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Grumpy Old Geeks

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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257: Is AI Porn?

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/257See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 30mins

30 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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194: 2 1/2 Minutes to Midnight

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/194See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 28mins

27 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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191: I Am Jack's Mesentery

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/191See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 48mins

6 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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192: Bob Is Your Dark Uncle

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/192See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 41mins

13 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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258: Divestment Of Responsibility

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/258See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 44mins

7 May 2018

Rank #5

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248: Side Hustle

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/248See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 50mins

26 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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03: You just gotta hump it!

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. ​Subscribe to the Grumpy Old Geeks in iTunes and give us a five star rating. You know you want to...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr

9 Apr 2013

Rank #7

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250: Useful But Creepy

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/250See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 46mins

12 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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246: Ground Control to Grumpy Tom

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/246See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 48mins

12 Feb 2018

Rank #9

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253: Too Little, Too Late

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/253See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 44mins

2 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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238: Same as It Ever Was

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/238See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 46mins

11 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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294: We Broke the World

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/294See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 10mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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11: Social media burnout. Fact or Fiction?

Jason and Brian discuss social media burnout, the evils of tech support, and a movie review of a hacker classic.Subscribe to the Grumpy Old Geeks in iTunes and give us a five star rating. You know you want to...'Shownotes:Kia Forte Techathlete Games - Jasons day job while on vacationSkinny PuppyStudent science experiment finds plants won't grow near Wi-Fi routerTim Ferriss and Sperm CountMichelob UltraGazelleHow Teens Are Really Using Facebook: It's a 'Social Burden,' Pew Study FindsWhat Really Happens On A Teen Girl's iPhoneTop 15 Most Popular Social Networking SitesFacebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared dailyHackersGleaming the CubeNetflix's Sarandos scoffs at stock drop on 'Arrested' reviewsElementarySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 9mins

3 Jun 2013

Rank #13

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101: Meerkats Without Pants

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/101See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 54mins

20 Mar 2015

Rank #14

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403: The 2020 Extravaganza!

Kevin Rose and Eric Hunley guest host; Star Wars finale, finally; Sleep Trackers as birth control; Uber and Postmates Sue California; CRISPR baby doc gets hard time; Segway brings WALL-E to life; CCPA is now in effect; Wyze isn't wise; SB-237 is coming soon!Show notes at https://gog.show/403See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 53mins

5 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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236: Unnecessary Reboots

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/236See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 44mins

21 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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336: You'll Get Used to It

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/336See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 14mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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309: Stay Furry

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/309See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 31mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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148: Give Me Secure iPhone or Give Me Death!

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/148See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 12mins

19 Feb 2016

Rank #19

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04: How we got our groove

This week the guys talk about free online education, how free software can bite you in the ass, and wonky design.Subscribe to the Grumpy Old Geeks in iTunes and give us a five star rating. You know you want to...Sponsors:Burner - Download the app and use the code GRUMPY to get 3 free credits. Open to the first 50 listeners who download the app.Shownotes::Grumpy Old Geeks on TwitterGrumpy Old Geeks on FacebookRuss MeyerGoo Goo DollsLiveJournalFitBitRadioheadAppceleratorAmazon Web ServicesStella ArtoisBlink TagIBM XTPascalAutodidacticismConcurrent Versions SystemFutureSplash AnimatorCodeacademyExpressionEngineDrupalLyndaStack OverflowGraceful DegradationPHPScalabilityLoad balancingMySQLFacebook At 13 Million Queries Per Second Recommends: Minimize Request VarianceTechnoratiGoogle Shipping Container Data CentersExplore a Google data center with Street ViewCollege of DuPage Photography ProgramHistory of Photography PodcastUCLA ExtensionudemyMOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite UniversitiesDowncastInstacast 3Endgame by Rise AgainstTumblrWordpressSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

56mins

16 Apr 2013

Rank #20