Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell

Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell

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Exploring the intersection of Humanity and Technology coming from the fringes of Silicon Valley.
Martian Telescope Senses Wrecked Teslas
Sep 3 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 99 min
Ben Jaffe, Miles Elam, and Lyle Troxell
Augment your Pictures at Ikea
Apr 25 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.
Micro.blog on Social Media with Manton Reece
Jan 23 • 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 Micro.blog, the technology it is built on, and how he is…
The one with Nate Walkingshaw of Pluralsight
Jan 12 • 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 • 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.
Scambot Hijacks Scott Kelly’s Exoskeleton
Nov 17, 2017 • 68 min
Want to find out how waste the scammers time, or how likely you are to be hacked? How about what spending a year in space is like? Join us on this week’s Geek Speak and we’ll discuss these stories and a whole lot more.
Mr. Starcraft goes to Washington
Nov 9, 2017 • 57 min
If someone offers you a deal on an iPhone X are you sure it wasn’t stolen? Starcraft II may be free, but are humans still better players? Tech giants get grilled by the senate. These stories and more on this week’s Geek Speak
Big Tablets Change Russian Dungeons
Nov 3, 2017 • 78 min
An email from a listener sparks a conversation on how the show, and tech, has changed over the years. Also; Kids have their own tablets, and Dungeons & Dragons is experiencing a renaissance. There’s lots to hear on this Week’s Geek Speak!
Go Modem Divides FBI into Two Factors
Oct 24, 2017 • 67 min
Self-taught AI’s are better at GO, Building your own modem, and The FBI can’t break encryption on today’s phones. All this and more on this week’s Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell and Miles Elam.
Monday AIMs to Sleep in Space
Oct 12, 2017 • 71 min
Don’t like Mondays? Twitter data shows it really is the worst day of the week. AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down in December, and a year in space is really bad for you. And at the very end, Lyle and Ben try and sing using Ben’s wonderful…
Reactive Programing at Netflix with Jafar Husain
Oct 6, 2017 • 59 min
A discussion with T39 member Jafar Husain, one of Lyle’s software engineering colleagues at Netflix about Jafar’s growth as a developer and journey from Object oriented development to functional development and the Reactive Programing pattern used in Rx.…