GeekSpeak | How Technology Affects Society and Culture from the Geek Perspective

GeekSpeak | How Technology Affects Society and Culture from the Geek Perspective
Bridging the gap between Geeks and the rest of humanity.
Martian Spuds Neutral on Daylight Saving Time
Mar 15 • 74 min
Crazy claims vs net neutrality, game of life programing, NASA gets funding for Mars, Potatoes can grow on Mars, Google’s algos lie about onions, Firefox 52 is awesome, Daylight Savings time is Dumb, CIA leak shows encryption works, the new Raspberry Pi,…
Pigeons Hire Robots to Hash Uber
Mar 4 • 102 min
Uber’s faults, pigeons who read, and the breaking of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, Abagnale on security breaches, AI wins Super Smash Bros, Game Industry against Right to Repair. And a post show about the tragedy in Kansas.
Sexist Robotic Taxpayers Smell Insecure Phones
Feb 20 • 108 min
Smell something? There’s an app for that too. Lyle, Al, and Miles discuss “AudioShopping,” the front lines of global cybersecurity, the effects of ubiquitous automation on our society, and more in this episode.
Transmitting your Thoughts Through Time and Space
Feb 19 • 44 min
Miles and Lyle chat about Twitter, Code vs Life, Calculus is Useful for cooking (Anna story), Trigonometry, Miles on Language, Math Lit, Awesome Teachers, Science Experiments and Assumptions, Statistics and AB Tests at Netflix.
Hacking Politics with Sensitive AIs
Feb 12 • 63 min
Mac malware is really here, 5 calls you can make to engage in politics, Heat Pumps are Better, tech companies attack travel ban, Tech Forward, Easter Island history lesson, Socially Sensitive AI, and more geek news.
Microblog Injections will Lyft your Chimera
Feb 2 • 94 min
Human-Pig Hybrid, co-ops to offer broadband in TN, Comcast injecting, ECMAScript 2017, Microblogging instead of Social Media Silos, Ben protesting at SFO, Uber down, Lyft up, and more Week in Geek news. Plus in post show: Stoves, Furnaces, Wood Cord, Duck…
Functional Medicine with Dr Dawn
Jan 30 • 94 min
A discussion of Functional Medicine, digestion, circulatory system, aligns, detoxification (the real form), all with Dr Dawn Motyka, a brilliant physician.
Rendering RSS on Windows
Jan 23 • 79 min
Email for show pages, Google Assistant can find us, rendering or real life, fake memories, Linux on Windows, and a close of show talking about the uncanny valley in Star Wars: Rogue One.
Yahoo Shoots the Batteries in Uber’s VW
Jan 14 • 69 min
Yahoo is ending, bio-degradable bullets, Uber data, VW Electric Bus, Samsung new Battery research, clean energy by Obama, Google kills another service, all that by Miles and Lyle.
Thanks Alexa, Go Sue my Car.
Jan 11 • 104 min
We learn a bit about Brian, Drobo 5n is awesome, mystery Go player is an AI, LG Ransomeware, PDFs, a suite against Apple for a paten they didn’t implement, ransomware now illegal, self driving cars and organ shortages. And more news.
Intelligent Cloud Services from the Basement
Jan 5 • 96 min
What is geekier than talking tech in the the basement? From Lyle’s workshop we discuss virtual assistants (Alexa & Google Assistant) and artificial intelligence. Why are smart people so worried about a pending robot apocalypse?
Engineering FlatBuffers Programing sans JSON
Dec 22, 2016 • 68 min
Michael Paulson joins Lyle to chat about a better way to transfer data between web servers and clients esp. in a JavaScript environment. Also some feedback on our GSe50s16 opening discussion about the difference between Programers and Engineers; Alex…
Uber Hating Router Didn’t go Nova on Twitter
Dec 13, 2016 • 51 min
As we watch 2016 slowly wind down, Lyle and Miles discuss celestial events, social change due to changes in technology and editorialize about the failings of the technology industry to address pressing issues like white nationalism and loss of privacy.
USB will Download Your Credit Card
Dec 12, 2016 • 77 min
Working Title: Samsung Battery Fries your USB with Credit Card Netflix Downloads. Updates on USB fob that burns your computer, Galaxy Note 7 reasons, ransomware hack-back, Ben and his father’s off-line app design, Netflix has Downloads, and Miles is still…
Fake Color Minvan Blows Wind in Denmark
Dec 2, 2016 • 69 min
Virtually Doom 3, Color in Marvel Movies, Inflate Space, more Facebook News Foo, Alternative Browsers, Robotic Walls, and more Week in Geek News from Miles, Dedi, and Lyle.
Automation, Medium, and Encryption
Nov 26, 2016 • 55 min
Lyle’s thoughts on Apple firing Sal Soghoian (@macautomation), former product manager of automation and what that means for making your computer do what you want. And, in the second half, a discussion with Quincy Larson (@ossia), the founder of Free Code…
Hackers Claim Fake News is Ageist
Nov 17, 2016 • 44 min
We speak a lot about Facebook’s impact on society in this election cycle and beyond, issues with Spotify and your hard drive, the ethical responsibility of software engineers, and we even try doing the whole episode on Facebook Live.
Starcraft Bots Profit from Archived Racism
Nov 11, 2016 • 64 min
Looking WayBack, technology intersects with some troubling advertising practices, Apple takes all the money and then some, and OH MY GOD, THAT BLACK HOLE’S COMING RIGHT FOR US! These and other stories on this episode of GeekSpeak.
Phishing for Bugs
Nov 6, 2016 • 51 min
Starting with Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, which hosts integrated Security Awareness Training and provides a Simulated Phishing platform. And in the second half a wonderful conversation with Alex Fishman and Dmitry Fink , the founders of…
AI Strikes over Internet of Things’ Accessibility
Oct 30, 2016 • 86 min
Nintendo Switch, Obama on AI, Electronics surveillance, Yahoo Scanning, lighter fonts and pop-ups are not accessible, IoT and DDoS, and much more GeekNews of the week.
Obama’s Bot Fact Checks Cooled Diversity
Oct 21, 2016 • 64 min
Banned cell phones, secure communication, and the dangers of a social monoculture on this week’s episode with Lyle and Miles.
Samsung’s Map of Police Complaints Doomed
Oct 14, 2016 • 80 min
Skynet takes one step closer to reality: killing demons, sabotaging our smartphones, brokering peace deals between Emacs and Vim, mapping our living spaces, and sending automated tweets. Lyle and Miles discuss these stories and more as we welcome our new…
Jack Reviews Mirai’s Password
Oct 5, 2016 • 76 min
Cracking down on Amazon review profiteers, raking in the dough finding security flaws, the sad state of security, the US loses the keys to the Internet, and lots more as Dedi, Ben, Lyle, and Miles cover the week in geek news. Oh, and Lyle shot himself in…
Democratic Censorship Unplugs Zip-gun
Sep 30, 2016 • 75 min
More on Dvorak, Democratization of Censorship, 3D Printed Gun plans take down, Google Open-sources an amazing image detection tool, Miles and Lyle argue about the ability for computers to program, social security and laws, virtual machines for browsers…
We-Vibe’s Update increases Battery Range to reach New York
Sep 22, 2016 • 94 min
Sensitive topics, political metaphors, electric cars, and technical labors of love, bad tech as political excuses, and more GeekNews of the week. In the post show: Browser updating, Semver and vi vs Emacs.
Facebook’s USB Causes Legal DOOM
Sep 15, 2016 • 72 min
Doom graphics study, drones delivering burritos, legal software like chat-bot tackling homelessness, Facebook removes socially important images because of nudity concerns, Crazy USB, Dropbox Hacking your computer. And a long post show with FAA thinking…