Grumpy Old Geeks

By Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister

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Covering tech news, security, movies, tv shows, and books for tech savvy adults. 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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337: Semper Malevolum

Flickr login freedom; scooter body counts; Star Wars goes VR; Facebook VR avatars; EU passes copyright law; UK pushes privacy for under 18s; tour Amazon fulfillment centers; we get more dystopian every day; Apple wins in Spotify's battle with songwriters; the alt-Hoff; Game of Thrones; Disney+; Love, Death & Robots; growth hacking; QR tattoos; feedback; Hi, iFixit!

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Apr 18, 2019
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.

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Apr 15, 2019
335: Putting the F-U in FUN

Is it good or bad, again; big telecoms suppressing fast internet; accountable & ethical AI: Facebook tracks you after deactivation; Lyft threatens Morgan Stanley; sharing Netflix passwords; Tesla Sentry Mode; bye bye app economy; shoe gazing returns; Shyamalan fail; Zucked; burning scooters; get a job, Influencers; feedback.

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Apr 11, 2019
334: Shrodinger's Cancer

Amazon & Whole Paycheck; AI ethics; the Internet Archive; political texts; Australia's knee jerk reaction;; Snap ads; Tesla's autopilot; scooter news; privacy for plants & birds; bumbling Chinese spies; malware created cancer nodes; more exposed databases; eradicating stalkerware; Scrivner; Apple's charging mat killed; burrito blankets. 

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Apr 08, 2019
333: Halfway to Hell

Remembrance of internets past; what is tech ethics; Lyft stock rises, tanks; EU won't wreck internet; Zuck asks for government help; Google employee backlash; Apple shifts to rentier creep; YouTube lets YouTube go wild; the Dirt; Twilight Zone; the Cure; the Fourth Realm; things have changed; you don't own your health data; feedback.

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Apr 04, 2019
332: 3 Hots and a Cod

Social media & memory; Facebook bans white nationalism; HUD charges FB with discrimination; Article 13; hedge funs don't believe in Lyft; Twitter considering labeling Trump; the gloaming web; ditching credit card numbers; Grindr a national security risk; AirBnb hidden camera problems; Wasabi; love on the old school internet; Kale.

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Apr 01, 2019
331: Flat Bubbles

Digital shabbat follow-up; AI for the American People; Psychedelic Warlords; podcast news; Alexa in the hospital; LA fights for e-scooter data; burn out in China's Silicon Valley; drunk shopping; McDonald's big data buy; YouTube cancels big-budget originals; the Dirt; Apple's services; art matters; manufactured nostalgia; time keeps on slipping away.

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Mar 28, 2019
330: Bush League

Our 6 year anniversary; Florida Man meme; escooter fatalities; everything is good, no wait bad; FCC's commenting problem; Myspace blanked; Moviepass does not understand unlimited; Patreon goes Pro; EU fines Google, again; Clint Watts; AI art & memories of KPT Bryce; Facebook's plaintext passwords; Bill & Ted; the fall of Theranos; Apple product drop; Digital Minimalism; Shabbat Shalom.

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Mar 25, 2019
329: Patines Del Diablo

Continuing Facebook fiascos; unionize, podcasters; the devil's skates; Apple takes Spotify to task; who's worse, Zuck or Dorsey; Telegram rises; a "dirty little secret" IBM scrapes legal photos; BreedReady Chinese databases; a year after Cambridge Analytica; DARPA's open source voting system; Harry Potter-Go; Leo-based infographics; breakthroughs in sound; tactical sporks.

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Mar 18, 2019
328: Slanderous & Unnecessary

CDC studying e-scooters; Warren's Tech Antitrust Plan; Facebook fighting on all fronts now; Apple's video service; Lucky Palmer Luckey; inside Twitter's health plan; Amazon ousts merchants, caught selling counterfeits of books, again; Shockwave gone; cash in stores; Carolla; Umbrella Academy; the Spy & the Traitor; hipster fail; Tim/Apple double & triple down.

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Mar 14, 2019
327: The King is Dead, Long Live the King

Amazon gets subsidy to move into Arlington County; scooters sued in San Diego; UK requires age verification for porn; the last time unprofitable companies went public; almost half of AI startups have no AI; Airbnb buys hotel company; US & Mexico tracking journalists; Facebook's pivot to privacy; Alphabet's cybersecurity; charging stands; transient anuses & penis enlargement; good ol' Tim Apple.

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Mar 11, 2019
326: Whiskey in the Morning

Net Neutrality back on the table; Lyft growing, losing $1 billion; Workism; Google wage equality's surprising twist; China's social credit score in action; Tesla's Model 3; Jibo out; YouTube culture; winter is coming; Discovery & the Orville; New Order; podcasting industry changes; alcohol, coffee and fat is good for you; feedback.

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Mar 07, 2019
325: One Hot Pocket at a Time

E-Scooter braking problems; Facebook's clear history tool & "stablecoin"; FTC takes on tech, finally; Amazon pulls out of Seattle; government finally looking at "we're just a platform"; get those lithium-ion batteries off of planes; some Star Wars tangents; what big data actually can predict; TikTok gets fined for the children; cooler tracking and a call to action; lint in your port; Luminar; BBQ Fyre.

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Mar 04, 2019
324: Down with the CRISPR

Unintended CRISPR consequences; YouTube, Bill Gates takes on anti-vaxxers; facial recognition regulations; (not an ad); scooter software glitches; HoloLens; Ev out from Twitter; BMW's AI; the horrible lives of moderators; Vice; Clear & Vivid; Abducted in Plain Sight; hand jobs; Grumpy Old Marxists.

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Feb 28, 2019
323: This One Goes to 11G

Digital ads take over traditional; Zuck explains ad-free Facebook isn't simple; NASA bringing drone traffic control; Trump brings us... 6G?; latest list of dildos that steal your personal data; a peek into Chinese surveillance state; Google's forgotten microphones; Emojis in court; GetFact; Consarn Dad-Sizzle St. Boogar!

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Feb 25, 2019

On Twitter, delete = set visibility to zero; Open Markets against monopolies; AI fake faces; Google's shell corps; UK wants to regulate Facebook; don't give Instagram your credit card; RIP Oppy the Mars Rover; Oscar screeners; Netflix completes Marvel purge; Darknet Diaries; hygiene guide; feedback loop; Disintegration is the best album ever.

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Feb 23, 2019
321: Contact!

Regulation matters, mostly; Facebook multi-billion fine; Amazon pulls out of NYC; rejecting side hustles; conversational Twitter; not all fun and memes; Blizzard layoffs; 500px hacked; police & Ring Neighborhoods; smartwatches; LoveSync; cilantro rice & air fried steaks; vintage magic kingdom photos.

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Feb 19, 2019
320: Thanks, I Hate It

Living without the tech giants; what does delete mean with Facebook; America first in AI; Paris sues Airbnb; Mars One is dead; more scooter disasters; Generation Wealth; MASH; Carolla news girl podcasts; Deadly Class; John Twelve Hawks frees your mind; people don't trust the blockchain.

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Feb 14, 2019
319: The United States of Apathy

Facebook fatigue; scooter injuries; Bezos Fire Stick; the Grammies & Oscars out of touch; facial recognition self-regulation; Silicon Valley tax avoidance; Snap, Twitter & manipulating the numbers; bounty hunters accessing GPS data for years; Germany takes on Facebook; screen-recording apps; bug bounties; China's privacy conundrum; bacon, eggs & the 101. 

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Feb 11, 2019
318: Sweet Dreams

The American dream; Google raking it in; self-aware robot overlords; Snopes checks out of Facebook; your brain off social media; Slack goes public; Russia outlaws fake news; the end of crypto; self-driving parking; Gotti; Jim Jefferies; Sex Education; Russian Doll; Crash test girl; Load of Goop; feedback loop.

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Feb 07, 2019
317: Is That An Arm In Your Pocket?

Cutting out the big five; Apple spanks Facebook & Google; nothing seems to hurt Facebook; people really don't care about their privacy; execs scoot out of Lime; Buzzfeed's unpaid UGC; get some sleep and don't detox; Japan's hacking IoT devices; xDedic shut down; global police after DDoS buyers; smart lightbulbs; Okillly Dokilly.

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Feb 04, 2019
316: Balldazzled

Facebook furor; Davos reveals our AI future; data saving except for ads; Huawei charged; electric scooters are dangerous, shocking; scoot scooping; Net Neutrality benefits don't exist; the Punisher; Ted Bundy; the Passage; the Dropout; the Traveler; Digital Minimalism; reply all apocalypse; let them eat cold goat.

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Jan 31, 2019
315: Under Pressure

The tech revolt; Netflix stats; Buzzfeed, HuffPo, Gannett lay off journalists; flagging fake news; Moviepass is back; Rekognition is biased; Pledge Music out of other people’s money; Facebook’s “facts”; the Cyber Diplomacy Act; Facebook

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Jan 28, 2019
314: Everyone is Garbage

Unintended consequences; targets & metrics; scooters & word salad; Google GDPR fine; DNS hijacking; resistance is futile agains social media; WhatsApp fights fake news; Facebook ethics; no escaping Amazon; Fyre fyre burning bright; new shows; YouTube channel mergers; check out the big hands on Brad.

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Jan 24, 2019
313: All I See is Hitler

Seriously, that new Slack logo; Apple & Microsoft fight the good fight; YouTube bans dangerous pranks & challenges; Tidal, like everyone, fakes stats; Netflix price hike; Google trolls the EU; Snap falls, again; the MegaBreach; Oklahoma's not OK; feds can't force phone unlock; voice automation in cars; pink-slipped robots; your package is here.

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Jan 21, 2019
312: Red Hot Chili Tomatoes

Worldwide data grabs; sunscreen & science; I am the eggman; Bird censoring; WeChat about Chinese dystopias; now that's a spicy CRISPR tomato; AI translation; Bird Box challenges; suing Bandersnatch; inst@famous; Clear & Vivid; Star Trek timelines; approval junkies; fully immersive toilet experiences.

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Jan 17, 2019
311: Fursona Non Grata

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.

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Jan 14, 2019
310: Spark Grumpiness

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.

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Jan 10, 2019
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.

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Jan 07, 2019
308: Merry Crapulence

Holiday cheer & good wishes abound in our final episode of the year; Netflix slides into your DMs; for once, Facebook made sense; WhatsApp moderation problems; Target targets Amazon; Pinterest goes public; copyright infringement; defining cybersecurity; a weasel, a baguette & the glitch in the Matrix.

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Dec 24, 2018
307: Alexa, I’m Leaving

Facebook's bad policies continue, but hey, blockchain; Russian social media influence; Wikipedia's "nuclear option"; Verizon writes off Oath; Grumpy Old Birds; secondhand MP3s; Alexa Guard; teasers & trailers; 2010; WallCoin; glitter bombs & Bambi.

Dec 20, 2018
306: VanderZanden Event Horizon

Dipping into the genetic pool; Airbnb regulations; Lyft & Uber's bad business models; Bird is not the word; taxing texts; piracy gone wild on YouTube; crypto's very bad year; Facebook screws up, again; employee spying; Taylor Swift facial recognition crowd monitoring; Boomoji boom; printers still suck; blue light is blinding us.

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Dec 17, 2018
305: Stay Classy

A whopper of a deal; walled gardens coming down; app tracking data; Uber has a whistleblower; learning to code; AI dystopia or utopia; bird in the water; Russell Brand; Avengers; Anchorman – Jason loves lamp; Def Leppard & Depeche Mode; a real mechanical Russian turk; feedback loop.

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Dec 13, 2018
304: Grumpy Old Furries

We learn something new about an old friend; Predictim doesn't; Australia passes stupid encryption law; Tumblr bans porn; Facebook has been doing exactly what we all thought they were; robots gone wild; license plate tracking; quantum crackers; Face ID spoofing in furs; instascam of the week.

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Dec 10, 2018
303: Sigh

We're good for you; can you quit Amazon; touchscreens full of feces; Tesla's troubles; Buster Scruggs; Bodyguard, Homeland & Ron Burgandy; Christmas songs for Goths; moron DJs twerking; more scooters; a real use for the blockchain; hot browser talk.

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Dec 06, 2018
302: Security Badgers

Come on bring the rage; tech enters meatspace; Tesla logs a billion miles; Google, Amazon & Microsoft employees push back, wherefore art tho Facebook employees; Airbnb "invents" hotels; fake science; Marriott 1/2 billion breach; your mattress has a privacy policy; Montgomery Scotch.

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Dec 03, 2018
301: Useful Idiots

Facebook admissions; everyone's an influencer; fake trumps real; Russia fines Google; holiday tech talk; GPS as a tech prosthetic; Elon goes to Mars; Ohio wants your bitcoin; no collusion; Singularity Trap; ban billionaires; normalizing new age; pooping legos.

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Nov 29, 2018
300: Tonight, We Dine in Hell!

Our 300th episode; Amazon's amazing deal; science FTW; data leaks don't cost enough; Instagram crackdown; Apple Maps and sharing map data; Snap's new spectacles; Bitcoin has new low; Justified Ancients of Mu Mu; Tay-tay; Lower Decks; Narcos; Patriot; adulting; but her emails.

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Nov 22, 2018
299: Donate Your Data Today!

Self-driving car futurism; Facebook's REALLY bad week; Lime car dump; cities dance for Amazon; Snap subpoena; Indiegogo changes the model; WeWork starts a school; Bitcoin hard fork selloff; Kars4Kids breach; creepy holiday gadgets; ya basic, Microwave; Amazon turns over Echo recordings; back your data up, moron.

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Nov 19, 2018
298: Excelsior!

Twitter on fire; deep fakes going mainstream; get rid of that red dot; Amazon to sell (most) Apple; Snapchat still hemorrhaging employees; Iron Fist; Salt Fat Acid Heat; more Star Trek is coming; fires destroy movie & TV history; HotnHairy72; Threatin rocks!

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Nov 15, 2018
297: Double Rage Latte

That doctored video; LA is burning; #GoogleWalkout working; Big Blue on the 'chain; Facebook discovers lying; Ev Williams is a hypocrite; Bird corrals; Amazon: kill & replicate; USPS Informed Delivery; you can tell by the way they walk; Microsoft sounds facial recognition warning; Dubai's flying motorcycles.

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Nov 12, 2018
296: Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

Oh, Facebook, not again; virtual goes brick & mortar; internet freedom in decline; Google walkout for "real change"; humans are getting botlike; Bird suing cities; House of Cards; Daredevil; Spotify banks on podcasting; Robert Greene; the Winklevi; HQ trivia; spice up your life!

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Nov 08, 2018
295: Vitamin Melanoma

We take the red pill; scooters killed Kenny; WeWork while WeDrink; scanning actors; AI stories; the sun giveth, taketh away; Wyden's smart privacy plan; Siri on Helium; smart thermometers; truth machines at the border; turn off autocorrect; instascams; adulting classes.

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Nov 05, 2018
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!

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Nov 01, 2018
293: Data Industrial Complex

Blockchain as a service; Tim Cook vs the Data Industrial Complex; class action lawsuits against scooters, social media; Tesla's Boring good week; self-driving ethics; let Google teach your kids; Trump's phone; jQuery zero-day; pop-up elections; Bing; Shreddies.

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Oct 29, 2018
292: Ethical Old Geeks

Apple data; Lime life; AI, Silicon Valley & ethics; holistic cybersecurity; drone armies; salaries on the blockchain; Disgraceland; Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage & Netflix; Quincy; coddling the American mind; Dungeons & Dragons; Lestat; Assange; Orinoco Flow.

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Oct 25, 2018
291: Disambiglyuationess

Disambiguation & this week in dystopia; Disney drones; streaming leading to piracy; Amazon poaching eBay; Facebook's pivot to video lie; Uber Works; virtual empathy; a real use for blockchain; Apple vs Bloomberg; whisper mode; insects are disappearing; don't look, Marion!

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Oct 22, 2018
290: The Other Shoe

Nice guys finish last; Legend or Loser?; RIP Paul Allen; Russians scrape faces off Facebook; IRC turns 30; your DNA is out there; Magic Leap may be a leap, someday; Good Omens; Music Modernization Act; Pod Save America; 99 Cents; My god, it's full of stars.

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Oct 19, 2018
289: Tanqueray Beavers

Reddit dumpster fire; fitness trackers on bananas; Google has AI Principles!; Amazon's sexist AI; Lime's sour grapes; scooter hacking; SnapTV; a billion points of hacked data; more Bloomberg & China; lady in a tube security & lack thereof; brutalist web design; should this thing be smart?

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Oct 17, 2018
288: Ten Times the Nerve

SpaceX launch; police use Fitbit data; IoT privacy, botnets & California; Google+ gone; your Smart Speaker friends; Facebook Portal, Verizon's lies; Bird delivery; SnapCrap; Mr. Bean; Jawbreaker; Banksy; listener feedback; we have reached peak stupid.

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Oct 11, 2018
287: 20 Grand Wang

California vs Everyone; Presidential Texts; Coinbase; Ponzi schemes on the blockchain; Uber income; Path shuts down; the Mandalorian; forced face unlock; China's chips & dips; Instagram location; Alexa audio hacks; Russians vs Star Wars; giant skull asteroids.

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Oct 08, 2018
286: Back With Another One of Those Blockchain Beats

Leave Facebook, if you dare; Amazon wage increase; Musk SEC settlement; CA sued for Net Neutrality Bill; Devil's Triangle; shoe gazing supergroup; Tea & booze with the Dames; the Notorious RBG; Joan Jett; Molly's Game; Blockchain for Brexit, Lettuce & Life; Incept: Web 4.0?

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Oct 04, 2018
285: Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Migraines & wet brains; the mess of measurements; SEC sues Musk; Stories, stories & more stories; DNA playlists; blockchain voting; Uber wins then loses; workers lose then win; Assange out; OpSec; facial scanning; Facebook's shadow contact info & network breach; instascams!

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Oct 01, 2018
284: Dark Mode Nipple Patch

Dark mode Mojave; ChairGate2018; IoT California Bill; microtasking & gig economy problems; SiriusXM & Pandora; Instagram's not CEO leaving; NYT sues FCC; our Mosquito overlords; Tenacious D; Picard; Dan Rather; Dark Matter leaves us hanging; don't steal GPS devices; sexy Handmaids.

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Sep 28, 2018
283: Hi, Victim.

Banning memes; Bird vs Pentagon; Ticketmaster scandal; BitCoin bug; Cody Wilson; building for addiction; Podcasting industry collapse; the National Cyber Strategy (on WordPress); Magecart; Tiger Text; onanism; dash cams; Amazon Alexa products; damn good burgers.

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Sep 24, 2018
282: An Apple Under My Butt

Disappearing digital "purchases"; meme-checking AIs that work, maybe; Twitter goes chronological; drunk shopping economy; the Emmys; Coen Brothers yee-haw; let's get goth; Iron Fist 2; Play Bigger; X-Files answers; all kinds of feedback; Whoa! Alright!

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Sep 20, 2018
281: The InterCops

Meet-cute; AI finds aliens; real X-Files; EU passes Copyright Directive, breaks internet; the Great Crypto Crash; Kimmel hates Bird; piling on Tesla; you own nothing; JPEG on the blockchain; Apple kills Fitbit; Trend Micro oops; rules of Cyberwar; mSpy, again.

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Sep 17, 2018
280: People Are the Bottlenecks

Fireside follow-up; creepy TVs; Zuck ain't enough; Uber safety; Snapchat's slow steady decline; OCR is now AI; Adware removal tools spying; dangerous drones; drunk on a plane movie reviews; yes, the Orville; deleting your social media; feedback loop; crypto ball!

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Sep 13, 2018
279: Live from Fireside 2018

Coming to you live in front of a studio audience from the 2018 Fireside Conference in Canada, where the milk comes in bags and the vodka comes in cans; AI buzzword bingo; what not to do as a start up; Elon Musk, up in smoke; Stop BEZOS Act; you can't give away crypto; white hats go rogue; send in the mounties!

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Sep 10, 2018
278: A Sinking Ship Brings Down All Boats

Rejected by Instagram; Petro nonexistent; genesis of the gig economy; unpaid moderators & "volunteers"; Facebook's private groups; UBI is hard; robot-safe jobs; NASA product endorsements; Follow This; ASMR; Mr. Robot goes offline; Jaron Lanier; we gotta fight, for our right, to scoooooter!

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Sep 06, 2018
277: I Am A Cautionary Tale

Google's Rigged!; the dangers of opt-out; FTC investigating crowdfunding; Amazon vs Bernie; Yahoo still reading your email; NotPetya, cyberwar; McAfee hacked, again; everything's better on the blockchain; Alexa & Santa Claus; Nikon; Instagram verification; smart tattoos.

Sep 03, 2018
276: Perfectly Imperfect

AirBnb sues for you; border phone seizures; Musk steps back; YouTube boxers; Mozilla data tracking; Big Bang Burnout; Foundation is coming; Preacher; Upgrade; Nirvana live; the Divine Comedy; Hollywood nannies; watching nothing on Twitch; run, journalist, run!

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Aug 30, 2018
275: Now With More Breasts

Nobody trusts Twitter or Facebook, what is Snapchat doing? WeWork; we're all screwed; reputation scores; the anti-VPN; moderating billions; hacking insider trading; DNC hacked, wait, nope; Reality Winner; Spyware exposed; Screens4; Brizzly; water on the moon; dancing on your grave.

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Aug 27, 2018
274: Beer Saves the Day

San Fran Poop Patrol; AI art; who disrupts the disruptors; Twitter's left leanings & nose rings; AR ads; Verizon throttling firefighters; Empire; Watchmen; Infinity War; Warren Ellis; Hemingway's guide to life; listener feedback; the Podchain!

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Aug 23, 2018
273: Hacky Hack Hack

GoFundMe healthcare; Apple hacked by fan; Moviepass, limited; this is Jack's alt-right Twitter; Google employees draw the line; Facebook loses billions of views; AI investing; Elon Musk needs sleep; Blackhat roundup; imposter Fortnite; camping power, Le Grand K!

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Aug 20, 2018
272: Vulcan Tighty-Whities

SPACE FORCE! WeWork at losing money; Google still tracking you; hacking voting machines; A New Spock; new Monty Python; streaming killed the music star; sand & salt; murderbots; Snapchat Dysmorphia; Seagal & Rodman 2020; Airbnb breaking down walls; the perfect banana.

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Aug 16, 2018
271: There are FOUR lights!

Picard to the rescue; rigged gig economy; Moviepass changes plan; Facebook regrets; Twitter stands with Alex Jones; NYC caps Uber; music on the blockchain; podchaining; Snapchat fail; DARPA vs Deepfake; going cashless; Cozmo; Magic Leap; yay, asbestos!

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Aug 13, 2018
270: The Mean Cul-de-sacs

FB's got 99 problems; burning down the scooter; DNA deals; delete old Tweets; Moviepass lumbers on; Apple trillion; working up from the middle; chairs, desks & monitors, oh my; Bourdain, bad TV & British slang; Reddit hack; Quiet Skies; bad actors; super donkeys!

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Aug 06, 2018
269: Winehousestein

Bad QI; Bird graveyards; Toronto tech; Twitter trending twitches; Facebook takes a hit, finally; Moviepass plunges; GM goes peer-to-peer; abandoning cash; Google's DTP; Fairy Vulcan earbuds; Deadwood; Luke Cage; social prisons; hacking SIMs; ASCII art tattoos.

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Jul 30, 2018
268: Fiddlesticks

Tech news overload; Uber background checks; Twitter's lack of "bandwidth"; Apple autonomous cars; AI decision learning tree bullcrappery; Prime Day; Google fined; Moviepass copycats; Facebook's many problems; facial recognition; Samsam, election, IoT attacks.

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Jul 24, 2018
267: Everybody's Heard About the Bird

More scooter wars; pseudo-AI; Apple moves; Uber purges; fair use on the Internet gone insane; haptic vaporware; laser rifles & 3d printed guns; Lando's back; Goliath, Mrs. Maisel & Sneaky Pete; Murderbot Diaries; DNC hacks; California's GDPR; 25 locations.

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Jul 16, 2018
266: Explain to Me Like I'm Five with Jordan Harbinger

Facebook may listen to your TV; AirBNB can suck it in Santa Monica; IoT gone wrong; Lyft gets even more cash; AI Orb to take over ISS; Massive Law Enforcement breach; Far Cry 5 rocks; Plex is dope; Synology's still rule; Anker power goodies; Airbags for your phone.

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Jul 09, 2018
265: 5 Easy Ways To Keep Facebook from Listening To You

Yes, that again; mea culpa advertising; distracted parenting & gaming disorders; Amazon Show & Buttons; browser battles; the cyclical Internet; Hypernormalisation; Moviepass, hold my beer; a win for privacy; filtering AI out; we really do care.

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Jun 25, 2018
264: Now with Extra Italy

Sherlock Escapes; Bird/Weed Connection; Net Neutrality is DEAD; FBI get the goods; Shatner and IBM go blockchain; Star Trek VR; Bunkers are bad; China hates monkeys; Google can't translate rules judge; Smart water bottles are back.

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Jun 18, 2018
263: Bird Flu Epidemics

Scooters spreading; Sherlock, hero; RIP Bourdain; browser swapping; streaming scandals; Facebook data trending; declining crypto-crap; Buzzfeed pivots; Apple WWDC; Riverhead holo-phones; VR doilies; revisionist memories; Scalzi; an incomplete list of bunk.

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Jun 11, 2018
262: Domin-Uh-Ohs

Really bad pizza; Pinterest; teens abandoning Facebook, really; Expanse, saved; 5 types of Alexa users; Jet-black; Common Sense; Roseanne's Twitter; Letterman; Evil Genius; the Americans; Goldfrapp & Gorillaz; the Bleak State; Google's Do A Little Bit of Evil, Solo!

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Jun 05, 2018
261: Money For Nothing

We've updated our Privacy Policy; GDPR; tech & defense; scooter madness; internet ghost towns; Uber profits; ICO scams; break up Facebook; the Expanse, saved; Vevo, dead; phone security; facial recognition for fun & profit; Alexa, open the pod bay doors.

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May 31, 2018
260: A Laurel and Hardy Handshake

Google faked AI? More scooters, bikes; Net Neutrality; are you really the product; Bitcoin energy use; SEC fakes ICO; Alexa development; holographic blockchain phones; the Expanse; AI songwriting; YouTube; keys to the cyber; phone location tracking.

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May 21, 2018
259: All Your Blockchain Are Belong To Us

Customer non-service; nothing matters; robocalling, phone-scheduling overlords; Musk & Grimes; Facebook is just fine; Klout out; AI cones; sadness porn; exploiting voice assistants; Uber ignores people; drone swarms; android app oops; TaTaTuuuuuuie.

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May 14, 2018
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.

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May 07, 2018
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.

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Apr 30, 2018
256: You Can Call Me AI

Live from Los Angeles; San Fran Scooter debacle; your customers are terrible; AI, AGI, ML & decision trees; Snap streaks; robot Ikea overlords; Apple Watch; the Expanse; Lost In Space; the Cure, Shirley Manson & the Scully Effect; mutant enzyme; eSwatini.

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Apr 21, 2018
255: Community Service

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.

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Apr 16, 2018
254: Pedantic Fail

More Facebook fails; the Zuck Community drinking game; YouTube shooting; France goes AI; Google military projects; Phantom Auto; Virgin Galactic is back; Apple ditches Intel; put the camera down; RIP Meltdown; mini-podcasts; mapping music; data spills; mail drones.

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Apr 09, 2018
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.

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Apr 02, 2018
252: Cluster Zuck

Uber has a body count; Zuckerberg has a crappy week; Kalanick goes slumlord; Opera gets better; Blockchain kiddie porn and tipping; Blue Compass review; Earworm Removal Machine; YouTube Hates Guns; Deliveroo on the Darkweb; Poop Emoji Retargeting.

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Mar 26, 2018
251: SpaceForce2000

Rogue satellites; uplifting Musk; migrating Birds; AirBnB reality; YouTube & Wikipedia; Equifax CIO caught; Theranos fraud; Trim app; hodl the door; privacy review; citizen scores; Yahoo class-action; the Gall—Peters Projection; YouPic; RIP Hawking.

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Mar 19, 2018
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.

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Mar 12, 2018
249: Distributed Excel Spreadsheet

Blockchain, explained; more completely wrong headlines; rat race to the bottom; Spotify; social media rules; removing yourself from searches; adventures in PC land; ello, Vero; expensive cameras & bad bags; upcoming shows; DNA barcodes; predictive policing.

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Mar 05, 2018
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.

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Feb 26, 2018
247: Thoughts and Prayers

Here we are, again; Doggie DNA; Apple glass accidents; cryptomining instead of ads; Magic Leap’s some amount of money; Amazon layoffs; Berlin bans Airbnb; facial analysis bias, informed consent & data ethics; Star Trek; Smashing Pumpkins; Mac viruses.

Feb 19, 2018
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.

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Feb 12, 2018
245: The Internet of Moisture

Hot humidifier talk; peak media saturation; cryptocurrency woes; dropping Facebook; Amazon, Apple earnings; follower factories; fake porn & Nic Cage; boring flamethrowers; Dr. Demento; Groundhog Day; Strava Island; cheeserolling; Lennny Skutniks; Smominru!

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Feb 05, 2018
244: So Proud of Me

A grandiose gabfest about data ethics; beer debts; blockchain consent; demonized smartphones; Amazon Go; Musk goes all in; Twitter trolls; Flicktime; baby, you're a bitcoin; Whopper neutrality; HomePod; babies on Roombas; Hide 'N Seek; Grumpy Cat; AIVD.

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Jan 29, 2018
243: Never Grow Old

Doggie DNA; Walmart, Apple & tax cuts; YouTube dumps small video producers; about those new Google & Facebook jobs; consensual ICO app; Electric Dreams; old music; Ned's Wonder; Twitter god mode; VR security; bad UI & sticky notes in Hawaii; RIP, Dolores.

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Jan 22, 2018
242: The Last Shithole

We finally talk Last Jedi; Alexa & Spotify; the 2018 web; cryptocurrency bandwagons; Amazon's tax breaks; jacking Google bikes; Kodi trouble; new music; CES kids toys; Mac spyware; the return of Fancy Bear; Dunning-Kruger; Schnurzelpurzel; drunk droning.

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Jan 15, 2018
241: Very Stable Raw Geniuses

2018, hold my alt-right beer & raw water; robots & robocalls; cryptocurrencies; Magic Leap; Affinity & Xfinity; Live PD; Bright, Black Mirror, Lovesick & X-Files; drunk on a plane movie reviews; Meltdown & Spectre; Apple's oops; Clash Royale Clans.

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Jan 08, 2018
240: Hard Out

Another year has come & gone! Holiday plans including Data Ethics & website revamps; eggnog; Dan Carlin’s back; the Crown, BSG, X-Files & Dirk Gently; recent reads; wrapping up Hunting Unicorns & cryptocurrencies; and a big thank you for listening!

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Dec 25, 2017
239: Adult Nyquil

The FCC & Net Neutrality; Spotify & Patreon; Facebook says social media is bad; more adventures with cryptocurrency; Uber's for the Bird; "aggressively entrepreneurial wet dreams"; Brian's Gift Guide; BSG, Mr Robot & the Crown; muy mal malware.

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Dec 18, 2017
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!

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Dec 11, 2017
237: Dad Jokes

We're back with stand-ups; phone & email scams; cryptocurrency; AI? no, it's not AI; Net Neutrality; lying step counters; broken Alexas; super liking as a service; privacy & data breaches; Apple's oops; Max Headroom & Long Island Ice Teas.

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Dec 04, 2017
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.

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Nov 21, 2017
235: Facebooty

Automation; verified ass; Snap tank; Kodi non-pirates; Amazon rivets; blockchain & destroyed coin; iPhone glitch; Jason, enhanced; something is wrong on the Internet; Facebook wants your nudes; ransomware shame; Sorry app; arbitrary endpoint traps.

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Nov 13, 2017
234: Degauss the House

Stats are meaningless; ad-driven dystopia; Google lockouts; social media hearings; Gothamist shutdown; Toothbrush as a service; neural network nightmares; subscriptions, because 2017; Reaper; fooling AI; cheeseburger emojis; take me to the good part.

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Nov 06, 2017
233: Fork Disruption!

Cell brain drain; FCC shenanigans; Facebook pay-to-play; Twitter turns a profit; Pravda problems; Citizen Robot; Amazon Key & drugs; dev stacks; Forks 2.0; Queens of Quirk; Tim O’Reilly; IoT bot; fingerprint security; antipodes; Mandela, Mandela, Mandela.

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Oct 30, 2017
232: Remember the Almono

Our TL;DR episode; smartphone dystopia; three claps; DNA testing's privacy policies; AI vs machine learning, again; Facebook serves up food & elections; your memory slideshow; Uber's fake city; Star Trek loses it's heart & soul; Light Grey Web; Bigly FTW!

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Oct 23, 2017
231: Unbingeable

Open kimonos & making your nut; Magic Leap to nowhere; Google really is listening; Twitter is burning, arbitrarily; Facebook's FYMK secrets; Run Pee; Blade Runner's VO; Star Trek concerns; Mr. Robot what?; dark web scans; let's Disqus your pwned password.

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Oct 16, 2017
230: Inflection Point

Nerves are frayed & tensions are high; we squabble in front of Daddy Bitner; the numbers are bad!; broken news; AIM shuts down; Uber's very bad deed; Babblefish is here; Star Trek: Upptäckt; fun with Spotify; hoisted by his own beard; heroes in monocles.

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Oct 10, 2017
229: I Am Altering the Deal

Zuckerberg gets Lando'd; 23 & Me; Twitter's Arbitrary 280; Ikea, tech leader; Dubai drones; Amazon's EchoEverywhere; Star Trek: Discovery, in Swedish; Orville; Terminator Redux; Tinder data; being "retired"; mining crypto-coins; when delete means delete.

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Oct 02, 2017
228: Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz

Toys Aren’t Us; kids these days; online abuse algorithm fails; e-commerce corrections; Uber falls in London; iOS 11; Canon Keepers; Iron Danny; Googling Avril; BlueBorne; Cleaner malware; Facebook big data; 90’s websites; book recommendations; raw water.

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Sep 25, 2017
227: Bots & B.S.

Lone gun developers; hunks of glass & metal; snoozing social influencers; bad Bodega; our Amazon carts; Tesla range; Riot Fest; Star Trek & Orville; Equifax; Apple’s puzzling approach to security; habits of mediocre people; RIP Cassini; it’s complicated.

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Sep 18, 2017
226: A Badder Meinhof

Grumpycoin; UBI; Uber needs a pick me up; is your cellphone listening?; autonomous cars are not coming soon; Facebook lies; Netflix, & Chill; Equifax; getting AI off our chests; selfie sticks & dog toys; ruining the Alien mythology; Bond, Amazon Bond.

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Sep 11, 2017
225: A Beacon of Light and Hope

Broadly 23 & Me; #hashtag; Ikea’s smart home; tin foil tents; Uber’s new CEO; WhopperCoin; Echo sync; Defenders; the Tick; Depeche Mode & KMFDM; Netflix & toke; Little Snitch; suing Yahoo; Messenger virus; security cam roundup; Harvey Manfrenjensenden. 

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Sep 04, 2017
224: Grump on Grump with Sean Bonner

Jason goes down memory lane with a special Grump on Grump episode from December 23rd, 2015. We talk art, music, crappy LA drivers, Safecast, Apple Music, how crappy iTunes is, and a whole lot more.

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Aug 28, 2017
223: But... His Nazis!

A very special Nazi episode; Musk’s AI; the slippery slope of shutting down hate; Godwin chimes in; Uber’s audits; silly ice cube trays; It; Good Omens, the series; Obi-Wan; Revisionist Beach Boys; doxing; security camera showdown; Booze; the Bobiverse.

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Aug 21, 2017
222: Grumpy Old Manifestos

Dwindling earnings; Tech-bro manifestos; Snapchat stock drop; Uber board’s b*tch-fight; Amazon’s secret brands; charging with FIRE; 3-D tires; Disney uncouples from Netflix; Lemmysuchus; Hardcore History; Audible for Dogs; DNA malware; N3v$r M1^d!.

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Aug 14, 2017
221: The Snark Tower

The smartphone generation; Facebook FTW; Uber on fire, literally; Hyperloop is a go; Bitcoin split; Shatner being Shatner; the Circle; Cobra Kai; Themis Files; #LeakTheAnalyst; IoT regulation; hacker vacations; be bored; non-melting ice cream, alright!

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Aug 07, 2017
220: Road to Nowhere

AI nerdfight; siliCONs; Paint, undead; App-ocalypse; Taco Mode; Twitter tanking; Roomba mapping; drones falling out of the sky, the Cheetos of the Beast; Alexa slacking; pizza-taco-burgers; Take On Me; the darkening Web; Comic-Con trailers; goodbye, iPod.


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Jul 31, 2017
219: Wow! Wow! Wow!

Star Trek utopia vs Star Wars dystopia; dark web takedowns; sex-bots; robot drowning; SnapMap; Google Glass 2.0; self-driving disease havens; droning drones; Doctoress Who; SocialStar camp; Microsoft fights back; panoramas gone wrong; DPRK news service.

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Jul 24, 2017
218: Shaka, When the Walls Fell

Net Neutrality Day of (in)Action; What Did We Do; Amazon’s Geek Squad; Snap, Blue Apron stock; ads within ads; Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality; Sous-vide botnets; Twin Peaks; 80s & 90s music love; Laundry Files; Verizon hack; AlphaBay; MOMA texts; Coke’s AI.

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Jul 17, 2017
217: Surveil and Chill

Measuring AI; retail apocalypse continues; robot journalists; Soundcloud, Microsoft layoffs, Jawbone shutters; drone identification; Xbox One; hackintosh; internet TV; MeDoc; cryptocurrency hacks; Zip Bomb; Panda solar farms; Panopticon; OK Computer.

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Jul 10, 2017
216: Lunchroom of Effervescent Healing

The Dumb Ages; misogynist silicon valley losers; Google’s $2.7b fine; Kiwi coders; 10 years of iPhones; drop in on Alexa; hackintoshes; YouTube TV fails; is vinyl back, no; Eddie Izzard; Petya NotPetya; InspiroBot; scamming Nigerians; stupid Jenners.

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Jul 03, 2017
215: I Have a Bad Feeling About This

Apple giveth, Apple taketh; Kalanick Uber’s out; Tesla streams; battery tech; AI language; social media for introverts; world building is hard; Opie Solo; Payola 2.0; Banksy unveiled, maybe; Jazz chickens & Harry Potter; Mac malware; send nudes, Iceland!

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Jun 26, 2017
214: Evil as a Service

Amazon & Whole Foods; Goop Gone Wild; Uber's Peace Room; Snap down; Katybot; Goodbye, Hello; Russian vending machines; iPads; The Dollar, TJ Miller & The Grift; Planet of the Apps; Rakka; Rise & Fall of D.O.D.O; Mac Ransomware; Piñata drones; where's Henry?

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Jun 19, 2017
213: A Pinch of Wrath

Robot clothes & AI futures; net neutrality; Uber firings; billionaire CEOs on sinking ships; Amazon vs Walmart; building a better web; make America fast again; WWDC; Don Quixote; overthinking the Leftovers; printer steganography; Goop; hacking Britney.

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Jun 12, 2017
212: High Heals and Dyslexia

Covfefe & tea; trickle-down workaholism; self-driving car news; the "passenger economy"; CRISPR beer; anticipated slide decks; EFF sues FBI; plastic surgery hacks & backend exposures; Kodi & dots; House of Cards; Twin Peaks; 3 seashells; Icelandic Costco.

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Jun 05, 2017
211: Fire in the Hole

C-YA, Imzy; burrito hacks; net neutrality; Uber owes; patent trolls; Mossberg signs out; beatings iris scans; tainted news; Amazon's brick & mortar; Fire stick & Alexa; Opera FTW; Adam Curry's still at it; Twin Peaks returns; AI paint colors; Ask Jeeves.

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May 29, 2017
210: Beyond Burgerdrone

Twitter is sorry; Google/Uber Goober, Lyft/Waymo Laymo; drones & robots; information does not want to be free; WannaCry; hacking Mar-a-Lago; Redshirts; Home vs Echo; Opera, reborn; YouTube TV; Star Trek: Discovery; paying for tap water; goodbye, MP3?

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May 22, 2017
209: Smalt & Pppr

Job-killing robots; dropping tech giants; Amazon Echo Show; worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack; Astrophysics in a hurry; make some music; the IoT jumps the shark; a damn fine cup of coffee; K.Flay, Cranberries; You Should Be Happy; lightsaber churros.

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May 15, 2017
208: Vive La France!

Jason drops into LA, mystery meat, a live audience & alcohol so possible topics include: France, Snowflakes, podcasting, scoundrels, Uber. an AI called Luna, Huma's Weiner, Bob, Gibson, Office Space, landlines, vampires, the Dark Tower & Faraday cages.

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May 08, 2017
207: Light my Fyre

Hacking Netflix; Silicon Valley horsepuckey; Net Neutrality; Unuber.Me; Facebook's malicious actors; retail apocalypse; Look, Amazon; You Are Not So Smart; shadowbanning; leaving Buzzfeed; Fyre Festival Fail; Doctor Who; Dog vs. Roomba; Tao Te Grump.

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May 01, 2017
206: Sarah's Law

Our AI law; voice recognition; Ballmer's new quest; Facebook's future; Old Man Streaming; Schadenfacebook; AI gone rogue; Linksys security; outsourced ransomware; the Bobiverse; Fahrenheit 451; X-Files, again; Expanse wrap-up; make America grumpy again!

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Apr 24, 2017
205: Grump-a-Lago

Apple's self-driving cars; Burger King & Google Home; Snapchat stats; Uber's Hell; Millennial slackers & mixtapes; Mac ransomware; Old Man's War; Amazon's parent dashboard; the Last Jedi; YouTube TV; MST3k; that dress; coachella-industrial complex.

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Apr 17, 2017
204: We're Lit!

Thanks, Scott; Oath; Twitter's rotten eggs; Uber's cat fishing; LiveJournal; 23&me; the Shadowbrokers; IoT malware; more Old Man's War; health apps; smart pet doors; Jason goes Android; S-Town & Bernie pods; lunch shaming; Beouf; Pepsi; Casper Babypants.

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Apr 10, 2017
203: What Really Grinds Our Gears

Revolting against experts; mobile app report; Musk's empire; burnin' down the Samsung store; killer drones, here & abroad; sold out to the ISPs; chatbots; MySpace photos; Neal Stephenson & Daniel Suarez; storage solutions; IT; Britpop; Rogue One on VHS.

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Apr 03, 2017
202: Big Bang Weary

Weaponized GIFs; gig economy; AI radar; Uber's not-Ford Escorts; YouTube ad issues; Wall-Drone; Medium's pay-for-nothing; Virus Zero; hacking tractors; Scalzi; Pokemon's long tail; Kodi FTW; kitchen tech; Circle; the Expanse; Flashing Fedex for a Fiver.

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Mar 27, 2017
201: We’re Driving to Florida!

Being tech support; social media consumer rights; twitter accounts gone rogue; fixing the web; Uber bombshells; hacking with sound; privacy rights & border crossings; Sweden in a box; sequels & reboots, take the red pill; meat in a vat; Tibetan Peach Pie.

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Mar 20, 2017
200: Let Them Eat Pop Tarts

2/3 Sparta; the rise of the useless; Fiverr bums us out; Snap stock; atom drives; quizzing trolls; Uber hires HAL; Wikileaks Vault 7; encrypted messaging apps; Amazon brick & mortar; AirPods; burgerbots; Try a Pod; Martian potatoes; streaming Bugs Bunny.

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Mar 13, 2017
199: Heisenberg's Uncertainty Cat

Snap's IPO; SpaceX to the Moon; Yahoo breach again; FCC kills privacy requirements; Uber has another bad week; Amazon S3 typo outage; scary malware, super freaks; rage circuits; YouTube TV; Dropbox rebrand; smart condoms; Johnson's Potato; but the emails.

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Mar 06, 2017
198: Game Over Man, GAME OVER!

We lose a legend; 3310 returns w/ snake; new planets; Stockholm heating syndrome; limits of free speech; Uber issues; chatbots; memory leaks; Echo's useless skills; Snow Drones; Moby's ambiance; naked chicken chalupas; media detox; All Things Must Pass.

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Feb 27, 2017
197: Last Night in Sweden

Alphabet's Loon is a go; PewDiePie bye-bye; Zuckerberg's opus; Not-Unlimited plans are back; robot tax; Uber Q&As; Pornhub providing sex-ed; self-flying taxes & fire-spewing drones; crossing borders with phones; Gaiman's Norse Mythology; emotional labor.

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Feb 20, 2017
196: Nordstradamus

What the bleep happened?; FB bots; Twitter slipping; recursive pixels; spying TVs; tech takes sides; file-less hacking; surviving our faster future; gaming Tinder; Spotify as a loss-leader; Burger King's instagram; Ikea's secret taxonomy; Back in Black.

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Feb 13, 2017
195: Never Remember, Always Forget

Tech leaders on Trump; #DeleteUber; Medium goes subscription; brain hackers; Musk gets boring; IRS scams; cracking iOS; Arrival; Concrete Blonde; Blumoo; SelfieFeet aka a magnet; Lovesick & Chance; on self-abuse; the heroes of BGM; Where’s the revolution?

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Feb 06, 2017
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.

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Jan 27, 2017
193: Injecting Digital Magic

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.

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Jan 20, 2017
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 💩.

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Jan 13, 2017
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!

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Jan 06, 2017
190: Merry Weltschmerzmas

Closing out 2016 with a self-driving, AI-written, crowd-sourced, drone-delivered, kick-started bang; billions upon billions of breaches; PopcornTime; Waymo; Magic Leap; masterclasses; pigs in space; chemical texts; digital pills; picturesque places to poop.

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Dec 16, 2016
189: Ello, Dolores

A.I., isn’t; Facts, aren’t; News, isn’t; Amazon Go; Uber Ponzi schemes; behold, the LingLong DingDong; Reflectacles; surviving the faster future; the Gadget Apocalypse; genderless nipples; stocking stuffers for geeks; violent delights have violent ends.

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Dec 09, 2016
188: Because of Copyright!

It’s the universal basic income, stupid; the future of work; Cyber Monday; it’s not AI; Snooper’s Charter; Net Neutrality dies; Yelfies; EmDrive; the Bobiverse; Millennials: the Musical; chunky fashion; follow the White Rabbit; this sucker’s electrical!

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Dec 02, 2016
187: Marc Canter, The Godfather of Multimedia

This week we're joined by the "godfather of multimedia" Marc Canter. Marc tells us some great stories from the early days of multimedia and shares his thoughts on what's coming down the road.

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Nov 25, 2016
186: Back with a Vengeance

Disney drones; Canada tries UBI; Rule 41; Firefox Focus; Facebook metrics & fake news problems; robot dinosaurs & CRISPR; DCMA; data caps; PoisonTap; texting China; modern happiness; Washington; rendered va-ja-jas; Spotify junk; courageous Apple book.

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Nov 18, 2016
185: What Plants Crave

Anything happen this week? Archiving @POTUS; Universal Basic Income; DisneyDrones; Adobe VoCo; rainbow-vomiting clouds; Skype hacking; shrinking Toblerones; USB HIV tests; Samsung folding phones; no one’s paying for YouTube; the case against reality; angst.

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Nov 11, 2016
184: Peak Segal

 Auto-correcting humanity; shocking, collusion; a peach is now just a peach; community commitments; indentured Ubertude; Slack smarmy; Google’s bony finger of shame; Pzizz on you; Trainspotting 2; AuthaGraph map FTW; bomb sniffing spinach; In-N-Out rules!

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Nov 04, 2016
183: Throwing Pagers at Squirrels

Ello, Echo; Vine is dead, Twitter on life support; gig economy; Microsoft rising; autonomous beer delivery; the botnet that broke the internet; Death’s end; Fahrenheit 451 irony; taking down drones; expat 2.0; shoegazing; LostWorld; painting Blade Runner.

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Oct 28, 2016
182: Trump for 500, Alex

Nomophobia; Bad hombres & nasty women; Uber drone ads; fact-checking fails; false unlimited data; 50TB of stolen classified data; Lessig’s high road; creepy VR games; Amazon Echo; new Queen; facial recognition; this check goes to $11; the unreadable web.

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Oct 21, 2016
181: Instant Gratification Generation

Silicon Valley visionless; Samsung on fire; Comcast caught; Facebook’s Workplace; Inept IoT; social media surveillance; Airmail, Pzizz & Trumpwalling; Rogue One, Says You!, Fraggle Rock & the Grand Tour, your vacuum attachments; facepalm facecradle.

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Oct 14, 2016
180: Chabuduo!

Fridges are heating up; Coolest investigation; Ewww Apron; digital rights; Facebook gets local; Google unveils hardware; Yahoo surveillance; Prime reading; bloated apps; superheroes, robots & Mr Robot; bad passengers; the web’s past; R2, get my coffee.

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Oct 07, 2016
179: Streaming Gouda

Uber trucking, vertical take-off planes; Google Express hits New England; Amazon starts own delivery service; Elon delivers to Mars; Snap brings Spectacles; Blackberry is done; DOS attacks get bigger; Meerkat’s Houseparty; Netflix Tax; watch out for Schumer.

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Sep 30, 2016
178: Taste the Hate-bow

Soylent but not deadly; YouTube Heroes; because science; Tesla for California; Amazon’s screw you algorithm; dark-web design; ransomware everywhere; Ello, Allo; Star Trek, Delayed; McAffee, Gringo; smart candles; 2 ferns and a candidate; Sullivan unplugs.

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Sep 23, 2016
177: Benedict Pleepleusbatch

Zane Lamprey drops in; iOS 10; cookies everywhere; the tech bubble; elephant charts; exploding batteries; Facebook annoys Norway; stank cyber hygiene; stream ripping; Penn, King & Tolhurst; laser tag backpack; ethical hacking; Sherlock & the Grand Tour. 

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Sep 16, 2016
176: Ready Player Pobama

Apple’s premature tweet; exploding Samsungs; Airbnb’s “constitutional rights”; costly cord-cutting; Americans not into self-driving cars, ride-sharing; Attack of Things!; slogging through the Gunslinger; baby apps; the build team & the triplets are back.

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Sep 09, 2016
175: We Are the Dreamers of Dreams

Paternity leave is over; psychology on the ropes; Ireland doesn’t want Apple’s taxes; Olds & Emojis; dark forests & Dresden bombing; big ol’ TVs; pinch & zoom & knuckle drag; unbundling gets pricey; Mac Sabbath; putting on the ritz.


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Sep 02, 2016
174: Morphable Faraday

DNS is Ok; Uber still sucks; Facebook WTF; Pokemon Plateau; WiFi is tracking you; Sleep Rules; The Monkees are back; Kanye loves fries; Baltimore No-Fly Zone; Jason and Brian need sleep.

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Aug 26, 2016
173: Economy Drone.0

1 Drone, 2 Drone, Red Drone, Blue Drone; R2D2’s final beep; No Hyperloop for us; Uber’s shoe drops; the Great Con; NASA research free; phishing ain’t just for suckers; IoPoop; tin foil hat news; revisiting Gopher; Dune in Emoji; Scum & Villainy Cantina.

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Aug 19, 2016
172: No Wood for Vader

Social network fails; your friends don’t like you; flawed design; FTC crackdown on sponsored posts; ad-block wars; data-fusion; Golden Key; read for health; Meat is Murder 8bit; Mr. Robot FTW; Stranger Things; WTF America; the other Solo; Electric Mayhem!

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Aug 12, 2016
171: Faradayspotting

Peak app; elevated buses; Pokemon mind control; Faraday caged bars; stupid chip payments; uber mapping; Netflix tax; IoT disasters; hacking autonomous vehicles; Australia moving; emoji political correctness; Mr. Robot back on track, stand ups; Matt Damon.

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Aug 05, 2016
170: Brian's Getting a Drone!

CEOs paid to be average; Pono down; Yahoo deconstructed; Facebook value rising; 7-11 wins the drone race; Apple’s billionth iPhone; DNC hack & treason; IoT code audits; Star Wars drones; Star Trek; Moby; Lucy; drink beer for cash; meet the Allens.

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Jul 29, 2016
169: Tinfoil Toupe

Power surges; suing the government over the DMCA; storing biometrics; Musk’s Master Plan 2.0; mesh Guifi; the Disobedience Award; Pokeman robot societies; hacking the RNC; music rivalries; Stranger Things; winter is delaying; Bezos dons a redshirt.

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Jul 22, 2016
168: Crowd Based Pokeman Capital Management Solutions

Addressing the Pikachu in the room; Silicon Valley solving the wrong problems; disrupting truth; breaking the 1st law; Sharding your passwords; 360 degree Prisma content; bionic internet of poop; Apollo 11 code; not another social network!

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Jul 15, 2016
167: Come and Knock On My Tor

The world’s news is bleak & Facebook is sorta reporting it; smart pirates; music sales tank; burn, Google, burn; fair & balanced email scandals; a load of cameras; bye, bye Blackberry; watch us eat; endless wine; Disney obsessions; because Calendars.

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Jul 08, 2016
166: Bye, Bye Kanye

Tech monopolies; 1st autopilot death; Facebook pulls the rug under businesses; booze & books; the sky’s gone out; Apple camera blocking; US customs wants to tweet you; Symantec fail; OITNB; NASA Juno Mission; Chatbot lawyers; 1kg not 1kg; laser bazooka!!!

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Jul 01, 2016
165: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

UK leaves EU, UK preps to leave GB; Tronc propaganda; Apple & Ticketmaster class action payouts; machine learning; blockchain code fails; Supreme Court backs illegal evidence; #Rule41; new apps; Legos big in Japan; breaking up with Top Gear, Mini-Moon!

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Jun 24, 2016
164: NerdWatch 2016!

WWDC; Napster’s back; Microsoft’s LinkedIn & Twitter’s Soundcloud folly; telecoms want love, too; internet makes you dumb; Swedes go cashless; Olli & Watson; Russian DMC hack; gadgets in naughty places; we come around to VR & AR, Smashmouth & Guy Fieri.

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Jun 17, 2016
163: Da Da Da

What makes a song? Silicon Valley of hardware; 3d printing hype; Atari pivots; sports tech; scrubbing google for Hillary & #fataxl; hacking Zuckerberg; Oklahoma is not OK; Viva la France; Emoji bacon; The Americans; Gibson’s Jesus 2; all aboot Atlas Obscura.

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Jun 10, 2016
162: Tronc in the Trunk

Gates on AI, Stephenson; Musk on neural lace; Troncin’ it; Periscope’s lynch mobs; Facebook ads & deep text; Uber brings back indentured servitude; Daltrey done with new music; Top Gear, Rouge One in trouble; Star Trek swimsuits; Holy Caffeine Batman!

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Jun 03, 2016
161: Everything We Know Is Wrong

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.

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May 27, 2016
160: Get your drone off my wall!

Hamburgers everywhere; Tesla takes on touts; Amazon takes over; home automation not worth it; .blog; the death of class action lawsuits; LinkedIn hack; Babelfish; Kapture; Intuit sucks; conspiracy morons; deep thoughts by the Geeks; our law of reboots.

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May 20, 2016
159: The Text Pistols

Austin takes a stand against Uber, Lyft, Apple invests in Didi Chuxing; Parsey McParseface; Web brutalism; Facebook news curation; Twitter & Dataminr spy but not for the government; Rule 41; The Grand Tour; Peachy Printer building houses; Drink ’Murica!

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May 13, 2016
158: It's Neat!

The grumps are back in the saddle; bots in the wild; Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Tinder & Facebook shenanigans; Apple Music steals music, Reznor to the rescue; OpenAI; BeautifulPeople hacked; Tilt Brush; ResetPlug; Twin Peaks cast; Star Trek is back; Oldchella!

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May 06, 2016
157: U.S.S. Irony

Dig if you will, this podcast; big GOG news; drone attack; science replication crisis; suing Kanye; get to know your new cash; Comcast kills the box; Alphabet rewards negative realities; Twilight Zone returns as a choose your own adventure; black holes!

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Apr 22, 2016
156: I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha

Bots, bots & bots; Tesla's real innovation; Apple ends allowances; augmented reality caffeine environments; no texting in AMC; Homeland Security hates Quicktime; blocklisting Sweden; the IllumiBowl; Star Wars history; the worst Kickstarter, ever; BEES!

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Apr 15, 2016
155: Let Them Eat Cake

Panama Papers & Wordpress security; AirBnb's revisionist history; NFL no longer tax exempt; buy a failing business; the 1099 economy; the singularity is not near; 3d printing coolness; robot naughty bits; bots, bots & more bots; spies in the skies!

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Apr 08, 2016
154: Fool Free Zone

Google's April Fool's joke; Gig economy falters; millennials love Facebook; Spotify pivoting to video, because money; Messenger becoming a platform; hospitals need security, badly; FBI opening more phones; not so smooth drone operators; the Rift is here.

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Apr 01, 2016
153: We Face a Shining Future

It's our 3rd anniversary show & there were drinks; we meander through biocoding, universal basic income, VR, death of Moore's Law, Apple is 40, basic security (again!), drones, things we're sick of there even being a debate about & Bad Santa 2. Or 3.

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Mar 25, 2016
152: Don't Kick Our Robot Overlords!

Modern life is rubbish; fast food moves to robots; Uber gets disrupted; Alzheimer's breakthrough; DARPA derps; Feds find Fappening phisher; Amazon Echo; funded fan films; sponsored content kills journalism, internet; LSD microdoses for internet addiction.

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Mar 18, 2016
151: There IS a Spoon

Social media can be good, really; music startup fails; brain pain via dyslexia & FBI; McAfee & idiots; drones in the USA; 8k/VR Olympics; Darth Maul; old school spying; printing Wikipedia; the trouble w/ popular music & transporters; Rugmpy Dlo Eegks FTW!

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Mar 11, 2016
150: The Truth is On Hiatus

Financial & emotional repercussions of social media; app bubble burst; big data & Banksy; Yahoo & Linkedin WTFs; McAfee, show your work; do not use 23andMe; active listening; X-Files; 3-Body Problems; no science on Sci; good & bad casting; listener love!

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Mar 04, 2016
149: Now, to Be Fair to Uber…

Uber's not to blame; don't write open letters to your boss; more journalism woes; Facebook emojis; Team Apple; Project Shield; Shatner & Nimoy; apps for everything; Vinyl, AbFab, Massive Attack & the Cure; where to live; the contest winner!

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Feb 26, 2016
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.

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Feb 19, 2016
147: Jesus Take the Wheel

Brian’s recording from his Lanai; Jason charms a Lyft driver; Stupid Hackathons; Google kills Picassa, Jason longs for Flicker; Twitter Pivots; Flash is finally dead; no one is registering their drones; Top Gear jumps shark; Gravity waves & sheet cake.

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Feb 12, 2016
146: Beyond BananaDrone

The greatest hits collection: streaming & bandwidth charges; Uber logo idiocy; Alphabet, Amazon & Apple; Yahoo still clueless; copyright infringements; self-driving hack targets; drones & bananas; photoshop tricks; Top Gear, X-Files, Billions & Serial.

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Feb 05, 2016
145: The Curse is Real

The Grumps strike again, RIP Abe; more income inequality news, so meditate the pain away; our robot overlords are on the way; what's going on at Twitter?; Amazon on the march; Ello, Peach; X-Files; Hipster Vodka; Tyson takes on B.O.B.; Cthulhu wallpaper!

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Jan 29, 2016
144: Internet of Poop

The Internet's taken a scatological turn this week; bad news from the WEF; Tidal's billing problem; Verizon kills Net Neutrality; blinding us with science; quantified break-ups; coffeeshop cube-farms; your stupid password; building a better pyramid.

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Jan 22, 2016
143: Flux Decapitator

Facebook's death-feed; RIP middle class, Bitcoin, desktops, Soundcloud, Foursquare; sexual harassment in Silicon Valley; going post-mobile; hidden Airbnb cams; Internet of Things hackery; Cloverfield 2?; Epic Tea Time; silly, Snapchat is for kids!

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Jan 16, 2016
142: That Drone Really Tied the Room Together

The grumps abide news from CES; pre-net life; Lumosity lied; Zuck's Hoodie Home AI; taking down power grids; Everkey vaporware; Oculus Rift, Drone B4UFLY & cutting cords with Tablo; drunk movie reviews; Sobchak meets Trump; the great dogs pants debate.

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Jan 08, 2016
141: Should Auld Grumps Be Forgot

Sending out 2015 and ringing in 2015 2.0 with robot birds, leaving it at the office, suing Spotify, stealing art, crowdfunding intellectual properties, Uber, legislating not-hoverboards, voter record hacks, crazy McAfee, saving Matt Damon & Star Wars.

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Jan 01, 2016
140: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

A holiday potpourri of delights: Force blockers; internet famous, cash poor; Elon Musk; Taylor Swift; music windowing; driverless cars; phishing, hacking & drone nets; the fate of Abrams; schadenfreude'n Shkreli; new Yule log v2; Tiffani Amber Thiessen!

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Dec 18, 2015
139: The Bill Murray Disruption Clause

Marissa Mayer, Martin Shkreli, Airbnb, Zano, Trump, Apple Music, Silicon Valley job production & other fails; whiskey pronunciations; to-do apps & “offboarding”; Ricky Gervais & Carrie Fisher; emoji history; passive aggressive texting; orgasmic fungus.

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Dec 11, 2015
138: We Are 138!

Kickstarter, delayed; 7,728 years of Adele; Zuckerberg does good, gets yelled at; Apple changing cables again; Li-Fi from light bulbs; big hacks & lifetime subscriptions on the Dark Web; Pornhub wins Christmas; sipping whiskey with Nick Offerman.

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Dec 04, 2015
137: I'm a Belieber!

Ello again; the digital prophet has no clothes; streaming is the future unless we make money; 30 years of Windows; Man in the High Castle; Jason on a Train; you can't un-McConaughey McConaughey; Emojis; science based actuary tables; genetic wanderlust.

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Nov 20, 2015
136: Morale Removal Machine

More fun and lack of profit with Kickstarter; solving the last problem in the world, Dog Vacays; on asking permission; VHS FTW; gamified gunning; Rumblr & 3nder; announcing the announcement about an announcement; it's going to be ok; where is Luke?

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Nov 13, 2015
135: The Satchel of Life

Working on spec; paying rent with reach; #BenCarsonWikipedia & the Temple of Grain; Oyster dies & Amazon goes brick & mortar; Candy Crush worth more than Star Wars; Mr. Null; the TSA snowjob; Pandora Pods... One; Muons!; Security, HAH! takes a bow.

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Nov 06, 2015
134: Gimme Some Sugar Baby

Yet another spying bill dressed up as cybersecurity; slowing down the net for fun & profit; Google gets podcasts; YouTube didn't Google it's pay scheme's name; IoT's password distributing kettle; survival tips on the crapper; Bruce Campbell; booze comet!

Oct 30, 2015
133: A German and an Irishman Walk into a Waterpark

Jason's taking a personal day so guest host Fergal Lyons joins to talk waterparking, Star Wars, parenting in the digital age, Uber, hacking your fitbit & plane tickets, religion, AbFab & Mythbusters all while drinking high alcohol content beers.

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Oct 23, 2015
132: Achtung Grumpy

Brian's back from Europe; drunk on a plane movie reviews; Jason's figuring out sportsball; no nudes is good nudes at Playboy; Twitter execs don't tweet; Tesla robot car; aliens!; the age of profile anxiety; Flash is bad throughout the known universe.

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Oct 16, 2015
131: The Billion Dollar Show

Jordan Cooper and Gigi Edgley join the show to fill in for Brian while he's on holiday. We talk drone camo, poop maps, luxury selfie sticks, Waze-holes, sports-splaining, fat pets and fitbits, bitchy guys named Bob, Facebook glitch makes 2 people happy.

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Oct 10, 2015
130: Pre-Hacking so You Don't Have To

Apple Music & Google Inbox fails; getting screwed as a business; static salaries & rising costs; no peeple please; Derbycon recap; Amazon no longer a store; Scrotal Recall; Facebook copyright morons; that Patreon thing...

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Oct 02, 2015
129: Selfie Selection

Jason's live at DerbyCon; a # is not consent; offloading our memories; Du Hast vomiting rainbows; algorithms will beat your fantasy team; dislike this; #KardBlock'n the dom; mystery emojis; making Steve Jobs boring; Snowden, Maher & Dawkins lose it.

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Sep 25, 2015
128: Demand your Replicator


Is Star Trek's Utopia coming? Is HP irrelevant? Do e-books earn more at lower prices? Is Twitter going to lose a lawsuit over scanning DMs? Is the ad-blocking Peace app still available? Are we trapped in a closet? Do we like Betteridge's law of headlines?

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Sep 18, 2015
127: Give Me Porn, or Give Me Death


Quiznos burns Burning Man; Apple's new crap; McAfee 4 Prez; Augmented v Virtual reality; Russia bans porn, still into voyeurism; not into OverSuccess; new chairs, mail apps; welcome to the race, Homo naledi; Trainspotting 2, electric boogaloo?

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Sep 11, 2015
126: #ForceOpenYourWalletFriday

 Star Wars has awakened to your wallet; Ashley Madison who?; Uber's pesky human problem; Google logos; free-dronin'; networkin' on the Playa; comfy butts & phantom wrist syndrome; Mr. Robot shows there's nothing new under the dystopian sci-fi sun.

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Sep 05, 2015
125: Brony Madison


What do Ashley Madison & the Middle Ages have in common? Flying Penises & Bronies! Rich idiots; Dismaland & Disneyland; Facebook billion day; Spotify "sorry-2"; cops get weaponized drones; Howard Stern kills advertising; tech chicks, don't get pregnant.

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Aug 28, 2015
124: Come and Knock on My Door

Jason slammed for Apple Watch, Brian slammed for Uber; that whole Ashley Madison thing; the real cost of YouTube stardom; Amazon burn & churn; AT&T sells you out; Tarintino, Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart & Simon Pegg plus Bill Murray in Underoos!

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Aug 21, 2015
123: ABC, As Easy as Episode 123


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!

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Aug 14, 2015
122: The Middleman Economy


Big data for cities, transparency in music, the Middleman Economy, no good deed goes unpunished, our first salvo against Canada, Facebook's illegal video problem, hacking through audio, Germans invent Warp Drive & we've got a Berenst#in Bears problem.

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Aug 07, 2015
121: We Don't Need Another Hero

Your job will never love you; WIFI isn't making you sick; mind your own business, twitter vigilantes; RIP Google+; Win10; air-gapped hack, Rowhammer, Black Darts, hacking sniper rifles, breaking Brinks, FBI plane surveillance & the Hoff, oh my vlog!

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Jul 31, 2015
120: Podcasting from the Parking Lot


San Fran fails to fall into the ocean, NASA finds new ones; Americans working longer, 80s lessons learned; Russell Brand vs. Uber, Instagram #ban, jerks with drones; hackings cars, butt dialing & self redacting fonts; M. Night Shyamalan's Electric Banana.

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Jul 24, 2015
119: The First Rule of Glee Club

Apple Music fail, Neil Young hissy-fit, Sinead slam. Sharing economy & Internet of Things stumbling blocks, Java & Flash on the ropes, geek reminiscing & disappointments: Armada, Coin & singing, dancing Fight Club. I am Brian's exploding brain.

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Jul 17, 2015
118: The Bug Out Episode


The world is running down and we're bugging out to Canada and Estonia. Ecological collapses, depressed start ups, death by selfie, Greeks without Apple Music, Reddit burns, the Hacking Team fallout... maybe we need a guided meditation. F That.

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Jul 10, 2015
117: The Rental Economy


You own NOTHING & double billed for it. Beats headphones suck, does Beats/iTunes mashup Apple Music? Facial recognition faux-pas. Uber ups & downs. Facebook wants to stream, too! Robot uprisings, cable cuttings, corporate sponsored documentaries, oh my!

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Jul 03, 2015
116: Australian Justice

 Taylor Swift takes down Apple, or does she? France says non to Uber. Microsoft charging for Win10, or are they? CIA can't keep propaganda straight, or can they? Pratchett Estate says no more Discworld, we say more Long Earth. And screw you, Belle Gibson.

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Jun 26, 2015
115: Game of Bored

The episode that almost didn't happen flies by with talk of flying, Apple Music, AT&T & Uber spankings, new Top Gear hosts, committing future sins, drone regulations, post-App landscapes, American Gods, Game of War, Star Wars Battlefront & Cyndi Lauper!

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Jun 19, 2015
114: Ghost in the Prius


Jason's already hating on LA, Brian's worried about big data, crunching Spotify #s, investing basics, John Oliver effects, Kaspersky hacks, Anime recos, Babymetal, don't clear that browser, comments galore! You like us, you really really like us!

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Jun 12, 2015
113: No Food, No Poop... No Level Up.

The boys are back in LA with a new theme song, despairing at new tech offerings but rejoicing at new books, attempting to play games without getting played, taking a bumper dump, kung fury, personalizing your aural world & a plethora of morons. Bueller!

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Jun 06, 2015
112: Counting to Potato

From a basement in Canada and a pile of suitcases in Chicago, the Geeks talk Nocebo effects, dystopian futures, Walmart nomads, the Bank of Facebook, art jerks, FBI hacks, the Kingsman and ultra-violence, potatoes, Amy Schumer, FIFA and Seveneves

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May 29, 2015
111: Hyper Caffeinated Disruption Robots

The coffee kicks in big time; tech billionaires like their own privacy; trucking a bellwether for the death of the middle class; here come the robots; who needs a Starbucks app; Barack twitter & crypto problems; Twin Peaks back on; we rock our Suitsy.

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May 22, 2015
110: Poor Pierre

Meditating on Prius; digital death; don't quit school to code; the Singularity will kill us all; Die Wordpress Die!; Jason really didn't like an app; Brian doesn't like social PR teams; Waldorf & Statler are back but we're more bitter & miserable.

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May 15, 2015
109: Generalization Specialists

Being well rounded; You know nothing, Jon Millennial's; Betteridge's Law of Headlines; HuffPo & Ello; A.I.s & Ex-Machina; smiling happy computers; Maximum Homerdrive; Spiderpacalypse; starting, quitting & starting again; Fight 215; Wordpress still sucks.

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May 08, 2015
108: Just Sayin'

Back on the FitBit, gun caches in every city, Morrissey calls crowdfunding insulting, #TidalFail, Tesla batteries, Amazon rockets, AirBNB bans & topless Venetians, Microsoft Edge, tattoos stymie your watch, & we're having our musical mid-life crisis.

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May 01, 2015
107: Grump on Grump with Tim Ferriss

Jason talks to master experimenter Tim Ferriss about crazy Ketogenic dieting tips, Tim's recipe for rocket fuel tea, and disaster prep stuff before rolling into what happened to his TV show and the future of Tim Ferriss on the small screen. 

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Apr 28, 2015
106: Smack Your Remix Up!

Rise of the techno-libertarians; Jason says he's not getting an Apple Watch, so next week he'll be reviewing one; Tidal streamlines, Yahoo remixes pink slips; mobilegeddon is upon us; the return of Uber; makers vs Silicon Valley fakers; you own NOTHING.

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Apr 24, 2015
105: The Lone Chimp

Is it real tech news or a joke in Silicon Valley? We're having a hard time telling the difference. Star Wars trailers, emojis & plane wraps; Putin on the Ritz; China's Great Cannon; your password is still "admin", isn't it? oh and... Han freakin' Solo.

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Apr 17, 2015
104: is the Loneliest Number

Losing yourself in your digital world, John Oliver attempts to get people to care about privacy, disrupting booze, Bukowski, Hugo's get gamed, backup tips, Beiber, it's a Facebook Life & we finally agree with the FBI on something: Wordpress sucks!

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Apr 10, 2015
103: A Tidal Wave of Stupid

We welcome, Tidal, the Ello of streaming; Garbage, photographers & wanting things for free; Periscope harassment; Meer-who?; for fun & profit; Mobilegeddon is coming; Going Clear; Motivational Morrissey; night vision injections! Science FTW.

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Apr 03, 2015
102: 10,000 Moderately Interested Fans

Subscription model evolution from shady to standard, Jenni-Meerkat-Periscope-Cam, content for fun not profit, banging our heads against the privacy wall, all your news are belong to Facebook, X-Files fears,, you & your #@$!ing bubble.

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Mar 27, 2015
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.

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Mar 20, 2015
100: So Much Universe, and so Little Time


It's our 100th episode & we've put on our finest black t-shirts to celebrate. We wax nostalgic over guests & listeners, bid a fond farewell to Terry Pratchett & still find time to pick apart Apple, Yik Yak, Google, Twitter, the NSA... you know, the usual.

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Mar 13, 2015
99: Because Freedom!


Troll fails & wins, Hillary's email, hot Prius talk, the literal poop hits the fan turbine, Kickstarter fails yet again, Tinder goes ageist, Facebook looks at your account, there is no blue, ad agency tearjerkers & lasers on sharks!

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Mar 06, 2015
98: Live Long & Prosper

The geeks get sad as news that Leonard Nimoy has passed hits mid-podcast; Net Neutrality wins until the lawsuits hit; that damn dress & those silly llamas break the internet; big storage & big data; Tesla & uBeam, House of Cards & the three little pigs.

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Feb 27, 2015
97: Airgapping Our Grievances


Complaining for good health; the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week in security; the Winter is Coming rule; drones, faux skylights and King Tut; brain games and HQ audio debunking; wallet (sans chain); retweeting to make a difference!

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Feb 21, 2015
96: The BS Engineers

Blockin' ads, lyin' fitbits, dumpin' on Prius, searchin' on the dark web, brewin' expensive tea, laughin' at Kayne, talikin' to TVs, dyin' on Facebook, cryin' for Aibo, feelin' bad for shaming, baskin' in comment love. Or did we misremember it all?

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Feb 13, 2015
95: We're Driving to Germany!

We're moving to Germany, on a plane with a parachute, taking selfies, reading Kindle Unlimited, listening to Neil Gaiman's sexy voice on a Pono while playing with Jason's blue balls! Also, Uber, Ayn Rand and the big fat lie.*

*Due to a slight Skype error we lost the first sentence of Media Candy. The band we're talking about in the beginning of the segment is Kraftwerk.

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Feb 06, 2015
94: Shiny Happy Puppies Holding Hands

Uber & GoDaddy, contrasting case studies in using Puppies to win hearts & shut down minds. Drunk Droning! Brian updates hardware, Jason trains his mind. Everyone screws musicians! Every movie ever is being rebooted & m**ther f**kin dragon faucets!

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Jan 30, 2015
93: We're in the Wrong Racket.

Brian says Nukular & points to the Doomsday Clock. Jason discovered the show Sex Box. Lots of people are getting rich on Kickstarter that aren't us. Microsoft and the government do some stuff plus book reviews. Shazam and the Mythbusters pivot. Scully is still hot!

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Jan 23, 2015
92: The World’s Greatest Yeast Infection

Everyone is back on their respective coasts and the show is back to normal. We deliver on the long promised new bumpers only we care about. Selfie-sticks abound. People can make their own gut beer. Brian reviews an app. Jason ruins a movie. The usual!

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Jan 16, 2015
91: I am Jacks Awesome Podcast

In a very rare in-person episode the guys hang out at Brian’s Santa Monica pad and go over the weeks fun Internet news. Topics discussed Amazon going all you can eat. Space-X doing cool stuff. Great books of the week and the best new website on the Internet.

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Jan 09, 2015
90: Back in the Saddle Again

Ravaged by the elements and in-laws the guys rally to get back on the horse and discuss grammar atrocities, the Lizard Squad foibles, WSJ making silly moves, car radios under attack in Sweden, why middle-men are a bad idea, and other silliness.

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Jan 03, 2015
2014 Year End Special

In their final show of the year, Brian and Jason wrap up with their own version of the holiday listicle and thank you's to the listeners. Jason's noise gate is still broken so holiday apologies.

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Dec 26, 2014
89: Better Safe than Sony

In the last full show of the year the guys take on Sony and their cowardice. Oprah is going full Amanda Palmer. Rappers are morons. And the best gift you can get this year is a box of bullshit. Happy holidays everyone and thank you for listening!

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Dec 19, 2014
88: I Want My Four Dollars!

Jason dives into the sharing economy with bizarre results. Brian has never had sex on acid. Sony is still hosed. The Newsroom gets weird. Jason can't find a cuddle buddy. Brian finds the best website on the Internet. Ever!

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Dec 12, 2014
87: A Reasonably Sized Poo

The true purpose of Twitter has been discovered and it's unsurprisingly about poo. San Francisco moves to Silicon Beach. Bring on man-poo beach. Security is off the hook. A bunch of new podcasts to check out. And Jason finally gives up on the FitBit.

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Dec 06, 2014
86: Recycle Bin Zero

Still full from Thanksgiving the guys cover topics such as the new Star Wars trailer, deleting becoming obsolete, the death of ethics in journalism, the lack of transparency in Spotfy, Kickstarter pivoting to a storefront and more. Pass the leftovers...

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Nov 28, 2014
85: You and I are Pilgrims of the Grid

In the strangest episode to date, Jason buries the tin-foil hat & Brian takes up the mantle of Grumpy Prime. Uber Incompetence is on the rise. WTF was Mattel thinking? Podcasting renaissance is balderdash. No sparks actually fly over Amanda f'in Palmer.

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Nov 21, 2014
84: No Talent Ass Clown

Tara "Tiger" Brown joins us to talk about her new project and super fun stuff. No, she is NOT the no talent ass clown of which this episode is named. You get one guess who that is. But humanity did land on a comet! And Brian still reads vampire novels.

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Nov 14, 2014
83: The Grump Awakens

This is a very long episode where we cover a metric-ton of epic stuff. That said I'm extremely late for an appointment so just listen to it ok? Thanks!

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Nov 07, 2014
82: I Can Haz Ubercorn?

Brian hammers home some more bad news about the sharing economy and Uber. Many people are in search of the elusive Ubercorn. Why is hash-tagging done so poorly. Anonymity online is a fools errand. More books, podcasts, and even an app!

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Oct 31, 2014
81: Congratulations... Now Get Off My Internet!

Fur flies in this action packed episode where two people, without actual fur, go fisticuffs over the future of social networks. Astute business advice from a chronically broke dude. The 'Horribleification' of the Internet. And the music biz is still dead.

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Oct 24, 2014
80: Mmmmm, Cloud Bacon!

Yosemite upgrade hell. Pros and cons of too much tech. Unplugging for fun, profit, and sanity. Breech fatigue is now a thing plus hacks of the week. Ed Snowden's drinking habits and new film career. Good books and music biz epitaphs.

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Oct 17, 2014
79: A Smorgasbord of Stupid

In their best episode yet, we discuss the NFL and not paying their taxes, flying cars, drone racing, San Francisco doing something right, Bugzilla, Silk Road, the open source security farce, big social data, Twin Peaks, and even more goodies!

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Oct 10, 2014
78: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out.

This week the guys go full Luddite and discuss the erosion of humanity from too much technology and the vapid obsessions of an always on society.

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Oct 03, 2014
77: Ello Clarice...

Big fingers required. Apple just won't stop screwing up. Facebook gets drones. The great gay exodus and the future of Ello. Bash is broken and nerds everywhere pull an all-nighter. Kevin Mitnick is cashing in. And oh so much more...

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Sep 26, 2014
76: Preferably, Without You...

Stay the hell out of our thought experiments! You're stuck with Twitter's shenanigans for a few years. Jason dumps his technolust. Brian got his Uber reach-around finally. The 1099 economy hits new lows. We review some crappy young adult novels.

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Sep 19, 2014
75: Applesauce Bitch

Best value at a bar. Ask A Geek: why we don't build apps, why we work on the web, and what's up with our personal projects. How to handle getting hacked. Pizza and domestic violence. They love crowdfunding money, not so keen on providing those rewards.

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Sep 11, 2014
74: Dear Hackers, Go Fap Yourself...

Arguments about the nature of security and The Fappening. Uber needs a come to Jesus moment soon. Musicians as CEO's. Musicians as stalker/hacker victims. Some Joan Rivers love. Home Depot customers are allegedly screwed. And don’t trust your cellphone!

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Sep 05, 2014
73: Phantom Butthurt Syndrome

iPhone 5 recall. The NFL is what? Podcast Nazis. Google drones. Wordpress GOOD news. Hacks of the week. Tony Soprano silliness. App downloads discussed. Facial recognition makes good. Don't buy ice cream. More on the click-bait wars. Facebook explains.

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Show Notes

iPhone 5 battery recall

Hat-tip to @mtemal

The Real Super Bowl Question: Should The NFL Be A Nonprofit?

Who Owns Your iTunes Library After Death?

Podcasters Roundtable Episode 33 - Open Mic

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: John Oliver Literally Destroys Piñatas (Web Exclusive)

Time To Do Everything Except Think

Facebook wants you to know that Messenger is not spying on you

Get the Facts About Messenger

The Price of Admission by Dan Savage

Watch a Small Child Ruthlessly Bully Ricky Gervais in New Audi Ad

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s war on click bait proves we are all pawns of social media

Most smartphone users download zero apps per month

Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields

Google shows off 'Project Wing' delivery drones

Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program

Is The Universe A Hologram?

Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies.

DQ Breach? HQ Says No, But Would it Know?

Oops! Mozilla left thousands of email addresses and passwords lying around (again)

JPMorgan, other banks hacked, and FBI looks to Russia for culprits

Automattic Acquires BruteProtect To Help Keep WordPress Users Safe

Suspected child abuse fugitive caught by facial recognition after 14 years

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy Book 2) by Margaret Atwood

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glen Greenwald

William Gibson talking about coining the term Cyberspace.

The Iconic Moleskine Notebook Goes Digital

Counting Crows Frontman Adam Duritz Explains Why No One Can Find Him On Tinder

Neil And Pegi Young Divorce After 36 Years Of Marriage

Mythbusters Finale - Plane Boarding Tests


About Utopia

Did Tony die at the end of The Sopranos?

David Chase Says He Was Quoted Out of Context, and the Sopranos War of Words Rages On

Are you proud of yourself, @savedyouaclick?

The War - A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Zara Pulls Kids' T-Shirt That Looks Like a Nazi Camp Uniform

Feeling the buzz: where do phantom phone vibrations come from?

I Dream of TV Newsletter

Reid's Chocolates

Aug 29, 2014
72: The Grumpy Old Geeks Nominate You!

We’re back on track this week with some mockery of ice buckets, enhanced security section with copious tinfoil hattery, and enough news to choke a horse. Basically, we’re back in the saddle!

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Ice Bucket Challenge

‘Severe’ drought covers nearly 99.8% of California, report says

California drought: 17 communities could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state says

Slingshot (water vapor distillation system)

Why Facebook is for ice buckets, Twitter is for Ferguson

The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised More Than $13 Million — Meanwhile, Medical Research Has Been Cut By Billions

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Adam Carolla’s Settlement with the Podcasting Troll

Premier League warns about posting goal videos online

NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl

The NFL has a REVENUE of over 9 billion per year.

Does Facebook think users are dumb? “Satire” tag added to Onion articles

And the Onion responds.

Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read?

People Keep Getting Into Strangers’ Cars Because They Think It’s An Uber

Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials

Twitter now officially says your timeline is more than just tweets from people you follow

I Visited Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde In Prison, Here’s What He Had To Say

Motorcyclist crashes, flips and sticks a perfect landing on a car’s roof

Last Call – The end of the printed newspaper. By Clay Shirky

Meet Product Hunt

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

Professor hacks University Health Conway in demonstration for class

What can Brown do to you?

Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China

Dressed For Excess

Technology Can Make Lawful Surveillance Both Open and Effective

Hacking Into Traffic Lights With a Plain Old Laptop Is Scary Simple

White House cybersecurity czar brags about his lack of technical expertise

Stealing encryption keys through the power of touchResearchers pilfer decryption keys through Ethernet and human touch side channel.

Honorable spies anonymously leak NSA/GHCQ-discovered flaws in Tor

Your Anonymous Posts to Secret Aren’t Anonymous After All


Which Apps Are Eating Your Battery? Normal Will Tell You.

The Walk

Originally featured on Episode 38 on December 15th, 2013


Source Code Pro

iStat Menus 5 is out

Aphex Twin Announces New Album SYRO Via the Deep Web

Truth And Iliza

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – #53 finally out!

Common Sense with Dan Carlin – Show 279 – If It Even Saves One

Geeks and Beats

Gluten Poorly Explained

The Secret History of the Hidden Track

You can watch an ‘unaltered’ version of Star Wars in HD today, if you bend the law

Bored Elon Musk

In order to preserve the state’s natural beauty, billboards are completely banned in the state of Vermont, and have been for over 45 years.

‘MythBusters’ drops hosts Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Resistance Pro Wrestling

Aug 22, 2014
71: Too Soon?
Aug 15, 2014
70: No Furries in Space

This week we talk with Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm podcast about creativity, social engineering, and other assorted goodies. We also discuss stuff we like and some Star Trek fanfic. Spoiler alert, there are no furries in space.

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The Art of Charm Podcast

The Art of Charm

Graft Concepts Leverage i5 Case for the iPhone 5

iOS SDK Release Notes for iOS 8.0 Beta 5

How the Internet, Dopamine and your Brain are Working Together to Screw Your Potential. (and what you can do about it)

Communications watchdog OFCOM: ‘Six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults’

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Crosses The Line With New Facebook Messenger App

Yes, the Facebook Messenger app requests creepy, invasive permissions. But so does every other app.

Latest Online Security Breach Forces Mom To Change Post-It

Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

Hacker shows passenger jets are vulnerable to cyber attack

1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do

Evidence of another Snowden-like mole is worrying Feds

How Google plans to get us all using HTTPS

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns

Hardcore History Archives

Show 42 – (BLITZ) Logical Insanity

According to Scientists, This is The Most Relaxing Tune Ever Recorded

pzizz sleep

pzizz energizer

LinkedIn agrees to pay $6 million (U.S.) for overtime, damages

Star Trek: Axanar

Star Trek Continues

Information about Hearing, Communication, and Understanding

Aug 08, 2014
69: Rabbit Rabbit

This week we debut an as yet unnamed segment on defense against Internet marketers. We discuss the Uber ratings kerfuffle and other big data nonsense as well as some epic book reviews.

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Show Notes

Rabbit Rabbit

OKCupid: we experiment on users. Everyone does

OkCupid experiment may have broken FTC rules

All Power to the Pack Rats

Podcasting patent troll: We tried to drop lawsuit against Adam Carolla

The 30-Day Challenge: No Booze, No Masturbating (NOBNOM)

You Are Not Late

Why does my old iPhone seem to get slower before a new release?

Are Uber’s passenger ratings big data for good – or discrimination 2.0?

This Restaurant Kept Getting Awful Reviews. Then They Discovered Something Mind-Blowing…

The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger’s Mobile App Terms of Service

Facebook moves all mobile chat to Messenger app

The perks of being ‘somebody’ online

Mystery in the Perseus Cluster

How anyone can hack your Instagram account

Stephen Sclafani

The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness by James Altucher and Claudia Azula

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield

Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius (Author), Gregory Hays (Translator)

Ernest Hemingway on Writing – Larry W. Phillips (Editor)

Sam Walton: Made In America

Lorde appointed as ‘sole curator’ of music for next Hunger Games film

Agatha Christie’s Poirot’ Comes to an End

Keith Urban Boston Concert: Rape Charge Laid Against Sean Murphy, 18

Guy takes shrooms at comic con. Guy texts entire meltdown to girlfriend. Internet rejoices.

According to the dictionary, “literally” now also means “figuratively”

Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.

Note: I inadvertently called Sean Bonner’s coffee subscription service the collective and not the possee. My bad! – JD

Sean Bonner’s Coffee Possee

Riot Fest

Aug 01, 2014
68: Open Source Shenanigans with Sean Bonner

Miscreant and misanthrope Sean Bonner joins us this week to talk about his art/music project, Hope X, open hardware, Safecast, and more. We also run down some cool new books and the general tomfoolery on the Internet this week. You know the drill.

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Show Notes

Didn’t Read Facebook’s Fine Print? Here’s Exactly What It Says

Facebook Explains Why It Wants to Be a Retail Store

The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful

Help shape OS X Yosemite.

LittleBits Now Lets You Build Your Own DIY Smart Home

Sean Bonner

Exhibition listing on Subliminal Projects, for VITA E MORTE exhibition which opens July 26th

Preview of artworks

Main CMHHTD project website

Stream CMHHTD songs

Both CMHHTD EP’s on iTunes (new one is pre order)

First CMHHTD EP on Pirate Bay

The Majority Of Today’s App Businesses Are Not Sustainable

And as if on cue Yahoo! buys Flurry for $300MM

Airbnb Host Seeks Help In Evicting Squatter From Palm Springs Home

Comcast’s worst nightmare: How Tennessee could save America’s Internet

Grumpy Old Geek Pro-Tip: If you steal something, do not post photos of you on social media with said stolen items.

Israeli women are showing support for the IDF — by showing their boobs

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

Snowden: Dropbox is an NSA surveillance target, use Spideroak instead

Edward Snowden: ‘If I end up in chains in Guantánamo I can live with that’ – video interview


This is how you invent a person online

Amped – Daniel H. Wilson

Amped – Douglas E. Richards

Wired – Douglas E. Richards

Earth Awakens (The First Formic War) – Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting

The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service by Hank Crumpton

This Is the Best 5,453-Word Interview With Bronson Pinchot About Audiobooks You Will Ever Read

Tower 2

Game of War – Fire Age

Comic-Con: ‘Firefly’ Cast Reunite for Online Game

How to Follow Soccer Now that the World Cup Is Over

Led Zepplin: Mothership

Alien Autopsy: William Barker on Schwa, two decades later

Orphan Black

Blake Lively’s Preserve lifestyle site: another pandering mess of e-commerce

‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Gets Summer 2017 Release Date

High Schoolers Ponder the Meaning of ‘Fashion’ in 1984

Brian’s record collection

Jul 25, 2014
67: Wanted! 1000 Crazies Like Us.

This week, Jordan Cooper joins us to talk about new media, blow job machines, and shares some awesome tips and tricks to build your online fanbase. We also talk about burnout and getting old and giving up on the Internet. It’s a HAPPY SHOW!

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Show Notes

I made my husband try a sex robot

A Better To-Do List: The 1-3-5 Rule


The Death of Journalism, by the numbers

The Developer’s Dystopian Future

Confessions of an ex-developer

The Most Terrifying Thought Experiment of All Time

Jordan Cooper

Blenderhead Media

Tech Douche Bags

New Air BnB Logo amuses the Internet for a day

Without further ado…

Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over ‘Call of Duty’ game

Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month

Et Tu, IBM? Apple’s Latest Move Is Not Good News for Microsoft.

Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs

Pinboard Turns Five

Microsoft tells users to stop using strong passwords everywhere

You can’t hide from the Internet…

‘Hidden from Google’ site remembers the pages Google’s forced to forget

Statement Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

The Best Way to Point Your Wi-Fi Router Antennas: Perpendicularly

Overcast: Podcast Player – Overcast Radio, LLC

You Can’t Use Facebook’s New iPhone App — Unless You’re Famous

Game of War – Fire Age

“Word Crimes”

Weird Al Is Tired of Your “Word Crimes” in New Video

Paul McCartney re-releases five of his classic albums as iPad apps

Want to innovate? Become a “now-ist”

Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.

Philipp Lahm

Does It Have Legs 19: Ghostbusters!

Jul 18, 2014
66: German Potato Salad

Some TMI follow-up from last weeks episode. We touch on the obligatory potato salad story. Brian doesn’t even gloat about the Germany win. We dish on some books and software. A little disruption sneaks in too.

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Show Notes

Potato Salad

Leftshitz piece

Study Shows that 10,000 Hours of Practice Isn’t the Magic Number

Original source

LeBron James Website is the HTML Apocalypse

LeBron hasn’t got shit on Jim Carrey.

Google’s Larry Page: “I Think the Government’s Likely to Collapse Under Its Own Weight.”

Homestar Runner Is Coming Back!

Brazil Thought Magical Thinking Would Win Them the World Cup. They Were Wrong.

Google Maps can now tell you the exact distance between two points

LAPD Exposes Login To Data Harvesting Software During Interview With CNN

Crypto weakness in smart LED lightbulbs exposes Wi-Fi passwords

“Weaponized” exploit can steal sensitive user data on eBay, Tumblr, et al.

Security company says your data can easily be recovered from ‘wiped’ Android phones

Big Data should not be a faith-based initiative

NSA trove shows 9:1 ratio of innocents to suspicious people in “targeted surveillance”

Robogenesis: A Novel


Why The Music Industry’s Next Big Disruption Is In The Recording Studio


Why Did Starfleet Allow Families Aboard the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation?

Bill Murray’s Unreleased 1984 Sci-Fi Comedy Is Now Online



The Killing

35 Genius Travel Tips That Will Change Your Life Forever

The First Text Message Ever Was Sent 21 Years Ago Today

RocketSkates let you zip along the sidewalk at a top speed of 12MPH

Reid’s Chocolates


Music by Amungus

Jul 11, 2014
65: Not Your Parents Sex Toy

For the Birthday of 'Murica episode we discuss the technology of "self-love" and the rise of the F'ables. A little talk about the MKNewsfeed scandal, the future of the indie music biz, and Brian shares his best travel tip to avoid a sprain at the TSA.

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Show Notes

You can now literally have sex with your iPad

AutoBlow 2

Building A Better Blowjob Machine

The AutoBlow Original for people who are looking for the original.

Oh yes! It was Crowdfunded!!!

RealTouch has been around for ages.

There's the ever popular Fucking Machines for the ladies

Arse Elektronika

'So Who Wants to F**k a Robot?'

Jacob Appelbaum on Wikipedia

Automatic Sperm Extractor Introduced Into A Chinese Hospital

"Feminism is a sexual strategy": Inside the angry online men's rights group "Red Pill"In the "manosphere," men resent women for "withholding" sex. And the scariest part is that they're far from alone

Can We Stop Saying Tinder Is Good for Women Now?

An Incompetent Attack on the Innovator's Dilemma

Why we should be celebrating the rise of robot journalism instead of criticizing it


The background on Project MKUltra

Facebook Experiments Had Few Limits. Data Science Lab Conducted Tests on Users With Little Oversight

What does the Facebook experiment teach us? Growing Anxiety About Data Manipulation by Danah Boyd

Facebook Got Permission To Do 'Research' On Users 4 Months After Emotion Manipulation Study

News feed: 'Emotional contagion' sweeps Facebook

Facebook tinkered with users' feeds for a massive psychology experiment

Facebook's science experiment on users shows the company is even more powerful and unethical than we thought

Facebook deliberately made people sad. This ought to be the final straw

Facebook and Engineering the Public

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Controversial Emotion Experiment

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

Medium Hires Tech Writer Steven Levy as It Moves From Platform to Publisher

Blade, a Helicopter-Booking App, to Partner With Uber

This Startup Had Over 5 Million Users And A Great Product. Then It Folded

Stop predicting music's future: The next Pixies, White Stripes or Adele will come from the indie ranks

Is This The End Of SoundCloud For DJs?

An emoji-only social network: Ridiculous … or brilliant? (Or Sharkbaiting?)

Serious Android crypto key theft vulnerability affects 86% of devices

Google Starts Removing Search Results Under Europe's 'Right to be Forgotten'

Data breaches in 2013 exposed 14% of all debit cards

Microsoft Darkens 4MM Sites in Malware Fight

How a password changed my life.

1Password with Touch ID integration in iOS 8 is truly amazing

The 1s and 0s behind cyber warfare

Disqus Wordpress Plugin Flaw Leaves Millions of Blogs Vulnerable to Hackers

Exclusive: A review of the Blackphone, the Android for the paranoid

Robogenesis: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson

They're making a Robopocalypse movie. Maybe.

Fitbit Update

ReadMe! by Pierre DiAvisoo

The Internet's Own Boy (Paid)

The Internet's Own Boy (Free)

The Internet's Own Boy (Kickstarter)

Starz Developing 'American Gods' Series

Sherlock renewed for a 4th season and a Special!

Man vs Food star has show taken off air after 'thinspiration' rant


Music by Amungus

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Jul 04, 2014
64: Grumpy Old Geeks 3.0! Sorta...

This week's show is a work in progress and we were strapped for time so our new bumpers are pretty rough. All apologies. Otherwise, we make more fun of Yo!, Google I/O, Android "L"oser, and toss in some productivity talk. 


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Jun 27, 2014
63: Yo! Can I have a quarter?

It's a good week for us. Yo!, Slingshot, and Washboard are all the buzz and we're all left scratching our heads on what the hell is going on. Brian apologizes. Jason is sick as a dog and contrary to Brians accusations, there was only 1 swig of Jamesons.

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Show Notes

What Elon Musk did — and did not — do when he “opened” Tesla’s patents

Does the World Cup Have a Lingua Franca?

Two Dots update


This startup that will sell you $10 of Quarters for $14.99

People Invested $1 Million In An App That Just Says ‘Yo’

Facebook launches Slingshot

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon’s Fire Phone might be the biggest privacy invasion ever (and no one’s noticed)

Amazon starting their Mobile Ad offering with a $6 guaranteed CPM for the first few months.

YouTube Confirms Subscription Service Imminent, Warns of Takedowns


Dr. Oz’s bad medicine

It’s Official, You Can Finally View GIFs on Twitter

Which VPN Services Take Your Anonymity Seriously? 2014 Edition

Private Internet Access

AT&T offers customers affected by data breach one year of credit monitoring

US Marshal CCs, rather than BCCs, those interested in anonymous Bitcoin auction

Robert Scoble thinks privacy advocates have "overstepped their bounds", has useful advice for victims of violent stalkers, and is jealous of your threesomes

SmartWater CSI

Proton Mail begging for money

The Long Mars

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

The Sweet Set-up

Jason on Quit!

Reeder 2 for Mac

Reeder 2 for iOS


Tech Douchebags

Jason on Tech Douchebags

Safety First with Jordan Cooper

The Feed by Libsyn

Today in iOS

Negativland gives away ‘U2’ multi-track master, invites fans to remix infamous single

Very cool little music tool

Ringly - Vibration goodie for your phone

Marpac Dohm-DS Dual Speed Sound Conditioner

Philips Hf3321 goLITE BLU

This Graphic Shows How Americans Spend Money In Real Time

Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

Fermented Turmeric Tea

Jun 20, 2014
62: Quantified Laziness

We discuss the dark side of the quantified self and discuss the tools of laziness, which for the next 30 days are mainly beer and soccer. Some goodness in the world of patents and how F-Me money might just save the day.

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Jun 13, 2014
61: Good Evening Monsters

It's an interestingly grumpy and funny week as the guys talk about Orange is the New Black, WWDC, the state of the Internet and Google and Facebooks stranglehold on content as well as a journalist who's gone rogue. Some interesting security news & more!

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Jun 06, 2014
60: It Could Be Sunshine

Brian's up in arms about crowdfunding again but in a good way. Jason reviews the Shine by Misfit and a new book on sleep. Google has a crappy new car and we both agree that the Internet needs to consciously uncouple from Gwyneth Paltrow for good.

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May 30, 2014
59: Is Edward Snowden in a Dystopian Gay Mafia?

After a week of epic media consumption the guys defend Adam Carolla, crap on Julian Assange, review a ton of books and podcasts, drink tasty tea, and run down the top NSA stories this week. A full-on frenzy of goodness with minimal grump.

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May 23, 2014
58: A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

The ice caps are melting, Jason is stocking up on knives, Brian is becoming a coffee snob, neither of the guys want to talk about the Apple Beats non-story, and *GASP* it's hard to get a writing job in Los Angeles.

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May 16, 2014
57: Time, Ain't On My Side

In this special bitchfest episode the guys talk about time, the Internets warping of said time, and how there is no such thing as a sharing economy.

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May 09, 2014
56: Some Things in this Podcast are True

Jason discusses his plans to join the Russian mafia. Brian rants about Facebook's new algorithm. Both guys talk about how programming sucks and is melting our brains. Self-driving cars are going to be needed because of aforementioned brain drain.

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May 02, 2014
55: Premium Providers of Negative Value

Jason cuts back on the caffeine after his Cornholio impersonation in episode 54. The guys talk home ownership vs. being a technomad. Some iOS battery fixes, software updates and books we love, and the general nerdery you love, as always.

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Apr 25, 2014
54: Belfie Marketing Secrets of the Rich and Famous

This week Jason breaks free of the hell of MediaTemple, Brian gets furnished, Jason gets caffeinated with a dirty apparatus, Brian talks cool ways to get badass signed books, Jason discovers the app of his dreams, as well as nightmares. And belfies!

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Apr 18, 2014
53: You've Got Red on You

Friend of the show Jay Goldman joins us from NYC to talk about Facebook shenanigans and his new book "The Decoded Company." Jason has one of his patented epiphanies about how tech is cooler than ever but the people making it just aren't.

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Apr 11, 2014
52: Money is the Fruit of Sin

We're joined again by Dr. David Teter to talk about douchebaggery in the government and silliness in the private sector. Brian and Jason agree to agree about Wil Wheaton only after disagreeing vehemently. Many new apps and stuff like that.

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Apr 04, 2014
51: Conscious Ungrumping

It's the one year anniversary of Grumpy Old Geeks! Jason's off his meds, literally and Brian is having mid-life buyers remorse. This leads to a classic grump fest like we used to do while everything we love is ripped from us, as usual.

Mar 28, 2014
50: Over the Hill

Brian has officially joined the middle-class and hates his life! Between his contractors banging around and Jason's neighbors fleet of lawn mowers it was a miracle we got this thing done. Please enjoy episode 50 where we did nothing at all to celebrate!


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Mar 21, 2014
49: Painfully Unintuitive Fuster Cluck

Ruminations on train travel in the digital age. Jason has gone back to Squarespace kicking and screaming and it almost cost him a laptop. The age old discussion of ageism in tech continues. Brian discovers crowd beer. Jason has his last WordPress fit. Ever.

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Mar 14, 2014
48: Clear Your F'in Cache

This episode is dedicated to anyone who has had to utter the words "Clear your cache and reload." We feel your pain and just want you to know that you're not alone. This show was edited and posted from an Amtrak Southwest Chief train from Chicago to LA!

Mar 08, 2014
47: Too big to goto fail

In this action packed episode we discuss how Jason busted open the underground ring of hackers who have infiltrated Apple and are breaking iOS for cash. Brian introduces a new coalition of musicians who aren't standing for it any more. And more!

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Mar 01, 2014
46: A New Hope

This week, a discussion on the emerging landscape of middle-tier funding sites for indy artists. Touch on the WhatsApp sale and dig deeper on other Facebook internals like news feed fisting and dating data. Jason talks about his new iOS recording rig.

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Feb 22, 2014
45: Quantified Non-Ferrous Mind Boner

We finally have the proof that you should never advertise on Facebook! Ever! We put the stake in the bird of flappy and replace it with an actually AWESOME game. We uncover the secret to pageview journalism, riff on John Oliver and review some new apps!

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Feb 17, 2014
44: 68 Minutes You Totally Have to Hear To Believe!

The guys talk about their fun on Twitter with the Secret App team, Jason's got a spiral fracture in his leg and should have seen a health care professional sooner, Facebook turns 10 but are still jerks, our African listener mystery is solved and more!

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Feb 09, 2014
43: The Gloves Are Off

Jason still hasn't slept more than 3 hours a night for 2 weeks. We had so much fun we could barely stop. Much to Brians chagrin. Jason defends his honor. We talk some workflows and software. We uncover some cool new podcasts and apps too!

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Feb 03, 2014
42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question

Jason is injured, sleep deprived, and at an existential crossroad so we call in Dr. David Teter and Jordan Harbinger to sort out this mess of a nerd which is totally appropriate for episode 42. 

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Jan 27, 2014
41: The Undisruption Revolution is Coming

We follow-up on last week's app recommendations with surprising results. A listener asks about podcasting tips and we do our best to answer. Also included, two rants and talk about how net neutrality being shot-down will cause major un-disruption.

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Jan 20, 2014
40: A Hot Bowl of Sharkfin Disruption Soup

The guys are back together for a special in-person episode in the Venice Beach Studio. They talk about lots of things that make them grumpy and Jason keeps confusing Terminator and Transformers. Brian busts out some new apps and the like.

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Jan 13, 2014
2013 Year End Special

Thanks to everyone who has listened to our show and joined us as guests this year! Have a safe and happy New Years and see ya on the flip side!

Dec 30, 2013
39: Beyoncé doesn't take Bitcoin

Sean Bonner joins the guys in the studio this week to enlighten us on Bitcoin and other baubles. Brian gets belligerent about Beyoncé news. Billionaire Bill Gates plays Santa, and more news about how everyone is saying screw-it to privacy.

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Dec 22, 2013
38: No real limits of any kind apply here...

In this pre-holiday run up we clear out our libraries and dump our brain buckets on you. Books may be the new TV but we talk some TV too. Zombies tech takes leap forwards and Snowden is still chillin in Russia. Basically, the usual, but fresher!

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Dec 15, 2013
37: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

In this episode we try and take some user feedback to heart and do a more lighthearted show filled with goodness, light, and the brighter side of the human condition. Yeah, didn't work. But at least we had a really good laugh doing it!

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Dec 07, 2013
36: Thanksgiving with Tim Ferriss

This week our special guest is author Tim Ferriss. Tim sat with us for an hour and we talked about his new show on HLN, his amazing new book club, cool stuff about the quantified self, sleep hacking, and more. We even got a story that wasn't in the books!

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Nov 29, 2013
35: Take a Smile Challenge in the Failure Olympics!

The guys are swamped this week so they take an informal chat approach like the old days while still covering the usual goodies and the guys cut loose on get rich quick schemes.


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Nov 25, 2013
34: Sexbots, money, and honey

In this episode of Grumpy Old Geeks we talk the dystopian future of The Circle, what are they smoking at Snapchat, anti-rape clothing, sleep tips, working tips, business tips, just the tips. It's a humdinger!


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Nov 17, 2013
33: Within one decimal point of FU

This week our show sounds like an homage to Edward R. Murrow's reports from the London Blitz. Brian explores the pubs and sweet shops of Jolly Old and has a run in with the Royals. Jason requires caffeine but opts for a morning Miller to liven things up.


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Nov 09, 2013
32: Big butts, statistics, and hot sauce!

Happy Halloween from the geeks! Our first Halloween episode is very long and extremely salty. Definitely NOT for the puritanical. Hot sauce. Big butts. Facebook riddles. Stupid nerds. Smart writers. Nefarious employees. Inept government. More!


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Nov 03, 2013
31: Godzilla, Wyoming, and Apple. Oh My!

Apple released a bunch of new goodies. Japan needs to lay the hell off with their "science". What the hell is up with Wyoming? The fastest week in security news ever and a bunch of other stuff we usually do.


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Oct 26, 2013
30: The American Dream 2.0

Jason tempts the fate of the Pod Gods and gets smote upside the head. The American Dream is a fallacy. Scaling back can lead to a happier and healthier life. Kickstarters, podcasts, and books we actually like! And we visit the happiest place on Earth.


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Oct 19, 2013
29: Coin Ops & Sweat Shops

Mike Vinikour joins GOG this week for a fascinating talk about the dirty underbelly of how video games are really made and interesting career paths. Audio gets wonky for a few minutes at the end but it fixes fast so power through!


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Oct 12, 2013
28: Hitmen & Hookers

In a world where the government has collapsed, journalism is a ghost, and people really use the word "twerk"... Two grumpy geeks take to the Internet to bring you their weekly dose of fart jokes and gravitas.


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Oct 05, 2013
27: By-products of a Lifestyle Obsession

Meandering through the twists and turns of this weeks news and events the guys hit on many absurdities and curiosities until ending up somewhere completely unexpected.


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Sep 29, 2013
26: Sympathetic Belch Response

After some extreme technical difficulties the guys shat out one of their best episodes to date. Not really but c'mon. They can't all be winners. Amiright? Just kidding! It's awesome as always. Jason has a new iPhone 5S so what else ya gotta say?

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Sep 23, 2013
25: The Breakout Viral Podcast of the Year

Wherein we discuss The World's End & the awesomeness of the Cornetto Trilogy, Facebook induced mass hysteria, bad grammar & dumb ideas, the ethics of fake viral videos, how to fix your bike, and your dog, some internet history revealed. Join us!

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Sep 15, 2013
24: The Best Productivity Podcast Ever!

In this thrilling episode the guys talk about how to become a programmer, discuss some of their go to productivity apps, bag on the douchery of the NSA and toss out some subversion tactics, give away some free music, and generally have a great time.

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Shownotes: (NOT is now live.

Plants v Zombies 2

Smart People Podcast

Neat Ice Kit by Studio Neat.

How to make crystal clear blocks of ice







Evernote Hello

Evernote Food

Evernote Clearly

Evernote Peek

Twitter Spirit

Google Brain Implants

Amazon Matchbook announced

Prince releases new song ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ featuring Dave Chappelle cover art

Chappelle Show: Dave's Night Out with Wayne Brady

Crux by Ramez Naam, follow up to Nexus

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America by James Bamford - At Amazon

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America by James Bamford - At Audible

No password is safe from new breed of cracking software


xkcd - Password Strength

Revealed: How US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back

NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure

How the NSA snoop-proofs its Macs

Encryption Works: How to Protect Your Privacy in the Age of NSA Surveillance

Do You Know Where You’ll Be 285 Days From Now At 2 P.M.? These Data-Masters Do

Free download of Myths & Imaginary Magicians.

Om Malik's What I'm Reading Today blog posts


Sep 08, 2013
23: The Best Technology Podcast Ever!

Guest-less again this week, Jason and Brian discuss how to keep 2 dev Macs in sync, being silly on the internet, tele-dildonics as the real wave of the future, why 3D is bad, and quite a bit more. Also, science conclusively proves Jason is an A-Hole.

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Coda 2





23 Signs You’re Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert

3D Skype


Mailbox App


Flash Chargers


Ruby's Video

Sep 02, 2013
22: Bare Knuckle Geekery
Aug 26, 2013
21: Ye Good Old Days with Scott Beale
Aug 19, 2013
20: Booze, beef and books with Mike Malinin
Aug 12, 2013
19: Meat and booze camp with Shane Nickerson
Aug 05, 2013
18: A Cornucopia of Crazy Making
Jul 29, 2013
17: There is no spoon
Jul 21, 2013
16: Sum Ting Wong
Jul 14, 2013
15: The Boys are Back in Town

Several thousand miles and a few weeks later Brian and Jason re-unite over the Internet to keep things going. Topics include: overcoming analysis paralysis, the sad demise of Google Reader, app redemptions and the defense of their honor.

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Analysis Paralysis

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

3D Food Printing in SPAAAAAAAACE!

Patrick Stewart's Moving Words On Domestic Violence


Lockdown by Marco Arment


Camera Noir

Wool by Hugh Howey

Letters from a Stoic by Seneca

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

Best productivity blog ever made.

Punk Vinyl a.k.a. MXV

Jul 09, 2013
14: Round the World with Felicia Michaels
Jun 24, 2013
13: Upward spiral of innovation
Jun 17, 2013
12: And now for something completely different
Jun 10, 2013
11: Social media burnout. Fact or Fiction?
Jun 03, 2013
10: Who checks the lady boys?

Joey Rabier a.k.a. Joey the Intern from TechTV/G4/Revision3 joins Jason and Brian this week for some serious inappropriateness that's guaranteed to offend the entire family. I'm just going to leave this episode here and you do with it what you will. We'll be returning to our regularly scheduled programming next week unless Jason dies in a ball of flames from his cross country air travels.

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Our guest this week is Joey the Intern



Kent's Tshirt

The Newsroom

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

And Not a Single Fuck Was Given That Day

Pigeon, handling life like a boss

Crypteks on Kickstarter

People complaining about not getting their Crypteks stuff

Why Kickstarter 'can't' and won't protect backers once a project is funded

Bitcoin Mining Has An Absurd Environmental Impact

Cannes: Zach Braff's Kickstarter Film Lands Full Financing


Amy's Baking Company - This Is The Most Epic Brand Meltdown On Facebook Ever

Amy's Baking Company on Yelp

Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Backlash Sees Greg Karber Hand Out Clothes To The Homeless

The Jenna Marbles Paradox: Why Are YouTube Videos So Terrible?

It's Getting Harder to Make Money on YouTube

The Purge Movie

Smitten teen girls stir up #FreeJahar mania for Boston Marathon bombings suspect

Suicide Club

Meet an Inmate CEO Bob Parsons' Elephant Hunt Sparks Outrage

PETA Kills Animals

Penn and Teller - P.E.T.A. (Full Episode)

Sea Shepherd's Idiotic Antics Cost Australian Taxpayers "Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars"

Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Founder, Vows To Continue Work While On The Run

Paul Watson: out of jail, but still in trouble

Japanese whalers run over Sea Shepherd boat

Alternate view of crash

Scrimshaw Pilsner - North Coast Brewing Co.

US government: zero-day vulnerabilities wanted - we pay bitcoins

Bang With Friends Isn't Actually That Anonymous

Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here’s What Happened

Secret photos KYMS Free: Hide and lock photos, videos, documents

May 27, 2013
09: Tend your own garden

Jason realizes he's a whiny brat and starts to eat his own dogfood. A conversation ensues about the dangers of giving up your content to so many sites that you don't own and Brian tries to make his brain grow.

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Oh shit, him again?

Melissa Joan Hart's Kickstarter Campaign Canceled After Project Falls Extremely Short Of Goal

Lefsetz Letter

Asahi Super Dry

No More Sharecropping!

After Instagram controversy, a watchdog site tracks shifting Terms of Service

Rocket Arena

Quake Live


May 21, 2013
08: I'll bet you think this podcast is about you. Don't you?

Brian returns from Hawaii, Snapchat is busted hardcore, and Kickstarter is kicked in the nuts. Again. Jason reveals his tips on interviewing for tech jobs, his addiction for hardcore gaming, and love for quality television. Brian talks about his love of trivia and his unjustified hatred for Farscape.

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I won't give Zach Braff one dime by Ken Levine

Zane Lamprey

OMG, "Deleted" Snapchat Sexts Can Actually Be Recovered

For $300, a Utah Company Can Recover Vanished Snapchats

Newcastle Brown Ale: "Ocean"



Sci-Fi Becomes Syfy: Why?


Friday the 13th: The Series

May 13, 2013
07: Must learn balance Daniel-san!

In this episode the geeks talk about how they've gotten screwed by bad business practices and dish out some serious wisdom on how you can avoid the same fate.

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Derek Powazek


Jason Schupp

Irish Music Cruise

iPhone waterproofing


Fuck You. Pay Me




Pattern Recognition

Markus Pierson

Brian's Bottle Opener

May 06, 2013
06: Yeah, that sounds expensive.
Apr 29, 2013
05: We're all screwed...
Apr 22, 2013
04: How we got our groove
Apr 16, 2013
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. ​

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Apr 09, 2013
02: No, we are still not the media.

In this episode of Grumpy Old Geeks the guys examine the folly of herd behavior and changing your profile picture to join a cause as well as offer up a million dollar idea for the taking. Brian rips Amanda Fucking Palmer a new one and Jason defends the rights of fans to get raped by the studios to bring back their favorite shows. The guys also discuss their favorite fitness and travel tools.

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Mar 29, 2013
01: How to make money on the Internet. Sorta.

In the inaugural episode of Grumpy Old Geeks we meet the guys for the first time as they walk us down a bit of memory lane. Jason explains to Brian how people make money on the Internet and some nefarious things people should watch out for.

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Mar 25, 2013