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

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

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Tech Never Felt So... Grumpy?

By Charli x5 - May 26 2020
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I look forward to every episode! Jason, ever tried a Florida Woman?

Too good to be true

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How to perfect a podcast. Listen to the pod heads of pod heads.

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6422 Ratings
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6320
36
11
13
42

Tech Never Felt So... Grumpy?

By Charli x5 - May 26 2020
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I look forward to every episode! Jason, ever tried a Florida Woman?

Too good to be true

By seattle Gene - Mar 29 2020
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How to perfect a podcast. Listen to the pod heads of pod heads.
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Grumpy Old Geeks

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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.

Rank #1: 257: Is AI Porn?

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Our own Betteridge's Law; Facebook & Twitter's good news; YouTube drops more creators; the Internet is growing up; Bitcoin is a scam; Alexa game changers; disenfranchised franchises; the DNA police; tech task forces; more AI & ML; customer service bots. Show notes at http://gog.show/257

Apr 30 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #2: 194: 2 1/2 Minutes to Midnight

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Computer, what is plural for Jedi? PodcastOne; AltGOGPodcast; Doomsday Clock; Die with your Boots on; AI Partnership; Yahoo pushes back; Jay Z, Sprint & Tidal; dashing rogue scientists; voice apps hitting walls; escape from LA tunnels; Brave New World. Show notes at http://gog.show/194

Jan 27 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #3: 191: I Am Jack's Mesentery

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We’re back for 2017 & Alexa Ruxpin’s gone wild; Zweckentfremdungsverbot; Medium’s broken system; Snapchat faked growth; self-driving cars are here NO THEY AREN’T; the Boring company; TV ransomware; bad TV & Swedish apps; surviving nukes; hunting unicorns! Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/191

Jan 06 2017

1hr 48mins

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Rank #4: 192: Bob Is Your Dark Uncle

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Buzzfeed, what hath you wrought? Yahoo becomes Altaba; Verified God banned from Facebook; Unlimited data definition limited; Amazon misleads; paper drones; Trust us, we’re the Geek Squad; Big Picture; Viva Amiga; Bright Lights; Goat Yoga; CES of 💩. Show notes at http://gog.show/192

Jan 13 2017

1hr 41mins

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Rank #5: 258: Divestment Of Responsibility

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A bird in the bush; personal investment; Spotify & the gym business model; Stories rising; Facebook's F8 Fate; BeyondMenu's brazen scam; pirate radio on YouTube; Facebook Watch; Palantir; robot assassins; your genome has been hacked; hotdog/not hotdog. Show notes at http://gog.show/258

May 07 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #6: 248: Side Hustle

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Uber & the gig economy; Airbnb cheats & Spotify swindles; FCC order; death of the web; Snapchat user revolt; the great Twitter purge; Facebook peaks; grim AI future; Youtube trending; Maps, quantified; reboots; GDPR; game malware; biohack; the Grump Boat. Show notes at http://gog.show/248

Feb 26 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #7: 03: You just gotta hump it!

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In this episode the guys talk about how modern mobile computing has taken the romance out of the music and the yellow pages, more tips on how to make money doing something you dig, Brian gushes both good and bad about Arianna Huffington, and Jason expounds on his anti-love for Bill Maher. ​
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Apr 09 2013

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Rank #8: 250: Useful But Creepy

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250 episodes of mild grump; not making $ w/ YouTube & Uber; fighting Birds; unintended consequences; baffling Snap; Bat Day; Netflix, rising; Dirty Coin; bad UI; Jessica Jones; the Cure; Moviepass tracking; Alexa laughing; the Narc Squad; Goop; the Cyber. Show notes at http://gog.show/250

Mar 12 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #9: 246: Ground Control to Grumpy Tom

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Cars on Mars; Bird tweets; Deepfakes; Facebook flaws; Twitter & Snapchat fake news; paywalls; MoviePass math; Sodastream hacks; Blade Stunners; Solo & Jessica Jones; ID10T; data ethics; Minecraft mining; phishing tricks; magically delicious detergents. Show notes at http://gog.show/246

Feb 12 2018

1hr 48mins

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Rank #10: 253: Too Little, Too Late

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Too little, too late, Zuck, Wylie & Jack; Bird Wrangling; folding socks; you agreed to this; Trump vs Amazon; the Americans; X-Files; Ready Player Dumb; Vezt; Assange offline; Under Armor breach; privacy & death; oldest sites online; SpaceX; Marlon Bundo. Show notes at http://gog.show/253

Apr 02 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #11: 238: Same as It Ever Was

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Patreon problems; Apple’s quality control issues; adventures with bitcoin; Waze in a blaze; voice wars; poking Facebook; ICO scams; real AI; trivia apps; Jason’s Gift Guide; Grand Tour; alternative Xmas; hacker stereotypes; debt collectors; Meow! Show notes at http://gog.show/238

Dec 11 2017

1hr 46mins

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Rank #12: 294: We Broke the World

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The digital gap; alt-right on the blockchain; Twitter's still too late; Silicon Valley vs the homeless; Google & Amazon employee rebellions; radicalizing the world; Daredevil; Discworld's punk-rock Watch; Massive Attack Banksy tour; Muderbots; bottled air; feedback loop! Show notes at http://gog.show/294

Nov 01 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #13: 11: Social media burnout. Fact or Fiction?

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Jason and Brian discuss social media burnout, the evils of tech support, and a movie review of a hacker classic.
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Shownotes:
Kia Forte Techathlete Games - Jasons day job while on vacation
Skinny Puppy
Student science experiment finds plants won't grow near Wi-Fi router
Tim Ferriss and Sperm Count
Michelob Ultra
Gazelle
How Teens Are Really Using Facebook: It's a 'Social Burden,' Pew Study Finds
What Really Happens On A Teen Girl's iPhone
Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily
Hackers
Gleaming the Cube
Netflix's Sarandos scoffs at stock drop on 'Arrested' reviews
Elementary

Jun 03 2013

1hr 9mins

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Rank #14: 101: Meerkats Without Pants

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Our 2 year anniversary talking elitist buses in SF, legal tender, the Mars One scam, working Tinder, Twitter TV, Meerkat's mistakes, Facebook suicide, Greedo fish, Rollin' Coal, Sexy Time Steaks, Jason sans pants & no one caring about privacy. Again.
Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/101

Mar 20 2015

1hr 54mins

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Rank #15: 236: Unnecessary Reboots

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Fake news & foreign interference (in)action plans; free money; Communications Decency Act; premium APIs; Robotdog overlords; Dirk Gently & Discovery; Dune, Crow reboots; Face ID & Amazon Key hacks; SkyDong; your phone is tracking you & SafeGraph pwns you. Show notes at http://gog.show/236

Nov 21 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #16: 402: We Know When You’ve Been Sleeping

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Our last show of 2019; drag-and-drop machine learning; Brexit unintended consequences; Emperor Thiel; Germany bans Uber; Uber's 4.4 million sexual harassment fund; Netflix global growth; NYC black-box algorithms; California Consumer Privacy Act; everyone is tracking your cell phone location; finally, a universal smart home standard, eventually; Wakanda Forever trade partner; feedback; Star Wars; Dave live-deactivates his Facebook.

Show notes at https://gog.show/402

Dec 21 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: 336: You'll Get Used to It

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Lyft & Uber IPOs; Amazon minimum wage challenge; Google Calendar & Hangout spam; China calls bitcoin "seriously wasted resources"; drone delivery is a go; Assange arrested; robocalls & ringless voicemails; hotel data leaks; Amazon is listening; Activision is tracking employee sex lives; Spotify & Hulu; BBEdit; Adobe alternatives; Clean My Mac; black holes; moon crashes; space is hard & dangerous. Show notes at https://gog.show/336

Apr 15 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #18: 309: Stay Furry

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Drone crazy; BanderBirdSnatchBox; Ellison's questionable home decor; Apple in China; Facebook philanthropy; shocking, most of the internet is fake; deep dive into non-lethal force; earthquake apps; Childhood's End; the cable guy; #Watergate & PLATO; grumpy is good for you; sometimes you get sad. Show notes at http://gog.show/309

Jan 07 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #19: 148: Give Me Secure iPhone or Give Me Death!

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Apple takes a stand against the US Government; Twitter loses Stephen Fry, many others; Snapchat publishing; Moore's Law on the ropes; hospital pays off hackers; new scifi reads; Kanye again; AbFab, PeeWee, Daredevil, (T)error; the great unbundling begins. Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/148

Feb 19 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #20: 04: How we got our groove

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This week the guys talk about free online education, how free software can bite you in the ass, and wonky design.
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Grumpy Old Geeks on Twitter
Grumpy Old Geeks on Facebook
Russ Meyer
Goo Goo Dolls
LiveJournal
FitBit
Radiohead
Appcelerator
Amazon Web Services
Stella Artois
Blink Tag
IBM XT
Pascal
Autodidacticism
Concurrent Versions System
FutureSplash Animator
Codeacademy
ExpressionEngine
Drupal
Lynda
Stack Overflow
Graceful Degradation
PHP
Scalability
Load balancing
MySQL
Facebook At 13 Million Queries Per Second Recommends: Minimize Request Variance
Technorati
Google Shipping Container Data Centers
Explore a Google data center with Street View
College of DuPage Photography Program
History of Photography Podcast
UCLA Extension
udemy
MOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite Universities
Downcast
Instacast 3
Endgame by Rise Against
Tumblr
Wordpress

Apr 16 2013

56mins

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460: Pedestrians in the Sky

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Congress grills Big Tech, much ado about nothing; Social Media misinformation mayhem & demon seed; Facebook trying to poach TikTok stars; Spotify back to pre-pandemic levels, still losing money; Universal makes deal with AMC for shortened theatrical release windows; Genderify is a joke; Rite Aid facial recognition; Google advanced search operators; self-flying planes; art AI; Apple & right-to-repair; Chewbacca impersonations; lockdown personality changes; "Al Fresco" parking lot dining.

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Aug 01 2020

1hr 9mins

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459: Get Ready to Get Grumpy!

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Kickstart your cybersecurity career, or just podcast; Twitter contractors make a game of accessing data; sports bubbles popping; Zuck off or Zuck it up; TikTok blocks QAnon hashtags; Google employees to continue working from home, going mad; a blast from the '90s; Comic-Con@Home trailers, streaming dates; Warrior Nun; Lollapalooza online; finding things in Spotify Podcasts; Shakespeare for Squirrels; the Sandman audiobook; Drive; feedback loop.

Show notes at https://gog.show/459

Jul 29 2020

1hr 4mins

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458: Fearsome Turtle

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Working from home, out the window; Facebook hurting people at scale; Amazon home robot; Twitter cracks down on QAnon crackpots; Slack mad at Microsoft; Snap revenue is up but losses down; Twitter confirms some DMs accessed in hack, over 1000 people had access to tools to aid hack; GEDMatch confirms data breach to police; Apple provides hackable phones to researchers; drones phone home; the joy of driving & being tracked while you do; docking stations, TVs, Herman Miller gaming gear; we're all losers in the streaming wars; south of the border.

Show notes at https://gog.show/458

Jul 25 2020

1hr 10mins

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457: Grumpy Old Idiots

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Disney joins Facebook ad boycott; revealing Emojis; Snapchat adds third party apps; Zoom fatigue, get over it; drive-in esports; companies make millions building unemployment websites that don't work; Coinbase blocked Twitter hackers; Uber sued to reveal algorithm; the Old Guard; John Oliver takes on conspiracies; David Foster; AI moon landing footage; Nixon deepfake; dystopian fiction, now more than ever; Icelandair turns pilots into flight attendants; US Army fake prize giveaways on Twitch; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/457

Jul 22 2020

59mins

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456: Visual Valium

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Kayne surpasses a full Scaramouchie; Instagram rolling out TikTok competitor, shopping page; US surpasses China in app downloads; Calm app gets TV show; Netflix doing great during the pandemic, might be running out of subscribers; Peacock is here, already losing content; GigRev; that epic Twitter hack, and what we know; Russian, Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine research; Data Dividend Project; Logitech MX Master 3; Nest Home Mini; ATEM Mini; apps for the natural world; Apple CarKey; teens dressing as grandmas to buy booze.

Show notes at https://gog.show/456

Jul 18 2020

1hr 7mins

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455: McMarmot

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Back in lockdown; AI is people; 2020, Bubonic plague, why not?; Coinbase selling blockchain analytics software; security whack-a-mole; divisions in Scrabble-land; older people & technology; Ubisoft gets "hands on"; Apple class-action lawsuit; security cams in San Fran; Pinterest needs moderators; podcast news; Peacock & streaming soccer; Hanna; Walter Mercado; Greyhound; Windows Swap; the Dickies; Disney re-opening; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/455

Jul 15 2020

1hr 2mins

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454: Pennies From Jack

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Jack dips his toes into Universal Basic Income; Facebook fails civil rights audit; Elon Musk says self-driving cars will happen this year; Walmart to launch Amazon competitor; Loon balloons; Quibi users quit; tech & pro sports; Palantir going public; metamucil & back problems; Clearview AI preemptively pulls out of Canada; TikTok troubles; living the Slack free life; digital assistants & routines; social media time management.

Show notes at https://gog.show/454

Jul 11 2020

1hr 6mins

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453: Ye Olde Grim Reaper McReaperface

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Influencers ignoring the pandemic, but hey, it's fried chicken day; USA exploring banning TikTok, other Chinese apps; some hot stock talk; John Smith's abandoned shopping carts; Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface; cutting the cord, increasing the cost; the complicated mess of streaming; Muppets; Hamilton; Perry Mason; Eric Idle's local, the Grim Reaper; Kayne for President; Clash Royale & feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/453

Jul 08 2020

48mins

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452: Knucklehead Behavior

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Here comes the lockdown; you get a ban, and you get a ban, and you get a ban - India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps; Reddit bans 2,000 subreddits; Twitch bans Trump; YouTube bans alt-right figures; Facebook versus Natural News; deep fakes for good; dealing with racist terms in tech; As Told by Emoji; LOTR, Band of Brothers; live concerts in Nashville; Gigi Edgley on cons; Olympus exists camera market; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/452

Jul 01 2020

1hr 27mins

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451: Trust Deficit

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Virtual doctor visits; re-opening disasters; stimulus checks for the dead; Facebook truth deficit; clearing out that embarrassing Netflix watch list; Reform Government Surveillance coalition; yes, it's a really bad bill; campaign apps; Apple's new privacy features, nutrition labels; bronies have a message board problem; TikTok for business; fictional world stats; heard immunity fest; the world year to be alive; petafloppin'.

Show notes at https://gog.show/451

Jun 27 2020

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450: Nothing Burger

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TikTok takes down Trump; DIY chair & fire alarm fixes; working at Pinterest is awful; Nextdoor removes the "Karen" button; Spotify testing interactive podcast ads; Flash is dead, really this time; Apple WWDC news; Blueleaks; the King of Staten Island; Tony Hawk Masterclass; Watchmen; a second opinion on Farscape; Fleishman is in Trouble; really bad Sci-Fi; How to Write Funniest; feedback; shocking nothing burgers.

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Jun 24 2020

57mins

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449: Tip of the Tunaberg

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Not our finest hour; some good Coronavirus news; we finally know what line you can't cross with Zuckerberg; Google boots right wing sites from ad platform; Stop Hate for Profit targets Facebook; Twitter rolls out... audio tweets?; Jump exists Europe; Starlink ready for beta-testers; listening via light bulb; caught by tattoo; don't login once you've been fired; real consequences in Big Tuna; FDA approves prescription video game; Snapchat does it again; synth searches.

Show notes at https://gog.show/449

Jun 20 2020

43mins

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448: Unplug Everything!

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Legion of bugs mean a billion hackable IoT devices; United Airlines bumped out of NASDAQ by DocuSign; airport security theater; T-Mobile outage not huge DDoS, just incompetence; Germany contact tracing app; Facebook deplatforms anti-racists, thinking they're racists; Instagram to pull back the curtain, maybe; Quibi is a failure; 6 Feet Apart; Knives Out & Clue; Roland's 808; Dave Chappelle; IP Man, come to save the day; popcorn Sci-Fi; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/448

Jun 17 2020

1hr 11mins

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447: My God, It’s Full of Karens!

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A farewell to COVID Corner; Apple takes on racial equity; IBM, Microsoft, Amazon halt facial recognition tech for police; Facebook chief diversity officer; disinformation mentors; Nextdoor has a Karen problem; Cox punishes neighborhood over one user; Stormtrooper news; Photoshop's new camera app; the Winklevii make movie about themselves; Moons leave their planets; I hear the Tesla Coils echoing tonight.

Show notes at https://gog.show/447

Jun 14 2020

1hr 7mins

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446: The Well Hath Runneth Dry

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Covid Cases are, unsurprisingly, rising; Facebook browser redesign, more resignations; Uber leaves Levandowski out to dry; 75 year old provocateurs; police & your phone data; Michigan's MIDAS algorithmic touch; sensible content moderation plans; Twitch & music copyrights; the Media Candy well is running dry; the Vast of Night; upcoming sci-fi movies; down the music documentary rabbit hole; Last Week Tonight; the Banker; Influencers in the wild; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/446

Jun 11 2020

1hr 10mins

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445: User Generated Incarceration

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FBI asks for videos of violence during protests, gets videos of police; #BlackOutTuesday; Fiona Fauxtesting; Twitter, Snapchat & Facebook on Trump; where are our contact tracing apps; Zoom end-to-end encryption business model; bot detection tools; Bittner gets a Stormtrooper, sort of; audio apps & doodads for the pro podcaster; social distancing Werewolf; San Dimas High rules!

Show notes at https://gog.show/445

Jun 06 2020

58mins

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444: Hello Dystopia!

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So, yeah, we aren't gonna talk about that; yay, SpaceX & NASA; Facebook employees stage virtual walkout, roll out set-visibility-to-zero feature; Twitter continues to flag posts; Coronavirus is the new eggs; Microsoft lays off journalists, replaces them with AI; Uber destroys bikes & scooters; Instacart tip-baiting; social distancing in the supermarket; people can't sleep; Into the Night; Somebody Feed Phil; Space Force; Kylie Jenner not a billionaire; police out-sourcing; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/444

Jun 03 2020

57mins

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443: Farewell Utopia

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The tweet label heard around the world; social media executive orders; wherefore art thou, Zuck?; quarantine reunion shows; SpaceX take two; Magic Leap CEO out; Globe home-sharing takes a stand; Instagram sharing revenue, sort of; Palantir may leave California; Elon Musk is teflon; the wheel of fate; Covid Corner; Ladies in the Tube and bodily functions; HBO's confusing streaming approach; Tidal, what?

Show notes at https://gog.show/443

May 30 2020

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442: White Claw Wall

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Quarantine, tech & the third-quarter phenomenon; of course Facebook knew the algorithms were divisive; 44.2Tbps cables; NASA & SpaceX astronaut launch a go; stretching out wine & White Claw walls; Muppets & Fraggle Rock are back; Hotel Artemis; Into the Night; good ol' Huell Howser; Minions; Spy Wars; Hightown; Amazon & Apple invest in podcasts (just not ours); e-cheating in e-sports; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/442

May 27 2020

49mins

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441: Furry Party Gonna be Awesome

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Dreaming & FPGAs; Fitbit pivots; Apple & Google launch exposure notification API; no, we don't have 5G, AT&T Netflix does subscribers a solid; WFH for Facebook, Shopify; Prime Day delay; podcasting news with Rogan, Call Her Daddy; family squabbles & GDPR; Hulu's new interface; scooters are like cockroaches; PathSpot checks your hand washing; Xbox, Windows NT 3.5 code leaked; it's the end of the World Famous KROQ as we know it.

Show notes at https://gog.show/441

May 23 2020

1hr 6mins

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6422 Ratings
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11
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Tech Never Felt So... Grumpy?

By Charli x5 - May 26 2020
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I look forward to every episode! Jason, ever tried a Florida Woman?

Too good to be true

By seattle Gene - Mar 29 2020
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How to perfect a podcast. Listen to the pod heads of pod heads.