Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell

Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell
Exploring the intersection of Humanity and Technology coming from the fringes of Silicon Valley.
Hacking NES Across Kazakhstan for Better Netflix
Jan 8 • 94 min
Software engineer and “I’ll show it to you at hackday… chap”, Guy Cirino joins Lyle for a chat about hacking at Netflix, driving across Asia, high energy particle physics at CERN, and improving streaming video better for everyone.
Computational Medicine
Dec 29, 2018 • 59 min
UCLA Health technical project manager Robert Smith joins for a discussion on the state of personalized medicine and computational medicine. The goal of personal genomics is to move toward being able to interpret each person’s individual genetic sequence,…
Supersonic Git Mansplains to Facebook
Nov 27, 2018 • 112 min
Some flight in the news, laws managed by git source control-and how awesome collaboration can be using git. A large discussion: does Facebook’s benefit outweigh its drawbacks and how can we make social networks better for society or do they just represent…
Noble Ape with Tom Barbalet
Nov 7, 2018 • 71 min
In 1996 Tom is in Australia dumpster diving to find a computer… he needs this already out-of-date hardware to prove that “you can simulate ecosystems.” For the last 22 years Tom has been maintaining and improving Noble Ape a software “ecosystem” which…
A Wifi Mesh of Meditating on Podcasting
Oct 23, 2018 • 25 min
iPhone Max, Meditation, Amplify Mesh, Adobe Apps, Procreate, and Podcasting “I chat about a few things I am into lately.”-Lyle
Robot Apologizes for cutting Antenna with Chainsaw ARM
Sep 25, 2018 • 92 min
Japanese robots are hopping around on an asteroid, Linus Torvalds apologizes for being a jerk, and ARM chips have a new trick up their sleeves. All this and more on the latest GeekSpeak.
Martian Telescope Senses Wrecked Teslas
Sep 3, 2018 • 93 min
A bunch of great news stories from Miles, and a wonderful tail of VR exploration at Siggraph 2018 from Ben. Plus goat sounds, stories of the geeks hurting each other, and thoughts on existential VR.
Hate Speech and Mistrust of Pseudo AI are a matter of Timing
Jul 16, 2018 • 66 min
New time, see RBG, Facebook vs Jefferson, AI and Humans, Humans as AI, Humans as resources, Mistrust of tech, AI better then humans medical addition, space mission, CFCs found, and much more with Miles and Lyle.
Mapping Database Abuse with Better Apps
Jul 3, 2018 • 59 min
Week in News: Police officers fired in California after abusing privacy through large databases. Microsoft gives to OpenStreetMap, Lyle plays with HoloLen, Supercomputers and Linux, and #FamilesBelongTogether bot attack. And a long form discussion on…
Public Domain Brains Program Siri
Jun 29, 2018 • 100 min
Digital assistants talking gooder, EU legislating worser, long copyright worstest, cryptocurrencies downing, and spaceships fartherest. These stories and more as the Geeks critique each others’ communication skills and discuss the ability to excel in…
Zach on Law
Jun 3, 2018 • 87 min
Attorney and candidate for Santa Cruz Judge, Zach Schwarzbach geeks out with Lyle about law. We chat about Public Defender, Bad Choices vs Luck, Prosecution for Manslaughter, Cell Phones-Rights, Cell Bright, No Naked Pics on your Phone, Rational…
Illuminating the Pentagon’s Bumper Sticker for Bitcoins
May 30, 2018 • 83 min
Are the Warriors worth talking about? What is an Astroboffin? A new solution to identity from the Pentagon. AI recognizing cars. Ben tries Siempo. And much much more-including Bitcoin power usage with Cake and Lightbulbs.
Self Destructing Solar Powered Chrome Extensions
May 22, 2018 • 99 min
Ben Jaffe, Miles Elam, and Lyle Troxell
Augment your Pictures at Ikea
Apr 25, 2018 • 45 min
The Geeks often spend time discussing the pitfalls of technology; today they look at some of the upsides. From microscopes that help find cancer to simpler directions from your mapping app, and even IKEA furniture building robots; Geekpeak is your source…
Self-driving Robot Fooled by Facebook
Apr 19, 2018 • 70 min
The Geeks are back with stories from Self-driving cars to Facebook, Facebook, and Facebook.
Avoid Performance Management, Share Things, and Feedback
Apr 11, 2018 • 81 min
Interview 2.0 with Michael Lopp (@rands), VP of Engineering at Slack. We chat about the dangers of Performance Management, Speaking Last, the Builder’s High, Front Page of Reddit, Biking Inspiration, Sharing Your Things, Phone Home Screen, some useful…
Crypto Currencies and the Block Chain
Mar 1, 2018 • 103 min
Fellow software engineer Kyle Bahr joins me for a good metaphoric description of Block Chain Tech. Why does Bitcoin burn so much power and are all crypto currencies like that? Also a look at what other neat things are being done using bitcoin technology.…
John Barlow Secures Verizon’s Bitcoins
Feb 16, 2018 • 86 min
This week’s episode is dedicated to John Perry Barlow; Writer, Lyricist, and Internet Freedom pioneer. On the show we look into Google Chrome’s move to label unsecured sites, Verizon’s trouble with phone thefts, and speak in depth on cryptocurrencies.
Japanese Teapot Maps Super Mario
Feb 9, 2018 • 68 min
Days after the launch of the world’s smallest orbital rocket SpaceX is set to launch a Tesla Roadster into space. Meanwhile, Strava has accidentally mapped out secret bases around the world, and the Slomo Guys demonstrated the differences in TV technology…
Amazon Goes with Busses after Australian Meltdown
Jan 26, 2018 • 60 min
Snap Inc. may need to change it’s culture, Nvidia suggests limiting purchases of their high demand cards, Amazon Go, tech shuttles under attack, copyright static, some thoughts on Spectre and Meltdown, and a bit more geek news from Lyle and Miles. on Social Media with Manton Reece
Jan 23, 2018 • 79 min
We have been talking about the problems with Twitter, Facebook, and social media throughout the last year. Our guest has too, and he’s trying to do something about it. Manton Reece, talks about, the technology it is built on, and how he is…
The one with Nate Walkingshaw of Pluralsight
Jan 12, 2018 • 54 min
I interview Nate Walkingshaw the Chief Experience Officer of Pluralsight an online developer skills site. We chat about his buisness and product advice and dance around the themes of his new book Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome…
GitHub’s Prince Hates Hijacking Slow iPhones
Jan 5, 2018 • 103 min
Can you hear the difference between a human voice and a computer’s? Maybe not. It turns out that the infamous Nigerian Prince actually lives in Louisiana, and that Facebook’s Hate speech policies don’t work. How should we interact with our tech? And what…
Re-Run… Ready Player One with Ernest Cline
Dec 15, 2017 • 54 min
The trailer for the movie of Ready Player one was just released and it got us quite excited. The book is amazing.. here is my interview with Ernest Cline about 1980s nostalgia first broadcast with the release of the his book Ready Player One in August of…
Re-Run… Kevin Mitnick, The Art of Deception
Dec 9, 2017 • 34 min
Originally aired on KUSP on October 21st 2002, this episode of GeekSpeak features special guest, by phone, Kevin Mitnick talking about social engineering and his book The Art of Deception.
Facebook isn’t Neutral about Pokemon Nazis
Dec 1, 2017 • 65 min
Does Facebook help or hinder? Is Net Neutrality dead? Just how dangerous is Pokemon? We discuss these questions and more on this episode of Geek Speak.