Some flight in the news, laws managed by git source control – and how awesome collaboration can be using git. A large discussion: does Facebook’s benefit outweigh its drawbacks and how can we make social networks better for society or do they just represent who we are. The geeks chat about Geek Speak being Therapy for Mansplaining.
In 1996 Tom is in Australia dumpster diving to find a computer… he needs this already out-of-date hardware to prove that “you can simulate ecosystems.” For the last 22 years Tom has been maintaining and improving Noble Ape a software “ecosystem” which allows one to simulate life, language, weather, and internal thought.
iPhone Max, Meditation, Amplify Mesh, Adobe Apps, Procreate, and Podcasting
“I chat about a few things I am into lately.” – Lyle
Japanese robots are hopping around on an asteroid, Linus Torvalds apologizes for being a jerk, and ARM chips have a new trick up their sleeves. All this and more on the latest GeekSpeak.
A bunch of great news stories from Miles, and a wonderful tail of VR exploration at Siggraph 2018 from Ben.
Plus goat sounds, stories of the geeks hurting each other, and thoughts on existential VR.
New time, see RBG, Facebook vs Jefferson, AI and Humans, Humans as AI, Humans as resources, Mistrust of tech, AI better then humans medical addition, space mission, CFCs found, and much more with Miles and Lyle.
Week in News: Police officers fired in California after abusing privacy through large databases. Microsoft gives to OpenStreetMap, Lyle plays with HoloLen, Supercomputers and Linux, and #FamilesBelongTogether bot attack.
And a long form discussion on software/apps/programs performance and change over history with a bit about Podcasting software.
Digital assistants talking gooder, EU legislating worser, long copyright worstest, cryptocurrencies downing, and spaceships fartherest. These stories and more as the Geeks critique each others’ communication skills and discuss the ability to excel in various areas including programming through nature versus nurture.
Attorney and candidate for Santa Cruz Judge, Zach Schwarzbach geeks out with Lyle about law.
We chat about Public Defender, Bad Choices vs Luck, Prosecution for Manslaughter, Cell Phones – Rights, Cell Bright, No Naked Pics on your Phone, Rational Prosecution, Harassment and Threats, When to Prosecute?, Compassion, Bad guys going free, Social Media Parole, Washington Nationals, Who Decides Defense?, Cell Company Data, Stings and Data, Paranoia and Privacy, Knowing a Crime, Be Polite, Secrecy, Privacy, Liberty, Silence > Lying, Judges – Election, Technical Expert Witness, Tesla Class Action, Swatting Indictment, Digitally Enhanced Anger, Doing Right, Prop 47 & Prop 57, Running for Judge, Metallica Megan, and a close out on Lyle Breaking the Law.
Are the Warriors worth talking about? What is an Astroboffin? A new solution to identity from the Pentagon. AI recognizing cars. Ben tries Siempo. And much much more – including Bitcoin power usage with Cake and Lightbulbs.
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.
We also have a great discussion about Git and how it works.
The Geeks are back with stories from Self-driving cars to Facebook, Facebook, and Facebook.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.