Grumpy Old Geeks
Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister with Dave Bittner
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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.

The USA takes first in Coronavirus infections; ambient music playlists; gig workers getting support; Amazon, Uber, Tesla cases; free media to keep you occupied; why do tech companies have stockpiles of masks; Airbnb doing good deeds but suffering; cybersecurity fallout; day drinking with Bittner; Golden Girls Tiki mugs; topless food delivery; Picard wrap-up.

We killed all the TP; we're all hypochondriacs now; US Digital Dollar; Amazon Prime no longer delivering quickly; Amazon releases more kid's shows; Disney+, Facebook reducing streaming quality in Europe; smart thermometers tracking Coronavirus; comfort TV; Bert Kreisher; reading dystopian fiction in a dystopian present; Musk's coronavirus journey; feedback loop.

California goes full lockdown; KROQ fires morning show; Trapt Twitter meltdown; Netflix may go SD to manage surge; Ibuprofen is the new eggs; Facebook has a virus in their spam filters; our advice for working at home; resources for parents at their wits end; more coronavirus scams on the internet; how much TP do you have on hand; new iPad Pro; free Adobe for 2 months; shout out to the teachers.

Social isolation linked to inflammation; one degree of separation; statements on misinformation is not action; Amazon suspends third party sales except for medical, household; Teams goes down; Google screening service unrolls; bitcoin price drops; what will and won't work on the internet; rich people stepping up; Picard & Westworld; Gen-X, this is your time to shine; feedback loop.

What a great time to be a nihilist; all podcasts are coronavirus podcasts now; feinds of the show; nerd utopia; everything is cancelled; corona-pocalypse tips; financial costs; people on the front lines; companies & employers stepping up to help; be kind, be empathic, be smart; working from home is hard; social media impact; that speech; buy a gift card from your local establishment; free porn for Italy; feedback;Seth Miranda.

Coronavirus effects roll on; Jack keeps his gig at Twitter, for now; Twitter tags Trump tweet as manipulated; NetNewsWire for all your RSS; Wuhan students tried to boot DingTalk from the app store; Kids in the Hall; Sex Education; Dracula; 1917; Knives Out; Hardcore History; Facebook groups, explained; feedback loop from down under.

The many benefits of quitting Facebook; eggs, again; Coronavirus and tech companies; we're all already self-quarantining; technology's burden on teenage girls; YouTube recommending fewer conspiracy videos; RSA wrap-up; voting technology; Utah Panopticon; Clearview AI as a plaything; robot lawyers; hoodies; SETI@Home; Twitter's Fleets; outbreaks of idiocy.

Shout out to the clan; liable for counterfeits; Walmart+ taking on Amazon Prime; e-Scooter frenzy is over; unintended consequences of ride sharing - pollution and alcohol; Billy never Idles; self-driving cars are hard; Altered Carbon; Obi-Wan on a motorcycle; stand-up fest; CoronaCoin; drone shark week; feedback loop.

Talking music & tech with Andy Stochansky; Clearview AI gets hacked; DoorDash delivering a confidential IPO; no 1st amendment right to be on YouTube; Coronavirus panic; Bloomberg pushing Twitter boundaries; EasyMile needs seatbelts; don't keep a balance on your mobile payment apps; no iPhones for bad guys in movies.

Wine drone prank; Netflix postmortem emails; welcome to the streaming wars; collapsing Daqri & the state of AR; Westworld, Better Call Saul return; Dracula; Narcos Mexico; Stephen Fry's 7 Deadly Sins; sanctioned deep fakes; Staples podcasts; BSG & Ron Moore; subscription cars; Slickwraps; feedback.

A walk down music industry memory lane; unions; blockchain & the supply chain; 30 years of Photoshop; Uber's horrific climate; antitrust spooks Apple, Google, Amazon; tricking Teslas; caucus tools; our social media diets; the complicated ethics of spyware; wireless network maps; truepenny & straight fingered bawcocks.

Amazon climate change fund; sex bots; gig economy, Shipt & bringing the magic; don't start a trivia company; Doordash tables are turned; the bracelet of silence; Amazing Stories; Ray Donovan gets a wrap-up; the Farewell; Avenue 5; Pandemic; the Last Day; Terminus; the Houston Astros; Rihanna, Kate Hudson and subscription models; wine drones; feedback.

Cyberwar is here; thoughts on leaving Facebook; AI for Coronavirus; Russian spacecraft trailing US spy satellite; Jack asks Elon for help; ICE buying cellphone location data; Netflix autoplay off; the Expanse; Star Trek: Consolidating; Oscars; getting lost and sometimes found; beer rage; feedback loop.

Twitter's finances; Google tells Clearview AI to cease & desist; Paypal's banned word list; Shadow Inc Iowa caucus app just incompetence; China's dystopian drone usage; anonymized data no longer exists; Hue security flaw; Wacom's data collection; Mr. Beast passes out his credit card on YouTube; Gen X; an excellent phone both; Lady Gage pirates a photo to protest pirates; hot camera talk.

More tech unions; put your thinking caps on when you launch your browser; gig economy unintended consequences; Alexa Is A Human; checking in to butthole; the Good Place; Hardcore History; Mo Amer; Daniel Sloss; 2 billion hours of Sandler; Mumbai red lights; Google photos; bottle heads & coronavirus; feedback.

Facebook clear history; Peloton doesn't want to pay for music; Apple, Broadcom lose WiFi lawsuit; UK to use Huawei for 5G; Data Privacy Day; Ring packed with third-party trackers; UN cyber attack; are privacy controls working; Google charging for search warrants; Avas Jumpshot packing and selling your data; AirPod tricks; Byte; celebrity texting; WeWorks taps the keg; raving with Elon Musk.

23andMe layoffs; surveillance capitalism; MoPub realtime data sharing; undermined trust in society & capitalism; Amazon employees speaking out; don't trust the blockchain; facial recognition in London; Byte spammed; Patreon's porn pirate problem; Amazon Prime Video by the people; Daniel Sloss; Elizabeth Wurtzel; Alice in Wonderland & Hitler; feedback.

Avenue 5 & Picard; drama at the Grammies; PTSD from moderating; Netflix stats go down, changes how it does stats; but have you tried making them employees?; Google ad design change; Amazon Ring sales up despite scandals; baader-meinhof effect; Glenn Greenwald charged with cybercrime; Bezos phone hack; Apple encryption; games; legacy smart homes; CVS scarfs; hey Pepsi, I want my Harrier Jet.

What is & what isn't a tech company; when 24-year olds run companies; social credit scores are here; Clearview & the end of privacy; more exposed data on the web; Amazon Ring password lawsuit; hibernation; Jo Koy; Mel Brooks; LOTR cast; Daredevil returning; Stephen Fry; Ted Chiang; Becky Chambers Wayfarers; the upside of stress; suing Pornhub; that hoverboard dentist; feedback.

The tech lash & the evil list; yet another new streaming service, Peacock; living in a subscription world; Twitter's hashtag problem; Star Wars scripts; facial recognition warning; hope for being forgotten by AI; Deepfake detectors; all your phones are belong to us; furry fun on Twitter; Osmo; Zero f coins; bring back Macintosh; check your email before your Fruit Loops.