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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

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 Goat 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. Google's Augmented Reality Microscope Quickly Highlights Cancer CellsSmugMug acquires Flickr | VentureBeatKUSP Studios - Photos by Lyle TroxellLyle's SmugMug Referral LinkGitHub launches bot-powered learning lab for...

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...

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

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”.

Duration:00:54:40

All Your Database Are Belong To Us

9/21/2017
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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. Sonos says users...

Duration:01:14:10

Microwaves and Micro RNA Patch Pacemakers

9/8/2017
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Doctor Dawn Motyka joins Lyle and Miles in a discussion about genetics, living longer, and of course the tech angle on biohacking. Microwave oven - WikipediaBrain Cells found to control aging465k patients told to visit doctor to patch critical pacemaker vulnerabilityPhotos of Cameras and Lenses That Got Destroyed by the Solar EclipseShort sequence microRNA in blood provides a "fingerprint" for active PTSDHow NASA kept the ISS flying while Harvey hit Mission ControlReprogramming human...

Duration:01:16:34

Sharing Developer Privilege at the Apple WWDC

6/9/2017
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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. Guest John C. FoxVideo of Michelle Obama... "Yes, we are ready."Guest Casey Liss Photo by Casey

Duration:00:35:31

OneLogin Collapses Playground Exit

6/2/2017
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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. OneLogin: Breach Exposed Ability to Decrypt DataWhy do so few people major in computer science?Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black...

Duration:01:29:42

Alternative Energy & Alternative Security

5/25/2017
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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. Panic Blog » The Case of the Stolen Source CodeCalifornia breaks energy record with 80% of state's power generated using renewable methodsFrance's EDF denies report of 'secret plan' to delay scaling back nuclear power | ReutersFacebook content moderation guidelines leakedDevastated, look at my...

Duration:01:01:05

Treble the Ransom for Unicode's Watch

5/19/2017
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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. Here comes Treble: A modular base for AndroidWCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versionsTest-approved app could kill off the graphing calculatorApple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study saysGender differences and...

Duration:01:06:47

Billboard Radiation pulls HandBrake on Antivirus Jobs

5/11/2017
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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. On Correcting Greyhound’s Bug Harassment GeekSpeak episode Miles mentioned how radioactive Saturn is… but Glenn helped correct us. Hi Geeks, Glenn is now putting on his pedant hat. Saturn is not “radioactive”, rather there is high...

Duration:01:26:21

Correcting Greyhound's Bug Harassment

5/4/2017
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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. Correction: Does Apple take a 30% cut from UberSpaceX just provided views of a rocket landing all the way from 150km downMeet Greyhound.com, the site that doesn’t allow password changesPassword policies: the best of the worstWorld Wide Web is made free to everyoneWindows 95 and 98 still power...

Duration:01:28:57

China Tutors Uber for Pennies

4/26/2017
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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. Top-ranked programming Web tutorials introduce vulnerabilities into softwareSouth Korea begins coinless society trial - BBC NewsChina launches 1st cargo spacecraft destined for its space stationGalaxy S8's iris scanner to be used on financial transactionsUber’s...

Duration:01:05:22