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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctor Dawn Motyka joins Lyle and Miles in a discussion about genetics, living longer, and of course the tech angle on biohacking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Verizon kills Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, LeVar Burton’s new Podcast – like Reading Rainbow for Adults, AI to create design in code, AI drawing, Not even wrong, being Burnt Out, AR stuff, Words are cool, and a fun post show.
Gmail stops scanning email, neural networks provide ancient wisdom, 4×4′s don’t measure up, branching narratives, unstable rolling luggage, and the geeks throw away their shot.
Recorded in front of a live audience and benefitting Part Hall and KBCZ 90.1 FM, Boulder Creek, CA, we covered broken internet, vegetarianism permanently reshaping the human genome, Amazon buying Whole Foods, new browser tech, Meditation changing your DNA, court protecting your online social rights, and much more geek news of the week including questions form our live audience.
UserLand Frontier is a nearly 30 year old Mac database and scripting app. It only runs on Macs made before 2011. What does Frontier have to do with the Open Web and the democracy? Is there another vision of the web than Facebook and Twitter – how do we get there? What is the human side of software?
Long Time blogger and Mac developer, Brent Simmons, joins us to think about these questions and maybe even answer a few.
John Fox and Casey Liss chat about what we as white male developers can do to make the programing community more inclusive and diverse—something Michelle Obama asked of all of us on stage at #WWDC2017.
This episode was release, and then re-edited to remove an interview. The first version was about 1hour the second episode is about half of that.
OneLogin breach, why few people major in computer science, collapsing star to black hole, LIGO finds another pair of black holes becoming one, Travel Mode for 1Password, Parker Solar Probe an introduction, Apple’s Swift playgrounds, wikipedia to https, exiting VIM, IBM Watson diagnosing cancer, Intel Core i9, parents and FB, and HDR from 80 years of TVs.
Electricity abounds without proportional CO2 output, where to draw the line with online comments, and code in uncomfortable places. All this and more with Lyle and Miles in this week in geek news.
We chat about Unicode probably too much, but we also chat about a new Android foundation, WCry, Google Email tricks, Graphing Calculator on the outs, Apple’s watch saving your life and a bit more here and there.
Radioactive Jovian followup, Dallas Sirens followup, billboards for corrupt lawmakers, antivirus software fails, GeekSpeak LIVE, Automation and Jobs, HandBreak compromise, Facebook Interns make bank, Facebook culture, and some Regex love in the post-show.
SpaceX awesome, Greyhound.com bad dog, WWW for all, Pentagon using Win95, Tesla like Uber, Facebook creepy ads, Cassini images, robots that build, and a post show of Postgres time formats, and more.
Web tutorials bake in vulnerabilities, coins suck, China space, Iris scan to pay Galaxy, Uber – lots of Uber, they are worse then coins, use a different search engine, Brave browser, BrickerBot, and Facebook cleaning thoughts.
The various facets of artificial intelligence, history of telecommunication, how political views are affected by internet access, and how to spot BS effectively. Lyle, Brian, and Miles discuss all this and more in the week’s news.
iOS Software on Windows 10, Ubuntu lack of Unity, Vis of Linux Kernel Dev, Someone hacked Dallas Sirens, Tech and the Fake Market tactic, beginner’s eGPU guide, Farmers vs Tractor secrets, and a bit about well water woes and coding.
Gender and Race in Tech in Silicon Valley, plus FCC cuts, SpaceX, Enceladus, Eye tracking Piano, AMP is bad, Uber woes, iOS 10.3.1 again, Trump Script, and more news of the week.
Hiring bias, Collage moves to Google, Apple iOS update comes with new File System, Left Socks, Dig Once Bill, Privacy under attack… use a VPN, US Border area, and a bit more about Dedi needing a job.
Crazy claims vs net neutrality, game of life programing, NASA gets funding for Mars, Potatoes can grow on Mars, Google’s algos lie about onions, Firefox 52 is awesome, Daylight Savings time is Dumb, CIA leak shows encryption works, the new Raspberry Pi, and much more bits.
Uber’s faults, pigeons who read, and the breaking of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, Abagnale on security breaches, AI wins Super Smash Bros, Game Industry against Right to Repair. And a post show about the tragedy in Kansas.
Smell something? There’s an app for that too. Lyle, Al, and Miles discuss “AudioShopping,” the front lines of global cybersecurity, the effects of ubiquitous automation on our society, and more in this episode.
Miles and Lyle chat about Twitter, Code vs Life, Calculus is Useful for cooking (Anna story), Trigonometry, Miles on Language, Math Lit, Awesome Teachers, Science Experiments and Assumptions, Statistics and AB Tests at Netflix.
Mac malware is really here, 5 calls you can make to engage in politics, Heat Pumps are Better, tech companies attack travel ban, Tech Forward, Easter Island history lesson, Socially Sensitive AI, and more geek news.
Human-Pig Hybrid, co-ops to offer broadband in TN, Comcast injecting, ECMAScript 2017, Microblogging instead of Social Media Silos, Ben protesting at SFO, Uber down, Lyft up, and more Week in Geek news.
Plus in post show: Stoves, Furnaces, Wood Cord, Duck and Duct tape, and Foil tape.
A discussion of Functional Medicine, digestion, circulatory system, aligns, detoxification (the real form), all with Dr Dawn Motyka, a brilliant physician.
Email for show pages, Google Assistant can find us, rendering or real life, fake memories, Linux on Windows, and a close of show talking about the uncanny valley in Star Wars: Rogue One.
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.
We learn a bit about Brian, Drobo 5n is awesome, mystery Go player is an AI, LG Ransomeware, PDFs, a suit against Apple for a patent they didn’t implement, ransomware now illegal, self driving cars, and organ shortages. And more news.