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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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Grumpy, Furry and Geekier than You Can Imagine

By digitalcal - Jan 12 2020
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The header says it all. Listen to this podcast or the Fur Mafia will find you :-)

Best Tech podcast Gen X Available

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Fun and easy lo learn, even easier way to get up to date about the Tech news

iTunes Ratings

6389 Ratings
Average Ratings
6291
36
11
13
38

Grumpy, Furry and Geekier than You Can Imagine

By digitalcal - Jan 12 2020
Read more
The header says it all. Listen to this podcast or the Fur Mafia will find you :-)

Best Tech podcast Gen X Available

By jorgevmendoza - Jan 10 2020
Read more
Fun and easy lo learn, even easier way to get up to date about the Tech news
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Grumpy Old Geeks

Latest release on Feb 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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: 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 #3: 193: Injecting Digital Magic

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Podcasting for exposure; to the Moon, grumps; hoverbikes & airUbers; Netflix & Net Neutrality; Google picking over Twitter; USPS hunting down the dark web; Assange reneges; CIA releases secret history; toys for rich people; TPS reports; Good Omens. Show notes at http://gog.show/193

Jan 20 2017

1hr 41mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 342: Fortress of Loneliness

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The dark of war; unionization efforts in tech; Facebook’s new push to “privacy” & problems with “AI”; Google’s voodoo doll avatars; bored lonely angry stupid; conspiracy correlation matrix; Latch problems; no more getting lost; respect my authority!; what does delete & privacy mean; Apple iPad & pencil; sound machines; the case against dark mode; wood wide web.

Show notes at https://gog.show/342

May 06 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 161: Everything We Know Is Wrong

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Gig economy, robots & hijacking people's minds; logo heat mapping; Thiel vs Gawker; Uber monitors your battery, won't use info, wink wink; pwned checker; nuclear floppies; Gen-X'rs vs Millennials; competitive vaping. Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/161

May 27 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: 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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Shownotes::
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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Rank #14: 340: Spoiler Alert, Everyone Dies

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How to hide from AI survelliance; Amazon tracking workers; Facebook hit with 3 privacy fines in one day; Twitter Jack meets Trump; Slack goes public; FB $5 billion FTC fine; Instagram & influencers; Musk's Tesla promise; Google Wing drone delivery approved; Amazon Alexa privacy issues; bad passwords; loud restaurants; Cryptokicks; eviction fluids. Show notes at https://gog.show/340

Apr 30 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: 379: Computers Gonna Compute

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MoviePass R.I.P; The Daily Show Rip-off; DeepFakes are coming fast; Cloudflare plants trees; AI burns the world; Be Indistractable; Bluetooth gone wild; Snap Conjures Voldemort; Girls named Fred; McDonalds goes AI; Twitter cures financial scams.

Show notes at https://gog.show/379

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #16: 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 #17: 310: Spark Grumpiness

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Sparking joy & saying thank you; AI happiness nudging; 23andMe makes a deal with a drug giant; German leaks; Apple to become a service; WeWork rebrands; Travelers; Aquaman, Ocean's 8, The Predator; A Simple Favor; Starbuck is back; smells like litigation; Space Odysseys; skateboard sharing; smart condoms; people are horrible. Show notes at http://gog.show/310

Jan 10 2019

50mins

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Rank #18: 255: Community Service

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Our all Q&A episode as Jason heads back to Cali. We discuss the ethics of our trips to Sweden; encryption, VPNs & the right amount of paranoia; Spotify & labels; smart home devices; blockchain; WARNING: This episode may self-destruct, just like Facebook. Show notes at http://gog.show/255

Apr 16 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #19: 123: ABC, As Easy as Episode 123

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Apple Music almost as broke as musicians; Google, sorry, ABC's MusicKey MIA; rent explosions; Sesame Street for the privileged; CIA apology drafts; OverSuccess & Superheros; Blackberry Redux; Top Gear, Westworld & We Are Blood; turn on Ludicrous Speed!
Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/123

Aug 14 2015

1hr 10mins

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Rank #20: 311: Fursona Non Grata

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Patreon isn't just a platform; wherefore art tho, fiber internet; mommy blogging; Amazon ad strategy; ghosting government style; data suckers; bounty hunting phones; Amazon Ring whistleblower; Apple trolls at CES; Ikea expands their IoT; Air fryers are the new Instant Pots; Antimatter podcasts; Millennial burnout; peeing on Cheerios. Show notes at http://gog.show/311

Jan 14 2019

1hr 9mins

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