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.

2016-06-22
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Nuclear powered file allocation tables help in brain training Barbies

This week the Geeks discuss China’s new supercomputer,
new Apple photos app and file system, Uber self driving cars, and much more geek news of the week.

2016-06-15
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Carbonated Elements Thank Asimov for Automating Jobs

Ben ponders hot carbonated drinks, Bios update security fail, new Element names, trademark on “thankyou”, Microsoft+LinkedIn, some Apple news and other GeekNews of the week.

2016-06-08
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Kenny Hill, Guitar Geek

Al and Lyle visited Kenny Hill at his Ben Lomond, CA Guitar shop and then chatted about his guitar making history. This is a true Guitar Geek.

Kenny is a well known Classic Guitar maker.

2016-06-01
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$20,000 iPod Screams in ALL CAPS

Vintage iPods are selling for amazing amounts, All Caps can make you overlook important information, and Human Glue comes to Japan. These and more stories on this week’s Geekspeak.

2016-05-25
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Shining Sunlight on the FBI’s Backspace Button

Solar cell efficiency milestone, solar fire outside of Vegas, near Paradise, praise for CGP Grey, lovely video of Mercury transiting the sun and more Week in Geek news.

2016-05-18
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Kids Caught on Mic Reading Kepler’s Poem

Kid hacks parent iPhone, Oliver on Science, OkCupid data for all, Government Surveillance using Google vehicle, Emoji Race, Keplar update and much more geek news of the week.

2016-05-11
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Qubits Cause Podcast Cancer

Miles is getting sheep, Lyle cuts grass with a scythe, Aussies share a great brain cancer study, podcasts are popular, game reviewer gaming the YouTube Content ID, and more geek news of the week.

2016-05-07
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The Fellowship of the Geeks

Geeks from near and far gather at the station for this last on-air broadcast, and reminisce on shows past, while discussing tech news and the future of media.

If you live in the Central Coast of California, join us live on May 21st… visit live.GeekSpeak.org

2016-04-30
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Firefighting Battery Podcasts with Lab Mice

Using drones to fight fire, another promising battery technology, and an in depth look at podcasting. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.

2016-04-23
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Synchronised SNES Bikes to Troll’s Nest

Reprogramming SNES games on the fly, Modelling bike sketches, and Feeding the Trolls. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.

2016-04-16
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Spacebound Emojis Learn with Libs

The Geeks discuss the need to constantly learn in their jobs; Emojis can be misinterpreted; and there have been two successful spacecraft landings recently. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.

2016-04-16
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April 16, 2016

2016-04-09
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Want to Convert your Flower Pots into Drones? Ask Siri!

With technology you can buy a flowerpot that’ll keep your plants alive, steal drones from the police, and even turn air into water. The Geeks discuss these and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.

2016-04-02
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Tay Tweets on FBI’s Phone Via Roller Coaster

Long, long virtual coaster, bad names for computers, AT&T wants CA $$, AI get’s racist, and more geek news of the week.

2016-03-26
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Node goes Nova over Marketing of GMO Pizzas

We see a supernova, robot-pizza delivery, Nvidia has a massive graphics card and Facebook’s trailer for Straight Out of Compton was different for different ethnic groups.

2016-03-19
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Pi's Chrome Extension uses a Unique PIN on Open Hardware

1234 may not be the best PIN, quitting iOS apps does nothing, should Ben keep working on his Chrome extension for OkCupid, a 314gb drive for the RasberryPi, detecting people even while using Tor.
And in the post-show Ben and Lyle geek out on Star Trek and how working for NF and FB feels a bit like being in a Gene Roddenberry universe.

2016-03-19
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PIN Pi's Chrome Extension on Unique Open Hardware

1234 may not be the best PIN, quitting iOS apps does nothing, should Ben keep working on his Chrome extension for OkCupid, a 314gb drive for the RasberryPi, detecting people even while using Tor.
And in the post-show Ben and Lyle geek out on Star Trek and how working for NF and FB feels a bit like being in a Gene Roddenberry universe.

2016-03-12
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Batteries Pledge to Ransom Mosquitos from FBI

Let’s release GMO mosquitoes in Florida, give money to KUSP, beat a Go champion, encrypt every web server for free, and take care of your cell-phone battery.
KUSP’s new Interim General Manager Bonnie Jean Primbsch hosts, with Lyle Troxell, on a live pledge week episode. Discussion also include ransomware entering the Mac universe.

2016-03-05
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Squirrel’s Comic Font Illustrates Google Car Crash

Augmented Reality comic books, Squirrels cause power outages, and a look at highway sign fonts. Also; how a former NASA administrator says they have lost their way, and a Google car hits a bus.

2016-02-27
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Thea Cook Archives the FBI’s Encrypted Data Forever

The future of data storage, and Apple vs. the FBI, plus gender equity on GitHub repos.

2016-02-20
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Bricked iPhone Blamed on Gravity Leak

Starting with software fails and then talking about the confirmation of Gravitational Waves existence and detection.

2016-02-13
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Gaming the Laws on Cockroach Repair

Repair your gear rights, cheap USB C’s can kill your gear, Apple is bricking repaired iPhones, getting tired will increase your Facebook usage, and much more news of the week.

2016-02-06
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Government Scanning ABTests

Shodan has been scanning ports on IPV6 networks, Going Dark doesn’t mean you can’t be tracked, and an in depth discussion on how software engineers use you to improve their products using AB Tests.

2016-01-30
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Netflix Takes Broadband to the Broken Screen

Netflix will do more to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions, Miles fixes his laptop screen, Donald Rumsfeld makes an iOS solitaire game based off of Winston Churchill’s design, and more week in geek news.

2016-01-23
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Throttling Bitcoins at the Back Door

A follow up on T-Mobile’s Bingeon service, Discussion of Encryption and backdoors, Plus the latest news about Bitcoin.

2016-01-16
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Enigma Translates SSL Certs using The Force

The Computer History Museum has a full-scale Babbage Engine, SSL/TLS Sha-1 suite is discontinued and we Geek Out on SSL/TLS Certificates and The Force.

2016-01-09
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Reusable WiFi Checks Out IPv6

An update on SpaceX’s Falcon 9, IPv6’s 20th birthday, and a whole lotta Wifi brings the Geeks into the new year.

2016-01-02
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Perl’s First Stage of Net Neutrality is Swift

A successful SpaceX flight, Swift and Perl, mobile carriers and net neutrality issues. Disney using DMCA against individual’s photo of a Star Wars figurine.

And we round up the show with talk of Star Wars VII (at the end with warning).