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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.

iTunes Ratings

6422 Ratings
Average Ratings
6320
36
11
13
42

Tech Never Felt So... Grumpy?

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

Too good to be true

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

Latest release on Nov 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 22 days ago

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

1hr

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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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Apr 16 2013

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