2018-04-25
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Augment your Pictures at Ikea

The Geeks often spend time discussing the pitfalls of technology; today they look at some of the upsides.
From microscopes that help find cancer to simpler directions from your mapping app, and even IKEA furniture building robots; Geekpeak is your source for trends in tech.

2018-04-15
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Self-driving Robot Fooled by Facebook

The Geeks are back with stories from Self-driving cars to Facebook, Facebook, and Facebook.

2018-04-10
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Avoid Performance Management, Share Things, and Feedback

Interview 2.0 with Michael Lopp (@rands), VP of Engineering at Slack. We chat about the dangers of Performance Management, Speaking Last, the Builder’s High, Front Page of Reddit, Biking Inspiration, Sharing Your Things, Phone Home Screen, some useful apps: 1Password, DarkSky & Wonderground, Strava, Bear App, MarkDown.
Then we get into some Email vs Slack, Slack Tricks and thoughts on Slack for Social and as a knowledge base.
Finally – Spoilers: Last Jedi & Blade Runner

2018-02-23
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Crypto Currencies and the Block Chain

Fellow software engineer Kyle Bahr joins me for a good metaphoric description of Block Chain Tech. Why does Bitcoin burn so much power and are all crypto currencies like that? Also a look at what other neat things are being done using bitcoin technology. And how smart contracts work. Learn a bit about initial coin offerings (ICO) and get a good general understanding of crypto currencies without any math nor too many complex terms.

2018-02-16
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John Barlow Secures Verizon's Bitcoins

This week’s episode is dedicated to John Perry Barlow; Writer, Lyricist, and Internet Freedom pioneer.
On the show we look into Google Chrome’s move to label unsecured sites, Verizon’s trouble with phone thefts, and speak in depth on cryptocurrencies.

2018-02-09
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Japanese Teapot Maps Super Mario

Days after the launch of the world’s smallest orbital rocket SpaceX is set to launch a Tesla Roadster into space. Meanwhile, Strava has accidentally mapped out secret bases around the world, and the Slomo Guys demonstrated the differences in TV technology at 380,000 frames per second.

2018-01-26
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Amazon Goes with Busses after Australian Meltdown

Snap Inc. may need to change it’s culture, Nvidia suggests limiting purchases of their high demand cards, Amazon Go, tech shuttles under attack, copyright static, some thoughts on Spectre and Meltdown, and a bit more geek news from Lyle and Miles.

2018-01-19
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Micro.blog on Social Media with Manton Reece

We have been talking about the problems with Twitter, Facebook, and social media throughout the last year. Our guest has too, and he’s trying to do something about it. Manton Reece, talks about Micro.blog, the technology it is built on, and how he is being thoughtful about building something new.

2018-01-12
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The one with Nate Walkingshaw of Pluralsight

I interview Nate Walkingshaw the Chief Experience Officer of Pluralsight an online developer skills site. We chat about his buisness and product advice and dance around the themes of his new book Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams

2018-01-05
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GitHub's Prince Hates Hijacking Slow iPhones

Can you hear the difference between a human voice and a computer’s? Maybe not.
It turns out that the infamous Nigerian Prince actually lives in Louisiana, and that Facebook’s Hate speech policies don’t work. How should we interact with our tech? And what is the truth about Apple’s iPhone battery?
Join the geeks for these stories, and many more, on this week’s Geek Speak.

2017-12-15
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Re-Run... Ready Player One with Ernest Cline

The trailer for the movie of Ready Player one was just released and it got us quite excited. The book is amazing.. here is my interview with Ernest Cline about 1980s nostalgia first broadcast with the release of the his book Ready Player One in August of 2011.

2017-12-08
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Re-Run... Kevin Mitnick, The Art of Deception

Originally aired on KUSP on October 21st 2002, this episode of GeekSpeak features special guest, by phone, Kevin Mitnick talking about social engineering and his book The Art of Deception.

2017-12-01
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Facebook isn't Neutral about Pokemon Nazis

Does Facebook help or hinder?
Is Net Neutrality dead?
Just how dangerous is Pokemon?
We discuss these questions and more on this episode of Geek Speak.

2017-11-17
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Scambot Hijacks Scott Kelly's Exoskeleton

Want to find out how waste the scammers time, or how likely you are to be hacked? How about what spending a year in space is like? Join us on this week’s Geek Speak and we’ll discuss these stories and a whole lot more.

2017-11-10
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Mr. Starcraft goes to Washington

If someone offers you a deal on an iPhone X are you sure it wasn’t stolen? Starcraft II may be free, but are humans still better players? Tech giants get grilled by the senate. These stories and more on this week’s Geek Speak

2017-11-03
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Big Tablets Change Russian Dungeons

An email from a listener sparks a conversation on how the show, and tech, has changed over the years. Also; Kids have their own tablets, and Dungeons & Dragons is experiencing a renaissance.
There’s lots to hear on this Week’s Geek Speak!

2017-10-27
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Go Modem Divides FBI into Two Factors

Self-taught AI’s are better at GO, Building your own modem, and The FBI can’t break encryption on today’s phones. All this and more on this week’s Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell and Miles Elam.

2017-10-13
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Monday AIMs to Sleep in Space

Don’t like Mondays? Twitter data shows it really is the worst day of the week. AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down in December, and a year in space is really bad for you.
And at the very end, Lyle and Ben try and sing using Ben’s wonderful relyric.me – tis a fun one.

2017-10-06
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Reactive Programing at Netflix with Jafar Husain

A discussion with T39 member Jafar Husain, one of Lyle’s software engineering colleagues at Netflix about Jafar’s growth as a developer and journey from Object oriented development to functional development and the Reactive Programing pattern used in Rx.

This is a highly technical episode of GeekSpeak.

2017-09-29
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Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS purchase Racist Ads on Facebook

Off doesn’t mean off under IOS 11, but that’s OK your iPhone is too complex for you to fix anyway; You’ll soon know where you are with super accuracy thanks to new GPS chips; and Russian election tampering on Facebook was a feature, not a bug.
All this plus Flying Taxis on this week’s GeekSpeak.

2017-09-21
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All Your Database Are Belong To Us

An extra long post show from early this month cut into a technical episode. We chat about Sonos online, iPad1 still running Netflix, Security Cameras, AT&T neighborhood discrimination, Miles Working and work spouses, software testing including at Netflix, Miles’s open source software projects: format base, m-text, and filesystem virtual tables for PostgreSQL. We also chat about home storage with NAS or not, and some GeekSpeak navel gazing around Date vs Episode numbering.

2017-09-15
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Tesla Jacks Equifax's Ultrasonic Pot

The Geeks discuss the need for a corporate death penalty in light of the Equifax data breach exposing private info of every adult in the US. Don’t worry, they talk about some fun tech too and even drug running. Well, maybe not running since apparently the regulations mandate you drive your pot within the state of California.

2017-09-08
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Microwaves and Micro RNA Patch Pacemakers

Doctor Dawn Motyka joins Lyle and Miles in a discussion about genetics, living longer, and of course the tech angle on biohacking.

2017-09-01
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Babylonian NSA Finds Tiny Antennas at Whole Foods

Followup, Germain team wins Hyperloop race, NSA identified Satoshi Nakamoto, a new mini-antenna tech, Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices, trigonometry found on ancient Babylonian tablet, Autonomous Forklift, Surface Mount Soldiering, and no USB-C cables at K-Mart.

2017-08-25
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Maine Votes to Watermark Bullying

Laptops can help kids learn, voting machine security, algorithm to remove watermarks, Bing still going and strong, iOS 11 updates, anti-bullying AI not so good, and more with Miles and Lyle.

2017-08-18
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Volunteering Yellow Stone Service Worker Rentals

Have a beer with Lyle for a one-man episode of GeekSpeak. Chatting about his recent visit to Yellow Stone and Car rental-fu, Service Workers, CSS Grid Layout, Zuckerberg on Charlottesville, and much more.

2017-08-11
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Rands on Diversity, Leadership, and No Email

An interview with Michael Lopp (@rands), VP of Engineering at Slack, about the importance of diversity, one-on-one meetings, management vs leadership, no email at Slack, speaking in public, fidget spinners, offer letters, writing, and much more.

2017-08-04
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Working at Netflix

Brendan Gregg and Lyle Troxell talk about what it is like to work at Netflix. How the culture of freedom and responsibility benefits us as employees and how it doesn’t feel like a culture of fear.

2017-07-28
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Nordic Passwords are made from Chips, Salt, Fat, Paint, and Zombies

Employees can chip themselves, MS Paint is no more, 1Password focus on funding, Nordic Problems, T-Rex sprint speed, chickens as steady cam, and more Geek News.

2017-07-14
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Typos Force Arbitration of Big O Notation

AT&T thinks arbitration is awesome. Lyle can’t keep up with the latest Comcast bandwidth. Neilson’s ratings get gamed. The sharing economy doesn’t give back umbrellas. OpenBSD shows the way forward and the geeks put the oh! in to “Big O”.