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How Technology Affects Society from the Geeks Perspective A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity. A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

How Technology Affects Society from the Geeks Perspective A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity. A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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How Technology Affects Society from the Geeks Perspective A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity. A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

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203 8th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-419-9659


Episodes

Noble Ape with Tom Barbalet

11/7/2018
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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. Noble Ape

Duration:01:11:15

A Wifi Mesh of Meditating on Podcasting

10/23/2018
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iPhone Max, Meditation, Amplify Mesh, Adobe Apps, Procreate, and Podcasting “I chat about a few things I am into lately.” – Lyle Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris | Stream Episodes NowAmpliFi Wi-FiHome Networking - Ubiquiti EdgeRouter XiPad Software for Drawing - Procreate

Duration:00:25:43

Robot Apologizes for cutting Antenna with Chainsaw ARM

9/25/2018
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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. Two Japanese robots are now happily hopping on an asteroidARM pointer authenticationA new antenna using single atoms could usher in the age of atomic radioI did a thing to convince myself the XS MAX 512 GB wasn't so expensiveA $1, Linux-Capable, Hand-Solderable ProcessorLKML: Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.19-rc4...

Duration:01:32:47

Martian Telescope Senses Wrecked Teslas

9/3/2018
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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. Six Things About Opportunity's Recovery EffortsScientists found the moon has ice in the shadows of its poles (10) The Infinadeck Omnidirectional Treadmill - Smarter Every Day 192 (VR Series) - YouTube9 telescopes that will change how we see spaceThe latest in a new generation of giant...

Duration:01:33:36

Hate Speech and Mistrust of Pseudo AI are a matter of Timing

7/16/2018
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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. Time Split to the Nanosecond Is Precisely What Wall Street WantsFacebook Flags Declaration of Independence as Hate SpeechWhitelisting - WikipediaBlack sheep - WikipediaQuotations on the Jefferson MemorialBox CEO Aaron Levie says mistrust of Google and Facebook could spreadThe rise...

Duration:01:06:17

Mapping Database Abuse with Better Apps

7/3/2018
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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. The California Attorney General’s Office Says It’s Finally Taking Database Abuse Seriously—But Time Will Tell | Electronic Frontier...

Duration:00:59:29

Public Domain Brains Program Siri

6/29/2018
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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. No Public Domain Until 2067?On June 20, an EU committee will vote on an apocalyptically stupid, internet-destroying copyright proposal that'll censor everything from Tinder...

Duration:01:40:09

Zach on Law

6/3/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:27:26

Illuminating the Pentagon's Bumper Sticker for Bitcoins

5/30/2018
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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. Astroboffins spy the most greedy black hole yet gobbling a Sun a dayThe FIRST app of its kind! Apollo: Immersive illumination“Natural Light”, “Stage Light”, “Contour Light”, and “Studio Light” The Pentagon Has a Big Plan to Solve Identity Verification in Two...

Duration:01:23:05

Self Destructing Solar Powered Chrome Extensions

5/22/2018
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Forty years of spam emailGoogle sells the future, powered by your personal dataGmail's 'Self Destruct' Feature Will Probably Be Used to Illegally Destroy Government RecordsOne Of LLVM's Top Contributors Quits Development Over CoC, Outreach ProgramStack Overflow Isn't Very Welcoming. It's Time for That to Change.Body-cam giant snaps up its biggest rival to create near-monopolyCalifornia to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homesInstallation costs so much that it’s better to use...

Duration:01:39:32

Augment your Pictures at Ikea

4/25/2018
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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. Google's Augmented Reality Microscope Quickly Highlights Cancer CellsSmugMug acquires Flickr | VentureBeatKUSP Studios - Photos by Lyle TroxellLyle's SmugMug...

Duration:00:18:21

Self-driving Robot Fooled by Facebook

4/19/2018
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The Geeks are back with stories from Self-driving cars to Facebook, Facebook, and Facebook. California proposes new rules for self-driving cars to pick up passengersThere’s growing evidence Tesla’s Autopilot handles lane dividers poorlySelf-Driving Car Ticketed In San Francisco; Company Disputes ViolationIs tricking a robot the same thing as hacking it?Elon Musk Delete Facebook - "It is time. #deletefacebook"Cambridge Analytica may have had Facebook data from 87 million peopleAd Scammers...

Duration:01:10:33

Avoid Performance Management, Share Things, and Feedback

4/11/2018
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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 Previously with...

Duration:01:21:25

Crypto Currencies and the Block Chain

3/1/2018
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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. Additional Reading: On-Chain vs Off-Chain - EWF - Energy Web...

Duration:01:43:57

John Barlow Secures Verizon's Bitcoins

2/16/2018
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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. John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018Crushed wood is stronger than steelVerizon will start locking phones to its network to prevent armed robberiesIn Iceland, bitcoin mining will soon use more energy than its residentsThe harmful...

Duration:01:26:26

Japanese Teapot Maps Super Mario

2/9/2018
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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. Exclusive: Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses actually look good - The VergeJapan successfully launches world's smallest satellite-carrying rocketElon Musk says the Falcon Heavy has a 50-50 chance of successRFC...

Duration:01:08:05

Amazon Goes with Busses after Australian Meltdown

1/26/2018
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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. Leaked Snap Memo: Employees Could Go to Jail If They Leak Memos | FortuneWorking at Netflix - Geek Speak EpisodeAmid Shortage, Nvidia Suggests Limit on Graphics Card OrdersAmazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, will finally open on Monday —...

Duration:01:00:36

Micro.blog on Social Media with Manton Reece

1/23/2018
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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. Micro.blogMicro.blog Help - Why I created Micro.blogFacebook Can’t Be Fixed. – NewCo ShiftLet's Encrypt - Free SSL/TLS CertificatesWebmention - IndieWebMicropub - IndieWebSteem.io

Duration:01:19:01

The one with Nate Walkingshaw of Pluralsight

1/12/2018
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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 Nate Walkingshaw (@nwalkingshaw) | TwitterNate Walkingshaw – MediumProduct Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful TeamsAbout -> Pluralsight

Duration:00:54:40

GitHub's Prince Hates Hijacking Slow iPhones

1/5/2018
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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. Google's voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans GitHub Helps with Security WarningsThe Nigerian...

Duration:01:43:16