The Geeks discuss self-driving cars, face recognition, terrible job interviews, and get fannish at the in-person appearance of our Canadian correspondent, Greg Merkley
Dedicated to Terry Pratchett on this PiDay episode we commemorate 40years of Hitchhiker’s Guide, 30year birthday of the oldest dot-com, chat about Seri voice data, wind and ocean alt energy, and talk about the new Apple products.
This pledge show episode: GitLab and Renderman, Spock-ifing CA money, Google Facts ranking, Art-Feminisim Wikipedia edit day and much more.
FCC’s awesome net neutrality ruling, good bye to a geek icon, PIfs a file system using Pi for storage, debate the blue/black/gold/white dress and handle other tech news of the week.
The robotic uprising has begun! Robot vacuums and car washes are attacking back. Other topics include Where’s Waldo search strategy, a personal robot and Star Trek on Kickstarter, and Sony’s aesthetically questionable smart glasses.
Space and security are the topics this week; from star wars cruises to space submarines and huge password dumps to counter reverse-engineering software.
A goodbye and honoring of RadioShack, DRM/EME/W3C and trusting black boxes on all your computers (from your car to your phone),
how Machine Learning works, a bit about Natural Language Processing to get a job, Amazon opens a book store, and more GeekNews.
And Command/Ctrl + K brings up the link dialog!
Topics inlude: AOL is still a thing? Bill Gates as cool guy singularity skeptic. Saluting our Apple high-profit overlords. Are scientists more right than the rest of us? And sad times for Dreamwork’s computer graphics artists.
SkyMall closes, Windows10 for free, Twitter & Instagram wars, Doctorow’s Three Laws about digital rights, and moar. Bonnie Miles and Lyle.
The heat is on with Apple functionality, rocket landings, encryption, politics, and the global climate.