property AdministratorsTest your internet speedTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopHow to Poop at Work - Bathroom Etiquette and Types of PoopPedro Pascal Will Not Appear in the Mandalorian Season 43 million smart toothbrushes were not used in a DDoS attack after all, but it could happenBloomberg’s The Big HackCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSNodehost.caWard William Bones ObituarySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
AI Carlin was people; FTX not coming back; Neuralink implants a human; Yaccarino invents a new company; Senate hearing on online child exploitation; Universal pulls its music from TikTok; music piracy is back; Comcast forced to drop misleading 10G Network claim; 23andMe almost worthless now; FCC takes on AI-generated robocalls; Musk's bad week, Tesla sued, Musk loses case, voted most overrated CEO, SpaceX sued; Monarch: Legacy of Monsters; Eugene Levy; SiriusXM vastly overpays for SmartLess; Hulu cracks down on password sharing; Masters of the Air; Monsieur Spade; Star Trek ghost sex; Apple Vision Pro; Snap drone fireballs; AI & blockchain bullcrap; This Book May Save Your Life; Daily Laws & Daily Stoic.Sponsors:Mood - For 20% off your order and a FREE THCa pre-roll, go to hellomood.com and use promo code GOG.1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/634/FOLLOW UPThat AI-generated George Carlin comedy special was written by humansStudy finds that once people use cargo bikes, they like their cars much lessIN THE NEWSThank God FTX Won't Be Coming BackElon Musk Says Neuralink Has Implanted Its Chip in a Human for the First TimeX CEO Linda Yaccarino claims company has 90M US users, less than 1% are teensSenate tells social media CEOs they have ‘blood on their handsUniversal Music Group Warns It Will Pull Songs From TikTok After Deal ExpirationTikTok Is Thrown Into Disarray As Music From Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande DisappearsMusic Piracy Is Back in a Big Way—Especially From YouTubeComcast reluctantly agrees to stop its misleading “10G Network” claims23ANDME HAS LOST BILLIONS, ALMOST WORTHLESS NOWFCC moves to outlaw AI-generated robocallsiRobot and Amazon call it quits, terminate acquisition agreementTesla sued by 25 California counties for allegedly mishandling hazardous wasteHEAVY METAL DRUMMER COST ELON MUSK $55.8 BILLIONTesla Lawyer Cried at a Deposition Because He Loves Elon So MuchELON MUSK VOTED "MOST OVERRATED CEO" BY HIS COLLEAGUESSpaceX sued for negligence in accident that led to worker's comaMEDIA CANDYMonarch: Legacy of MonstersThe Reluctant Traveler with Eugene LevySmartLess Podcast Moves to SiriusXM in Exclusive $100 Million DealHulu is the latest streaming service to crack down on password sharingMasters of the AirMonsieur Spade22 Years Later, Cillian Murphy Might Return for 28 Years Later30 Years on, TNG's Ghost Sex Episode Remains as Unhinged and Awful as EverWilson Bethel's Bullseye Returning for Daredevil: Born Again (Exclusive)Richard Prince to Pay Photographers Over $650,000 In Copyright LawsuitsAPPS & DOODADSApple Has Sold Approximately 200,000 Vision Pro HeadsetsApple says the EU accounts for just 7% of its global App Store revenueSnap Recalls All of Its Selfie Drones Due to Fears They'll Become Flying FireballsSam Altman Says GPT-5 Will Be ‘Okay’How AI WorksHow AI Doesn't WorkThe promise and challenges of crypto + AI applicationsPivot: Deepfake Regulation, Media Layoffs, and Guest Chris DixonRead, Write, Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet by Chris DixonAT THE LIBRARYThis Book May Save Your Life: Everyday Health Hacks to Worry Less and Live Better by Karan RajanThe Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature by Robert GreeneThe Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday, Stephen HanselmanThe stoics and the Sex Pistols: Philosophical roots of punk rebellion go back to ancient GreeceItchy by Teresa McNultySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
633: Brie Break

633: Brie Break

2024-01-2701:11:51

Ello, Goodbye; Layoffs at eBay, Alphabet, Microsoft & TikTok; more doomed crypto firms; sneaking porn onto Wikimedia & Instagram; France fines Amazon over employee tracking accuracy; facial recognition leads to wrongful jailing; Meta Oversight Board remains useless; cool medical science; EVs need new tires shockingly often; Lift; Death and other Details; the Brothers Sun; Ultraviolet; Jon Stewart back to the Daily Show; more Apple+ sci-fi; Masters of the Air flies; Netflix kills lower ad-free plan; Screens 6; Paste; Tesla working on compact crossover; Apple car still coming; the Artifact; Slow Productivity; office poop etiquette; Eufy security cameras; Amazing Ring does something good; Apple stolen device protection.Sponsors:Mood - For 20% off your order and a FREE THCa pre-roll, go to hellomood.com and use promo code GOG.1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/633/FOLLOW UPThe Quiet Death of Ello's Big DreamsGeorge Carlin’s Estate Sues Creators of AI-Generated Comedy SpecialIN THE NEWSeBay is laying off 9 percent of its workforceAlphabet is cutting dozens of jobs at its X moonshot labMicrosoft Lays Off 1,900 Activision Blizzard, Xbox Staff One Day After $3 Trillion ValuationTikTok is reportedly laying off workers to cut costsDoomed crypto firm Terraform Labs files for bankruptcy in the USWikimedia's PornographersHow to Upload Porn to InstagramFrance fines Amazon $35 million over ‘intrusive’ employee surveillanceFacial recognition used after Sunglass Hut robbery led to man’s wrongful jailing, says suitMeta’s Oversight Board raises concerns over automated moderation of hate speech6 Deaf Children Can Now Hear After a Single InjectionFlorida EV Buyers Shocked To Learn Their Cars Eat TiresMEDIA CANDYLiftDeath and Other DetailsThe Brothers SunUltravioletJon Stewart Returns to ‘The Daily Show’ as HostApple just dropped a mysterious trailer for its latest sci-fi series ConstellationMasters of the AirNetflix, hungry for more growth, signals more price hikesAPPS & DOODADSScreens 5Paste on SetAppTesla is reportedly building a compact crossover codenamed 'Redwood'The Apple car apparently still exists, could debut in 2028 with reduced autonomyAT THE LIBRARYThe Artifact (First Contact) by Peter CawdronSlow Productivity by Cal NewportTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopAnker finally comes clean about its Eufy security camerasAmazon’s Ring App Will No Longer Make It Easy for Cops to Get Video FootageApple releases iOS 17.3 with new Stolen Device Protection for your iPhoneCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSInventor of NTP protocol that keeps time on billions of devices dies at age 85Porn Star Jesse Jane Dead at 43 After Apparent Overdose with BoyfriendPlayboy, Maxim Model Masuimi Max Dead at 45See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
632: Stuck in Porn Mode

632: Stuck in Porn Mode

2024-01-2001:28:331

Google search results really are getting worse; Artifact shutting down; more Google layoffs, even more coming; Uber shuts down Drizzly; Sandberg leans out of Meta; Zack's general intelligence; OpenAI a-ok with military & warfare; drone attack prep; Bluey; the Brothers Sun; Bear; She-Hulk; Fargo; Weird: the Al Yankovic Story; Carlin AI special; Rick Rubin; What Next: TBD; BBEdit; Vienna RSS; Permute; Apple overtakes Samsung; AI binoculars; self-checkout nightmare; Wordpress; Greg Bear; Dr. Karan Rajan; Martha Wells Murderbot; Dune & David Lynch; Star Wars; Disneyland; Star Wars Land; HoloTile; Incognito mode only hides things from yourself; Apple Vision Pro; defending Apple.Sponsors:Mood - For 20% off your order and a FREE THCa pre-roll, go to hellomood.com and use promo code GOG.1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/632/FOLLOW UPLambs - Block 99% of EMF with the world’s first Radiation-Proof ApparelYou're Not Imagining It: Google Search Results Are Getting Worse, Study FindsGoogle News Is Boosting Garbage AI-Generated ArticlesIN THE NEWSInstagram's founders are shutting down Artifact, their year-old news appGoogle is laying off hundreds of workers who sell ads to big businessesGoogle CEO says more layoffs expected 'throughout the year' in internal memoUber is closing alcohol delivery service Drizly three years after acquistionSheryl Sandberg Is Leaving the Meta BoardMark Zuckerberg’s new goal is creating artificial general intelligenceOpenAI's policy no longer explicitly bans the use of its technology for 'military and warfare'U.S. tech companies prepare for potential drone attacks as international strikes spark concernLas Vegas Criminalizes Stopping For Selfies on Pedestrian BridgesMEDIA CANDYBluey’s cricket episode: why did it leave Australians in tears and Americans puzzled?The Brothers SunThe Trust - A Game of GreedShe-Hulk Season 2 Seems Unlikely, According to Tatiana MaslanyNetflix Reveals a New Look at Its 3 Body Problem Adaptation—and Its Release DateWeird: The Al Yankovic StoryEU says music streaming platforms must pay artists moreGeorge Carlin's Daughter Doubles Down in Bashing AI Comedy SpecialGeorge Carlin: I'm Glad I'm Dead (2024) - Full SpecialTetragrammaton with Rick RubinWhat Next: TBDAPPS & DOODADSBBEdit 15 is here!Vienna RSSPermuteGet Permute on SetAppApple ends Samsung's decade-plus run as global smartphone shipment leaderApple updates US App Store guidelines allowing developers to link to third-party paymentsAmazon Wants You to Start Paying for AlexaMarc Newson designs Swarovski's world-first AI binoculars that identify species on their ownThe Self-Checkout Nightmare May Finally Be EndingAT THE LIBRARYDarwin's Radio by Greg BearThis Book May Save Your Life: Everyday Health Hacks to Worry Less and Live Better by Dr. Karan RajanSystem Collapse - Murderbot Diaries Book 7 by Martha WellsDavid Lynch's Lost Dune 2 Script Has Been FoundTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopThe New and Updated Guide to Every Star Wars Movie and TV Show We Know Is Coming'The Mandalorian' Is Getting a Movie—Which It Should Have Been All AlongAll Your Questions About The Mandalorian & Grogu, AnsweredNo, Rey's Star Wars Movie Hasn't Been DelayedMeet the Disney Imagineer Behind the VR Breakthough That Is the 'HoloTile'Google now admits it could collect data in Chrome's Incognito modeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
631: Zamboni Sunsets

631: Zamboni Sunsets

2024-01-1301:18:301

We're back; class-action lawsuits; Hertz ditching TVs; SEC approves Bitcoin ETFs but does not endorse Bitcoin; ChatGPT store, auto implementations; a pink-slip tsunami: Unity, NASA, Duolingo, Amazon, Audible, Twitch, Pixar, Humane, Google, oh my; Happiest Season; Family Switch; Barbie; Trevor Noah; Dave Chappelle; the Killer; Mission Impossible; food documentaries; the Traitors; Reacher; Monarch: Legacy of Monsters; upcoming shows; Audacity files for bankruptcy; Tom Lehrer; Squaresapce; SetApp; iPhone 15 Plus; Fantasy Hike; Instagram post-holiday ads; Apple Vision Pro; MouthPad; shaving & Apple Watch Ultra updates; hacked Nutrunners; public transport; Canadian right to privacy, even for thieves.Sponsors:1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/631FOLLOW UPEsposito et al. v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon WirelessRental giant Hertz replacing Teslas with gasoline carseBay Sent Critics a Bloody Pig Mask. Now It’s Paying a $3 Million FineIN THE NEWSSEC approves bitcoin ETFs (for real this time)ChatGPT maker OpenAI launches GPT Store and a subscription tier for teamsA Volkswagen with ChatGPT told me a story about dinosaurs at CES 2024Amazon and BMW are replacing the driver's manual with AIUnity to lay off another 1,800 employees, representing 25% of its workforceLayoffs Loom at NASA After Termination of Over 100 Contractors Amid Mars Budget ConstraintsDuolingo cuts 10% of its contractor workforce as the company embraces AIAmazon is laying off ‘several hundred’ employees at Prime Video and MGM StudiosAmazon-owned Audible lays off 5% of staffTwitch is laying off 35 percent of its workforceAs Disney pushes toward streaming profitability, Pixar to undergo layoffs in 2024Humane lays off staff before its 'Ai Pin' begins shippingGoogle lays off “hundreds” more employees, strips Google Assistant featuresThousands of Software Engineers Say the Job Market Is Getting Much WorseMEDIA CANDYHappiest SeasonFamily SwitchBarbieObliteratedTrevor Noah: Where Was I?Dave Chappelle: The DreamerRicky Gervais: ArmageddonThe KillerMISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING, PART ONEHigh on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed AmericaYou Are What You Eat: A Twin ExperimentThe Traitors UK Season 2The Traitors US Season 2Fargo Season 5Reacher Season 2Monarch: Legacy of MonstersHalo Season 2 trailer promises a live-action "Fall of Reach"‘Slow Horses’ Rides to Season 5 Renewal at AppleThe Last Season of Stranger Things Has Finally Begun ProductionNetflix’s sci-fi adaptation 3 Body Problem finally gets a full-sized trailerBroadcaster Audacy Files for Bankruptcy After Deal to Slash DebtSongs and Lyrics by Tom LehrerTom Lehrer at 90: a life of scientific satireAPPS & DOODADSThe King of Vogue - Dashaun WesleySetApp - Dozens of apps. One subscription. $9.99An iPhone Fell From Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 and Survived UnscathedMagSafe Charger Stand, Anker 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe, 15W Max Fast Charging Stand, Foldable Wireless Charger for iPhone 15/14/13 Series, Apple Watch S1-8/Ultra, AirPods (30W USB-C Charger Included)Play background sounds on iPhone to mask environmental noiseFantasy HikeThe ConquerorJob Town ToolsSandbox VRLearn more about Apple Vision ProSamsung debuts the world's first transparent MicroLED screen at CES 2024MouthPad turns your tongue into a mouse for your phoneGoogle Just Disabled Cookies for 30 Million Chrome Users. Here’s How to Tell If You’re One of Them.Chrome Users Now Worth 30% Less Money Thanks to Google's Cookie Killing, Ad Firm SaysUsing the 2003 Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED to Digitize Film in 2023THE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopHow to Turn Your iPhone Screen RedHackers can infect network-connected wrenches to install ransomwareWave of the hand defeats new $700k subway gates meant to deter fare evadersCanadian Police Say 'Porch Pirates' Have a Right to PrivacyThe Jewel ThiefSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
630: Roast Beast

630: Roast Beast

2023-12-2301:22:14

Last show of the year; YouTube jail; Google; Blue Origin; AI bubbles; dealing with Musk; Hue pink slips; brain-scale supercomputers; more tech fraud; X under EU investigation; Teslas crash most; Adobe Figma deal off; Hyperloop One done; AI dataset riddled with CSAM; Bird goes bankrupt; stop planting trees; Kang verdict; potential Discovery/Paramount merger; the Family Plan; Monarch; Reacher; Slow Horses; Bookie; The Crown; French streaming music tax; Apple Watch sales halted, sorta; iPod wallpapers; TikTok on tablets; VPNs come to Apple TV; Synology sunset; sleeping; a tale of holiday roasts; Happy Holidays!Sponsors:Dark Web Academy - Head over to darkwebacademy.com and use code "gogfree" for complimentary access to ANY course!1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/630FOLLOW UPGoogle’s loss to Epic Games leads to $700M settlement with users, statesBlue Origin Rebounds With New Shepard's Successful Launch After Previous Mission FailureDoorDash and Uber minimum wage ruling leads companies to hit back on tippingCory Doctorow: What Kind of Bubble is AI?IN THE NEWSPhilips Hue announces job cuts and reorganization amid 'market uncertainty'World's First Human 'Brain-Scale' Supercomputer Will Go Online in 2024Nikola founder Trevor Milton sentenced to four years in prison for fraudX Under Investigation for Spreading ‘Illegal Content’ on Israel and Hamas in EUTeslas Crash More Than Any Other Brand, Analysis FindsAdobe Officially Cancels $20 Billion Figma AcquisitionHyperloop One is reportedly shutting downHow To Build Your Own Custom ChatGPT BotLargest Dataset Powering AI Images Removed After Discovery of Child Sexual Abuse MaterialBillions in Funding Pouring Into Facilities for Sucking Carbon From AtmosphereElectric scooter rental company Bird files for bankruptcy two years after going publicGuy Who Urged Planting a Trillion Trees Begs People to Stop Planting So Many TreesMEDIA CANDYMarvel Drops Jonathan Majors as Kang After Assault Trial VerdictActor Jonathan Majors Found Guilty of Assault and HarassmentTolkien Estate and Amazon Win Court Case for Lord of the Rings RightsA Potential Warner Bros and Paramount Merger Could Be Hollywood's Next MegacorpThe Family PlanMonarch: Legacy of MonstersReacherSlow Horses S3BookieThe Crown Season 6, Part DeuxNew French streaming music tax would finance a music industry support group. Streamers counter.APPS & DOODADSApple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 sales paused in the US due to a patent disputeApple Settles Family Sharing Subscription LawsuitiPod wallpapers for iPhone: Download these nowTikTok rolls out an enhanced app experience for tablets and foldablesNordVPN comes to the Apple TVPrivate Internet Access - Smart DNS on AppleTVPrivate Internet Access GOG Deal!Spark Mail on SetAppSynology to Sunset DSM 6.2 Operating System: What Users Should KnowTHE DARK SIDE WITH DAVEThe CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopCompany Brags About Using Smart Device Microphone Audio to Target Ads on Their PodcastScammers Are Tricking Anti-Vaxxers Into Buying Bogus Medical DocumentsXfinity breach may have affected as many as 35.8 million customersThe DOJ says it disrupted the Blackcat ransomware groupINTERPOL Arrests 3,500 Suspects in Sweeping Cybercrime OperationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
629: Throbbing Rocket

629: Throbbing Rocket

2023-12-1501:02:27

Pink slips and "challenging environments" at Hasbro, Etsy, Cruise & Twit; San Fran tech CEO slave contract; Epic will case vs Google; Meta fact-checking plan for Threads; Starlink loses out on subsidies; Microsoft plays nice with unions; Tesla's Swedish Trash Metal, recalls over Autopilot software, Cybertruck; SpaceX & Blue Origin; communing with the whales; more Traitors; Slow Horses; Sliced Bread; streaming consolidation & confusion; Netflix metrics; Murderbot; Apple updates; GM drops CarPlay for... safety; Mistral; E3 is officially dead; Teresa Strasser; Longitude by Dave Sobel; Charlie Stross Accelerando; hello, Computer?Sponsors:Dark Web Academy - Head over to darkwebacademy.com and use code "gogfree" for complimentary access to ANY course!1Password - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! gog.show/1passwordPrivate Internet Access - Go to GOG.Show/vpn and sign up today. For a limited time only, you can get OUR favorite VPN for as little as $2.03 a month.Show notes at https://gog.show/629/FOLLOW UPGOG on YouTube MusicGOG on YouTubeHasbro to cut 1,100 jobs despite Dungeons & Dragons thrivingEtsy stock falls after company lays off 11% of its staff, citing ‘very challenging’ environmentMassive Layoffs Hit Troubled Robotaxi Developer CruiseA HEARTFELT FAREWELL: TWIT SAYS GOODBYE TO VALUED TEAM MEMBERSIN THE NEWSSan Francisco tech CEO Christian Lanng accused of forcing assistant to sign 'slave contract,' sexual tortureEpic win: Jury decides Google has illegal monopoly in app store fightMeta is going to fact-check content on the Threads appStarlink loses out on $886 million in rural broadband subsidiesMicrosoft agrees to union contract terms involving the use of AITesla's Fight With Swedish Unions Just Got TrashyTesla Recalls 2 Million Vehicles Over Autopilot Software IssueTesla could still sue Cybertruck owners if they flip their vehicles too soonWatch a Cybertruck get towed by a Ford pickup after the Tesla appears to get stuck off-roadingTesla claims California false-advertising law violates First AmendmentResearchers fuse lab-grown human brain tissue with electronicsSpaceX shares cinematic footage of last month’s Starship missionBezos’ Blue Origin aiming to make long-awaited return to launch next weekWhale-SETI: Groundbreaking Encounter with Humpback Whales Reveals Potential for Non-Human Intelligence CommunicationMEDIA CANDYThe Traitors UKSlow HorsesGary Oldman looks worlds away from his usual self as he sports a bushy grey beard at screening of Slow Horses in NYC after receiving Golden Globe nodDoctor Who Special 3Sliced BreadShowtime's Cable Channel Is Changing Its Name to... Paramount+ With ShowtimeGoogle begins shifting users from Play Movies & TV ahead of its January shutdownNetflix’s first engagement report reveals its most popular shows and moviesNetflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos Explains Why It Has Been Hiding All That Streaming DataTucker Carlson Launches Subscription Streamer, Because X Reportedly Couldn’t Do the JobApple will reportedly reward artists for offering music in spatial audioApple is making a Murderbot series starring Alexander SkarsgårdAPPS & DOODADSiOS 17.2 and Apple's new Journal app are now availableApple tvOS 17.2 has a redesigned TV experience and no iTunes Movies or TV Shows appsApple launches Stolen Device Protection for iPhone with iOS 17.3 beta, here’s how it worksGM’s latest excuse for dropping CarPlay is its dumbest yetEverybody’s talking about Mistral, an upstart French challenger to OpenAIOpenAI inks deal with Axel Springer on licensing news for model trainingE3 is officially deadAT THE LIBRARYMaking It Home: Life Lessons from a Season of Little League by Teresa StrasserLongitude by Dava SobelAccelerando by Charles StrossGlasshouse by Charles StrossSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Dan Cristescu

Best podcast in my life for the last 5 years. I never miss one episode. It has a great mix of information and snarky reviews (wink, wink!). It is sprinkled with lots of laughs so it's informative and relaxing the same time. I am a monthly donor and I wish I afforded more to repay the two great hosts for their Don Quixotic job.

Sep 5th
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Amos Turdington

Badass geeks talking about badass geek stuff. Best tech podcast on the internet.

Jul 12th
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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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MufPunter

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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