Grumpy Old Geeks

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.... Show More

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February 24, 2021

It's time to get things started; regulations; still hacking tractors; Google has an ethical AI ethicist problem; UK slaps Uber with the law; Facebook stops news in Australia, restarts it as Australians abandon it; Facebook caught lying about metrics, again; WhatsApp details privacy change policy; Influencers for health; Hot Ones; Twitch & Metallica; Spotify HiFi; Reply All host hiatus; Amazon's Kickstarter; Think Again;...

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Bitcoin goes up, must come down; Facebook privacy payouts; Zuck wants to inflict pain on Apple; Oculus problems; Spotify unrolls Work From Anywhere program; AI can manipulate human behavior; Russia dealing with TikTok politics; Chappelle gets paid; Whedon cancelled twice; the Stand falls on landing; Discovery Plus shows; web sleuths at the Cecil Hotel; Kim's Convenience; iPad Life; Clubhouse facts & privacy; signs of intell...

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February 10, 2021

Flash, a-ah, saviour of the universe; WeWork might be just fine; Tesla buys bitcoin; Robinhood still very popular; Twitter confirms experiments with new models, subscriptions; AI COVID predictions; Amazon's new CEO; WFH causes chip shortages; Toyota's self-drifting car; In & Of Itself; the Expanse season finale; Fake Famous; Samsung's ridiculously large monitor; seven screen laptops; supplements on the blockchain; H...

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February 3, 2021

Welcome back to paradise; Bye, Loon; Instacart layoffs; pay for pardons; India proposes banning Bitcoin; Apple & Facebook face-off on privacy; revisiting Covid corner; Facebook Oversight Board makes first rulings; Robin Hood, Game Stop & the stock market; Night Stalker; Tiger; Ten Little Things; Tenet; Mulan; Alto's Adventure; Apple magnets, facemask unlocking & privacy labels; Microsoft's new, improved, less ra...

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January 20, 2021

Blue Monday; Biden's Biscuit; Bitcoin; Parler gets a landing page; Uber, Lyft drivers in California sue to overturn Prop 22; Virgin Orbit; lying over text; Dan Carlin, Common Sense; Spotify's bet on podcasts is failing; Apple looks into Podcast subscriptions; Paramount becomes a Plus; Wild Kratts; the Hustler; Fitbit joins Google; Instagram Reels audio; Ben Yelin joins us to talk 1st & 5th Amendments & the Internet;...

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The week that lasted a year; 2021 has the worst 14 day trial period since Quibi, which Roku acquired; a plague still ravages the land; the good, the bad & the ugly of de-platforming; should all dictators be banned on Twitter; the big red button of treason; putting things in a little perspective; Area 41 alert; the week in escapism; Discovery ends; Discovery Plus had some 'splaining to do; bye, Alex Trebek; Bean Dad; Tweet D...

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January 6, 2021

2021, here we are; year-end wrap ups; Ticketmaster used stolen passwords to hack rival; Google workers union; Instacart is a parasite; gig companies seek labor deals in Europe; Chatroulette's AI is still people; AI vertical farming; self-driving cars have a bias problem; Tesla autopilot trip; Dave's no good, very bad Big Sur upgrade; Solarwinds hackers got Microsoft source code; security & your car; Facebook's megas...

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Tom Cruise is right; a verified internet; TikTok turns on MLMs; beam me up, Quantum Scotty; AI co-pilots; Apple EV car & breakthrough batteries coming "soon"; Roy Clark's pants are down; Star Wars corner; RAM to WI-FI breaking air-gapped systems; HBO finally makes a deal with Roku; the Expanse; the Grand Tour; Star Trek Discovery; the Stand; Disney+; Queen's Gambit; Bee Gees & Beatles; Jason on Penn'...

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December 16, 2020

Paying to gig; ADA lawsuits; FTC wants social media firms to explain themselves, sues Facebook for monopolization; dynamic difficulty adjustments in sports games; Stripchat; Pornhub purge; the Silicon Valley Texodus; Hawaii is for tech villians; searching for You; Star Wars lore & Operation:Cinder with Furry Jr; SolarWinds hack; Star Trek data; Heaven's Gate; the Queen's Gambit; Big Sur update; Chrome is bad; trying Saf...

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December 9, 2020

Twitter verification, 2.0; Snapchat woos TikTok users back via laying bricks; SpaceX Starlink going to ruin the night sky; WarnerMedia leaving theaters out to dry; Discovery+ to start streaming diners, drive-in & sharks; Google fires AI ethicist for doing her job; show your work, DeepMind; Dad-Bod Fett; Dave wants to believe; iPhone Wi-Fi packet of death; embarrassing de-pixelizations; Tenet; Bond, YouTube Bond; the Grinch;...

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December 2, 2020

Happy Pandemiversary; Comcast price hikes; Internet's gonna internet; Microsoft's creepy Productivity Score; health risks of space; Facebook's self-serving self-reporting ads tool fail; Ajit Pai to step down; the McRib is back; Star Wars corner; hackers sell access to C-Suite emails; COVID data spies get personal; an FDA for algorithms; Tubi; the Undoing; Spotify stories; kids TV; Zoom PodTrak; Bowflex; Wes Anderson'...

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We give, it's Christmastime; how's that crypto going, bro; Apple lowers their app store cut; Buzzfeed acquires HuffPo because…?; Facebook's E.gg on the face; Comcast data caps; its a mess at the FCC & FTC; Facebook, Twitter face content moderation problems; adios, Arecibo; RadioShack in the Land of the Lost; Panopticon worries; Utah monoliths; Shane MacGowan; the Iron Lady; micropayments for artists; Hollywood isn&#...

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November 18, 2020

Pick your machine learning bias; TikTok ban forgotten; DoorDash taking the money & dashing; Uber selling off self-driving unit; Airbnb has some bigots; Austria wants to censor worldwide; another day, another Google fine; Zoomsgiving; Dave's bum is fine; yes, your computer phones home; Big Sur slowdown; Long Way Up; the Crown; Instagram's new features; Zuck's strange decisions; hyperventilate to sober up; Elon would ...

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Canadian complaints; the never ending election; if I only had a brain; Uber, Lyft & DoorDash lie to buy their law, make millions; EU hits Amazon with antitrust charge; AI cracks PDEs; Eric Schmidt moves to Cyprus; fast radio bursts; Silk Road's bitcoin; Furry Season Landscaping; Carfax for cops; Ransomware Facebook ads; virtual Hall of Fame; podcast news; streaming devices; Apple's event; Loser.com; the finances of C19 ...

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November 4, 2020

It's election day, let's just lie on the floor & scream together; Twitter explains how they will handle results; CISA says everything is going ok (from external threats, anyway); more cyberattacks against hospitals; Zoom adds end-to-end encryption; diving deep with the Mandalorian; Joe Rogan tests Spotify, wins; Tenacious D; Lewis Black; Bad Education; Mr. Rogers; Tehran; Fauda; Over the Moon; Somebody Feed Phil; Jon St...

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October 28, 2020

Quibi is toast, Scaramuccis galore, Wisconsin gets Foxconned, Tesla lies about self-driving tech, Police can read your phone, Twitter probably not hacked, creepy video bro's don't get fired, Animaniacs and Supermarket Sweep are back, Ghostbusters delayed, James Bond is homeless, Photoshop gets some AI, ClipDrop hits the streets, upcoming books, and more!

Show notes at https://gog.show/481

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October 21, 2020

TikTok's back (in Pakistan); China's law fighting addiction in kids; living with influencers; Instagram EU probe; about Biden's hard drive; Facebook really quashing left-leaning stories; relocating while working remotely & your salary; YouTube fighting conspiracy theories, again; BA hit with biggest-ever fine; Barnes & Noble data breach; Chinese hackers & McAfee; Sandworm; Google Chrome "bug"/feature...

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Aging Millennials embracing Folgers; Prime Day ridiculousness; a dip into COVID corner; Facebook bans Holocaust-denial content, finally; Quibi has no takers; Disney focuses on streaming; Yelp takes a stand against racism; phantom images fool autopilots; keeping e-scooters off sidewalks; 5G heartbreaks; Microsoft busts Trickbot; broken cables; Apple's bug bounties; Singaporn; Janeway's back; CRISPR doc; Fatman; Apple's n...

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October 12, 2020

Show news; Raised by Wolves; Pixar releasing new movie on Disney+; podcast unions; Facebook, Twitter play whack-a-mole with bad actors; Twitter's different rules for Trump; Amazon's Rivian electric vans; Waymo driverless rides in Phoenix; UK's Excel problem; Pantone, period; Google sharing search data with law enforcement; RainboxMix; Warner Music Group data breach; welcome to the future of delivery; random facts &a...

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A Stairway to lawyers; Triller's suspect statistics; Instagram labeling state-controlled media; frickin' laser beams taking down drones; Ted Lasso; Enola Holmes; West Wing special; movie industry learned nothing from the music industry; Dune, the Batman and Bond all pushed back; the Go Gos; Moron McAfee arrested; an epic feedback loop.

Show notes at https://gog.show/477

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