2017-01-11
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Yahoo Shoots the Batteries in Uber's VW

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.

2017-01-07
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Thanks Alexa, Go Sue my Car.

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.

2016-12-28
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Intelligent Cloud Services from the Basement

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?

2016-12-21
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Engineering FlatBuffers Programing sans JSON

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 joins us with some of his thoughts.

2016-12-14
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Uber Hating Router Didn't go Nova on Twitter

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.

2016-12-07
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USB will Download Your Credit Card

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 not happy!

2016-11-30
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Fake Color Minvan Blows Wind in Denmark

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.

2016-11-23
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Automation, Medium, and Encryption

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 Camp, about writing on Medium and How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour.

2016-11-16
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Hackers Claim Fake News is Ageist

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.

2016-11-09
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Starcraft Bots Profit from Archived Racism

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.

2016-11-02
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Phishing for Bugs

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 BugSee.

2016-10-26
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AI Strikes over Internet of Things’ Accessibility

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.

2016-10-19
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Obama's Bot Fact Checks Cooled Diversity

Banned cell phones, secure communication, and the dangers of a social monoculture on this week’s episode with Lyle and Miles.

2016-10-12
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Samsung’s Map of Police Complaints Doomed

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 pocket-exploding overlords.

2016-10-05
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Jack Reviews Mirai's Password

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 the leg.

2016-09-28
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Democratic Censorship Unplugs Zip-gun

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 and malware detection and much more Geek News of the week.

2016-09-21
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We-Vibe's Update increases Battery Range to reach New York

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.

2016-09-14
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Facebook's USB Causes Legal DOOM

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 shampoo is worse then burning batteries, Lyle almost blinds himself recharging a battery, and more.

2016-09-07
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Home Networking - Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X

Alex Sleeis, our Southern California Correspondent, teaches us how amazing the $50 Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X is and what you can do with it to keep your home network safe and happy in the age of IoT (Internet of Things).

2016-08-31
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Siri Calls a Cab for Nextdoor’s Airline School

The WWW 25 years, pull requests to fix spelling, WhatsApp → Facebook your number, Self Driving Taxi in Singapore, Seymour Parpert made Logo, Nextdoor less racist, WhatsApp → Facebook your phone number, and more GeekNews of the week.

2016-08-24
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Space Gates Gawks at Giant Aircraft

Gawker Media ending, global warming is warmer, space station airlocks and docks, telcos are leading IPv6 adoption, NASA opening research, and much more GeekNews of the week.

2016-08-17
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Hidden Figures RAID Code 42 for HIV vulnerability

This week the geeks discuss another successful SpaceX landing, Hidden Figures: the story of a group of brilliant mathematicians who made NASA’s Apollo mission possible, Seagate’s new super large storage, different storage redundancy options, programming school, and HIV.

2016-08-10
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Russian Trolls Hunt Pokemon on Tall Busses

Bad lock security, phone battery sales double since PokémonGo, giant tall bus hits Chinese streets, FarmBot!, Trolling the internet for Politics, geeks and guns, slow mo actions, and much more GeekNews.

2016-08-03
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Machines Elect to Shut Down Dolly's Sisters

Dawn Motyka joins the Geeks to bring an extra level of awesomeness to this episode of GeekSpeak.

2016-08-01
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KUSP Off Air

On July 31st 2016 the KUSP board sent out a press release stating “Local independent public radio station KUSP 88.9fm | kusp.org will sign off at midnight tonight, ending nearly 45 years of distinguished on-air public service in the greater Monterey Bay Area and more than 20 years online.”.

This prompted me to record the experience of hearing KUSP go off air.

This is a non-standard short episode of GeekSpeak.

2016-07-27
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How Many Burritos to Automate a VCR?

Good bye to the VCR, burrito currency, more car automation, For the Love of Spock doc, drone delivery slurpee, Echo dev, comic reader, and more geek news of the week.

2016-07-20
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Pokemon Drives Terror App to Airbnb

France’s terror alert app fails, autonomous cars or not, no more McPorn, Addicted to Pokemon Go, hidden voice commands, Airbnb laws, lack of diversity hiring.
In the post show: Ranscam, Las Vegas, iOS Development and bugs in AVPlayer sound completions.

2016-07-13
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To The Moon, Pokemon!!!

Apollo source code on GitHub, Facebook to handle graphic vids with nuance, faster SD cards, owning your finger prints, Pokemon Go, and more news of the week.

Post show Miles and Lyle talk black lives matter vs blue, gun control, GMOs, and on and on.

2016-07-06
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Code Talkers Orbit Jupiter in VR

Learning to code on iOS, FBI “don’t indict”, Lyle gets Echo, Facebook Changes their focus, Google Source Code management, Geek news of the week, and lots of post-show code geekery.

2016-06-29
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Free Code Camp with Quincy Larson

Quincy Larson (@ossia) runs Free Code Camp an open source community organization that helps people learn to code, and helps non-profits with software needs.